Capital Jewish Museum Tag

The Capital Jewish Museum has been under construction for almost a year, and this week we finally got to visit the site and our colleagues IN PERSON! After 15 months of designing exhibits over conference calls, it was incredibly gratifying to step inside Washington’s oldest synagogue, pin up test graphics in the main gallery, and toast our collective effort to create a participatory experience that examines universal themes at the intersection of American Judaism and American democracy. Many thanks to the DC project team for hosting us so graciously — the CJM staff, SmithGroup architects, and the Consigli construction crew!

We are thrilled to share the Capital Jewish Museum’s online Groundbreaking Festival on September 12-18. The Capital Jewish Museum is a new institution anchored by the oldest synagogue in Washington, DC. Evidence Design has been working with the museum to develop a participatory approach that examines local history with the intersection of American Judaism and Democracy at its core. Guests will encounter the dynamics of identity, community and civic engagement past and present to evoke critical conversation and dialogue. Kudos to building the architect, SmithGroup. Register for free celebration events here.

Here’s a fun time lapse video of Washington D.C.’s oldest synagogue moving down the street on a frigid January day to its new and final home as part of the Capital Jewish Museum. Evidence Design is proud to be a part of this exciting project!