Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Jewish Museum Milwaukee preserves and presents the history of the Jewish people in southeastern Wisconsin in a way that emphasizes the American values of tolerance, respect, freedom and celebration of diversity. The Museum offers interactive displays, a focused education program, notable special exhibits and a collection of artifacts that includes a one-of-a-kind tapestry by artist Marc Chagall. Our community’s Holocaust Memorial is located in front of the building.

1360 North Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Museum Public Hours
Monday-Thursday*: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon-4:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Closed for Jewish holidays.
Free parking behind the building.

* Open until 7pm every third Thursday of each month.

Admission Prices
Adults, $7
Seniors (60+), $6
Students, $4
Children Age 6 and under, Free
Active Duty Military, Free

Jewish Museum Milwaukee is offering the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families FREE admission. For information on other Blue Star Museums in Wisconsin, click here.

Upcoming Events

Conversation Starter: Black, Jewish and Red

Thursday, February 21 • 7:00pm – 8:30pm

In this presentation, Elliot Ratzman, Fellow in Jewish Studies at Lawrence University, examines how Jews and Blacks on the left helped create the culture and politics of the twentieth century. Ratzman explores how the far left became an important catalyst for intellectual, artistic, and political innovation, setting the stage for the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s.

RESCHEDULED – Hollywood’s Friendly Witness: Elia Kazan

Monday, February 25 • 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Jeff Smith, Professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the director of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, will discuss director Elia Kazan‘s status as Hollywood’s most notorious “friendly witness.” Elia Kazan, Oscar-winning director of blockbuster films like “A Streetcar Named Desire,” testified before HUAC in 1952 and named several actors suspected of being Communists. Join Jeff Smith, Professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the director of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, to learn more about the significance of Kazan’s testimony.

Save the Date: Opening Preview of Pictures of Resistance

Thursday, March 28 • 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Pictures of Resistance: The Wartime Photographs of Jewish Partisan Faye Schulman The lives of partisans depended on their ability to remain unseen, undocumented and unidentifiable. But one fighter, Faye Schulman, had a camera.

The only known Jewish partisan to capture the World War II experience on film, Schulman’s rare collection of images captures the camaraderie, horror and loss, bravery and triumph of the rag-tag, tough partisans – some Jewish, some not – who fought the Nazis and their collaborators.

Voices of Resistance: The United States, Social Movements, and the Role of Women

Thursday, April 11 • 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Over the past two centuries, women have led different kinds of resistance movements, with differing political ends, from advocating for the abolition of slavery, to advocating for the right to vote; from advocating for prohibition, to advocating for collective bargaining and safe working conditions, and many, many other areas within our political, social, and cultural lives.

Join Lilly Goren for an important exploration of women’s voices, their engagement, and their advocacy which has had significant impacts on the lives we all lead today. As we are starting to mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in the United States, exploring the role of women and “resistance” is particularly timely.


Jewish Museum Milwaukee has so much to offer, including engaging changing exhibits, special events and programs, a dynamic permanent exhibit, all-ages educational programs, celebrated archives, and rental facilities.

As a member of Jewish Museum Milwaukee, you will not only play an important role in ensuring quality programs, but you also gain unlimited access to the Museum and a wealth of opportunities for discovery and growth.

As a member at any level, you will enjoy:
Free museum admission
Reduced program fees
10% discount in the museum store
Members only events

Featured Exhibit

Blacklist: Hollywood’s Red Scare Programs

October 12, 2018 – February 10, 2019

Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare is a multi-sensory exhibit that explores the intersection of politics, art, economics, and the social dynamics that impacted the American First Amendment rights of speech, religion, and assembly during Hollywood’s Red Scare. Through personal narratives of those who were blacklisted, members of House Un-American Activities Committee or HUAC, and film executives, Blacklist examines the shifting definition of what it meant and means to be a patriotic American.

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