Jewish Museum

Jewish Museum's New Logo Makes Pointed Statement

05/07/2014
Culture Editor

In search of a new graphic look, The Jewish Museum has gone old — really old. Ancient old, that is.

Tasked with freshening up the museum’s logo and related materials, the New York-based design firm Sagmeister & Walsh took as its inspiration the Star of David.

Jewish Museum logo is based on the hexagonal forms of the Star of David. Courtesy of Jewish Museum

A Family Of ‘Mayflower Wannabes’

In ‘Kinderhood Revisited,’ Elaine Reichek explores American Jewish assimilation.

09/03/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

When Susan Goodman, a Jewish Museum curator, paid a visit to Elaine Reichek’s studio in 1992 and asked, “Done anything Jewish?” Reichek filed the question away.

A sampler of the past: Sayings of Elaine Reichek’s family illustrate her exhibit at The Jewish Museum.

Illuminating A Jewish Story

03/22/2011
Staff Writer

Here’s a dirty secret about Jewish journalism: a number of the stories we write aren’t really Jewish in nature. A story may be about a Jew, but other than that, there often isn’t much else of Jewish substance in many of the stories we print.

Editors hate it when you pitch a story whose sole qualification for being published is that your subject is Jewish. But the reality is that mainstream Jewish publications would not exist if we didn’t run these stories.

An illustration from Maira Kelman's show at The Jewish Museum

Israel’s ‘Minority In A Minority’

Dor Guez’s video triptych examines the complicated identities of his Arab Christian family members.

06/01/2010
Special To The Jewish Week

If you don’t think that human identity is evanescent, multilayered, poly-vocal and downright confused, you probably won’t get “The Monayer Family,” a triptych of short videos by Dor Guez currently on display at the Jewish Museum.

Guez is a provocative, gifted artist who works in a variety of disciplines and media, focusing his attention on issues of multiculturalism, ethnicity and personal identity; appropriately, his own identity is as contested and complex as it is possible to imagine. The work, unsurprisingly, is the same.

The filmmaker’s grandfather, Jacob, in scenes from “The Monayer Family.”
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