Now - October 26, 2014
YAEL BARTANA: INFERNO
A powerful new cinematic offering from renowned Israeli artist Yael Bartana, Inferno centers on a replica of Solomon’s Temple currently being constructed by a Neo-Pentecostal Church in São Paulo, Brazil. In just 18 minutes Inferno implodes traditional concepts of place, time and belief. Bartana combines real events with a “pre-imagining” that is sure to inspire a flood of questions and spark debate around topics such as creation, ritual, memorialization and commercialization. With its rich pageantry, stylized costuming and references to epic Hollywood blockbusters, Inferno has been referred to as a “visual feast.” The Maltz Museum’s video installation is the film’s second showing in the U.S. and its Midwest premiere.
Yael Bartana: Inferno is organized by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage and made possible with generous support from Toby Devan Lewis, Dealer Tire, Jewish Federation’s Israel Arts Connection and Joanne and Margaret Cohen.
November 13, 2014 – March 15, 2015
State of Deception:
The Power of Nazi Propaganda
“Propaganda is a truly terrible weapon in the hands of an expert,” wrote Adolf Hitler in 1924. Organized by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, State of Deception examines the Nazis’ keen understanding of mass communications and how they manipulated it in their quest to acquire power.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum exhibitions program is supported in part by the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibitions Fund, established in 1990. State of Deception is generously sponsored by John P. Murphy Foundation; Ratner Family; Wolf Family Foundation; Stanley G. Blum; Donna Yanowitz; Marilyn B. Cagin; The Fernanda and Josef Friedman Holocaust Education Fund; Albert and Norma Geller; David and Rebecca Heller; David M. King; Krause Family Foundation; Noreen Koppelman-Goldstein and Barry Goloboff; McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA; David and Enid Rosenberg; The Nathan and Fannye Shafran Foundation; and Dan and Ellen Zelman.
April 9 – September 7, 2015
Baseball & Becoming American
Baseball’s legends and myths, its heroes and flops, its struggles and its moments of triumph tell our national story. This exhibition, organized by the National Museum of American Jewish Heritage, explores the central role our national pastime has played in the identity of Jews and other minority communities.