The first major exhibition in San Francisco of African American Artist Kehinde Wiley opened with a celebration at the Contemporary Jewish Museum on February 13, 2013. The artist and some 200 supporters gathered for the event that featured performances from Ethiopian-Israeli hip-hop artist Kalkidan Mashasha and Israeli freestyle champion DJ Alarm. Don’t miss
Don’t miss Kehinde Wiley|The World Stage: Israel, on display at the Contemporary Jewish Museum through May 27, 2013.
Kehinde Wiley, Kalkidan Mashasha II (The World Stage: Israel), 2011. Oil on canvas. Mr. Mashasha performed at the opening of the Wiley exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum
Denise Tyson Bradley with artist Kehinde Wiley (Gary Sexton Photography)
Kehinde Wiley, Leviathan Zodiac (The World Stage: Israel), 2011. Oil and gold enamel on canvas
Lara Ritch and Antony Ritch at the Kehinde Wiley exhibition opening (Gary Sexton Photography)
A songlist from Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations
Eartha Kitt’s song Romania Romania appears on Heebie Jeebies: The World of Jewish Jive
Also at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, an exhibition called Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations
. Black Sabbath is a musical journey through Black-Jewish musical encounters from the 1930s to the 1960s. Visitors can listen to curated groups of songs, view vintage video performances, still images and album covers of Black artists responses to Jewish music, life and culture.