CBST.JEWISH.LGBTQ.60+ trip: Leonard Cohen Exhibit at the Jewish Museum

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CBST.JEWISH.LGBTQ.60+ visits "Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything" at The Jewish Museum

Join Cantor Steve Zeidenberg, CBST Clergy's resident Canadian musician, on a special trip to experience the new Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything exhibit at The Jewish Museum. Featuring 12 artists and 18 musicians from 10 countries, this exhibition offers a deep and rich exploration of the beloved global icon through the lens of contemporary art.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

—Leonard Cohen

A world-renowned novelist, poet, and singer/songwriter who inspired generations of writers, musicians, and artists, Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) was an extraordinary poet of the imperfection of the human condition, giving voice to what it means to be fully alert to the complexities and desires of both body and soul. For decades, he tenaciously supplied the world with melancholy and urgent observations on the state of the human heart, in songs such as “Suzanne,” “Bird on a Wire,” and “Hallelujah.” With equal parts gravitas and grace, Cohen teased out a startlingly inventive and singular language, depicting both an exalted spirituality and an earthly sexuality. His interweaving of the sacred and the profane, of mystery and accessibility, was such a compelling combination it became seared into memory.

Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything is the first exhibition entirely devoted to the imagination and legacy of the influential singer/songwriter, man of letters, and global icon from Montréal, Canada. The exhibition includes commissioned works by a range of international artists who have been inspired by Cohen’s style and recurring themes in his work, a video projection showcasing Cohen’s own drawings, and an innovative multimedia gallery where visitors can hear covers of Cohen’s songs by musicians such as Lou Doillon; Feist; Moby; and The National with Sufjan Stevens, Ragnar Kjartansson, and Richard Reed Parry, among others.

Learn more about the exhibit here: Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything

We will meet inside the entrance at The Jewish Museum, located at 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St, New York, NY 10128 at 11:00 AM - you will purchase your ticket from the box office. Each participant is responsible for their own ticket. Seniors receive a discount at $12 per ticket. You can also purchase your ticket in advance here, just make sure to select the correct date: Thursday, April 25th, 2019.

Accessibility info: This tour will be an indoor walking tour through one exhibit, which will last about an hour. Wheelchairs are available onsite and the Museum is fully serviced by elevators. Click here for more info on accessibility at The Jewish Museum

Each participant is responsible for their own ticket purchase onsite, or in advance, with The Jewish Museum box office.  Please also Register Now with CBST, so that we know you are attending, and consider a contribution to CBST to help keep CBST.JEWISH.LGBTQ.60+ going!

April 25th, 2019 11:00 AM   through   12:30 PM
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York, NY 10128
United States
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$100 Contributor
$180 Supporter
$360 Sponsor
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