Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey

Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave

At the heart of The Jewish Museum is its permanent exhibition, Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey, representing one of the world's great opportunities to explore Jewish culture and history through art. This vibrant two-floor exhibition featur... more

At the heart of The Jewish Museum is its permanent exhibition, Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey, representing one of the world's great opportunities to explore Jewish culture and history through art. This vibrant two-floor exhibition features 800 works from the Museum's remarkably diverse collection of art, archaeology, ceremonial objects, video, photographs, interactive media and television excerpts. It examines the Jewish experience as it has evolved from antiquity to the present, over 4,000 years, and asks two vital questions: How has Judaism been able to thrive for thousands of years across the globe, often in difficult and even tragic circumstances? What constitutes the essence of Jewish identity? The exhibition traces the dynamic interaction among three catalysts that have shaped the Jewish experience: the constant questioning and reinterpretation of Jewish traditions, the interaction of Jews and Judaism with other cultures, and the impact of historical events that have transformed Jewish life. Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey proposes that Jews have been able to sustain their identity, despite wide dispersion and sometimes tragic circumstances, by evol... more

At the heart of The Jewish Museum is its permanent exhibition, Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey, representing one of the world's great opportunities to explore Jewish culture and history through art. This vibrant two-floor exhibition features 800 works from the Museum's remarkably diverse collection of art, archaeology, ceremonial objects, video, photographs, interactive media and television excerpts. It examines the Jewish experience as it has evolved from antiquity to the present, over 4,000 years, and asks two vital questions: How has Judaism been able to thrive for thousands of years across the globe, often in difficult and even tragic circumstances? What constitutes the essence of Jewish identity?

The exhibition traces the dynamic interaction among three catalysts that have shaped the Jewish experience: the constant questioning and reinterpretation of Jewish traditions, the interaction of Jews and Judaism with other cultures, and the impact of historical events that have transformed Jewish life. Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey proposes that Jews have been able to sustain their identity, despite wide dispersion and sometimes tragic circumstances, by evolving a culture that can adapt to life in many countries and under various conditions. Survival as a people has depended upon both the continuity of Jewish ideas and values and the flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances.

We invite you to visit the Museum and see Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey in person. Visitors to the Museum can enjoy random access audio guide tours of the exhibition, including a "Director's Highlights" audio guide featuring Joan Rosenbaum, Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director of The Jewish Museum, and a special audio guide for children and families. Audio guides are free of charge with Museum admission and were made possible by Bloomberg.


Drag the street view to look around 360°.
Use the arrow buttons to navigate down the street and around the neighborhood!

Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey

Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey
02/01/2019 11:00 AM
Fri, February 01
11:00AM
$
1109 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey
02/02/2019 11:00 AM
Sat, February 02
11:00AM
$
1109 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey
02/03/2019 11:00 AM
Sun, February 03
11:00AM
$
1109 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey
02/04/2019 11:00 AM
Mon, February 04
11:00AM
$
1109 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey
02/05/2019 11:00 AM
Tue, February 05
11:00AM
$
1109 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey
02/07/2019 11:00 AM
Thu, February 07
11:00AM
$
1109 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey
02/08/2019 11:00 AM
Fri, February 08
11:00AM
$
1109 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey
02/09/2019 11:00 AM
Sat, February 09
11:00AM
$
1109 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey
02/10/2019 11:00 AM
Sun, February 10
11:00AM
$
1109 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
Occurs 60 more times through Apr 21

Jewish Museum

1109 5th Ave
New York, NY 10128
(212) 423-3200

Schedule

February 1, Friday 11:00AM
February 2, Saturday 11:00AM
February 3, Sunday 11:00AM
February 4, Monday 11:00AM
See complete schedule

Category

Arts

Other Arts Events

Hall of Primitive Mammals

The Hall of Primitive Mammals traces the lower branches of the evolutionary tree... view

Drawings Collection at MoMA

One of the most comprehensive collections of twentieth-century drawings anywhere... view

National Theater of Scotland’s Adam

The National Theatre of Scotland’s acclaimed production of Adam will have its N... view

Metal +Smith Winter Edit

Metal +Smith Pop Up Shop!
Come shop 40 inspiring Fine, Demi-fine, and Costume ... view

 

European Sculpture and Decorative Arts

The 50,000 objects in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts c... view

Mr. Morgan's Library and Study

In 1902, owning more treasures than his Madison Avenue home could hold, Pierpont... view

FrostFest Skating Showcase at Bryant Park

Skating performances, for free!

Starring: Olympian and Winter Village Skating... view

Modern Art

The Department of Modern Art surveys painting, sculpture, drawings and watercolo... view