Shainberg Art Gallery

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

8am-9:30pm Monday-Thursday

8am-5:30pm Sunday




Memphis/Germantown Art League
In the art gallery 3/4–3/27
Reception Thursday March 26th 5:30-7:30pm

A nonprofit organization of visual artists whose purpose is to aid its member artists in their professional growth and in the development of their artistic skills by providing exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, and other continuing education opportunities. In addition, the League works to enrich the community by presenting original fine art in public exhibits, participating in other community art activities and supporting art education in the schools. Organized on August 16, 1976, as the Germantown Art League, the group was chartered on June 22, 1977, as a nonprofit Tennessee corporation. In May 1988, the organization’s name was changed to Memphis/Germantown Art League in recognition of the wider geographical distribution of its members. Today the organization includes substantial membership from locations throughout the mid-south area and surrounding states. The League depends on all its members as volunteers to serve on its Board of Directors and committees and to assist in the work of the organization.



Bar Kocva Jewelry from Israel
Opening April 19 from 2–4pm
Showing in the Gallery through April 28
Israeli-born Bar Kocva is a jewelry designer who uses the finest silver, gold, titanium, semiprecious stones, and ancient Roman glass to create one-of-a-kind brooches, watches, Judaica pieces, and many other exclusive designs. A graduate of the Bezalel School of Art in Jerusalem, he has been a prominent artist in Israel since the 1980s.



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