|Date/Time:||Tuesday, Sep 16 | 6–7pm Galleries open until 8:30pm
|Admission:||Free for Circle of Friends Members. RSVP by Sep 9, 2014|
About the Program
Circle of Friends, Corporate Circle, Patron, and Sponsor Members–with special guests–are invited to join Executive Director Lori Starr and the Board of Trustees of The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) at a special reception before the Members’ opening of Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman.
About the Exhibition
The Contemporary Jewish Museum celebrates the legacy of one of San Francisco’s greatest and most beloved benefactors in a new exhibition Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman. Warren Hellman (1934–2011) was an investment banker, philanthropist, musician, and music enthusiast who believed in the importance of community arts. Among a host of business and philanthropic accomplishments, Hellman may now be best recognized for the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival (HSB), which he founded in 2001. Held annually in Golden Gate Park, the free festival draws more than 700,000 people.
Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman is organized by The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco. Major Sponsorship for this exhibition is provided by Osterweis Capital Management. Additional generous support is provided by Phyllis Cook, the Carla and David Crane Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, and the Hellman Family.
Major support for The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s exhibitions and Jewish Peoplehood Programs comes from the Koret Foundation.
Wine generously provided by Hagafen Cellars.
Image credit: Warren Hellman. ©2008, Jay Blakesberg. Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman. On view September 18, 2014–ongoing. The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.