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    Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs

    October 17, 2019–March 8, 2020

    For those who know him as a filmmaker, Stanley Kubrick’s early career as a photojournalist is a revelation. In 1945, the future director of such classic works as 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and A Clockwork Orange (1971) was just a teenager—but one with an uncanny photographic sensibility, who was already scouting human-interest stories for Look magazine. Explore this formative phase in the career of one of the twentieth century’s most influential figures in cinematic history.

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    El Sueño Americano | The American Dream: Photographs by Tom Kiefer

    October 17, 2019–March 8, 2020

    How we treat the most vulnerable—including migrants seeking a better life—defines our character as a nation. Drawn from the photographic series of the same name, El Sueño Americano | The American Dream: Photographs by Tom Kiefer asks us to consider how we treat migrants as a reflection of who we are and who we want to be as Americans. Responding to the dehumanizing treatment migrants face in detention, Kiefer carefully arranged and photographed objects seized and discarded by border officials—objects deemed “potentially lethal” or “non-essential” among a variety of belongings crucial for sustenance, hygiene, protection, comfort, and emotional strength.

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    Visions and Values

    Jewish Life from Antiquity to America

    Ongoing

    Featuring changing displays of works from the Skirball’s permanent collection of Judaica—one of the largest in the world—this historically illuminating exhibition chronicles the struggles and achievements of the Jewish people over a span of 4,000 years.

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    Noah’s Ark

    Ongoing

    "Extraordinary … A celebration of play, inspiring fascination, reviving wonder."
    New York Times

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    Discovery Center

    Ongoing

    Journey into the past and discover what we have in common with people who lived thousands of years ago. Featuring archaeological artifacts from the ancient Near East and replicas of pieces from the renowned collections of the Israel Museum and Israel Antiquities Authority, the Discovery Center invites visitors to learn about our shared human history through the study of archaeology.

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