Wed 2/24 @ 7PM
The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last September at the age of 87 was devastating for many reasons. Certainly, the nakedly partisan rush to confirm her replacement just over a week before a presidential election dominated headlines following her death, sometimes eclipsing reflection on her towering legacy.
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is opening an exhibit called Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which will give both her legion of admirers and those who may not know that much about her the opportunity to contemplate her story and her influence.
The exhibit is based on the 2015 book of the same name by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik, who helped create it. It uses archival photographs and documents, historical artifacts, contemporary art (including her portrait on loan from the National Gallery) media stations and gallery interactives to look at the American legal system and civil rights movements through Ginsburg’s life and career and explore the roles she played as a lawyer, judge advocate for women’s rights as well as her personal life. Viewers will be able to see some of her more noted decisions and dissents.
To mark the opening the Maltz Museum is hosting Notorious RBG authors Carmon and Knizhnik in a Zoom program, talking about their book and about Ginsburg’s life and influence, with Anne Meyers moderating. There’ll be a Q&A following the discussion. Tickets are $5, available at the Maltz Museum’s website.
Opening week (February 24-28) tickets are $5, available at 216-593-0575 or maltzmuseum.org. The exhibit will be open Wednesday-Sunday @ 10am-5pm; general admission is $12, $10 for students & seniors, and $5 for kids ages 5-11. Virtual tours of the exhibit are also available. The show will be on view through Sunday August 29.