Eleventh Annual Purim Mask Invitational
March 2– April 9, 2017
Reception March 2, 7:30PM
Elementary, middle and high school students are invited to participate in the Eleventh Annual Purim Mask Invitational by creating wearable masks recognizing Purim, a joyful holiday occurring on March 12, 2017. (Jewish Year 5777). Deadline for masks is February 10, 2017. Please click on the link below for more information and how to enter your schools masks.
Now-October 10, 2016 (Exhibit has been extended)
Besa is a code of honor deeply rooted in Albanian culture and incorporated in the faith of Albanian Muslims. It dictates a moral behavior so absolute that non-adherence brings shame and dishonor on oneself and one’s family. This exhibition is showcase photographs in Albania and Kosovo, Muslims sheltered, at grave risk to themselves and their families, not only the Jews of their cities and villages, but thousands of Jews fleeing the Nazis from other European countries.
Honoring the Past/Celebrating the Present/Building the Future
Evening to Remember, in Commemoration of 50 Years of the SMMJA.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Featuring James Shrader of the Palace Cafe!
An evening highlighting five decades of preserving and sharing the legacy of Jewish art, history and culture in Tulsa.
Artifacts from original donations made to the Museum in 1966 will be featured.
50th Anniversary Historical Presentation
Entertainment provided by vocalist Jennifer Paxton and pianist Scott McQuade.
Please contact Tracey Herst-Woods, 918-492-1818 for Patron Information
The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art is hosting an exhibit March 3-June 24, 2016 titled “Jews Rock!” featuring photographs of Jewish Icons in music through the lens of photojournalist Janet Macoska including Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen and many more. In addition, the Museum will showcase a select group of Oklahoma artists with original pieces of artwork featuring Jewish rock artists. The Museum has provided ten artists with an unfinished guitar body and assigned them a Jewish musician to paint but the design is completely up to them. Their work will be displayed in our museum for the entire exhibit. The opening reception is March 3, from 5-7 p.m.
Please contact the Museum if you are interested in purchasing a signed copy of Leonard Nimoy’s Secret Selves Catalog.
Both fans of Fine Art Photography and fans of Star Trek will be thrilled to see this acclaimed exhibit of Leonard Nimoy’s photography, Secret Selves. Due to his fame as Spock on Star Trek, Nimoy, an accomplished photographer who became an expert in dealing with another identity in his life, decided to investigate hidden identities—secret selves. He called for volunteers to participate in a session in which they revealed their secret selves, whether by costume, pose, or attitude. The resulting portraits are the Secret Selves exhibit.
The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art is pleased to announce the launch of a unique new digital installation and take home app for iPad developed by Tulsa-based semantic technology company Moomat.
“This cutting edge technology allows people across the world to explore our Museum’s collections,” said Drew Diamond, Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art Executive Director. “The Sherwin Miller is dedicated to promoting Jewish heritage, history and culture through art and education. Thanks to Moomat and this new installation and app, we are able to share that mission locally and globally.”
“We’re excited to be working with such a forward thinking museum and are continuing to help them to develop new and interesting ways to increase the explorability and interactivity of their many other collections in the future,“ said Moomat CEO Daniel Mooney.
The first technology project between Moomat and the Museum was to create an interactive way for guests to explore the vast Fred Strauss Collection, an impressive collection of letters, postcards and stamps collected and curated since the 1940s that chronicle the history and traditions of the Jewish people.
The new iPad app is a take home version of this collection that allows anyone to download and explore the collection in great detail, and how it connects with various aspects of Jewish culture and history. Plans are in motion to develop and release new digital installations revolving around the Museum’s extensive collections and to actively incorporate them in the commercial app.
To download Sherwin Miller Application on iPad:
About Moomat: Moomat LLC is an Oklahoma based company that produces tools to enable businesses, media, cultural institutions and others to curate archives and other digital libraries. They are currently developing the largest database of semantically connected data in the world with over 50 million connected entities to date, and are rapidly implementing their Deep Diver and CultureScout platforms for a variety of businesses. Moomat was founded in 2012. Learn more at: www.moomat.com / www.facebook.com/moomat / www.twitter.com/moomat