Release Date: June 21, 2017

July 2017 Programs at the Jewish Museum

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New York, NY, June 21, 2017 - The Jewish Museum’s 2017 slate of lectures, discussions, and events continues in July with tours of Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry led by artists Auste, Yevgeniya Baras, and Matt Phillips; and a performance by indie-guitarist Kaki King, among other programs.

Further program and ticket information is available by calling 212.423.3337 or online at All programs are at the Jewish Museum, Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, Manhattan, unless otherwise indicated.

Writers and Artists Respond: Austė
Thursday, July 13, 6:30 pm
Free with Pay-What-You-Wish Admission, RSVP Recommended

This walkthrough of the exhibition Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry is led by the interdisciplinary artist Austė, whose fantastical and figurative paintings echo the fashionable sublime worlds created decades earlier by Florine Stettheimer.

Bang on a Can: Performance by Kaki King
Thursday, July 20, 2017, 7:30 – 9 pm
Ticket Fee: $18 General; $15 Students and Seniors, $12 Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can List Members

Much like Florine Stettheimer, who created her own individual universe through her unique sensibilities and playful imagery as seen in Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry, indie-guitarist Kaki King uses extended techniques to create a musical universe outside the mainstream.

Writers and Artists Respond: Yevgeniya Baras and Matt Phillips
Thursday, July 27, 6:30 pm
Free with Pay-What-You-Wish Admission, RSVP Recommended

Abstract painters Yevgeniya Baras and Matt Phillips will conduct an in-gallery discussion on select works in the exhibition Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry.

Gallery Talks
Fridays, July 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2 pm
Free with Museum Admission – RSVP Recommended

Thematic explorations of select works of art in current exhibitions, led by members of the Education Department:

The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin – Collecting Fragments
Friday, July 7, 2 pm
An examination of the role of fragmentation as a means of processing information, creating art, and understanding the world. Led by Nelly Silagy Benedek, Director of Education.

Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry - A Closer Look: Florine Stettheimer
Fridays, July 14 and 28, 2 pm
An exploration of Florine Stettheimer’s singular role in the development of American modern art through consideration of her evocative paintings incorporating unusual choices of color, material, and composition. Led by Nelly Silagy Benedek, Director of Education, and Jenna Weiss, Manager of Public Programs.

The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin – The “Flâneur” Past and Present
Friday, July 21, 2 pm
An examination of the 19th century concept of the “Flâneur,” or city wanderer, through the transformation of a modern city. Led by Theresa Hioki, Education Associate.

Public programs are made possible by endowment support from the William Petschek Family, the Trustees of the Salo W. and Jeannette M. Baron Foundation, Barbara and Benjamin Zucker, the late William W. Hallo, the late Susanne Hallo Kalem, the late Ruth Hallo Landman, the Marshall M. Weinberg Fund, with additional support from Marshall M. Weinberg, the Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation, Inc., the Saul and Harriet M. Rothkopf Family Foundation, and Ellen Liman.

About the Jewish Museum

Located on New York City’s famed Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum is a distinctive hub for art and Jewish culture for people of all backgrounds. Founded in 1904, the Museum was the first institution of its kind in the United States and is one of the oldest Jewish museums in the world. Devoted to exploring art and Jewish culture from ancient to contemporary, the Museum offers diverse exhibitions and programs, and maintains a unique collection of nearly 30,000 works of art, ceremonial objects, and media reflecting the global Jewish experience over more than 4,000 years.

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