Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage sets ‘Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’ exhibition for run that starts next month – Crain’s…

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The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beachwood next month will host "Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg," an exhibition about the iconic Supreme Court associate justice.

The museum said in a news release on Wednesday, Jan. 20, that the exhibition, presented locally by PNC Bank, will open Feb. 24 and will run through Aug. 29. The exhibition is based on the bestselling book of the same name and was created in partnership with authors Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik. It "takes a deeply personal journey through historic change with an entertaining yet rigorous look at the life and work" of Ginsburg and the Supreme Court, the museum said. The exhibit also "examines her varied roles as a student, life partner, mother, change-making lawyer, judge, women's rights pioneer and pop culture icon."

"Notorious RBG" was organized by the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The Maltz Museum said it uses archival photographs and documents, historical artifacts, contemporary art, media stations and gallery interactives to examine the American legal system and civil rights movements "through the lens of RBG's personal experiences and public service."

Highlight objects "include official portraits of her and Sandra Day O'Connor, the first two women to serve on the Supreme Court, on loan from the National Portrait Gallery; and correspondence with civil rights leader, poet and lawyer Pauli Murray, whose groundbreaking idea to use the Fourteenth Amendment to litigate civil rights and sex discrimination cases informed RBG's winning strategy as an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union," the Maltz Museum said. In keeping with Carmon and Knizhnik's book, the exhibition "will touch on the playful connection" between Ginsburg and the late hip-hop star Notorious B.I.G.

Visitors can tour the "Notorious RBG" exhibition in-person at the museum 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday by timed tickets, which can be purchased over the phone or online in advance. Masks are required for entry, and social distancing is enforced. Tickets are $12; students and seniors are $10; children ages 5-11 are $5; and children under age 5 and Maltz Museum members are free. (All tickets are $5 for the first week of the exhibition, Feb. 24-28.)

There's also a virtual component to the exhibition. "Approximately 60 minutes in length, virtual attendees will enjoy a webinar-style, narrated exploration of key objects and artifacts followed by a docent-led Q&A," the museum said in its release. Virtual tours will be offered on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. The cost is $10 per person.

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