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Featuring work by Berkeley K-8 Students
Opening Recept ion: Wednesday\, February 18\, 2015 5-7 pm
Exhibition Dates: February 18 \;- March 14\, 2015

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Participating Schools:

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Berkeley Arts Magnet at Whittier

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Cragmont Elementary

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Emerson Elemen tary

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Jefferson Elementary

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John Muir Elementary

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LeCo nte Elementary

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Malcom X Elementary

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Oxford Elementary

\n< p>Rosa Parks Elementary

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Thousand Oaks Elementary

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Washington Elementary

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Longfellow Middle School

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Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School

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Willard Middle School

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Family Days: Free Artist Run Activities for Families

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Saturday\, February 28\, noon - 3 pm

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Saturday \, March 14\, noon - 3 pm

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DTEND:20150314 DTSTAMP:20150201T194923 DTSTART:20150218 GEO:37.8847982;-122.2686797 LOCATION:Berkeley Art Center\,1275 Walnut Street \nBerkeley\, CA 94709 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: Young Artists: An Exhibition featuring Berkeley Unified School Dis trict Students\, Featuring work by Berkeley K-8 Students UID:372350 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150218T190000 DTSTAMP:20150201T194923 DTSTART:20150218T170000 GEO:37.8847982;-122.2686797 LOCATION:Berkeley Art Center\,1275 Walnut Street \nBerkeley\, CA 94709 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: Young Artists: An Exhibition featuring Berkeley Unified School Dis trict Students\, Featuring work by Berkeley K-8 Students UID:372351 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Young Artists: An Exhibition featuring \;Berkele y Unified School District Students

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Featuring work by Berke ley K-8 Students
Opening Reception: Wednesday\, February 18\, 2015 5- 7 pm
Exhibition Dates: February 18 \;- March 14\, 2015

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Pa rticipating Schools:

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Berkeley Arts Magnet at Whittier

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Cragm ont Elementary

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Emerson Elementary

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Jefferson Elementary

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John Muir Elementary

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LeConte Elementary

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Malcom X Elemen tary

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Oxford Elementary

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Rosa Parks Elementary

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Thousa nd Oaks Elementary

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Washington Elementary

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Longfellow Middle School

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Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School

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Willard Middle School

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Family Days: Free Artist Run Activities for Families

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Saturday\, February 28\, noon - 3 pm

DTEND:20150314 DTSTAMP:20150201T194923 DTSTART:20150218 GEO:37.8847982;-122.2686797 LOCATION:Berkeley Art Center\,1275 Walnut Street \nBerkeley\, CA 94709 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: Young Artists: An Exhibition featuring Berkeley Unified School Dis trict Students UID:372346 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150218T190000 DTSTAMP:20150201T194923 DTSTART:20150218T170000 GEO:37.8847982;-122.2686797 LOCATION:Berkeley Art Center\,1275 Walnut Street \nBerkeley\, CA 94709 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: Young Artists: An Exhibition featuring Berkeley Unified School Dis trict Students UID:372347 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Miryam Sas\, Professor of Comparative Literature and Film &a mp\; Media at UC Berkeley\, explains why people loved and copied Edo period style and (sometimes deviant) gender arts\, with examples from Edo comics\ , from the great "how-to" style book (The Structure of Iki [Style] by Kuki Shūzō)\, from experimental theater (Kara Jūrō) and Superflat art\, and from recent anime that reveal the workings of celebrity and sexuality today.

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Seductive Idea talks are informal\, impromptu in-gallery co nversations facilitated by scholars\, artists\, filmmakers and writers who explore ideas arising from the artwork on view in the exhibition Seduct ion: Japan&rsquo\;s Floating World.

DTEND:20150226T200000 DTSTAMP:20150201T194923 DTSTART:20150226T190000 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Seductive Ideas Celebrity and Gender from Ukiyo-e to Anime With Mi ryam Sas UID:372064 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Author Lily Havey will read from her memoir\, "Gasa Gasa Gir l Goes to Camp\," combining storytelling\, illustrations and personal photo graphs to recount her youth in two Japanese American prison camps during Wo rld War II. Havey will present watercolors and other artwork from her book\ , followed by a Q&\;A session.

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Book signing after the reading in South Court outside the store entrance.

DTEND:20150221T160000 DTSTAMP:20150201T194923 DTSTART:20150221T140000 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Author Reading with Lily Havey\, Lily Havey UID:372063 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

&ldquo\;Seduction&rdquo\;reveals the urban p leasures of Edo-period Japan (1615-1868) through more than 60 works of art\ , including paintings\, kimonos and an almost 58-foot-long handscroll vivid ly portraying a visit to the Yoshiwara&mdash\;Edo&rsquo\;s most ce lebrated pleasure district.

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Join us Thurs\, Feb 19\, 7&nda sh\;11 pm for Seduction&rsquo\;s opening party: Court esans\, Cooks\, Samurai and Servants.Interdisciplinary artist Midori will return with cardboard props\, wigs and a frisky cast o f characters to pepper the party and bring the art of Seduction to life.

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Drink and dance to sexy beats by Proof (Massive Sele ctor) as the bold and bawdy evening unfolds.

DTEND:20150219T230000 DTSTAMP:20150201T194923 DTSTART:20150219T190000 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Courtesans\, Cooks\, Samurai and Servants Seduction: Japan’s Floati ng World Opening Party UID:372062 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Roll in the Year of the Ram with talented dancers\, musician s and stilt walkers at the Asian Art Museum&rsquo\;s annual Lunar New Year Celebration. Students from the Chinese American International School and Ch ina Dance School and Theatre present traditional and modern music\, as well as dances from China to kick off the Lunar New Year. Join in with a playfu l student-arranged version of the lion dance\, which is believed to scare a way evil spirits and ensure a bright beginning to the year. To round up the day&rsquo\;s activities\, learn to walk on stilts and dance with ribbons i n fun interactive demonstrations.

DTEND:20150208T160000 DTSTAMP:20150201T194923 DTSTART:20150208T103000 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Lunar New Year Celebration: The Year of the Ram UID:372061 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The Printer&rsquo\;s Eye introduces 88 works from t he Grabhorn Collection\, which was donated to the Asian Art Museum in 2005. Ukiyo-e\, or &ldquo\;pictures of the floating world\,&rdquo\; is the term for woodblock prints made to celebrate the myriad pleasures and activities available to urban residents during Japan&rsquo\;s long Edo period (1615&nd ash\;1868). The exhibition unpacks the oft-arcane subject matter of ukiyo-e \, particularly celebrities of the pleasure quarters and stage: courtesans\ , geisha\, and Kabuki actors.

DTEND:20150510 DTSTAMP:20150201T194923 DTSTART:20150220 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Printer’s Eye: Ukiyo-e from the Grabhorn Collection UID:372059 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150220T170000 DTSTAMP:20150201T194923 DTSTART:20150220T100000 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Printer’s Eye: Ukiyo-e from the Grabhorn Collection UID:372060 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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Seduction: Japan&rsquo\;s Fl oating World explores the creative explosion unleashed by the new ente rtainment districts established in Edo (present-day Tokyo) during the late 1600s. Both a state of mind and a locale\, the term &ldquo\;floating world& rdquo\; refers to the pleasures available in brothel districts and Kabuki t heaters of the city\, whose population approached a million by the end of t he century. Including more than 60 works\, the majority from the John C. We ber Collection\, the exhibition takes a new lens to the floating world and its representation in art\, juxtaposing paintings and woodblock prints with textiles\, ceramics\, lacquers and other daily-life objects from the Edo p eriod (1615&ndash\;1868).

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DTEND:20150510 DTSTAMP:20150201T194923 DTSTART:20150220 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Seduction: Japan’s Floating World The John C. Weber Collection UID:372055 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150511T170000 DTSTAMP:20150201T194923 DTSTART:20150511T100000 GEO:37.7802622;-122.4160294 LOCATION:Asian Art Museum\,200 Larkin St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94102 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Seduction: Japan’s Floating World The John C. Weber Collection UID:372056 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

FEB 7\, 2015
2:00 PM\, ART MUSEUM

Molissa Fe nley and Company (Christiana Axelsen\, Rebecca Chaleff\, and Molissa Fenley ) performs three phenomenal works in the museum&mdash\;Dance an Impossible Space (2013)\, On the Other Ocean (2000)\, and Entrance (2014) \;

Molissa Fenley founded her dance company in 1977 and has created over 80 dance works during her continuing career. Her work has been presented t hroughout the United States\, South America\, Europe\, Australia\, India\, Indonesia\, Japan\, Singapore\, Korea\, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Molissa is a Guggenheim Fellow\, a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome\, a Fellow of the Bogliasco Foundation\, a recipient of two Asian Cultural Council reside ncies in Japan\, and a Master Artist of the Atlantic Center for the Arts. S he is Danforth Professor of Dance at Mills College in Oakland\, California in residence during the spring semesters only.

For more informat ion\, please visit \;http://mcam.mills.edu/

DTEND:20150207T150000 DTSTAMP:20150201T194923 DTSTART:20150207T140000 GEO:37.7826776;-122.1875731 LOCATION:Mills College Art Museum\,5000 MacArthur Blvd. \nOakland\, CA 9461 3 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Performance Series: Molissa Fenley and Company\, Molissa Fenley UID:371881 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Reception- Thursday\, Febuary 12\, 2015 &nb sp\;5:30-7:30pm

DTEND:20150321 DTSTAMP:20150201T194923 DTSTART:20150211 GEO:37.7879519;-122.4038023 LOCATION:Gallery Paule Anglim\,14 Geary St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Diaspora\, Tomas Nakada UID:371792 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Reception- Thursday\, Febuary 12\, 2015 &nb sp\;5:30-7:30pm

DTEND:20150321 DTSTAMP:20150201T194923 DTSTART:20150211 GEO:37.7879519;-122.4038023 LOCATION:Gallery Paule Anglim\,14 Geary St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Berlin Stories \, Pamela Wilson-Ryckman UID:371791 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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F raenkel Gallery is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition of the wor k of Alec Soth. On view from February 5 &ndash\; April 4\, 2015\, Alec Soth: Songbook will feature approximately 20 new and never-before-seen photographs.

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Celebrated for his haun ting and influential portraits and landscapes in such acclaimed books as Sleeping by the Mi ssissippi\, Broken Manual\, and NIAGARA\, Alec Soth has recently turned h is lens toward community life in the country. From 2012 to 2014 Soth travel ed the United States looking for signs of social life in our era of virtual social networks. To aid in his search\, Soth assumed the increasingly obso lescent role of community newspaper reporter. From upstate New York to Sili con Valley\, he attended hundreds of meetings\, dances\, festivals and fami ly gatherings.

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With Songbook\, Soth h as stripped these pictures of their news context in order to highlight the longing for connection at their root. Fragmentary\, funny\, and sad\, Songb ook is a lyrical depiction of the tension between American individualism an d the ongoing desire to be united.

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Al ec Soth (b. 1969) is based in Minneapolis\, Minnesota. His work has been pr esented at numerous museums\, including solo exhibitions at the Jeu de Paum e\, Paris\; Fotomuseum Winterthur\, Switzerland\; and the Walker Art Center \, Minneapolis. Among his many publications are Dog Days\, Bogotá \;\; The Last Days of W\; Fashion Magazine\; and the LBM Dispatch< /em> series\, with writer Brad Zellar.

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Soth has been represented by Fraenkel Gallery since May 2013. In conjunct ion with his exhibition at Fraenkel Gallery\, photographs from Songbook will be presented concurrently at Sean Kelly\, New York\, and Weinste in Gallery\, Minneapolis. To accompany the exhibitions\, Mack Books in Lond on has published the hardcover book Alec Soth: Songbook\, featurin g 75 tritone plates.

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There will be a book signing with the artist at the opening reception for the exhibition\, on Thursday\, February 5\, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. As a complement to the exh ibition\, Alec Soth will post new cameraphone photos on Fraenkel Gallery&rs quo\;s Instagram feed (@fraenkelgallery).

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DTEND:20150404 DTSTAMP:20150201T194923 DTSTART:20150205 GEO:37.7877888;-122.40434 LOCATION:Fraenkel Gallery\,49 Geary Street 4th floor\nSan Francisco\, CA 94 108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Songbook\, Alec Soth UID:371789 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150205T193000 DTSTAMP:20150201T194923 DTSTART:20150205T173000 GEO:37.7877888;-122.40434 LOCATION:Fraenkel Gallery\,49 Geary Street 4th floor\nSan Francisco\, CA 94 108 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Songbook\, Alec Soth UID:371790 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

An exhibition of portraits mad e in the 1930s by photographer Ze&rsquo\;ev Aleksandrowicz (b. 1905\, Krako w\; d. 1992\, Tel Aviv). \;After his death\, his family discovered his life&rsquo\;s work&mdash\;over 15\,000 negatives. \;These images show t heir subjects in two distinct cultural contexts&mdash\;in the streets of Kr akó\;w and in distant Palestine. In turn\, the photographs become the starting point for telling stories about the relationship between these tw o worlds\, full of contrasts and contradictions.

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Poland and Palestine: Two Lands and Two Skies is an ex hibition of approximately fifty images made in the 1930s by photographer Ze &rsquo\;ev (Wilhelm) Aleksandrowicz. The images selected for this exhibitio n depict everyday life for Jews in Poland and the British Mandate before th e Founding of the State of Israel in 1948.

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Aleksandrowicz was born in Krakó\;w in 1905 and became interest ed in photography as a young man. In the 1920s and 30s\, he began work on a series of photography projects that took him around Poland and Europe as w ell as to Japan\, the United States\, Egypt\, Hong Kong\, and Singapore. He visited the Holy Land three times between 1932&ndash\;1935 and took hundre ds of photographs of life in Tel Aviv\, Jaffa\, Haifa\, Jerusalem\, Tyberia s\, Hadera\, and the Jezreel Valley. Aleksandrowicz died in Tel Aviv in 199 2\, his photography unknown. Eleven years after his death\, his family disc overed a suitcase full of his life&rsquo\;s work&mdash\;over 15\,000 negati ves. The collection has since been scanned and catalogued in Israel&rsquo\; s National Library.

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The images paint a powerful picture by showing their subjects\, Polish Jews\, in two distinc t cultural contexts&mdash\;in the streets of their home city and in distant Palestine. In turn\, the photographs become the starting point for telling stories about the relationship between those two worlds\, full of contrast s and contradictions. The exhibition also illustrates the highly personal j ourney of Aleksandrowicz between two essential capitals of Jewish culture i n the twentieth century\, with a focus on the vibrancy of Krakó\;w\, once known as the &ldquo\;Paris of the North\,&rdquo\; and the rapidly-chan ging land that would soon become the State of Israel.

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Organized by the Galicia Jewish Museum\, Krakow. \;

DTEND:20150324 DTSTAMP:20150201T194923 DTSTART:20150226 GEO:37.7837687;-122.4033289 LOCATION:The Contemporary Jewish Museum\,736 Mission Street (between 3rd a nd 4th st.)\nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Poland and Palestine\, Ze’ev Aleksandrowicz UID:371764 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150226T200000 DTSTAMP:20150201T194923 DTSTART:20150226T180000 GEO:37.7837687;-122.4033289 LOCATION:The Contemporary Jewish Museum\,736 Mission Street (between 3rd a nd 4th st.)\nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Poland and Palestine\, Ze’ev Aleksandrowicz UID:371765 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Budapest-based filmmaker and video-artist Pé\;ter Forg á\;cs\, along with the New York City-based band The Klezmatics\,  \;revisit \;amateur movies made by Jewish immigrants from the US who vi sited their hometowns in Poland during the 1920&ndash\;30s. \;Several d ecades later\, \;Forgá\;cs \;rewrites these &ldquo\;visual po stcards&rdquo\; of poignant family reunions and everyday life in small town s as an immersive video art installation that brings to life a lost world i n startling and moving detail.

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Commissioned by the Museum of th e History of Polish Jews\, Warsaw and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Researc h\, New York.

DTEND:20150324 DTSTAMP:20150201T194923 DTSTART:20150226 GEO:37.7837687;-122.4033289 LOCATION:The Contemporary Jewish Museum\,736 Mission Street (between 3rd a nd 4th st.)\nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Letters to Afar\, Péter Forgács UID:371762 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150226T200000 DTSTAMP:20150201T194923 DTSTART:20150226T180000 GEO:37.7837687;-122.4033289 LOCATION:The Contemporary Jewish Museum\,736 Mission Street (between 3rd a nd 4th st.)\nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Letters to Afar\, Péter Forgács UID:371763 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR