• The Official Unofficial Voting Station

    The Official Unofficial Voting Station: Voting for All Who Legally Can’t

    Online Exhibition

    October 1–November 30, 2020

    Experience the act of voting as it could be: broad, inclusive, and cause for celebration. The Official Unofficial Voting Station is an idealized online polling place created by artist-activist Aram Han Sifuentes. A wide-open extension of democracy, the playfully designed voting station welcomes everyone to cast a symbolic ballot—regardless of the legal barriers that prevent approximately ninety-two million people in the United States from participating in elections. Make your voice heard online and join an aspirational voting movement from home, with custom “I Voted” stickers and more, all designed by the artist and sent to Skirball participants upon request. Keep an eye on the online tally as Sifuentes counts your ballots through the election season!

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  • Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds

    2021 opening date TBA

    More than fifty years after the debut of a moderately rated show called Star Trek, its stories continue to echo worldwide. Its famous opening line, “To boldly go where no one has gone before,” captures the spirit of this iconic series: the dare to strive for a better world. Opening at the end of April, this fully immersive exhibition will showcase Star Trek’s significant impact on culture, art, and technology through more than 100 rare artifacts, set pieces, and props, plus state-of-the-art photo and video interactives. 

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    “I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli

    2021 opening date TBA

    Take a delicious bite into the history and culture of Jews in America. Exploring how American Jews imported traditions, adapted culture, and built community through the experience of food, “I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli reveals how delicatessens became cornerstones of American Jewish food culture during the past century, evolving from specialty stores catering to immigrant populations into the beloved national institutions they are today.

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    Visions and Values

    Jewish Life from Antiquity to America

    Temporarily closed; 2021 reopening date TBA

    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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  • Girl walking in front of the entrance to the ark

    Noah’s Ark

    Temporarily closed; 2021 reopening date TBA

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

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    Discovery Center

    Temporarily closed; 2021 reopening date TBA

    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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