Special Exhibition At The Weitzman Extended Through Independence Day

The exhibit has been extended through July 4, 2023.

By: Jan. 18, 2023
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As Jonathan Horowitz's powerful special exhibition -- which addresses antisemitism, racial violence, immigration, women's rights, LGBTQ+ rights -- grows in relevance, Philadelphia's Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History (The Weitzman) announces that it has been extended through July 4, 2023.

Originally scheduled to run through December 2022, "The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz", is a transformative art exhibition that explores the significant changes America has experienced since 2020 and issues it has been grappling with for decades.

"Jonathan Horowitz's exhibition continues to grow in relevance since the Museum reopened in May," said Dr. Josh Perelman, The Weitzman's Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions and Interpretation. "With antisemitism, racism, inequality, and hate speech becoming more and more commonplace, art that challenges those notions can be an antidote. As a history museum, it's our job to make history relevant to today and that's why 'The Future Will Follow the Past' continues to be important."

Horowitz plans to lead small group tours of the exhibition over the next six months. Most pieces in the exhibition will remain in place, while a couple will change, due to other commitments.

The intersectionality of the exhibition has inspired much of the Museum's recent public programming, which welcomes conversations about identity, such as programs featuring Black-Jewish food historian Michael Twitty and Indigidenous-Jewish actress Sarah Podemski.

The Weitzman - the only museum in the nation dedicated exclusively to exploring and interpreting the American Jewish experience - is open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Museum admission continues to be free for the near future, made possible through a generous challenge grant from The Jane and Daniel Och Family Foundation, which has committed matching funds to subsidize admission over the next two years, up to $500,000.