January 23, 2014
There’s only two weeks remaining in the run of our special exhibition TRAITOR! Spies, Lies and Justice Denied: The Dreyfus Affair.
Since the exhibition opened back in October, the Museum has seen more than 5800 visitors from throughout Ohio and the U.S., not to mention Canada, Germany, Japan, Kosovo, and Singapore. That figure includes more than 700 that took advantage of our free admission on New Year’s Eve and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (below).
Groups from Baldwin Wallace University, John Carroll University, Laurel School (below), Montessori High School, and even the Cleveland Indians, just to name a few, brought groups for a docent-led tour of TRAITOR!
The Museum began promoting the exhibition with a press luncheon, covered here by Dan Hanson of ClevelandPeople.com. The Plain Dealer, Cleveland Jewish News, News-Herald, and several other Northeast Ohio periodicals ran feature stories. Radio shows Shalom America (WELW), The Eleventh Hour (WHK), and American Law Radio (WERE) interviewed Museum staff discussing the exhibition and its programming.
The Museum held its private opening October 8 with a sold-out crowd eager to experience the first collaborative exhibition of the Maltz Museum and Gallagher & Associates, a museum design firm. Overall there were more than 500 guests that attended private events and public programs during the exhibition’s run.
Not bad for an small, original exhibition about an event that occurred more than 125 years ago in Paris. TRAITOR! Spies, Lies and Justice Denied closes Sunday, February 9. Check back for upcoming posts about our spring program series, Begin the Conversation, and from the United State Holocaust Memorial Museum, State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda, opening Fall 2014.