Welcome to the Jewish Museum
Located on New York City’s Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum is a museum at the intersection of art and Jewish culture for people of all backgrounds. Founded in 1904, the Museum was the first institution of its kind in the United States and one of the oldest Jewish museums in the world.
The Museum maintains a unique collection of nearly 30,000 works of art, ceremonial objects, and media reflecting the global Jewish experience over more than 4,000 years. Our distinguished exhibition history reveals a deep and rich exploration of Jewish culture and identity, and includes some of the most seminal exhibitions of the 20th and 21st centuries. Our dynamic education programs – from talks and lectures, to performances, to hands-on art making and more – serve a wide range of audiences, including families, teens, students, educators, and visitors with disabilities.
Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940 Installation view of the exhibition From the Margins: May 04, 2012 - September 23, 2012 — at The Jewish Museum. Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, 1945 – 1952, September 12, 2014 – February 1, 2015. © The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo by: David Heald.