CJM offering original art for sale

The Contemporary Jewish Museum is offering for sale 50 pieces of original Judaica art, all created and displayed for its invitational exhibition “Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art and Jewish Thought.” All were created around the theme of the Jewish holiday Tu b’Shevat.

Museumgoers can examine the art during a guided tour starting at 5 p.m. Aug. 9 at the museum, located at 736 Mission St., in San Francisco. “Do Not Destroy” includes 80 works; the 50 pieces available for purchase are from the Dorothy Saxe Invitational, and cover various media including sculpture, furniture and ritual objects, all of them using reclaimed wood in some fashion. The exhibit runs through Sept. 9, after which purchased pieces can be claimed. Half the proceeds from the sales goes to support the CJM.

Held every two or three years, the Dorothy Saxe Invitational allows artists to rethink, reshape and redefine traditional Jewish ritual objects. Previous themes include seder plates and sukkahs.

Items can also be viewed online at www.store/thecjm.org.