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Upcoming Special Exhibits

Exhibits at Jewish Museum Milwaukee explore the breadth of the Jewish experience and offer visitors to connect with history, culture and the arts.

Pictures of Resistance: The Wartime Photographs of Jewish Partisan Faye Schulman

March 29 – May 26, 2019
Opening Preview: Thursday, March 28, 7:00 pm

The lives of partisans depended on their ability to remain unseen, undocumented and unidentifiable. But one fighter, Faye Schulman, had a camera.

The only known Jewish partisan to capture the World War II experience on film, Schulman’s rare collection of images captures the camaraderie, horror and loss, bravery and triumph of the rag-tag, tough partisans – some Jewish, some not – who fought the Nazis and their collaborators.

The traveling exhibit Pictures of Resistance: The Wartime Photographs of Jewish Partisan Faye Schulman was produced by the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation(JPEF) and curated by Jill Vexler, Ph. D. Made possible by Thomas and Johanna Baruch, the Epstein/Roth Foundation, the Purjes Foundation, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, the Koret Foundation, the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture, the Holocaust Council of UJA MetroWest, and Diane and Howard Wohl

Marc Chagall Le Cirque

June 14 – September 8, 2019
Opening Preview: Thursday, June 13, 7:00 pm

Chagall is considered one of Europe’s most accomplished 20th-century artists whose work reaches every corner of the world. The Le Cirque portfolio, consisting of 38 numbered, limited edition lithographs, was created in Paris in 1967 with the assistance of master graphic artist Efstratios Teriade. The works showcase Chagall’s quintessential use of vivid color, dreamlike composition, whimsical characters and magnetic draw to the circus, which he felt was symbolic of the human condition.

Marc Chagall’s Le Cirque series is on loan from the permanent collection of Manitowoc’s Rahr-West Art Museum.