Posts Tagged ‘Jewish Museum New York’

Stitching History

Stitching History from the Holocaust, a small exhibit that packs a big punch, is currently on view at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. It tells the story of Paul and Hedwig “Hedy” Strnad, a Jewish couple living in Prague in 1939. Desperate to obtain an affidavit to escape the onslaught of Nazi…

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Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History

The first-ever exhibition focused on Isaac Mizrahi, the influential American fashion designer, artist, and entrepreneur is currently on view at The Jewish Museum in New York until August 7, 2016. Through over 250 clothing and costume designs, sketches, photographs, and an immersive video installation, the exhibition explores Mizrahi’s unique position at the intersection of high…

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The Shuka Truck

One of the highlights of our recent trip to New York was eating at the Shuka Truck and meeting Gabriel, Josh, and Solomon. They are lifelong friends who grew up in the same town in Israel. They also grew up eating shakshuka — an Israeli dish of eggs poached in a tomato sauce spiced with harissa,…

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Tzedakah Box Roundup

Last week I wrote about The Dorothy Saxe Invitational, a wonderful biennial exhibit at The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco whereby artists are asked to interpret a Jewish ritual object. Today I’m bringing you a roundup of traditional tzedakah boxes.

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Necklaces inspired by Helena Rubinstein

These gorgeous necklaces from History+Industry and Uli Rapp are modern interpretations of the bold jewelry that Helena Rubinstein wore. They’re so pretty I felt they needed their own blog post! Rubinstein, a successful cosmetics entrepreneur, rose from her humble origins in a small town in Poland to become an influential businesswoman who brought makeup to the masses. She empowered women to…

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