The One and Only “Notorious RBG” Is Coming to Philly Next Week

Supreme Court justice and American icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg will visit the National Museum of American Jewish History, where an exhibition about her is on display through January 12th.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg | AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Back in September, we told you that a Ruth Bader Ginsberg-themed exhibit would open this fall at the National Museum of American Jewish History. “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg” has been on display since October and will continue through January. And now, we’d like inform you that next week, the “Notorious RBG” herself will walk through the museum’s doors.

The boundary-smashing Supreme Court justice is coming to Philadelphia on Thursday, December 19th to be inducted into the museum’s Only in America Hall of Fame. The event is already sold out, but you’ll be able to watch a free live stream on Facebook. (More details on that are coming soon, according to the museum.)

Ginsburg, 86, has served on the Supreme Court since 1993. The first Jewish woman to join its ranks, Ginsburg is known as a fierce defender of women’s rights — and she’s since become something of a pop icon as well. Two recent films have sought to tell her story: an award-winning documentary, “RBG,” and the Hollywood legal drama “On the Basis of Sex.” Last year, she appeared on The Late Show and worked out with Stephen Colbert.

In Philly next week, Ginsburg will share the stage in conversation with NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, her longtime friend. You can find more information on the event, and on Ginsburg, right here.

The museum’s Only in America Gallery/Hall of Fame, located on its first floor, chronicles the American Jewish Experience. The gallery includes a combination of multimedia, original artifacts and interactive experiences, and also features figures like Gertrude Stein, Estée Lauder, Irving Berlin, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand and more.

“Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg” will be on view at the National Museum of American Jewish History through January 12th. You can read more about the exhibit (which takes its name from a 2013 Tumblr blog started by a women who later co-authored a New York Times best-seller about Ginsburg), right here. The exhibit is open seven days a week and costs $9 to enter.