Haifa and San Francisco Connect Through Art

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Haifa and San Francisco Connect Through Art
Photo by: Oded Balilty, from The exhibition "Spaces in Turmoil" Haifa Museum of Art

January saw the opening of Haifa and San Francisco Connect Through Art, free virtual tours of two museum exhibitions in Haifa, as well as one in San Francisco. This mutual enterprise aims to further strengthen the friendship between the sister cities.

The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco launched a virtual tour of the exhibition Levi Strauss: A history of the American style, which 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. 

At the same time, Haifa Museum of Art and Haifa City Museum launched virtual tours of the exhibitions "Spaces in Turmoil", which deals with the Corona Crisis and "What will the Neighbors say" – History of the LGBTQ community in Haifa.

The events were attended by San Francisco Mayor London Nicole Breed, Haifa Mayor Einat Kalisch Rotem, Chair of San Francisco-Haifa Sister City Committee Bob Tandler and Consul General of the Pacific Northwest Shlomi Kofman. Haifa and San Francisco are sister cities since 1973.