Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought—Press

An Exhibition and The Dorothy Saxe Invitational

Through September 9, 2012

"Tu B’Shvat a Holiday in Transition" 

"Made in shade: CJM exhibit finds the link between trees, art and Jews"

"The Jewish Museum takes a look at trees"
-Mission Local

"Art exhibit explores nature themes for Jewish holiday"
-Daily Californian

"Contemporary Jewish Museum"

"An exploration of San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum's new exhibit, 'Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art and Jewish Thought'"
-Times of Israel

"A special exhibition of trees in culture and religion"

"A new year for trees at San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum"
-KALW Radio

"Contemporary Jewish Museum branches out with trees"

"Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought at the Contemporary Jewish Museum"


Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art and Jewish Thought an Exhibition and The Dorothy Saxe Invitational was organized by the Contemporary Jewish Museum and made possible by leadership gifts from the Jim Joseph Foundation, Dorothy Saxe Invitational Fund, and Dorothy R. Saxe. Presenting partners for this exhibition include the Columbia Foundation and an anonymous donor. Major support was provided by Yerba Buena Community Benefit District, Ruth and Alan Stein and Barbara and Howard Wollner. Additional support was generously provided by Marilyn Yolles Waldman and Murry Waldman, Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest, and San Francisco Recreation & Parks.

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Essential support for the publication has been provided by Fred Levin & Nancy Livingston, The Shenson Foundation, in memory of Ben and A. Jess Shenson.School and teacher programs for Do Not Destroy are supported by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and an anonymous donor.Koret and Taube Foundations are the lead supporters of the 2011/12 exhibition season.



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