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Museum at Eldridge Street

April 2018

Below the Horizon: Kiki Smith at Eldridge

April 12 - October 10
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 US

World-renowned artist Kiki Smith brings her distinctive vision to the Museum at Eldridge Street in this site-specific exhibition. Smith has spent decades exploring themes of mortality, spirituality, society, the body, nature and the mind. Her art became a vital element of the Museum’s historic sanctuary when the stained-glass window she designed in collaboration with architect Deborah Gans was installed in 2010. Returning now to Eldridge Street, Kiki Smith fills the building with her work in varying mediums, reacting to and…

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June 2018

Twilight Open House: Kiki Smith at Eldridge

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - August 22 @ 8:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 US

We’re swinging open the grand doors of the Museum after-hours for three special evenings welcoming art lovers to our latest exhibition. Kiki Smith titled this show Below the Horizon because she felt “that’s when we have access to the stars.” Stars are a consistent theme in her work, nowhere more so than here at Eldridge, where stars fill the stunning stained glass window she designed with architect Deborah Gans. Returning to the Museum for this building-wide show, Smith has selected…

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August 2018

Twilight Open House: Kiki Smith at Eldridge

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 US

We’re swinging open the grand doors of the Museum after-hours for three special evenings welcoming art lovers to our latest exhibition. Kiki Smith titled this show Below the Horizon because she felt “that’s when we have access to the stars.” Stars are a consistent theme in her work, nowhere more so than here at Eldridge, where stars fill the stunning stained glass window she designed with architect Deborah Gans. Returning to the Museum for this building-wide show, Smith has selected…

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September 2018

Activist Women walking tour

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 US

The Lower East Side of the late-19th and early-20th century was teeming with newcomers to the country. Eastern Europeans brought with them a tradition of activism and discourse, and almost immediately applied it to their new home. These new immigrants challenged the status quo and fought to improve their own lives and the lives of their countrymen. In many cases, women were the strongest voices of all. Stroll the historic streets of the old neighborhood while celebrating these fiery women,…

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October 2018

Rediscovery and Restoration Tour

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 US

This tour of the Museum at Eldridge Street focuses on the architectural history of its landmark synagogue building. Built in 1887, it was nearly lost to neglect in the mid-1900s. A 20 year, $20 million restoration united meticulous research, period craftsmanship and contemporary solutions. This tour is presented in partnership with Archtober.

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Amazing Architecture For Kids

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 US

This program explores the amazing architecture of the Museum’s home – a synagogue built in 1887. From soaring domes to colorful stained glass windows (and even a spot where you can peek inside the walls!), see how architectural elements make a one-of-a-kind place. Then kids build their own. 

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November 2018

Releasing Words: The Cut Paper Art of Deborah Ugoretz Opening Reception

November 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - March 31, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 US

Celebrate the opening of the Museum’s newest exhibition, featuring intricate cut-paper art by Deborah Ugoretz. Ugoretz was already a working artist when she saw traditional Jewish paper cutting work for the first time.  She was dazzled by this centuries-old tradition and its creative possibilities for “visualizing Judaism,” and its ability to transform a simple piece of paper into a work of art that could release words into pictorial space. This exhibition will present a retrospective of the artist’s work in cut paper,…

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