|FIELD TRIP to San Francisco to the Holocaust Memorial by sculptor George Segal, followed by visits to historic Congregation Emanu-El and the Contemporary Jewish Museum.Current exhibits at the CJM include:|
To Build & Be Built: Kibbutz History
This exhibition explores and celebrates the kibbutz as it starts its second century, focusing on the growth and development of these unique communities which helped create the infrastructure and culture of the State of Israel, and which are now transforming themselves as Israel becomes increasingly urban and capitalistic. The influence of the kibbutz on national and Bay Area culture—including many summer camps, youth movements, and “intentional communities”—is also addressed.
Jason Lazarus: Live Archive
Rising star and Jewish artist, Jason Lazarus has his first West Coast museum exhibition. Live Archive explores collective public archives, personal memory, and the role of photography and collecting in contemporary art and identity. Chicago-based Lazarus is known for using both traditionally developed photography and found and solicited images and texts in collaborative installations and innovative crowd-sourced, online community projects. Lazarus’ work simultaneously directs attention inward toward the personal and outward toward the historical. The three main aspects of the exhibition map onto three key elements of the Jewish experience: memory, prophecy, and learning.
Frog and Toad and the World of Arnold Lobel
This exhibition celebrates the art of Arnold Lobel (1933–1987), author and illustrator of some of the most beloved children’s books produced since the late 1960s. Included among these are his Frog and Toad series, Mouse Soup, and Fables, which was awarded the prestigious Caldecott Medal.. Creating a magical world animated by a talking frog, a toad, an owl, mice, kangaroos, and other colorful creatures, Lobel subtly reflects upon human foibles in his charmingly rendered stories and illustrations.