The next two Sundays in the Contemporary Jewish Museum’s recurring Sunday Stories program promise vibrant lectures that telescope visitors into wildly different worlds — from the pith of Paris’ 1920s countercultural art scene to the basketball courts of South Philly where the Golden State Warriors first sprang into being.
Sunday Stories: Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore uncovers the fascinating lives of French Surrealists and romantic partners Cahun and Moore, who used their gender-fluid art to resist the Nazi regime on the eve of war both in Paris, and later, on the Channel Island of Jersey. The lecture will air this Sunday, Feb. 13 at 10:00 am.
The following week’s Story, The Birth of the Golden State Warriors, goes hard to the hole with tales of team history and their origins in the robust Jewish basketball culture of the early 20th century. This lecture will be available here beginning at 10:00 am on Feb. 20.
Both lectures are 30 minutes long; attendees are encouraged to share their comments and questions on the CJM’s page. The programming is free of charge, which is fitting because there’s no price tag to be found on sweet, sweet knowledge. Time to indulge, party people — the feast is served.