“Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem” Exhibition

The Jewish Museum

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[Image: Woman’s coat. Bukhara, Uzbekistan, late 19th century. Brocaded silk, ikat-dyed silk and cotton lining. The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, B64.12.4226. Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem by Mauro Magliani]
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Clothing is intended to cover our bodies, but it also uncovers. To what extent is our choice of dress freely made, and how do our surroundings affect our decisions? The variety of costumes displayed in this exhibition attests to the diversity of Jewish communities around the globe. In many cases, the clothes worn by Jews were similar or even identical to those worn by non-Jewish neighbors, although at times special features distinguished them from the dominant culture.

This exhibition invites viewers to consider the language of clothing in all its complexity. Though this language can disclose information about gender, age, background, and custom, some important meanings remain vague and fluid. Clothing may accentuate or conceal; it may be transitory, but it may also be ageless and universal. These garments, dating primarily to the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, are drawn from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the repository of the most comprehensive collection of Jewish costume in the world. Its holdings provide a unique testimony to bygone communities, to forms of dress and craft that no longer exist, and to a sense of beauty that still has the power to enthrall.

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Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem is organized by The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

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Schedule

from November 03, 2017 to March 18, 2018

Website

http://www.thejewishmuseum.org (venue's website)

Fee

Adults $12, Seniors $10, Students $7.50, Free for Members and 18 and under, and Thursdays 5:00-8:00pm Pay What You Wish

Venue Hours

From 11:00 To 17:45
thursdays closing at 20:00
Closed on Wednesdays, Holidays
Note:New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Thanksgiving and major Jewish holidays. Note new Thursday hours from November 19, 2009.

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Address: 1109 5th Ave., New York,NY 10128
Phone: 212-423-3271

Corner of 92nd St. Subway: 4/5/6 to 86th Street

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