Levi Strauss: A History of American Style
This exhibition tells the distinctly American story of Levi Strauss-a Jewish immigrant, businessman, and philanthropist whose lifelong commitment to family and civic life were fundamental to the history of San Francisco. Featuring over 250 items from the Levi Strauss & Co. Archives, this exhibition represents the largest public display of the company's archival materials ever assembled. The show will also present a range of loans from additional lenders. Visitors will experience Levi Strauss & Co.'s enduring impact with rarely before seen objects, including a suit owned by Lauren Bacall, a never-before-exhibited jacket worn by Albert Einstein, an AMC Gremlin car with an interior upholstered completely in denim, and a custom ensemble worn by Lauryn Hill on her Miseducation tour, among many others. Works in a variety of media will be on view, reflecting the myriad ways Levi's(R) has infused the culture of this country, and has become shorthand for classic American style abroad.
"Levi Strauss: A History of American Style" is organized by The CJM, San Francisco in collaboration with Levi Strauss & Co. Historian Tracey Panek and co-curated by The CJM's Chief Preparator and Exhibition Designer, Justin Limoges and Senior Curator, Heidi Rabben.
March 10, 2020 Start Time: 11:00 AM
August 09, 2020 End Time: 05:00 PM
Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission Street San Francisco, California 94105 United States
Arts & Theater, Family