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At Our Museums

Three alphabetical lists preview current, upcoming and ongoing exhibitions presented by our member institutions across North America.  Click the links for pictures and additional information.

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thru 05/31/2017

AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEW YORK, NY

UJA-Federation of New York: The First Century

The First Century showcases the UJA Federation of New York's 100 year history (1917 - 2017) of achievement and impact - a period spanning the most major events in Jewish history, from the large waves of Jewish immigration to the U.S. in the early 1900s, World War I, the Great Depression,World War II and the Holocaust, to the creation of the State of Israel, the Six Day War and Yom Kippur War, Ethiopian and Soviet Jewry, the fiscal crisis in New York, 9/11, and Hurricane Sandy, among others. The exhibit features a timeline documenting UJA-Federation's allocation of funds to social service, medical and Jewish cultural organizations in New York and Israel and to imperiled Jewish communities abroad - created by AJHS with materials from the organization's own collection that it has processed and archived.

 

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thru 07/30/2017

AMERICAN JEWISH MUSEUM-JCC OF GREATER PITTSBURGH Pittsburgh, PA

Rochelle Blumenfeld: Hill District Paintings

Known as an abstract painter, Blumenfeld recently completed a series of paintings depicting her family's businesses, Sam Reznik & Sons and Fairman Wallpaper & Paint Company, located in Pittsburgh's Hill District. She spent her childhood between the two stores, and her paintings vividly capture their characteristics as well as the overall neighborhood vibe during the Hill's heyday as a "crossroads to the world. "

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thru 06/18/2017

BEN URI | THE LONDON JEWISH MUSEUM OF ART London,

Selected Works by Eva Frankfurther (1930-1959)

Born in Berlin in 1930, Frankfurther escaped to London with her family in 1939. After graduating from art school, she moved to whitechapel in London's East End, taking as her subject the ethnically diverse, largely immigrant population - West Indians, Cypriots, and Pakistanis - among whom she lived and worked

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thru 06/18/2017

BEN URI | THE LONDON JEWISH MUSEUM OF ART London,

German Refugee Artists to Britain Since 1900

The exhibition of paintings, posters, prints, drawings, cartoons, book illustrations, sculptures, and oral testimony explores issues of identity and migration. Among the 22 artists are Frank Auerbach, Heinz Koppel, John Philipp, Hans Schleger aka Zero (here), Elisabeth Tomalin, and Harry Weinberger.

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thru 06/11/2017

BREMAN JEWISH HERITAGE MUSEUM, THE WILLIAM Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Collects CONTEMPORARY

Atlanta Collects features exquisite works that normally reside in private Metro Atlanta homes, and are rarely seen by the public. Experience original ceramics, beautiful blown glass, and notable painted works that incite the senses and challenge thought. Included are works by Richard Jolley, Sandy Skoglund, Radcliffe Bailey, and many more. 

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thru 06/14/2017

CHARACH GALLERY, JANICE - JCC OF METROPOLITAN DETROIT West Bloomfield, MI

Mosaic Arts International

The 16th Annual Mosaic Arts International Exhibition (MAI), sponsored by the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA), invigorates a new perspective of mosaic art in numerous contexts and celebrates established as well as emerging artists working in the medium today. The selected works reflect the multiplicity of the mosaic medium and its unlimited applications. But, regardless of the style, colors, textures, materials, or vision, each of the works exhibited speaks an ancient language with a contemporary translation. The exhibition will be comprised of a juried exhibit featuring the best in contemporary fine art mosaics from SAMA's diverse international membership, as well as a special invitational exhibition of the work of Verdiano Marzi.

 

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thru 07/02/2017

CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM, THE San Francisco, CA

In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art—Kota Ezawa and James Kirby Rogers

The relationship between dance and visual arts has been an ongoing theme in the field at least since Edgar Degas' iconic ballerina paintings and bronzes. Artists such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse designed ballet sets for the early twentieth century Ballets Russes; in addition, there has been a mutual influence between dance and performance art, epitomized by the innovative work of the late German choreographer Pina Bausch. These collaborative projects echo The CJM's Havruta program's goals. The sixth iteration of the In That Case series brings together a Bay Area visual artist, Kota Ezawa, and the San Francisco born and raised contemporary dancer, James Kirby Rogers, now part of The Houston Ballet II. Ezawa's and Rogers' project takes inspiration from filmic dances like Fred Astaire's shadow dance sequence in Swing Time (1936) and the collaboration between video artist Nam June Paik and choreographer Merce Cunningham

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thru 06/25/2017

CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM, THE San Francisco, CA

The Yud Video Project

Expanding on the contemporary art exhibition From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art's focus on recollections and reconstructions of the past, The Yud Video Project's theme is memory. Artists of all backgrounds were encouraged to submit their videos of five minutes or less to be shown in the stunning Stephen & Maribelle Leavitt Yud Gallery.

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thru 06/25/2017

CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM, THE San Francisco, CA

Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show

The first comprehensive career survey and solo museum exhibition devoted to the New York-based contemporary artist, Cary Leibowitz. Since the early 1990s Leibowitz has carried on with an interdisciplinary practice that turns a critical eye on subjects of identity, modernism, the art market, queer politics, and kitsch. In his comically self-effacing text-based works, for which he is best known, he mixes his obsessions with popular culture and fine art with elements of social commentary, institutional critique, and stand-up comedy.

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thru 09/03/2017

CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM, THE San Francisco, CA

Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs

The CJM is pleased to present the only appearance of Roz Chast's Cartoon Memoirs retrospective exhibition outside of New York and Massachusetts. Chast is one of the most celebrated and beloved cartoonists working in the United States today; she has been publishing with The New Yorker since 1978. Her 2014 graphic memoir Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? deals with the difficult subject of caring for aging parents.

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thru 07/30/2017

DERFNER JUDAICA MUSEUM AT THE HEBREW HOME AT RIVERDALE Riverdale, NY

Across Divides: Borders and Boundaries in Contemporary Art

Grounded in the description in the biblical Book of Genesis that the world came into being through a series of divisions-light and darkness, day and night, sea and land, animals and human beings-this exhibition explores how individuals and communities maintain their distinctiveness, yet also reach across divides. The artists address boundaries that may be physical or spiritual, exist in law or in tradition, and traverse secular and religious life as they confront issues of gender, geographies and Jewish, cultural and national identities. Featured artists: Andi LaVine Arnovitz, Tova Beck-Friedman, Siona Benjamin, Ken Goldman, Tamar Hirschl, Sara Klar, Lea Laukstein, David Moss, Laura Murlender, Flo Razowsky, Andrea Robbins and Max Becher, Ben Schachter, Ruth Schreiber, Angela Strassheim, Ahuva Winslow, and Pavel Wolberg.

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thru 06/30/2017

HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION New York, NY

Paint by Numbers

Numbers are integral to Jewish rituals, belief, significant historical dates, and daily life. Numbers and numerology have been at the core of Biblical understanding since the Bible was codified and possibly before. Inescapable, numbers are the global language of humanity. More than fifty contemporary artists illuminate the meaning of numbers and their symbolism through a broad range of artistic media.

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thru 06/30/2017

HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION New York, NY

In a Woman’s Shadow: A Visual Essay | Photographs by Nadine Epstein

On a reporting trip to Ukraine in 2008, noted journalist Nadine Epstein became fascinated by her shadow on the land that her ancestors once trod, inspiring nearly a decade of insightful, fluid images that make up her iShadow Project. "In a Woman's Shadow: A Visual Essay," highlights some of her shadow photographs set against various pilgrimage sites and natural landscapes, creating a visual dialogue that includes the viewer. In this selection of over two dozen fleeting moments of travel, study, jubilation, and insight, Epstein includes us in her personal conversation.

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thru 06/18/2017

ILLINOIS HOLOCAUST MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER Skokie, IL

Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann

The dramatic story behind one of the world's most notorious escaped Nazi war criminals being brought to justice is told using recently declassified artifacts from the Mossad, Israel's Secret Intelligence Service. The first exhibition in the United States to fully document the pursuit, capture, extradition and April 1961 trial of a principal perpetrator of The Final Solution, this exhibition is a co-production of Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv, Israel; The Mossad - Israel Secret Intelligence Service and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.

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thru 07/31/2017

JCC IN MANHATTAN - TISCH GALLERY New York, NY,

Cutting Edges: Israeli Fashion & Design

​Cutting Edges is a showcase of contemporary Israeli clothing, textiles, jewelry, and accessories by multiple designers who examine questions of identity and use materials in inventive ways. The exhibition highlights the unique fabrication of Israeli design today. In addition it offers an inclusive approach reflecting the diverse communities, backgrounds, religions, and roots that make Israel a fertile ground for creative design.

 

 

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thru 05/31/2017

JEWISH HISTORY MUSEUM - TUCSON Tucson, AZ

Fluid Identities: New Mexican Crypto Jews in the Late 20th Century

Includes photo portraits of 26 northern New Mexico Cripto-Judíos or Crypto-Jews accompanied by short, descriptive narratives. Exhibition also includesreligious articles and art pieces that display Christian and Jewish symbols. The iconographic mixture mirrors the lives of these Hispanic people whose families have practiced Christianity for many generations, but who believe that they are descendants of Jews from Spain. On loan from the New Mexico History Museum.

 

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thru 05/26/2017

JEWISH MUSEUM MILWAUKEE Milwaukee, WI

Fabric of Survival - The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz

Esther Nisenthal Krinitz was 15 when she defied Nazi orders, separating from her family as they and the other Jews of their Polish village reported to a nearby train station. Making their way to a village where they were unknown, Esther and her younger sister survived the war by posing as Polish farm girls. They never saw their family again. Fifty years later, determined to show her daughters the family she had lost, Esther turned to needle and thread to create a series of 36 hauntingly beautiful, exquisitely detailed works of fabric collage and embroidery - a legacy born of love, loss, and the sheer force of memory.

 

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thru 05/23/2017

JEWISH MUSEUM MILWAUKEE Milwaukee, WI

Holocaust by Bullets: Ten Years of Investigations

Places can be deceiving. Where grass and trees now grow were once scenes of unspeakable horror - killing grounds where more than 2 million human beings were murdered solely for their religion or ethnic heritage. Without our memory, those places and times will be forgotten. In conjunction with Yahad - In Unum (Together - In One), the Milwaukee Jewish Federation presents Holocaust by Bullets, a special exhibition detailing the work to preserve the memories and places in the former Soviet Union where the Nazis killed more than 2.2 million Jewish and Roma people.

 

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thru 11/30/2017

JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA-FIU Miami Beach, FL

Hot Couture! Florida Jews in the Fashion Industry

Floridian Jews have been involved in all aspects of the fashion industry, designing, manufacturing and dressing and influencing the local and international scene in all types of clothing from beachwear to ball gowns. From the now- 95 year-old Sylvia Whyte designer, whose children’s clothing brought the likes of Debbie Reynolds, Frank Sinatra and Zsa Zsa Gabor flocking to her Miami Beach store in the 1950s, to an 11 year-old entrepreneur now embarking on her first clothing line incorporating her grandfather’s artwork into her designs, Floridian Jews have created a large footprint on this industry. With iconic brands like Perry Ellis and Chico’s, climate-influenced guayaberas, golf shirts and Florida furriers, to funky wearable art and bikinis and belts made out of local snakeskins, this exhibit will surprise and inspire you!

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thru 10/01/2017

JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA-FIU Miami Beach, FL

Evil: A Matter of Intent

Evil is not a cosmic accident. It does not just happen. Natural disasters happen. Disease, drought, accidents and epidemics happen. Evil is not a concept, rather it is a deliberate action or inaction. It is defined as a selfish act or behavior with the intent to benefit one's self or one's interests, irrespective of harm to others and without responsibility or remorse. The human capacity for evil, from biblical antiquity to present day is constant. The artists included in this exhibition address with clarity and passion the many faces of inhumanity, using an international visual language to challenge the concepts of heroes and villains. Reflecting diverse backgrounds, nationalities, faiths and mediums, the artists in this exhibition engage us in their search for understanding. Their art is a forum for remembering, expressing outrage and exerting a call to action. As they depict acts of evil intent on their consequences, these artists challenge us to reflect on our own responsibility today. An original exhibit on loan from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York

 

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thru 05/29/2017

JEWISH MUSEUM OF MARYLAND Baltimore, MD

Remembering Auschwitz | History . Holocaust . Humanity

The Remembering Auschwitz project combines four unique exhibits into one innovative experience: A Town Known As Auschwitz: The Life and Death of a Jewish Community (developed by the Museum of Jewish Heritage / A Living Memorial to the Holocaust); Architecture of Murder: The Auschwitz Birkenau Blueprints (from Yad Vashem); Loss and Beauty: Photographs by Keron Psillas; and Memory Reconstruction: A Sacred Culture Rebuilt, An Art Installation by Lori Shocket

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thru 08/06/2017

JEWISH MUSEUM, THE New York, NY

The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin

explore German Jewish writer Walter Benjamin's The Arcades Project, about Paris's nineteenth-century iron-and-glass vaulted shopping passages and its ongoing relevance through works of contemporary art representing the subjects of each of the book's thirty-six chapters by artists including Walead Beshty, Andrea Bowers, Chris Burden, Lee Friedlander, Andreas Gursky, Mike Kelley, Collier Schorr, Cindy Sherman, Taryn Simon, and James Welling (here).

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thru 08/06/2017

JEWISH MUSEUM, THE New York, NY

Charlemagne Palestine’s Bear Mitzvah in Meshugahland

Enter the colorful, fantastical world of visual artist, musician, composer, and performer Charlemagne Palestine (b. 1947) with an immersive, site-specific installation of hundreds of teddy bears and other plush toys influenced by the artist's Brooklyn Jewish roots.

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thru 10/22/2017

JEWISH MUSEUM, THE New York, NY

Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings: Vivian Suter

Warburg lobby installation: the Argentinian-born artist's first United States exhibition.

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thru 09/24/2017

JEWISH MUSEUM, THE New York, NY

Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry

This important survey examines the work of the modernist painter, designer, and poet Florine Stettheimer, an icon of Jazz Age New York. Featuring over 50 paintings and drawings, the exhibition will offer a timely reconsideration of this important American artist, revealing Stettheimer's singular and often satiric vision and significant role in American modern art. Image: Self-Portrait with Palette (Painter and Faun).

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thru 06/04/2017

KOFFLER CENTRE OF THE ARTS Toronto, ONT

2FIK: His and Other Stories

2Fik stages elaborate tableaux in which he single-handedly plays a cast of characters, both male and female, often re-enacting familiar compositions derived from famous paintings. His photo and performance based works toy with reality and dismantle stereotypes, destabilizing the viewer's assumed points of reference. His first survey show in Toronto brings together three recent bodies of work that examine cultural legacies as well as individual and national identity constructs.

 

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thru 07/31/2017

LEO BAECK INSTITUTE New York, NY

Zionismus: The German Roots of Zionism

This exhibition calls on books, periodicals, correspondence, and photographs from the collections of Leo Baeck Institute to trace the transformation of Zionism from a utopian dream to matter of survival for German-speaking Jews.

 

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thru 08/30/2017

LOS ANGELES MUSEUM OF THE HOLOCAUST Los Angeles, CA

Art of Elisabeth Mann | Five Sketches Sweden, 1945

Elisabeth Mann, born Erszebet Mohr in Hungary in 1925, was imprisoned in the Kecskemét ghetto in Hungary. She was later deported to Auschwitz, transferred to the Bergen Belsen concentration camp, and transferred again to the Braunschweig labor camp for women. In May 1945, Elisabeth and a group of other female prisoners from the camp were released to Denmark. In the fall, she was admitted as a refugee to Sweden. Formally free, she remained a captive of her daunting memories. She coped with her past by sketching scenes reflecting her wartime experience. From 1945 to 1949, Elisabeth created a series of sketches depicting life in the Auschwitz and Braunschweig labor camps. She also sketched Swedish landscapes.

 

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thru 08/30/2017

LOS ANGELES MUSEUM OF THE HOLOCAUST Los Angeles, CA

Names Instead of Numbers: Victims of Dachau Concentration Camp

This is an international traveling exhibition from Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site's Remembrance Book Project: a collection of biographies of camp victims that gives voice to the over 200,000 prisoners who were deported to Dachau between 1933 and 1945. Here, the Names Instead of Numbers exhibit is supplemented with artifacts, letters, photographs, and personal testimonies from LAMOTH's collection and curated to depict the different groups of people targeted by the Nazis for dehumanization, slave labor, torture, and death, as well as well as accounts from liberating soldiers. Each artifact and testimony included in this exhibition serves as a moving testament to this important history.

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thru 06/23/2017

MAGNES COLLECTION OF JEWISH ART AND LIFE Berkeley, CA

I-Tal-Yah: An Island of Divine Dew. Italian Crossroads in Jewish Culture

Never before the creation of the State of Israel did Jews of so many origins live together, and in such a stimulating environment, as they did in the land they soon started calling in Hebrew i-tal-yah, an "Island of Divine Dew".

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thru 06/23/2017

MAGNES COLLECTION OF JEWISH ART AND LIFE Berkeley, CA

The Power of Attention: Magic & Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

Created from the early-modern period and into the present, shiviti manuscripts are found in Hebrew prayer books, ritual textiles, and on the walls of synagogues and homes throughout the Jewish diaspora. Wrestling with ways to externalize the presence of God in Jewish life, these documents center upon the graphic representation of God's ineffable four-letter Hebrew name, the Tetragrammaton, and associate it with words and imageries that evoke mystical powers, protective energy, and angels, as well as key places and characters in Biblical and Jewish history.

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thru 06/23/2017

MAGNES COLLECTION OF JEWISH ART AND LIFE Berkeley, CA

From the Photographer’s Archive: Roman Vishniac

The work of Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), a Russian-born photographer most notable for documenting eastern-European Jewish life in the years immediately preceding the Holocaust, has been celebrated in exhibitions and publications since the 1940s. Following the photographer's death, his daughter, Mara Vishniac Kohn, became the executor of Roman Vishniac's estate. In 2007, the Roman Vishniac Archive was established at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Its collections comprise over thirty thousand objects spanning more than six decades, and include more than nine thousand unprinted negatives, recently discovered vintage photographic prints, film footage, and personal correspondence.

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thru 07/05/2017

MAINE JEWISH MUSEUM Portland, ME

Richard Brown Lethem - Afflictions | Nebraska Triangle

Twelve canvases explore the many sides of violence in America's history (in Fineburg Community Room); and a group of abstracted Nebraska landscapes, incorporating both memory and legend, touch on family lore, the history of indigenous peoples, and the conflicts between ecological philosophies (Spiegel Gallery). Brown Lethem currently lives in Bath, Maine.

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thru 07/05/2017

MAINE JEWISH MUSEUM Portland, ME

Michael Ross - My Eye: Light Through Windows

MICHAEL ROSS My Eye: Light Through Windows, Third Floor Gallery
"I am a flaneur, a wanderer. The subject of my first serious photography was around my passion for beauty salons. It was the allure of the curtained windows, the designs and colors, and the light through the windows. A theme suggested by Simon Barnes, curator of Pictures at London's Victoria & Albert museum who encouraged me to pursue taking pictures. He made me aware that: 'the medium is the message.' The theme however became: not the Salons, but a quality of light. My work is also influenced by Arthur Machen's The London Adventure or The Art of Wandering."

Photographer Michael Ross, a native of Maine who has lived in London since the 1960s, sees himself as a flaneur, a wanderer. "The subject of my first serious photography was around my passion for beauty salons. It was the allure of the curtained windows, the designs and colors, and the light through the windows. The theme however became not the salons, but a quality of light."

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thru 06/01/2017

MAYYIM HAYYIM LIVING WATERS: COMMUNITY MIKVEH AND ART GALLERY Newton, MA

Hilary Tolan: Floating World

In Hilary Tolan's exhibit, "Floating World" the viewer enters a realm of manipulated landscapes. Photographs of dense forests are countered by ethereal drawings of trees and landscapes. The drawings, which utilize graphite, gouache, and walnut ink, are distilled from photographs of woods the artist often visits. They are pared down and edited to the essentials of trunk, limb, branch, leaf, stone, lichen and roots. Exposed roots seem to float in the uninhabited space of the picture plane. There is no figurative ground for them to hold on to. Drawings are delicate and show minute detail that asks the viewer to step close, to look carefully, and to slowly enter this quiet earth place.

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thru 11/30/2017

MILLER MUSEUM OF JEWISH ART, SHERWIN Tulsa, OK

All Are Welcome | Jewish Art Through the Eyes of Refugees

This exhibit exemplifies the Museum's mission by showcasing the diverse collection of Jewish artists who defied all odds and were able to share their voices through art. From Moses to Chagall and from Fried to Knigin, the Museum's collection is full of refugee imagery and artists.

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thru 06/25/2017

MILLER MUSEUM OF JEWISH ART, SHERWIN Tulsa, OK

Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American

Chasing Dreams celebrates baseball and the many fans, players, and characters who helped shape our American story. Every triumph and defeat, every hero on and off the field, has become another chapter in the history we all share. And for immigrants and minority groups especially, it has played a crucial role in understanding, and sometimes challenging, what it means to be American.

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thru 09/08/2017

MUSEUM AT ELDRIDGE STREET New York, NY

Lost Synagogues of Europe | Postcards from the Collection of Frantisek Banyai

The Museum at Eldridge Street presents an exhibition of vintage postcards of Central and Eastern European synagogues from Prague-based collector Frantisek Bányai. These remarkable images depict a world that was all but destroyed during the Second World War.

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thru 06/30/2017

MUSEUM OF BIBLICAL ART Dallas, TX

Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females - Tapestries and Sculpture by Linda Stein

Deeply moved by the events of September 11th, artist Linda Stein began exploring themes of protection and bravery evident even amidst one of the 20th century's greatest tragedies -- the Holocaust. The exhibition includes tapestries that pay homage to ten female Holocaust heroes, symbolic spoon-to-shell sculptures that address the sexual abuse of women, and a "protector sculpture," which is an emblem for defense of self and others. Stein has said, "If heroes existed during the Holocaust, then certainly we can increase the propensity for individuals to become more empathetic and compassionate under normal circumstances."

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thru 05/23/2017

MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE - A LIVING MEMORIAL TO THE HOLOCAUST New York, NY

My Name Is ... The Lost Children of Kloser Indersdorf

In 1945, a former convent near Dachau named Kloster Indersdorf became a temporary home for hundreds of displaced children in the immediate aftermath of World War II. To help locate relatives, a photograph was taken of each child to be circulated in search notices. Many of the children had changed markedly during the war, and some had even lost their names. The exhibition displays a selection of the images and their individual stories, conveying the powerful reality faced by these children.

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thru 09/05/2017

MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE - SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER Los Angeles, CA

Winton's Trains

In 1939, Nicholas Winton learned about the imminent threat facing Jews in Czechoslovakia. The young British stockbroker organized a rescue operation that brought 669 children from Czechoslovakia to safety in Great Britain, just before the outbreak of World War II. The exhibition introduces the viewer to some of the children he saved as they gather with Winton in Prague on the 70th anniversary of their historic rescue and retrace part of that lifesaving journey.

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thru 07/16/2017

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY Philadelphia, PA

1917: How One Year Changed the World

1917 looks back 100 years to explore how the dramatic events of a single year brought about fundamental changes in American politics and culture that reverberated throughout the world and still impact us today. 1917 is the first exhibition to demonstrate how three key events--America's entry into World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, and the signing of the Balfour Declaration--brought about political, social, and cultural changes that reshaped the United States' role in the world.

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thru 09/15/2017

OREGON JEWISH MUSEUM AND HOLOCAUST EDUCATION CENTER Portland, OR

Ritual Unmoored: Works by Six Jewish Ceramists

Ritual Unmoored features six noted Oregon Jewish artists who fashion vessels, abstract or figurative sculptures, and wall pieces, to reimagine the ritual object, and other traditional forms. Sponsored by the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education and Portland State University's College of the Arts and curated by Willa Schneberg, the exhibition includes work by Patricia Berman, Linda Bourne, Betty Feves, Kenneth Pincus, Willa Schneberg, and Maria Simon. At PSU Broadway Gallery, Lincoln Hall, Ground Floor; 1620 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR

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thru 07/30/2017

PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF JEWISH ART - CONGREGATION RODEPH SHALOM Philadelphia, PA

no one leaves homes unless: Berlin exiles 1938-1940

Works on paper by Emily Hass. "For the last decade, my artwork has used architectural records of Berlin buildings where Jews and persecuted artists lived in the 1930s. The work is concerned with identity, place, and a culture's loss both of individual citizens and of its creative tradition. I use the records to illuminate an obscured history, and make visible the Berlin homes - and lives - that were abandoned under duress. I work primarily in gouache and ink on vintage, sometimes damaged, paper that echoes the archival files that provide my source material." Among the works are ones based on the former homes of Lion and Marta Feuchtwanger, Else Ury, Kurt Weill, Walter Benjamin, Lyonel Feininger, Ruth Vollmer, and the artist's father.

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thru 06/01/2017

SABES JCC - TYCHMAN SHAPIRO GALLERY Minneapolis, MN

[Re]Telling

Paintings from Holocaust survivor Fritz Hirschberger's Sur-Rational series, in dialogue with works by eleven contemporary artists - all translating history, experience and art into expression that communicates across generations. In partnership with the University of Minnesota's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

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thru 06/01/2017

SABES JCC - TYCHMAN SHAPIRO GALLERY Minneapolis, MN

Six Chairs

Visual artist Rowan Pope collaborated with middle school students at Beck School to create a book of 17 stories with evocative art, all communicating the harrowing experiences of Holocaust survivor Joe Grosnacht (now 93) as he survived numerous work camps and concentration camps, including Auschwitz and Buchenwald.

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thru 06/01/2017

SABES JCC - TYCHMAN SHAPIRO GALLERY Minneapolis, MN

Loss and Beauty | Creating Solace in a Land of Infinite Sorrow

Photographer Keron Psillas layers her original photos to illustrate a conversation between fear, searching, and sadness, showing the power of beauty and love to overcome darkness and evil. While photographing historic Holocaust sites, Psillas found beauty among the loss and devastation. This beauty can offer a light to dispel the darkness, if only for a brief time.

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thru 06/01/2017

SABES JCC - TYCHMAN SHAPIRO GALLERY Minneapolis, MN

[RE]TELLING

Part of  Holocaust Art, Narratives and Contemporary Response (a Series of Exhibitions & Events) and featuring select works from the University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies' (CHGS) permanent collection of survivor Fritz Hirschberger's Sur-Rational series expressing life under Nazi rule. Hirschberger paintings and narratives are paired with contemporary works by local artists who deal closely with related matters; among them, Sandra Brick, Eva Cohen, David Feinberg, Dr. Robert Fisch, Pamela Gaard, Judith Brin Ingber, Howard Oransky, Rowan Pope, David Sherman, J. Wren Supak, Susan Weinberg

 

 

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thru 06/07/2017

SAN DIEGO CENTER FOR JEWISH CULTURE - GOTTHELF ART GALLERY La Jolla, CA

Eye Connect: Our Global Jewish World

This photographic show features the work of artists near and far as we examine Jews and Jewish life around the globe. The diaspora, an important part of our Jewish history, was the beginning of our people being scattered to new and foreign lands. Today, as Jews, we inhabit almost every country in the world, and these photographs capture what is both common and unique to the Jews residing in each country represented.

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thru 09/03/2017

SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER Los Angeles, CA

Paul Simon: Words and Music

Through his extraordinary storytelling and exploration of sound, Paul Simon has captured the mood of the nation and the world. Come celebrate his enduring legacy. On view will be instruments, records, sheet music, handwritten lyrics, photography, costumes, and stage maquettes, as well as listening stations and performance footage spanning Simon’s six-decade career. 

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thru 08/27/2017

SPERTUS INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP Chicago, IL

Ben Shahn: If Not Now, When?

Lithuanian-born American artist Ben Shahn (1898-1969) was a committed activist and humanist. Using social realism to protest political attitudes of the time, his work reveals a passionate search for social justice and an engagement with questions about his spiritual and ethnic identity. He explored polemic themes of modern urban life, organized labor, immigration, and injustice. This exhibit of works from the Spertus collection includes one of the last projects on which Shahn worked before his death: a series of 24 lithographs illustrating a passage from the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke's The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge (1910).

 

 

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thru 07/30/2017

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM New York, NY

City of Gold, Bronze and Light: Jerusalem between Word and Image

As the ancestral and spiritual home of the Jewish people, Jerusalem has over the centuries been a constant focus of narrative and material description as well as of intangible and ethereal longing. Indeed, the city's sacred character has often been evoked through richly palpable imagery, while its physical landscape has prompted mystical reflection. Marking the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War (June, 1967) and the reunification of the city, this exhibition explores the tension between the imaginary and physical Jerusalem, between the visionary and the illustrative, between word and image.

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07/20/2017 — 10/22/2017

CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM, THE San Francisco, CA

Archie Rand: The 613

The 613 is a major painting project by Archie Rand presented at The CJM for its debut outside New York City. In traditional Jewish texts 613 rules for ethical and religious behavior are asked of all Jews. Rand's exhibition includes one painting for each one of the 613; they are acrylic on canvas paintings (20 x 16 in.) arranged in a huge grid comprising 1700 square feet.

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07/06/2017 — 09/17/2017

MILLER MUSEUM OF JEWISH ART, SHERWIN Tulsa, OK

American Guild of Judaic Art - Group Exhibition

The American Guild of Judaic Art is an international organization for those with interests in the Judaic arts and dedicated to the promotion of Jewish art and culture in society. Their mission is to celebrate the rich diversity and sacred beauty of Judaic Art around world, and establish a community for those who are inspired to fulfill the commandment of Hiddur Mitzvah by creating, collecting and exhibiting Jewish Art. See 80 original pieces from AGJA members around the country in one location for the first time. (Image: Joy Stember, Kiddush Cup)

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07/20/2017 — 10/15/2017

SKIRBALL MUSEUM - HEBREW UNION COLLEGE, CINCINATTI Cincinnati, OH

Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American

This pop-up exhibition is a panel version of the large-scale exhibition organized by the National Museum of American Jewish History. The exhibition includes photos, labels, and interactives that explore the central role that our national pastime has played in the identity of Jews and other minority communities.

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CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM, THE San Francisco, CA

Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman

Warren Hellman (1934-2011) was an investment banker, philanthropist, musician, and music enthusiast who believed in the importance of community arts. He may now be best recognized for the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival (HSB), which he founded in 2001. Held annually in Golden Gate Park, the free festival draws more than 700,000 people. The exhibition centers on film footage from HSB's archive of live performances-making hundreds of hours available to the general public for the first time. Also included: resonant personal objects like Hellman's Star-of-David rhinestone studded jacket and signed banjo. Hellman was a distinctly San Franciscan iconoclast and uniquely Jewish figure.

 

 

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CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM, THE San Francisco, CA

Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life: Live from The CJM!

Co-presented with Reboot, this interactive installation allows visitors to contribute their own Six-Word Memoir to a live stock ticker on view in the lobby of The CJM. Take a seat on our Arne Jacobsen swan sofa and use Twitter on your smart phone to instantly add your Six-Word Memoir to the live feed. The Reboot installation on Jewish life is based on SMITH Magazine's Six-Word Memoirs, a project inspired by Ernest Hemingway's legendary shortest of short stories, "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." This succinct form has become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination, or simply break the ice.

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CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM, THE San Francisco, CA

Lamp of the Covenant: Dave Lane

Sacramento-based artist Dave Lane's Lamp of the Covenant, a ninety-foot long, 12,000-pound installation, suspended overhead as visitors enter The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM). Lane's work is the first major commissioned installation to appear in The CJM's Koret Taube Grand Lobby. The artist's body of work mixes recycled and sculpted steel, old tools and Edison bulbs, globes and utensils in an astonishingly modern way. Chief Curator Renny Pritikin, who commissioned the installation for The CJM, says, "When I first saw Dave's work in 2006, I was blown away. I had never seen anything quite like it in my life." Lamp of the Covenant ties in themes celebrated in Lane's body of work, including the ideas of creation, how the lamp signifies the presence of the divine, and how light embodies the human relationship with the cosmos.

 

 

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CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM, THE San Francisco, CA

Pour Crever by Trimpin

In 1940, all Jewish residents of Efringen-Kirchen in Southern Germany were deported to France and then sent on to Auschwitz. German-American artist Trimpin's Pour Crever commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of these tragic events. In this installation of suspended water tanks, a computer-controlled mechanism developed by the artist releases sheets of water which spell out the names of the deported residents of his town; they fall through space and disappear forever into the pool below.

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CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM, THE San Francisco, CA

In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art - The Bureau of Suspended Objects

Based on the Talmudic principle of havruta-the study of religious texts by people in pairs-In That Case at The CJM repurposes the practice by pairing visual artists with established professionals in another field of their choosing. San Francisco-based artist Jenny Odell and stylist and window designer Philip Buscemi partner on The Bureau of Suspended Objects, an investigation into the ways we invest and divest values into and from material goods, and ultimately, into the powers of visual merchandising.

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DERFNER JUDAICA MUSEUM AT THE HEBREW HOME AT RIVERDALE Riverdale, NY

Tradition and Remembrance: Treasures of the Derfner Judaica Museum

The inaugural exhibition in the newly expanded Derfner Judaica Museum uses approximately 250 objects to explore the intersections of Jewish history and memory as they inform individual and communal identities. Among the featured objects: a silver filigree kiddush cup, ca. 1911; an early copper alloy Hanukkah lamp; from the famed Bezalel School; a set of 18th century Torah implements from Meerholz, Germany; and a velvet fish-scale embroidered matzah cover from turn-of-the-century Jerusalem.

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INSTITUTE OF SOUTHERN JEWISH LIFE Jackson, MS

Of Passover and Pilgrimage: The Natchez Jewish Experience

From the first Sephardic family that settled Natchez in the late 1700s to the height of Jewish trade and business in the 1800s and the construction of the second temple in 1905, the exhibit documents the history and everyday life of Natchez's Jewish families. Extensive use of historic Henry C. Norman and BIll Aron photographs make this exhibit a fascinating cultural study. Tours are conducted year-round by appointment. Please call the Museum at (601) 362-6357.

 

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JEWISH MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Vancouver, British Columbia

More Than Just Mrs.

Through oral history interviews, photographs, and archival sources, this online exhibition explores Jewish women's organization of British Columbia. It charts the history of Hadassah/CHW, Na'amat, and National Council of Jewish Women. These very dedicated volunteers made significant contributions to the city, the province, and the world. While Hadassah/CHW and Na'amat raised funds for healthcare and education projects in Israel, National Council assisted new immigrants, children, and the elderly her in BC. Through their work, these women pushed the boundaries of so-called "women's work", playing out the ambiguities that arose in the years after the Second World War in the form of Second Wave Feminism.

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JEWISH MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Vancouver, British Columbia

A Transcontinental Love.

Morris Soskin met Rose Hyams while visiting Montreal for a Zionist convention in 1921. Before he left for his return to Vancouver, the two were engaged. As they counted down the days and hours to their wedding six months later, they wrote 275 letters to one another, expressing their love and longing. Online exhibit.

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JEWISH MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Vancouver, British Columbia

Oakridge

In 1950, the Canadian Pacific Railroad released a vast tract of forest stretching from 41st Avenue and Granville Street to 57th Avenue and Main Street in Vancouver. The middle third, reaching from Oak Street to Cambie Street, was soon identified for development into a residential community anchored by a commercial hub. The construction of this new neighbourhood, Oakridge, coincided with a trend of improved financial security among many members of the Jewish community. The large lots and bungalow homes of Oakridge fit the aesthetic of the post-war middle class ideal that many young families - Jewish and not - aspired to. A suburb within the city limits, this safe, quiet area was an ideal place to raise a family.

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JEWISH MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Vancouver, British Columbia

Letters Home

In 1916, Joseph Seidelman enlisted in the Canadian Army. Just eighteen years old, Joseph felt compelled to contribute to the war effort in Europe. While training and fighting, Seidelman regularly sent letters to his family back home in Vancouver, particularly his sister Rachel. Eighty-seven of these letters were donated recently to the BC Jewish Community Archives and earlier this year a selection of them were incorporated into an online exhibit, Letters Home

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JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA-FIU Miami Beach, FL

Mosaic: Jewish Life in Florida 1763-Present

More than 500 photos and artifacts depict the Jewish experience in Florida since the 18th century, with thematic presentations on community development, discrimination, earning a living, identity, and immigration - the acculturation process to which people of all backgrounds can relate. Personal artifacts, films, photos, timeline and contemporary art attract a universal audience and provide an engaging, up-close museum experience.

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JEWISH MUSEUM OF MARYLAND Baltimore, MD

The Synagogue Speaks

The Synagogue Speaks is an original multi-media exhibition in the newly-restored Lloyd Street Synagogue. The Synagogue Speaks tells the story of the landmark synagogue and the three immigrant congregations--two Jewish and one Roman Catholic--that occupied it.

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JEWISH MUSEUM OF MARYLAND Baltimore, MD

Voices of Lombard Street | A Century of Change in East Baltimore

The area surrounding the Jewish Museum of Maryland was the center of immigrant Jewish life in Baltimore in the early 1900s, but today only a few remnants of its Jewish past survive. This exhibition chronicles a place of constant change, where people of different backgrounds lived, worked, created community-and came together in the renowned Jewish market known as Lombard Street.

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KEHILA KEDOSHA JANINA SYNAGOGUE AND MUSEUM New York, NY

Free Ioannina 1913: 100th Anniversary Exhibit

According to the oral tradition, the Roman emperor Titus, after capturing Jerusalem in September 70 CE, was transporting many Jews to Rome as slaves when his ship
was driven by a storm onto the Albanian coast. Instead of throwing his captives into the sea, he allowed them to disembark, and they eventually made their way to the area in which loannina later was established. This exhibit marks the century since Ioannina was incorporated into the Greek state.

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MUSEUM AT ELDRIDGE STREET New York, NY

Visitor Center Exhibition

A visitor center and permanent exhibition at the Museum at Eldridge Street on New York's Lower East Side integrates Judaica, Yiddish signs, other artifacts, and interactive media displays to tell the story of the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue and the immigrant community from which it emerged.

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MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE - SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER Los Angeles, CA

Witness to Truth: A Tribute to Our Holocaust Survivors

To honor the Holocaust survivors who have volunteered their time over the past thirty years to share their painful WWII experiences at the Museum of Tolerance, the MOT engaged Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Marissa Roth to photograph each of these ambassadors of memory, hope and tolerance.

 

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MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE - SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER Los Angeles, CA

Para Todos Los Niños - Fighting Segregation in California

Many people know of desegregation as it happened in the American South, but this exhibition shares the story and struggles of Latino families in Southern California almost ten years before Brown v. Board of Education. Covering the history of segregation and discrimination in California that targeted all non-White citizens, in housing, jobs, and schools, the exhibit includes the dramatic story of Mendez v. Westminster and the broad, multi-racial grassroots efforts to end school segregation in rural Orange County and elsewhere.

 

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SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER Los Angeles, CA

Noah's Ark

Inspired by the ancient flood story, which has parallels in hundreds of cultures around the world, this multi-sensory indoor and outdoor attraction invites visitors to board a gigantic wooden ark and to play, climb, build, discover, problem-solve and collaborate alongside handcrafted, one-of-a-kind animals. An innovative, delight-filled destination for children and families of all backgrounds.

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SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER Los Angeles, CA

a smile, they said

See the stunning, site-specific mural a smile, they said, painted by Berlin-based artists Antje Schiffers and Thomas Sprenger. On view beginning April 4, 2013. 

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SKIRBALL MUSEUM - HEBREW UNION COLLEGE, CINCINATTI Cincinnati, OH

Ten Treasures of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick Collection

Since May of 2015, the staff of the Skirball Museum has been hard at work unpacking, condition reporting, cataloguing, and photographing nearly 1500 works of art from the B'nai B'rith Klutznick Collection, now a part of the Skirball's holdings. Ten treasures from the collection remain on view, giving visitors a sneak peek at the breadth of this remarkable collection as the Museum prepares for a permanent display. This group of treasures includes antique and modern Judaica as well as 20th century paintings.

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UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM Washington, DC

A Dangerous Lie: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

The exhibit explores the continuing impact of the most widely distributed antisemitic publication of modern times. Despite countless exposures as a fraud, the myth of a Jewish world conspiracy has retained power for Nazis and others who seek to spread hatred of Jews. Technology has now made the Protocols available via the Internet; it continues to be circulated by those promoting violence, and even genocide.

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