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Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco

(3.4/5 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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  • Weird. Contemporary art but not really Jewish. Expected at least more Jewish artists or at least some more Jewish content. Building is ok not as nice as other Daniel Libeskind designed museums we have...  more »
  • It took me 20 minutes to see everything. I felt like I wasted my money to really see nothing. The art really wasn't good 
  • In this Museum, located on the site of an ancient power plants worth a visit just to see the stunning design, vpisavshij 8 years ago this building is in the list of the most interesting buildings of the West Coast has a new Museum building, designed by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. A century later this building was carefully renovated and supplemented by traditional architecture Libeskind crystalline volumes of blue steel. These angular forms actually represent the letters of the Hebrew alphabet such as "hat" and "Yod", forming a combined life-affirming motto L'Chaim ("to life"). However, read in the contours of the building this inscription may just seeing it from above. In these giant letters entered the premises of the Museum in one ceiling. map of Israel here, you can learn about all known Jews of modernity from Kubrick to Houdini. Be sure to visit!
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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