The Visual Arts To See This Fall

  • New Dimensions In TestimonySM USC Shoah Foundation
    The exhibit uses the latest interactive display and natural language technologies so visitors can engage in “virtual conversations” with Holocaust survivors via their recorded oral histories.
    Opened Sept. 6 through Dec. 22, Museum of Jewish Heritage, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place,
  • Becoming ‘German Jews’ in America
    A look at America’s first large wave of Jewish immigrants in the 19th century and the changing face of German-Jewish culture in America prior to World War I.

    Opened Sept. 6 through December, Leo Baeck Institute, 15 W. 16th St.,
  • For Her Own Good A mixed media installation depicting anarchist “Red” Emma Goldman (1869-1940), called “the most dangerous woman alive” for her radical ideas and activism in the first decades of the 20th century.

    Opens Sept. 7 through Nov. 1, American Jewish Historical Society, 15 W. 16th St.,
  • HOME(less) Seventy artists from around the world explore the meaning of home and the loss of home at a time when millions of people have been left homeless by war, illness, conflict and poverty.

    Opens Sept. 7 through June 29, 2018, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, One West Fourth St.,
  • 1917:  How One Year Changed the World  An in-depth look at Jewish — and international — responses to three events that shook the world in 1917: America’s entrance into WWI; the Bolshevik revolution, which transformed Russia; and the British government’s signing of the Balfour Declaration, promising to support a future Jewish homeland in Palestine.

    Opens Sept. 8 through Dec. 29, American Jewish Historical Society, 15 W. 16th St.,

  • The Arch of Titus – From Jerusalem to Rome, and Back Explores the history and symbolism of the Arch of Titus, built in 82 CE to celebrate the Roman Empire’s victory over Judea, and its detailed sculptural reliefs of the sacking of the Jerusalem Temple in 71 CE.

    Opens Sept. 14 through Jan. 14, 2018, Yeshiva University Museum,15 W. 16th St.,

  • Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs
    The historic Lower East Side synagogue marks the 10th anniversary of the completion of its restoration with an exhibit charting the process.Opens Sept. 14 through March 1, 2018, The Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St.,
  • Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art Displays 40 works by the Polish-Jewish artist Arthur Szyk (1894-1951), best known for his illustrated Haggada, portraying his strong anti-Nazi and pro-social justice views.Opens Sept. 15 through Jan. 21, 2018, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street),
  • Under One Roof A new permanent building exhibition and tour will feature the stories of three families, each from a different immigrant background: Jewish, Puerto Rican and Chinese.Opens October, Tenement Museum,103 Orchard St.,
  • Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of  The Israel Museum, Jerusalem  This showcase of more than 100 articles of clothing from over 20 countries from the 18th through 20th centuries explores the ways in which the garments Jews wore also expressed Jewish identity and culture.Opens Nov. 3 through March 18, 2018, The Jewish Museum, Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street,
  • Sotheby’s Annual Judaica Exhibit and Auction A range of rare Judaica art objects and books, including a 14th-century French micrographic Bible and a variety of illuminated ketubot from previous centuries.Exhibit, Dec. 15-29; auction, Dec. 20, Sotheby’s, 1334 York Ave.,