19 March 2019 - 17 October 2019
"Over the past year I have had many friends asking to explain to them the origins of antisemitic prejudice... The next time I’m asked I will recommend a visit to Jews, Money, Myth."- Daniel Finkelstein, The Times
Jews. Money. What’s fact? What’s fiction?
Jews, Money, Myth is a major exhibition exploring the role of money in Jewish life. Discover the ideas, myths and stereotypes that link Jews and money over the course of 2000 years.
Artwork includes Rembrandt’s first masterpiece Judas Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver and new commissions by Jeremy Deller and Doug Fishbone.
This exhibition draws together art, film, literature and cultural ephemera from board games and cartoons to costumes and figurines. Follow the real and imagined stories of Jews – in finance, commerce and capitalism – up to the present day.
The exhibition has been developed by the Jewish Museum London in collaboration with the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism at Birkbeck, University of London.
Generously supported by:
David and Clare Kershaw
Commissions and Public Programme made possible with Art Fund support
The closing date of this exhibition has been changed from Sunday 7 July 2019 to Thursday 17 October 2019 due to popular demand.
6 June @ 7.00 pm - 6 June @ 9.30 pm
In an evening curated by Ben Van der Velde, resident MC at Good Ship Comedy, we present an all-female line-up featuring Athena Kugblenu, Ria Lina and Eleanor Tiernan exploring the fascinating, funny and taboo world of money.
11 June @ 7.00 pm - 11 June @ 8.00 pm
Just how loaded has the brush been when it comes to images of Jews? Sir Simon Schama discusses.