Fall Arts Guide: The Visual Arts List


The Art of Exile: Paintings by German-Jewish Refugees

Displays works by German-speaking Jewish artists created during their exile from Nazi Europe. Through Dec. 31. Leo Baeck Institute, 15 W. 16th St., lbi.org.

Mark Twain and the Holy Land

An exploration of Mark Twain’s 1867 visit to the Holy Land, his best-selling travelogue of the trip, and how post-Civil War Americans perceived the Holy Land. Oct. 25-Feb. 2, 2020. New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, nyhistory.org.

Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art

The first exhibit to focus on the career of the highly influential New York art dealer Edith Halpert, the Jewish-Russian émigré who promoted the work of American artists Georgia O’Keefe, Ben Shahn, and Jacob Lawrence, among many others. Oct. 18-Feb. 9, 2020. The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave., thejewishmuseum.org.

Rachel Feinstein:  Maiden, Mother, Crone

Features three decades of the New York-based artist’s sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, and video. Nov. 1-March 22, 2020. The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave., thejewishmuseum.org.

Relative Relations

Includes works by 70 artists on theme of human connections. Sept. 12-June 30, 2020. HUC-JIR Dr. Bernard Heller Museum in New York, 1 W. Fourth St., huc.edu.

Likeness: Paintings by Doron Langberg

New work by the Israeli-born, Brooklyn-based artist. Queerness is a major topic in these large-scale portraits. Through Oct. 19. Yossi Milo Gallery, 245 10th Ave. (at 25th Street), yossimilo.com.

In the Company of Harold Prince: Broadway Producer, Director, Collaborator

A tribute to the late theatrical producer and director, including original costumes, set models, archival video and other papers from the New York Public Library collection. Sept. 18-March 31, 2020. New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza (65th Street and Columbus Avenue, nypl.org.

Order and Ornament:

Roy Lichtenstein’s Entablatures

The Pop artist’s works on paper from the 1970s. Sept. 27-2020. Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St., whitney.org.

Ongoing shows:

The Colmar Treasure: A Medieval Jewish Legacy

A rediscovered cache of jewels tells the story of a 14th-century Jewish community. Continues through Jan. 12, 2020. Met Cloisters, 99 Margaret Corbin Dr., Ft. Tryon Park, metmuseum.org.

Auschwitz: Not Long Ago. Not Far Away

Presents the history, and the horror, of the Holocaust death camp. Through Jan. 3, 2020. Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl., mjhnyc.org.