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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.



Vedem: The Underground Magazine of the Terezin Ghetto
March 1 – June 2, 2019

Vedem: The Underground Magazine of the Terezin Ghetto examines the literary magazine written by Jewish teens imprisoned at Terezin, a Nazi camp in Czechoslovakia during the Second World War. Using graphics, drawings, paintings, prose, and poetry, from 1942 to 1944 these brave teens secretly wrote and illustrated the longest-running underground magazine in a Nazi camp. Vedem, Czech for “In the Lead”, documented with defiance, humor, and heartbreak the voices of some of the era’s youngest resistance fighters, and the exhibit breaks down the original pages of Vedem to reconstructs them in the form of a contemporary magazine.

Curated & Designed by Rina Taraseiskey, Michael Murphy and Danny King. Organized by The Vedem Underground Project.

Marc Chagall Le Cirque
Summer 2019

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.