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Past Exhibits

Past Exhibits

Life in Shadows: Hidden Children and the Holocaust

Life in Shadows: Hidden Children and the Holocaust was organized and circulated by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Eternal Light

Contemporary artists from around the world offered visual interpretations on the spiritual meaning of light, in this exhibition of the winners and finalists of the leading international competition for Jewish ceremonial art.

Engaging with the Present

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the American Jewish Artists Club, this exhibition highlighted the development of modern art in Chicago and the significant role of Jewish artists in its conception and growth.

Tradition and Transformation

This exhibition spotlighted 80 seldom-seen objects from the Spertus Institute collection. It explored issues of provenance and authenticity, and looked at the questions raised when pieces created for ceremonial use are viewed as art. Called “exquisite” by Museums Chicago magazine.

Southern Exposure

Renowned photographer Zion Ozeri’s work documenting the cross-cultural dimension of Jewish life in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.