I encourage you wholeheartedly to check out Uncle Bob’s Variety Show! The talk show that is all about endurance —- runs on & on Sunday, March 23 from 12pm-3pm. Inspired by the archival footage researched at the Jewish Museum’s Media Center (thanks to Andrew Ingall), our show is part Milton Berle’s Buick Hour / part David Susskind Show addressing “How to Be a Jewish Son” / part Seinfeld episode: Kramer finds the Merv Griffin set / part “Your Mama Don’t Dance”. Our line up includes a cast of EXTRAORDINARY GROUP of ECLECTIC EVERYBODYs. Folks who will display their talents, brilliance, and wares, and then sit down for a bagel, a schmear, and some real-time conversation. Our guests include:
…and anybody else who we meet before the show! Don’t miss out.
And come and have a one-on-one exchange with Bob at the Purim Party, Thursday, March 20 at 9pm. Bob’s personal paparazzo (Tommy Mintz) will be in tow taking snapshots and printing out YOUR PHOTO with Uncle Bob
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Alicia Jo Rabins and her acoustic ensemble will offer a live musical tour of the museum’s permanent exhibition Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey, highlighting objects that resonate with Girls in Trouble themes.
4-5:00 pm, Sunday, March 16
Curated by Matthue Roth in Offit Lounge featuring Alicia Jo Rabins, Steve Dalachinsky, Dan Sieradski, and Jake Marmer. Read the rest of this entry »
6:15 pm, Thursday, March 20
Artist team LoVid performs live in Heller gallery, followed by a discussion with the artists.
LoVid is Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus, who live in New York and work in live video installations, sculptures, digital prints, patchworks, performances, and other media projects. They have performed and exhibited their work at the Art Institute of Chicago, Eyebeam, Exit Art, The Kitchen, PS1, Neuberger Museum of Art, and New Museum of Contemporary Art.
Beat the crowds and prepare for Pink Hamentashen with some fun pre-party activities, including mask decorating and make-up station with drag queen Jacqueline Jonee.
Pink Hamentashen queer-themed Purim party and concert featuring Socalled and his Band of Misfits, Bindlestiff Family Circus, and Dazzle Dancers. Special appearance by Danielle Abrams as Uncle Bob. Open vodka bar (21+) generously sponsored by Christiania Vodka.
Danielle Abrams will perform the character â€œUncle Bobâ€ in a variety/talk show in the Museumâ€™s ScheuerÂ Auditorium.Â Uncle Bob is based on Abramsâ€™s grandfather, a social director (â€tummlerâ€) at a Jewish community in the Catskills and also reflects the artistâ€™s multiple identities: a black, Jewish, butch lesbian granddaughter.Â Guests on â€œThe Uncle Bob Showâ€ may include an opera singer, a flower essence specialist, a challah baker, and Museum staff with special talents or skills.
Danielle Abrams is a performance artist of Jewish and African-American descent who has presented her work at the Bronx Museum of Art, the Queens Museum of Art, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, WOW Cafe, Dixon Place, The Kitchen, Galapagos, and at Ladyfest East. Abrams is a New York Foundation of the Arts Fellow and has been awarded by the Urban Artist Initiative. Lisa Bloom wrote about her work in Jewish Identities in U.S. Feminist Art: Ghosts of Ethnicity (Routledge 2006).
This 2-week open studio project features 11 artists in fashion, music, performance art and video. One regular admission ticket gets you in Sunday - Thursday to watch works-in-progress, meet artists, and attend concerts, salons, runway show, poetry slam, and parties.