Phillip and Dennis Ratner
Construction and endowment of the Museum are being funded by Dennis and Phillip Ratner and a group of family and friends who chose to join this undertaking at the inception. Future gifts by individuals are welcome.
In addition to his involvement with the ratner museum, Dennis Ratner servers as co-founder and CEO of Ratner Companies, located in Vienna, VA. Ratner Companies operates Hair Cuttery, company-owned and franchised, Hair Cuttery uk, Bubbles, Salon Cielo and Spa, Colorworks and Salon Plaza. With nearly 1,000 salons, the privately-owned company employs more than 10,000 stylists across 14 states and the United Kingdom
Also an active member of his community, Dennis contributes to many organizations including The National Zoo, The Capital Children's Museum, The Whitman Walker Clinic and The United Jewish Appeal of Greater Washington. in recent years he has also directed a major fundraising campaign for The Miracle Network of children's hospital that resulted in donations of nearly $400,000.
Ratner has spent many years working in sculpture, painting,
etched glass, tapestry, drawing, and the graphic arts. In 1984,
Philtip Ratner opened The Israel Bible Museum in Safad, Israel.
Since then, Ratner has spent most of his time there developing
over 250 works of art on the Bible in sculpture, painting and
graphics. This work continues. In addition, he has completed many
private commissions and public works.
His work is included in the permanent collections of the
Smithsonian, the United States Supreme Court, the Library of
Congress, The Statue of Liberty and Ellis
Island*. In 1984, Ratner took his life's inspiration and dream,
the Bible, and made it the focus of his impassioned work by
founding the Israel Bible Museum in Beer Sheva, Israel.
With degrees from the Pratt Institute and American University,
Ratner taught school in the Washington, D.C. area for 23 years,
at the same time building his reputation as an international
artist. Throughout this period, Phillip has actively supported
various charities and organizations.
- The Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York
- Ellis Island Monument, Ellis Island, New York
- The United States Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.
- The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
- Smithsonian Institution Museum Collections, Washington, D.C.
- National Zoological Park Panda Plaza, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C.
- National Zoological Park Visitor's Center, Smithsonian Institution , Washington, D.C.
- The Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.
- Immigration Lawyer's Association, Washington, D.C.
- The Beer Sheva Ratner Bible Collection, Beer Sheva, Israel
- National Rehabilitation Hospital Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
- Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.
- Federal Bar Association, Washington, D.C.
- Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
- University of Judaism, Los Angeles, California
- Hillel House, London, England
- Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
- Spertas Museum, Chicago, Illinois
- Brandeis University, Boston, Massachusetts
- Boys Town, Jerusalem, Israel
- Israel Bible Museum, Safad, Israel
- West Point Chapel, New York
- The Vatican, Vatican City, Italy
- B'nai Brith International Museum, "Becoming Americans," sculptures and drawings, Ems Island Sculpture Collection, National Traveling Exhibit of National Park Service sculptures and drawings, sponsored by The Presidential Commission and Allied Van Lines
- House and Senate Office Buildings, Rotundas, sculptures and lithographs from the Ellis Island Collection
- The White House, Lithograph commemorating Begin, Carter, Sadat meeting
- National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., drawings, sculptures, stained glass, tapestries
- Klutznick Gallery B'nai Brith International Building, Washington, D.C., multi-media exhibition
- Hammer Gallery, Exhibition Artists, N.Y., sculptures and tapestry
- Smithsonian Institution, Anacostia Museum, Washington, D.C., sculptures and drawings
- The Barrister Magazine, (Chicago Ill.), covers
- Library of Congress, Art from the Bible: Durer, Ratner, and Rembrandt, Washington, D.C.
- The Federal Bar Association, Washington, D.C., Equal Justice Under Law, sculpture of "The Bench,"
- Federal Bar Assn. Building, Washington, D.C., paintings
- Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., drawings and sculptures
- National Geographic Society, postcards of the Warren Bench sculpture
- Jacques O'Hana Galleries, Selected Paintings and Sculptures, London, England sculptures
- Welffleet Gallery, Massachusetts and Florida, sculptures
- West Point Chapel, New York, "The Ten Commandments", ten carved glass windows
- Judean Memorial Garden, "Holocaust Memorial", bas relief, bronze and marble
- Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, "Noah and The Ark", lobby mural
- National Jewish Museum, Washington, D.C., "Becoming Americans" sculptures and drawings
- Ellis Island Monument, Ellis Island, New York, "The Immigrant Experience", permanent installation, sculpture collection
- Montgomery General Hospital, Olney, Maryland, "The Healer", sculpture
- Mt. Sinai Synagogue, Los Angeles, California, "The Bible", sculptures and graphics
- National Capitol Children's Museum, Washington, D.C., "The Adam Bright Room," permanent installation of Ratner's children's art
- World Bank and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Office Building, Washington, D.C., "Birds of the World'; eight banners, each eleven stories high by six feet wide, acrylic on linen
- Smithsonian Institution, National Zoological Park, Washington, D.C., "Panda" sculpture
- Selected Tour, Children's Museums, " The New Zoo," story', painting and sculpture
- The Ratner Museum, new permanent museum to house the Art of Phillip Ratner, Bethesda, Maryland
- U.S. State Department, Arts in Embassies Program, Washington, D.C.
- The Embassy of Israel, Twelve Paintings, Permanent Installation, Washington, D.C.
- Pope John Paul Center, Biblical Sculptures and Drawings, Washington, D.C.