The Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art
The Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, located within historic Congregation Rodeph Shalom is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art that illuminates the Jewish experience. Since 1975, the PMJA has organized solo and group exhibitions of work in the broadest range of mediums by artists of diverse backgrounds. In addition to its special-exhibit gallery, the Museum features a permanent collection of important works by accomplished artisits, including William Anastasi, Chaim Gross, Tobi Kahn, Joan Snyder, Shelley Spector, Boaz Vaadia and Roman Vishniac.
New Exhibit: "Jim Winters: Presence" Reduction screen print portraits
December 5, 2013 - February 21, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 5 at 6pm (Artist's talk at 6:30pm)
Latke/Vodka Chanukah Party & Buffet Supper to benefit the PMJA: December 5 from 7-9pm.
Showcased within the Thalheimer Entrance Foyer on Broad Street is the Leon J. and Julia S. Obermayer Collection of Jewish Ritual Art.
Entrance to Museum and parking on Mt. Vernon Street
PMJA Hours: Monday-Thursday 10-4; Friday 10-2; Sunday 10-noon
Hours are subject to change; please call 215-627-6747 to confirm
“Jewish Connections” Tour at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
All welcome! Co-sponsored by PMJA and 65+
November 13, 5:30, meet in the Museum’s West Entrance
Cost, including the “Jewish Connections” tour and general admission: $18 for adults, $17 for seniors (65 and over)
Food and drink are available in the Museum’s Balcony Café
Although Jews account for just 2% of the U.S. population, their contributions to the arts—as artists, collectors, curators, scholars, gallerists, fans, and aficionados—have been and remain profound. The Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) is very fortunate to have a plentiful collection of art that in some way has a “Jewish Connection”. This recently developed tour explores Jewish art, in its many facets, from venerable 17th-century masterpieces to today’s most cutting-edge creations. Highlights of the “Jewish Connections” tour include art related to holidays such as Purim; Impressionist paintings from the collections of Jewish individuals and families; paintings as well as sculptures and theatrical designs by the Jewish artists of the School of Paris—Chagall, Modigliani, Soutine, and more; and furniture and other decorative arts commissioned by the prominent Jewish families of Colonial and Federal Philadelphia.
The tour will be led by a specially trained Museum Guide. Matthew Singer, Senior Writer for the PMA and a curator with Rodeph Shalom’s Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, helped to develop the “Jewish Connections” tour and will accompany the tour-group and share his perspectives.
RSVP: Catherine Fischer