Skirball Cultural Center

2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard
310-440-4500

About  Us:

Open to the public since 1996, the Skirball Cultural Center has established itself as one of the world's most dynamic Jewish cultural institutions and among the leading cultural venues in Los Angeles. Its mission is to explore the connections between 4,000 years of Jewish heritage and the vitality of American democratic ideals. It seeks to welcome and inspire people of every ethnic and cultural identity in American life. Guided by our respective memories and experiences, together we aim to build a society in which all of us can feel at home.

The Skirball Cultural Center achieves its mission through educational programs that explore the literary, visual, and performing arts from around the world; through the display and interpretation of its permanent collections and changing exhibitions; through an interactive family destination inspired by the Noah’s Ark story; and through outreach to the community. More than 600,000 people visit the Skirball each year, including 80,000 children and teachers from public, private, and parochial schools.


Upcoming Events at Skirball Cultural Center

Film: The Presence Of Their Absence

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 8:00pm
Los Angeles, CA
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Film: RBG

Sunday, Nov 4, 2018 at 7:30pm
Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - Notorious RBG: The Life And Times Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg At Skirball Cultural Center

Based upon the New York Times bestselling book of the same name, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an original exhibition created in partnership with the book’s co authors: journalist Irin Carmon, a national reporter a…

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Exhibition - Spotlight - Selections From Kehinde Wiley’s The World Stage: Israel At Skirball Cultural Center

Don’t miss your chance to see two works from The World Stage: Israel by Kehinde Wiley, who was recently commissioned to paint President Barack Obama's official portrait for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. For The World Stage: Israel,…

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Exhibition - Pop for the People

Featuring more than twenty of Lichtenstein’s pivotal works from Gemini G.E.L.’s collection (1969–1996), Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein Prints by Gemini G.E.L. explores the democratization of art that gave rise to the Pop Art movement. As …

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Performance - Touretteshero Presents Backstage in Biscuit Land

LA premiere! Revel in the unexpected with Backstage in Biscuit Land, the two-woman solo show created and performed by Jess Thom. Exploring spontaneity, creativity, and disability, this runaway smash hit of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival weaves togethe…

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Make Music Day

Dance, sing, and jam along at the Skirball’s celebration of Make Music Day, a FREE festival of music held every June 21 in more than 700 cities in 120 countries around the world. Open to everyone—all ages and levels of musical experience welcomeâ…

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Exhibition - Chasing Dreams

Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American There are people whose contributions to baseball history went far beyond mere batting averages or stolen bases. From Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax to Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Fe…

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Exhibition - The Unauthorized History Of Baseball

The Unauthorized History of Baseball in 100-Odd Paintings In a series of colorful, captivating, and often provocative paintings, Los Angeles artist Ben Sakoguchi (b. 1938) examines how the game of baseball, which has long been referred to as America'…

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Exhibition - Citizen 13660: The Art Of Miné Okubo

Citizen 13660: The Art of Miné Okubo presents a selection of archival material and rare original artwork by California-born artist Miné Okubo (1912–2001), who was among the thousands of Japanese American citizens forced to leave their homes and b…

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Exhibition - Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs Of Ansel Adams

Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams presents a lesser-known dimension of celebrated photographer Ansel Adams’s body of work, and offers insight into a decisive and disquieting period in American history. The exhibition features fifty p…

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Exhibition - Petit Takett

Sharing food is one of the most genuine forms of cultural exchange. Gathered at the dinner table, we reminisce, share stories, and engage with one another freely. Petit Takett, an installation and event series based on Los Angeles artist and photogra…

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Exhibition - The Singing Posters: Poetry Sound Collage Sculpture Book

Allen Ruppersberg’s installation The Singing Posters: Poetry Sound Collage Sculpture Book pays tribute to Allen Ginsberg’s iconic poem Howl (1955–1956), a hallmark text of the ’50s Beat Generation. In order to reinterpret the piece for contem…

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Exhibition - Rock and Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip

Featuring more than twenty photographs of hand-painted billboards that dominated the Los Angeles landscape for almost two decades, this exhibition—displayed in the Skirball's community space known as the Ruby Gallery—brings to life a unique perio…

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Exhibition - Bill Graham and the Rock and Roll Revolution

Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution is the first comprehensive retrospective about the life and career of legendary rock impresario Bill Graham (1931–1991). Recognized as one of the most influential concert promoters in history, Graham l…

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