Posted on Thursday June 30, 2016
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life was established in 2010 at The Bancroft Library after the transfer of the Judah L. Magnes Museum to the University of ...
Posted on Monday December 22, 2014
We search text all the time, why can't we search sound? This thought led Anne Wootton in 2013 to co-found Pop Up Archive, a Bay Area startup whose software allows users to automatically ...
Posted on Monday December 22, 2014
The Magnes welcomes Professor Naomi Seidman, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, to its weekly series of PopUp Exhibitions! Professor Seidman is an ...
Posted on Monday December 22, 2014
Digital Humanities research tools allow us to find spatial relationships between objects and ideas that are impossible in an analogue context. In this first PopUp Exhibition of the Spring ...
Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014
Beyond Hans Krása's children's opera Brundibár and the performances showcased for the Red Cross in Theresienstadt and memorialized in film, what about the other composers in ...
Posted on Tuesday December 09, 2014
Jewish Nightlife is a multi-disciplinary exploration of the nexus between the ritual performance of Jewish texts and social changes across Jewish history, including Hebrew poetry, music, and ...
Posted on Tuesday December 09, 2014
Celebrate the magic of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, at the Magnes Collection! Join Rabbi James Brandt for an exploration of the meaning of Hanukkah today. Rabbi Brandt is the CEO of ...
Posted on Tuesday December 09, 2014
In how many ways can a postcard be Jewish? According to Anna Bella Korbatov and Zoe Lewin, a dynamic team of Undergraduate Research Apprentices working at the Magnes, postcards can be convey a ...
Posted on Thursday December 04, 2014
An interactive installation featuring the resources of The Magnes Collection and The Bancroft Library, and their collaborations with Bay Area organizations--including the California AudioVisual ...
Posted on Monday October 27, 2014
Hebrew poems (piyyutim), chanted for centuries across the Diaspora, have been adapted to different melodies, evolving into a form of  “Jewish world music” with roots in Europe, the ...
Wednesday August 27, 2014 to Thursday June 25, 2015
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 27, 2014 to Thursday June 25, 2015
A new exhibition exploring eating, identity and activism in Jewish life and beyond.    For thousands of years, food rituals have been essential to constructing and maintaining Jewish ...
Tuesday January 27, 2015 to Friday December 18, 2015
An interactive installation featuring the resources of The Magnes Collection and The Bancroft Library, and their collaborations with Bay Area organizations--including the California AudioVisual ...
Wednesday January 28, 2015 12:00 PM to Wednesday January 28, 2015 01:00 PM
Digital Humanities research tools allow us to find spatial relationships between objects and ideas that are impossible in an analogue context. In this first PopUp Exhibition of the Spring ...
Wednesday February 04, 2015 12:00 PM to Wednesday February 04, 2015 01:00 PM
The Magnes welcomes Professor Naomi Seidman, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, to its weekly series of PopUp Exhibitions! Professor Seidman is an ...
Wednesday February 11, 2015 12:00 PM to Wednesday February 11, 2015 01:00 PM
Beyond Hans Krása's children's opera Brundibár and the performances showcased for the Red Cross in Theresienstadt and memorialized in film, what about the other composers in ...
Wednesday February 18, 2015 12:00 PM to Wednesday February 18, 2015 01:00 PM
We search text all the time, why can't we search sound? This thought led Anne Wootton in 2013 to co-found Pop Up Archive, a Bay Area startup whose software allows users to automatically ...
Monday March 09, 2015 08:00 AM to Monday March 09, 2015 12:00 PM
Inspired by Gourmet Ghettos: Modern Food Rituals, a new exhibition on display at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, UC Berkeley scholars and Bay Area authors, artists, and food ...

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Posted on Friday July 04, 2014
We are delighted to publish an end-of-year report by Alex Makabeh, a pre-med student at UC Berkeley who enrolled in the UC Berkeley Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) at The Magnes ...
Posted on Wednesday March 19, 2014
On the occasion of the upcoming publication of The Jewish World: 100 Treasures of Art and Culture from The Magnes (forthcoming by Skirà/Rizzoli, texts by Alla Efimova and Francesco Spagnolo), I ...