Upcoming Programs

Monday, October 2, 2023, 1:30 p.m. on Zoom

Join Museum Director Susan Chevlowe for this program organized with DOROT. The talk revisits a previous exhibition at Derfner Judaica Museum exploring women artists, Unlisted: Underappreciated Women Artists from the Permanent Collection, that highlighted seventeen mid- to late twentieth-century women artists who worked in modernist styles, yet are not often exhibited today despite their significant skills, careers, and accomplishments.

“Listed” is used to describe artists included in standard art reference books. The term is often used by auction houses and online auction websites to indicate that an artist is of a certain status and to bolster their legitimacy. “Unlisted,” the title of this exhibition, exposes the arbitrariness of the art world. The impact is particularly significant for women who, in addition to attempting to establish reputations as professional artists, had to compete in a sexist, male-dominated art world. In some cases, forced to choose between traditional gender roles and a career, women artists gave up their artistic practice, further driving their names into obscurity. For full description and to register, click here.

Sunday, October 15, 2023, 1:30 p.m. in the Museum

Join us for a reception and artist’s talk for Zhen Guo: Chroma Comes from the Margins featuring ten recent large-scale ink paintings on rice paper, some with brightly colored stripes in oil pastel, a neon light installation, and a seven-minute film by Chinese feminist artist Zhen Guo. Admission is free. For full description and to register, click here.

Thursday, November 30, 2023, 6:30 p.m. in the Museum

Exhibition curator Emily O’Leary, Associate Curator at the Museum, will present a special guided evening tour of Zhen Guo: Chroma Comes from the Margins. Admission is free. For full description and to register, click here.

Past Programs

Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at 1 p.m. on Zoom

Susan Chevlowe, the Museum’s chief curator and director, will present a talk about the current exhibition in conjunction with Fordham University. 

Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 2 p.m.

Join the curator for an in-person tour of the current exhibition Missing Generations: Photographs by Jill Freedman. This exhibition marking the eightieth anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising includes thirty-six black and white images by the noted street photographer Jill Freedman (b. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1939–d. New York, New York, 2019) documenting sites of destruction and the resurgence of Jewish life after the Holocaust in Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic, as well as survivors in the United States.  Admission is free.