Jean Besancenot, Jeunes filles juives d’Erfoud (young girls from Erfoud), Morocco, 1930s
Exhibition

Tuesday 30 June 2020 – Sunday 2 May 2021

Jean Besancenot’s photographs, taken from 1934 to 1937, are a priceless record of rural Jewish communities in Morocco no longer in existence. 

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Exhibition

From Saturday 3 October 2020, to Sunday 28 March 2021

At the mahJ and for the first time in a French museum, Maya Zack shows a trilogy of films made over a decade. Comprising Mother Economy (2007), Black and White Rule (2011) and Counterlight (2016-2017), this series is the result of a long period of research and creation, formalised in a language combining drawing, sculpture and video. Recurrent figures in this trilogy are women dialoguing with the past and giving it substance. As the last survivors of the Holocaust are disappearing, the artist questions the risk of forgetting and the processes of memory.

Brassaï, Pierre Dac devant un micro, 1935, collection particulière – Brassaï
Exhibition

From Thursday 15 October 2020 to Sunday 28 February 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.

Amedeo Modigliani, La Chevelure noire, dite aussi Jeune fille brune assise, détail, 1918
Exhibition

Scheduled in 2020, the exhibition has been postponed to April 8 until August 29, 2021, due to the closure of the museum last spring because of the Coronavirus crisis.

The School of Paris designates the artistic scene constituted by foreign artists from all over Europe and also the Americas, Asia and Africa. This cosmopolitism was unprecedented in art history.