The Museum of Jewish Art and History hosts the Marcel Proust exhibition » Du côté de la mère », as part of the centenary of the writer’s death.

Marcel Proust's exhibition at the judaism museum
Marcel Proust

Proust’s relationship to Judaïsm

This unprecedented event addresses Marcel Proust’s relationship to Judaism and highlights his personality, the close ties he maintains with his maternal family but also his work and his commitments. On this occasion, the museum brought together nearly 150 paintings, drawings, engravings, works, documents including major works by Claude Monet, Auguste Rodin, Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard as well as proofs of the novel Through the Jewishness of the writer , the exhibition also reveals this « Jewish part« , too often ignored, of 19th century France, where Jews were able to access all areas of political, economic, social and cultural life, in a movement of integration without precedent in history and then without equivalent in Europe.

The Museum of Jewish Art and History

France hosts the third largest Jewish community in the world, after Israel and the United States. The presence of Jews goes back more than 2000 years. This is one of the many reasons that will make you want to explore the Museum of Jewish Art and History (mahJ). Located in the Marais in Parisa district where Jews already resided in the Middle Ages – it presents one of the most beautiful collections in the world of objects of worship and works of art in the majestic setting of a private mansion of the Seventeenth century. The permanent route retraces the history of the Jews of France, Europe and the Maghreb, through their art and their heritage. Its numerous temporary exhibitions, its events in the auditorium and its educational activities, make it one of the major stages of Parisian cultural life.

Exhibition Marcel Proust « Du côté de la mère« 

April 14, 2022 to August 28, 2022

71 rue du Temple – 75003 Paris

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