Nov
17
12:30 PM12:30

Gallery Chat: Mads Lynnerup on video installation, Elijah’s Violin, and Princess in the Tower

Mads Lynnerup is an artist and educator, whose practice incorporates video, performance, sculpture, and installation. Lynnerup’s work is influenced by societal and economic issues and is a commentary in its own playful manner on everyday experiences as well as tendencies and trends within the art world (Stanford University).

Free with Museum admission.

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Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

Teen Takeover!

Immerse yourself in a night of folktales and storytellers!!! Join us for art-making, snacks, music, performances, and interactive experiences. No tickets required, just show up and bring a friend! Teen Takeover! is thoughtfully planned and hosted by Teen Art Connect alongside Bay Area museum teen interns.

This event is free for all teens.

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Dec
2
5:30 PM17:30

2017 Family Gala: Journey to Worlds Unknown

Admission: Sponsorships available; please contact Rachel Breuer at rbreuer@thecjm.org or call 415.655.7843.

Join us on a Journey to Worlds Unknown, The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s Ninth Annual Family Gala. Inspired by The CJM’s original exhibition, Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid, entertainers will dazzle you with spectacular acrobatics, storytellers will captivate you with tales of transformations, and interactive activities will engage your imagination!

Proceeds from the Family Gala support The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s award-winning education, family, and access programs, which bring Jewish art and ideas to more than 20,000 visitors each year.

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Dec
3
11:00 AM11:00

Drop-In Art Studio: Fiber Art Folktale Creatures

Drop on by to create, play, and experiment with a teaching artist. All ages are invited for fun with unexpected techniques and materials. Select workshops with guest artists, unique equipment and tools, and more!

Wrap, knot, and build a creature inspired by your imagination and the folktales and works of art in the exhibition Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid, especially the larger than life Golem by artist Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor.

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Dec
8
12:30 PM12:30

Gallery Chat: Michael Arcega on installation and The Enchanted Island

“On his way to blow the shofar in the Holy Land, Rabbi Wolf Kitzes finds himself in a mansion and discovers a long table. He is given the choice between blowing the shofar or eating a meal from the horn of plenty. Choosing the latter, he comes back home and realizes that he missed the opportunity to end the suffering of his people.” Drawing inspiration from the tale, Arcega creates an abstract representation of Rabbi Wolf Kitzes’ choice.

Free with Museum admission.

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Dec
10
11:00 AM11:00

Drop-In Art Studio: Fiber Art Folktale Creatures

Drop on by to create, play, and experiment with a teaching artist. All ages are invited for fun with unexpected techniques and materials. Select workshops with guest artists, unique equipment and tools, and more!

Wrap, knot, and build a creature inspired by your imagination and the folktales and works of art in the exhibition Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid, especially the larger than life Golem by artist Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor.

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Dec
26
11:00 AM11:00

Drop-In Art Studio: Fiber Art Folktale Creatures

Drop on by to create, play, and experiment with a teaching artist. All ages are invited for fun with unexpected techniques and materials. Select workshops with guest artists, unique equipment and tools, and more!

Wrap, knot, and build a creature inspired by your imagination and the folktales and works of art in the exhibition Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid, especially the larger than life Golem by artist Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor.

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Dec
28
11:00 AM11:00

Drop-In Art Studio: Fiber Art Folktale Creatures

Drop on by to create, play, and experiment with a teaching artist. All ages are invited for fun with unexpected techniques and materials. Select workshops with guest artists, unique equipment and tools, and more!

Wrap, knot, and build a creature inspired by your imagination and the folktales and works of art in the exhibition Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid, especially the larger than life Golem by artist Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor.

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Dec
29
11:00 AM11:00

Drop-In Art Studio: Fiber Art Folktale Creatures

Drop on by to create, play, and experiment with a teaching artist. All ages are invited for fun with unexpected techniques and materials. Select workshops with guest artists, unique equipment and tools, and more!

Wrap, knot, and build a creature inspired by your imagination and the folktales and works of art in the exhibition Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid, especially the larger than life Golem by artist Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor.

 

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Dec
31
11:00 AM11:00

Drop-In Art Studio: Fiber Art Folktale Creatures

Drop on by to create, play, and experiment with a teaching artist. All ages are invited for fun with unexpected techniques and materials. Select workshops with guest artists, unique equipment and tools, and more!

Wrap, knot, and build a creature inspired by your imagination and the folktales and works of art in the exhibition Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid, especially the larger than life Golem by artist Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor.

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Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

Maggid and the Creative Power of Storytelling

Jewish LearningWorks and The Contemporary Jewish Museum come together for a professional development session focusing on Jewish story­telling, the maggid tradition, and artistic interpretations for today. The session will include gallery activities as well as a hands-on art making experience. Participants will also have the chance to see Sabbath: The 2017 Dorothy Saxe Invitational and hear about a Bay Area-wide student competition. Further details to come.

$36 includes lunch; scholarships available. To register, email lrothman@jewishlearningworks.org

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Nov
12
11:00 AM11:00

Drop-In Art Studio: Enchanted Worlds

Drop on by to create, play, and experiment with a teaching artist. All ages are invited for fun with unexpected techniques and materials. Select workshops with guest artists, unique equipment and tools, and more!

Build your own miniature enchanted worlds of magic mountains, mysterious caves, and whatever else you can imagine using boxes, fabric, maps, and more!

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Nov
5
11:00 AM11:00

Drop-In Art Studio: Enchanted Worlds

Drop on by to create, play, and experiment with a teaching artist. All ages are invited for fun with unexpected techniques and materials. Select workshops with guest artists, unique equipment and tools, and more!

Build your own miniature enchanted worlds of magic mountains, mysterious caves, and whatever else you can imagine using boxes, fabric, maps, and more!

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Oct
29
3:00 PM15:00

Teen Workshop with Artist Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor

Join us for an interactive workshop with artist Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor. For Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid, O’Connor re-imagines the Golem, a supernatural being of great power, made of mud and stone, created to protect Jews from their persecutors. O’Connor makes large-scale anthropomorphic creatures out of detritus, like discarded furniture parts, wire, cardboard, fabrics and paper. For this workshop, teens will create fantastical sculptures using unconventional materials inspired by O’Connor’s process.

Free for teens. All supplies, snacks, and drinks provided. Limited space, register at teens@thecjm.org.

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Oct
27
12:30 PM12:30

Gallery Chat: Artist Julia Goodman on her installation inspired by "The Bird of Happiness"

Goodman’s hanging paper installation is inspired by the final scene in the tale “The Bird of Happiness.” This scene reveals the young king’s daily ritual of spending an hour inside of a shack, dressed in the rags he grew up in, looking at his reflection in a mirror. During this hour, the king looks back on where he came from in order to move his kingdom forward.

Free with Museum admission.

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Oct
26
4:30 PM16:30

The Moral of the Story: Storytelling for the Classroom

What do folktales teach us about culture and the world around us, and how can educators best integrate storytelling into the classroom? Unleash the power of narrative and the lessons of folktales for today as you join The CJM, the Asian Art Museum, and the Museum of the African Diaspora for an exploration of Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid and a workshop on developing, crafting, and telling your own stories and stories in your classroom. Includes a light dinner.

Free with RSVP to schools@thecjm.org

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Oct
5
4:00 PM16:00

Teen Workshop with Artist Julia Goodman

Join us for a special Teen Art Open Studio with artist Julia Goodman. For Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid, Goodman created a hanging installation that includes 18 suspended layers of handmade paper made from repurposed rags, old t-shirts, and bed sheets. In this Open Studio, you will learn about the history of rag paper and an introduction and experimentation with pulp painting and inclusions.

Free for teens. All supplies, snacks, and drinks provided. No registration required. 

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Oct
1
11:00 AM11:00

Drop-In Art Studio: Magical Clay Creations

Drop on by to create, play, and experiment with a teaching artist. All ages are invited for fun with unexpected techniques and materials. Select workshops with guest artists, unique equipment and tools, and more!

Coil, twirl, and smoosh colorful clay to bring a folktale character, magical object, or mysterious dwelling to life! All materials generously donated by Blick Art Materials. 

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Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Night at the Jewseum: Myths and Monsters

Free with Museum admission, $5 after 5pm; 21+

Folktales and The Days of Awe mash-up! Join the golem and dybbuk and other folkloric monsters in The Museum. Thriller dance drop-in; monster movie cave ping-pong; spooky theramins; pose at Reboot’s Horrible Regrets Photobooth, craft monster paws or bloody-eyeball pins, and of course signature cocktails by Tonic. Squad Golems! 

Look for master folklorist Howard Schwartz, and live performance of Reboot’s NO REGRETS with Rebecca Garza-Bortman (Love, Jerks; Advice From Mom) Josh Healey (Snap JudgementHammertime) and Karen Leibowitz (The Perennial, Mission Street Food)!

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