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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Inside the Contemporary Jewish Museum

Last Sunday, the Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco was having its Grand Opening, so I decided to go check it out. The museum is located at Yerba Buena Gardens, just a few steps away from the SF MOMA, the Metreon, and the Moscone Center, among other fine San Francisco destinations, so it's very easy to find and to access.

Daniel Libeskind is the architect who renovated and added to the original 100-year old PG&E brick building. The 2 photographs (above) show the inside of the large blue steel diamond-shaped part of the building. Right now there is a sound exhibit in there.

This is the lobby. Doesn't it feel grand?!

It was difficult to check out the exhibits carefully with so many people roaming around, so I made a mental note to go back and see the William Steig and the World of The New Yorker exhibit at a later date, because some of the stuff on display seemed really pretty cool. But I must hurry somewhat because I understand that none of the Exhibits at the Contemporary Jewish Museum are permanent?

This is the store.

The museum is not very big and you may be able to get through it relatively quickly, but it feels much more spacious inside than you might think by looking at the building on the outside. If nothing else, you should go check it out just for the architecture. Personally, I thought the space makes you feel very positive and open, so I was really positively surprised.

Go check it out and tell me what you think!

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San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum

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Blogger Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" has got to check this out! It's been a long time getting here - they've planned this for years. "Louis" saw that Eric at PDP had a similar post today.

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The polar opposite of Chuck Pefley's Vespa.

9:10 PM  
Blogger Louis la Vache said...

Over at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo, we see Visions of Hell!

10:11 PM  
Blogger claude said...

J'aurais bien aimé savoir ce qu'il y a d'exposé dans ce musée.
Quant à l'architecture, c'est difficile à dire, car je ne suis pas trop fan de moderne. Je regarde à nouveau et je reviens !

1:19 AM  
Blogger claude said...

Les ouvertures des plafonds en pointe sont assez originales, tout compte fait !

1:20 AM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Nice !

A sound exhibit is on at the moment? Wonder what that's about!

3:49 AM  
Blogger Louis la Vache said...

La vache folle calls your attention to THIS, comments and all! :-)

6:59 PM  

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