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Shanghai’s Jews: Art, Architecture and Survival

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Date:
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Shenson Welcome Center
Email:
Phone:
415-655-7800
Address:
info@thecjm.org
Location Details:
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
(between Third and Fourth streets)
San Francisco, CA 94103

LECTURE
Shanghai’s Jews: Art, Architecture and Survival

From the middle of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, Shanghai was transformed into a multi-cultural, international city. Historian Nancy Berliner explores how three waves of Jewish immigrants – from the Middle East, Russia and Germany – discovered in this port city both a uniquely hospitable environment for Jewish cultural and architectural creativity and an opportunity to create new community.

Nancy Berliner is curator of Chinese art at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, has lectured at Harvard University, Dartmouth College, the Asia Society of Houston, and the China Institute and is the author of Yin Yu Tang: The Architecture and Daily Life of a Chinese House, Beyond the Screen: Chinese Furniture of the 16th and 17th Century, and Chinese Folk Art.

Co-sponsored by the Asian Art Museum, which will present the exhibition Shanghai, beginning on February 12. Also presented in collaboration with the Holocaust Center of Northern California and the American Jewish Committee’s San Francisco office, the lead sponsor for the exhibition Jews in Modern China, opening February 24 at the Presidio Officer’s Club.

For more information please email info [at] thecjm.org, call 415.655.7800, or visit thecjm.org.

FREE with regular admission.
Admission is $5 after 5 PM.
Added to the calendar on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 4:18PM
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