Emma's Sitting Room

Emma's Sitting Room

This exhibit situates the genesis of the New Colossus poem in a brownstone sitting room, where the author, Emma Lazarus, immersed herself in the debastes and literature of the day. Read and discuss Emma’s words and immerse yourself in the issues of the time.

This Exhibition has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor

Hours

Mon and Wed: 9:30am-8pm
Tue and Thu: 9:30am-5pm
Fri: 9:30am-3pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

Admission

Through: January 2
Entry: Free

On Display

All in the Family – Photographs from Across the Jewish World presented by American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Nosotros: Strengthening Bonds between Jewish and Latino Communities presented by the American Sephardi Federation
Russ & Daughters: An Appetizing Story presented by the American Jewish Historical Society
The Door Slams Shut: Jews and Immigration in the Face of American Reaction presented by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Hey, Wow! The Art of Oded Halahmy presented by the Yeshiva University Museum
Rise of the Yiddish Machines: The Typewriter and Yiddish Literature presented by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research