The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art

The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Tulsa: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art Reviews: 4.5/5

The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art

The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
4.5
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
The mission of the SMMJA is to preserve and promote Jewish heritage, culture, history and community through art and education.Through exhibitions and educational programs focusing on Jewish culture, history, religion, and art, the Museum hopes people will come to understand and identify with the Jewish experience. The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art (SMMJA) and its collections have been a part of Tulsa for decades. It began in 1965 when a local synagogue brought a traveling exhibit, “Traditional Ceremonial Art,” from the Jewish Museum in New York to the Tulsa community. It generated great interest in Jewish culture and art, and the following year, the Gershon and Rebecca Fenster Gallery of Jewish Art opened to the public. Sherwin Miller, the first Curator of the Gallery, began collecting Jewish art and artifacts in earnest. In 2000, the Museum was renamed the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art to recognize the achievements and contributions of its first curator.
Suggested duration
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travelsOK
Tulsa, OK296 contributions
This excellent museum has been enlarged
Jun 2021
The museum recently opened their expanded Holocaust exhibit. It was very good before and now they have raised it to a new level. There are always other exhibits on display. This place is a great place to spend a few hours. Docents are available for a group.
Written June 20, 2021
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jbwhitehouse
Dallas, TX1,602 contributions
Good Jewish Life Cycle Exhibits and Information
Jul 2020
Free through December, 2020. Two floors of the life and life cycle events of Jews as well as sculptures and stain glass windows. Due to Covid19 attendees have their temperature taken and sign a paper regarding their current health.
Written July 24, 2020
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Jeremy W
Tulsa, OK484 contributions
A beautiful place
Mar 2020 • Family
Words cannot express what I was able to see here. It was beautiful and a pure tribute to Jewish culture and it’s people. I true gem and a must see here in Tulsa!
Written March 8, 2020
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SeattleTravelLover1
Seattle, WA287 contributions
Small but excellent
Feb 2020 • Friends
The requisite and important Holocaust material was moving but tasteful. Horrible but respectfully presented.
We especially appreciated the section devoted to racism in the USA and Tulsa in particular.
We even shared our newly learned history with our family who are from Tulsa, and they acknowledged that the schools never taught anything about the "massacre", and only some children ever learned about this evert as a "race riot".
Interesting how history is viewed differently among the various participant groups.
Small and powerful material with extensive local art rotated regularly.
Highly recommended for people of all faiths and cultures.
Written February 9, 2020
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Noel
Tulsa, OK20 contributions
Interesting
Aug 2019
The museum is fairly small but has a wide range of interesting things to see. It has great historical and cultural exhibits, as well as travelling exhibits. It's a great museum to spend an hour or two.
Written September 4, 2019
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jwith2003
Tulsa, OK124 contributions
Hidden Jem in the City
Jul 2019 • Family
Traveled here to see the stained glass exhibit. I saw the story on the nightly news and had no idea that this museum even existed. Overall wee had a great experience and the artwork is fantastic
Written July 26, 2019
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shelley511972
Tulsa, OK96 contributions
Beautiful and educational at the same time.
Jul 2018 • Couples
The museum not only includes amazing Jewish exhibits but has traveling exhibits also. Check their website for more information.
Written November 6, 2018
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SkeeterBurney
Pineville, MO61 contributions
Great Group Tour
Jun 2018 • Business
We were privileged to have Mr. Al as our tour guide for the Holocaust part of the museum and Ms. Pam for the upper floor guide. Both were OUTSTANDING. They not only knew their stuff, they were very much into answering our questions and peaking our interest to know more about the Jewish culture. We are bringing a second group from our church who are traveling with us to Israel in December as a precursor for our trip. Thank you for a great field trip for our Trekkers to Israel group!
Written July 21, 2018
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Irene F
Springfield, MO28 contributions
My second visit to the museum
Jul 2018 • Family
I was here for the first time about a year ago. I walked through the holocaust section and then saw the permanent collection. It covered so much of the history, religion and the cultural life of the Jewish people. I was overcome at some points with emotion and pride. The explanations were straight forward and easy to understand. Although I saw all of it, I did not read all the information cards and I wanted to do that on this trip. So I started at the back of the museum and worked forward.

There was also a display of pictures of the inside of synagogues from around the world. They were viewed through virtual reality headsets. Really interesting.

There was also a display of statues made from barbed wire. the inside of the statues were filled with rocks, each containing the name of a child killed in the holocaust. The names were written on the rocks and children visiting the museum can decorate the rocks. some of these statues are outside on the side of the museum as an entrance to their Liberty Park - dedicated to those who died liberating others.
Written July 14, 2018
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Paulette M
Morton, IL51 contributions
Traveling with friends
May 2018 • Friends
Our stop was very brief because we found out that a lot of attractions are closed on Sunday and Monday. This was the case and with traveling home on Tuesday we were disappointed we could not see it's history but the building is beautiful.
Written June 25, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art

The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM