Current exhibition

The Hare with Amber Eyes

The Jewish Museum, New York
19 November 2021 – 15 May 2022

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A major exhibition based on de Waal's celebrated family memoir is opens this winter at The Jewish Museum in New York. Designed by award-winning architects, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, this immersive exhibition brings together pieces from the Ephrussi’s collections from across the world to examine the ways in which objects can function as storytellers, symbols of resilience, and monuments of a family legacy.

Past exhibition

The Ephrussis: Travel in Time

The Jewish Museum, Vienna
31 May 2020 – 4 October 2020

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The Ephrussi Family Archive, donated to the Jewish Museum by the de Waal family, was put on display in this special exhibition along with 157 netsuke from Edmund de Waal's collection.

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At the Jewish Museum, an exhibition as much about what’s missing as what’s there

By Sebastian Smee, Washington Post

7 January 2022

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The Ephrussis were among the wealthiest families in Europe. Almost everything was taken from them by the Nazis.

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A Hare and an Inheritance, Once Hidden, at the Jewish Museum

By Karen Rosenberg, New York Times

31 December 2021

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Lovers of Edmund de Waal’s book can get close to that netsuke in a compelling show of objects that endured across a century of violence, discrimination and dispossession.

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The Hare with Amber Eyes at the Jewish Museum — ghosts of a lost world

By Ariella Budick, The Financial Times

14 December 2021

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Edmund de Waal’s carved netsuke bring the words of his memoir hauntingly to life

Edmund de Waal’s carved netsuke bring the words of his memoir hauntingly to life

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Tracing a Family History Through the Journey of a Tiny Figurine

By Sophie Haigney, New York Times
21 October 2021

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Indeed, a central question for the exhibition is how one can represent absence. How can a visual exhibition display things that have been lost and destroyed alongside what has remained?

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Elizabeth Diller Is Retelling Edmund de Waal’s Story — and Her Own

By Celia McGee, New York Times

17 October 2021

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Edmund dug into his past. I didn’t. I couldn’t bear it.

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New York’s Jewish Museum Makes an Exhibition of The Hare with Amber Eyes

By Brian T. Allen, The National Review

6 January 2022

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The Jewish Museum brings a master’s touch to everything, and this explains why its Hare with Amber Eyes works as well as it does.