Monday, August 24, 2009

Exhibitions at Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco

Sunday, I visited Comtemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco for the exhibit of Marc Chagall and Artist of the Russian Jewish Theater. It was a fascinating and moving exhibit and one can view endlessly fascinating works by Marc Chagall for the Yiddish theater he associated with, particularly the large-format mural pieces. The last day is September 7, 2009. Catch it while you can!

With delight, I notice the upcoming exhibition about Maurice Sendak is scheduled from September 8, 2009 through January 19, 2010. Accompany a kid or two to the show and you'll win their hearts for ever.

The building itself is very attractive yet weighty. According to the Museum's website, "in 1998, the Contemporary Jewish Museum selected architect Daniel Libeskind to design its new home, which was to include an adaptive reuse of the landmark Jessie Street Power Substation, designed by Willis Polk in 1907." I was particularly taken by the room currently showcasing Jews on Vinyl, with the cathedral ceilings and unsymmetrical diamond-shaped windows, which adorned the sky-wards ceilings like stars, allowing in light and air, and hope.

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