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The Dr. Bernard Heller Museum is a resource for the Jewish community and general public. Exhibitions are available for travel to Jewish and secular museums and university art galleries. This archive features exhibitions presented in recent years, many of which are currently traveling to other museum venues, which explore the creativity of contemporary artists of all faiths exploring Jewish identity, history, culture, and experience; interpret core Jewish values, texts, and beliefs and that foster a deeper appreciation for Jewish heritage; provide a forum for the exploration of the role of the arts as an expression of Jewish spirituality; highlight the creativity of contemporary Israeli artists and strengthen cultural ties between North America and Israel; showcase treasures of the College-Institute's library, archives, and museum collections; and celebrate the important role played by collectors in the development of Jewish art and museums.

For more information about past exhibitions at the Dr. Bernard Heller Museum, please contact (212) 824-2218 or museumnyc@huc.edu.

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

Yael Kanarek: The Regendered Bible

Avner Moriah: Five Books of Moses

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

Terra InFirma 

Scattered Breath: The Red Thread - A Visual Family Narrative by Jennifer Kopping 

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018


Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

In a Woman’s Shadow: A Visual Essay
Paint by Numbers

Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

Evil: A Matter of Intent
Lamed Vav: Paintings by Peter Leventhal

Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

Who’s Huldah? Biblical Women Who Shaped our Tradition

Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

Hanan Harchol: Jewish Food for Thought
The Seventh Day: Revisiting Shabbat 

Fall 2012 - Spring 2013

The Sexuality Spectrum
Jan Aronson: Illustrations for The Bronfman Haggadah

Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

Max Ferguson: Painting My Father
Joëlle Dautricourt: The Book of the Happy Writing
Janet Shafner: Dark Prophecies
Nathan Hilu's Journal: Word, Image, Memory
Leonard Everett Fisher: 70 Years an Artist

Spring 2011

Siona Benjamin: Esther Megillah

Fall 2010 - Spring 2011

A Stitch in Jewish Time: Provocative Textiles
Torahluminations: The Art of Peter Asher Pitzele

Fall 2009 - Spring 2010

Isaac Bashevis Singer and His Artists
Mirta Kupferminc: Wanderings
SUSAN SILAS: HELMBRECHTS WALK, 1998-2003: A visual retracing of a Nazi forced death march

Spring 2009

Envisioning Maps
To Speak Her Heart: Leslie Golomb and Barbara Broff Goldman
Arbit Blatas: A Centennial Celebration
Arie Bar Lev: Israel, Then and Now
Judith Margolis: Countdown to Perfection-Meditations

Spring 2008

Albanian Muslim Rescuers During the Holocaust: Photographs by Norman Gershman
Marginalia: Rochelle Rubinstein
The Whole Megillah: New Images from an Old Book - Drawings by David Wander
Cinema Judaica: The Epic Cycle, 1949-1971
10-6-73 – The Yom Kippur War: Photographs by Thomas Heyman
Rosalyn A. Engelman: "Dry Tears

Fall 2007

Scripture as Sculpture: The Sculptures of Moshe Zabari
Elements of Alchemy: Prints by Paul Weissman
Project Kesher (photography by Joan Roth)
L.A. Story (group show)
Peachy Levy: Threads of Judaism
Fiorello's Sister: Gemma La Guardia Gluck's Story

Spring 2007

Deidre Scherer: Surrounded by Family & Friends
Cinema Judaica: The War Years, 1939-1949
Living In the Moment: Contemporary Artists Celebrate Jewish Time (ongoing)
Judy Chicago: Jewish Identity
Tamar Hirschl: Jerusalem/New York

Fall 2006

Vision/Action: Designers of the Next Generation
Tamar Hirschl: Cultural Alarm
The Eye Of The Collector: The Jewish Vision Of Sigmund R. Balka
David Wander: The Jonah Drawings
Deidre Scherer: Surrounded by Family & Friends
A Living Legacy: American Jewish Liturgical Composers of the 20th Century

Spring 2006

"Rebirth After the Holocaust" Exhibition On View in South Florida (PDF format)
Journey Through Jerusalem: The Art of Maty Grunberg
The Jewish Graphic Novel
Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk

Fall 2005

The Forgotten Photographs: The Work of Paul Goldman from 1943 - 1961
Carol Hamoy: PsalmSong
Debra Band: The Song of Songs - The Honeybee in the Garden

Spring 2005

Aliza Olmert: Tikkun
Jan Aronson: A Reverence for Nature
Leslie A. Golomb and Louise Silk: Deez Nites Be All Da Same To Me

Fall 2004

Archie Rand: The 19 Diaspora Paintings
Promised Land: Photographs by Chanan Getraide
The Mikvah Project : Janice Rubin and Leah Lax

Summer 2004-Fall 2004

Jewish Fathers: A Legacy of Love Photographs by Lloyd Wolf

Fall 2003-Spring 2004

The Art of Aging
Through The Curtain: Digital Art by Shulamit Tibor

Summer 03-Winter 04

Lynne Avadenka: Aftermath

Winter 03-Summer 03

LILITH Magazine: The Voice of Jewish Women
Thirty Pieces/Thirty Years: Sculpture by Ann Sperry

Fall 02-Winter 03

Biblical Women in Contemporary Art
Leonard Nimoy: Shekhina
Vibrant Echoes: Photographs by Barbara Freedman

Fall 02-Summer 03

Rebirth After the Holocaust: The Bergen-Belson Displaced Persons Camp, 1945-1950

Winter 02-Summer 02

Ruth Weisberg: The Open Door Haggadah
Arthur Mones: Faces/Artists


Lucie and Peter Porges:Style and Humor
Private Thoughts of a Public Person: Watercolors by Rabbi Sally J. Priesand
Yaacov Chefetz: There They Will Change My Name


The Kindertransport Journey: Memory into History
Ora Lerman: I Gave you My Song
Susan Malloy: Seasons

Spring 2000-Fall 2001
Winter 1999-Fall 2000
Summer 1999/1998