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Contemporary Jewish Museum’s 10th Anniversary

It’s a community free day on Sunday, June 10th with tours, activities and poetry
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The Contemporary Jewish Museum turns 10 on Jesse Square. Join in and celebrate community with live music, gallery performances, art-making, and more.

In addition to free admission to the museum, they’ll be hosting free activities all day.

CJM 10th Year Community Free Day
Sunday, Jun 10, 2018 | 11 am–5 pm
CJM, 736 Mission Street, San Francisco

2018 Schedule of Events:

11 am–4 pm
Make, Write, Or Relax – Activities in collaboration with Blick Arts, SF Center For the Book, and artist C.K. Itamura

  • Add threads to the Collaborative Family Journeys Globes as you enter The Museum
  • Illuminate your family tree in the Blue Cube (a keepsake)
  • Letterpress three-color conversation journals in the Art Studio
  • Create letters to loved ones at the typewriter station in the Koret Taube Grand Lobby
  • …and more

The Calming Corner – Relax, read, or play in a quiet and less-crowded space anytime throughout the day.

Music and Dance Performances – Musicians and dancers bring The CJM’s architecture to life

  • 11:30 am–1:30 pm
    Benny Brussel on violin
  • 12:30–12:45 pm
    AXIS Dance Performance – In Defense Of Regret (2015, Duet Excerpt), performed by Lani Dickinson and Dwayne Scheuneman
  • 12:45–1:15 pm
    Architecture Dance Jam – join AXIS Dancers in a fun interactive dance jam for all
  • 2–3:30 pm
    Angus Martin plays the accordion

Readings, Talks, and Tours
Mini tours and poets in the galleries throughout the day

Tours: Long-time CJM docents share pop-up mini tours with insights into their favorite works of art or architectural elements, from 11:30 am–1:30 pm.

  • 11:30–11:45am
    Barbara Bibel on Wave II by Annabeth Rosen.
  • 12–12:15pm
    Judy Leash on Rube Goldberg’s cover for Forbes Magazine.
  • 12:45–1pm
    Paula Taylor on Rube Goldberg’s political cartoons.
  • 1–1:15pm
    Deborah Kohn on The Museum’s exterior architectural elements.
  • 1:15–1:30pm
    Sigal Kletter on the Pardes wall in the Koret Taube Grand Lobby.

Poetry: Poets share their work in conversation with the art on view, from 2:30–4 pm.
Poets include:

  • Brandon Brown
  • Jen Siraganian
  • Maw Shein Win
  • Gail Newman
  • CJM Chief Curator Renny Pritikin
  • James Cagney