Talking about what the artists see

Several events will run in conjunction with the Contemporary Jewish Museum’s “100 Artists See God” exhibit. The following is a schedule:

A curators’ talk with John Baldessari and Meg Cranston, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday., March 3, at California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F. Baldessari and Cranston will provide their perspectives on the creative process behind the organization and presentation of the exhibition. Admission is free. Information: (415) 591-8801.

A panel discussion, “Is Seeing Believing?: The Judaic and Islamic Tradition Against Idol Worship,” 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, 121 Steuart St, S.F. The program takes a look at Judaic and Islamic traditions that forbid graven images and how Jewish and Muslim spirituality has been expressed visually. Participants: Fred Astren, professor of Jewish studies at San Francisco State University; Carel Bertram, professor of humanities at SFSU; and Heidi Zuckerman-Jacobson, Matrix Gallery curator at Berkeley Art Museum. Free. Information: (415) 591-8801.

Forum with artist Leonard Nimoy, the Rev. Alan Jones and museum CEO Connie Wolf, 9:30 a.m., Sunday, May 23, at Grace Cathedral, Gresham Hall, 1100 California St., S.F. Wolf will speak about “100 Artists See God” and Nimoy will speak about his art and inspiration. Free. Information:

Artist lecture with Nimoy, 2 p.m., Sunday, May 23, at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, 121 Steuart St., S.F. Free for members, $5 for nonmembers. Reservations: (415) 591-8801.

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