Shainberg Art Gallery

The Shainberg Gallery at the MJCC hosts wonderful exhibits throughout the year.  

8am-9:30pm Monday-Thursday

8am-5:30pm Sunday




Traces of Memory
Coordinated by

Memphis in May International Festival

On loan from

Galicia Jewish Museum Krakow

May 1–31 in the MJCC Lobby

A contemporary look at Jewish past in Poland, Traces of Memory pieces together relics of Jewish life and culture in Polish Galicia that can still be seen today, interpreting these traces in a manner that is informative, accessible, and thought-provoking. The exhibit offers a lament for the destroyed Jewish civilization that once flourished in this country, remembers the locations where annihilation took place, and gives credit to commemorative efforts that have occurred since the Holocaust. Traces of Memory features photographs by the late Chris Schwarz and is co-curated by Prof. Jonathan Webber (Emeritus, UNESCO Professor of Jewish and Interfaith Studies, University of Birmingham, UK; Professor at the Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland), who also provided the texts.




If you have questions about the Shainberg Gallery, please contact Amy Israel, Director of Cultural Arts, at 901.761.0810 or