Each week, the Scroll highlights upcoming exhibits, performances, and cultural events around the country.


The Columbus Jewish Film Festival kicks off Nov. 5 with a screening of The Women’s Balcony. Screenwriter Shlomit Nehama will introduce the film and to participate in a post-screening discussion. I saw this film earlier this year and highly recommend it—so does Tablet. The festival will be showing other exciting new films like Past Life and Keep the Change. (Through Nov. 20, tickets $12.)

Los Angeles

It’s been open since July, but LACMA’s Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage shouldn’t be missed. The exhibit examines the effects that music and dance had on Chagall’s praxis. The centerpiece are his designs and costumes for the ballets Aleko, set to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1942), The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky (1945), Daphnis and Chloé by Maurice Ravel (1958), and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute (1967). (On view through Jan. 7, 2018; adult admission $5.)


The Jewish Museum London’s latest exhibit, Designs on Britain, highlights how most of the iconic British designs were created by immigrants. Twentieth century design in the U.K. was largely shaped by the arrival of Jewish designers from continental Europe who brought with them a knowledge of modernity. (On view through Jan. 7, 2018; adult admission £ 8.50.)

Portland, ME

A lot of Linda Stein’s post-9/11 art has focused on themes of security. She explores this topic further in her her four-part exhibit at The Maine Jewish Museum. Also on view is her seven-minute looped video featuring Gloria Steinem, Abigail Disney, Elizabeth Sackler, and others, highlighting the power of Jewish Women. (On view through Nov 5, 2017; adult admission $5.)

Portland, OR

The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education recently opened Munich to Portland: A Painting Saves A Family. This show tells the story of a young German Jewish woman who in 1938 traded an Ottis Stein painting for a visa that saved her family, as well as the improbable search undertaken by a team of German journalists to find the missing artwork. (On view through Feb. 4, 2018; adult admission $8.)

New York

Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem opens Nov. 3rd at The Jewish Museum in New York. This is the United States’ first comprehensive exhibit of the Israel Museum’s world-renowned collection of Jewish costumes. Veiled Meanings will examine the role clothing plays in the balancing act between the personal and the social, and how these ideas change from country to country. (On view through March 18, 2018; adult admission $15.)


The American Jewish Museum at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh will host a reception on Nov. 2 in celebration of their latest exhibit, Out of Many: Stories of Migration. Pittsburgh is truly a city of immigrants, and this exhibit features photographs that document the experiences of multiple generations of immigrants and their descendants in the city. The show highlights the important role immigrants have had in shaping the City of Pittsburgh. (On view through Dec. 30, 2017; free admission.)

Is there an event or exhibit in your area we should know about? Email info@tabletmag.com with the details and a link.