The Jewish Museum

Experience one of New York City's most culturally intertwined museums, combining Jewish art and culture from all over the world — The Jewish Museum.

Cultural Importance

The Jewish Museum, located on New York City’s iconic Museum Mile, was founded in 1904 and is one of the oldest Jewish Museums in the whole world, and was the first of its kind in America. The Museum is home to a vast selection of almost 30,000 works of art, material, artifacts, and media. All of the pieces here serve the purpose of reflecting the global Jewish experience over more than 4,000 years. The Jewish Museum is always expanding its collection and displaying new pieces, exhibits, educational opportunities, and cultural events.

Plan Your Visit to The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum is one of New York’s most unique experiences and one of the most affordable as well. Adults pay $15, seniors pay $12, children and members are free, and on Thursdays, it is “pay as you please!” Saturdays are also an exception because it is the Sabbath it is totally free of charge. The museum offers gallery tours of specific galleries, private tours that are perfect for classes, families and large groups. There are also visitor and audio guides that walk you step by step and piece by piece through the museum.

Current Exhibits

Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art

Through February 9, 2020

The first exhibition to explore the remarkable career of Edith Halpert, the trailblazing art dealer whose influence, eye, and passion for American art championed the work of Stuart Davis, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, Ben Shahn, and Charles Sheeler.

Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone

Through March 22, 2020

The first survey of New York-based artist Rachel Feinstein featuring three decades of sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, and video.

Scenes from the Collection

The Jewish Museum’s rotating collection exhibition features nearly 600 works from antiquities to contemporary art—many of which are on view for the first time.


“The Jewish Museum seems determined to unite all its previous incarnations into a multi-faceted institution — to be a museum of past and new art, of history, of ceremony, and, in a sense, of religious thought — unlike anything else in New York City’s rich cultural landscape.”

—Roberta Smith, The New York Times

Getting to The Jewish Museum in NYC

Experience the Jewish Museum via Amtrak to Penn Station in New York City—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!

Where to Stay in NYC:

Looking for a getaway opportunity? Spend the night and experience all New York City has to offer. Take a look at these great hotel options—some offering exclusive New York By Rail discounts!