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Obscuratorial Finds – Why do we have so many…?

by Alice Quine, Curatorial Assistant The Jewish Museum has been acquiring material since the early 1930s, with a high proportion relating to social history and trade. As a result, we have amassed a large collection of some very specific items, which to the casual observer, may seem slightly bizarre. Buttons – Open any drawer in […]

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Poetry and Parades: The Jewish East End at War

by Rachel Kolsky, Blue Badge Guide I was asked to create a new walking tour to coincide with the exhibition at the Jewish Museum and the centenary of the First World War and, to my delight, it sold out! On 6 April, despite the threat of rain, our group of walkers met outside the Whitechapel Art […]

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It’s been a busy time for events at the museum

by Karen Brosh, Commercial Manager In just one week we had an exhibition launch, a barmitzvah party and a birthday reception. An evening reception to open our new exhibition brought in a fantastic crowd. We loved seeing the veterans in their military regalia exploring the Jewish experience of the First World War. Chief Exec Abigail Morris with […]

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A fantastic article from Time Out about the upcoming Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait exhibition, at the Jewish Museum London from 3 July – 15 September. 

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We are excited to announce Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait, an intimate exhibition co-curated with Amy’s brother Alex and sister-in-law Riva featuring never before seen photographs and personal objects. Click here for more details and to book tickets.

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isitjuicy: R. B. Kitaj “Los Angeles No. 9”, 1996-2002. Telling of devotion and togetherness, the pictures in Kitaj’s Los Angeles Series express his longing for his dead wife, Sandra Fisher.  While most of the pictures in the series portray in mystical compositions, here they are sitting together in their car, against the background of an […]

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lalouver: Two exhibitions of late artist R.B. Kitaj are on view at the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester and the Jewish Museum in London’s Camden town.  They were recently reviewed in The Economist in an article that recounts Kitaj’s life and work as exemplified through these two exhibitions. It also makes mention of the painting […]

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R.B. Kitaj: Obsessions – The Art of Identity at the Jewish Museum London until 16 June If Not, Not, 1975, Oil and black chalk on canvas, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; R.B. Kitaj Estate.

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