Online tour of the mahJ
Online guided tour

Online Discovery of the mahJ

Sunday 20 March 2022, 19h00-20h00

By Madeline Diaz or Stéphanie Nadalo, English speaking guides.

A virtual discovery tour in English of the museum's permanent collection.

Online Jewish Marais guided tour
Online guided tour

Online Discovery of the Jewish Marais, Paris

April 24th, 7 pm-8 pm Paris time (G.M.T.+2)

by Madeline Diaz or Stéphanie Nadalo, English speaking guides.

A online trip in English through the Jewish Marais.

Soirée à l’occasion du 33e anniversaire de l’Etat d’Israël, Salle Gaveau, Paris, mars 1981
Exhibition

Patrick Zachmann. Journeys in memory

Until 6th March 2022

Are you a Jew when you ignore your religion and culture? At the end of the 1970s and the beginning of the 1990s, Patrick Zachmann led a long “investigation” of the Jews of France, in search of his own identity.

Si Lewen, Parade (détail)
Exhibition

Si Lewen, The Parade

Until May 8th, 2022

The mahJ is showing The Parade, the series of drawings created by Si Lewen (1918–2016) in 1950. Although this Polish-born American artist was a prominent figure in American post-war art, he is still little known in Europe. The recurrent theme in his work is the inexpressible horror of the Holocaust.

Le Dibbouk (Der Dibbouk)
Cinéma

The Dybbuk

Tuesday 5 October 2021, 19h00-21h30

By Michal Waszynski
Drama, Poland, 1937, 123 min
Yiddish version with English subtitles, restored by Lobster Films

Screening followed by a meeting with the artist Rainier Lericolais, as an echo to his exhibition "Leah'le, la voix du Dibbouk".

Amedeo Modigliani, Portrait de Dédie, 1918, Paris, Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne – Centre de création industrielle, donation de M. et Mme André Lefèvre en 1952
Exhibition

Chagall, Modigliani, Soutine… Paris as a School, 1905-1940

From June 17 until October 31, 2021

The School of Paris designates the artistic scene constituted by foreign artists from all over Europe and also the Americas, Asia and Africa. This cosmopolitism was unprecedented in art history.

Please note: the exhibition "Chagall, Modigliani, Soutine… Paris as a school" is fully booked online.

Fourteen photo booth photographs pinned to a wall, glass plate, 20th century 
© mahJ collection, gift of Ariel Fenster
Exhibition

Hersh Fenster and the lost shtetl of Montparnasse

Saturday 15 May – Sunday 10 October 2021

Echoing the "Chagall, Modigliani, Soutine… Paris pour école, 1905-1940" exhibition, the mahJ is paying tribute to Hersh Fenster (Baranów, 1892–Paris, 1964), the journalist, Yiddish writer and author of Undzere farpaynikte kinstler (Our Martyred Artists), published in Paris in 1951. Both a memorial and an art book, it retraces the lives and work of 84 Jewish artists living in France who died between 1940 and 1945, about whom Fenster compiled testimonies and photographs over a five-year period. Some, like Chaïm Soutine and Otto Freundlich, are well known, others, such as Étienne Farkas and Jacob Macznik, less. Yet all played their part in the final years of what the critic André Warnod dubbed in 1925 the “School of Paris”. Painters, sculptors, illustrators, men and women, their work was brought to a premature end and sometimes destroyed.

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