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From Thursday 15 October 2020 to Sunday 25 April 2021
The mahJ will be showing the first exhibition entirely devoted to Pierre Dac (1893-1975). More than 250 family archive documents and excerpts from films and television and radio programmes will highlight the life and work of this master of the absurd, one of the founder figures of contemporary French humour.
Obligatory reservation online, including for those eligible for free admission and Amis du mahJ members. Please note that this exhibition is best suited for a francophone audience.
After an extensive investigation, the mahJ’s curators have unveiled part of the mystery shrouding three portraits of the Hassoun family of Constantine. Their research succeeded in localising the family, discovering the cultural identities indicated by the garments worn and establishing the singular path that took them to France.
In addition to these discoveries, this presentation is an opportunity to more fully understand the work of the museum’s curators and their interest in each work’s hidden facets...
From October 17th 2019 to February 23th 2020
Rosine Cahen (1857-1933) was born in Delme, a small town in Lorraine that had been home to a Jewish community since the end of the 17th century. She arrived in Paris in 1871, when her family opted for French nationality, as did 25% of the Jews in the territories annexed at the time by Germany.
Until January 31st 2021
The Guerry Columns, a major work Georges Jeanclos (1933-1997), joined recently the mahJ’s collections thanks to an exceptional donation by the artist’s family of a full-scale terracotta study of the bronze monument erected in the hamlet of Guerry at Savigny-en-Septaine in the Cher. A poignant evocation of one of the crimes of the Shoah perpetrated on the French territory, this work constitutes a major enrichment of the mahJ’s contemporary collection.
Sous la direction de Dominique Bourel, CNRS, université de Potsdam, auteur de Moses Mendelssohn. La naissance du judaïsme moderne (Gallimard, 2004)
Sculptures, paintings, visual and acoustic installations, films, concerts... Charlemagne Palestine’s exhibition at the mahJ is the first of its kind in a French museum. Combining past creations and his most recent works, his installation in the former stables takes us into the very heart of his fascinating universe, in which stuffed toys play a leading role.