Posted on Thursday June 30, 2016
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life was established in 2010 at The Bancroft Library after the transfer of the Judah L. Magnes Museum to the University of ...
Posted on Tuesday July 15, 2014
The Jewish World: 100 Treasures of Art and Culture, which is being published by Skirà-Rizzoli in the Fall of 2014, is the first comprehensive catalog featuring the holdings of The Magnes ...
Posted on Monday July 14, 2014
Jewish Nightlife is a multi-disciplinary exploration of the nexus between the ritual performance of Jewish texts and social changes across Jewish history, including Hebrew poetry, music, and ...
Posted on Monday July 14, 2014
Hebrew poems (piyyutim), chanted for centuries across the Diaspora, have been adapted to different melodies, evolving into a form of  “Jewish world music” with roots in Europe, the ...
Posted on Friday July 11, 2014
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life is pleased to announce that two new UC Berkeley courses will be taught on its premises in the course of the Academic Year 2014-2015, integrating its ...
Posted on Friday July 11, 2014
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life is pleased to announce the upcoming residency of Yair Harel, Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artist, this Fall.  Yair Harel is a ...
Posted on Monday July 07, 2014
Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests will present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and ...
Posted on Wednesday July 02, 2014
A new exhibition exploring eating, identity and activism in Jewish life and beyond.    For thousands of years, food rituals have been essential to constructing and maintaining Jewish ...
Posted on Wednesday July 02, 2014
In 2014, The Magnes acquired twelve works by the New York Times-featured Ukrainian artist, Matvey Vaisberg, including the portraits of eight Russian Jewish authors.  Several of the authors ...
Posted on Wednesday April 30, 2014
  Rita Kuhn reads from her book Broken Glass, Broken Lives Rita Kuhn lived her childhood and adolescence in Hitler’s Berlin, surviving a cycle of evergrowing dangers for her, her ...
Thursday August 28, 2014 to Friday December 19, 2014
In 2014, The Magnes acquired twelve works by the New York Times-featured Ukrainian artist, Matvey Vaisberg, including the portraits of eight Russian Jewish authors.  Several of the authors ...
Thursday August 28, 2014 to Friday December 19, 2014
A new exhibition exploring eating, identity and activism in Jewish life and beyond.    For thousands of years, food rituals have been essential to constructing and maintaining Jewish ...
Thursday August 28, 2014 to Friday December 19, 2014
During the Spring Semester 2013, faculty, curators and students interviewed current and Emeriti UC Berkeley faculty, and researched the University Archives of The Bancroft Library. This work ...
Wednesday October 01, 2014 12:00 PM to Wednesday October 01, 2014 01:00 PM
Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and ...
Wednesday October 08, 2014 12:00 PM to Wednesday October 08, 2014 01:00 PM
Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and ...
Wednesday October 15, 2014 12:00 PM to Wednesday October 15, 2014 01:00 PM
Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and ...
Wednesday October 29, 2014 12:00 PM to Wednesday October 29, 2014 01:00 PM
Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and ...
Wednesday November 05, 2014 01:00 PM to Wednesday November 05, 2014 02:00 PM
Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and ...
Thursday November 13, 2014 08:00 PM to Thursday November 13, 2014 10:00 PM
Hebrew poems (piyyutim), chanted for centuries across the Diaspora, have been adapted to different melodies, evolving into a form of  “Jewish world music” with roots in Europe, the ...
Thursday December 18, 2014 06:00 PM to Thursday December 18, 2014 08:00 PM
Jewish Nightlife is a multi-disciplinary exploration of the nexus between the ritual performance of Jewish texts and social changes across Jewish history, including Hebrew poetry, music, and ...

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Posted on Friday July 04, 2014
We are delighted to publish an end-of-year report by Alex Makabeh, a pre-med student at UC Berkeley who enrolled in the UC Berkeley Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) at The Magnes ...
Posted on Wednesday March 19, 2014
On the occasion of the upcoming publication of The Jewish World: 100 Treasures of Art and Culture from The Magnes (forthcoming by Skirà/Rizzoli, texts by Alla Efimova and Francesco Spagnolo), I ...