Now On View

February 24 – August 29, 2021
Open during regular hours; Included with general admission
Wednesday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm
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Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the first-ever retrospective about the trailblazing associate justice and cultural icon, based on the popular Tumblr and bestselling book of the same name by journalist Irin Carmon and attorney Shana Knizhnik. Exploring the American judicial system through the lens of one of its sharpest legal minds, the exhibition takes an entertaining yet rigorous look at Justice Ginsburg’s life and work—in particular the efforts she joined to protect civil rights and expand equal opportunity for all Americans. Through archival photographs and documents, historical artifacts, contemporary art, media stations, and gallery interactives, the exhibition spans RBG’s varied roles as student, life partner, mother, lawyer, judge, women’s rights pioneer, and Internet phenomenon.


Visit In-person

Visitors can tour the Notorious RBG exhibition in-person at the Maltz Museum, Wednesday through Sunday, 10am – 5pm. Tickets are available for purchase upon arrival. Masks are required for entry and social distancing is enforced. General: $12, Students & Seniors: $10. Children 5-11: $5, Children under 5 and Maltz Museum Members: Free

Take a Public Virtual Group Tour
First and Third Tuesdays of the Month at 2:00 pm

As part of an ongoing outreach effort to connect visitors to the Maltz Museum during the pandemic, virtual visitors can explore Notorious RBG online. Approximately 60 minutes in length, virtual attendees will enjoy a webinar style narrated exploration of key objects and artifacts followed by a docent-led Q&A. Virtual tours will be offered on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. The cost is $10 per person and free for Maltz Museum members.

Book a Private Virtual Group Tour

The Maltz Museum now offers private virtual group tours of Notorious RBG with advance notice.

Adult tours are approximately 60 minutes in length, virtual attendees will enjoy a meeting or webinar-style narrated exploration of key objects and artifacts followed by a docent-led Q&A. Email for more information.

Student tours, also virtual, have an alternate format to suit the needs of the school day. Tours are free and recommended for Grades 6–12. An optional docent led Q&A add-on is available for $3 per student. (CMSD schools are always free)

Please note: The Maltz Museum will not offer in-person docent-led group tours or private events at this time.

Download the Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Educator Guide.
Meets Ohio Department of Education standards for Ohio’s Learning Standards Social Studies Adopted February 2018 History Strand and Government Strand, Common Core State Standards – English Language Arts, and Common Core State Standards – English Language Arts/History Social Studies. See the education guide for detailed standards information.

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is organized and circulated by the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California.

Notorious RBG book cover illustration by Adam Johnson. Courtesy of HarperCollins. Photographs: Crown © by Hurst Photo/Shutterstock; Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States.

The local presentation of this exhibition was made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors:


Signature Sponsors

Bob and Sally Gries
Milton and Tamar Maltz

Benefactor Sponsors

Grant and Jennifer Dinner
Alan and Karen Krause
Jan and Will Sukenik

Patron Sponsors

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association & its Women in Law Section
Mary Ann Corrigan-Davis
Noreen Koppelman-Goldstein and Barry Goloboff
Keith and Nancy Libman
McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA
David and Inez Myers Foundation
The Albert B. & Audrey G. Ratner Family Foundation
Roetzel & Andress, LPA-Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee
Ulmer & Berne LLP
Bennett & Donna Yanowitz Philanthropic Fund
Dan and Ellen Zelman

Contributing Sponsors

Bob and Beth Brandon
The Cleveland Employment Lawyers Inns of Court
Nan Cohen & Dan Abrams, Mara & Aaron Kamat
Lois and Henry Goodman
Caryn Groedel & Associates Co., LPA
Paul M. Katz and Lisa B. Arnson
James and Susan Kendis
Irwin Lowenstein and Heather Ross-Lowenstein
Malik Law
Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis
Larry and Julia Pollock
Barbara Robinson
Enid and Dr. David Rosenberg
Eileen Sill & Shari and Michael Perlmuter
Sustainable Community Associates
Tucker Ellis LLP

Community Sponsors

Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
Gallagher Sharp LLP.
Meisel & Pesses Families
Anne L. Meyers
Nurenberg Paris : Ohio’s Injury Lawyers Since 1928
Michael and Pearl Summerfield Charitable Trust
White Blaze Wealth Management
Charles Whitehill