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Contemporary Jewish Museum | First Light: Rituals of Glass and Neo Art

February-April 1st-24th, 2024

Thu.–Sun., 11 a.m.–5 p.m. through April 24

736 Mission St.

This exhibition explores mastery in craft as a devotional pursuit, presenting breathtaking artworks that connect both artists and viewers to spirituality, wonder, and universal questions of human existence. The exhibiting artists utilize both science and art as equally noble methods to explore the mysteries of the universe and its reflection in their consciousness. The exhibition features artworks in neon, glass, and plasma, large-scale sculptures, and installations that invite visitors to learn about fascinating scientific processes, and inspire deeper contemplation of the role of light in our quest to understand our place in the universe. Through these works, the artists gain an intimate understanding of light as a profound and transformative force. Experience awe, make spiritual connections, and discover the science and craft of neon and glass artwork. Free (first weekends of the month)–$16, 415-655-7800,

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