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Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3113
+1 415-655-7800
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This museum houses fascinating and sometimes controversial exhibits on Jewish history and culture.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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736 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3113
+1 415-655-7800
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

The ony exhibit was of Roz Chast cartoons. I've long enjoyed her New Yorker cartoons, so this was a treat.

Thank FrugalTraveler95
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Is this history? Is this art? Is this culture? It's all of the above, and if you are interested in moving through quickly, you can certainly do that. But you will have missed so much by doing that. The lobby itself is culturally significant and...More

Thank kcdenman
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This museum is off the grid but is a fabulous visit. Close to the Yerba Buena Center it is a major contemporary art museum with many attributes include a nearby wine bar. There are regular changes in the standing exhibits whic have include Curious George...More

Thank Randall S
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I was going to go to the museum last Friday, but one of the ushers told me it'd be free on the first Tuesday of the month. So, that's when I returned. I found it rather small. I was expecting something different, something about the...More

Thank pixiedreamer
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This museum has no permanent exhibits, so I'm sure visitors' experiences vary based on the installations. A past visit in 2912 featured history of the Jews of San Francisco and some art. Thrilled this time with a large, fascinating exhibit of the artist/cartoonist Roz Chast,...More

Thank jsr1029
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

We saw the Chast exhibition which was so interesting. What a sense of humour she has about the mundaneness of life. And in such detail.

Thank Crossruff
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

In SF for the weekend, we were excited to visit the Jewish museum. $24 later (lucky we are seniors) we found ourselves inside a practically empty building. The highlight was an exhibition about a visual artist who worked for the New Yorker and happens to...More

Thank maiestate
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Ugh. I find poor signage unexcusable.....need I say more?! But once in, the Roz Chast exhibit was so we'll done, displayed well and of course so funny. The cafe was delicious with a limited menu. The gift shop has great judaica and good representative works...More

Thank anniemenc
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Not worth visiting if someone has visited already another Libeskind museum. It is said it impressive at night, but I did not have the chance to visit it at that time.

Thank Alexios V
Reviewed 24 April 2017

There are often very well-curated special expos at this small sweet museum which are good enough to warrant a visit. Permanent collection is OK. Great neighborhood full of interesting cultural activities.

Thank Thomas V
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Response from 13out | Reviewed this property |
They should be open from 11am to 5 pm unless it is the first day of one of the religious festival periods. Check their website.