Now On View

A Celebration of Family

June 2 to September 1, 2024

About the exhibition

This summer, Maltz Museum visitors can explore the rich framework of families found in America with our A Celebration of Family exhibition. This one-of-kind experience combines two art exhibitions with interactive children’s activities.

Growing Up Jewish: Art and Storytelling features the contemporary paintings and personal narratives of artist Jacqueline Kott-Wolle, as she explores the key people, experiences, and community that shaped her distinctly North American brand of Jewish identity. This exhibition portrays the tapestry of Jewish life and serves as a testament to the community’s resilience, traditions, and values.

Explore Growing Up Jewish

Love Makes a Family: Portraits of LGBTQ+ People and Their Families, produced by the Family Diversity Projects, is a traveling exhibition with over 40 photographs and interviews with LGBTQ+ families. By showcasing the diverse stories and journeys of the LGBTQ+ community, this exhibition aims to create a space of empathy, respect, and celebration of individual identities and relationships.

Explore Love Makes a Family

Both exhibitions include interactive children’s activities created by globally-recognized exhibit designer, Karen Katz. Throughout the galleries, interactive components invite visitors on a creative journey. Younger visitors can also immerse themselves in play activities connected with exhibition themes.

The exhibition is locally supported by:

Presenting Sponsor:

Signature Sponsors:

David & Inez Myers Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland

Patron Sponsors: Dan and Ellen Zelman Family Foundation

Contributing Sponsors:

PFLAG Cleveland, Mark D. Ross, Susan & Dean Trilling

Additional support from:

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, and Saltzman Youth Panel of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland

Designated support for Love Makes a Family: Portraits of LGBTQ+ People and Their Families:

The Bobby Gelb Memorial Fund of the Mt. Sinai Health Foundation

Growing up Jewish: Art & Storytelling paintings and narratives by Jacqueline Kott-Wolle Love Makes a Family: Portraits of LGBTQ+ People and their Families photographs and narratives by Family Diversity Projects

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