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Skirball Cultural Center

Members-Only Curator Tours—This Light of Ours, The American Library, and RECLAIMED

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Join Skirball curators Alissa Schapiro and Vicki Phung Smith for intimate guided tours through This Light of Ours, The American Library, and RECLAIMED. Two admissions per Membership. 

This is a past program

This program took place on
Thursday, February 8, 11:00 am–12:30 pm

About the Program

Join Skirball curators Alissa Schapiro and Vicki Phung Smith for intimate guided tours through This Light of Ours, The American Library, and RECLAIMED.

  • This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement is made up of more than 150 photos taken by Movement insiders that reveal the vital work undertaken by a broad coalition of organizers and everyday people whose collective action changed America.
  • The American Library by Yinka Shonibare CBE RA is an immersive installation where six thousand books are wrapped in textiles with the names of US immigrants and Black Americans affected by the Great Migration. Learn about their impact and share your own story.
  • RECLAIMED: A Family Painting challenges you to immerse yourself in the journey of one family from Czechoslovakia who spent over eighty years trying to recover what the Nazis had stolen from their Jewish family.

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Note: Zeidler's Cafe will be closed for repairs. Additional hot menu items will be made available at Judy's Counter during this time

Donor Support

RECLAIMED: A Family Painting and its related educational programs at the Skirball Cultural Center are made possible by generous support from the following donors:

Lisa and Victor Kohn
Matthew Pritzker
Steve Tisch Family Foundation

Media support provided by:

Jewish Journal


This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement and its related educational programs at the Skirball Cultural Center are made possible by generous support from the following donors:

Margaret Black and John Ptak   
Stephanie and Harold Bronson   
Nancy Sher Cohen and Robert Neil Cohen (z”l)
Gelila Assefa Puck
Resnik Family Foundation
Steve Tisch Family Foundation
Willis Wonderland Foundation

With additional support from:

Christine and Patrick O’Donnell

Media support provided by:

KBLA Talk 1580

The American Library by Yinka Shonibare CBE RA and its related educational programs at the Skirball Cultural Center are made possible through lead support from the following donors:

Alicia Miñana and Rob Lovelace

Along with support from the following donors:

Kafi and Bob Blumenfield
Rebekah and Howard Farber

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