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.
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,…Read More »
Featuring more than twenty of Lichtensteinâ€™s pivotal works from Gemini G.E.L.â€™s collection (1969â€“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 …Read More »
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…Read More »
Dance, sing, and jam along at the Skirballâ€™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 everyoneâ€”all ages and levels of musical experience welcomeâ…Read More »
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…Read More »
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'…Read More »
Citizen 13660: The Art of MinÃ© Okubo presents a selection of archival material and rare original artwork by California-born artist MinÃ© Okubo (1912â€“2001), who was among the thousands of Japanese American citizens forced to leave their homes and b…Read More »
Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams presents a lesser-known dimension of celebrated photographer Ansel Adamsâ€™s body of work, and offers insight into a decisive and disquieting period in American history. The exhibition features fifty p…Read More »
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…Read More »
Allen Ruppersbergâ€™s installation The Singing Posters: Poetry Sound Collage Sculpture Book pays tribute to Allen Ginsbergâ€™s iconic poem Howl (1955â€“1956), a hallmark text of the â€™50s Beat Generation. In order to reinterpret the piece for contem…Read More »
Featuring more than twenty photographs of hand-painted billboards that dominated the Los Angeles landscape for almost two decades, this exhibitionâ€”displayed in the Skirball's community space known as the Ruby Galleryâ€”brings to life a unique perio…Read More »
Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution is the first comprehensive retrospective about the life and career of legendary rock impresario Bill Graham (1931â€“1991). Recognized as one of the most influential concert promoters in history, Graham l…Read More »