In the words of critic Chil Aronson, Esther Carp (1897-1970) is "one of the most gifted women painters of the École de Paris". On the occasion of the recent donation of five works and a set of archives, the mahJ invites you to rediscover the artist through a presentation combining its own collections and external loans.
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.
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.