Contemporary Jewish Museum

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That overturned blue-steel box inexplicably adjusting on one corner on the Contemporary Jewish Museum is fitting for an establishment that overturns regular thoughts regarding craftsmanship and religion. Designer Daniel Libeskind planned this historical center to be levelheaded, supernatural, and amazing: building onto a 1907 block power station, he added blue-steel components to shape the Hebrew word l’chaim (life). Yet, it’s the contemporary-craftsmanship commissions that genuinely rejuvenate the structure.

Turning shows offer convincing investigations of Jewish goals and visionaries, for example, author Gertrude Stein, rock advertiser Bill Graham, illustrator Roz Chast and producer Stanley Kubrick, alongside everything from Anthony Discenza’s profound street signs cautioning of ‘Floating Music’ ahead, to Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor’s goliath prankster golem (beasts), worked of rummaged clothes and pressing cases.

Stick around for occasions, for example, desert filmmaking with Star Wars set creator Erik Tiemens, Bay Area specialists examining the effect of AIDS activism, and interpretive move for older folks with choreographer Joe Goode. Aesthetic and religious discussions are additionally filled by good pastrami, served nearby from 11 am to 2 pm during the week, and to 3 pm on ends of the week, by SF’s own Wise Sons shop.

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