Professor Mark Dean Johnson Co-Curates 'Contraption' at Contemporary Jewish Museum

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO BEE -- The museum has long wanted to showcase the contributions of Jewish artists to the art history of California. To that end, Chief Curator Renny Pritikin, in collaboration with Mark Dean Johnson of San Francisco State University, has organized a succinct, yet inclusive show of artists living and dead, known and unknown, who in unexpected ways have enriched our cultural discourse.

Extensive research on the hundreds of Jewish artists who have made an art historical impact revealed a surprising nucleus of multifaceted art that addresses machines, instruments and contraptions.