For nearly a century, The Jewish Museum has illuminated the Jewish experience, both secular and religious, demonstrating the strength of Jewish identity and culture. Its unparalleled collection and unique exhibitions offer a wide range of opportunities for exploring multiple facets of the Jewish experience, past and present, and for educating current and future generations. It is a source of education, inspiration and shared human values for people of all cultures.
The Jewish Museum, one of the world’s largest and most important institutions devoted to exploring the remarkable scope and diversity of Jewish culture, was founded in 1904 in the library of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where it was housed for more than four decades. Located along New York’s Museum Mile, this elegant former residence has been the home of the Museum since 1947. A sculpture court was installed alongside the Mansion in 1959, and the Albert A. List Building was added in 1963 to provide additional exhibition and program space. In 1989, a major expansion and renovation project was undertaken. Upon completion in June 1993, the expansion doubled the Museum’s gallery space, created new space for educational programs, provided significant improvements in public amenities, and added a two-floor permanent exhibition called Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey . The expanded Jewish Museum preserves the French Gothic chateau-style exterior of the original Warburg Mansion, which was designed by architect Charles P.H. Gilbert and completed in 1908.
Sun 11:00am – 5:45pm
Mon 11:00am – 5:45pm
Tue 11:00am – 5:45pm
Thur 11:00am – 5:45pm
Fri (thru 10/16) 11:00am – 5:45pm(EDT)
Fri (10/23 & 10/30) 11:00am – 5:00pm(EDT)
Fri (11/6/09-3/13/10) 11:00am-4:00pm(EST)
Sat^ 11:00am – 5:45pm
^Childrens & interactive exhibitions are closed.