Currently On View

September 10, 2023–January 21, 2024

This exhibition features large-scale ink paintings on rice paper intersected by brilliant bands of color, a neon installation and a short film by Chinese feminist artist Zhen Guo. These works evolved out of a 2016 series of monochromatic, semi-abstract landscapes that explored the silencing of women. Guo began inserting stripes of saturated color into the black and white compositions in 2022, describing this action as  “a need for change,” and an opportunity for optimism. Learn more >>


With approximately 250 objects, this exhibition drawn from the permanent collection explores the intersections of Jewish history and memory. The stories of objects used in traditional Jewish practice are interpreted in light of the role of memory in shaping both individual and communal identities. Among the featured objects in the exhibition are a silver filigree vase, ca. 1911, and an early copper alloy Hanukkah lamp, both from the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts founded in Jerusalem in 1906. Other objects come from near and far, including a set of 18th-century German Torah implements, a handsomely illuminated 19th-century Italian marriage contract and a 2nd–4th century lamella amulet.  Learn more >>

Online Exhibitions

From its founding in Jerusalem in 1906 by Boris Schatz (1866–1932), the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts forged a national style and pioneered modernist design in Jewish ceremonial art. Enter the exhibition >>

Stories by the famed Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem inspired a series of paintings and prints by two Eastern European-born 20th century artists. Enter the exhibition >>

A series of surrealistic linocuts, Dreams responds to traumatic events of the 20th century witnessed by eminent Slovak artist Vincent Hložník (1919–1997). Enter the exhibition >>

With more than thirty artists and works in diverse media, this exhibition explores the fascination birds have long held for artists and designers across different cultures and in different eras. Selected from the permanent collection, the works reflect a variety of stylistic influences, from realism to surrealism, folk art to scientific illustration. Enter the exhibition >>

This exhibition highlights seventeen mid- to late twentieth-century women artists selected from the permanent collection who worked in modernist styles, yet are not often exhibited today despite their significant skills, careers and accomplishments. Enter the exhibition >>

Past Exhibitions