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Night at the Jewseum: Adornment

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 | 6–9pm

ADMISSION: Free in conjunction with Culture for Climate's Green Thursday

The party for the after-work crowd celebrates the Days of Awe with an unexpected twist! Delve into the exhibition Lew the Jew and His Circle: Origins of American Tattoo, with music, flash art, temp tats, selfie-snaps, snacks, cocktails, and more. Ashleyanne Krigbaum from Heart of Gold DJ collective will be spinning discs in the Commons. Let’s be Frank and Tonic will have food and specialty cocktails to purchase. Decorate a Reflection Bag, jot down your 10Q, sample some honey and “Ask a Rabbi” your most pressing Jewish cultural questions.


This event is included in your general admission ticket. Thursday nights are $5 after 5pm. Museum admission also includes free access to all exhibitions.

previously on night at the jewseum

Night at the Jewseum: Cocktails and Contraptions | Thursday, Mar 22, 2018

Mixed drinks and Rube Goldberg machines combined at the party for the after-work crowd, with signature cocktails by Tonic, soundscapes by CHLORA, hot dogs by Let’s Be Frank, Havdalah Herb Bundles from Urban Adamah; a screening of the Fischli & Weiss video The Way Things Go, and steampunk-inspired crafts at our maker tables. Check out this video to see the finale of the interactive chain reaction machine by the Wonderful Idea Co.!


Sign language interpretation and CART real-time captioning can be requested for all programs with at least two weeks notice by emailing or by calling 415.655.7856 (relay calls welcome). FM assistive listening devices for sound enhancement are available for all talks and tours. Visit our Accessibility page to learn more.


Night at the Jewseum is made possible by the Koret Foundation and the Al and Rosanne Levitt Fund for Public Programs. Additional support is provided by SPARC.

Lew the Jew and His Circle: Origins of American Tattoo is organized by The Contemporary Jewish Museum. Sponsorship is generously provided by Maribelle and Stephen Leavitt, Joyce Linker, and Pacific Heights Plastic Surgery.