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Drop-in Art Studio: Purim Denim Lab

Sundays, Mar 1 and 8, 2020 | 11am–3pm

ADMISSION: Free with Museum admission; youth 18 and under always free.

Wrap, draw, and decorate with denim to create a unique costume or an original artwork. Inspired by the Jewish holiday of Purim and the exhibition Levi Strauss: A History of American Style.

About Drop-in Art Studio

On first and second Sundays and select holidays, drop by to create, play, and experiment with a teaching artist. All ages are invited to join the fun and to experiment with unexpected techniques and materials. Select workshops feature guest artists, unique equipment and tools, and more!


The CJM strives for a welcoming environment for all of our visitors. In addition to ample space for wheelchairs and a friendly environment for service animals, sign language interpretation (ASL) can be scheduled for all programs with at least two weeks notice.

FM assistive listening devices (ALDs) for sound enhancement are available for all talks and tours. Please note that we would like to maintain this as a scent-free environment, and encourage visitors to refrain from using scented products out of respect for visitors with allergies or chemical sensitivities. For additional accommodation requests, please contact The CJM’s Access and Community Engagement Manager at access@thecjm.org or 415-655-7856.


In 1873, at the end of the gold rush, Levi Strauss & Co., named for a Bavarian Jewish dry goods merchant in San Francisco, obtained a U.S. patent with tailor Jacob Davis on the process of putting metal rivets in men’s denim work pants to increase their durability. It was the birth of the blue jean. The CJM original exhibition Levi Strauss: A History of American Style showcases the life of Levi Strauss, the invention of the blue jean, and their iconic place in the history of American style.

Seven women in cowboy hats lined up wearing Levi's jeans

“Showing their Levi’s” postcard from the California Rodeo Salinas (July 1316, 1939), 1939. Levi Strauss & Co. Archives


Family Programs are made possible by major support from Bank of America. Additional support is provided by Blick Art Materials.