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Learn all about the collection items, research, and public programs and exhibitions at The Magnes in our fall 2016 newsletter,
Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive -- which stores a selection of audiovisual materials from The Magnes Collection, joined Curator Francesco Spagnolo and colleagues from the Digital Humanities community at UC Berkeley for a "behind the scenes" tour.
360-degree image created by Professor Greg Niemeyer, Director, Berkeley Center for New Media:
A year-long series on Israeli cinema, co-presented by the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies and The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. All programs begin at 6 p.m., include a reception and are free and open to the public.
In the fall, the screenings will be devoted to a retrospective of (1964-2016), an actress famous for her cinematic roles portraying the experience of Mizrachi Jewish women in Israeli society and on the Israeli screen. In the spring, the series will move thematically through key moments in Israeli history, society, and culture to examine the potential of Israeli cinema to tug at the intersections of art and society.
Fall 2016 PopUp Exhibitions Series
The Magnes held its opening night reception of From Mendelssohn To Mendelssohn: German-Jewish Encounters in Art, Music and Material Culture on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. The opening was attended by more than 300 Magnes supporters, community members and students and professors from the University of California, Berkeley.
THE MENDELSSOHN PROJECT
One exhibition, two historic pianos, and fourteen lectures & performances
A collaboration of the Office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities
the Departments of History and Music
and The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
University of California, Berkeley
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.
This year, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life(2121 Allston Way) launched a series of informative Wednesday noontime lectures involving members of the extended Bay Area academic community. These “PopUp Exhibitions” are one of the newest additions to the Magnes’s programs for the Berkeley academic community and the public at large.
Homecoming Weekend is UC Berkeley's largest annual gathering welcoming thousands of alumni, parents, and students to campus for three days of fun. Festivities include alumni parties, family events, the Bear Affair BBQ, faculty seminars, campus tours, museum and library open houses, the Homecoming football game, and more.
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life is pleased to announce the upcoming residency of Yair Harel, Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artist, this Fall.
Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests will 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 will 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.
Application deadline is the first Monday in February by 5pm (February 3, 2014)
The Magnes Fellowship in Jewish Studies was established to support for one academic year graduate students at the University of California, Berkeley, whose research would benefit from the use of source materials in The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library.