The Ratner Museum

Surround yourself in art and splendor with a visit to a unique Bethesda, Maryland museum. The Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum focuses on Judeo-Christian history. Through its permanent collections and exhibits, the Ratner Museum presents a deeper understanding of the ways that religion has influenced the philosophies, politics, and, most of all, spirituality of today’s modern societies. The permanent collection includes the artwork of Phillip Ratner, who is an internationally renowned sculptor. There are also ongoing exhibits that change each month, some featuring emerging artists working in a variety of media including photography, painting, and fiber art.
The Ratner Museum campus includes three buildings and several galleries, each with a theme. These include Genesis, Song of Songs, Heroes & Heroines, and Exodus. There are also three new galleries, including one on Alice in Wonderland, which combines enchanting sculptures and captivating drawings of the beloved story. A whimsical feature of the Ratner Museum is the section on Children’s Literature in Art. This special gallery includes young artists’ charming interpretations of classic fairytales such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack and the Beanstalk. Other offerings from the museum include tours, lectures, readings, and concerts. For more information on the Ratner Museum go to

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