Friday, Dec 14, 2018 │12:45–1:15pm
ADMISSION: Free with Museum admission
Many of the costumes in Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem are adorned with gilt, or goldwork embroidery. Learn more about the history and process with Annalee Levin, director of community engagement at the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design.
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Annalee Levin is the Director of Community Engagement and an instructor at San Francisco School of Needlework and Design, a nonprofit school founded in 2015 to advance the knowledge and traditions of the heritage craft of hand embroidery. She trained in technical hand embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework and holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
San Francisco School of Needlework and Design provides craft education in the needle arts. Our nonprofit school was founded in 2015 to advance the knowledge and heritage of hand embroidery. We serve students at all levels from beginner to professional, honoring creative thought, promoting contemporary exploration and preserving traditional methods.
Public Programs are made possible by the Koret Foundation and The Al and Rosanne Levitt Fund for Public Programs.
The CJM’s Gallery Chat Program is made possible by Maribelle and Stephen Leavitt. Program support is provided by the Alan Templeton Endowment in Memory of Lieselotte and David Templeton.
Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem is organized by The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and is curated by IMJ's Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Wing for Jewish Art and Life Associate Curator Efrat Assaf-Shapira. The Israel Museum’s curatorial team includes Curator in Charge Daisy Raccah-Djivre; Exhibition Curator Efrat Assaf-Shapira; Scientific Advisors No’am Bar’am Ben-Yossef and Esther Juhasz; Head of Traveling Exhibitions Sivan Eran-Levian and Traveling Exhibitions Coordinator Chandi Medad. Exhibition texts are based on the original 2014 Israel Museum exhibition Dress Codes: Revealing the Jewish Wardrobe and on The Jewish Wardrobe (edited by Esther Juhasz) published by the Israel Museum in 2012. The exhibition is organized at The CJM by Curator Heidi Rabben.
Lead Sponsorship in San Francisco is provided by the Koret Foundation, Gaia Fund, and Maribelle and Stephen Leavitt. Major Sponsorship is provided by The Bernard Osher Foundation and Dorothy R. Saxe. Patron Sponsorship is provided by Taube Philanthropies for Jewish Life and Culture and Suzanne and Elliott Felson. Supporting Sponsorship is provided by Judy and Robert Aptekar, Britex Fabrics, Dana Corvin and Harris Weinberg, Rosanne and Al Levitt, Siesel Maibach, Shelli Semler and Kyle Bach, Eta and Sass Somekh, Ellice Sperber, and the Ullman Family. Additional support is provided by an anonymous donor, David Agger, Morton and Amy Friedkin, Joy and Joel Kellman, Dr. Michael and Davida Rabbino, the Irving and Varda Rabin Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay, Tzipi and Sam Tramiel, and Marilyn and Murry Waldman.
Generous support is provided by the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest.
Support for this exhibition is provided by the Bernard and Barbro Osher Exhibition Fund of The Contemporary Jewish Museum.