Skirball Cultural Center

2701 \ Sepulveda Ave, Los Angeles, C’A 90049 Tel: (310) 440-1500 Fax: (310) 140-4595 President: Mr. Uri Herscher Admission: fee: adult-$8.00, child-free.

Activities: Concerts: Education Programs Exhibitions.

Publications: brochures; calendar (bi-monthly); exhibition catalogues; membership magazine, ‘‘Oasis’ (semi-annual); program guide (bi-monthly).

Skirball Cultural Center Photo Gallery




The Centers 200.000 square foot complex, designed by architect Moshe Safdie and constructed at a cost of $65 million, is located on a 15-acre site just off the San Diego Freeway, in the Santa Monica Mountains in Los Angeles. An affiliate of Hebrew Union College, it was conceived as “an oasis in the city, where people from the entire community can meet one another and feel comfortable.” Its purpose is to deepen the appreciation of Jewish culture and American democratic values through museum exhibitions, a childrens Discovery Center, concerts, lectures, performances, readings, symposia, film and video screenings, a simulated outdoor archaeological dig, and educational offerings for adults and children of all ages and backgrounds. Changing galleries investigate and expand upon the presentation of the core exhibition, offering temporary exhibitions with themes relating to Jewish culture and history, and American pluralism. The permanent collection is one of the largest assemblages of art and

Exterior view of Skirball Cultural Center, designed by Moshe Safdie and Associates. Photograph by Timothy Hursle, courtesy of Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles. California.

Films: Guided Tours; Lectures; Temporary Skirball Cultural Center, cont. artifacts relating to Judaism and American life. In an innovative approach, the open storage area within the Museum’s subterranean facility affords the public and scholars alike the opportunity to initiate in-depth study of specific items and categories of the permanent collection.

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