Located in the magnificent 17th-century Hôtel de Saint-Aignan in the Marais neighborhood of Paris, the Museum of Art and History of Judaism (Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme – known as “mahJ“) has appointed Geoffrey Weill Associates to widen its awareness in North America.
Since its opening in 1998, the mahJ has been devoted to showcasing major artworks from influential Jewish artists and sharing the history of Judaism in France, as well as throughout Europe and the Mediterranean. Today regarded as one of Paris’s outstanding museums, cultural organizations and tourism destinations, the mahJ collection comprises more than 12,000 works from antiquity to the present day and a wealth of archival materials. It is one of the very few Jewish museums in the world to have such a widespread historical and geographical scope.
“The mahJ’s 2019 blockbuster exhibition devoted to the American beauty tycoon, Helena Rubinstein,” observed Geoffrey Weill, “enabled thousands of Americans of all backgrounds to discover this jewel of a museum.”
As one of the leading history and art museums in Paris, the mahJ showcases the works of some of the greatest artists and personalities in history, including Robert Capa, Marc Chagall, Sigmund Freud, Sigalit Landau, Charlotte Salomon, Arnold Schoenberg, Art Spiegelman and John Zorn. The museum also provides a number of educational programs to younger generations on Jewish art and culture, and hosts a variety of events and activities for all ages throughout the year. The museum also offers walking tours of the Marais – considered Paris’s historic “Jewish neighborhood” – throughout the summer.
In addition to the museum’s impressive permanent collection, in 2020 the mahJ will present a major exhibit on artists who were part of the early 20th-century “School of Paris” (L’Ecole de Paris), including Marc Chagall, Amedeo Modigliani and Chaim Soutine. Additional 2020 exhibitions include retrospectives on World War II resistance forger and photographer, Adolfo Kaminsky (until April 19, 2020), and on naturalist painter, Jules Adler (until February 23, 2020).