Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
HOURS AND DIRECTIONS
The Contemporary Jewish Museum is open daily (except Wednesday) 11 AM — 5 PM and Thursday, 1 – 8 PM. Museum admission is $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for students and senior citizens with a valid ID, and $5 on Thursdays after 5 PM. Youth 18 and under always get in free. For general information on the Museum, visit the thecjm.org or call 415.655.7800. The CJM is located at 736 Mission Street (between 3rd & 4th streets), San Francisco.
ABOUT THE BUILDING
With the opening of its new building on June 8, 2008, the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) ushered in a new chapter in its twenty-plus year history of engaging audiences and artists in exploring contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. The new facility, designed by internationally renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, is a lively center where people of all ages and backgrounds can gather to experience art, share diverse perspectives, and engage in hands-on activities. Inspired by the Hebrew phrase “L’Chaim” (To Life), the building is a physical embodiment of the CJM’s mission to bring together tradition and innovation in an exploration of the Jewish experience in the 21st century.
Are We There Yet? is located in the Museum’s soaring Yud Gallery. The Yud acknowledges the 2nd Commandment, which forbids the creation of idols and representational images. The space emphasizes the auditory over the visual and is linked with Kabalistic symbolism. This unorthodox environment led artists Goldberg and Gershoni to think about interactions between embodied movement, auditory perception, and the process of questioning.