The Museum at Eldridge Street has a new exhibit opening this Thursday, May 12, 2022, that is inspired by “one of the many great Jewish contributions to American culture: the hot dog.” The show takes viewers on a journey into the cartoon world of kosher folk art through a series of new works by local illustrator Steve Marcus.
“Marcus lives and creates his artwork in his studio just a few blocks north of the Museum at Eldridge Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The neighborhood, once the stronghold of the Yiddish Theatre and other Jewish cultural and religious touchstones, is where he has primarily lived and worked, developing an international reputation over the last 30 years.”
Steve Marcus: Top Dog of Kosher Pop Art explores Jewish life and immigrant culture through works on paper, a wooden sculpture, and selections from Marcus’s personal collection of New York City hot dog memorabilia.
During the run of the exhibition, the Museum at Eldridge Street will offer a series of related public programs, family programs, walking tours, and gallery tours. Please check the Museum’s calendar for updates and information on upcoming programs.