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On View: All the Jewish Art You Need to See This Week, November 17th Edition

Rock n’ roll in Skokie, Iraqi treasures in Baltimore, sports fans in Munich

Alexandra Pucciarelli
November 17, 2017
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Jimi Hendrix performs at the Filmore, San Francisco, February 1, 1968Iconic Images / Baron Wolman

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

Atlanta, Georgia

The Breman Museum is hosting The Legacy of the Hebrew Orphans’ Home: Educating the Jewish South Since 1876 before it moves to its permanent home at the Jewish Education Loan Fund, previously the Hebrew Orphan’s Asylum. This exhibit celebrates the history of Georgia’s oldest Jewish non-profit through stories and pictures from its inception to today. The Jewish Education Loan Fund’s history spans three centuries—it started as an orphanage in the late 19th century, became a civil service agency in the 20th century, and in its current iteration is a financial aid fund. (Through December 24, tickets $12)

Baltimore, Maryland

Last month, the exhibit Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage opened to acclaim at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. This exhibit tells the story of the dramatic recovery of historic Jewish religious and art objects from the Jewish community in Iraq from a flooded basement in Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters. The show features 23 objects and a behinds-the-scenes video about the restoration process for these items. (Through January 15, 2018 , tickets $10)

Berkeley, California

The Magnes Museum at the University of California Berkeley has assembled in its collection The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco. This exhibit showcases the history and memory of Jewish communities in Morocco and has been in the works for the past few years. (Through June 29, 2018, free admission)

Miami, Florida

Subject to Interpretation recently opened at the Jewish Museum of Florida at FIU, featuring a combination of objects from the museum’s 20-year-old collection with contemporary interpretations of Jewish art by early career artists. Visitors to the exhibit are implored to interact with installation art including audio/video, kinetics, textiles, music, performance art, and architecture. The museum will collaborate with a select group of artists throughout the year to create an ever-changing exhibit. (Through February 25, 2018, tickets $6)

Munich, Germany

The Jewish Museum of Munich presents Never Walk Alone: Jewish Identities in Sport. This exhibit explores the rise of anti-Semitism in sports in the 1920s and highlights other more contemporary athletes, placing the visitor in the position of both the sports fan and the athlete. (Through April 7, 2018, tickets € 6)

New York

Math Bass: Crowd Rehearsal is a new artist installation at The Jewish Museum. This work explores the symbols and ceremonies of a Jewish youth, and is the latest iteration of the Museum’s artist installation series. (Through March 18, 2018, tickets $15)

Skokie, Illinois

The Illinois Holocaust Museum’s latest exhibit, Bill Graham And The Rock & Roll Revolution, celebrates the life and work of the music promoter Bill Graham who imbued music with social change. The exhibit is filled with rock and roll memorabilia from Graham’s time as a music promoter for artist like Jimi Hendrix, but it also tells the mostly unknown story of his journey to the United States as a young child after the Holocaust. This exhibit has been so popular that the museum extended its original run. (Through January 7, 2018, tickets $15)

Toronto, Canada

This is your last week to see Staring Back at the Sun: Video Art from Israel, 1970-2012 at The Koffler Gallery before it closes. This exhibit traces the history of contemporary video art practices in Israel, with a focus on activist work. (Through November 26, free admission)

Is there an event or exhibit in your area we should know about? Email [email protected] with the details and a link.

Alexandra Pucciarelli is an editorial intern at Tablet.

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