The Jewish Museum of Maryland is one of the country’s leading centers for exhibits on Jewish history and culture.
The Museum has 3 exhibition galleries – two in the Main Museum building, and a new one in the lower level of the Lloyd Street Synagogue, that host changing exhibits of local and national interest. We combine art, rare objects, historical photographs, oral histories, videos and hands-on activities in engaging, informative exhibitions. Each exhibit created or hosted by the Museum reveals new perspectives on the Jewish experience in Maryland and beyond.
Click here to download a complete list of past exhibitions from 2005-2010
Click here to download a complete list of past exhibitions from 1987-2004
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ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comics, 1938-1950
January 27 – August 18, 2013
With the American economy in deep Depression and the rise of fascism in Europe, a group of young, largely Jewish, artists began to create illustrated stories of superheroes and provided the nation with an optimistic antidote to a growing sense of despair and helplessness. Featuring superhero memorabilia, original comic book art, and video interviews with the creators of superheroes, offers visitors an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the Golden Age of comic books.
Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture and American Jewish Identity
October 23, 2011- December 30, 2012
Mention “Jewish food” and we all smile knowingly. For many, the phrase summons thoughts of home and tradition. But food is also the topic of frequent dispute among Jews. Clearly, Jewish food is about more than matzoh balls.
Sunday, February 13, 2011 - Thursday, September 15, 2011
Loring Cornish: In Each Other’s Shoes
As a part of the Jewish Museum of Maryland’s celebration of its 50th anniversary year, In Each Other’s Shoes will explicitly acknowledge the shared Jewish and African-american heritage of the Lloyd Street neighborhood.
Cornish uses his own experiences to depict the pain and pride of African Americans and his moral imagination to envision similar feelings in the Jewish community.
Sunday, December 12, 2010 - Sunday, January 2, 2011
VOTE! The Life and Work of Sadie Jacobs Crockin
Sunday, August 29, 2010 - Sunday, January 2, 2011
A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and The Jewish People
September 2- January 2, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010 - Saturday, July 31, 2010
Nancy Patz: Her Inward Eye
An original exhibition featuring the work of Baltimore author and illustrator Nancy Patz. The exhibition, Nancy Patz: Her Inward Eye, includes three series of Patz’s drawings, paintings, prints and collages that bring to life the artist’s personal memories and the imagined lives of people she has never known. This exhibit closes August 1, 2010.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Join us for a special reception honoring Baltimore author and artist Nancy Patz.
Thursday, March 5, 2009 - Sunday, January 31, 2010
Drawing on Tradition: The Book of Esther
Drawing on Tradition: The Book of Esther depicts the Book of Esther as you’ve never seen it before. Featuring the bold and edgy illustrations from JT Waldman’s Megillat Esther, this epic tale of exile and redemption is sure to amaze and intrigue.
The book, Megillat Esther, is available to purchase in our Museum gift shop. Members receive 10% off. For more information, please contact Esther Weiner at 410.732.6400 x211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, September 7, 2008 - Sunday, January 4, 2009
Dateline: Israel: New Photography and Video Art
During the 60 years since the founding of the State of Israel, many people outside the country, informed mainly by media accounts, have come to see it primarily as a place of conflict. What does this mean for art about Israel?
Dateline Israel: New Photography and Video Art, on loan from The Jewish Museum, New York, and on view at the Jewish Museum of Maryland from September 7, 2008 through January 4, 2009, features work by noted artists from Israel, Europe, and America.
Sunday, February 24, 2008 - Sunday, July 27, 2008
Ours to Fight For: American Jews in the Second World War
Ours to Fight For: American Jews in the Second World War was created and is circulated by the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.
Celebrate the achievements of the Jewish men and women who served America during World War II, both on and off the battlefield. Learn what the war meant to the Jews of the “Greatest Generation,” a story told in their own words, through their own objects, letters, and photographs.
Sunday, September 9, 2007 - Monday, January 7, 2008
Judy Chicago: Jewish Identity
Monday, March 14, 2005 - Monday, January 2, 2006
Lives Lost, Lives Found: Baltimore’s German Jewish Refugees, 1933- 1945
Between 1933 and 1945, 3,000 Jews in flight from Nazi persecution arrived in Baltimore. Here, they built new lives and forged new identities. Lives Lost: Lives Found documents their stories.