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Mah Jongg & Me

Posted on June 8th, 2016

My love affair with Mahj Jongg began in 1957. In my senior year of high school three of my friends and I decided to start a Mahj Jongg club. After all wasn’t it part of our Jewish DNA?. We should be naturals at this complex game.

Milwaukee’s Area 51?

Posted on May 23rd, 2016

By: Jaxon Katch, 7th Grade Student When it was time to pick a project for my Bar Mitzvah, my Mom and I talked about ideas and I knew that I wanted to do something different.  In fact, when she asked me what I was going to do, I thought to myself “am I going to […]

Purchase a Mah Jongg Tile

Posted on May 2nd, 2016

Honor that special Mahj player in your life or offer your own show of support with a Project Mah Jonng Sponsor Tile that will be beautifully displayed on a large tiered rack in the JMM Atrium Game Gallery

An Exploration of “Madness”

Posted on May 2nd, 2016

By: Michael Fishbach I began interning at Jewish Museum Milwaukee a month ago, and last week, I took my first guided tour with a group of students from Rufus King Middle School.  We first toured the visiting exhibit, which consisted of beautiful drawings by the late Arthur Szyk, where Ellie Gettinger guided the group. Ellie […]

Stitching History’s New Beginning

Posted on April 14th, 2016

All of this energy followed me on my trip to open Stitching History in New York. The audience in New York expands the reach of this story considerably. The curation and design in New York is just lovely, adding elements to the exhibit that enliven the story–I love the addition of Hedy’s Signature to the wall and the ingenious way in which they MJH team made the fabrics accessible to touch.

The Szyk Haggadah

Posted on April 13th, 2016

1936. Lodz. The Szyk Haggadah, The Family at the Seder.     The Szyk Haggadah Reminds Us of Struggles Past and Present By Molly Dubin, Jewish Museum Milwaukee Curator Passover and politics.  It seems rather fitting that as we find ourselves entrenched in the political campaign season, navigating the obstacle course of platforms, promises and […]

Publication Day! No Jokes about it!

Posted on April 1st, 2016

April 1, 1901 is the day that the Settlement Cook Book was published. The cookbook appeared in numerous editions, but here is the story of the first.

Purim Szyk*

Posted on March 21st, 2016

Artist-activist Arthur Szyk dedicated his career to standing up against injustice and defending universal freedom, so it is fitting that he chose to illustrate the ‘Book of Esther’. In a provocative piece showing Haman hanging from the gallows meant for the Jews, Szyk inserts himself into the Purim story.

Black History and Arthur Szyk

Posted on February 28th, 2016

Arthur Szyk was an immigrant to the US, but felt deeply for African Americans and portrayed their struggle in his artwork.

Arthur Szyk’s Work Swayed World War II Opinion

Posted on February 15th, 2016

By: Patti Sherman-Cisler, Executive Director, Jewish Museum Milwaukee This editorial appeared in the February 2016 edition of the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle. The Jewish Museum Milwaukee will present the work of mid-20th century artist and activist Arthur Szyk, (pronounced “Shik”), through the originally curated exhibit, Arthur Szyk: The Art of Illumination, which will be on display […]