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 Friday January 23, 2015
Digital Humanities at Berkeley&“The Future of Memory” Welcoming Reception LaunchingDigital Humanities at BerkeleyA Project of the Office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities and Research ...
Posted on Thursday January 15, 2015
Special Guest: Danny Luzon, Graduate Student in Comparative Literature Come learn about Yiddish at the first meeting of the Working Group this semester, on Wednesday 28 January 2015, ...
Posted on Wednesday January 07, 2015
In 1984, The Magnes acquired a portfolio of botanical drawings by Shmuel (Samuel) Lerner, a Ukraine-born amateur artist from California. While Lerner’s biography and many details surrounding ...
Posted on Wednesday January 07, 2015
What should we remember, what should we forget, and who decides?  The Future of Memory: Jewish Culture in the Digital Age is a new project of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life ...
Posted on Monday January 05, 2015
A unique encounter between two world-class interpreters of Jewish musical traditions from Central and Eastern Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Esti Kenan Ofri teaches in the ...
Posted on Tuesday December 30, 2014
Daniel Fisher (Magnes Graduate Fellow and PhD Candidate, Near Eastern Studies) specializes in the Hebrew Bible and its early reception history. At the Magnes, Daniel is working with Dr. Francesco ...
Posted on Monday December 22, 2014
We search text all the time — why can't we search speech? This thought led Anne Wootton in 2012 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 ...
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 Thursday June 25, 2015
In 1984, The Magnes acquired a portfolio of botanical drawings by Shmuel (Samuel) Lerner, a Ukraine-born amateur artist from California. While Lerner’s biography and many details surrounding ...
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 speech? This thought led Anne Wootton in 2012 to co-found Pop Up Archive, a Bay Area startup whose software allows users to automatically ...
Friday February 20, 2015 02:00 PM to Friday February 20, 2015 10:00 PM
Join CalPerformances at The Magnes for a symposium, food tasting, and community music event centering around the performance of The Nile Project (Thursday, February 19, Zellerbach ...
Wednesday February 25, 2015 12:00 PM to Wednesday February 25, 2015 01:00 PM
Daniel Fisher (Magnes Graduate Fellow and PhD Candidate, Near Eastern Studies) specializes in the Hebrew Bible and its early reception history. At the Magnes, Daniel is working with Dr. Francesco ...
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 ...
Thursday March 19, 2015 06:00 PM to Thursday March 19, 2015 08:00 PM
A unique encounter between two world-class interpreters of Jewish musical traditions from Central and Eastern Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Esti Kenan Ofri teaches in the ...

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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 ...