Uncover everything about the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her very own city!
Former Supreme court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is being honored in Houston at the Holocaust Museum Houston’s new immersive exhibition.
The Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg exhibit—based on the successful Tumblr and bestselling book by the same name—began in L.A. by the Skirball Cultural Center and will travel between cities, first opening in Houston starting March 11, 2022.
The exhibit will take “an expansive and engaging look at the justice’s life and work, highlighting her ceaseless efforts to protect civil rights and foster equal opportunity for all Americans.”
Visitors will be able to view archival photographs and documents, contemporary art, historical artifacts media stations, and interactive galleries of RBG’s life as a wife, mother, student, judge, lawyer, and feminist icon.
“Based upon the New York Times bestselling book of the same name, this unique exhibition was created by the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, in partnership with the book’s co-authors: journalist Irin Carmon, a senior correspondent at New York magazine, and attorney Shana Knizhnik, who founded the popular Tumblr that earned RBG internet fame (and amused the Justice herself), working together with Skirball curator Cate Thurston.”
“Like the book, the exhibition offers a visually rich, entertaining, yet rigorous look at RBG’s life and work. Through archival photographs and documents, contemporary art, media stations, and playful interactives, the exhibition tells the parallel stories of RBG’s remarkable career and the efforts she joined to expand ‘We the People’ to include those long left out of the Constitution’s promises.”
Visitors will be able to explore 3D re-imaginations of RBG’s childhood Brooklyn apartment, RBG & husband Marty’s home kitchen, along with the desk in her Supreme Court chambers.
Other exhibit highlights include:
- RBG’s Supreme Court wardrobe (robe and jabot)
- Official portraits of RBG and Sandra Day O’Connor
- RBG’s delivery of oral arguments, opinions, and dissents in significant Supreme Court cases broadcasted at listening stations
You’ll even get a feel for what it’s like to step inside the Supreme Court by getting a photo-op in a 3D rendering of the Supreme Court bench!
Where: Holocaust Museum Houston
When: March 11, 2022 – July 31, 2022