The artist on Jewish mothers, ‘1950s American’ dummies, childhood superheroes, phallic red lipstick, and Japanese sex toys
A new exhibit about the cosmetics queen shows at what cost she taught women to power their way through beauty’s slow fade
The art institution revisits and reenacts (sort of) a hit 1966 Minimalist and Conceptualist show—but why?
Curators turn Diane Arbus’ iconic photograph of Eddie Carmel at home into a stereotype
A new gallery show helps reassess the Lithuanian-born artist’s important work—and reveals it as anything but tragic
My Art Spiegelman print was suddenly worth thousands of dollars. But perhaps it was worth more hanging on my son’s wall.
The influential artist talks about his Jewish Museum retrospective, ‘Mad’ magazine, and how the Shoah trumps art all of the time
A new show at the Jewish Museum in New York follows contrasting exhibits in Liverpool and Paris
Plus Jack Lew gets confirmed as Treasury Secretary
Berlin’s Jewish Museum gave Judith Butler and Germans permission to indulge dangerous political impulses
A growing attachment to the male umlaut
The museum removed photos of gay men at Berlin’s Holocaust memorial from an exhibit on sex and identity
The young artist-provocateur Kehinde Wiley’s dignified portraits of men in Israel are the focus of a major new show at the Jewish Museum
Agenda: A month of Jewish film in New York, Shalom Auslander reads in Boston, Donna Karan shops, Susan Sontag is revived, and more
A Jewish Museum exhibit on the New York Photo League shows how its photographers fetishized poverty for the sake of propaganda
A Jewish literature is easy to identify. But defining Jewish art is a task of Talmudic complexity, as a new book, Jewish Art, makes clear.
Agenda: Tovah Feldshuh gets old, New York City dines out for farmers, the Klezmatics play Prague, and more
An Ezra Jack Keats exhibit at the Jewish Museum underscores the children’s book author and illustrator’s striking ambivalence about his Jewishness
Plus, further Gaza warring, bulking Southern defenses, and more in the news
Artist literally sweeps the streets at her Jewish Museum exhibit
A collection of ketubot at New York’s Jewish Museum prompts the Jewish Theological Seminary’s chancellor to consider marriage contracts from medieval times to our own
A 1967 biopic offered a look at feminist icon Shulamith Firestone before she was famous. In a 1997 remake—now on view at the Jewish Museum—things are more complicated.
The Jewish Museum unveils a line of Judaica including new designs by Richard Meier
As he unveils a new line of affordable Judaica, architect Richard Meier reflects on his Jewishness
Harry Houdini exhibited two very different public faces—master of escape and anti-mystical firebrand—that were united by his Jewishness
Just in time for Passover, an exhibition devoted to Curious George sheds light on the character’s genesis and his German-Jewish creators’ exodus
How two middle class civil servants amassed a world class art collection
Jews on liberal Jews, artsy ‘ritual’, wild honey pie
An exhibition at New York’s Jewish Museum redefines the ritual object
The art-critic battle that turned Pollock, de Kooning, and others into superstars