January 2024 eMuse

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Our mission is to preserve and promote

Jewish heritage, culture, history, and community through art and education.

Current Exhibitons

Curator's Curios

January 11 - August 1, 2024

This is the first of many exciting exhibits on view at the Museum this new year. Digging deep into the Museum's massive Judaica collection, curator Sofia Thornblad displays her all-time favorites to offer a glimpse of some of our Director of collections and exhibitions, Sofia Thornblad’s favorite items in the collection. From oil paintings by Theodore Freid to fun vintage Israeli posters, this exhibit offers up a bit of everything. 

Greetings from Israel

Through March 2024

Take a trip with us to Israel! The best part is, you don’t need pack any bags. The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art’s new exhibition Greetings From Israel showcases highlights from our collection by Israeli artists alongside beautiful depictions of the holy land. See this exhibition on view in the Mezzanine Gallery!

Donna Matles Retrospective

Through March 1, 2024

Donna Matles, of blessed memory, was a true artist. As a respected artist, jewelry designer, wood turner, and conservator of Judaica, she helped the then Fenster Gallery become the Museum we call The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, today. Her diverse multimedia talents are showcased in this retrospective exhibition. 

Upcoming Events

Jewish Genealogy Society Meeting

Sunday, January 28, 2 pm in Dan Room

Join us for the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Tulsa in the Dan Room of the Jewish Federation. The topic will be: Being Jewish In The Pale Of Settlement…How Our Ancestors Lived And What They Had To Go Through.

New members are always welcome! For questions, contact Phil Goldfarb, president of JGS, at [email protected]

Save the Date!

Old Country to the Plains: More Kosher Pop SK8 Art

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 8, 6 pm

Using the skateboard deck as a canvas, this New York City artist Steve Marcus explores the themes of tradition, spirituality, and local Jewish history in a series of artworks made especially for The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art. Marcus’ unique style, inspired by cartoons and underground comics, is a fun and refreshingly accessible approach to contemporary Jewish art that is masterfully showcased on 40 whimsical and thought-provoking skateboard decks.

What's in Store for 2024

  • 17th Annual Purim Mask Invitational (March 7–May 2024)
  • Shrine of the Feminine (September 5—November 21, 2024): The paintings of Oklahoma mother and son, David and the late Ruth Lebow, showcase two perspectives of traditional realism
  • Invited to Life Exhibit (December 5, 2024—June 2025): Award-winning author and photographer B.A. Van Sise explores the varied and sometimes complicated lives of Holocaust Survivors

Sanditen/Kaiser Holocaust Center

Honoring Mildred and Julius Sanditen & Herman and Kate Kaiser

The Sanditen/Kaiser Holocaust Center at The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art provides state-of-the-art displays, greatly enhancing the Museum’s Holocaust education capacity. The Center is the cornerstone of activity at The Museum and continued to bring in new visitors every day to learn why and how the Holocaust occurred and how to ensure it never happens again. Showcasing over 250 previously unseen artifacts donated by liberators and survivors, the horrifying events are recounted by five Holocaust survivors who made Oklahoma their home. Video first-hand accounts along with artifacts and documents help guide the visitor through history. The only Holocaust Center of its kind in the region also features one-of-a-kind art installations from local artists. The Museum’s Sanditen/Kaiser Holocaust Center honoring Mildred and Julius Sanditen & Herman and Kate Kaiser illuminates the effects of hate locally and worldwide.

2024 Exhibition Sponsors

Arts Alliance Tulsa

The Commemoration Fund

The Sharna & Irvin Frank Foundation

The Frank Family Foundation

The Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation

The Kirschner Trust

Estelle and Allan Avery

Brian E. Brouse

Lori Frank and LaVonna Reed

Carol Miller

The Legacy of Katharine Penson Miller

Barbara Sylvan

Tribute Recognitions

Tributes are a meaningful way to honor a special occasion or to remember loved ones. Donations to The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art provide for permanent and traveling exhibitions and educational programs. Focusing on the heritage, history, and culture of the Jewish people, the SMMJA helps deepen perception and understanding through art.

In memory of


Rowena Galerston

The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art


Verna Lehman

The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art

Renew Your Membership

Don’t miss the many benefits of your membership which include a year of free admission; complimentary guest passes; advance notice and invitations to previews, receptions, and events; access to our research library, and a discount in the Museum store. Please renew your membership and celebrate the success of our 58th year with us—and your part in it!

Although membership in the Tulsa Genealogical Society is separate, you may join or renew for only $18 and you will continue to receive their regular updates. Questions about your 2024 membership? Contact Tracey Herst-Woods, 918.492.1818 or [email protected] or you can go to the Museum’s website and click on Membership to join today or click HERE!

Renew Your Membership!

Museum Hours

Thursday - Tuesday

10 am – 5 pm

Closed Wednesday



12 pm – 5 pm



1 pm – 5 pm

Holiday Closures:

Sunday, December 31

Monday, January 1

Monday, January 15

Museum Store

See our all new mezuzah collection! Plus, a wide assortment of Judaica, from jewelry, Shabbat and yahrzeit candles, kippahs, and glass stones from local artists. Stop by the museum store for all your Judaica needs! 

Museum members receive a 10% discount on all museum store items.

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