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Exhibition - Striking Medals: 50 Years Of The Jewish - American Hall Of Fame

Sunday, Jun 2, 2019 at 1:00pm

The Skirball Museum (Hebrew Union College)
3101 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220

The Jewish-American Hall of Fame (JAHF) celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2019. Each year, an inductee is honored with a 2-inch bronze medal. Among the inductees are Leonard Bernstein, Albert Einstein, George Gershwin, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Emma Lazarus, and Hank Greenberg, to name a few. These medals comprise the longest continuing series of art medals being issued in America. The 2019 inductee is Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, the founder of Hebrew Union College and many of the institutions of American Reform Judaism. 2019 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of this iconic Jewish-American rabbi. The exhibition features all 50 medals as well as displays that chronicle the history and origin of portrait medals; the process of creating the medals from original sketches to clay and plaster models and dies; and text and video about the accomplishments of many of the inductees.

Admission: Free. (Current government issued photo ID required for security.)

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