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The Jewish Museum

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1109 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10128-0118
Upper East Side
+1 212-423-3200
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 July 2014

The Jewish Museum of New York contains the largest collection of art and Jewish culture outside Israel. It focuses on artifacts of Jewish history and offers a broad perspective on the origins and survival of Judaism especially those which evoke its spiritual strength. Its permanent...More

4  Thank Betty P
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This was my first time visiting, and it will be my last. Three separate security guards followed me throughout the exhibits. This is a tiny museum - they have some floors closed - and you would think that it would allow the patrons more time...More

3  Thank joshior29
TJMNY, Guest Relations Manager at The Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

We are so very sorry about the experience you described below and we are shocked and dismayed that you were made to feel this way in our institution. We have a zero tolerance policy for this type of behavior and pride ourselves on being an...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I noticed a poster on the subway that highlighted this museum's current exhibit. Having an hour before the meeting I was headed to, I stopped in -- only to be told that because I had my hand luggage with me, I could not enter the...More

Thank Culturecrazy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Jewish Museum is a great museum on the Upper East Side that has a varied collection: art of Jewish theme and artifacts from Jewish culture (seder plates and Hanukkah lamps from around the world and from different eras). It's not the largest museum, but...More

Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it is one of the smaller museums in Manhattan but this time temporary exhibition of Chagall paintings was well worth the trip, too bad the restaurant is closed on Saturdays

Thank racuch
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a relatively small museum - at least in terms of exhibit space for the public - but I'm really glad we stopped in. The exhibit being presented for several months deals with the work of Chagall and his colleagues in the years around...More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Unfortunately we went on a Jewish Holliday which was good and bad. The museum was free but the cafe, which is sooooooooo good was closed. Saw the Chagall exhibition which was splendid. This is a museum that seems to miss most of the tourist and...More

Thank WanakaWitch
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Very enjoyable museum. Easy to see all in two hours. No charge when visited on Jewish Holiday. Exhibits change regularly.

Thank PortlandManny
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Have been here before. Returned to view the exhibit of Chagall and compatriot artists. The exhibit focused on the The People’s Art School in Vitebsk. Was very interesting and informative. Recommended to visit. Note on Shabbat and Jewish holidays the museum is open with no...More

Thank erk
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

This is a place that everyone should go see experience they have a lot of stuff worth seeing and learning about

Thank yankee4642
Reviewed 3 September 2018

First, just for practical advice: They don't tell you when you purchase your ticket that a third of the museum (the 2nd floor) is currently closed. If you're going to go, wait and get your money's worth. We went in particular to see the Chaim...More

Thank nos-im
Reviewed 22 August 2018

I've been to a number of Jewish museums in both the US and Europe. Virtually all of them tell some story of Jews, Jewish history, and/or Jewish culture. So I had high hopes for the New York Jewish Museum in late July 2018. There was...More

1  Thank ShirazSun
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Upper East Side
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
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Janet M
1 February 2018|
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Response from Allansha | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is $20. For adults. I am a member for years do not sure sorry Less for seniors. And children
18 December 2017|
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Response from badbaruch57 | Reviewed this property |
wed only day Closed !
Anna w
15 April 2017|
Response from TJMNY | Property representative |
Hi Anna, Apologies for not seeing this sooner--I hope you visited us! There is no need to pre-book a ticket for our exhibitions and the line is rarely long. Best, Kendall
15 April 2017|
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Response from pollytalknyc | Reviewed this property |
The Jewish Museum at 5th Ave. & 92nd Street is opening in May with an exhibition about Florine Stettheimer, famous New York socialite/painter. Ongoing exhibits open. Are you sure you were on the right website.
24 October 2015|
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Response from Emmy P | Reviewed this property |
11-5:45 Friday - Tuesday. Closed Wednesday. 11-8 Thursday.