Museum Matters: August 2015

Posted on August 7th, 2015 by

“Somewhere out there, beneath the pale moonlight…”

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This Sunday night’s forecast is a few clouds, a crescent moon and delightful temperatures in the 70s… a perfect night for an outdoor movie.  So bring a folding chair and come join us on Lloyd Street.  Better yet, make a day of it – arrive at 3pm for the lecture; get take-out for a picnic in our courtyard and join us for the movie at 8pm. After 5pm, admission to the Museum, the courtyard and the films will be FREE.  If you miss this Sunday we have the same game plan for Sunday the 23rd.

And you can use some of your savings on theater tickets to purchase some great cinema related merchandise in our Museum Shop.  We’re featuring the wonderful catalog of the Cinema Judaica exhibit by Ken Sutak and a number of film classics on DVD, including Exodus and The Ten Commandments.  Have a memorable evening on us, and take home something to remember.

 

Upcoming programs

All programs take place at the Jewish Museum of Maryland unless otherwise noted. Please contact Trillion Attwood at tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org / 410-732-6400 x215 with any questions or for more information.

JMM FEATURES FILM CLASSICS

Sundays in August are double features at JMM – lectures by day and related films at night.  In between take a short walk to Little Italy or Harbor East with their selections of great restaurants, or bring a picnic that you are welcome to enjoy in our outdoor courtyard or our slightly cooler lobby.

There will be plenty of free parking available for the evening films, including the parking lot at Lenny’s next door.  The show will go on rain or shine, for this exciting series, though it looks like “shine”. In the event of inclement weather, screenings will be moved to inside the JMM.

 

Charlie Chaplin in The Great DictatorCharlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator:” Fighting Fascism with a Movie

Sunday, August 9th at 3:00 p.m.

Dr. David Ward, University of Pittsburgh

Charlie Chaplin was the most important film maker in Hollywood, when he decided to parody Adolph Hitler in The Great Dictator.  Little did he know that he was entering into the most controversial chapter of his life, a controversy that would eventually drive him from the United States.

Dr. Ward graduated from Hanover College in southern Indiana and holds an MA and PhD from the University of Tulsa.  He has taught film and Literature in both Oklahoma and Pennsylvania for over 40 years and is now happily retired.

 

The_Great_DictatorJMM Features: The Great Dictator

Sunday, August 9, 8:00 p.m.

Location: Parking lot across the street from the JMM entrance

FREE

In connection with our latest exhibit Cinema Judaica we bring you JMM Features, a series of free movie screenings. Our first movie is The Great Dictator, a Charlie Chaplin classic featured in Cinema Judaica. Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel’s regime.

 

Fievel MousekewitzDrawing Fievel and Friends

Sunday, August 16, 3:00 p.m.

Included with museum admission 

Even more fun than a lecture … get ready for the movie by drawing your own scenes of Jewish cartoon characters.

 

An American TailJMM Features: American Tail

Sunday, August 16, 5:30 p.m.

Location: JMM orientation space

FREE 

Second in our movie series is American Tail. This classic animation follows the story of Fievel, who while emigrating to the United States, as a young Russian mouse, gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country. Featuring Dom DeLuise, Christopher Plummer and Nehemiah Persoff, directed by Don Bluth.

 

Jazz Singer movie posterFrom The Jazz Singer to Alvy Singer: The Depiction of Jews in Hollywood Film from Al Jolson to Woody Allen

Sunday, August 23, 3:00 p.m.

Dr. Greg Metcalf, University of Maryland

Included with Museum Admission

Greg Metcalf is an artist and a scholar who teaches film, television, literature, modern art history, cultural history, and their relationship to each other at the University of Maryland and the Maryland Institute College of Art. He is the author of The DVD Novel: How The Way We Watch Television Changed the Television (2012).

 

Gentleman's Agreement OS, NMJMM Features: Gentleman’s Agreement

Sunday, August 23, 8:00 p.m.

Location: Parking lot across the street from the JMM entrance

FREE

Join us for the last feature in our movie series. First released in 1947, Gentleman’s Agreement follows a reporter (Gregory Peck) who pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred. Based on Laura Hobson’s novel of the same name. Also featuring Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield and Celeste Holm, directed by Elia Kazan.

 

Jewish Mad Men book coverJewish Mad Men: Advertising and the Design of the American Jewish Experience 1939-1971

Sunday, August 31, 3:00 p.m.

Dr. Kerri Steinberg, Otis College or Art and Design

Included with Museum Admission

In a commercial society advertising can provide a fascinating insight into social values. Dr. Steinberg’s talk explores how advertising in the 1950s and 60s shed light on the social position of Jewish Americans.

 

More Programs

The JMM is pleased to share our campus with B’nai Israel Congregation. For additional information about B’nai Israel events and services for Shabbat, please visit bnaiisraelcongregation.org.  For more of this month’s events from BIYA, please visit biyabaltimore.org or check out BIYA on facebook. www.facebook.com/groups/biyabaltimore

Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland July Meeting

Sunday, August 16, 1:30pm, Hadassah meeting room (3723 Old Court Road, Dumbarton Offices Entrance)

Jewish Genetic Genealogy – A Family Study

Speaker: Israel Pickholtz 

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be available. Go to www.jgsmd.org for more information.

 

Exhibits 

Exhibits currently on display include Cinema Judaica (on display through September 6, 2015), Voices of Lombard Street: A Century of Change in East Baltimore, and The Synagogue Speaks!

 

Hours and Tour Times

The JMM is open Sunday-Thursday, 10am – 5pm.

Combination tours of the 1845 Lloyd Street Synagogue and the 1876 Synagogue Building now home to B’nai Israel are offered: Sunday through Thursday at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.  We offer tours focused on the Lloyd Street Synagogue, Sunday through Thursday at 3:00pm and on Sunday at 4:00pm.

 

 Get Involved

The JMM is looking for volunteers to help staff our front desk, work in the gift shop, and lead tours as docents. No prior knowledge or training is required. All that is needed is an interest in learning about the JMM, our historic sites, exhibits, and programs and a desire to share this knowledge with the public. All volunteers are provided with thorough training. If you are interested in learning more about our volunteer program, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Ilene Cohen at 410.732.6400 x217 or icohen@jewishmuseummd.org.

 

Membership 

Revamped and revitalized, membership at the JMM is now better than ever – with new categories, benefits, and discounts to enrich every visit to the Museum for you and your friends and families.

All members receive our monthly e-newsletter, along with a 10% discount at the Museum store, free general admission to the Museum, free admission to all regular programs, attendance at exclusive member opening events and discounted weekday parking at the City-owned garage at 1001 E. Fayette Street.

Your membership provides much needed funding for the many programs that we offer and we hope we can count on you for your continued support. Memberships can be purchased online! http://jewishmuseummd.org/get-involved/museum-membership/ For more information about our membership program, please contact Sue Foard at (410) 732-6400 x220 or sfoard@jewishmuseummd.org.

 

JMM Museum Shop

The Museum Shop is running a very special bust-out and take-out end of summer sale!  All Rosh Hashanah merchandise receives 25% off the retail price….a honey of an opportunity for your home and for possible gifts! 

Note:  Above discount not to be combined with your membership discount.

Every purchase made in the JMM Museum Shop supports the mission and programs of the Jewish Museum of Maryland.

JMM Members receive a 10% discount on all purchases, except as noted. 

For further information, please call Esther Weiner, Museum Shop Manager, 410-732-6400, ext. 211.

Email:  eweiner@jewishmuseummd.org

 

 

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Museum Matters August 2013

Posted on August 2nd, 2013 by

Last Chance to See Zap! Pow! Bam! 

After a fabulous six month run at the JMM, we are getting ready to say goodbye to Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the many other super heroes who have graced the Feldman Gallery as ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950 closes on Sunday, August 18. Thanks to everyone for making our many superhero themed programs so much fun. We’ve learned about the Jewish origins of superheroes through talks by Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg and Rabbi Simcha Weinstein; created cartoons at artist-led workshops, cheered on the creative talents of the members of SuperArtFight; and let’s not forget dancing the hora at Clark Kent’s Bar Mitzvah celebration!  We hope you will join us as we say goodbye with a special program, Up, Up, and Away, on Sunday, August 18 (see details below).

ZPB

 

 

 

March on Washington Commemorated

For the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the Jewish Museum of Maryland is highlighting the role of Maryland Jews in the struggle for civil rights. A small lobby exhibit, Baltimore Marches on Washington, will feature video footage of Rabbi Miller’s prayer at the March as well as photographs and documents that show the intersection between Maryland Jews and the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

 

Moving Back Home: Jews on the Move

Jews on the Move: Baltimore and the Suburban Exodus, 1945-1968 is currently on view at the Edward A. Myerberg Center (3101 Fallstaff Rd, Baltimore, MD 21209) through August 21. It opens in the lobby at the Jewish Museum of Maryland on August 22 and will remain on display through September 15. This exhibition explores the suburban exodus of the Baltimore Jewish community and has been created through a partnership with Johns Hopkins University’s Program in Museums & Society through a generous grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

Upcoming Programs 

Please note that unless otherwise noted, all programs take place at the Jewish Museum of Maryland (15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, MD 21202). For more information and to RSVP for specific programs, contact Ilene Dackman-Alon: (410) 732-6400 x214 / idackmanalon@jewishmuseummd.org. For more information on JMM events please visit www.jewishmuseummd.org.

 

Bus Trip to the Newseum

Tuesday, August 13: Buses depart from the Myerberg Center at 9:00am and from the Jewish Museum of Maryland at 9:15am / Buses depart from the Newseum at 3:00pm.

The cost of the trip is $35 for JMM and Myerberg Members (includes transportation to and from DC as well as admission to the Newseum).

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Spend the day at one of Washington DC’s newest top attractions. Explore seven levels of galleries, exhibitions, and theater spaces showing the behind-the-scenes of how and why news is made as well as five centuries of the history of news. Lunch is on your own.

To reserve your space on the bus, contact Ilene Dackman-Alon at (410) 732-400 x214 / idackmanalon@jewishmuseummd.org or Adrienne Blumberg at (410) 356-6856 / Adrienne@myerberg.org.

 

 

Late Night on Lloyd Street

Wednesday, August 14, 6:00pm

Admission is free

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Sarah Edelsburg returns to the JMM to share the history and development of visual art in both Jewish and Israeli contexts. Sarah will challenge us to answer the question: “What is Jewish art?” She will use a variety of entertaining examples to illustrate the development of this genre. Be prepared to rethink what you thought you knew about this topic. Light refreshments will be available as well as beer and wine for purchase.

Late Night on Lloyd Street is generously supported by The Grandchildren of Harvey M. and Lyn P. Meyerhoff Philanthropic Fund and is presented in partnership with B’nai Israel Young Adults.

 

Up, Up, and Away Family Day

Sunday, August 18, 11:00am-3:00pm

Program is free with the cost of admission to the Museum (Members are free!)

Up Up

Come and bid a fond farewell to this super exhibit – we will celebrate with a day of superhero activities including a variety of craft activities. And if that’s not enough to beat the heat, there will also be plenty of frozen treats to help you cool off.

 

All events unless otherwise noted take place at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.

Visit us at www.jewishmuseummd.org, call 410-732-6400 or email info@jewishmuseummd.org

 

More Programs

The JMM is pleased to share our campus with B’nai Israel Congregation. A few news highlights:

  • B’nai Israel is selling High Holiday seats – deadline for purchase is August 25. Head to the website for more information: www.jewishdowntown.org
  • Join B’nai Israel for a pre-Selichot production of “The Gates Closing” on Saturday, August 31 at 8:30pm. More information can be found here.
  • BIYA ‘s B-more Shabbat on Friday, August 16 at 8:00pm. For more information on this young adult event, click here.

For additional information about B’nai Israel events and services for Shabbat visit bnaiisraelcongregation.org or biyabaltimore.org or check out BIYA on facebook.

 

Exhibitions

Exhibits currently on display at the JMM include ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950 (through August 18); Voices of Lombard Street: A Century of Change in East Baltimore; and The Synagogue Speaks!

 Current exhibits

 

 

 

 

Hours and Tour Times

The JMM is open Sunday-Thursday, 10am – 5pm. We offer tours of our historic synagogues each day at 11:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00.

Tours

Please note that the JMM will be closed the following dates:

Monday, September 2 (Labor Day)

Thursday, September 5 and Friday, September 6 (administrative offices) (Rosh Hashanah)

Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20 (administrative offices) (Sukkot)

Thursday, September 26 and Friday, September 27 (administrative offices) (Simchat Torah and Shemini Atzeret)

 

Because of these closures, the next issue of Museum Matters will not be sent until Friday, September 13.

 

Get Involved

The JMM is looking for volunteers to help staff our front desk, work in the gift shop, and lead tours as docents. No prior knowledge or training is required. All that is needed is an interest in learning about the JMM, our historic sites, exhibits, and programs and a desire to share this knowledge with the public. All volunteers are provided with thorough training. If you are interested in learning more about our volunteer program, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Ilene Cohen at 410.732.6400 x217 or icohen@jewishmuseummd.org. Check out some of Ilene’s blog posts about Museum volunteers here!

 

Membership

We have officially launched our new membership program. Revamped and revitalized, membership at the JMM is now better than ever – with new categories, benefits, and discounts to enrich every visit to the Museum for you and your friends and families.

All members will receive our monthly e-newsletter, along with a 10% discount at the Museum store, free general admission to the Museum, free admission to all regular programs, attendance at exclusive member opening events and discounted weekday parking at the City-owned garage at 1001 E. Fayette Street. Your membership provides much needed funding for the many programs that we offer and we hope we can count on you for your continued support. Memberships can be purchased online! For more information about our membership program, please contact Sue Foard at (410) 732-6400 x220 or sfoard@jewishmuseummd.org.

 

Museum Shop

The High Holidays are just around the corner…the JMM Museum Shop has just what you need to celebrate Rosh Hashanah with your family and friends.

We wish all our friends a very Healthy and Happy New Year! L’Shana Tova!

Shop

JMM Members receive a 10% discount on Museum Shop purchases.

Contact Esther Weiner, Museum Shop Manager, at 410-732-6400, ext. 211 / eweiner@jewishmuseummd.org  for information

 

 

 

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