Current Museum Exhibits
MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida
(Core Exhibit - Ongoing)
More than 500 photos and artifacts depict the Jewish experience in Florida since 1763, reflecting a thematic presentation of immigration, community development, discrimination, earning a living, acculturation and identity. Personal artifacts, films, photos, timeline and contemporary art attract a universal audience by telling the universal story of immigration as the example of the acculturation process of every family and provide an engaging, up close museum experience. The Museum is housed in two former synagogues that served as the first congregation on Miami Beach. The primary building is a restored 1936 Art Deco building with a copper dome, marble bimah and 80 stained-glass windows. The second building is the original 1929 shul. The skylighted Bess Myerson Gallery connects the two buildings.
Mira Lehr: A Walk in the Garden
On view October 2, 2019 thru February 3, 2020
Mira Lehr, a self-described eco-feminist artist, is a native Miamian whose career spans over five decades. Lehr’s nature-based imagery encompasses painting, design, sculpture and video installations. Mira Lehr: A Walk in the Garden is a site-specific installation that takes the viewer through a magical journey in a fantastical garden.
Look at You, Key West: Photos by Maggie Evans Silverstein
June 23, 2019 - October 6, 2019
The museum debut of Look at You, Key West. A series of colorful images that celebrate a kind, quirky, and respectful view of Key West through the lens of Maggie Evans Silverstein, a former editor of the Miami Herald’s Sunday Magazine.
Preservation and Renewal: Bauhaus and International Style Buildings in Tel Aviv
July 16, 2019 - October 20, 2019
This exhibition celebrates the 100th year anniversary of the opening of the Bauhaus school in Weimar, Germany in 1919. The exhibition examines the Bauhaus buildings in Tel Aviv (also known as The White City), presented through color photographs of renovated buildings alongside historic photographs and architectural plans.
Tel Aviv has almost 4,000 buildings built in the Bauhaus style, later known as the International Style, making it the highest concentration of Bauhaus buildings in the world. In 2003, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared Tel Aviv's White City a World Cultural Heritage site.