Explore the Heller Museum at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York with our digital/mobile guide on Bloomberg Connects

Monday, December 12, 2022

Explore the Heller Museum at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York with our digital/mobile guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app created by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The digital/mobile guide takes you behind the scenes at the Heller Museum with exclusive multimedia perspectives from artists, curators, and more. Use the app to plan your visit, then easily access helpful insights on site. Afterward, dive deeper into your favorite works at home–or anywhere, anytime!

Search for or scroll to the Heller Museum to start planning your visit! When you arrive, access the galleries map and comprehensive visual, audio, and text resources to enrich your visit. And don’t forget to bring your headphones.

Currently featured on our Bloomberg Connects guide:

Magical Thinking: Superstitions and Other Persistent Notions describes how Jewish folklore, rituals, and universal symbols are believed to ward off the “evil eye” and promote good fortune in the works of contemporary artists.

Street Visions: Europe, 1934 – Photographs by Richard J. Scheuer presents never-before-seen candid images of everyday life depicting a now-vanished world, captured through the avant-garde aesthetic of street photography of that era.

Opening January 26 is One Nation, featuring contemporary artists illuminating the diverse identities comprising American society and expressing aspirations for equity, inclusion, and justice, and Tzedek Boxes: Justice Shall You Pursue, introducing a new ritual object to encourage repairing the world.

Also included:

Guides to the Heller Museum’s past exhibitions now traveling to museums throughout the U.S., including Holy Sparks, celebrating the impact of 50 years of women in the rabbinate.

Explore the collection:

Our digital guide features our permanent installation of Arbit Blatas’s The Memorial to the Holocaust, seven bronze bas-relief sculptures evoking the destruction of European Jewry, and the Petrie Chapel with artist Yaacov Agam’s unique, kinetic stained glass windows depicting the Twelve Tribes, Torah Ark, and Menorah/Eternal Light.

Deepen your knowledge:

The Heller Museum showcases the creativity of artists of all faiths who explore and comment on culture, history, and current social issues. The Museum presents exhibitions, programs, and guided tours that interpret core Jewish values, texts, and beliefs and foster a deeper public education regarding Jewish heritage. It offers traveling exhibitions and professional museum guidance to synagogues, museums, and other Jewish cultural venues throughout North America and serves as a resource for graduate students and faculty. Admission and tours are free and all are welcome.

In addition to the Heller Museum, Bloomberg Connects lets you explore more than 100 museums, galleries, sculpture parks, gardens, and cultural spaces around the world, all with one free download from the App Store or Google Play.