The Wind Up: Alphabet PartyThursday, July 24, 8 – 11 pm
The Wind Up returns this summer to celebrate the cerebral and colorful Thesaurus paintings of Mel Bochner.
Join us for an evening of music and art, including block printing on tote bags (supplies provided or BYO T-shirts) and exhibition tours of Mel Bochner: Strong Language. The music kicks off with a DJ set by Le Chev (8 pm) and continues with a genre-blending live performance by High Water, a multi-instrumental artist on the rise (9:45 pm). The event will also feature summery treats, an open bar, and a wine tasting provided by Royal Wines.
Pictured: High Water. Photo: Jed DeMoss
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The Wind Up: Alphabet PartyThursday, July 24, 8 – 11 pm
The Wind Up returns this summer to celebrate the cerebral and colorful Thesaurus paintings of Mel Bochner.
Join us for an evening of music and art, including block printing on tote bags (supplies provided or BYO T-shirts) and exhibition tours of Mel Bochner: Strong Language. The music kicks off with a DJ set by Le Chev (8 pm) and continues with a genre-blending live performance by High Water, a multi-instrumental artist on the rise (9:45 pm). The event will also feature summery treats, an open bar, and a wine tasting provided by Royal Wines.
Pictured: High Water. Photo: Jed DeMoss
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The Wind Up: Alphabet Party
Thursday, July 24, 8 – 11 pm

The Wind Up returns this summer to celebrate the cerebral and colorful Thesaurus paintings of Mel Bochner.

Join us for an evening of music and art, including block printing on tote bags (supplies provided or BYO T-shirts) and exhibition tours of Mel Bochner: Strong Language. The music kicks off with a DJ set by Le Chev (8 pm) and continues with a genre-blending live performance by High Water, a multi-instrumental artist on the rise (9:45 pm). The event will also feature summery treats, an open bar, and a wine tasting provided by Royal Wines.

Pictured: High Water. Photo: Jed DeMoss

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Mel Bochner, Amazing, 2011. Artwork © Mel Bochner

In 1964, the young artist Mel Bochner, who had just arrived in New York from Pittsburgh, visited the Jewish Museum to see Jasper Johns’s “White Flag.” At the museum, he ran into a former classmate from Carnegie Tech, who was working at the museum as a guard. Bochner was unemployed and looking for work, and he asked his friend whether there might there be a position for him, too. A guard had quit the day before, his friend said, so Bochner may as well inquire at the office on his way out. He did, and was hired that day. (Years later, Bochner learned that the guard he’d replaced was Brice Marden.)

Read more from The New Yorker’s discussion with artist Mel Bochner about the exhibition Strong Language, on view through September 21, here.
Mel Bochner, Amazing, 2011. Artwork © Mel Bochner

In 1964, the young artist Mel Bochner, who had just arrived in New York from Pittsburgh, visited the Jewish Museum to see Jasper Johns’s “White Flag.” At the museum, he ran into a former classmate from Carnegie Tech, who was working at the museum as a guard. Bochner was unemployed and looking for work, and he asked his friend whether there might there be a position for him, too. A guard had quit the day before, his friend said, so Bochner may as well inquire at the office on his way out. He did, and was hired that day. (Years later, Bochner learned that the guard he’d replaced was Brice Marden.)

Read more from The New Yorker’s discussion with artist Mel Bochner about the exhibition Strong Language, on view through September 21, here.

Mel Bochner, Amazing, 2011. Artwork © Mel Bochner

In 1964, the young artist Mel Bochner, who had just arrived in New York from Pittsburgh, visited the Jewish Museum to see Jasper Johns’s “White Flag.” At the museum, he ran into a former classmate from Carnegie Tech, who was working at the museum as a guard. Bochner was unemployed and looking for work, and he asked his friend whether there might there be a position for him, too. A guard had quit the day before, his friend said, so Bochner may as well inquire at the office on his way out. He did, and was hired that day. (Years later, Bochner learned that the guard he’d replaced was Brice Marden.)

Read more from The New Yorker’s discussion with artist Mel Bochner about the exhibition Strong Language, on view through September 21, here.

See Mel Bochner’s wall piece Language Is Not Transparent (1970) re-created for the exhibition Mel Bochner: Strong Language over on our YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/E8q-kye5nsA

Mel Bochner, Language Is Not Transparent, 1970, re-created for the exhibition at the Jewish Museum.  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Modern and Contemporary Art Council.

Other Primary Structures: Others 1 opens TOMORROW! Join the Museum and see it first today during a member preview from 11-7:45, and save the date for a private viewing of Others 2 on May 28.
Exhibition design by A Practice for Everyday Life, London, Feilden Fowles, London, based on the original catalogue design for Primary Structures by Elaine Lustig Cohen.
Other Primary Structures: Others 1 opens TOMORROW! Join the Museum and see it first today during a member preview from 11-7:45, and save the date for a private viewing of Others 2 on May 28.
Exhibition design by A Practice for Everyday Life, London, Feilden Fowles, London, based on the original catalogue design for Primary Structures by Elaine Lustig Cohen.

Other Primary Structures: Others 1 opens TOMORROW! Join the Museum and see it first today during a member preview from 11-7:45, and save the date for a private viewing of Others 2 on May 28.

Exhibition design by A Practice for Everyday Life, London, Feilden Fowles, London, based on the original catalogue design for Primary Structures by Elaine Lustig Cohen.

"The strokes in my paintings speak of my life and experiences." Happy Birthday to painter Joan Snyder, born April 16, 1940. She painted Hard Sweetness in 1971, the same year she launched the women’s exhibition series at Douglass College, Rutgers University.
"The strokes in my paintings speak of my life and experiences." Happy Birthday to painter Joan Snyder, born April 16, 1940. She painted Hard Sweetness in 1971, the same year she launched the women’s exhibition series at Douglass College, Rutgers University.
"The strokes in my paintings speak of my life and experiences." Happy Birthday to painter Joan Snyder, born April 16, 1940. She painted Hard Sweetness in 1971, the same year she launched the women’s exhibition series at Douglass College, Rutgers University.

"The strokes in my paintings speak of my life and experiences." Happy Birthday to painter Joan Snyder, born April 16, 1940. 

She painted Hard Sweetness in 1971, the same year she launched the women’s exhibition series at Douglass College, Rutgers University.

Happy birthday to visual, conceptual, and installation artist Helène Aylon. She was born today in 1931, in Brooklyn. This multi-media installation “The Liberation of G-d" (from our collection) is a feminist commentary on the Hebrew Bible and other established traditions.
Happy birthday to visual, conceptual, and installation artist Helène Aylon. She was born today in 1931, in Brooklyn. This multi-media installation “The Liberation of G-d" (from our collection) is a feminist commentary on the Hebrew Bible and other established traditions.
Happy birthday to visual, conceptual, and installation artist Helène Aylon. She was born today in 1931, in Brooklyn. This multi-media installation “The Liberation of G-d" (from our collection) is a feminist commentary on the Hebrew Bible and other established traditions.

Happy birthday to visual, conceptual, and installation artist Helène Aylon. She was born today in 1931, in Brooklyn. This multi-media installation “The Liberation of G-d" (from our collection) is a feminist commentary on the Hebrew Bible and other established traditions.

Painter Alice Neel was born today in 1900. Her depiction of art historian Meyer Schapiro (from our collection) stands at the end of a long line of psychologically penetrating portraits. By isolating her sitters in the comfortable setting of her studio and applying an expressive use of color, Neel sought to capture the individual characteristics of the public personalities that peopled her bohemia. http://ow.ly/h6STG
Painter Alice Neel was born today in 1900. Her depiction of art historian Meyer Schapiro (from our collection) stands at the end of a long line of psychologically penetrating portraits. By isolating her sitters in the comfortable setting of her studio and applying an expressive use of color, Neel sought to capture the individual characteristics of the public personalities that peopled her bohemia. http://ow.ly/h6STG

Painter Alice Neel was born today in 1900. Her depiction of art historian Meyer Schapiro (from our collection) stands at the end of a long line of psychologically penetrating portraits. By isolating her sitters in the comfortable setting of her studio and applying an expressive use of color, Neel sought to capture the individual characteristics of the public personalities that peopled her bohemia. http://ow.ly/h6STG

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."-Albert Einstein #TuBShevat starts tonight. 

Samuel Halpert, Trees, 1917. Oil on canvas. The Jewish Museum, New York.
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."-Albert Einstein #TuBShevat starts tonight. 

Samuel Halpert, Trees, 1917. Oil on canvas. The Jewish Museum, New York.

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."-Albert Einstein #TuBShevat starts tonight. 


Samuel Halpert, Trees1917. Oil on canvas. The Jewish Museum, New York.


Robert Motherwell was born today in 1915.In 1950 architect Percival Goodman asked the painter to create a mural for the entry hall of Congregation B’nai Israel in Millburn, NJ. This preparatory study shows abstracted Jewish symbols which Motherwell incorporated into his final design. Find out more here: http://ow.ly/h5TMI
Robert Motherwell was born today in 1915.In 1950 architect Percival Goodman asked the painter to create a mural for the entry hall of Congregation B’nai Israel in Millburn, NJ. This preparatory study shows abstracted Jewish symbols which Motherwell incorporated into his final design. Find out more here: http://ow.ly/h5TMI
Robert Motherwell was born today in 1915.In 1950 architect Percival Goodman asked the painter to create a mural for the entry hall of Congregation B’nai Israel in Millburn, NJ. This preparatory study shows abstracted Jewish symbols which Motherwell incorporated into his final design. Find out more here: http://ow.ly/h5TMI

Robert Motherwell was born today in 1915.In 1950 architect Percival Goodman asked the painter to create a mural for the entry hall of Congregation B’nai Israel in Millburn, NJ. This preparatory study shows abstracted Jewish symbols which Motherwell incorporated into his final design. Find out more here: http://ow.ly/h5TMI

Argentinean artist Guillermo Kuitca was born today in 1961. This painting, Untitled, from our collection addresses Kuitca’s position as an artist of Jewish background in overwhelmingly Catholic country. The tensely juxtaposed symbols - the menorah and the cross - intensify the highly charged psychology of the vacant stage set, evoking feelings of angst, emptiness, and loss. 
Argentinean artist Guillermo Kuitca was born today in 1961. This painting, Untitled, from our collection addresses Kuitca’s position as an artist of Jewish background in overwhelmingly Catholic country. The tensely juxtaposed symbols - the menorah and the cross - intensify the highly charged psychology of the vacant stage set, evoking feelings of angst, emptiness, and loss. 

Argentinean artist Guillermo Kuitca was born today in 1961. This painting, Untitled, from our collection addresses Kuitca’s position as an artist of Jewish background in overwhelmingly Catholic country. The tensely juxtaposed symbols - the menorah and the cross - intensify the highly charged psychology of the vacant stage set, evoking feelings of angst, emptiness, and loss.