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Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco

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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 ony exhibit was of Roz Chast cartoons. I've long enjoyed her New Yorker cartoons, so this was a treat.  more »
  • Is this history? Is this art? Is this culture? It's all of the above, and if you are interested in moving through quickly, you can certainly do that. But you will have missed so much by doing that. Th...  more »
  • This museum is off the grid but is a fabulous visit. Close to the Yerba Buena Center it is a major contemporary art museum with many attributes include a nearby wine bar. There are regular changes in ...  more »
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  • The space itself is very cool and contemporary. Would be a great thinking space. Went there for the Roz Chast cartoon memoirs exhibition, a good look at the artist's work and life. I'm not Jewish but was pleasantly surprised by the permanent exhibition by Leibowitz. It embodies the spirit of this most liberal city of the world, while encompassing unique Jewish values that people of different cultures can share.
  • This place is delightful, beautiful, informative, and disturbing. As it should be. (However, don't bother to go to the cafe here, it's not that good. There's better only a few more steps away.)
  • The architecture and exhibits were interesting, but several exhibits were poorly presented and difficult to engage with. Rather overpriced for the amount of content inside (I spent under 2 hours here).
  • Pretty average. Wasn't necessarily worth the money to get in. Only 2 main exhibits that didn't provide a wealth of amusement.
  • The outside is beautiful. I went here for a conference and the inside was amazing.

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