Where the natural and the miraculous meet: an interview with artist Debra Olin

In October 2021, the Museum finally opened our first exhibition since the pandemic shuttered our doors for over a year. The exhibition, entitled Debra Olin: Every Protection is a meditation on the folk beliefs, superstitions, and cultural lore that have helped people make sense of … Read more

Examining architectural, cultural inspirations

This post is written by Summer 2021 intern Emma Thibodeaux-Thompson. Working this summer in the Museum’s sanctuary, one of the most common reactions I hear when visitors first enter the space is: “Huh, it looks like a church?” I always tell visitors that they’re right … Read more

Jarmulowsky Bank’s restoration writes a new chapter for the 21st-century

This post was written by Museum at Eldridge Street intern Max Widmann. On the corner of Canal and Orchard Streets is a 12-story, neo-Renaissance building that dwarfs the typical Lower East Side tenement buildings and shops. Although it hasn’t operated as a bank in 104 … Read more