Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

February 24 – August 29, 2021


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.

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


Maltz Museum