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National Museum of American Jewish History

December 14, 2018


The first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Rube Goldberg’s work since the Smithsonian’s 1970 celebration of the artist is here in Philadelphia at the National Museum of American Jewish History located in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic district, on the corner of 5th & Market Streets, across from Independence Mall and within view of the Liberty Bell.

The Art of Rube Goldberg explores his varied career—from his earliest published works and iconic Rube Goldberg machine invention drawings, to his Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoons. And more.

Throughout his long career, Rube Goldberg (1883–1970) chronicled almost every salient aspect of modern American life. His work touched on everything from fashion and sports to gender, politics, and international affairs.

This exhibition explores the artistry and wit that made Rube Goldberg one of the twentieth century’s most celebrated and enduring cartoonists—and a household name. It's there through January 21, 2019.

And lucky for you - it is SO EASY to get to the NMAJH on SEPTA! It's a short walk from Jefferson Station if you're coming via Regional Rail or you can hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, or 57. Please note, SEPTA is currently renovating 5th Street/Independence Hall Station but it is STILL open and you can STILL access the museum from both 5th Street and Market Street.

The NMAJH was originally founded by the members of historic Congregation Mikveh Israel (established in 1740 and known as the "Synagogue of the American Revolution") and is the repository of the largest collection of Jewish Americana in the world, with more than 30,000 objects.

Kids 12 and under can visit the National Museum of American Jewish History for FREE. Adult is admission is just $15. Price is slightly lower if you buy online.

See you there!