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Art Exhibitions

Welcome to the Maine Jewish Museum, located in Portland’s historic East End neighborhood.

The museum is housed within the restored Etz Chaim Synagogue, a turn-of-the-century house of worship. The museum is a venue for contemporary art exhibits feature established, Jewish-connected, and Maine-connected artists and rotate every eight weeks.
Most of the art we exhibit is for sale. Your purchase helps support artists and the Maine Jewish Museum.

Our current exhibitions are listed below.

Masks optional. 

    • Don't Get Too Precious

      Andy Rosen

      May 9 – June 21, 2024

      Maine Jewish Museum

      About This Exhibition

      Andy Rosen’s exhibition will feature paintings, mixed media and kinetic sculpture. His works often
      utilize unconventional, impractical or even absurd methods of construction to explore a range
      of expressions of a craving for psychological interiority.

    • On Belonging

      Whitney River

      May 9 – June 28, 2024

      Maine Jewish Museum

      About This Exhibition

      The paintings and drawings in this exhibition offer a glimpse of the intrinsic beauty of quiet moments, and an invitation to appreciate the intricate details found in nature. Through close observation and realistic rendering of organic forms, I offer meditative compositions that evoke the human experience and our need for connection. The minimal arrangement of forms allows the viewer space to breathe, while offering a means to contemplate our own relationships, both with others and within the world we inhabit.

    • As He Saw It ... Then

      Ted Arnold

      May 9 – June 28, 2024

      Maine Jewish Museum

      About This Exhibition

      This exhibition honors the life and work of Ted Arnold, a multi talented artist who participated in the Portland, Maine art community for many years, showing work at Greenhut Galleries, Susan Maasch Fine Art, and Davidson & Daughters Contemporary Art. He had numerous exhibitions at the Maine Jewish Museum, where he was a beloved friend.

    • The Center of the World: In Memoriam

      Steve Horowitz

      May 9 – June 28, 2024

      Maine Jewish Museum

      About This Exhibition

      In this pop-up exhibition, photographer Steve Horowitz honors the victims and first responders of 9/11. About the images, he says, “The buildings, and the people who worked there plus the first responders, are unforgettable. This is in recognition of them.”