Presented by The Esther & Hyman Rapport Philanthropic Trust
The Maltz Museum is proud to announce its first exhibition of 2013 - Spots of Light: To Be a Woman in the Holocaust. A production of the Museums Division, Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, it is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on Jewish women and their experiences in the Holocaust. Through these women’s initiative, creativity and courage, the exhibit demonstrates that human beings are strong enough, even in the most difficult of circumstances, to maintain those values which are the foundation of humanity: motherhood, friendship, faith and love. In this large-scale video installation, images move and change before the visitor’s eyes, giving historical material a new and contemporary feel and perspective.
Signature Sponsors: BNY Mellon; Karen & Alan Krause; and Audrey & Albert Ratner
Benefactor Sponsors: Creekside Financial Advisors; Lou Freiberg; PNC Bank; and Shul Boys
Patron Sponsors: Beth & Bob Brandon; Alvin, Lottie, and Rachel Gray Fund; Kol Israel Foundation; McCarthy Lebit Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA; Notre Dame College; Betty Rosskamm and Family; Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland; Lauren & Steve Spilman; and Ursuline College
visit the Yad Vashem website for more about the exhibition
Spots of Light is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage will introduce visitors to the beauty and diversity of contemporary works emerging from Israel with Israeli Arts and Culture, a season-long offering of programs and events (October 23 – January 13). The highlight is Bezalel on Tour, an exhibition that celebrates the 106th anniversary of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Israel’s oldest institute of higher education and a leading international academy of art, design and architecture. Programs at the Museum include live music, films, and an artist talk. Several other events will occur throughout Cleveland’s Jewish and artistic communities.
Bezalel on Tour celebrates the 106th anniversary of Bezalel, Israel’s oldest institute of higher education and a leading international academy of art, design and architecture. Curated by the head of the Ceramics and Glass Design Department, Muli Ben Sasson, the exhibition includes the best of the contemporary works of Bezalel graduates from the last five years from all of Bezalel’s Academic Departments: Fine Arts, Architecture, Photography, Ceramic and Glass Design, Industrial Design, Jewelry and Fashion, Visual Communication and Screen-Based Arts, as well as works from its graduate programs: Master of Design and Master in Fine Arts.
Programs at the Maltz Museum include:
Local component – student work from Cleveland Institute of Art (Oct 23 – Jan 13)
Film screening – A Century of Israeli Art, Parts I & II (Oct. 24/Nov. 7)
Artist talk – Reut Shahar, Israeli artist and Bezalel graduate (Nov. 1)
Community day – Israeli arts and culture-themed programs all afternoon (Nov. 11)
Film screening – Thou Shalt Not Dance (Nov. 28)
Live music – No Exit Music Ensemble (Dec. 12)
See what’s happening Around Town
Benefactor Sponsor: David and Inez Myers Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
Patron Sponsors: The Consulate General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region, Joan Horvitz, Robert A. Immerman, Israel Bonds, and The Nathan and Fannye Shafran Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland
The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program/organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.
Additional funding by Friends of Bezalel, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel, and The David Berg Foundation.
Precious Objects are things people treasure that have special meaning because of how they got them, who gave the things to them, or their meaning today.
Photographer Charles J. Mintz chronicled more than 300 people and their possessions, and each shared inner thoughts about them. A selection will be on display, giving a very personal look at human emotion and the power of memory.
Precious Objects was made possible by a generous gift from Spero-Smith.
All of the works, including those on display at the Maltz Museum, are available for purchase from 1point618 Gallery.
More than a mere historical exhibit, A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People is an interactive experience that allows visitors to follow in John Paul II’s footsteps from his childhood to his role as head of the world’s largest church. The exhibit is divided into four major sections, reflecting the four periods in the pope’s life. Visitors become part of the documentary, walking through a multi-sensory experience: backdrops of enlarged photos and period postcards supporting artifacts tragic and triumphant, all set against evocative soundscapes.
For more information on the exhibition, visit the official website.
Presented by Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, The Samuel H. & Maria Miller Foundation, and PNC Bank.
Signature Sponsors: William & Lorraine Dodero and Umberto & Maryellen Fedeli; Greater Cleveland Catholic High Schools; Medical Mutual; Tom & Sandy Sullivan.
Benefactor Sponsors: Beachwood Buick GMC; Mary Jane & Jack Breen; Lou Freiberg & Lois Davis; Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP; John Carroll University; The Lerner Foundation; Notre Dame College; Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland; Swagelok Company; Ursuline College.
Donors: Enid & David Rosenberg; Joseph Scaminace; Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine; Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland; Dominic A. Visonsi
In cooperation with: Anti-Defamation League
Lead Financial Sponsors: The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati and Xavier University
Project Mah Jongg is the first exhibition of its kind—taking visitors on an exploration of the game’s cultural meanings through sight, sound, text, and play. The game of mah jongg is explored in dynamic formats throughout the exhibition, including 20th-century popular objects and a visitor-activated soundscape that features clacking tiles, exclamations from games by Jewish-American and Chinese-American players, reminiscences, and vintage music. Large-scale graphics by Isaac Mizrahi, Maira Kalman, Bruce McCall, and Christoph Niemann illustrate mah jongg as an ongoing muse for contemporary artists. A game table at the core of the exhibition invites visitors to engage in the continuing tradition.
Project Mah Jongg is made possible through the generosity of the National Mah Jongg League. Additional support is provided by Sylvia Hassenfeld and 2wice Arts Foundation. Exhibit design by Abbott Miller, Pentagram
Mah Jongg Maven Sponsors: Mr. and Mrs. Irving B. Fine, Lou Freiberg and Lois J. Davis, Al Gray and Daughters Lottie and Rachel and Grandson Azzizi, Elaine Harris Green, Myah Moore Irick (PNC Wealth Management), Milt and Tamar Maltz, Don and Sally Messinger, Alan and Carole Schonberg, Lauren and Steve Spilman
Mah Jongg Enthusiast Sponsors: Harry J. and Rosalyn Abraham; Ian and Gloria Abrams; Lawrence and Nancy Bell; Dr. Erol and Laura Beytas; Café 56 Catering; Corky and Lenny’s; Stacie and Jeff Halpern; Lilli Harris; Jack’s Delicatessen; Judy and David Kaufman; Lois Klein; Leikin Motor Companies; Alvin and Lorrie Magid; Alvie and Kathy Markowitz; Abraham and Barbara Miller; Denise Arnstine, Marti Davis, Susie Rubin, and Shari Perlmuter; Lori and Scott Soble; Bob and Michelle Reiner; Phillip and Peggy Wasserstrom
In collaboration with Cleveland State University
1930s Cleveland, Ohio…labor strikes and riots…the “Mad Butcher” torso slayings…the city in the throes of the Great Depression. Hard times, but with them glimmers of hope. The Terminal Tower opened, Jesse Owens set records, Superman was created. Budding artists and performers were finding hope at a settlement that would become Karamu House, a center of community and gathering place for free expression.
Working with Cleveland State University, Karamu House, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Artists Foundation, Western Reserve Historical Society and a private collection, the Museum has gathered more than sixty-five pieces, art and artifacts that open a window to a turbulent and creative time in Cleveland.
Sponsored by Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP and Marilyn Cagin.
In 2008, photographer David Bergholz and his wife spent two weeks in Tel Aviv. He had expected to only shoot pictures for personal use, but day by day he became increasingly intrigued with the city and its environs and wound up with more than 700 images. He saw Tel Aviv as a vibrant metropolis of great energy and quirky beauty, with contrasts of wealth and decay and a distinct sketchiness in its infrastructure that is both charming and a little bit scary.
David Bergholz is a fine arts photographer who has exhibited his images and conceptual work at SPACES, Heights Arts, Murray Hill Galleries, LLC (NEO+1), The Cleveland Botanical Garden, the John F. Seiberling Gallery in the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, the Massillon Museum, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, University Hospitals, Firelands Association for the Visual Arts in Oberlin and the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh.
The artworks in the exhibition range from more traditional mediums such as painting and sculpture to the up-to-date technology of video installation. Works from well-established artists with international recognition will share space with pieces from emerging artists, including local talent. All of the works in the exhibition will challenge and enlighten visitors.
This exhibition is presented through the generosity of Presenting Sponsor Baker Hostetler with support from The Alvin, Lottie, Rachel and Azzizi Gray Fund, Toby Devan Lewis and Stewart and Donna Kohl. The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Additional support from the Ohio Arts Council, which helps fund the Museum with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.
Presented by the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians, with support from KeyCorp.
Women with Spirit, a portion of the exhibition produced by the Maltz Museum, consists of a wall of quotes and a short film by local director Steven Hacker. The quotes are from women throughout history in the areas of faith, determination and service. Space is available for guests to add their thoughts on a woman they admire. In the film, nine women from Northeast Ohio were interviewed by Mr. Hacker to explore how women today integrate their beliefs into their lives and work. The cast features Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell, Representative Marcia L. Fudge and Rabbi Sharon Marcus.
A project of The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in association with Cincinnati Museum Center. It comes to Cleveland through the generosity of lead sponsors Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Notre Dame College, PNC and Ursuline College/Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland, with support from The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, Cleveland Foundation, Marymount Hospital/Cleveland Clinic, the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, The John P. Murphy Foundation, the Samuel H. and Maria Miller Foundation, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, and The Thomas and Sandra Sullivan Family.
Leo Weidenthal, editor of The Jewish Independent, felt each of the city’s national communities should have a garden site, and conceived the Cultural Gardens in the early 1900s. The celebration promotes the Museum’s mission of building bridges of understanding with other cultures, and ties in with the Museum’s permanent collection, An American Story, tracking the arrival of immigrants and the region’s
early settlers and neighborhoods, and The Temple-Tifereth Israel gallery with 180 priceless artifacts and art from around the world.
Loaned by The Berger Family from their private collection.
Travel through time to discover dramatic stories and see artifacts, replicas, historic photographs and film footage, interactive displays, polls, video and much more.
Created and loaned by the International Spy Museum, and presented with support from the Citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and The Ohio Arts Council, and media sponsorship from WJW-FOX8.
In addition to rare, never-before-displayed comic book art and memorabilia, the exhibition features 1940s serials, video interviews, a vintage, child-sized Batmobile ride, an interactive phone booth, a drawing studio, and try-on superhero costumes for children.
Sponsored by BNY Mellon, Irv & Gloria Fine, RSM McGladrey and ShoreBank and ongoing support from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.
The history of modern Israel is the latest chapter in what Abba Eban once called “the miracle and mystery of Jewish history – self preservation, resonance, suffering and renewal.” The Sixtieth Anniversary of its 1948 founding offers a cause for celebration and a pause for reflection. This exhibition features 60 stunning photographs in black-and-white and color.
The Magnum Photo Agency was launched as a photographer’s cooperative in the aftermath of World War II, only a few months prior to the birth of the State of Israel in 1948. The exhibition includes photographs of three of Magnum’s founding fathers, Robert Capa, David “Chim” Seymour and George Rodger. Capa and Seymour, themselves Jewish émigrés from central Europe, shared an enormous enthusiasm for the struggle of the new arrivals and covered the story with deep affection. Israel’s struggles and triumphs, tears and laughter, have been recorded in each subsequent decade by leading lights in Magnum’s international roster of photojournalists whose work is included.
Israel: A Look Forward
Tomorrow’s Technology and Northeast Ohio’s Role
Hopes and Dreams: Remembering the Birth of the State of Israel
A Film by Steven Hacker
Presented by Signature Sponsors Forest City Enterprises, Jewish Community Federation/Israel at 60, John P. Murphy Foundation and National City Bank; Benefactor Sponsor The Wuliger Family; and Patron Sponsors AmTrust and RSM McGladrey; with support from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, the Ohio Humanities Council and the Ruth G. and Sam H. Sampliner Fund of the Jewish Community Federation. Music accompanying the exhibition compiled by The Cleveland Orchestra.
‘Science as salvation’ in the years leading up to and during the Holocaust is explored in this traveling exhibition that features fascinating objects, photographs, film footage and eyewitness and survivor testimonies to tell a chilling story.
Where Would You Draw the Line?
Accompanying Deadly Medicine, the Maltz Museum created a look at today’s pressing medical issues, in which visitors ponder various aspects of current medical ethics issues and then cast their own votes. More than 5,000 votes were cast in the gallery and online. A range of educational programs and panels further explores correlations between the past and the present.
Loaned by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Where Would You Draw the Line? created by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. Sponsored locally by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Forest City Enterprises, The Lerner Foundation, The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, Medical Mutual, The Murphy Foundation, Saint Luke’s Foundation and University Hospitals.
The Honorable Nancy G. Brinker began this collection while Ambassador to Hungary. She took her post soon after September 11, 2001, and unable to receive artwork from home, invited Budapest artists to display their work in the American Residence. She came to love the art of Hungary, and returning home decided to tour her collection to give visibility to the artists and provide a creative new method of support for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, which she founded in memory of her sister, Suzy.
Accompanying the exhibition, a three-week celebration of Hungarian art and culture featured food, music, displays of embroidery and porcelain and Hungarian books and literature.
Organized by The Cleveland Museum of Art in collaboration with the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. Presenting Sponsor: KeyBank.
Presented by the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute and locally coincides with the Women Rock series of community programs sponsored by The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.
Accompanying the wall hangings is a selection of portraits from 50 Faces, a photographic documentary by acclaimed Cleveland photographer Herbert Ascherman, Jr. that captures faces and stories of Northeast Ohio Holocaust survivors, POWs and concentration camp liberators.
Made possible through the loan of the Holocaust Wall Hangings from the collection of The Temple Museum of Religious Art at The Temple-Tifereth Israel and 50 Faces from the collection of the Western Reserve Historical Society.
Excavated in Israel, these artifacts come together to reveal a story of intertwined roots and shared history. Cradle of Christianity examines two periods of major consequence for Christianity and Judaism, inviting visitors to explore the final days of the Second Temple—a time when Jesus of Nazareth lived—and discover the shared history of Christianity and Judaism as they developed in the Holy Land side by side.
Organized by The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Cleveland, Ohio and made possible in part by the generous support of Glenmede, KeyBank, Ulmer and Berne LLP, Wachovia Securities, Mellon, RMS McGladrey, George Blumenthal and the Center for Online Judaic Studies, and The Gries Family.
From Rome to New York, Sarajevo to Jerusalem, French photographer Frederic Brenner chronicles the Jewish Diaspora in more than 40 countries across five continents. His stunning images challenge traditional stereotypes and portray the scope and variety of Jewish life at the end of the twentieth century.
Organized by the Brooklyn Museum and made possible by the Righteous Person’s Foundation and other generous friends of the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition at the Maltz Museum is made possible by the generous support of National City.