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The American Jewish Museum is a contemporary Jewish art museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The museum is a part of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. The museum was founded in the year 1998. Even though it doesn?t have a permanent collection, it hosts several original and traveling exhibitions every year. The Museum aims to explore contemporary Jewish issues through art and related programs that facilitate intercultural dialogue.

In 1998, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh had a small gallery for nearly 25 years. The gallery underwent a period of great growth, transforming into a museum and receiving accreditation from the Council of American Jewish Museums. Accreditation by Council of American Jewish Museums requires strict adherence to standards regarding archives, catalogues, and curating, as well as educational programs and outreach.

Today, the American Jewish Museum continues to emphasize the Pittsburgh community in its exhibitions and programming, it has grown as it collaborates with regional, national, and international artists and organizations. The Museum frequently explores Jewish themes such as contemporary repetition of rituals, but also aims to reach the wider community though exhibits with broad appeal.
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