Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art

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Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art
Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art is located in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art
Location within Philadelphia
Location1975 (1975)
Coordinates39°57′50″N 75°09′38″W / 39.96383°N 75.16068°W / 39.96383; -75.16068Coordinates: 39°57′50″N 75°09′38″W / 39.96383°N 75.16068°W / 39.96383; -75.16068
Public transit accessSEPTA text.svg      Spring Garden

The Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art,[1] founded in 1975, located within historic Congregation Rodeph Shalom, is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art that illuminates the Jewish experience. The museum has organized solo and group exhibitions of work in many mediums by artists of diverse backgrounds.

In addition to its special-exhibit gallery, the Museum features a permanent collection of important works by accomplished artists including William Anastasi, Chaim Gross, Tobi Kahn, Joan Snyder, Shelley Spector, Boaz Vaadia and Roman Vishniac.

Showcased in the Thalheimer Entrance Foyer of the synagogue on Broad Street is the museum's Leon J. and Julia S. Obermayer Collection of Jewish Ritual Art.[2]

The museum's entrance and parking are on Mt. Vernon Street. The museum's hours, subject to change, are Monday through Thursday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; Friday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm; and Sunday 10:00 am to noon.


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