Contemporary Jewish Museum

Comedy is a big part of Cary Leibowitz’s art. (Courtesy Cary Leibowitz /Invisible-Exports)

Cary Leibowitz’s pink insecurities in full view at CJM

In a window front on San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Lane, next to…

 

Film stills including an an image of Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Stanley Kubrick on the set of “Eyes Wide Shut” are on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.  (Courtesy Manuel Harlan/Warner Bros.)

The genius of Stanley Kubrick

With “Dr. Strangelove,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “A Clockwork Orange,” “The Shining”…

 

The retrospective at the Contemporary Jewish Museum includes photos from many phases of Bill Graham’s career, including a 1971 shot of him onstage before the final concert at Fillmore East in New York.  (John Olson/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Bill Graham’s vivid back story told in ‘Revolution’ at the CJM

There are the cool, familiar Fillmore posters, photos of Jimi Hendrix and…

 

Photographer Roman Vishniac, whose works are on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, was best known for his images of Jewish life in Eastern Europe before World War II. (Courtesy International Center of Photography)

Vishniac photos depict pre-WWII Jews, and more

For decades, Roman Vishniac was recognized mainly for photographs he took of…

Photographer Roman Vishniac, whose works are on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, was best known for his images of Jewish life in Eastern Europe before World War II. (Courtesy International Center of Photography)
Vishal K. Dar and Gabriel L. Dunne’s mesmerizing “NAAG XY” is among the intriguing works on view in “NEAT: New Experiments in Art and Technology.”  (Courtesy Vishal K. Dar/Gabriel L. Dunne)

Technology-driven artworks amaze in CJM’s ‘NEAT’

The works in “NEAT: New Experiments in Art and Technology” at the…

Vishal K. Dar and Gabriel L. Dunne’s mesmerizing “NAAG XY” is among the intriguing works on view in “NEAT: New Experiments in Art and Technology.”  (Courtesy Vishal K. Dar/Gabriel L. Dunne)
The late singer’s fashion sense is among the topics addressed in “Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait” at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. (Courtesy Mark Okoh/Camera Press London)

‘Portrait’ simply showcases Amy Winehouse’s formative years

Known for the big and tragic things -- her voice, beehive, addictions…

The late singer’s fashion sense is among the topics addressed in “Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait” at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. (Courtesy Mark Okoh/Camera Press London)
Oakland artist Vanessa Marsh’s mixed media “Mountains 4” is among the works on view in “Night Begins the Day: Rethinking Space, Time and Beauty” at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. COURTESY DOLBY CHADWICK GALLERY/ VANESSA MARSH

Evocative CJM exhibit urges contemplation of day vs. night

The intersection of space, time and beauty is the focus of a…

Oakland artist Vanessa Marsh’s mixed media “Mountains 4” is among the works on view in “Night Begins the Day: Rethinking Space, Time and Beauty” at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. COURTESY DOLBY CHADWICK GALLERY/ VANESSA MARSH
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Vintage home movies from Poland at CJM

Filmmaker Peter Forgacs revisits the Jewish communities of 20th-century interwar Poland, capturing…

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COURTESY J. OTTO SEIBOLD/CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUMIllustrations by Oakland-based children’s book artist J. Otto Seibold are on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.

CJM goes behind the scenes with Mr. Lunch

Looking at the fresh, offbeat illustrations by artist J.Otto Seibold, it’s hard…

COURTESY J. OTTO SEIBOLD/CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUMIllustrations by Oakland-based children’s book artist J. Otto Seibold are on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.
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Jewish American ladies fuel mah jongg craze

If you grew up in a Jewish home in postwar America, chances…

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‘Mad Men’ furnishings and much more at CJM

With the increasingly popularity of midcentury modernism — seen in all its…

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courtesy photoThe kibbutz

Kibbutz history comes in focus at Contemporary Jewish Museum

The kibbutz (Hebrew for “gathering”) foreshadowed the state of Israel. The 20th-century…

courtesy photoThe kibbutz

Arnold Lobel’s ‘Frog and Toad’ come to life at CJM

Few writers have captured the give and take of friendship quite as…

Formerly worn by Elizabeth Taylor

SFMOMA, CJM zone in on spirituality

For a museum that recently closed its building for three years, the…

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Formerly worn by Elizabeth Taylor

Ginsberg offers rare peek with beatnik family album

It can be easy to be jaded about the Beat writers in…

Formerly worn by Elizabeth Taylor
Courtesy Photo“Kalkidan Mashasha II” is a portrait of an Ethiopian hip hop musician on view in “Kehinde Wiley /The World Stage: Israel” on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Black men strike poses in imposing Wiley portraits

Artist Kehinde Wiley reinterprets the art of classic portraiture, painting young, black,…

Courtesy Photo“Kalkidan Mashasha II” is a portrait of an Ethiopian hip hop musician on view in “Kehinde Wiley /The World Stage: Israel” on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.
Courtesy PhotoPoignant faces “Halloween

Photo League’s powerful pictures live on

In 1936, a group of young, mostly Jewish photographers walked the gritty…

Courtesy PhotoPoignant faces “Halloween

Writer Gertrude Stein celebrated at Jewish Contemporary Museum

WHO’S IN TOWN Violinist Corey Cerovsek appears in recital. [7:30 p.m., Schultz…

App could help tech addicts wean off phone for a day

A new mobile-phone application is designed to reduce the use of the…

Recovered Dutch paintings tell tale

“Reclaimed: Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker,” on display at the…