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  • The Broad Museum: A veiled gift to the city

    By Tom Teicholz

    September 25, 2015 | 9:58 am

    Everything about visiting The Broad, the new museum on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles that Eli and Edythe Broad built to house their contemporary art collection, is better than expected, better than a drive-by of the exterior leads you to believe, better than photos would...

  • Art, Medicine, and a Real Education

    By Mindy Leaf

    August 5, 2015 | 9:49 am

    More and more doctors today are using methods taught in art class to help diagnose their patients. Yes, art class.

    At a time when budget cuts are marching in lockstep to slash, or eliminate, art lessons at the elementary and high school level, universities are embracing the study...

  • South Carolina Senate votes to banish Confederate flag to museum

    July 7, 2015 | 10:52 am

    South Carolina's Senate passed legislation Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state house, where it has flown for five decades despite being viewed by many as a symbol of slavery.

    A bill to banish the flag from the Capitol grounds to a museum easily passed a...

  • Agnieszka Kurant and the art of what’s missing

    June 1, 2015 | 2:58 pm

    On June 5, Agnieszka Kurant will become one of only a handful of artists to have their work adorn the famous curved facade of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum here.

    Kurant’s “The End of Signature,” a neon white projection created from the actual signatures of museum visitors with...

  • New exhibit brings to life 350 years of American Jews in the military

    November 11, 2014 | 1:51 pm

    Mementos of Jacob Goldstein slide across the 3-foot-by-4-foot horizontal screen like cards being dealt at a casino: his photograph, his name, an Operation Urgent Fury headline denoting the 1983 military campaign in Grenada, Goldstein’s explanatory text summarizing his role during...

  • Don’t demolish LACMA: In praise of the ‘vulgar’ architecture

    July 14, 2014 | 11:24 am

    When Renzo Piano was first approached about designing an addition to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Italian architect hesitated. “As I already told you,” he wrote in a letter to Eli Broad, whose donation was funding the building, “it’s very frustrating to play a good...

  • Rare chance to see ancient biblical artifacts, documents

    March 5, 2014 | 1:29 pm

    An exhibition of more than 200 of the world’s rarest biblical manuscripts is drawing big crowds to the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem. 

    The “Book of Books” exhibition will be housed at the museum through October. The museum, which contains a huge collection of artifacts produced in...

  • U.S. Holocaust museum returns barracks to Auschwitz

    December 30, 2013 | 10:51 am

    The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has returned a section of wooden barracks that was given on long-term loan by the Auschwitz museum 24 years ago.

    The barracks — half of a wooden building in which Jewish prisoners slept while imprisoned in the death camp — arrived at Poland’s...

  • Sculpture in San Diego sun

    May 29, 2013 | 3:25 pm

    Downtown San Diego is home to plenty of famous attractions — including the San Diego Zoo and The Old Globe Theatre — but, for art lovers, the city also boasts an impressive collection of post-World War II works by internationally recognized Jewish artists like Sol LeWitt, Louise...

  • Amy Winehouse exhibit opening at London’s Jewish Museum

    May 13, 2013 | 1:31 pm

    Most of the images we’ve seen of Amy Winehouse tend to depict only the wild and tragic parts of her life. That’s about to change.

    This summer, The Jewish Museum in Camden, Winehouse’s former London neighborhood, will feature “Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait.” The...

  • Israeli museum exhibit simulates aging

    September 10, 2012 | 9:17 am

    An Israeli children's museum opened an exhibit to simulate the aging process.

    The Children's Museum in Holon, located outside of Tel Aviv, opened the exhibit "Dialogue With Time" this month. The exhibit, which the museum says is the first of its kind in the world, joins the...

  • Romney tours site of future Polish Jewish museum

    July 31, 2012 | 3:53 pm

    Mitt Romney toured the site of the future Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.

    The presumptive Republican presidential nominee, completing the third leg of a three-country tour that also included Britain and Israel, on Tuesday met with museum chairman Piotr Wislicki,...

  • Polish billionaire Jan Kulczyk donates $6 million to Jewish museum

    July 3, 2012 | 10:48 am

    Poland’s richest person, Jan Kulczyk, has donated about $6 million to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

    The billionaire’s gift is the largest to the museum by an individual donor, according to the Warsaw Business Journal. The $96 million museum is set to open next year.


  • The fabric of dance at LACMA

    June 13, 2012 | 12:48 pm

    When artist Sharon Lockhart traveled to Israel in 2008, she wasn’t searching for Noa Eshkol. The Israeli dance composer and textile artist was not well-known outside her own country. In fact, Eshkol isn’t terribly well-known within Israel, where companies like Batsheva, Inbal,...

  • Yad Vashem hit with anti-Israel, anti-Semitic graffiti

    June 11, 2012 | 8:21 am

    Vandals spray painted anti-Israel and anti-Semitic graffiti at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum.

    The slogans written in Hebrew, including “Hitler, thank you for the Holocaust,” “If Hitler did not exist, the Zionists would have invented him,” and “The war of the Zionist regime is not...

  • From the heights of Mount Scopus

    May 24, 2012 | 3:34 pm

    This is exclusive to jewishjournal.com

    Dr. Avraham Biran, director of Israel’s Department of Antiquities, received a call early on the second day of the war from the wife of Yigael Yadin, the former army chief of staff and Israel’s most eminent archaeologist. Since the start of...

  • Albert Einstein museum to be built in Jerusalem

    May 21, 2012 | 10:24 am

    Israel’s Cabinet unanimously approved the establishment of an Albert Einstein museum in Jerusalem.

    The museum will be built on the campus of the Hebrew University, to which Einstein left his personal papers and the intellectual copyright to them. Einstein also left the university...

  • Anne Frank figure unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Berlin

    March 12, 2012 | 10:51 am

    Madame Tussauds in Berlin unveiled a wax figure of Anne Frank depicted sitting at her desk, pen in hand, smiling dreamily.

    The unveiling took place last week amid some criticism about including a Holocaust victim at such an unserious location, according to the Bild Zeitung,...

  • Travel Happy Hour TODAY!

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    November 29, 2011 | 9:04 am

    Travel with Technology! What is your favorite travel app?

    Meet fellow travelers and the creators of both Ship Mate and StudioMini!  Come to share your favorite app and learn what others are using on the road!

    WIN TICKETS to LACMA and Skirball Museums!

    First TWENTY people will...

  • Tel Aviv museum launches $60 million capital campaign

    November 17, 2011 | 11:12 am

    The Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv, Beit Hatfutsot, is launching a $60 million capital campaign in New York to raise money for renovations and new exhibits and programming.

    The “New Vision” campaign seeks to continue the transition of Beit Hatfutsot from the Museum of...

  • Polish museum opens exhibit on Warsaw Ghetto Uprising leader

    October 5, 2011 | 11:37 am

    A Polish museum has opened a section dedicated to Marek Edelman, one of the commanders of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising against the Nazis.

    The exhibit at the Historical Museum in Lodz opened Oct. 2, two years after Edelman died at the age of 90.

    Edelman, a cardiologist by...

  • How L.A. grew its own art

    By Tom Teicholz

    September 7, 2011 | 9:52 am

    For those of us who are not native to Los Angeles yet live here (some for more of our lives than anywhere else), there is a compulsion to define Los Angeles, to get control in some manner of this ever-changing city that is distinguished as much by its sprawl as its particulars, by...

  • Jerusalem Museum of Tolerance wins Knesset approval to build

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 12, 2011 | 4:36 pm

    After years of delays due to legal challenges and fundraising setbacks, the Simon Wiesenthal Center received permission on July 12 from the Israeli Ministry of the Interior’s District Planning and Construction Committee to begin construction on the Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem....

  • Picasso painting goes on display in Ramallah

    June 21, 2011 | 10:49 am

    A Palestinian art academy has put a $7 million Picasso painting on display.

    The painting, Pablo Picasso’s “Buste de femme,” painted in 1943, is on loan from the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Netherlands. It went on display in Ramallah Monday as part of the “Picasso in Palestine”...

  • Holocaust exhibition repeatedly stolen in Romania

    June 17, 2011 | 3:24 pm

    Someone keeps stealing an exhibition about Jewish heritage and the Holocaust in Romania from a subway station in the country’s capital city.

    The exhibition, created by Israeli photographer Shani Bar On and Austrian-born journalist Emil Rennert, was sponsored by the Austrian...

  • Sobibor museum closes due to lack of funds

    June 2, 2011 | 2:10 pm

    The museum at the Nazi death camp Sobibor closed due to a lack of funding.

    The museum in Poland on the grounds of the death camp announced Thursday that it closed because the regional government did not provide enough funding to keep it open, the German press agency dpa reported.

  • U.S. Holocaust museum presenting roll call of victims

    May 2, 2011 | 3:04 pm

    Holocaust survivors and members of the public are reading the names of Holocaust victims at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.

    The reading at the museum’s Hall of Remembrance began Sunday and will last through May 8.

    During the Days of Remembrance, May 1-8, the...

  • U.S. Holocaust museum pushes West Coast visibility

    By Ryan Torok

    April 26, 2011 | 5:08 pm

    During a lecture on genocide prevention at American Jewish University (AJU) on April 13, Michael Abramowitz, director of the Committee on Conscience at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, discussed a shift in the international community’s view of how to handle crimes...

  • Philadelphia Freedom

    April 12, 2011 | 6:27 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - George Washington never had it this good.

    From five stories up, it’s pretty easy to see what he couldn’t, with the expanse of Independence Mall splayed out below. Washington’s newly recreated house is straight ahead, right next to the Liberty Bell Pavilion. One...

  • Austria to renovate Mauthausen

    March 30, 2011 | 1:17 pm

    Austria will renovate the site of the Mauthausen concentration camp in a $2.4 million restoration project.

    The two-year project will include creating a hall of names in memory of the camp’s victims, a new display about the Holocaust and upgrading the permanent exhibition, according...

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