Thursday, August 16, 2012 | return to: calendar, art



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Conversations with Artists. Sculptors Nancy Selvin and Gyöngy Laky on craft. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 1 p.m. Included with admission.


“An American Experience: Growing Up Jewish in America.” Exhibit displays heritage of residents and family members of the Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living. Through Aug. 27. At Jewish Heritage Museum, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville.

Anniversary show. Art by 14 Bay Area Russian Jewish artists celebrating 20 years of programming by Oshman Family JCC’s Russian department. Through Aug. 30. “Six Dots.” Exhibit by 30 Israeli artists who draw inspiration from the Star of David. Through Sept. 27. “Language as Image.” Art by Joyce Savre. Through Sept. 7. “Vanishing Birds.” Art by Rita Sklar. Through Oct. 26. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

“California Dreaming.” Multimedia exhibit exploring Jewish life in the Bay Area from Gold Rush to present. Through Oct. 16. “Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought.” Exhibit explores the role of trees in design, art and Jewish thought. Through Sept. 9. “Stanley Saitowitz: Judaica.” New perspectives from the S.F.-based architect. Through Oct. 16. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.

“Jews of Kaifeng.” Exhibit of maps, photos and documents. Part of Israel China Cultural Festival. Through Aug. 31. At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. Free.

“Reborn: Posters from the European Jewish Cultural Renaissance, 1963-1994,” “Typo/Graphics: Studying Jewish Types in Print and Photography,” “The Inventory Project” and “Modern Jewish History 101: The Art Files.” Aug. 28 through Dec. 16. At Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley.

“Sephardic Women of Turkey.” Photographs by Audrey Ray Daniel. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. Through Aug. 24.


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