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 Wednesday April 01, 2015
The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair presents The 2015 Taubman Lectures with Professor Elchanan Reiner From Joshua to Jesus:  Three Chapters of the Galilean Jewish Foundational ...
Posted on Wednesday March 25, 2015
Special Weekend Opening on CalDay!April 18 & 19, 11AM-4PM   ON VIEW THIS SPRING: The Future of Memory: Jewish Culture in the Digital Age What should we remember? What should we ...
Posted on Wednesday March 25, 2015
Special Weekend Opening on CalDay!April 18 & 19, 11AM-4PM   ON VIEW THIS SPRING: The Future of Memory: Jewish Culture in the Digital Age What should we remember? What should we ...
Posted on Wednesday March 25, 2015
Honoring Sonia Korn-GrimaniDistinguished Survivor with Jenny Chabon Cantor Eliana Kissner Performer Benji Marks Bass and Guitar Stephanie Anne Johnson, PhD Theater Arts, Writer Susan D. Felix ...
Posted on Tuesday March 24, 2015
Professor George Breslauer Joins the Magnes as Its First Faculty Director by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Posted on Thursday March 19, 2015
Creating a good exhibition generally depends on the ability of the curator and the museum staff to tell a good story. What is needed is not so much a variety of interesting objects as a definite ...
Posted on Wednesday March 18, 2015
The Mikraot Gedolot are an edition of the Biblical text that juxtaposes the fully vocalized Hebrew text of the Bible with the commentaries of various Jewish exegetes, such as Rabbi Shlomo ...
Posted on Friday March 13, 2015
JWeekly | National Confab Examines Challenges, Opportunities for Jewish Museums, by Dan Shifrin by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Posted on Friday March 06, 2015
Jews have lived in Morocco for over two millennia, both prior to and eventually deeply integrated with Moroccan Muslims. Their communities were also among the largest in the Arab world, and boast ...
Thursday August 28, 2014 to Friday June 26, 2015
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 ...
Thursday August 28, 2014 to Friday June 26, 2015
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 ...
Tuesday January 27, 2015 to Friday June 26, 2015
In 1984, The Magnes acquired a portfolio of botanical drawings by Shmuel (Samuel) Lerner, a Ukraine-born amateur artist from California. While Lerner’s biography and many details surrounding ...
Wednesday April 01, 2015 04:30 PM to Wednesday April 01, 2015 06:00 PM
Special Guest: Sheer Ganor, Graduate Student in History, UC Berkeley This session will bring us into conversation with archival ephemera from the Jewish refugee camp in that operated in ...
Wednesday April 15, 2015 12:00 PM to Wednesday April 15, 2015 01:00 PM
Jews have lived in Morocco for over two millennia, both prior to and eventually deeply integrated with Moroccan Muslims. Their communities were also among the largest in the Arab world, and boast ...
Sunday April 19, 2015 11:00 AM to Sunday April 19, 2015 02:00 PM
An Interactive Panel Discussion and Presentation of Workfor Faculty and Graduate Students in Jewish Studies FeaturingRachel DeblingerPostdoctoral Fellow and Digital Humanities Specialist, UC ...
Wednesday April 22, 2015 12:00 PM to Wednesday April 22, 2015 01:00 PM
Creating a good exhibition generally depends on the ability of the curator and the museum staff to tell a good story. What is needed is not so much a variety of interesting objects as a definite ...
Wednesday April 29, 2015 12:00 PM to Wednesday April 29, 2015 01:00 PM
The Mikraot Gedolot are an edition of the Biblical text that juxtaposes the fully vocalized Hebrew text of the Bible with the commentaries of various Jewish exegetes, such as Rabbi Shlomo ...
Wednesday April 29, 2015 04:30 PM to Wednesday April 29, 2015 06:00 PM
Special Guest: Dana von Suffrin (LMU-Munich) Currently on view at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life is the exhibition “The Secret Language of Flowers. Botanical Drawings from Israel, ...
Wednesday May 06, 2015 12:00 PM to Wednesday May 06, 2015 01:00 PM
Helen Burke (1916-1997) was the artist-in-residence at the Swig Camp Institute, a sleep-away camp for teenagers operated by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (now known as the Union for ...

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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 ...