January 6, 2016 - The Jewish Museum - Public programs
January 6, 2016

The Jewish Museum

Jens Hoffmann and Hans Ulrich Obrist at 92Y on November 8, 2015. Courtesy The Jewish Museum..

Public programs
Winter/spring 2016
January 14–April 4, 2016

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10128

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This Is How We Do It
Becoming Jewish: Warhol’s Liz and Marilyn
Thursday, January 14, 2pm
Joanna Montoya Robotham, Neubauer Family Foundation Assistant Curator, speaks about organizing the exhibition.
RSVP recommended

The Power of Pictures talkbacks
Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929, 68 minutes)
Thursday, January 21, 6pm
A discussion follows the film screening.
RSVP recommended

David Shneer
Thursday, January 28, 6:30pm
The historian and author discusses his book Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust, winner of the 2013 Jordan Schnitzer Prize.
Programming and marketing support for The Power of Pictures is provided, in part, by the Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Adult studio workshop:
Photo Transformations
Thursdays, January 28, February 4 & 11, 6–8:30pm
Experiment with photography techniques and processes inspired by The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film in this three-session workshop led by contemporary artist Carey Denniston.
Materials included in course fee

Author talk
Deborah Davis and Blake Gopnik
Monday, February 1, 6:30pm
Davis discusses her new book The Trip: Andy Warhol’s Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure with writer and critic Gopnik.

Bang on a Can: Unorthodox
Thursday, February 4, 7:30pm
The Mivos Quartet performs compositions by Steve Reich, including his Holocaust-related masterpiece Different Trains and a rare four-violin live performance of his Violin Phase.

Unorthodox: On Religion
Thursday, February 18, 6:30pm
Alan Levenson, Director, Schusterman Center for Judaic & Israel Studies, University of Oklahoma, speaks with Susan Katz Miller, author of Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family.

Unorthodox: On Museums
Sunday, February 28, 2–6:30pm
A symposium discusses unconventional approaches to museum programming with the following directors and curators: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (Castello di Rivoli), Peter Eleey (MoMA PS1), Massimiliano Gioni (New Museum), Thelma Golden (The Studio Museum in Harlem), Kathy Halbreich (The Museum of Modern Art), Ruba Katrib (SculptureCenter), Vasif Kortun (SALT Istanbul), Jessica Morgan (Dia Art Foundation), Adriano Pedrosa (São Paulo Museum of Art), Scott Rothkopf (Whitney Museum of American Art), and Nancy Spector (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum).
Presented in collaboration with the Program in Museum Studies, New York University.

Wish You Were Here
Albert Einstein

Thursday, March 3, 6:30pm
Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, in conversation with "Albert Einstein," portrayed by Sylvester James Gates, Jr., University System Regents Professor, John S. Toll Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland, College Park, Director of the String and Particle Theory Center, and Affiliate Professor of Mathematics.
RSVP required
This program has been funded by a donation from Lorraine and Martin Beitler who gifted Andy Warhol's Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century to the Jewish Museum in 2006. 

In Response: Unorthodox
Sunday, March 6, 6pm
Columbia University Visual Arts MFA candidates and recent alumni present new video, performance, and installation-based artworks in response to Unorthodox.
Free with RSVP

Unorthodox: On Philosophy
Tuesday, March 22, 7pm, at 92Y
Mark Edmundson, Professor in the Department of English, University of Virginia, and Michael Roth, President of Wesleyan University, speak about Sigmund Freud's legacy.

Programming for Unorthodox is made possible, in part, by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations.

NYJFF presents: Artist Focus
Thursday, March 31, 6:30pm
Artist Omer Fast presents recent video work with Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs.
RSVP recommended

The Sturgeon Queens (2014, 52 minutes)

The Saul and Gladys Gwirtzman Lecture
Monday, April 4, 6:30pm
The story of Russ & Daughters, the famed Lower East Side smoked fish emporium. Featuring special appearances by the film’s director Julie Cohen, as well as Niki Russ Federman and Josh Russ Tupper.
This program is supported by the Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Foundation.

A Closer Look gallery talks
Explore in-depth select works of art.
Free with Museum admission

The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film
Tuesdays, January 12–February 2, 1:30pm

Masterpieces & Curiosities: Alfred Stieglitz’s The Steerage
Thursdays, February 4 & 11, 6pm

Culture & Continuity: The Jewish Journey
Thursday, February 18, 6pm

Mondays, February 29–March 21, 1:30pm

Public programs are made possible by endowment support from the William Petschek Family, the Trustees of the Salo W. and Jeannette M. Baron Foundation, Barbara and Benjamin Zucker, the late William W. Hallo, the late Susanne Hallo Kalem, the late Ruth Hallo Landman, the Marshall M. Weinberg Fund, with additional support from Marshall M. Weinberg, the Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Foundation, the Saul and Harriet M. Rothkopf Family Foundation, and Ellen Liman.

Additional support is provided by Lorraine and Martin Beitler, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, Genesis Philanthropy Group, and through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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