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Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism
Opens March 31, 2015

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Exploring the contribution — and showcasing the work — of a remarkable group of Jewish émigré and American-born designers and architects, this exhibition examines a bold new direction in design and thought that helped create a modern domestic landscape. Come see vintage furnishings, housewares, and graphic designs by Anni Albers, George Nelson, Richard Neutra, Alvin Lustig, Saul Bass, Ernest Sohn, and more than 25 other individuals who helped forge this important movement.

Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism was created and organized by The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, with guest curator Donald Albrecht.

Major sponsorship for this exhibition was provided by Maribelle and Stephen Leavitt, the Bernard Osher Jewish Philanthropies Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, Osterweis Capital Management, the Seiger Family Foundation, and the Jim Joseph Foundation. Major support for The Contemporary Jewish Museum's exhibitions and Jewish Peoplehood Programs comes from the Koret Foundation. Funding for the New York presentation of this exhibition is made possible through the generous support of The David Berg Foundation, AT&T, AMERICAN DREAM at Meadowlands, and The KRE Group and HWKN.Media sponsorship generously provided by New York Spaces.

Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933–1945
Opens May 29, 2015

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Between 1933 and 1945, the Nazi German regime promoted racial health policies that sought to eliminate all sources of biological corruption to its dominant "Aryan" race. Among the groups persecuted as threats to the national health were Germany's homosexual men. Believing them to be carriers of a "degeneracy" that weakened society and hindered population growth, the Nazi state arrested and incarcerated in prisons and concentration camps tens of thousands of German men as a means of terrorizing them into social conformity.

This exhibition examines the Nazi regime's attempt to eradicate homosexuality. The Nazis' efforts left thousands dead and shattered the lives of many more.

Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933–1945 was produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, whose exhibitions program is supported in part by the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibitions Fund.

TOP LEFT: Eichler model home advertisement, c. 1960. Photo courtesy of the Local History Collection, Orange Public Library, Orange, California. TOP RIGHT: Solidarity, by Richard Grune, 1947. Schwules Museum, Berlin.
 

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