Upcoming Events

Miami Jewish Film Festival Presents: Chasing Portraits

01/16/2019 07:00 PM

Elizabeth Rynecki takes us along on her quest to recover her Polish-Jewish great-grandfather Moshe Rynecki’s body of artwork. Most of it disappeared after he was deported to the Warsaw Ghetto and perished at the Majdanek concentration camp. His more than 800 paintings and sculptures provided important documentation of everyday scenes of Jewish life in Poland before the war.

Jewish Walking Tour of Miami Beach - January 17, 2019

01/17/2019 11:00 AM

The tour includes an overview of the more than 100 years of Jewish history of Miami Beach; discussion of significant Jewish people and organizations, both present and past, in Miami Beach; and a review of various architectural styles found in the city, including Jewish contributions.

Jewish Walking Tour of Miami Beach - January 23, 2019

01/23/2019 11:00 AM

The tour includes an overview of the more than 100 years of Jewish history of Miami Beach; discussion of significant Jewish people and organizations, both present and past, in Miami Beach; and a review of various architectural styles found in the city, including Jewish contributions.

Current Exhibitions & Events

January is Florida Jewish History Month!

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Florida Jewish History Month has been observed since 2003, when then Gov. Jeb Bush signed a bill declaring the statewide observance. Florida is the first state in the nation to have a month dedicated to the tremendous contributions of Jews in its growth. Artist Romero Britto created the official logo for the Florida observance. /collections-research/timelines/fla-jew/florida-jewish-history-month/

Daniel Chimowitz: Walking Canvases

October 3, 2018 - February 3, 2019

Daniel Chimowitz is an internationally renowned artist and fashion designer. He creates walking canvases of painted images on hand-sewn as well as up-cycled clothing, essentially combining fine art with the excitement of the fashion industry. Chimowitz has shown his designs in Paris, London, Beijing, New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Miami and worked with famed designer Patricia Field. In his textiles, colors are combined with the punk DIY fashion of London, studs from Spain and simplistic triangles and circles of the Tlingit. There is no single focal point on his textiles, the fabric is woven with a story for the reader to get lost within.

The Art of the Lithograph

November 7, 2018- March 3, 2019

The scope of the exhibit explores the history of the lithography process, taking the visitor from lithography stones to off-set and computer-to-plate printing. The exhibition features prints from Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Jim Dine, Don Eddy, R.B. Kitaj, Lee Krasner, Roy Lichtenstein, and Camille Pissarro to name a few. The prints are striking lithographs that are not only excellent examples of the process but exciting pieces by historically important and diverse artists as well. Visitors will be able to view actual litho stones and see the extraordinary step-by-step process of what it takes to make a lithograph.

Kaddish for Dąbrowa Białostocka: Images by Mark Podwal

January 3, 2019 - March 3, 2019

Although for many years I had wanted to visit Dąbrowa Białostocka, the shtetl in Poland where my mother was born, I never planned on creating a series of artworks about Dąbrowa. Ultimately, an incentive to visit Dąbrowa came from its mayor’s invitation to participate in a conference on the history of the town’s Jews. The visit on May 24, 2016 resulted in a series of drawings in acrylic and colored pencil, completed over thirty days following my visit. There are eighteen images, a significant number, meaning chai, or “life” in Hebrew. In essence, this series is a visual diary of my journey to Dąbrowa.

Contact Us

301 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Phone: 305-672-5044
Fax: 305-672-5933
Open Tuesday-Sunday from 10am-5pm
Closed Mondays and holidays.

Museum Admission (new admission prices effective 9/1/18)

Adults $12.00

Senior/Student $8.00

Family $24.00

School Groups (Per Child) $2.50

Adult Groups(20 or more) $8.00

Free Admission on Saturday

Museum Members, FIU Students, Faculty & Staff FREE

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Museum Support

The Museum is supported by individual contributions, foundations, memberships and grants from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture,the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners and the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council, Funding Arts Network.

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