“Hello Gorgeous” The Jewish Museum Of Florida-FIU, Presents Its Fall Lineup

September 9, 2021

Hello Gorgeous, is an eclectic exhibition of costumes, photos, videos, record album covers and other objects, celebrating the life of Barbara Streisand.

This fall, one of Florida’s most distinguished, cultural institutions, The Jewish Museum Of Florida-FIU, will present a full lineup, of rich programming, including: The Southeast debut of “Hello Gorgeous,” celebrating the life and work of living legend Barbara Streisand; a retrospective from Pop-Art Genius, Martin Kreloff and a treasure trove, of Judaical artifacts, from a beloved, Rabbi.

“Since our grand re-opening in April, our staff have been hard at work, creating an exciting fall lineup of exhibitions and events that will continue to enliven our newly refurbished museum,” said Executive Director, Susan Gladstone Pasternack.

“The result is representative of our creative spirit and dedication, to our work, in telling the story of The Jews Of Florida and presenting, thought-provoking exhibitions, to our guests and patrons.”

Full List Of Exhibitions:

“Hello Gorgeous”
On view from October 14th, 2021 — February 20th, 2022.
Hello Gorgeous, is an eclectic exhibition of costumes, photos, videos, record album covers and other objects, celebrating the life of Barbara Streisand.

With full-blown Brooklyn Moxie, the young singer dismissed as too Jewish, too plain and too obstinate, upended the celebrity pantheon, by refusing to let anyone rain on her parade. So what, if she was born in Israel Zion Hospital and refused to pretend that Flatbush didn’t course through her veins? If she didn’t have a pert button nose or conform to anyone else’s view of femininity? Barbara Streisand was too talented to be ignored. A force of nature, she not only parlayed her vocal prowess and unique style into international stardom; she redefined the female celebrity, paving the way for a new generation of women performers and millions of Jews, to unapologetically, be themselves.

The Jewish Museum Of Florida-FIU, is proud to pay tribute to the iconic singer, actress, director and producer, in an original exhibition and an eclectic series of events, as the Exclusive Southeast Presenter.

“Martin Kreloff: A Retrospective”
On view from November 11th, 2021 — March 2022
The site-specific installation will feature Marty Kreloff’s work, painted directly on the museum walls, designed to accommodate the unique structural elements of the gallery. The show will also feature “Pop Art-influenced” paintings, drawings and new media works, the artist is famous for. A long-time Miami resident, he is currently living and working in Las Vegas.

Marty Kreloff, born in Brooklyn, first exploded on Miami’s Scene, in 1976 with his first solo museum show, Miami Says Art. His works are in the collections of several museums, include: New York’s Museum Of Modern Art and in private collections around the world. Kreloff has been commissioned to make commercial pieces for several high-profile companies, including: Warner Bros., Universal Pictures, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Burger King Corporation, Intercontinental Banks, Harley-Davidson, The American Civil Liberties Union and Bloomingdale’s to name a few. The City of Las Vegas, commissioned him to create a series of banners, for their Cultural Corridor. The series, known as: Pole Dancers, debuted in 2011, giving a visual guide to Las Vegas’s cultural institutions. In 2012, Kreloff was presented with, The Prestigious Mayor’s Urban Design Award, for his contributions to the City.

Martin Kreloff: A Retrospective, will feature a wide selection of his commercial work, his Hollywood Stars Series And Portraiture, from his early days, to today. The exhibition is sponsored by Merle & Danny Weiss.

“Festival Of Lights”
On view from November 28th, 2021 — February 2022
Festival Of Lights, is a compilation of Menorahs, also known as: Hanukkiahs, from the 1st Century BCE, to today. Hailing from the collection of Rabbi Howard Berman, the exhibit is a comprehensive look at the different styles and materials of Menorahs, that Berman has sourced, from around the world. The Menorah, with its eight candles, plus an additional one, used to light them, symbolizes, The Maccabean Revolt, around 165 BCE, against the tyrannical, Seleucid Emperor Antiochus IV and his Greco-Syrian Army, that were ruling Jerusalem. When The Maccabees retook the Jewish Holy Temple in Jerusalem, they found only one oil lamp left, that only had enough oil, to last one day. The lamp ended up lasting for eight days, until new oil could be found. The Jewish Holiday Of Hanukkah, known as, The Festival Of Lights, is the celebration of the revolt, with candle lighting, lasting for eight days.

About The Jewish Museum Of Florida-FIU
The Jewish Museum Of Florida-FIU illustrates, through its extensive collection of photographs, paintings, sculptures, drawings, visual art exhibitions, cultural public programing and the ways in which, the challenges of immigrants, are shared by all ethnicities, in Florida. It celebrates the balance of the continuity and traditions, Of The Jewish History and Heritage, with the values and customs of the larger global society.