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Contemporary Jewish Museum
San Francisco, CA
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Exhibition: Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
08/30/2018–01/06/2019 (more information)
Hasidic rabbi’s silk Sabbath Coat, Jerusalem, 21st century
Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Exhibition: Textile Lab
Exhibition: Textile Lab
08/30/2018–01/06/2019 (more information)
Exhibition: In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art—Oxossi Ayofemi and Risa Wechsler
Through 07/30/2019 (more information)
Oxossi Ayofemi
From the series Untitled (Dark Energy), 2017. Notes for Performance.
Dimensions Variable.
Courtesy of the artist
Exhibition: The Art of Rube Goldberg
Unknown, Backpiece, San Francischo tattooer C.J. "Pop" Eddy's promotional flyer, c. 1920
Exhibition: Lew the Jew and His Circle: Origins of American Tattoo
Through 06/09/2019 (more information)
"Lew the Jew" Alberts
Unknown, Backpiece, San Francischo tattooer C.J. "Pop" Eddy's promotional flyer, c. 1920
Courtesy of Don Ed Hardy. Lew the Jew and His Circle: Origins of American Tattoo
The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco

Front of Museum Photo by Bruce Damonte

Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA  94103
415.655.7800
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Museum Hours

  • MONDAY 11 AM - 5 PM
  • TUESDAY 11 AM - 5 PM
  • WEDNESDAY CLOSED
  • THURSDAY 1 - 8 PM
  • FRIDAY 11 AM - 5 PM
  • SATURDAY 11 AM - 5 PM
  • SUNDAY 11 AM - 5 PM

  • Closed: Passover, July 4, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Thanksgiving, New Year's Day

Museum Admission

  • ADULTS $10
  • SENIORS(65+), STUDENTS(+18) WITH ID $8
  • MEMBERS FREE
  • YOUTH 18 AND UNDER FREE
  • THURSDAYS AFTER 5 PM $5

Visitor Policies In the Museum

  • All parcels and bags are subject to inspection by security. Standard-size strollers are allowed.
  • Backpacks, large bags, jogging strollers, and long umbrellas must be checked at coat check located in the Grand Lobby.
  • Please enjoy food and beverages only in the Cafe on the Square and on Jessie Square.
  • The Museum and Jessie Square are smoke-free environments.
  • Only guide dogs and companion animals are permitted in the Museum.

In the Galleries

  • Still photography is allowed except in the exhibition galleries.
    • The use of tripods, flashes and video cameras is prohibited.
    • Photographs taken in the Museum may not be sold or reproduced without written permission from the Museum.
  • Please respect the viewing experience of others by setting your phone to "silent" and refraining from cell phone conversations or use of speakerphone in the exhibition galleries.

The Museum and its Mission
Since its founding in 1984, the Contemporary Jewish Museum has engaged audiences of all ages and backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. Throughout its history, the Museum has distinguished itself as a welcoming place where visitors can connect with one another through dialogue and shared experiences with the arts.

In 1990, the success of the Museum prompted its leadership to plan for a more expansive facility to meet the growing interests of the local community. The Museum began formally exploring real estate options when the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency (1994-1995) invited the Museum to develop the historic Jessie Street Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Power Substation, a 1907 landmark designed by architect Willis Polk.

In 1998, the Museum selected architect Daniel Libeskind to design its new home. Envisioned as a dynamic and welcoming space, the new 63,000-square-foot facility was planned to be a place to experience art, music, film, literature, debate, and — most importantly — other people. Daniel Libeskind's design for the Museum does not simply house this programmatic vision; it enables and inspires it.

Embracing a range of artistic disciplines and media, the Museum’s exhibition program includes contemporary art and historical objects, film and music, conversations, lectures, literary readings, and other live performance. Dynamic and ever-changing, the Contemporary Jewish Museum is a non-collecting institution that partners with national and international cultural institutions to present exhibitions that are both timely and relevant and that represent the highest level of artistic achievement and scholarship. At the heart of our programs is a focus on education and outreach to the broader community with the goal of fostering interfaith and intercultural dialogues.

The Museum officially opened the doors to its new building on June 8, 2008 with a community-wide celebration.

Major support for the Contemporary Jewish Museum is provided by Koret and Taube Foundations; Jim Joseph Foundation; The Wallace Foundation; Bernard Osher Jewish Philanthropies Foundation;Institute of Museum and Library Services; Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; Alexander M. and June L. Maisin Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation's Endowment Fund; Bank of America; Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund; Pacific Gas and Electric Company; The Skirball Foundation; and Target. The Museum is supported by the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties.


Exhibitions:

Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Aug 30, 2018–Jan 6, 2019
(more information)

Textile Lab
Aug 30, 2018–Jan 6, 2019
(more information)

In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art—Oxossi Ayofemi and Risa Wechsler
Through July 30, 2019
(more information)

Lew the Jew and His Circle: Origins of American Tattoo
Through June 9, 2019
(more information)

Events

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