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.


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?


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.

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.