Reading William Carlos Williams in the poet’s corner at the opening of #BeatMemories.
Says the reader: “Allen Ginsberg was the Internet before there was the Internet. He was always bringing people together. (at Contemporary Jewish Museum)
Making sure we’re looking our best for the opening of “Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg” this Thursday. Not that Jack needs any help. #BeatMemories
Photo by Allen Ginsberg, “Jack Kerouac wandering along East 7th street …,” 1953. Gelatin silver print, printed 1984–1997, 11 ½ x 17 ¾ in. National Gallery of Art, Gift of Gary S. Davis. Copyright © 2013 The Allen Ginsberg LLC. All rights reserved. (at Contemporary Jewish Museum)
Installing big Ginsberg. #BeatMemories is coming…
About the Photograph: Allen Ginsberg, “Myself seen by William Burroughs, Kodak Retina new-bought 2’d hand from Bowery hock-shop…,” 1953. Gelatin silver print, printed 1984–1997, 11 ¼ x 17 ¼ in. National Gallery of Art, Gift of Gary S. Davis. Copyright © 2013 The Allen Ginsberg LLC. (at Contemporary Jewish Museum)
Last week for “California Dreaming: Jewish Life in the Bay Area from the Gold Rush to the Present” which looks at the unique and sometimes surprising history of Jews in the West.
Last chance to mail a free postcard from the gallery to anywhere in the world with your California story.
Chief @Jewseum cuteologist @tspitzer spotted this cat named Lizzy at the Museum today, taking a moment away from her owner.
From her research: “She likes walks around the city on her leash or owner’s shoulders. Not scared of fire engines or city life. Best of both cat and dog!” (at Contemporary Jewish Museum)
San Francisco Instagrammers Say Farewell to #thatSFtree
San Francisco mourns the loss of the iconic cypress tree atop Mt. Davidson: #thatsftree
The tree, a long-deceased tree atop Mount Davidson, San Francisco’s tallest hill, became a place for the city’s Instagram community to come together. The tree’s pale color and slight lean perfectly framed views of downtown San Francisco or the Sutro Tower atop Twin Peaks. Sadly, the tree came down in unusually strong winds on Sunday night. Many traveled to tree last evening to pay respects.
The significance of trees is something we explored a lot of in our exhibition Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought, so we know that this symbol of the Instagram creative community being blown down is quite a blow. Will someone reclaim the wood and turn it into something new? And who does it belong to?
Yael Kanarek, Wavelength Range of Roughly 630-7540 nm, No. 7,2011
wood, silicone words in five languages:
English, Hebrew, Arabic, Yiddish and Spanish
diameter 72” / 182.9 cm
Photo: John Berens
image courtesy bitforms gallery nyc
on view now through Aug 5!
Language → Form
Introducing the latest installation at the CJM—a pig petting zoo right in front of the museum.
“Please Touch the Treyf: Beyond Fear in Jewish-Bacon Relations” encourages visitors to look at, touch, but not eat these adorably unkosher creatures as a way to combat negative perceptions of swinekind. Oh, and April Fools :)
Thankyou for the great comment :) my thanks on having such a luck to see my photograph :)
It is so gorgeous! We would like to post it on our facebook page too with credit to you of course. Would you mind if we downloaded and did so? Let me know if there is a link where we can send our fans to see more of your work. –Kathy
Creative Seder Plate #5
Deborah Lozier, Food for Thought, 2009. Etched copper with vitreous enamel, various sizes. Created for the 2009 exhibition “New Works/Old Story: 80 Artists at the Passover Table.”