Funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Jewish Museum Launches New Audio Tours Featuring a Range of Perspectives, Available on All Devices
NEW YORK, NY.- The Jewish Museum has launched new audio tours that will illuminate works of art from the Museum’s collection, highlight a range of perspectives, and provide an engaging experience for visitors of all backgrounds. Tours feature the voices of contemporary artists Maira Kalman, Isaac Mizrahi, Arlene Shechet, and Kehinde Wiley; curators and rabbis discussing Jewish traditions and rituals through ceremonial objects; students talking about art; verbal descriptions for visitors who are blind or have low vision; and a podcast-style conversation between artists Ross Bleckner and Deborah Kass discussing their work in the context of Jewish identity and LGBTQ+ history.
Available on Tours.TheJewishMuseum.org, the audio tours are available on a new web app that is easily accessible on any device with internet access, for both on-site and off-site use. The initiative was funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
“The Jewish Museum was one of the first museums, 20 years ago, to receive funding from Bloomberg for our audio guide program,” said Claudia Gould, Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director. “We are deeply grateful to Bloomberg Philanthropies for its generous grant in support of our new mobile tour platform that enables us to continue providing the widest possible access to deep and engaging content for our visitors.”
“The Jewish Museum is an invaluable resource for hundreds of thousands of visitors – including students – each year, embracing a range of work including contemporary art, history, and Jewish heritage. The new audio tours are the latest example of the Museum’s creative commitment to engaging audiences,” said Kate D. Levin of Bloomberg Philanthropies.
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