The Jewish Museum is an art and culture museum on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. It is located within the Felix M. Warburg House, a stunning six-story mansion designed in the French Renaissance style. This unique museum features an impressive collection of over 26,000 pieces of Jewish art and cultural artifacts, which make it the leading Jewish museum in the country.
Whether you're Jewish and interested in learning more about your heritage or are simply curious to see the museum's fascinating art collections, the Jewish Museum is well worth a visit.
Things to Do
- Learn about Jewish culture by viewing Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey, an exhibit that features 800 pieces of fascinating art, video, photographs, ceremonial objects, archaeological artifacts, and interactive media which tell the story of the Jewish people and their traditions.
- Take your child to the Archaeology Zone: Discovering Treasures from Playgrounds to Palaces interactive exhibit, where they can dress up like an archaeologist, reassemble and examine artifacts, interpret symbols, and more!
- Explore the museum's art collections, which features pieces by renowned artists such as Andy Warhol, Eva Hesse, Man Ray, and Marc Chagall.
The Jewish Museum Insider Tips
- There are lots of ways you can save money while visiting the museum - children 18 and under always get in free, and the museum offers free admission every Saturday! If you visit on Thursday evening between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., you can also explore the exhibitions by "paying what you wish".
- If you're visiting with children, you might want to visit on a day besides Saturday - admission is free because it's the Jewish Sabbath, so interactive exhibits, the children's exhibition, and the shop are all closed. However, there is still plenty to see, including temporary exhibitions and the Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey exhibit.
- Check out the Programs page of their website to learn about fun, educational activities designed especially for families, teens, and other groups.