Curator-led Tour of Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Thursday, Sep 27, 2018, 6:00 p.m. Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco 736 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Admission: $25 per person, pre-registration is required. Open to TAC members plus one guest.
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Join the Textile Arts Council for a tour of this exhibit led by Cara Buchalter and Heidi Rabben of the Contemporary Jewish Museum and Barbara Shapiro of the Textile Arts Council of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
This exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco will have approximately 65 items of clothing on display, representing excellent examples from the much larger collection of Jewish Diasporic clothing held by the Israel Museum. Regardless of origin, each ensemble tells a story – the story of its creator or wearer, of the community to which it belonged, or of its voyage across multiple generations, families and channels of transit. These garments, dating primarily from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries attest to the diversity of Jewish communities across centuries and around the globe. The extraordinary range of textile designs and clothing in the exhibition illuminates the story of how diverse global cultures have thrived, interacted and inspired each other for centuries.
More details about the exhibit can be found at the museum web site here.
After the tour in the galleries the group will have an opportunity to gather at a nearby restaurant to continue the conversation (food and drink not included in the tour fee).
To participate, please download the registration form here and return to the TAC office with payment. For more information about this tour, please contact the TAC office.