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 March 02, 2016
Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive -- which stores a selection of audiovisual materials from The Magnes Collection, joined Curator Francesco Spagnolo and colleagues from the Digital ...
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 Tuesday November 03, 2015
About the PopUp Exhibition Series Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes ...
Posted on Friday August 28, 2015
Kathleen Maclay's coverage of the exhibition, Living by The Book: The Hebrew Bible and the Everyday Power of Text (Fall 2015). More at http://bit.ly/livebythebook Berkeley News | Living by the ...
Posted on Friday August 28, 2015
Robert Nagler Miller's coverage of the exhibition, Living by The Book: The Hebrew Bible and the Everyday Power of Text (Fall 2015). More at http://bit.ly/livebythebook JWeekly | Ritual objects ...
Posted on Friday April 10, 2015
This year, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life(2121 Allston Way) launched a series of informative Wednesday noontime lectures involving members of the extended Bay Area academic ...
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 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 Thursday February 12, 2015
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 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
Among the most important components of The Magnes' pictorial holdings is a collection of nearly one thousand posters acquired worldwide since the 1960s. This diverse and fascinating group of ...
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, ...
Monday August 29, 2016 to Thursday December 15, 2016
At no time in history, before the creation of the State of Israel, did Jews from so many different parts of the world live together, and in such a stimulating (albeit at times threatening) ...

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Posted on Friday May 06, 2016
I am delighted to share an essay by Lauren Cooper. Lauren, who is graduating from UC Berkeley this Spring, with a Major in Comparative Literature, and Minors in Spanish and History, has been ...