Skirball Museum

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It's something new everyday for employees of the Skirball Museum on the campus of Hebrew Union College as they unbox 1,500 to 3,000 ancient and modern art pieces donated by the now closed B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum in Washington, D.C.

The collection acquired in May, 2015 is more than quadrupling the size of the museum's holdings, making it one of the largest and most important Jewish museums in the Midwest.

Hebrew Union College

Over the next few weeks and months the staff at Hebrew Union College's Skirball Museum will be unboxing its newly acquired art collection. It contains 1,500 items including Rembrandt etchings, baseball memorabilia, and contemporary Israeli silver jewelry.

The Skirball Museum at Cincinnati’s Hebrew Union College celebrates the work of three important Cincinnati photographers – Daniel Ransohoff, George Rosenthal and Ben Rosen in their FotoFocus exhibit, Documenting Cincinnati’s Neighborhoods, running through December 21. Museum Director Abby Schwartz joins our Anne Arenstein with details of the exhibit and the importance of these historic photos.

Abby Schwartz, the interim director of The Skirball Museum at Cincinnati’s Hebrew Union College, joins our Anne Arenstein to talk about the current exhibit, The Boris Schatz Collection, an impressive display of bronze and wood reliefs, ivories, oils and sepia paintings by Boris Schatz (1867-1932), the noted artist and founder of the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts.