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.
Through the Hat: The Art of Steve Marcus
March 6, 2019 - September 1, 2019
Steve Marcus’ creative contributions have spanned multiple mediums and he has been a consistent trailblazer in both popular and underground cultures. The exhibition is accompanied by photos of the artist at work by legendary photographer Sid Kaplan (of “Vanishing New York” fame). The solo exhibition opens March 6, 2019, and runs through May 21, 2019.
Through The Hat includes more than 26 wood-carved sculptures and Jewish ritual objects, more than a baker’s dozen hand-drawn works of art on paper, and custom synagogue furniture. Marcus seamlessly weaves his Proustian childhood memories of bagels and bialys, pickles and green tomatoes from the barrel, and paper-wrapped whitefish chubs with his personal journey and passion for his own roots and culture. In Through the Hat, Marcus has created a folk/cartoon world that is the Kosher cousin of those created by artists Alexander Calder and Red Grooms, if seen through the prism of comics. His beautifully crafted renditions of Jewish life in New York City celebrate a culture of orthodoxy and unorthodoxy in all their splendor.
Look at You, Key West: Photos by Maggie Evans Silverstein
June 23, 2019 - October 3, 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.