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.
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.