Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism

April 24, 2014 - October 6, 2014
Mon.-Tues. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri.-Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Adults $12, Students/Seniors $10, Ages 18 and Under Free
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 655-7800

Jewish architects and designers played a key role in the formation of midcentury modernism in America following World War II. Their legacy is now on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism features the works of 35 creative professionals, including world-renowned designers and architects such as Anni Albers and George Nelson, as well as others whose fascinating life stories and important contributions have received less critical acclaim, such as Ruth Adler Schnee and Marguerite Wildenhain. See more than 120 objects ranging from vintage furnishings to photographs to textiles and ceramics, many of them on display for the first time. This is the first major exhibition to explore the influence Jewish artists had in convincing the nation to embrace a bold new artistic direction, making it a must-see for anyone interested in architecture and design.

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