Becoming Jewish: Warhol’s Liz and Marilyn

tags: art, review
Posted by: Laura Blum on Thursday, October 1, 2015
Liz Taylor and Marilyn Monroe at The Jewish Museum

Quick: What did Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor have in common?

If your answer is, Bombshell beauty, Hollywood celebrity and a zillion handbags, no argument there.

But The Jewish Museum's new exhibition "Becoming Jewish: Warhol’s Liz and Marilyn" isn't merely concerned with the obvious.

"Merely" is the operative word here.

 

 

How were these two screen goddesses portrayed by their ultimate fanboy, Andy Warhol? is the show's first line of investigation.

 

 

But it also wonders, What are we to make of it that they both converted to Judaism?

 

 

"Becoming Jewish" straddles the private and public personas of both icons,

and considers the rise of Jewish consciousness in American public life and entertainment.

 

It's on view through February 7. Don't miss it. 




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