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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 08/09/2015

BEN URI | THE LONDON JEWISH MUSEUM OF ART London,

No Set Rules

A collaborative exhibition with Southampton City Art Gallery which explores the limitless possibilities of working on paper. No Set Rules celebrates the richness and diversity of each collection, presenting 49 works by 37 artists, seven of whom - Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, Jane Joseph, Leon Kossoff, Michael Rothenstein, Glenn Sujo and Edward Toledano - are represented in both. The works cover a wide range of subject matter, techniques and practice, moving from figuration to abstraction to explore 100 years of expression on paper.

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thru 08/28/2015

BEN URI | THE LONDON JEWISH MUSEUM OF ART London,

Arts in Harmony: An Art Gallery’s Musical Heritage

s part of its centenary celebrations, Ben Uri has partnered with the Royal College of Music (RCM) to exhibit the hidden treasures of its musical heritage for the first time at the Royal College of Music's Museum of Music. Artworks providing an expressive visual and narrative counterpoint to RCM's archival materials include a folk-art inspired design (1915) by Ben Uri founder, Lazar Berson; a glorious colourist Still-Life with Guitar (1935) by Mark Gertler, key ‘Whitechapel Boy' and associated with the Bloomsbury set; Isaac Lichtenstein's angular Blind Fiddler (1924), showing the influence of Cubism and the ‘Ecole de Paris'; Josef Herman's poignant sketched recollection of a life destroyed by the Holocaust (c. 1940-43); and Mark Wayner's satirical jibe at celebrity of the day, Sir Henry Wood (1931, recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the RCM).

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thru 12/13/2015

BEN URI | THE LONDON JEWISH MUSEUM OF ART London,

Out of Chaos

A flagship centenary exhibition at the Inigo Rooms of Somerset House, in association with Culture at King's College London. It includes rarely seen masterpieces from the world-renowned Ben Uri collection.

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thru 10/18/2015

BERNARD MUSEUM OF JUDAICA AT TEMPLE EMANU-EL New York, NY

Visualizing the Bible: Works by David Wander

This exhibition explores themes of Jewish myth, history and biblical narrative through the works of New York-based artist David Wander. Wander creates books that meld the traditions of biblical pictorial cycles, medieval Hebrew manuscript illumination and contemporary graphic illustration. The exhibition features eight narratives: Esther, Ruth, Song of Songs, Lamentations, Jonah, David, Judith and the Golem of Prague.

 

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thru 12/31/2015

BREMAN JEWISH HERITAGE MUSEUM, THE WILLIAM Atlanta, GA

Where the Wild Things Are: Maurice Sendak in His Own Words and Pictures

The acclaimed and engaging children's exhibition features the famed "chicken soup" slide, a dress up area, and activity stations where children can let out their inner Wild Things.

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thru 12/31/2015

BREMAN JEWISH HERITAGE MUSEUM, THE WILLIAM Atlanta, GA

Eighteen Artifacts | A Story of Jewish Atlanta

This exhibition explores the history of Jews in Atlanta through artifacts, images, and oral histories. The story of Jewish Atlanta began as it did in many other Southern towns, but its narrative would take dramatic turns as Atlanta became a stage for regional, national, and international events over the next 170 years. Jews played a role in every significant event in Atlanta's history, and in many cases Jewish men and women were instrumental in creating essential social, business and educational organizations. By showcasing important artifacts representing major turning points in this story, we hope all who visit will leave with a sense of the significant ways the Jewish community has shaped the city of Atlanta. As visitors encounter these Eighteen Artifacts they are encouraged to consider and share their own connections to the selected people, places or events.

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thru 09/20/2015

CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM, THE San Francisco, CA

Night Begins the Day: Rethinking Space, Time, and Beauty

Night Begins the Day is an international group exhibition that includes work in many mediums by twenty-five artists. In Jewish tradition, days begin at sundown, rather than dawn. This notion inspired the exhibition, which looks at alternative or contemporary ways of thinking about space, time, and beauty. It is the first collaboration between Chief Curator Renny Pritikin and Associate Curator Lily Siegel, and will be accompanied by a catalog with essays by the curators and local writers Dodie Bellamy and Nathaniel Deutsch.

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thru 11/01/2015

CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM, THE San Francisco, CA

Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait

This personal and intimate exhibition about Amy Winehouse (1983-2011) celebrates her passion for music and fashion, as well as her love for London and her family. The Winehouse family gave The Museum access to the late singer's belongings, including her guitar, record collection, and iconic outfits.

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thru 11/01/2015

CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM, THE San Francisco, CA

You Know I'm No Good

You Know I'm No Good presents works by a selection of contemporary artists that directly relate to the life and music of Amy Winehouse. Highly regarded Bay Area artists Jennie Ottinger and Jason Jägel, whose work extends the figurative tradition, will present especially commissioned works for the exhibition. Jägel will create a new mural-sized painting for the wall facing Yerba Buena Lane and Ottinger will create a stop-motion video animation using original paintings. In addition, the exhibition will include a series of untitled drawings (2011- 2012) with Amy Winehouse as the subject by New York artist Rachel Harrison. These drawings, made using colored pencil on paper, depict Winehouse alongside famous characters from art history like Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein, and Willem de Kooning.

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thru 11/30/2015

FINE MUSEUM, ELIZABETH S. & ALVIN I. - CONGREGATION EMANU-EL SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco, CA

Jews and Cartooning

The Elizabeth S. and Alvin I. Fine Museum is proud to present an exhibit about Jews and cartooning featuring work by Bob Singer of Hanna-Barbera, Sarah Lightman, Dave Berg, Ben Katchor, Michael Capozzola, William Levin (ben Baruch), Mort Gerberg, Evan Wolkenstein, Phil Witte, Yaak. Come see the Jewish artists behind Fred Flintstone, Dry Bones, Shabot 6000, your favorite New Yorker cartoons and so much more!

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thru 09/30/2015

JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF GREATER HARTFORD Hartford, CT

Breaking the Glass: The American Jewish Wedding

Featuring vintage wedding gowns from the UConn Historical Costume and Textile Collection, ancient ketubot reproductions from the Judaica Collection, Beinecke Library, Yale University, and JHSGH archival photographs. Chase Family Gallery, Mandell Jewish Community Center

 

 

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thru 09/07/2015

JEWISH MUSEUM MILWAUKEE Milwaukee, WI

Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American

The exhibit celebrates well-known Jewish heroes such as Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax and iconic baseball pioneers like Jackie Robinson, Joe DiMaggio, Roberto Clemente and Ichiro Suzuki, as well as baseball's extended family of vendors, team owners, minor leaguers, amateur players, scouts, broadcasters, journalists, novelists - and especially, fans. The core exhibit, developed by and on loan from the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia and augmented with artifacts on loan from local organizations and individuals, investigates and shares how baseball has served as an arena in which values, identity, ethnicity and race have been projected, contested and occasionally solidified.

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thru 10/25/2015

JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA-FIU Miami Beach, FL

Vision 20/20: Looking Back/Looking Forward – JMOF 20th Anniversary

Showcasing a glimpse into the Museum's collection, this 20th anniversary exhibit focuses on the influence of Floridian Jews on the development of the Sunshine State, from the pioneer families who settled here more than 100 years ago, to today's movers and shakers.

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thru 10/25/2015

JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA-FIU Miami Beach, FL

The Seventh Day: Revisiting Shabbat

In many religions, the Sabbath is considered a day of rest. In Jewish tradition, Shabbat is observed in many ways, including going to synagogue, cooking a special meal, resting from work or physical activity and scheduling time to reflect on life outside of our daily routines. This exhibit features contemporary and often provocative depictions of the Sabbath through the works of leading international artists. In an era when technology and culture have eroded the boundaries separating work, play and relaxation, this exhibit presents new possibilities and definitions of the 'day of rest.' This traveling exhibition was curated by Laura Kruger, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York.

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thru 12/15/2015

JEWISH MUSEUM OF MARYLAND Baltimore, MD

Cinema Judaica

This unprecedented exhibition of iconic Hollywood film posters and memorabilia from 1939 to 1971 illustrates how the motion picture industry countered America's isolationism, advocated going to war against the Nazis, influenced post-war perceptions of the Jewish people and the founding of the State of Israel, and shaped the face of contemporary Jewish life. In the years following World War II and the creation of the State of Israel, Jewish-themed films, along with the bold advertising that accompanied them, had a major influence on the way that the Jewish people and the State of Israel were viewed. The epic films of this era promoted an image of the Jewish people that counteracted the imagery of mass victimization during the Holocaust.

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thru 08/09/2015

JEWISH MUSEUM, THE New York, NY

Repetition and Difference

Collection objects, including Hanukkah lamps, marriage contracts, mezuzah cases, spice containers and Torah binders, together with works by contemporary artists such as Walead Beshty, Sarah Crowner, Abraham Cruzvillegas, John Houck, Koo Jeong A, Amalia Pica, and Hank Willis Thomas, illustrate how differences and derivations can reveal significant meaning.

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thru 08/09/2015

JEWISH MUSEUM, THE New York, NY

Laurie Simmons: How We See

In How We See, Laurie Simmons draws on the "Doll Girls" subculture of people who alter themselves with makeup, dress, and even cosmetic surgery to look like Barbie, baby dolls, and anime characters. Evoking the tradition of the high-school portrait - when teenagers present their idealized selves to the camera - Simmons photographed fashion models seated in front of a curtain, cropped from the shoulders down.

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thru 09/20/2015

JEWISH MUSEUM, THE New York, NY

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television

This is the first exhibition to explore how avant-garde art influenced and shaped network television in its formative years, from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s. During this period, the pioneers of American television - many of whom were young, Jewish, and aesthetically adventurous - adopted modernism as a source of inspiration. Through TV clips, memorabilia, and ephemera, the show highlights the visual revolution ushered in by early American television and modernist art and design. Artists represented include Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray, and Andy Warhol.

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thru 10/18/2015

JEWISH MUSEUM, THE New York, NY

Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings: Chantal Joffe

Hannah, Gertrude, Alice, Betty, Nadine, Golda, Susan, Claude, Nancy, Grace, Diane . . . is a series of 34 portraits by the London-based painted Chantal Joffe. Hung salon-style throughout the Skirball Lobby, this new body of work explores notable Jewish women of the 20th century such as Diane Arbus, Gertrude Stein, Susan Sontag, and Hannah Arendt. Bringing together these figures creates a universal family album, a tribute to their contributions as well as an inspiration for those in the present, still able to leave their mark.

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thru 08/30/2015

KOFFLER CENTRE OF THE ARTS Toronto, ONT

Alexander Pilis Architecture Parallax: Through the Looking Glass

Montreal-based, Brazilian-Canadian artist Alexander Pilis develops a new architectural installation staging the white cube of the Artscape Youngplace gallery as perception tool central to the experience of visual art. Playing with optical illusions, reflections and points of view, a series of theatrical boxes and viewfinders direct the viewer's performance as both spectator and actor in the gesture of looking and seeing.

 

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thru 12/15/2015

LEO BAECK INSTITUTE New York, NY

Wissenschaft des Judentums: Jewish Studies and the Shaping of Jewish Identity

In the early 19th century, a group of Jewish scholars in Berlin began to apply historical and critical methods to the study of Jews and Judaism, calling their new field the "Wissenschaft des Judentums" or "science of Judaism."  Using books, photographs, and objects, from the LBI Library, Archives, and Art Collections, this exhibit traces the fascinating threads that connect the Wissenschaft to various aspects of Jewish identity and practice over a period spanning from its precursors in the 18th century to the present day. 

 

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thru 08/21/2015

MAINE JEWISH MUSEUM Portland, ME

Parvietosana: Displacement | An Installation in Two Parts by Anna Shapiro

The project began in a synagogue using cast paper stones, winding wheels and performance, to commemorate a small Latvian congregation of 241 Jewish people who were massacred in 1941. The installation was exhibited in the women's balcony in the Sabile Synagogue Cultural Center in Latvia, and a ceremony was performed at the Pedvale Open Air Sculpture Park. The installation at the Maine Jewish Museum in May of 2015 will be presented in the women's balcony of the synagogue and will include crocheted elements, video and imagery presented from the performance and installation in Latvia.

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thru 08/23/2015

MAINE JEWISH MUSEUM Portland, ME

Wild and Wonderful | Paintings and Prints by Victoria Elbroch

Victoria Elbroch's latest work is derived from comparing a human life to nature's cycles. She draws trees encountered in world travels and is irresistibly drawn to the resilience and symbolism they represent. Rooted in the earth but reaching for the sky. She incorporates pods and seeds into her work as she continues to explore the aging process, the sharing of family stories and the embracing of time left. She feels fortunate to be in the autumnal, dispersal stage of her life span, rich in nature's abundance with time to wander, appreciate, share and celebrate it's bounty.

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thru 09/07/2015

MALTZ MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE Beachwood, OH

Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American

Organized by the National Museum of American Jewish Heritage, Chasing Dreams looks at how Jews and other minorities found their identity as Americans through Major League Baseball.

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thru 08/31/2015

MILLER MUSEUM OF JEWISH ART, SHERWIN Tulsa, OK

Louis Davidson | Synagogues360

Time, weather, political and demographic shifts inevitably erode cities and buildings. These along with occasional upsurges of violent anti-Semitism, have been particularly thorough erasers of the physical evidence of Jewish history. SYNAGOGUES360 provides a visual record of Jewish culture, showing and preserving synagogues by means of interactive 360 degree panoramic photos. It invites you and future generations to view the interiors of Jewish places of worship, which are clear and irrefutable indicators of the state of Jewish culture, architecture, art and stature in their communities throughout the Diaspora. Each synagogue is literally a "sign of the times" and window into the Jewish past and present.

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thru 09/30/2015

MILLER MUSEUM OF JEWISH ART, SHERWIN Tulsa, OK

Theodore Fried: Beyond the Still Life

Fried was born to an upper-class Hungarian family just after the turn of the 20th century. Among the Victorian social conventions he learned in childhood was the custom of sending messages with flowers; in a society that refrained from direct speech and obsessed over detail and subtlety, floral arrangements communicated sentiments not so easily expressed in words. What messages could Fried's still life paintings convey?

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thru 09/04/2015

MIZEL MUSEUM Denver, CO

Hidden Links: Exploring Jewish Identity- the Work of Yona Verwer and Cynthia Beth Rubin

Presented by the Mizel Museum and Evergreen's Center for the Arts, New York artists Cynthia Beth Rubin and Yona Verwer exhibit a varied series that combines multimedia techniques with the cutting edge technology of augmented reality. Included are works created together and separately, demonstrating how very different paths led each artist to an exploration of Jewish history and heritage that naturally culminated in collaborative works. They work together as interpreters of history and heritage as they photograph, document, represent, and weave together the stories of the past and the present.

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thru 01/31/2016

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

Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism

From Bauhaus to butterfly roofs in post-World War II residential architecture, this unprecedented exhibition on midcentury modernism will explore the influential role Jewish architects, designers, and tastemakers played in the formation of a new American domestic landscape during the middle decades of the twentieth century. Created and organized by The Contemporary Jewish Museum with guest curator Donald Albrecht.

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thru 08/23/2015

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

Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945

Between 1933 and 1945, the Nazi German regime promoted racial health policies that sought to eliminate all sources of biological corruption to its dominant "Aryan" race. Among the groups persecuted as threats to the national health were Germany's homosexual men. Believing them to be carriers of a "degeneracy" that weakened society and hindered population growth, the Nazi state arrested and incarcerated in prisons and concentration camps tens of thousands of German men as a means of terrorizing them into social conformity. This exhibition examines the Nazi regime's attempt to eradicate homosexuality. The Nazis' efforts left thousands dead and shattered the lives of many more.

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thru 08/23/2015

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY Philadelphia, PA

The Pursuit of Happiness: Jewish Voices for LGBT Rights

The NMAJH is thrilled to join institutions across the region in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first Annual Reminder demonstration at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. To honor this milestone, our Museum has been collecting and sharing Jewish LGBT stories through a special Tumblr site. In addition, an artifact installation entitled "The Pursuit of Happiness: Jewish Voices for LGBT Rights" celebrates and explores the stories of Jewish marchers who participated in the Annual Reminders.

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thru 11/08/2015

OREGON JEWISH MUSEUM AND HOLOCAUST EDUCATION CENTER Portland, OR

Auto | Biography - Portraits of People With Cars

Automobiles are integral to our individual and collective stories: becoming American and building community, making a living and enjoying the fruits of our labor, moving West and exploring its landscape and establishing roots to create our own unique identity. Auto/Biography examines car culture through the collective memory of Oregon's Jewish community.

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thru 08/27/2015

SABES JCC - TYCHMAN SHAPIRO GALLERY Minneapolis, MN

The Waters of Creation

The Jewish Artists' Laboratory is a regional arts initiative through the Sabes JCC. Over 30 local artists' work is represented spanning an array of artistic media and Jewish content, each exploring a unique connection to this year's theme of water (mayim), from creation to Kabbalah. The Laboratory, in its third year, meets regularly, promoting ongoing dialogue and providing a platform for artwork through its many stages. Together artists of varying artistic media and connections to Judaism explore how the theme of water is relevant to their work, as individuals, and to the community.

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thru 10/11/2015

SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER Los Angeles, CA

Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution

The first comprehensive retrospective about the life and career of legendary rock impresario Bill Graham (1931-1991). Recognized as one of the most influential concert promoters in history, Graham launched the careers of countless rock & roll legends in the '60s at his famed Fillmore Auditorium. He conceived of rock & roll as a powerful force for supporting humanitarian causes and was instrumental in the production of milestone benefit concerts such as Live Aid (1985) and Human Rights Now! (1988). As a promoter and manager, he worked with the biggest names in rock, including the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones.

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thru 08/23/2015

SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER Los Angeles, CA

The Singing Posters: Poetry Sound Collage Sculpture Book

Allen Ruppersberg's installation The Singing Posters: Poetry Sound Collage Sculpture Book pays tribute to Allen Ginsberg's iconic poem Howl (1955-1956), a hallmark text of the '50s Beat generation. In order to reinterpret the piece for contemporary audiences, Ruppersberg transcribed the poem into phonetic spellings and printed the "new" text on approximately 200 vibrantly colored commercial advertising posters installed floor to ceiling on gallery walls.

 

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thru 08/16/2015

SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER Los Angeles, CA

Rock & Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip

Featuring more than twenty photographs of hand-painted billboards that dominated the Los Angeles landscape for almost two decades, this exhibition-displayed in the Skirball's community space known as the Ruby Gallery-brings to life a unique period in the history of rock & roll and the fabled Sunset Strip, whose nightclubs were the birthplace of rock & roll royalty. Photographer Robert Landau (b. 1953) traces the billboard phenomenon from the breakthrough promotion for the debut album by the Doors in 1967 to the advent of MTV in the 1980s, which signaled the end of an era.

 

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thru 01/03/2016

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM New York, NY

Fields of Dreams | Living Shmita in the Modern World

The exhibit explores the dynamic process through which the biblical concept of shmita, the sabbatical year, was revived, engaged and debated by early settlers of the Land of Israel. It features rare, original documents and letters by the most significant rabbinic voices of the late 19th and 20th century, as well as by contemporary photographs, artifacts and works of art that demonstrate the resonance and impact of this ancient custom today.

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09/08/2015 — 12/16/2015

JCC IN MANHATTAN - TISCH GALLERY New York, NY,

LABSCAPES: Views Through The Microscope Where Art Meets Science

The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is among the world's leading science and technology universities. Researchers at the Technion help solve our world's greatest challenges, focusing on innovation in areas ranging from biotechnology and aerospace, to nanotechnology and computer science. In LABSCAPES, we are offered a unique look through the microscope of top Technion scientists, reminding us that the world's complexity is far greater than our eyes can detect. The images on exhibit are taken by researchers with a range of microscopes used in the fields of exact sciences (chemistry and physics), life sciences, engineering and medicine. The images are beautiful reminders that human perception is a feeble means by which to comprehend the large and layered world we inhabit.

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03/18/2016 — 08/07/2016

JEWISH MUSEUM, THE New York, NY

Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History

The first museum exhibition focused on the influential American fashion designer, artist, and entrepreneur. While best known for his clothing design, Mizrahi's creativity has expanded over a three decade career, moving beyond fashion to embrace acting, directing, set and costume design, writing, and cabaret performance. Beginning with his first collection in 1987 and running through the present day, Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History weaves together the many threads of Mizrahi's prolific output, juxtaposing work in fashion, film, television, and the performing arts.

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08/27/2015 — 11/01/2015

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY Philadelphia, PA

Lyle, Lyle Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard Waber

This is the first major exhibition to explore the life and career of children's book writer and illustrator, Bernard Waber (1921-2013), whose hometown was Philadelphia. Through over 90 original illustrations and other artifacts, including newly discovered sketches and manuscripts, the exhibit explores the whimsical and emotionally resonant world Waber created in a long career that spanned more than 30 picture books. This exhibition was organized by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, Massachusetts.

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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

In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art

Based on the Talmudic study principle of havruta-the study of religious texts by people in pairs-In That Case at The CJM encourages learning through fellowship for Bay Area artists, established professionals, museum staff, and the entire CJM community. Capitalizing on the unique Jewish perspective, inherent to The Museum, this program will take the practice of havruta and repurpose it for the contemporary art community. Each local artist invited to participate in In That Case will be given the opportunity of working with an established writer, scientist, thinker, or academic in a field of their choosing. The resulting collaborations will be presented in the Sala Webb Education Center. Featured artists: Lindsey White (Oct. 23), Helena Keefe (Jan. 22), and Anthony Discenza (Apr. 30).

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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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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 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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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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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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UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM Washington, DC

State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda

This exhibition reveals how the Nazi Party used modern techniques, new technologies and carefully crafted messages to sway millions with its vision for a new Germany and to drive the world into a war that cost some 55 million lives, including six million Jews. It includes rare posters, photographs, artifacts, and film documenting the pivotal role of propaganda in the Nazi effort.

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