“Katz x Katz,” an exhibition of Alex Katz’s paintings is on display at Yale University. The show features 70 pieces drawn from the artist’s personal collection, including paintings, oil sketches, working drawings, collages, prints, and cut-outs. Yale University’s 32 Edgewood Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
Art.yale.edu/gallery. Jan. 14-March 10, 2013
New York University’s Grey Art Gallery is showing a series of photos by Allen Ginsberg, the quintessential Beat poet. Shots of his contemporaries, such as Jack Kerouac, Bob Dylan and William S. Burroughs as well as his family, including a portrait of his “Buba,” his grandmother Rebecca, preparing for a seder. The first draft of “Kaddish,” the poem Ginsberg wrote on the occasion of the death of his mother, Naomi, is also on view. 100 Washington Square East, Manhattan. nyu.edu/greyart. Jan. 15-April 6, 2013.
The International Center of Photography is offering a double-header: “We Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933–1956” is a retrospective of the Polish-born, mid-century photographer Chim (David Szymin), who was acutely aware of his outsider status as a Jew in Europe and who documented some of Israel’s earliest days. “Roman Vishniac Rediscovered” displays a small percentage of the astounding number of the documentary photographs Vishniac took of Jewish Europe in the 1930s. They include recently discovered images and a number of photos of Vishniac’s true passion, science. 1133 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan.icp.org. Jan. 18-May 5, 2013
The Morgan Library will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Marcel Proust’s “Swann’s Way” with an exhibit dedicated to the author, including a special focus on letters between Proust and his mother, Jeanne. 29 E. 36th St., Manhattan. themorgan.org. Feb. 15-April 28, 2013 (see story on page 45).
The Yeshiva University Museum and the American Jewish Historical Society will be co-presenting “Passages Through the Fire: Jews and the American Civil War,” which will describe the American Jewish experience during the period of the Civil War, a time that enabled the full participation of Jews in American life. 15 W. 16th St., Manhattan. cjh.org. March 3-Aug. 11, 2013
“Airport Carrier,” a two-part installation at the Storefront for Art and Architecture focuses on the years since 1973, a transformative period in Israel’s economy and the resulting changes in its architecture. There will be a store where visitors can buy goods characterizing the relationship between Israel and America, and an exhibition space where these items can be understood. “Airport Carrier” was first exhibited at the Venice Biennale last year. 97 Kenmare St., Manhattan. storefrontnews.org. March 7-April 29, 2013
“A Treasured Legacy: The Michael and Judy Steinhardt Judaica Collection,” an exhibition ahead of Sotheby’s April 29 dedicated auction, is your chance to see the billionaires’ Judaica collection that was over 30 years in the making. It includes “The Frankfurt Mishnah Torah,” circa 1457-1465, which is estimated to bring in $4.5-6 million. 1334 York Ave (at 72nd Street), Manhattan. sothebys.com. April 24-28, 2013
In addition to a show curated by contemporary artist Barbara Bloom and a typography exhibit, The Jewish Museum will present “Jack Goldstein x 10,000,” a monographic retrospective of the Canadian-American postmodernist who worked with the conceptual artist John Baldessari, and who in the 1970s and 80s became a leader of the Pictures Generation group of artists. 1109 Fifth Ave. (at 92nd Street), Manhattan. thejewishmuseum.org. May 10 – Sept. 29, 2013
“Against the Odds: American Jews and the Rescue of Europe’s Refugees, 1933-1941” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage will tell the story of American and European Jews during the Nazi era through photographs, artifacts, documents and footage. 36 Battery Pl., Manhattan. mjhnyc.org. Opens May 21, 2013
“Prior: The Work of Rudi Weissenstein,” a show of Czech-Israeli photographer Rudi Weissenstein, who documented the development of Tel Aviv, the first Jewish city, will be on view at The JCC of Manhattan. 334 Amsterdam Ave. (at 76th St.), Manhattan. jccmanhattan.org. June 1-Aug. 1, 2013
Also, don’t miss: “NYC 1993” at the New Museum; it features work by Ida Applebroog, Nicole Eisenman, Cindy Sherman and Hannah Wilke. Two solo shows also not to be missed: Jim Dine at Pace Gallery and Joan Semel at the Bronx Museum of Art.