The upcoming Jewish Museum show “Chagall: Love, War, and Exile” is the first American exhibition to explore the iconic artist’s output during the turbulent 1930s and ’40s. It will feature 30 paintings (including crucifixions) and 24 works on paper in addition to other types of ephemera such as letters, poems and photos. “Chagall: Love, War, and Exile,” opens Sept. 15 and runs through Feb. 2, 2014 at The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave. (at 92nd Street).
“Food For Thought: The Animated Series” will feature streaming videos and preparatory drawings by the Israeli animator, Hanon Harchol on the topics of Repentance/Apology, Humility, Envy, Faith, Forgiveness, Gratitude and Love/Fear. “The Seventh Day” will present Shabbat-focused fine art and ritual objects by a roster of international artists. Hebrew Union College, One W. Fourth St., http://huc.edu. Opens Sept. 16 and runs through June 27, 2014.
Peter Max enthusiasts are having a great year. Attendees to this year’s Celebrate Israel Parade in June will surely recall his brightly colored pop art style poster. The Nassau County Museum will display drawings by this neo-Pop artist who was born in Berlin, raised in China and Israel and who currently lives in New York. Prior to the Max show, visitors can check out the current exhibit, “Alex Katz: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art,” which is on view through Oct. 13. Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, Nassaumuseum.org. Opens Oct. 26 and runs through Feb. 23, 2014.
“Blind Impress” is a collection of staged pictures by Yudith Schreiber, an Israeli photographer. Here Schreiber depicts an Israeli submarine called Dakar, which was lost at sea in 1969. Its wreckage was discovered off of the islands of Cyprus and Crete in 1999. Jewish Theological Seminary, 3080 Broadway, jtsa.edu. Opens Oct. 31 and runs through Dec. 19.
Tracing conflicts through photography from the Mexican-American War through today, “WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflicts and Its Aftermath” aims to evoke “an international collective memory of the experience of war.” A number of Israeli photographers, such as Adi Nes, David Silverman and Ziv Koren, are included. Rachel Papo, an American-Israeli, focuses on young women soldiers, while Dani Shimoni and Gillian Laub document Israelis injured as a result of the conflict. A powerful photo by Micha Bar-Am shows a family reunion following Entebbe in 1976. Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, Brooklynmuseum.org. Opens Nov. 8 and runs through Feb. 2, 2014.
Through their camera lens, Alina and Jeff Bliumis have studied Brooklyn’s immigrant communities, including Brighton Beach’s Russian-Jewish community. “Casual Conversations: Alina and Jeff Bliumis” presents the Bliumis’ photographs of their subjects with props, in this case signs, denoting participants’ feelings about their own identity. JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue, at 76th St. Opens Dec. 4 and runs through Feb. 26, 2014.
Eleanor Antin, a San Diego-based artist developed and embodied a number of “selves” between 1972 and 1991. “Multiple Occupancy: Eleanor Antin’s ‘Selves’” brings these identities together. Her references include Israel’s Operation Entebbe and her mother’s childhood in a shtetl. Columbia University’s Morningside Campus, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, 8th floor of Schermerhorn Hall. Through Dec. 7.
The quirky collectors, Herb and Dorothy Vogel, both civil servants, had incredible foresight and managed to collect top contemporary art. They famously crammed work from such artists as Donald Judd and Andy Goldsworthy into their rent-stabilized New York apartment from such artists as Donald Judd and Andy Goldsworthy; their bathroom contained a wall drawing by Sol LeWitt. In 2008 they donated art to collections in all 50 states including the Yale University Art Gallery. This student-curated exhibit — “Many Things Placed Here and There: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection” — situates the Vogels’ donation to Yale in the context of other works by artists the Vogels’ collected. Yale University Museum, 1111 Chapel St., New Haven, Conn. Through Jan. 26, 2014.
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, a pair of married artists born in the former Soviet Union and currently living in New York will have an exciting fall season: They will have their debut show at the Pace Gallery (Nov. 2-Dec. 21); “The Ship of Tolerance,” a conceptual installation will be on display from Sept. 27 through Oct. 8 at the DUMBO Arts Festival (Brooklyn Bridge Park); and a documentary about them, “Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here” will be screened. The Pace show will include paintings and an installation. Pace Gallery, 32 E. 57th St., pacegallery.com.
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