Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Special Exhibition Opening
“Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg”

February 9 – August 16, 2019
Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Dr, Skokie, IL 60077

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a vibrant showcase of Justice Ginsburg’s life and her numerous, often-simultaneous roles as a student, wife, mother, lawyer, judge, women’s rights pioneer, and Internet phenomenon. The exhibition tells Ginsburg’s story using a dynamic array of gallery interactives, listening stations, archival photographs and documents, historical artifacts, and contemporary art.

This exhibition was developed by Associate Curator at Los Angeles Skirball Cultural Center, Cate Thurston, in partnership with Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik, co-authors of the New York Times bestselling book, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Briefs and other writings by RBG, including some of her famously searing dissents, are woven throughout the exhibit. In keeping with the spirit of Carmon and Knizhnik’s book, the exhibition riffs off the playful connection between Notorious RBG and rapper Notorious B.I.G. The name of each gallery section alludes to a song or lyric from the late hip-hop artist.

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is organized and circulated by the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California. https://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/rbg/