The collection has grown through the generosity of donors, and includes work by such renowned artists as Pablo Picasso, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, and Joan Mitchell. The concept behind the collection is that since it is hard for nursing home residents to visit museums, we wanted to bring a museum to them.
Art is an integral part of The Hebrew Home and can be found throughout all the public spaces both indoors and outside. A rarity in New York City, The Hebrew Home has a large sculpture garden that overlooks the Hudson River and includes works by such sculptors as Herbert Ferber, Menashe Kadishman, Joel Perlman and Reuben Nakian.
Interspersed throughout the halls are also displays that appeal to children of all ages. The Home has an indoor garden railroad designed by the award winning landscape architect Paul Busse, as well as an antique doll collection, and a fresh water aquarium. These interactive, intergenerational exhibits are designed for both young and old and visitors and residents to enjoy and help create a warm, uplifting environment.
The Hebrew Home mounts rotating exhibitions every six to eight weeks. These stimulating exhibits range from highlighting the work of a young painter to focusing on an artist whose work has resurfaced after fifty years to thematic and historical exhibitions.
For further information regarding the exhibition or The Hebrew Home’s art collection, contact the Curator’s Department at (718) 581-1596 or the Public Relations Department at (718) 581-1225.
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Art is an integral part of the Hebrew Home. Over 5,000 works of art are installed throughout the residential neighborhoods and public spaces for the enjoyment of residents, visitors and staff. The Derfner Judaica Museum maintains a collection of approximately 1,400 objects used in traditional Jewish ceremonies and rituals as well as Jewish Art.
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