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The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum is a distinctive hub for art and Jewish culture for people from all backgrounds. Founded in 1904, the Museum was the first institution of its kind in the United States, and it is one of the oldest Jewish Museums in the world. Our founder was a member of The Jewish Museum Council and the Museum’s Fine Arts Acquisitions Committee, and looked for opportunities for the Museum to both further its reach and secure its’ future by solidifying the exhibition program. For many years, the Jerome L. Greene Foundation has been a mainstay for The Jewish Museum’s exhibition program, providing support for a number of signature projects that have forged the Museum’s reputation as a venue for distinctive exhibitions.

In 2017, The JLGreene Foundation was proud to be the lead sponsor for Modigliani Unmasked, an exhibition of the artist’s early drawings. These works illuminated Modigliani’s Jewish heritage and were pivotal to understanding his artistic output. The Foundation was also the sole funder for the 2004  Modigliani: Beyond the Myth, which was the first major exhibition of the artist since a 1951 retrospective at MoMA.

In addition to Modigliani Unmasked, the endowment has funded Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976 (2008); Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940 (2012); Chagall: Love, War, and Exile (2013); Helena Rubenstein: Beauty is Power (2014); Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design (2016); Camille Pissarro: Impressionist Innovator (1995); An Expressionist in Paris: The Paintings of Chaim Soutine (1998); Sarah Bernhardt: The Art of High Drama (2005); and Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention (2009).

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