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

The Jewish Museum was established in 1904, when Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial art objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary of America as the core of a museum collection. Today, the Museum maintains a collection of 26,000 objects ? paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, archaeological artifacts, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media. The collection is among the three largest of its kind in the world and is distinguished by its breadth and quality. It is showcased in the vibrant, two-floor permanent exhibition, Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey, examining the Jewish experience as it has evolved from antiquity to the present.

Located along New York City?s Museum Mile, the elegant Warburg Mansion has been the home of the Museum since 1947. From 1990 through 1993, a major renovation and expansion project doubled the size of the Museum, providing it with a seven-story addition that included an improved auditorium and a new caf?, meeting rooms, children?s gallery, education center and permanent exhibition galleries.

The Jewish Museum offers broad-based programs for families, school groups and adults. Recent exhibitions specifically created for a mixed audience of children and adults include From the New Yorker to Shrek: The Art of William Steig; Wild Things: The Art of Maurice Sendak; and Curious George Saves the Day: The Art of Margaret and H. A. Rey. In the fall of 2011, The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats will be presented.

Among the internationally acclaimed and award-winning exhibitions the Museum has organized are: Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning and American Art, 1940-1976; Schoenberg, Kandinsky and the Blue Rider; Houdini: Art and Magic; Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore; and exhibitions focusing on individual artists including Marc Chagall, Camille Pissarro, Chaim Soutine, Amedeo Modigliani, May Ray, Anni Albers, Louise Nevelson, Eva Hesse, and Sarah Bernhardt. The 2011-2012 season features The Radical Camera: New York?s Photo League, 1936-1951; and Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940.
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