The Art of Exile: Paintings by German-Jewish Refugees

The new exhibit of the Leo Baeck Institute New York|Berlin presents examples of works from the Institute’s art collection made by German-speaking Jewish artists while they were in exile. Showcasing a range of painting styles from the 20th century, LBI tells the personal stories of creative individuals being uprooted from their homelands to unfamiliar territories, amongst many personal tragedies. Some artists never again found success after their exile, painting in obscurity for the rest of their lives. Yet in other cases, the forced migration sometimes influenced artistic creativity and lead to new audiences in their new homes.


Mon and Wed: 9:30am-8pm
Tue and Thu: 9:30am-5pm
Fri: 9:30am-3pm
Sun: 11am-5pm


Through: December 31
Entry: Free

On Display

The Door Slams Shut: Jews and Immigration in the Face of American Reaction presented by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
When The Golden Door Closed, They Carried The Torch presented by American Jewish Historical Society and Center for Jewish History
Rise of the Yiddish Machines: The Typewriter and Yiddish Literature presented by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Russ & Daughters: An Appetizing Story presented by the American Jewish Historical Society
Hey, Wow! The Art of Oded Halahmy presented by the Yeshiva University Museum