A Comprehensive Update Of The Luxury Jeweler’s Progress And Longstanding Commitment To Sustainability And Transparency, Including Its 2018 Progress.
& Co. has published its enhanced Tiffany.com/Sustainability
website representing the next chapter in Tiffany’s
industry-leading legacy of social and environmental responsibility.
The website outlines the luxury jeweler’s commitments, actions and
longterm vision to promote the well-being of people and the planet at
the heart of the brand. The site is designed to increase transparency
and be accessible to all of Tiffany’s stakeholders, including
Tiffany customers and employees, and includes formal reporting
updates on Tiffany’s 2018 sustainability performance.
a global company and luxury leader, Tiffany has a bigger role to play
beyond careful and responsible stewardship in our own business
operations,” said Alessandro Bogliolo, chief executive officer,
Tiffany & Co. “We can, and do, leverage our legacy and our
reach to drive positive change in the industry and in the world.”
website summarizes the great strides in socially and environmentally
sustainable efforts that Tiffany made in 2018 and so far in 2019.
Among these are:
launch of the Diamond Source Initiative, which identifies for Tiffany
customers the provenance of all newly sourced, individually
registered diamonds.. This new initiative is a significant step in
diamond transparency and continues Tiffany’s longstanding
commitment to responsible sourcing.
2018, the luxury house continued to provide a living wage for
artisans in Tiffany’s manufacturing workforce in developing
2019, Tiffany established Employee Resource Groups to maintain
inclusion that focus on working parents, communities of color, the
LGBTQcommunity and women.
addition to strong female representation throughout the Company and
its leadership, Tiffany achieved a gender ratio of 45% women on the
Tiffany & Co. Board of Directors in June 2019.
is ahead of schedule in its goals for reaching net zero emissions,
LEED-certified green buildings, sustainable packaging and 100 percent
renewable electricity.In 2018, over 80% of Tiffany’s global
electricity came from clean, renewable sources.
Tiffany & Co. Foundation has awarded more than $80 million in
grants to help preserve the world’s seascapes and landscapes—from
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to the majestic natural monuments of
the American West.
Save the Wild collection, now in its second year, which has garnered
over $5 million since its inception benefitting the Wildlife
Conservation Network, including the Elephant Crisis Fund, to protect
Tiffany’s has long been transparent about its sustainability efforts and progress. Building upon Tiffany’s legacy of social and environmental stewardship over the past two decades, the enhanced Tiffany.com/Sustainability website provides a comprehensive look at the luxury jeweler’s history and recent action. In addition, Tiffany formally reports on 2018 metrics, a sub-set of which are assured by PwC, and its alignment to internationally recognized external reporting frameworks, including the Global Reporting Initiative, United Nations Global Compact Communication on Progress and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. For more details on these highlights, please visit Tiffany.com/Sustainability or follow #TIFFANYSUSTAINABILITY
& CO. and TIFFANY are trademarks of Tiffany and Company.
out Macy’s Presents The Edit online to get inspired for fall with
fashion trends and advice from Macy’s Fashion Office
Newness In Store With thredUP, Mango Woman, the Watch Drop, Sam
Edelman and more
fall, we get the opportunity to effect a fresh start and a chance to
reintroduce the world to our most remarkable selves. Macy’s
incredible assortment of fashion, accessories, home and beauty is
full of perfect pieces to make shoppers feel confident, while cooling
temperatures offer new ways to layer trends in a way that feels
to spark your personal style inspiration? Check out Macy’s Presents
The Edit, a digital destination for all the latest style advice,
curated by the experts at Macy’s Fashion Office. For some fresh
fall fashion, check out new additions to Macy’s including thredUP,
Mango Woman, the Watch Drop, Sam Edelman, Beatles product, and more.
start of autumn truly sparks a renewed sense of creativity as it
relates to getting dressed,”
said Durand Guion, vice president, Macy’s Fashion Office. “We’ve
curated the season’s top trends including animal print power and
plaid mixing, highlighting the must-have patterns of the season, in
addition to a color spotlight on green and all of its rich and deep
variations. Our take on beauty this season celebrates a bold and
beautiful look. This fall, we’ll offer more style options than ever
to help her express a remarkable sense of individual style.”
fall campaign, “For Every You,” features the power of
fashion as self-expression and follows women on the journey to the
ideal look to the soundtrack of Lizzo’s “Like a Girl.” Women
choose an outfit for more than outward appearance, as a look can also
express who they want to become while wearing it. Macy’s vast
fashion selection gives women freedom to express all parts of
themselves and bring their inner dreams and aspirations into the
world. Produced by Macy’s in collaboration with BBDO New York, the
30-second spot began airing across television and digital September
8, along with robust supportive content rolling out across digital
Instagram, Macy’s is launching Besties,
a first-to-market collaboration with Instagram and Bustle Digital
Group, featuring the time-honored tradition of shopping with your
best friend. No one can offer fashion advice quite like your BFF, so
follow along with three real-life sets of friends as they shop Macy’s
fall fashion collection and explore the season’s featured trends
with fully shoppable content. Want to show off your own style? Post a
selfie of your own Macy’s fall fashion look on Instagram, Twitter
or Facebook and hashtag #macyslove for a chance to be featured on
@macys Instagram or macys.com.
autumn, shoppers can seek out remarkable style and engage with key
trends in a personal way. For women, greenery is the central hue for
fall. Deep shades of kelly and olive reference the natural world and
tones can be mixed and matched effortlessly. Varied textures add
interest and dimension, like a snake and crocodile I.N.C.
International Concepts pump. For a little more boldness, walk on the
wild side with animal prints of every variety. From natural leopard
on faux fur coats to neon hues of snake on Bar III dresses, pattern
is king of the jungle this season. Try a new twist on plaid with bold
color mixes and prints of all sizes, like a tweed Julia Jordan dress
or a Vince Camuto plaid top and skirt with just the right hint of
lengths are key in skirts and dresses, like those from Tommy
Hilfiger, especially when paired with oversized sweaters. Add some
drama to a casual look with a voluminous sleeve or make the ultimate
style statement with a Lauren Ralph Lauren head-to-toe plaid suit.
Animal prints make marks on everything from handbags to Calvin Klein
intimates, while statement earrings approach the trend with
tortoiseshell prints. Western accents adorn shoes, hats and saddle
bags with buckles, fringe and whipstitch details. Chunky sole
sneakers, like those from DKNY, keep any look feeling fresh and new
arrivals shoes from Sam Edelman offer something for every style.
menswear, gray matters this fall. From sleek tailored suiting in
windowpane patterns by Tommy Hilfiger to streetwear sets by Ellesse,
the head-to-toe monochromatic look is sure to turn heads. For a
standout moment, try a silver metallic moto trucker jacket from
Michael Kors or an abstract printed trench from Alfani. The modern
utility trend also offers new twists on menswear favorites. A
military jacket from Levi’s is an effortlessly cool take on the
trend, while a head-to-toe wine-colored camo suit from I.N.C.
International Concepts is the ultimate statement.
your fearless self this fall and don’t be afraid to play with
color! Bold and bright eyes are the hottest beauty trend this season.
Pack on the pigment with Anastasia Beverly Hills x Jackie Aina
Palette or clean beauty brand PÜR’s Barbie Endless Possibilities
Pressed Pigments Palette. Use the same shade on the lower lash line
to amp up the wow factor! On days where you want to up the ante but
don’t have the time, try the season’s hottest lip trend, the
flame lip. It’s great to wear on its own and make a chic bold
statement. Channel your inner French girl with Dior Rouge Dior
Lipstick in 080 Red Smile or Chanel Rouge Allure Liquid Powder in 954
Radical. This modern twist on the classic red lip brings orange hues
out to play.
transition into the colder months also brings on new skincare needs
and regimens. Macy’s has made the task of finding what works best
for all skin types easy by offering skincare solutions by concern.
Whether it’s dryness, dullness, anti-aging, oily skin, dark circles
or acne, find the right products to target and remedy issues and help
you put your best face forward. Go to a local store or visit our
get pro tips and curated product recommendations that’ll keep you
confident and radiant in your skin this fall.
Home and Entertaining
La Dolce Vita this fall with pieces designed with the simplicity and
craftsmanship of the Italian lifestyle in mind. Tuscan tile-inspired
decals and olive branch embossing bring depth to plate settings,
quilts and serveware. Terracotta hues, rich blues and vibrant yellows
breathe life and authenticity into home decor. Martha Stewart
Collection serveware and textiles bring the richness and comfort of
the Old World countryside right to your home. Inspired by
family-style culture, highlight your hosting skills with an olivewood
Lazy Susan or marble wine and cheese pieces from Thirstystone. Set
out a cheese board, equipped with a built-in slicer for easy
self-serving, or keep guests’ wine at temperature all evening with a
sleek marbled wine chiller. Achieve the peak Italian lifestyle by
recreating the perfect espresso with coffee and espresso machines
from Brim and Nespresso. Made for countertop convenience, these
modern appliances will transport you to a café in Milan.
In-Store and on macys.com
of newness is in store this autumn, beginning with the recent launch
of Mango Woman in select Macy’s stores and on macys.com. The
chic assortment from the Spain-based label includes womenswear and
accessories, with inspiration reflecting the essence of Mediterranean
style with a contemporary twist.
has also partnered with thredUP, the world’s largest fashion
resale marketplace, on a pilot program to create a secondhand
shopping experience in select Macy’s stores. Millions of consumers
use thredUP to sell clothes they no longer wear and buy vetted
secondhand apparel; now Macy’s will add a selection of those high
quality secondhand products to 40 stores, allowing customers to
discover the thrill of the thrift with great deals on the new-to-you
brands and constant new arrivals.
launches are also hitting the menswear floor in select stores and on
macys.com, like a created for Macy’s capsule of Beatles
apparel. These tees and fleeces celebrate the 50th anniversary
of the legendary “Abbey Road” album.
will also be commemorating another Hollywood icon with the exclusive
Barbour International Steve McQueen Collection. McQueen was
one of the British brand’s most famous fans since wearing their
designs in the 1964 ISDT (International Six Days Trial) in East
Germany, and the collection pays homage to his classic Americana
Watch Drop program
is returning this fall, with 25 exclusive, limited-edition men’s,
women’s and unisex watches. These special timepieces will drop
online at macys.com/watchdrop
in three waves on September 10, September 24 and October 15.
School of Style
is back in session at STORY
the always changing “store to explore” inside 36 Macy’s
locations nationwide. This semester, expressing personal style is the
top major during STORY’s third experiential concept – School of
Style STORY. Opening September 12 and running through October 24, the
STORY at Macy’s campus is the place to discover and master your own
unique flair. The course catalogue features options like adding
timeless basics to your wardrobe in Trend Equations 101 to Studio Art
4U, where a blank canvas can be transformed into a masterpiece. The
fall class can also hit the stacks of the Style Library to learn how
to enhance their home and life on the go. With a host of electives
focused on styling sessions and customization workshops, the School
of Style class of 2019 will be prepped to conquer the fall fashion
scene and graduate with honors.
U.S./New York-based Condé Nast and London-based Condé Nast International Are Integrated as One Global Team. New Consumer Marketing Function to Bring Focus on Direct-to-Consumer Efforts With Unified Commercial Team to Better Serve Global Clients’ Holistic Needs
New Leadership Structure is Expected to Help Further Turn the Financial Ship Around As Company Moves Beyond Closing and Selling Off Magazine Titles, Layoffs and Consolidation of Workforce Across All Titles
Long expected, Condé Nast yesterday appointed a new global leadership team designed to accelerate the company’s evolution into a 21st-century media company. The new organizational structure, which combines Condé Nast and Condé Nast International into a unified global team, was created with several guiding principles in mind, including the preservation of local editorial voice and authority, an enhanced focus on the consumer, unification of the company’s ad and commercial sales functions to reflect clients’ local and global needs and the development of new ways to share capabilities and best practices across the company.
Condé Nast is a global media company, home to iconic brands including Vogue, The New Yorker, GQ, Glamour, AD, Vanity Fair, and Wired, among many others. The company’s award-winning content reaches 84 million consumers in print, 367 million in digital and 379 million across social platforms, and generates more than 1 billion video views each month. The company is headquartered in London and New Yorkand operates in 32 markets worldwide including China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico & Latin America, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, the U.K., and the U.S., with local license partners across the globe. Launched in 2011, Condé Nast Entertainment is an award-winning production and distribution studio that creates programming across film, television, social and digital video and virtual reality.
“One of my top priorities has been to define our organizational structure so that we can take full advantage of our unique growth opportunities and exceptional content around the world,” said the recently-appointed CEO of Condé Nast, RogerLynch “I’m confident that our new global structure will better enable us to collaborate across teams and markets and, ultimately, deliver unparalleled experiences for our consumers and clients.“
new structure is as follows:
Global Content Functions:: Anna Wintour, U.S. Artistic Director, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue U.S. and (newly-appointed) Global Content Advisor, will continue in her role as U.S. Artistic Director and Editor-in-Chief of Vogue U.S., and will add Global Content Advisor and oversight of Vogue International to her responsibilities. In her expanded role, Wintour will advise the executive leadership team on global content opportunities and act as a resource to editors-in-chief and editorial talent worldwide.
Oren Katzeff, President of Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE), will expand the company’s digital video, film and television operations to create best-in-class video content experiences for audiences worldwide. The company has been increasing its focus on video content and currently generates 1.1 billion video views per month. Under Oren’s leadership, CNE will now be the core of our global network of video teams, supporting the growth of our video businesses in all markets.
David Remnick, Editor-in-Chief of The New Yorker, will also continue to report directly to Lynch.
Global Operations Organization: Wolfgang Blau, President, International & Chief Operating Officer will oversee all non-U.S. markets, as well as selected global strategic functions, including Product & Technology, Data, Licensing, Global Editorial Operations, Business Development, and Delivery & Business Transformation. This organization will ensure day-to-day operational excellence and capability sharing across the business.
Global Commercial Organization: Pamela Drucker Mann, Global Chief Revenue Officer & President, U.S. Revenue, will lead a new global revenue organization that brings together the company’s U.S. and international ad sales, creative and agency, B2B marketing and client service capabilities. Jamie Jouning, promoted to Chief Client Officer, will report to Drucker Mann and oversee key global accounts, multi-market deals, and central digital ad operations. Drucker Mann will define ad sales and ad product strategies globally, and work closely with Jamie and the central team and commercial leads in the company’s worldwide markets to drive overall ad, agency, and B2B revenue and share best practices.
Consumer Marketing Organization: Condé Nast is creating a new consumer marketing organization that will be led by a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and will bring added focus to the company’s direct-to-consumer efforts. As the company expands its consumer offerings, this team will be charged with developing best-in-class capabilities and consistency across consumer experiences on every platform. The team will also be responsible for consumer revenue, with a core focus on subscriptions and memberships. In addition, the team will have responsibility for global brand management, consumer research, and insights and global audience development, ensuring a data-driven approach to the company’s efforts. The search for a CMO to lead this new organization will begin immediately.
Corporate Functions: The company is also globalizing its three corporate functions to leverage skills, expertise and standardize processes and best practices: People, Finance and Communications. The company will begin an immediate search and selection process for these and other open roles. Until new leaders are identified, teams will maintain their existing reporting lines and responsibilities.
bringing added focus to our direct-to-consumer efforts and will build
a new consumer marketing function that will be charged with
developing best-in-class subscription and membership capabilities,
and maintaining the authenticity of our iconic global brands,”
Lynch continued. “And by transforming our sales organization
into a unified global team, Condé Nast will be better positioned to
serve the holistic needs of our clients around the world and make it
easier for them to do business with us.“
new structure and appointments take effect immediately.
Retailer Commemorates 20 Years Of Great Designs Accessible To All
Audiences With A Limited Edition Anniversary Collection
This fall, Target Corporation celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first collaboration with a designer, a bold initiative that has continued to differentiate this great chain as a provider of Fashionable and affordable designs. This project, which began with renowned architect Michael Graves in 1999, has resulted in more than 175 collaborations with designers in the last two decades.
To celebrate this anniversary, Target will relaunch almost 300 original and emblematic articles from 20 collaborations with past designers. This limited edition collection includes clothing, accessories, home decor and kitchenware. The Anniversary Collection will be available, while supplies last, until September 14 at all Target stores and on Target.com, with prices ranging from $ 7 to $ 160. Designers’ collections and items will vary between stores and customers can purchase up to five items per size and color. Customers can visit Target.com when the catalog is available to properly plan their visits. To underline Target’s commitment to inclusion, all women’s fashion will come with expanded size.
has always been part of Target’s DNA. From our stores and the
products we create, to the collaborations we establish, our
commitment to affordable designs differentiates Target and is one of
the reasons why customers enjoy shopping with us, “said Rick
Gomez , executive vice president and digital and marketing director
of Target. “Our marketing campaign will celebrate the
inclusive nature of Target’s designs, and will include a book and
documentary to highlight Target’s impact on the retail sector and the
lives of our customers by making large designs available to all
the occasion of this event, Target has turned to its archives to
offer its customers a limited edition collection with 20 of its
collaborations with past designers, which incldes the following:
Derian (2008, 2010)
has forever changed the retail scenario by doing what was believed
impossible, offering great designs at an incredible price. This
anniversary celebrates our extensive design history and the wide
variety of collaborations we have offered to our customers over the
past 20 years “said Mark Tritton , executive vice
president and director of Marketing for Target. “All the
collaborations have contributed something special and exciting to our
clients and, with 20 years behind us, we can say that this is only
the beginning. We hope to continue offering our clients more
incredible, inspiring and affordable designs, and increase the
presence of Target every day. “
addition to the launch of Target’s Anniversary Collection,
Rizzoli, an editorial known for its extensive catalog of books
of great quality and beauty, will publish a book that gathers
Target’s rich design history, with comments from designers and
followers of the collaborations of the retailer, which will be
available from Tuesday, September 3.
has also recruited RadicalMedia, a producing partner, to
create a documentary that will be released this fall and that closely
analyzes how Target’s innovative approach to affordable designs has
forever changed the retail sector.
documentary includes the testimony of people who have played a key
role in the collaborations of the retailer, both with emerging brands
and designers, as well as with others already consolidated.
PANDORA Jewelry Debuts Two Seasonal Mementos Featuring PANDORA’s Signature Charms: ‘Radio City Music Hall Charm and Ceramic Box’ and ‘2018 Exclusive Holiday Charm and Ornament Gift Set,’ Inspired By The Glamour Of The Radio City Rockettes
PANDORA Jewelry and The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by Chase, have announced that for the second consecutive year, PANDORA will be the Official Jewelry Partner of The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes. Expanding upon the successful 2017 inaugural year of the partnership, PANDORA has created two seasonal mementos, ‘Radio City Music Hall Charm and Ceramic Box‘ and a limited edition ‘2018 Exclusive Holiday Charm and Ornament Gift Set,’ which was inspired by the world-famous Radio City Rockettes.
PANDORA Logo (PRNewsfoto/PANDORA Jewelry)
As part of the partnership, PANDORA will again host an exciting pop-up activation within Radio City Music Hall during the show’s run from November 9, 2018 – January 1, 2019, where the exclusive merchandise will be sold for audiences attending the Christmas Spectacular as well as at Radio City’s Sixth Avenue Store.
“The Christmas Spectacular holds a special place in the hearts of many during the holiday season, much like the feeling of finding that perfect piece of jewelry as a gift for a loved one,” said Laurie McDonald, General Manager, PANDORA U.S.A. “Whether you’re attending for the first time or have fond memories of going in the past, we’re excited to continue creating and being a part of these wonderful moments that last forever.“
2018 Exclusive Holiday Charm and Ornament Gift Set
The ‘2018 Exclusive Holiday Charm and Ornament Gift Set‘, is a limited-edition Christmas ornament and charm for fans who are looking to add some extra Rockettes inspired glamour and sparkle to their holiday season. Inspired by a Rockettes costume, the silver base features stripes of white enamel inlaid with cubic zirconia gems and is topped with a delicate bow. Presented in an exquisitely designed matching holiday ornament, it makes for a beautiful and sophisticated keepsake. The exclusive gift set is currently available for purchase at PANDORA authorized retailers, on the PANDORA ecommerce website, at PANDORA’s Radio City Music Hall pop-up, and at Radio City’s Sixth Avenue Store.Continue reading →
Make your world a more beautiful place this fall with the help of QVC and Martha Stewart. The Emmy® Award-winning television show host, entrepreneur and best-selling author have long dedicated her career to teaching and inspiring people to live more beautiful, more functional and more meaningful lives. And now she is bringing that devotion to her signature QVC collection, spanning multiple categories including fashion, skin care, garden and food, all inspired by her impeccable taste and incomparable passion. Stewart made her QVC debut on August 13 with “Martha Stewart’s Slow Cooker” cookbook.
Live a more beautiful, functional and meaningful life with a new QVC collection from America’s most trusted lifestyle expert
“We were blown away by the tremendous response to Martha’s cookbook, which sold out in its first airing,” said Doug Howe, Executive Vice President of Merchandising for QVC. “Our customers welcomed Martha back with open arms, and we can’t wait to impress them with Martha’s full product assortment. At QVC, we are constantly striving to bring our customers not only the newest and most innovative items but products that are designed to solve everyday problems and make life easier. Martha shares this philosophy and has worked with us to develop a collection that will truly inspire people to live more beautifully, in all aspects of their lives.”
QVC viewers and Martha Stewart fans can tune in to QVC® on September 7 during “Inspired Style® – Live from New York City” at 10 PM (ET) for a first look at select items from Stewart’s fashion collection, and check back on September 25 for the premiere of “Martha Stewart – Fashion” at 6 PM (ET), featuring items ranging from knit and woven tops to denim essentials, designed for easy, everyday living. On September 19 at 10 AM (ET), Stewart will unveil all the tools and tips needed to beautify any backyard or outdoor space in the first “Martha Stewart – Garden” show.
To assist with holiday meal planning and preparation, She will return to QVC on October 18 with the Today’s Special Value®, scheduled to debut at midnight (ET). Each day, QVC picks one special item it believes shoppers will love and offers it at an exceptionally low price from midnight (ET) until 11:59 PM (PT) that day. Tune in at midnight (ET) and 7 PM (ET) on October 18 for “Martha Stewart – Gourmet Food“, featuring an assortment of gourmet foods and decadent confections. “Mario Badescu Skin Care with Martha Stewart“, a collaboration with Mario Badescu, is scheduled to launch on November 10 at 9 PM (ET) and 10 PM (ET) on Beauty iQ.
“Working in new product categories and with QVC—a multi-platform, multi-network shopping experience—has been very exciting,” said Stewart. “I have developed signature collections that reflect my passion for beautiful living and I look forward to expanding our product offerings.“
Martha Stewart is the author of 89 books, and America’s most trusted lifestyle expert and teacher. Millions of people rely on Martha Stewart as a source of useful “how-to” information for all aspects of everyday living—cooking, entertaining, gardening, home renovating, collecting, organizing, crafting, holidays, healthy living and pets. Currently, the Martha Stewart brand reaches approximately 100 million consumers across all media and merchandising platforms each month.
The Jewish Museum’s long-running collection exhibition, Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey, originally mounted in 1993, recently close, making way for a major, new collection display, Scenes from the Collection, opening in Fall 2017. Culture and Continuity’s last day on view was Sunday, February 12, 2017.
The Jewish Museum (New York) logo
The Jewish Museum‘s unparalleled collection spans 4,000 years of Jewish culture through nearly 30,000 objects, including painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, ceremonial objects, antiquities, works on paper, and media. Scenes from the Collection will transform the Museum’s third floor and feature over 650 works from antiquities to contemporary art – many of which will be on view for the first time at the Museum. The exhibition was designed by Tsao & McKown Architects.
Hanukkah Lamp, Orivit-Aktiengesellschaft (1900-1905), Köln-Braunsfeld (Germany), 1900-05. White metal: cast and silver-plated; glass: mold formed, 13⅞ x 12¾ x 5 5/16 in. (35.3 x 32.4 x 13.5 cm). The Jewish Museum, New York, Gift of Dr. Harry G. Friedman (?), F 3573.
The new exhibition will be divided into eight different sections, or scenes, highlighting the diversity and depth of the collection. The new installation will present the collection as a reflection of the continual evolution that is the essence of Jewish identity, as well as a powerful expression of artistic and cultural creativity.
“Scenes from the Collection will immerse our visitors in a dynamic and engaging experience. Developed collaboratively among the Museum’s curatorial staff, the new installation is a reflection of the Jewish Museum’s unique position as an art museum exploring Jewish culture and identity through a contemporary lens,” said Claudia Gould, Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director of the Jewish Museum.
Torah Binder, Rabat (Morocco), 19th century. Cotton: embroidered with silk thread, 9 1/2 × 103 3/4 in. (24.1 × 263.5 cm). The Jewish Museum, New York, Gift of Sonia Cohen Azagury, 2004-64.
In addition,Scenes from the Collection will be flexible, with four scenes changing annually, and one changing every six months, so that different subjects can be examined while more of the collection is on view. The stories the works of art tell will illuminate multiple perspectives on being Jewish in the past and present, how Jewish culture intersects with art and the art world, and how it is part of the larger world of global interconnections.
The eight scenes are:
Scenes from the Collection will start from the beginning – the year 1904 when the Museum was founded with a gift of ceremonial objects from Judge Mayer Sulzberger. Central to this section will be the question of what, why, and how the Museum has collected and what this says about the changing identity of the institution, the Jewish community, and the art world.
In “Constellations,” over 50 of the most visually powerful and culturally significant works in the collection – from antiquities to the twenty-first century – will be exhibited as individual gems but with powerful thematic connections to one another. Such issues will be explored as transforming and transcending tradition, cultural distinctiveness and universality, and ever-changing notions of identity. Groups of works will relate to each other aesthetically or contextually, creating multiple conversations. For example, three works that can be seen as challenging tradition are Peter Blume’s Pig’s Feet and Vinegar (1927), Laurie Simmons’ Woman Listening to Radio (1978), and Nicole Eisenman’s Seder (2011).