Opening September 18, 2016 - Dec. 18th, 2016
This diminutive exhibition features eighteen diverse miniature objects, each of which shows the remarkable artistry that goes into the making of tiny Judaica. Included are miniature prayerbooks, scrolls, circumcision sets, and other ritual objects.
12 Nazi Concentration Camps: Photographs by James Friedman
October 13, 2016 - January 29, 2017
In 1981 and 1983, Columbus, Ohio photographer James Friedman traveled to Europe to photograph 12 Nazi concentration camps in Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, and Poland. At the time of his visits, during the Cold War, there was nothing left in many of the camps but a field or memorial sculpture or fabricated barracks to replace the ones that had disappeared. Friedman's full color, large format photographs make no attempt to travel back in time. Rather, they are unsettling and startling, juxtaposing hallowed ground with concession stands, maintenance workers, and tourists--challenging traditional approaches to this subject matter. This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Center for Holocaust and Humanities Education and is part of FotoFocus 2016, the Cincinnati region’s biennial celebration of photography.
Rembrandt and the Jews: The Berger Print Collection
March 5 – April 30, 2017
Organized by the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art in Santa Barbara, CA, this exhibition features 22 Rembrandt etchings of Jewish and biblical subjects and a drawing by Pieter Lastman, Rembrandt’s teacher. Also on view will be two Rembrandt etchings from the B’nai B’rith Klutznick Collection of the Cincinnati Skirball Museum.
Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American
July 20 - October 15, 2017
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.