Founded in 1984, the museum is a non-collecting institution that partners with national and international cultural institutions to create exhibitions of the celebratory aspects of Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. The 63,000 square foot facility, featuring over 10,000 square feet of exhibition space as well as a multipurpose room, houses the museum's exhibitions and programs in visual, performing, and media arts.
Whether you go or not, Celebrating the Contemporary Jewish Museum, is a beautiful photo essay of the Contemporary Jewish Museum's striking building, designed by internationally renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, which opened in June 2008, with an essay by Connie Wolf.
Works include original tattoo artwork, photos, and correspondence
30 photographs, several large installations, and a case of ephemera from the life of Shimmel Zohar
Some 65 garments explore the history and language of Jewish clothing