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The Jewish Museum

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Address: 1109 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10128-0118
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Sat - Tue 11:00 - 17:45
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Jewish Museum of New York offers acclaimed art exhibitions that explore...

The Jewish Museum of New York offers acclaimed art exhibitions that explore art and culture from ancient to modern times. The Museum is located on New York's famed Museum Mile.

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Always a new exhibition going on

The museum is located in the old Warburg residence and was gifted by Frieda Warburg in 1947 to become the museum it is today. I am a regular visitor because , in addition to the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum is located in the old Warburg residence and was gifted by Frieda Warburg in 1947 to become the museum it is today. I am a regular visitor because , in addition to the permanent collections, it features special exhibitions with a jewish theme and these change regularly. Each time I have found the experience very rewarding

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Thank god we went on Saturday, when it was free. Can't understand how they could have three worthless exhibits going on at the same time, given they have a permanent collection with some decent items. The building is nice, but wow were we disappointed in the contents on display.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the Pierre Chareau Furniture and Decorative Arts Show here. It was as fine as it could be. There was also a room where you could put on special glasses and view large Photographs 3 d on the wall of what his house and gardens looked like in Paris.I have been an admirer of his work for many many years... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The permanent exhibit is closed which I wasnt told until I took three trains to get there but it does open again in the fall of 2017. I will have to go back to see more of the museum. The building is gorgeous and it is located near central park.

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Thank DenaNechama
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

The exhibits are always pin-pointed and Helena Rubinstein's is a typical example...but the details of her business as a renowned beauty enterpreneur and lifestyle came to life in their exhibit which honored her memory. The exhibits are not permanent displays so I was glad to get in before this one closed. Suggest always check beforehand.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Love going here to see the special exhibits and the standing exhibit with some beautiful ancient artifacts. A great spot for knowledge with a top notch spot in the basement to eat ethnically at Russ and daughters. The have about the best smoked fish in the city and their desserts are pretty good too. They also do take out. The... More 

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Not what I was expecting at all. But it was free on the day I was there. It is a museum that showcased a little known architect that came to the states from Paris when Hitler invaded. No real history of what happened to them as a people, more of what happened to a select group of friends. I left... More 

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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This wasn't on my place to visit. This shows Jewish life through a whole other perspective. Loved how it incorporated all aspects of social & political life with ordinary everyday life.

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Jewish Museum Pierre Chareau exhibit now until March 26 is small but well-thought through with virtual reality glasses, computer imaging of the construction of the Glass House, decorative items, drawings, Chareau's personal art and photographs. Except for the Chareau exhibit the museum was in the process of rearragement for new exhibits and only the first floor and basement were open.... More 

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

I have been going to the Jewish Museum for many years. I enjoy their shows so much that I have an out of town membership, a reduced price membership available to those who live outside the NYC area. While I am Jewish, I rarely go because of the Jewish content. I have gone to marvelous exhibits on Vuillard (not Jewish... More 

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Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighbourhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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