The Gallery

Art at Mayyim Hayyim

One of Mayyim Hayyim’s seven founding principles is Hiddur Mitzvah, the rabbinic teaching that Jewish life should be beautiful. Housed in the Paula Brody & Family Education Center, the Gallery @ Mayyim Hayyim is one of the ways we bring this mandate to life.

The Gallery @ Mayyim Hayyim opened in January of 2006 with a juried show that featured 23 regional artists who submitted work on the theme, “Everything Begins in the Water.”  Since then we have hosted more than 40 exhibits, featuring artists working in a variety of media including (among others) sculpture, paintings, photography, lithography, fabric arts, blown glass, and video installation.

In 2018, Mayyim Hayyim entered into a partnership with the Jewish Arts Collaborative, an organization that shares our commitment to presenting high quality art that inspires. Working together, we will welcome new audiences to the gallery and become a resource for Jewish arts education.

The Gallery @ Mayyim Hayyim is a member of CAJM, the Council of American Jewish Museums.

Now in the Gallery

The gallery is open by appointment only. Please e-mail or call 617-244-1836, ext. 211 to schedule a visit to view the exhibit or learn more about Mayyim Hayyim. The Gallery does not typically offer docents. If you are interested in an educational tour about the exhibit, please contact our Education Center at or call 617-244-1836, ext. 203.