Founded in 1984, the Contemporary Jewish Museum has presented scholarly and artistic programs that explore the Jewish spirit ... More
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Founded in 1984, the Contemporary Jewish Museum has presented scholarly and artistic programs that explore the Jewish spirit and imagination for over 20 years. The museum offers contemporary views and Jewish perspectives on culture, history and art with programs reflecting global ideas that tie to the past and remain relevant to all people today. World-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind was commissioned for the project. The 63,000 square foot museum provides a welcoming space where people from all backgrounds may encounter, celebrate and debate artistic forms of all varieties.
Have been a member since the opening in their new location. Besides an interesting building, the temporary (visiting) exhibits, local musicians and speakers have been very entertaining and informative. The staff is also very helpful and the docent tours are absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend visiting the Museum.
We went expecting great Jewish art and instead found a skimpy collection of kitsch that said I am great because I am Jewish kitsch. Certainly not worth the $10 entry price. Why waste such a good building on such as this?
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