Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco

3.4
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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  • A very nice museum. Small but interesting exhibits. Very neat physical space. Definitely worth the visit. Lovely gift shop with wonderful items, not inexpensive. Have lunch in the deli, it’s pretty go...  more »
  • This small museum has excellent special expositions, so go if one interests you as they do a very good job. It's in the center of San Francisco's newest cultural neighborhood.  more »
  • Exhibitions limited. Docent referred to the museum as a modern art museum so don't expect to see relics or antiques or anything that's typically Jewish. The art work on display was electronic or what ...  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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