Under the same Sky

Exhibitions Temporary

The exhibition Sotto lo stesso cielo (Under the same Sky) curated by Amedeo Spagnoletto and Sharon Reichel, celebrates Sukkot, the Jewish Festival of the Huts. 

 

Sukkot is one of the main festivals of the Jewish Calendar: it celebrates the survival of the Jewish people in the desert thanks to help from Heaven. The huts (sukkot, sukkah in the singular) symbolize the precarious nature of life and also the strong bonds with the rhythms of the land, environmental sustainability and the central role of water. The exhibition illustrates the traditional, religious and artistic sides of the festival and to its close link with nature. It is a new path through the Museum, an invitation to young and adult visitors to participate actively interacting with what they see and hear thus enriching the meaning of the exhibition.

 

For the first time, 10 decorated wooden panels depicting biblical scenes will be on display. They were made for a Venetian sukkah in the late 18th or 19th century and are owned by the Abbey of Praglia. They are works of art of extraordinary values that survived despite their ephemeral nature and which were not accessible by the public till now.

Other exhibitions

Return to Ferrara. The universe of Leo Contini Lampronti

Return to Ferrara. The universe of Leo Contini Lampronti

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION09.11.2023—04.02.2024
The exhibition Return to Ferrara. The universe of Leo Contini Lampronti, curated by HavaContini and Yael Sonnino-Levy, is a path leading to the discovery of an eclectic, ironic and highlyimaginative artist.Leo Contini Lampronti was born in Nice in 1939. Although the family was originally from Ferrara,he moved to Tel Aviv after his degree in nuclear […]
CASE DI VITA. SYNAGOGUES AND CEMETERIES IN ITALY

CASE DI VITA. SYNAGOGUES AND CEMETERIES IN ITALY

Exhibitions Temporary20.04.2023—17.09.2023
The exhibition covers two thousand years of history, offering projects, designs, documents and objects, architectural features, rituals and social features of both synagogues and Jewish cemeteries in Italy. Case di vita. Synagogues and Cemeteries in Italy – curated by Andrea Morpurgo and Amedeo Spagnoletto – is an exhibition where the history of cities and people […]
Beyond the ghetto. Inside&Out

Beyond the ghetto. Inside&Out

Exhibitions Temporary29.10.2021—03.07.2022
THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ITALIAN JEWS

THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ITALIAN JEWS

MULTIMEDIA EXHIBITION
Two thousand and two hundred years of Jewish history and culture in twenty-four minutes.  This is the multimedia show Through the Eyes of the Italian Jews, realized by Giovanni Carrada (author and curator) and Manuela Fugenzi (iconographic research).  A complex, rigorous project, the result of months of research and fine-tuning, this show provides a popular investigation […]
1938. Humanity denied

1938. Humanity denied

Permanent Exhibition
On January 17 2020, the National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah-MEIS opened a permanent multimedia path entitled “1938: humanity denied”, curated by Paco Lanciano and Giovanni Grasso. This initiative was promoted by the Presidency of the Italian Republic with the contribution of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research-Miur and the support of Intesa Sanpaolo. Strongly supported by the President of Italy Sergio Mattarella, the exhibition was unveiled in 2018 at the Quirinale — on the occasion of the eightieth anniversary of the promulgation of the racial laws — and is the first part of the MEIS exhibition dedicated to the Shoah. Through the use of multimedia installations that gathers vintage images, films and documents, “1938: humanity denied” creates an immersive experience that brings the visitor into contact with the drama of the racial laws, social ostracisim, Nazi-Fascist persecution and extermination. At MEIS, the path conceived of by the two curators is expanded with a site-specific installation by the internationally renowned Israeli artist Dani Karavan, created to remember the Italian experience of the Shoah. Already the author of several international works — Sinti and Roma memorial in Berlin, Way of Human Rights in Nuremberg, Homage to Walter Benjamin in Portbou and Way of Peace in the Negev —Karavan was the protagonist of the MEIS exhibition entitled “The Garden that doesn’t exist”.