Current Exhibitions

Ten Treasures of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick Collection - Held Over!

Opening February 9, 2016

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.

 

From the B'nai B'rith Klutznick Collection:
Reuven Rubin: Visages d'Israel

Opening February 9, 2016

This exhibition features 12 lithographs by Romanian-born Reuven Rubin (1893-1974), who emigrated to Palestine  and was among a pioneering group of artists who offered a modern and light-filled interpretation of the landscape and people of Israel. Rubin has been described as Israel's national artist, and this whimsical series published in 1960 recalls work by Picasso, Chagall, and Miro.

 

An Eternal People: The Jewish Experience

An Eternal People educates and enlightens, tugs at the heart and awakens conscience as it explores the cultural heritage of the Jewish People. The core exhibit presents over 300 fascinating artifacts - artwork, textiles, decorative arts, jewelry, memorabilia and Near Eastern Antiquities - beautifully reliving and reflecting significant periods of the Jewish experience. The museum's permanent exhibit comprises seven thematic galleries that portray the cultural, historical and religious heritage of the Jewish people.