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Doors Open at Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Date(s) - Sunday, September 25th
12:00 pm CDT - 5:00 pm CDT

Jewish Museum Milwaukee

dsc0801-version-2Explore the history of Jewish Milwaukee through our permanent exhibit for FREE! Highlights include sections on Golda Meir, the Settlement Cookbook and the wall-sized Marc Chagall tapestry “The Prophet Jeremiah,” which was made especially for our building.

The Museum’s permanent exhibit will be free for Doors Open participants. Admission is required to view our new special exhibit, Beyond Borders: The Art of Siona Benjaminwhich explores the life of internationally renowned Indian-Jewish artist Siona Benjamin who explores feelings of inclusion and exclusion through her art. Book your tickets here.

The Edward Durell Stone-designed Helfaer Building, a simple, balanced, cream-colored brick building constructed in 1973. The Museum was developed in 2008 after a renovation by Kahler-Slater. The building also houses the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle and Holocaust Education Resource Center.

To the north of the building, visitors will see the Memorial to the Holocaust designed by Milwaukee-born artist, Claire Lieberman. The corten steel sheets give a book-like effect, symbolic of the Jewish identity as “people of the book.”

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