Earlier exhibitions

2014.10.07 – 2015.09.30
A Swedish success story…

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2013.10.25 – 2014.08.31

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2013.01.14 – 2013.09.30
Jesus the Jew

Who was Jesus? What sort of society did he live in? What contemporary ideas influenced him? These are just some of the questions that the Jewish Museum in Stockholm is seeking to answer with the exhibition Jesus the Jew.

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2012.10.05 – 2012.12.16
Elsa Grüewald with crayon in hand: “My brother Isaac paints too!”

Elsa Grünewald was one of the youngest in a poor Jewish family in Stockholm. She dreamt to become a painter as her famous brother Isaac, but fate decided otherwise.

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2011.12.02 – 2012.09.16
The Josephsons – a remarkable family chronicle

The Josephson family has demonstrably left its mark on the cultural life of Sweden; as well as on several other areas of life in our country.

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2011.04.04 – 2011.11.04
Superheroes and Schlemiels

The exhibition ”Superheroes and Schlemiels”, shows a colourful assortment of superheroes and antiheroes by some forty Jewish comics’ artists from 1910 until today. It builds bridges between the American and the European culture of comic-strips.

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2010.10.05 – 2011.03.13
The Swedish-Jewish literary scene in the period around 1900

The period around 1900 was truly a time of change – both in literature and ideas as well as in Stockholm and the world at large.

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2010.10.05 – 2011.03.13
Franz Kafka and Bruno Schulz – masters of the borderlands

Our exhibition at the Jewish Museum in Stockholm takes Galicia as its starting point; a country that is today divided between Poland and the Ukraine. The Jews of Galicia were once a large section of the populace and they made a powerful impression on society there. In these borderlands both Kafka and Schulz were born

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22009.11.01 – 2010.09.15
Mago: style icon of the Swedish stage

“Mago: style icon of the Swedish stage” is Sweden’s first retrospective exhibition showcasing Mago’s great contribution to the country’s film and theatre scene.

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2009.03.30 – 2009.10.18
Cher Monsieur – My Fatal Lady

At the “Cher Monsieur – My Fatal Lady” exhibition at the Jewish Museum, the focus is on Georg and Hanna Pauli. The story of how the artists met and became a couple is a tale of many exciting and romantic moments, but also of a few seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

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2008.10.27 – 2009.03.15
The Year 2058 – where do we come from? Where are we going?

“The Year 2058” is an exception.
Up to now, exhibitions at the museum have dealt with the past or with contemporary issues. But there has been no exhibition dealing specifically with the future. Yet the future is just as important in that it is open to our influence.

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2008.03.31 – 2008.10.15

The year 1968 changed the world. This mythical year when “everything happened” has a romantic glow, but the truth is that 1968 was a very dramatic year in both West and East.

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2007.11.29 – 2008.03.16
Fürstenberg in town…?!

A unique visit by the finest collection in Sweden of late 19th century and early 20th century art from the Gothenburg Art Museum

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2007.03.29 – 2007.10.15
Josef Frank – architect and outsider

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2007.02.09 – 2007.03.08
Jerusalem – there and back

Paintings by Swedish and Israeli Children

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2006.11.27 – 2007.01.29
Living in two worlds

The traveling exhibition contains the youngster’s mutual, but still different experiences. In co-operation with Riksutställningar – Swedish Travelling Exhibitions, The Sami Information Centre and Malmö Museums. With support from The Foundation for the Culture of the Future and The Swedish Arts Council

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2006.04.26 – 2006.11.12
Exodus – message and traditions of the Jewish Passover

The Jewish Passover, or pesach as it is called in Hebrew, celebrates the memory of the departure of the Israelites from Egypt.

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2005.10.10 – 2006.03.31
Neighbouring nations – saving the lives of Norwegian and Danish Jews

This was an inspiring exhibition that showed how numerous courageous people helped to save persecuted Jews in neighbouring Norway and Denmark.

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2005.04.17 – 2005.08.31

Lotte Laserstein and Nelly Sachs – On living in exile.

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2005.01.16 – 2005.03.15
Sverige, Sverige fosterland
(Sweden, Sweden, our native land)

With this exhibition the Jewish Museum in Stockholm sought to illustrate how complex and enriching dual identity can be in Sweden today. The museum invited a number of young Swedish-Jewish authors and artists to give a portrait of their dual cultural identities using the Swedish flag and the national anthem as a starting point.

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2004.01.25 – 2004.12.30
Raoul Wallenberg – one man can make a difference

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2003.10.15 – 2004.01.06
Six naked Jews

In the exhibition “Six naked Jews” we could listen to six fictitious voices talking about things that are never normally discussed in public.

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2003.03.02 – 2003.08.31
At our ancestor’s side

The major part of the exhibition “At Our Ancestor’s Side” described the two cemeteries Aronsberg and Kronoberg. The Jewish Museum in Stockholm was offered a unique opportunity to exhibit four preserved gravestones, before these were returned to the cemeteries.

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2003.01.12 – 2003.02.16
The Tabernacle

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2002.04.07 – 2002.12.31
Kabbalah – exhibition

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2002.01.07 – 2002.02.28
Bernard Sidi. “Interpretations of Sefer Yetzirah”

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2001.09.23 – 2002.12.31
Andy Warhol´s “Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century”

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2000.10 – 2001.08
Isaac Grünewald

The exhibition “Isaac Grünewald – scenographer, artist and person” presented the famous Swedish Jewish artist Isaac Grünewald (1889-1946), pupil of Matisse. Unique paintings and outlines of scenography were shown in a beautiful setting.

1999 – 2000
In the Shadow of War: Sweden´s Jews 1933-1945

The exhibition focused on the situation of Sweden´s Jews during 1933-1945. What was it like for Jews in the neutral and free Sweden and for those in the occupied Europe? The premise of the exhibition was to try to experientially explain a non-explainable period in our recent history.

1998 – 1999
Jewish Stockholm

The exhibition showing different aspects of Jewish life in the city of Stockholm, was shown in our museum.

1997.2 – 1997.12
Biblical la carte – the joys of feast and food


1996.4 – 1997.1
Jewish pedlars in Sweden

A special exhibition “Jewish pedlars in Sweden” – different aspects of their lives from around 1780 until the time of the second world war.

1995.4 – 1996.12
50 years after the Holocaust

The exhibition focused on a few persons´ struggle to survive through this difficult time in the past and then how these experiences have affected their lives today.

Textiles with Jewish motifs as well as handicraft and embroidery made by the Swedish Jews were presented in an exhibition


Portraits – reflections of Swedish Jewish Culture

The succesful exhibition about some Jewish families who were great contributors to both Swedish and Jewish culture, art, trade etc – was held in our museum. It was followed later on in 1994 by a special exhibiton consisting of photographs by the famous Swedish-Jewish lady photographer, Anna Riwkin.

Geskel Saloman – a Jewish artist (1821-1902)

In 1990-91 the Nobel Prize winner Nelly Sachs was presented at the museum. In 1991 the exhibition “Geskel Saloman – a Jewish artist (1821-1902)” covered the life story and the work of the originally Danish Jewish artist and painter Geskel Saloman, who settled in Sweden and eventually became famous.

1989-90, 1992
Glimpses of Jewish life in Sweden

“Glimpses of Jewish life in Sweden” in 1989-90 and again in 1992 was a photo exhibition consisting of pictures covering over 200 years of various Jewish life in Sweden.

The Jewish Drama Amateur Society

An exhibition about the work of the Jewish Drama Amateur Society, founded in 1917 by Jewish immigrants from Russia, who settled on the southern island of Stockholm.

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