Scenes from the Collection

21 January 2018–1 January 2020

Exhibition Overview

Hard Sweetness, from the Stroke series

For the first time in 25 years, the Jewish Museum has organized a major new exhibition of its unparalleled collection. Scenes from the Collection transforms the entire third floor with nearly 600 works from antiquities to contemporary art, many of which are on view for the first time at the Museum. Art and Jewish objects are shown together, affirming universal values that are shared among people of all faiths and backgrounds.

(Photo: Joan Snyder, Hard Sweetness from the Stroke series, 1971, oil, acrylic, and enamel on canvas, 50 7/16 × 50 9/16 in. (128.1 × 128.4 cm), The Jewish Museum, New York, Gift of Stephanie H. Bernheim, 2007-3)

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