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Preschool Gallery Hour


If it’s the second Sunday of the month, it’s Preschool Gallery Hour when the Museum opens early just for preschoolers and their families. Explore the exhibition Houdini: Art and Magic with loads....
January 08 2012
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
San Francisco Bay Area
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Drop-in Art Making


Every Sunday from 1-3 PM, families can experience a new adventure in art making free with admission to the Contemporary Jewish Museum. As always, the hands-on fun inspires children to learn more about....
January 08 2012 - January 15 2012
1:00 PM - 3:00pm
736Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
San Francisco Bay Area
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Family Gallery Tour – Houdini


Experience the magic of Houdini as a family during this interactive gallery tour specially designed for families with children ages 6 to 9. With hands-on, experiential activities woven throughout,....
January 08 2012
12:30 PM - 1:15 pm
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
San Francisco Bay Area
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Deborah Oropallo on Houdini: Working-Class Superhero


Deborah Oropallo, a well-known Bay Area artist whose work is featured in the exhibition Houdini: Art and Magic, discusses Houdini as a working-class superhero, who not only captured the popular....
January 06 2012
1:00 PM - 2:30 pm
736Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
San Francisco Bay Area
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Haldane of the Secret Service (1923) & The Grim Game (1919)


Haldane of the Secret Service (1923) stars the great Harry Houdini himself as Heath Haldane, an agent in pursuit of a gang of notorious counterfeiters, who use traps, chains, and torture to slow him....
January 03 2012
1:00 PM - 3:00pm
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
San Francisco Bay Area
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Art Flash Gallery Chat: Printmaking and the Publicity Machine


Get a quick flash of insight into the exhibition Houdini: Art and Magic in a gallery talk with Associate Curator Colleen Stockman who talks about how the rise of the popular print poster fueled....
December 22 2011
6:30 PM - 6:45 pm
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
San Francisco Bay Area
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RitLab: The Chanukah-Houdini Edition with free concert by Conspiracy of Beards


In this special edition of the Museum’s ever popular RitLab (Ritual Laboratory), visitors can immerse themselves in a multitude of Chanukah-Houdini inspired activities. Soak up the melodies of....
December 22 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
San Francisco Bay Area
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Mah Jongg Open Play


Gather your friends or connect with Mahj mavens from the Bay Area for an afternoon of open play American Mah Jongg. Don’t forget to bring your 2011 National Mah Jongg League card. Hosted by Sara....
December 11 2011
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
San Francisco Bay Area
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Kenneth Silverman: Harry Houdini – Jewish Star of American History


Kenneth Silverman, Pulitzer-prize winning biographer and author of Houdini!!! The Career of Ehrich Weiss, discusses Houdini’s leadership in creating the Rabbis’ Sons Theatrical Benevolent....
December 08 2011
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
San Francisco Bay Area
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The Great Houdinis (1975)


Starring 1970’s television actors Paul Michael Glaser and Sally Struthers, The Great Houdinis dramatizes the domestic intrigues of the most famous magical couple and their obsession—for better or....
December 06 2011
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
San Francisco Bay Area
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