Meshuganah: Opening Friday, April 12

April 12-May 2, 2024

Opening Celebration: Friday, April 12 from 6-10pm

Step into the spirited world of "Meshuganah",  a whimsical and culturally rich exhibition showcasing the most highly acclaimed Jewish artists from across the nation.

[Image: Marc Dennis, Three Jews Walk Into A Bar, 2024, oil on canvas, 36 x 29 inches]

Hosted at A Very Serious Gallery, and co-curated by Josh & Megan Rogers, this joyful, yet deeply meaningful show, is a celebration of the Jewish artistic expression.

In alignment with EXPO, Chicago's premiere art showcase, "Meshuganah" transcends Chicago to unite Jewish artists from New York, London, Los Angeles, and Miami. Their diverse perspectives converge in a kaleidoscope of creativity, reflecting the dynamic and pluralistic nature of contemporary Jewish identity. 

We proudly present a constellation of acclaimed artists, including Joel Mesler, Allison Zuckerman, Marc Dennis, Lisa Edelstein, Robert Russell, Zoe Buckman, Typoe, Eric Yahnker, Jon Burgerman, Michael Shaw, and Jac Lahav, each bringing their unique vision and talent to this extraordinary exhibition during the Chicago art scene’s most important moment.

At a time when American Jews are navigating what it means to be Jewish, "Meshuganah" provides a space for communal dialog and cultural exploration. Through the universal language of art, we come together to explore what it means to openly embrace and celebrate Jewish heritage.

"Meshuganah" is more than just an art show—it's a gathering, a celebration, and a shared experience. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, guests are invited to participate in a secular Passover seder on Friday, April 26th and an even more secular comedy show on Saturday, May 2, adding a touch of humor to the traditionally quiet space.

Join us as we come together to celebrate art, culture, and community at "Meshuganah." 

The exhibition opens on Friday, April 12th, with a celebration from 6pm-10pm. The show will be on display through May 4th, offering many opportunities to engage with the artwork and to be immersed in the vibrant spirit of Jewish ingenuity. 

Press & early collector inquiries can be sent to Allan Weinberger, gallery director/owner:


Preview of Work

Robert Russell
Berghirsch Mountain Stag, 2023
Oil on canvas
80x70 inches
Press: Reclaiming the monstrous kitsch of Dachau [Artform, April 2023]


Joel Mesler Rabbi with green background, 2023

Joel Mesler
Rabbi with green background, 2023
oil on canvas
24 1/8 x 20 x 1 1/4 inches
framed:25 5/8 x 21 1/2 x 2 inches
Lisa Edelstein
Kina Hora, 2024
Watercolor and charcoal on paper
37 by 26 inches
Press: "The Art of of Lisa Edelstein" [Forbes, 2022]
Eric Yahnker
“Twisted Sister”
colored pencil on Stonehenge paper
37.5 x 27 in.

Early Collector Information & General Questions

We want to hear from you! Be sure to write a message too, as this is a general form found on multiple pages.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.