Thanks to an exceptional loan from the Bat Yam Museum (Israel), the mahJ is presenting, as part of its collections, a group of early works by Issachar Ber Ryback (Elisavetgrad, 1897 - Paris, 1935), a key artist in the renaissance of Jewish art in Russia.
A cosmopolitan city, like other major ports in the Levant, Salonika - Greek Thessalonika under the Ottoman Empire - was for a long time a Jewish city, where shopkeepers of all denominations closed on Saturdays and during Jewish holidays. The 150 works in the mahJ exhibition tell the story of Salonika from the second half of the 19th century to the end of the First World War.
The musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme presents the first retrospective in France devoted to Joann Sfar. Featuring almost 250 plates and drawings, most of which have never been shown before, as well as notebooks, photographs and films, the exhibition traces the career of an exceptional artist whose creativity has spanned comics, film and literature for over thirty years.
Raphaël Denis's installation at the mahJ is a memorial reappropriation of the collection of art dealer Paul Rosenberg, a victim of Nazi spoliations. The artist-researcher has been exploring the question of the spoliations of works of art that took place in France during the Second World War for almost a decade, through a series of installations called the Normal Law of Errors.
On January 26, 2023, the sculpture of "L'enfant Didi", Chana Orloff's son, returned to the artist's studio after an absence of almost 80 years. Stolen on March 4, 1943 - along with the entire contents of the studio-dwelling and one hundred and forty other sculptures - the work was then passed from hand to hand until its reappearance in New York in 2008 and its return to the family in 2022.