Operation Finale | This Light of Ours | Israel: Then & Now
The Maltz Museum is proud to create stunning world-class exhibitions that launch in Cleveland and travel the country and even the world. Now available are three exhibitions that have riveted thousands to date. Continue telling these important stories in your own venue.
Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann
OUR MOST POPULAR TRAVELING EXHIBITION!
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
The head of the Nazis’ homicidal “Jewish Department” who zealously managed the transport of millions of innocent people to death camps vanished after World War II. Photographs, film and recently declassified spy artifacts reveal the dramatic secret history behind the daring abduction and globally broadcast trial of a principal perpetrator of the Final Solution. This world premiere exhibition is a co-production of Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv, Israel; The Mossad – Israeli Secret Intelligence Service and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
- “It engages your intellect at the start and tears your heart out by the end.” – Cleveland Jewish News
- “The exhibit is constructed much like the story of Eichmann himself. Everything is in plain view but multiple twists and turns must be followed in order to understand the entire story.” –AXS
- “Viewers feel like an impassioned participant rather than a vested observer.” – Hadassah Magazine
- FEBRUARY 19 - JUNE 18, 2017 – Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
- JULY 16 – DECEMBER 22, 2017 – Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, New York
- FEBRUARY 10, 2018 – JULY 15, 2018 – Florida Holocaust Museum
- SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 – MAY 19, 2019 – Holocaust Documentation & Education Center
- JUNE 22, 2019 – SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 – Holocaust Museum Houston
- OCTOBER 12, 2019 – JANUARY 5, 2020 – The National World War II Museum
- JANUARY 26, 2020 – Holocaust Memorial Center, Zekelman Family Campus
This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement
AN IMPORTANT STORY EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
As relevant today as they were half a century ago, more than 150 black-and-white images chronicling the Southern Freedom Movement are featured in This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement. The 4,000-square-foot multimedia exhibition features works by nine activist photographers who documented the clash between institutionalized discrimination and determined resistance by activists and volunteers. The Maltz Museum added videos, interactive features and material about racial division today. “This exhibition is very timely,” says Museum co-founder Milton Maltz, noting its relevance to recent shootings, riots, vigils and protests in Baltimore, Charleston, Cleveland, Dallas and Milwaukee. “Ordinary people risked everything to fight for equality in the segregated South of the 1960s. The question this exhibition asks is, 50 years later, who will take up the challenge to right inequities that continue to spark anger across this country? How can we heal this open wound of racial division in America?” Recognizing that racial divisions weren’t relegated to the South, This Light of Ours also includes content related to Northeast Ohio’s own turmoil and triumphs at this critical moment in American history.
This Light of Ours features photographers Bob Adelman, George Ballis, Bob Fitch, Bob Fletcher, Matt Herron, David Prince, Herbert Randall, Maria Varela and Tamio Wakayama. The photographic portion of the exhibition was organized by the Center for Documentary Expression and Art with major support provided by the Bruce W. Bastian Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts. Curator: Matt Herron; Historical Consultant: Charlie Cobb Jr.; Project Originators: Leslie Kelen and Steven Kasher. The films, design and exhibition experience were conceived and produced by the Maltz Museum.
- February 15, 2020 – Bullock Texas State History Museum
Israel: Then & Now
A FASCINATING LOOK AT ISRAEL FROM ITS EARLY DAYS TO NOW
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
Israel: Then & Now tells the story of a people with no home, rejected across the globe for religious beliefs, find hope in a land they can make their own. In 1948, when Israel was declared the first Jewish state, it gave the Jewish people an opportunity to create a home for themselves and their children — what would come of this land, the people, and a culture? Take a look back and imagine what’s ahead during this special exhibition that combines milestone moments, historic images, interactive media, and film to explore Israel: Then & Now.
- Learn about major moments in Israel’s history such as the Balfour Declaration, Israeli Independence, and the Camp David Accords.
- Discover the early Zionist movement, agricultural transformations, and current innovations in natural conservation. A 3D topographic map will highlight shifting national borders, historic sites, and varied landscape.
- Meet the people of Israel by learning about the waves of immigration that contributed to a diverse population. Visitors can explore the experiences of early Jewish pioneers, and children can imagine the courage it took to move far away and build a new society.
- Explore the creation of a unique culture and the revival of Hebrew as a spoken language. Learn about the cuisine, pop culture, music, and literature that reach across borders to influence the world.
- Be inspired by the technological and medical advancements being made in Israel today that are changing the world.
- Hear from everyday Israelis on subjects such as the role of religion in society, Israel’s creative and social challenges, politics, and the idea of Israel tomorrow.
- November 4, 2019 – Holocaust Documentation & Education Center