2021 Exhibition Schedule

Private: Out of a Dark Cabinet: Rarely Viewed Treasures from the Permanent Collection

It is said that the average museum only exhibits 15% of its collections at any given time. Over the years many objects are worked into original exhibits, but some objects languish for long periods, unseen in the cabinets and storage, before they fit an exhibit theme. The museum’s permanent collection contains over 10,000 items.

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Private: Fifth Annual Purim Mask Invitational

March 20, 2011

Elementary, middle and high school students participated in the Fifth Annual Purim Mask Invitational by creating wearable masks recognizing Purim, a joyful holiday occurring on March 20, 2011 (Jewish Year 5771). The most popular way to celebrate Purim is to dress up in costumes and celebrate Queen Esther’s success in saving her people

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Private: Mauricio Lasansky: Kaddish Series

Kaddish is commonly known as a mourner’s prayer, but in fact, variations on the Kaddish prayer are routinely recited at many other times, and the prayer itself has nothing to do with death or mourning.

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Private: Building the Land: Jewish National Fund Zionist Posters

From its inception, the Jewish National Fund (JNF) was charged with the task of fundraising in Jewish communities for the purpose of purchasing land in Eretz Yisrael to create a homeland for the Jewish people. JNF’s signature Blue Boxes, which were used to collect the necessary funds, are now known worldwide as a symbol of Zionism.

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Private: Andy Warhol: Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century

October 23, 2011 – December 30, 2011.

Andy Warhol’s Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century depicts renowned luminaries of Jewish culture: Sarah Bernhardt, Louis Brandeis, Martin Buber, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, George Gershwin, Franz Kafka, the Marx Brothers, Golda Meir, and Gertrude Stein. Warhol referred to this pantheon of great thinkers, politicians, performers, and writers as his “Jewish geniuses.” Warhol’s iconic portraits attest to the lasting achievements and fame of these singular figures. Originally published as a portfolio of silkscreen prints on paper, Warhol was so pleased with the commercial success of his Ten Portraits that he decided to create additional versions of the series as silkscreen paintings on canvas.

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