"The Sassoons" at the Jewish Museum

  • June 9, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • The Jewish Museum

    1109 5th Avenue
    New York, New York 10128
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The Sassoons reveals the fascinating story of a remarkable Jewish family, following four generations from Iraq to India, China, and England through a rich selection of works collected by family members over time. CRS has organized a tour guide to walk us through the treasures of this exhibit.


The exhibition highlights the Sassoon family’s pioneering role in trade, art collecting, architectural patronage, and civic engagement from the early 19th century through World War II through over 120 works—paintings, decorative arts, illuminated manuscripts, and Judaica—amassed by family members and borrowed from numerous private and public collections. Highlights include Hebrew manuscripts from as early as the 12th century, many lavishly decorated; Chinese art and ivory carvings; rare Jewish ceremonial art; Western masterpieces including paintings by Thomas Gainsborough, and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, and magnificent portraits by John Singer Sargent of various Sassoon family members. The Sassoons explores themes such as discrimination, diaspora, colonialism, global trade, and war that not only shaped the history of the family but continue to define our world today.


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Date & Time

Fri, Jun 9, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Venue Details

The Jewish Museum

1109 5th Avenue
New York, New York 10128 The Jewish Museum
Congregation Rodeph Sholom

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