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The staff of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life collaborated with The Hive Advertising in San Francisco to create an ad campaign for the launch of its new facility in 2012. Many images ...
PRESS RELEASEContact: Damaris MooreDirector of Communications510-643-4715dmoore (@) library.berkeley.eduExhibitionGained in Translation: Jews, Germany, California circa 1849Inaugural ...
Frances Dinkelspiel describes the establishment of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at The Bancroft Library in the Fall 2010 edition of Bancroftiana, Newsletter of the Friends of The ...
The University of California, Berkeley, announced today the gift of the collections of the Judah L. Magnes Museum, which will become The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at The Bancroft ...
Berkeley CA – The Magnes presents @60.art.israel.world, a survey of recent work by over 20 contemporary Israeli artists, including Barry Frydlender, Ori Gersht, Sigalit Landau, Adi Nes, ...
Berkeley, CA – Mayer Kirshenblatt, now 91 years old, first picked up an artist's brush at the age of 74. They Called Me Mayer July, the first major exhibition of Mayer's work in the ...
Berkeley, CA - Continuing a centuries-old dialogue between Jewish and Islamic musical traditions, guest curator Lawrence Rinder stages a multichannel sound installation incorporating a new ...
Berkeley, CA - The Judah L. Magnes Museum presents San Francisco artist Ira Nowinski's Studio Man Ray from March 5 through August 5, 2007. This collection of photographs, exhibited for the first ...
Berkeley, CA - San Francisco-based artist Amy Berk uses Jewish ceremonial textiles in the Magnes collection as inspiration for an installation of reappropriated, hand-sewn wall pieces that ...
Art and artifacts from North Africa, India, and the former Ottoman Empire have formed a significant part of the Magnes's encyclopedic collection and are now featured in the new exhibition ...
In 1977, at the age of 50, Esther Nisenthal Krinitz began creating works of fabric art to tell her story of survival during the Holocaust in Poland. Trained as a dressmaker but untrained in art, ...
Judah L. Magnes Museum to premiere world's first exhibition of extraterrestrial abstract art. Concluding centuries of speculation about extraterrestrial intelligence, conceptual artist ...
Judah L. Magnes Museum Presents the West Coast premier of My America: Art from The Jewish Museum Collection, 1900-1955, from Jun 5 through September 21, 2006.Focusing on the first half of the ...
Modernism in Israel: Works on Paper opens on February 21, 2006, at the Magnes. The exhibition includes prints, watercolors, ink drawings, and illustrated books dating from the 1940s-1950s. ...
 If Not Now, When? 150 Years of California Jewish Activism, an exhibition created in conjunction with The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, opens on February 12, 2006 at ...
Berkeley, CA – REVISIONS Larry Abramson: Searching for the Ideal City opens on September 12, 2005. Ideal City is the third in a series of exhibitions entitled REVISIONS where artists, curators, ...
Berkeley, CA – Houses and Housings: Portability in Jewish Faith and Culture, an exhibition composed of objects drawn from the Magnes permanent collections, opens on August 29, ...
Berkeley, CA – CASE STUDY: Emanu-El Sisterhood for Personal Service, an exhibition from the Western Jewish History Center collections, opens on August 29, 2005. The history of the ...
Berkeley, CA – The Danube Exodus: The Rippling Currents of the River by Péter Forgács & the Labyrinth Project, an interactive installation, opens on September 12, 2005. Award-winning ...
Berkeley, CA – Acting Out: Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore is the first exhibition to examine the work of Claude Cahun (born Lucy Schwob) in the context of her lifelong partnership and ...
Berkeley, CA – Monday, March 21, marks the opening of Naomie Kremer's multi-media exhibition Shtetl at the Magnes. Included in Shtetlis Kremer's digital animation film, also ...
Paintings and rare books from the Magnes collections on view January 24 through July 3, 2005 Berkeley, CA – As part of the Judah L. Magnes' effort to highlight the encyclopedic nature of the ...
On view November 15, 2004 – March 20, 2005 Berkeley, CA – Opening on Monday, November 15, at the Magnes is the first-ever museum retrospective of Lazar Khidekel (1904-1986). Khidekel began ...
On View October 2, 2005 – February 27, 2005 Berkeley, CA – In the late 1840s and early 1850s, Jews flooded into the Gold Country of California to stake their claim in the Gold Rush. Over the ...
Sephardic Horizons: on view August 30 through July 15, 2005 During centuries of spiritual, intellectual, and artistic flowering on the Iberian Peninsula—Sepharad, in Hebrew—Jews ...
BERKELEY – The Judah L. Magnes Museum is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition, A Voice Silenced, curated and organized by Diane Neumaier. The exhibit, co-sponsored by The ...
 BERKELEY – Throughout its 40-year history, the Judah L. Magnes Museum has searched the world for objects that illustrate the triumphs and struggles of the Jewish people. When the Jews ...
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Magnes exhibition explores intellectual migration from fascist Europe and rise of Nazism to BerkeleyBy Kathleen Maclay, Media Relations | February 4, 2014  BERKELEY — A new exhibition at UC ...
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