Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is remembered at the Maltz Museum
The life and times of a Supreme Court judge are celebrated in a special exhibition at the Maltz Museum.
The exhibition “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg”, which opened on Wednesday, February 24 and runs until August 29, is inspired by the bestselling book of the same name. Ginsburg died on September 18 at the age of 87.
The Beachwood Museum of Jewish Heritage worked with book authors Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik to organize the exhibit, which looks at Ginsburg’s life and work.
The exhibit uses photographs, documents and historical artifacts to tell her life story as a student, life partner, mother, lawyer, judge, women’s rights pioneer and later in life a pop culture icon. .
The museum also collaborated with the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles to create the interactive exhibit.
“Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg embodied the Jewish value of respect for all mankind,” said David Schafer, CEO of the Maltz Museum, in a prepared statement. “The Maltz Museum expresses the same value as we work towards a more inclusive, just and civil society. We are honored to share Justice’s story with visitors, in person and online.
The exhibit – like the book – addresses the playful connection between Ginsburg and Notorious BIG, as they were both born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.
Each area of the exhibit is titled with a riff from the late hip-hop artist of “I Got a Story to Tell” from her youth and her upbringing to “My Team Supreme” from her time on the highest court. from the country.
Some of the items on display include official portraits of her and Sandra Day O’Connor, the first two women to serve on the Supreme Court, which are on loan from the National Portrait Gallery as well as correspondence with the civil rights leader, poet and lawyer Pauli Murray.
They also recreated Ginsburg’s childhood Brooklyn apartment and Supreme Court bench.
The museum is planning special programming in the coming months, including a screening of the film “RBG” as well as discussions of notable cases she has heard.
The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday with timed tickets that must be purchased in advance by phone at 216-593-0575 or online at www.maltzmuseum.org.
Tickets cost $ 12 for adults, $ 10 for students and seniors, and $ 5 for children ages 5 to 11. Visitors to the museum must wear masks.
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What: Exhibition “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg”
Or: Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood
When: Exhibition until August 29
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday
Cost: Tickets cost $ 12 for adults, $ 10 for students and seniors, and $ 5 for children ages 5 to 11.