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PopUp Exhibition | John Efron
Date & Time:Wednesday November 12, 2014 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location:The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley
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 German-Jewish history and is currently working on a monograph entitled Sephardic Beauty and the Ashkenazic Imagination: German Jewry in the Age of Emancipation. Professor Efron will speak about Moritz Daniel Oppenheim's depiction of an imaginary meeting between the scholar Moses Mendelsohn (1729-1786), the playwright Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729-1781) and the theologian Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801) in Berlin (1763).
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 Collection of Jewish Art and Life. One speaker and one object at the time, these “flash” exhibitions include the opportunity to view the art and artifacts discussed intimately and up close.
Bring your own lunch, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and take part in an exciting learning program, free and open to the public. Close-up view of collections included.
The Magnes Auditorium
2121 Allston Way, Wednesdays Noon-1 pm
Presentation begins promptly at 12:15 pm
FALL SCHEDULE 2014
October 1, 8, 15, 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26; December 3, 10, 17
Co-presented with The Jewish Federation of the East Bay