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The Jewish Museum

  • 1109 5th Ave. Map It
  • Upper East Side

Updated 02/25/2014

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In a Gothic-style 1908 mansion, the Jewish Museum draws on a large collection of art and ceremonial objects to explore Jewish identity and culture spanning more than 4,000 years. The two-floor permanent exhibition Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey displays nearly 800 objects complemented by interactive media. The wide-ranging collection includes a 3rd-century Roman burial plaque, 20th-century sculpture by Elie Nadelman, and contemporary art from artists

such as Marc Chagall and Man Ray. Admission to the museum is free on Saturday and pay-what-you-wish on Thursday 5–8.

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1109 5th Ave., at E. 92nd St., New York, New York, 10128, United States

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  • $15
  • Fri. 11–4, Sat.–Tues. 11–5:45, Thurs. 11–8; closed Fri. mid-Mar.–Oct.

Updated 02/25/2014


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Dec 21, 2008

A very good smaller museum

A very good smaller museum in New York, with a surprisingly strong collection. Includes fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, loads of faith-based Jewish artifacts (plenty of menorahs, Hanukkah candle displays, torahs and torah implements, ceremonial vessels, and much more), and artwork from several centuries, plus plenty of historical context for all. Free on Saturdays, making this a great value on that day.

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