Current Special Exhibitions
The Last Goodbye – A Virtual Reality Experience
September 16th, 2018 – January 31st, 2019
Pritzker Hall of Reflection
The Last Goodbye is an award-winning virtual reality experience that transports viewers inside the Nazi death camp Majdanek in Poland with Pinchas Gutter, the only member of his family of four to survive the Holocaust. The fully immersive experience enables visitors to virtually walk with Gutter as he travels in life-sized projections of the camp, including the railway car, gas chamber, shower room, and barracks of Majdanek.
The 75th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
January 21, 2018 – September 23, 2018
Northern Trust Gallery
The 75th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising recognizes the largest and symbolically most important Jewish uprising in German-occupied Europe. The exhibition tells the stories of the leaders of the uprising and local survivors who lived through the heroic resistance.
Exhibition made possible with generous support from Emile Karafiol and Virginia Robinson.
Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory.
July 19, 2018 – January 13, 2019
Main Special Exhibition Space
Stories of Survival features personal artifacts, photographed by Jim Lommasson, and brought to America by local Survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides, including Armenia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Iraq, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Syria. Photographs with written text by Survivors and their family members describing the object’s significance and history, and the original objects will be on display at the Museum. Curated in honor of the Museum’s 10th anniversary, this exhibition will then travel to other venues beginning in 2019.