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Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049 - (310) 440-4500

"The Wanderers" by Peter Krasnow, photo by Susan Einstein

Visions and Values: Jewish Life from Antiquity to America



  • $10 General
  • $7 Seniors and Full-Time Students
  • $5 Children 2–12
  • Free to Members and Children under 2
  • Free to all on Thursdays

Included with Museum admission (tickets at the door)


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. 

Travel through the many lands where Jews have lived and carried on a rich tradition and discover how the visions of our ancestors helped shape our values today. The Visions and Values galleries explore themes including Beginnings, Journeys, Holidays, Lifecycle, Synagogue, Passage to America, Nation of Immigrants, the Holocaust, Israel, and Personal Journeys, among others.

The exhibition’s latest addition is a series of audio-visual excerpts from Holocaust survivors, produced in collaboration with The Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education at USC. A companion exhibit features an interactive media kiosk where visitors can listen to and view full-length versions of the featured testimonies as well as nearly 1,000 other stirring testimonies.

Now on SkirBlog: An old family photo comes to life!

Now on SkirBlog: Learn about a unique architectonic Hanukkah lamp designed by Getty Center architect Richard Meier, on view in Visions and Values.

Now on SkirBlog: New addition to the exhibition: hand-sewn torah ark curtain and valance depicting the binding of Isaac by Abraham.



Gallery Tours

Journeys of the Jewish People
Wednesday–Sunday, 2:00 p.m.


Gallery Tours

Journeys of the Jewish People
Wednesday–Sunday, 2:00 p.m.

Gallery Tours

Spotlight Tour: Abraham Lincoln
Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16, 2:30 p.m.

Private Guided Tours

Spotlight Tour: The Nuremberg Laws
Groups of 10 or more are invited to book a private, docent-led tour.

Special Events

Pop-Up Sewing Exhibit and Demo
Thursday, August 7, 12:00–4:00 p.m.

  1. nicole The docent for this tour yesterday was amazing. The Skirball has a great collection. February 25, 2011

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