Four CAJM Museums
The American Jewish Museum of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh explores contemporary Jewish art with programs that facilitate dialogue about art, philosophy, and culture. A wide range of subject matter is reflected in two Winter 2012 exhibitions, one on the "Funnyman" character (r.) created by Siegel and Schuster (who also created Superman) and another featuring images by Belgian artist Eugeen Van Mieghem, who documented late 19th-century immigrants embarking on Red Star Line ships in Antwerp (l).
The Derfner Judaica Museum is located at the Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, where art fills hallways, public spaces, and exterior gardens along the Hudson River. The Derfner maintains a collection of approximately 1,400 objects used in traditional Jewish ceremonies and rituals, including the impressive Ralph and Leuba Baum Collection, as well as Jewish art. The museum presents long-term and rotating exhibitions (r: Image from Jane Trigere's exhibition Women of the Balcony), and provides educational and cultural programming for residents of the Hebrew Home, their families, New York City metro area residents, and visitors from everywhere.
The Gotthelf Art Gallery is part of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture. It is devoted to expanding and enriching cultural life in its region by: presenting the finest in Jewish artistic expressions, encouraging the preservation of Jewish culture and heritage, and nurturing new creativity in the arts. Housed at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, this 1,000-square foot space allows the community at large to explore the richness and diversity of Jewish culture through exhibits that feature contemporary artists and a wide variety of visual media. (L: Vistor to Gallery; R: John David Ratajkowski image from exhibition on Jewish literary and film.)
Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the six million Jews and other innocent victims ,and honoring the survivors' legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, the museum teaches the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy. It features permanent and changing exhibitions, community and school programs, and professional development programs for teachers. The HMH is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies from all over the world in an effort to remember the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust.