Abraham Hassoun, Abraham, Sarah et André-Gibert Hassoun, Eïn Beïda, 1904
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In search of the Hassoun family of Constantine

From Tuesday 21 July 2020 until Sunday 17 January 2021

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...

Michel Kikoïne, Claire's portrait, 1928
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The École de Paris in mahJ's collection The donations of Claire Maratier and Lydie Lachenal

From Saturday 6 June 2020 until Sunday 31 January 2021

The mahJ presents a hanging of works from its collections donated by two great collectors, daughters of the painters of the École de Paris, Michel Kikoïne and Léon Weissberg.

Rosine Cahen, Hôpital Rollin, salle Magenta, octobre 1918, collection Jean-Yves Martel
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Rosine Cahen. Drawings from the Great War

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.

Georges Jeanclos (Paris, 1933 - Paris, 1997), The Guerry Columns, detail of the capital, France, 1994

 
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The Guerry Columns by Georges Jeanclos

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.