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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.
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in Berkeley will receive an award at the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation’s fall gala in San Francisco on Sept. 27.
Dan Pine of J. The Jewish Weekly of Northern California, writes about The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life's Fall 2013 exhibition, Global India: Kerala, Israel, Berkeley.
The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) presents UC Berkeley undergraduate students with the unique opportunity to work closely with the curatorial staff of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, learning and developing invaluable research skills.
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Dan Pine of J. The Jewish Weekly of Northern California, writes about a UC Berkeley Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California, Berkeley.
Welcome Back to The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life!
Four new exhibitions are on display for the fall semester.
Our gallery hours are: Tuesday-Friday 11am-4pm
Come visit one of the world's greatest Jewish collections.
Admission is FREE!
Go to the Visitor Information page to plan your visit.
From May 16 through June 28, the galleries will be open Wednesday - Friday, 12-4 pm.
Galleries will be closed June 29-August 28 for exhibition reinstallation.
The Magnes will reopen to the public with the Fall exhibitions on August 29.
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, UC Berkeley
The Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Awards, 2012
Kenneth Baker, Chronicle's art critic, reviews The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life.
The staff of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life collaborated with The Hive Advertising in San Francisco to create an ad campaign for the launch of its new facility in 2012.
Many images of the holdings of The Magnes Collection were included in the ads, in thought-provoking juxtapositions that accompany newly created taglines which highlight the innovative elements of the new Magnes facility and program at UC Berkeley.
We are deeply saddened by the passing if Warren Hellman, who died yesterday in San Francisco. An outstanding figure in the Bay Area, Warren was instrumental in the creation of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the Bancroft Library.
Although he did not get to celebrate the official opening of our new facility, Warren had a chance to visit it this summer, and to appreciate its potential. A successful financier, a generous philanthropist, and an avid musician, he would have played his banjo at our opening on January 22nd.