“The Hare with Amber Eyes” Exhibition

The Jewish Museum

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The Jewish Museum presents The Hare with Amber Eyes, an exhibition that tells the story of the Ephrussi family—celebrated in the 2010 memoir and The New York Times bestseller of the same name by Edmund de Waal—and showcases the breadth and depth of their illustrious collection. The exhibition explores the family’s rise to prominence and splendor in the first half of the nineteenth century, followed by a focus on the prolific collector and historian of art, Charles Ephrussi, to the inter-war years, and finally World War II, when the family lost its fortune and collection to Nazi looting.

At the exhibition’s centerpiece are the extraordinary collection of Japanese netsuke, miniature carved sculptures from the Edo Period (17th-19th centuries), originally collected by Charles Ephrussi in the late 1880s. The netsuke were hidden by a maid from German officials in her mattress during World War II and later returned to the family after the war. The collection of netsuke has since been handed down to subsequent generations, serving as a connection between the past and the present. The most recent member of the family to inherit the collection, author and ceramicist Edmund de Waal, drew from them the inspiration for his memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes, continuing the family’s storied legacy of artistic and cultural pursuits.This exhibition is supported through the Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.

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Schedule

from November 19, 2021 to May 15, 2022

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.

Access

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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