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Jewish Museum director to head Cantor center

Original post made on Jul 21, 2011

Connie Wolf, who heads San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum as its director and CEO, will return to her college roots on Jan. 1. She's becoming the new director of the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in East Asian studies in 1981.

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Posted by Davis R
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Jul 21, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I'd be VERY worried about the abilities of anyone who was foolish enough to hire Daniel Libeskind, the world's most notorious phony and dreadful architect ......


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Posted by neighbor
a resident of another community
on Jul 22, 2011 at 10:02 am

Davis R...calm down. While I (and I'm sure some others) may not personally care for some of Liebeskind's buildings I feel that his work all over the world shows considerable range and depth. Some projects are innovative, some quite traditional.

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And, I think the SF Contemporary Jewish Museum is terrific -- very patron friendly, monumental yet quiet. I like it. And, I think the choice of Connie Wolf as the new Cantor Director is a good one.


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Posted by Harriet Chessman
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 22, 2011 at 10:46 am

I am so excited to discover that Connie Wolf will be the head of the Cantor, following upon Tom Seligman's foundation. She is a genuinely creative leader, who has a gift for building and growing museums in innovative ways. The Contemporary Jewish Museum has thrived under her thoughtful and bold leadership. She is wonderful at reaching out to diverse communities. What's more, she understands and values the fertile intersection between museums and the communities they inhabit. Palo Alto is very lucky indeed.


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