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The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery accepts exhibition proposals from artists, curators, and organizations that explore themes that resonate with the mission of The JCC in Manhattan.

Through its dynamic programming, The JCC in Manhattan creates an inclusive community guided by Jewish values. We have found that many of those values are universal, and the Gallery presents a perfect opportunity for exploring them. The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery is a versatile exhibition space dedicated to the promotion of multi-disciplinary exhibits that offer new perspectives on the rich history and values of the community. The gallery hosts five to six exhibitions every year, each one running for approximately two to three months. Exhibits range from solo artist shows, to historical multi-media exhibits and touring shows from museums and galleries around the world.

A public space, the Gallery welcomes thousands of people each week, young and old, Jewish and non-Jewish. All visitors can engage with the images and ideas expressed in this unique public space.

Before you submit your work for review, we recommend you spend some time looking through our website, jccmanhattan.org. In the Gallery section, jccmanhattan.org/gallery, you can familiarize yourself with our past shows, and you can explore The JCC in Manhattan's diverse programming and services throughout the rest of the site. In addition, please consult the gallery dimensions for a sense of the space's characteristics.

Exhibition proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis by the Gallery Director. If a proposal is of interest, it will be reviewed by the Gallery’s curatorial committee. An exhibition proposal should include:

  1. A brief introduction to the exhibit outlining the main themes
  2. A list of works (title, medium and size) to be included in the exhibit
  3. An artist statement and bio or CV
  4. Up to 5 images (jpegs preferred)
  5. Any supportive materials (websites, brochures, catalogues) that are uniquely illustrative of the proposed exhibit or artist

Please E-MAIL all proposal materials to galleryprops@jccmanhattan.org.

If your proposal must be mailed, please send it to:

Megan Whitman
Director of The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery
The JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10023

Please note:
Due to high volume, we are unable to return submissions. Please do not mail us your precious or limited resources. Thank you in advance.

Due to the multi-purpose nature of our Gallery space, we almost exclusively display works created on flat surfaces. Please consider visiting the space if you work in a 3-D medium.

The process of reviewing your work may take several months. We will contact you if we require more information or if your proposal was selected for further consideration. Please do not call or walk in to discuss your proposal. Thank you!

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