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Skirball Cultural Center

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

Exhibitions at the Skirball

Fallen Fruit of the Skirball

On view now through October 12, 2014

Los Angeles art collaborative Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young) and the Skirball Cultural Center have come together to produce an immersive art installation that celebrates Jewish heritage, relationships, and love. Experience this new public participatory art commission!

Noah’s Ark at the Skirball


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. 

Visions and Values: Jewish Life from Antiquity to America


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. 

Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950

October 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.

The Noir Effect

October 23, 2014–March 1, 2015

Complementing Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950, The Noir Effect explores how the film noir genre gave rise to major contemporary trends in American popular culture, art, and media. 


Café Vienne

October 23, 2014–March 1, 2015

Café Vienne is a site-specific exhibition developed for the Skirball by Austrian artist Isa Rosenberger (b. 1969). Within this immersive installation, which pays tribute to the important cultural role of Viennese coffee houses, Rosenberger honors little-known Jewish writer Gina Kaus (1893–1985).

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