Lands/Scapes: On Painting and Jewish Geography

On view: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - Friday, December 13, 2013

This is the first exhibition to highlight landscape art from The Magnes collection.

Global India: Kerala, Israel, Berkeley

Case Study No. 4
On view: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - Friday, June 27, 2014

The Future of Rachel Marker: A Closing Program

Moira Roth in conversation with Alla Efimova and special guest John Farmer
Date & Time: 
Thursday June 27, 2013 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Please join us for the closing of the exhibition Through the Eyes of Rachel Marker | A Literary Install

The Magnes Recommends: The Tenth Annual Judith Lee Stronach Memorial Lecture on the Teaching of Poetry

Date & Time: 
Friday May 17, 2013 06:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Location: 
UC Berkeley, Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room

Introduction by Lyn Hejinian 

Nikky Finney, Poet

Holocaust Survivors Memoir Writing Group - Public Reading

Date & Time: 
Thursday June 06, 2013 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

We are honored to present a reading by members of the Holocaust Survivors Memoir Writing Group, sponsored in conjunction with JFCS East Bay.

Movie Night | The Swing Girls (Italy, 2010)

Introduction by Francesco Spagnolo
Date & Time: 
Thursday May 02, 2013 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley
Swing Girls (Le ragazze dello swing)

The Reconstruction of Jewish Synagogues in Kerala, South India

Dr. Shalva Weil, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date & Time: 
Friday May 03, 2013 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

The Paradesi synagogue, constructed 1568, is the most famous synagogue in Asia.

Saved by the Bay

Refugees from Fascist Europe at UC Berkeley
Date & Time: 
Thursday April 25, 2013 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Free and open to the public. Followed by reception.

Ethnography and The “Cochin Jews” of Kerala: Insights from Fieldwork in India and Israel, 1972-2012

Barbara C. Johnson, Emerita Professor of Anthropology, Ithaca College
Date & Time: 
Tuesday April 23, 2013 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

After introducing the Kerala Jews, their history and culture in South India for more thana millennia, and their community life since migrating to Israel, Johnson will offer a fewhighlights from her

Robert Alter on his new book

Ancient Israel : The Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings: A Translation with Commentary
Robert Alter
Date & Time: 
Thursday April 18, 2013 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Robert Alter’s award-winning translation of the Hebrew Bible continues with the stirring narrative of Israel’s ancient history.