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PopUp Exhibition | Yair Harel
Date & Time:Wednesday October 08, 2014 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location:The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley
The Magnes is excited to welcome the Jerusalem-born musician and educator Yair Harel to its weekly pop-up lunchtime series. Mr. Harel will speak about Jewish material culture as embodied in the use of shofars. Specifically he will present on one eighteenth- and one seventeenth-century shofar from Germany, showing distinct changes in material fashioning.
Yair Harel is the artistic director of the critically-acclaimed New Jerusalem Orchestra and the founder and editor-in-chief of An Invitation to Piyut, a site dedicated to the study and preservation of the piyut, which are Jewish liturgical poems.
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 begin 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