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 October 07, 2014
Kathryn Winter reads from her book Katarina Kathryn Winter was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, before the the start of the Second World War. Her father left for England in the late 1930s, ...
Posted on Monday September 15, 2014
JWeekly | ‘Gourmet Ghettos’ at Magnes Explores Diverse Culinary Cultures, by Carly Nairn - 9.11.2014 by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
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 Tuesday July 15, 2014
Join us for an exciting discussion about the rescue of Jewish cultural property looted by the Nazis across Europe, centering upon the photographs and letters (1945-1946) of Koppel Pinson kept in ...
Posted on Tuesday July 15, 2014
The Magnes Collection warmly welcomes Professor Jonathan Sheehan to its weekly series of PopUp Lunchtime Exhibitions. Professor Sheehan is a historian of Early Modern Europe, with particular ...
Posted on Tuesday July 15, 2014
The Magnes is extremely pleased to welcome John Efron, Koret Professor of Jewish History at Berkeley, to its series of weekly popup lunchtime exhibits. Professor Efron is a specialist in ...
Posted on Tuesday July 15, 2014
The Magnes is incredibly excited to welcome Harriete Estel Berman to its PopUp Lunchtime Series! Harriete is a nationally-admired artist, who uses recycled materials and post-consumer content to ...
Posted on Tuesday July 15, 2014
The Magnes is proud to continue its series of pop-up lunchtime exhibitions with a feature presentation by Andrea Sinn, who is the Visiting Professor in the History Department at UC Berkeley. ...
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 ...
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 29, 2014 12:00 PM to Wednesday October 29, 2014 01:00 PM
The Magnes is incredibly excited to welcome Harriete Estel Berman to its PopUp Lunchtime Series! Harriete is a nationally-admired artist, who uses recycled materials and post-consumer content to ...
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 ...
Wednesday November 12, 2014 01:00 PM to Wednesday November 12, 2014 02:00 PM
The Magnes is extremely pleased to welcome John Efron, Koret Professor of Jewish History at Berkeley, to its series of weekly popup lunchtime exhibits. Professor Efron is a specialist in ...
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 ...
Wednesday November 19, 2014 01:00 PM to Wednesday November 19, 2014 02:00 PM
The Magnes Collection warmly welcomes Professor Jonathan Sheehan to its weekly series of PopUp Lunchtime Exhibitions. Professor Sheehan is a historian of Early Modern Europe, with particular ...
Wednesday December 03, 2014 01:00 PM to Wednesday December 03, 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 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 ...