Passover Seder from the Collection
The Jewish Museum on 5th Avenue and 92nd Street is graciously allowing patrons to visit free of charge through December 2020. However, one must make a reservation for a specific time slot. I last visited the museum on December 26, 2019, a few months before the pandemic forced all cultural institutions to close.
Wes started on the ground Floor where we viewed the works of Rachel Feinstein that we saw last December.
A sculpture by Rachel Feinstein
The second floor was devoted to an exhibit called We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz. He is a New York-based artist who looks at how artists have historically responded to the rise of authoritarianism and xenophobia as well as racism, anti-Semitism, and other forms of bigotry. The exhibition also addresses issues surrounding immigration, assimilation, and cultural identity.
The third floor was "Scenes from the Collection, a rotating collection exhibition that features nearly 600 works from antiquities to contemporary art—many of which are on view for the first time. I always enjoyed viewing the Channukah menorahs on display.