Exhibitions at the Skirball
A Project by Antje Schiffers and Thomas Sprenger
On view now through January 12, 2014
Experience the site-specific mural created by Berlin-based artists Antje Schiffers and Thomas Sprenger as a result of their two-week residency at the Skirball. The large-scale wall painting, located in the Ruby Gallery, is based on the artists’ exploration of expressions and experiences of welcoming across the diverse Skirball community.
On view now through March 2, 2014
Journey through a three-dimensional landscape of striking architecture in this career-spanning exhibition of Moshe Safdie’s work. Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie surveys the renowned architect’s career from his formative period in the 1960s and early 1970s to his recent projects around the world, exploring his aesthetic language of transcendent light, powerful geometry, and iconic forms. Using sketches, models, photographs, and films of twenty-five projects, the exhibition portrays Safdie's architecture not only as visual art but as a medium for advancing social, political, and cultural goals.
Climb aboard a floor-to-ceiling wooden ark filled to the rafters with whimsical, life-sized animals made of upcycled, repurposed materials. Noah’s Ark at the Skirball welcomes children and families to take an interactive journey together, weathering a storm and caring for one another.
Featuring changing displays of works from the Skirball’s permanent collection of Judaica—the third largest in the world—this historically illuminating exhibition chronicles the struggles and achievements of the Jewish people over a span of 4,000 years.
April 10–September 7, 2014
Enter the evocative world of the groundbreaking children’s book author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats in this exhibition, featuring over eighty original works by the artist. Ranging from preliminary sketches and “dummies,” or preparatory books, to final paintings and collages, the works displayed in The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats explore a life and career that became an inspiration for generations of readers.
January 14–April 20, 2014
Dan Reisinger (b. 1934) is one of Israel’s design pioneers, known internationally for his innovative use of symbols and vibrant visual language. This exhibition presents a selection of his iconic posters spanning the past fifty years, including advertisements commissioned by the airline El Al (1968–1972), posters of social and political protest (1969–1993), and a recent series focused on the changing architectural landscape of Tel Aviv (2012). Reisinger, who also created a fifty-meter-long wall relief for the Moshe Safdie–designed Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum in Israel, is known for producing work that conveys “maximum meaning” by “minimum means.”
September 23, 2014–March 1, 2015
Hollywood’s film history is a Jewish and an American story alike. The exhibition Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950 highlights the émigré actors, directors, writers, and composers who were refugees from Nazi persecution in Europe—exploring the origins of their exclusion from the German film industry and focusing on their subsequent contributions to American cinema and culture.