Posted on Thursday June 30, 2016
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life was established in 2010 following the transfer of the Judah L. Magnes Museum to the University of California, Berkeley. Its ...
Posted on Wednesday December 09, 2015
In 1879, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s son Sebastian published “Die Familie Mendelssohn 1729-1847” as the “chronicle of a good German Bürger Family.” It carried an epigram from Goethe’s Iphigenie ...
Posted on Wednesday December 09, 2015
Thanks to its prominence, its wealth and its place at the center of intellectual and cultural life, the Mendelssohn family provides a privileged window into the formation of domestic culture in ...
Posted on Wednesday December 09, 2015
Michael Steinberg, Brown University: Inner Voices of the Mendelssohn Family An exploration of the connections and continuities from Moses to Felix Mendelssohn, and from philosophy to music, in ...
Posted on Wednesday December 09, 2015
Erard Grand Piano, London, 1854 Nicholas McGegan is Music Director of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Pasadena Symphony and, beginning in 2014, Artist in ...
Posted on Wednesday December 09, 2015
Program Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847) 5 Lieder, op.10 (1850)   Clara Schumann (1819-1896) Sechs Lieder, Op. 13 (1844)   Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847) 6 Lieder, op.9 ...
Posted on Tuesday November 24, 2015
Pharaonic magic has broadly influenced magic in Antiquity; in particular, ancient Jewish magical texts and practices reveal interesting points of contact with earlier Egyptian sources. During this ...
Posted on Monday November 23, 2015
THE MENDELSSOHN PROJECTOne exhibition, two historic pianos, and fourteen lectures & performances A collaboration ofthe Office of the Dean of Arts and Humanitiesthe Departments of History ...
Posted on Wednesday November 18, 2015
Yosef Rosen, a Doctoral Candidate in Jewish Studies and Magnes Graduate Fellow (Fall 2015), and Zoe Lewin, an Art History and Rhetoric major (2016) at UC Berkeley, will present on the visual ...
Posted on Wednesday November 18, 2015
Dr. Rebecca Golbert is the Executive Director of the Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies at UC Berkeley. Her scholarly work reflects overlapping interests in Jewish and ...
Wednesday August 27, 2014 to Thursday June 23, 2016
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 ...
Wednesday August 26, 2015 to Thursday June 23, 2016
The Bible is a constant in Jewish life, in all the varied forms it has taken around the world and across history. Biblical texts stand at the center of the Jewish experience—Jews keep biblical ...
Monday January 25, 2016 to Thursday June 23, 2016
One of the most iconic works of art in The Magnes Collection, returns on display before being loaned internationally on the occasion of the Lutheran Reformation in Wittenberg, ...
Wednesday February 10, 2016 04:00 AM to Wednesday February 10, 2016 05:00 AM
Martin Jay, the Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor of History at UC Berkeley, is a historian whose interests include European intellectual history in the 19th-20th centuries, Marxist theory, lying ...
Wednesday February 17, 2016 04:00 AM to Wednesday February 17, 2016 05:00 AM
Rachel Biale, born and raised in Kibbutz Kfar Ruppin in Israel, is an author, clinical social worker, community organizer and educator, and parenting consultant based in the San Francisco Bay ...
Monday February 22, 2016 09:00 AM to Monday February 22, 2016 10:30 AM
  The 2016 Taubman Lectures Michael Gluzman “The Poetry of the Drowned: Sovereignty and Melancholia after 1948”   A three-part lecture series on modern Israeli ...
Wednesday February 24, 2016 04:00 AM to Wednesday February 24, 2016 05:00 AM
Tomasz Tadeusz Koncewicz, a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the Berkeley Law School, is a Professor of European and Comparative Law, the Director of the Department of European and ...
Wednesday February 24, 2016 09:00 AM to Wednesday February 24, 2016 10:30 AM
The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies presents The 2016 Taubman Lectures   Michael Gluzman “The Poetry of the Drowned: Sovereignty and Melancholia after ...
Monday February 29, 2016 09:00 AM to Monday February 29, 2016 12:00 PM
The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies presents The 2016 Taubman Lectures Michael Gluzman “The Poetry of the Drowned: Sovereignty and Melancholia after ...
Wednesday March 02, 2016 04:00 AM to Wednesday March 02, 2016 05:00 AM
Carla Shapreau, a member of the Berkeley Law faculty and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley, will present a case study in provenance research, reconstructing ...

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Posted on Friday November 20, 2015
Carla Shapreau, a faculty member at Berkeley Law whose research involves the Nazi-era plunder of musical cultural property and the restitution of those possessions, a senior fellow in the ...
Posted on Thursday October 22, 2015
Greg Niemeyer is Associate Professor of Art Practice and the Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media (bcnm.berkeley.edu). Born in Switzerland in 1967, he studied photography and classics, ...
Posted on Friday August 14, 2015
Living by The Book (2015) Exhibition Catalog The Bible stands at the very center of Jewish life, both as text and as a physical object. The Jewish Bible can be seen as a dynamic network of ...
Posted on Friday August 07, 2015
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