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Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco

(3.3/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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. The Museum is a welcoming place where visitors can connect with one another through dialogue and shared experiences with the arts.
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  • The collections were outrageous and not worthy of spending much time there. It was not Jewish and the collection was poor when compared to ANY other contemporary art museum..Highly disappointed. Will ...  more »
  • You certainly don't have to be Jewish to get what this museum is trying to share - that we are all connected as a human race. The exhibits are very 'accessible' in terms of content. Friendly people. S...  more »
  • After a visit to St. Patrick, Oulisse entered this place, which was architecturally enhanced by Libeskind. Here are always changing exhibitions. Otherwise the Museum Shop spreads a range of daily and religious life informative and attractive. "Generation to Generation" deals with people of various minorities, their stories, persecution, discrimination and also weak, where the topic of Holocaust is here of course and also uncredited very present. It has very impressed how by means of modern art, these issues be communicated and brought into focus. Collected everyday objects mentally to rise the horrible concentration camps, photosynthetic images on sheets warn and interpret decay. The ruins of our civilization will find alien mainpage tourists for example still in Washington? The Lincoln's torso? All this creativity in the vicinity of SFMOMA, where approximately the modern Oldenburg white screens, or large-format comics. Art, politics, statement, form, beauty, action, chaos and renewal. The two other theme exhibitions could no longer reach Oulisse.
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  • Saw the Stanley Kubrick exhibit here, which was great. Not sure what that says about the museum as a whole though.... Seems like a good place. Cool architecture as well
  • Great contemporary art museum. Always check what's on - exhibits change often, and there is almost always something fun and contemporary here, with the connection to Jewishness not necessarily any greater than very tenuous (i.e., the artist was a secular Jew.) Worth a visit after SFMoMA.
  • A cultural space set in an unusual architectural setting with very few right angles. Changing shows reinforce a concept of Jewish relevance in modern life. There is an excellent deli in the lobby with pastrami and corned beef sandwiches - and diet creme soda.
  • Great museum, but be prepared to spend money at their wonderful gift shop. We went during the Kubrick exhibit and had a great time.
  • Went here for the Kubrick exhibit and I was very impressed by the display. Lovely museum with great presentation