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Largest single monetary gift to acquire art in UC Berkeley history brings work of major 20th century artist to campus
BERKELEY -- The extensive body of work of an artist and illustrator whose subjects spanned some of the most profound events of the 20th century will be available to the world in a public institution for the first time, thanks to a $10.1 million gift from Bay Area-based Taube Philanthropies to The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California, Berkeley. The Taube grant is the largest single monetary gift to acquire art in the history of the campus.
This gift provides students, scholars, and the public access to the most significant collection of works by Arthur Szyk, a Polish Jewish artist and political caricaturist who ultimately settled in the United States in 1940. Szyk used motifs drawn from the Bible, history, politics, and culture to pair extraordinary craftsmanship with insightful commentary on a diverse range of subjects including Judaism, the founding of the State of Israel, the American War of Independence, World War II, and the Holocaust.
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
Magnes exhibition explores intellectual migration from fascist Europe and rise of Nazism to Berkeley
By Kathleen Maclay, Media Relations | February 4, 2014
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.
Contact: Damaris Moore
Director of Communications
dmoore (@) library.berkeley.edu
Frances Dinkelspiel describes the establishment of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at The Bancroft Library in the Fall 2010 edition of Bancroftiana, Newsletter of the Friends of The Bancroft Library.
Berkeley, CA – CASE STUDY: Emanu-El Sisterhood for Personal Service, an exhibition from the Western Jewish History Center collections, opens on August 29, 2005.
The history of the Emanu-El Sisterhood for Personal Service reflects the broader history of changing social roles for California women in the twentieth century.
Berkeley, CA – Acting Out: Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore is the first exhibition to examine the work of Claude Cahun (born Lucy Schwob) in the context of her lifelong partnership and collaboration with Marcel Moore (born Suzanne Malherbe). The philosophical, political, and aesthetic implications of these artists' partnership permeate everything produced by the couple.
Berkeley, CA – Monday, March 21, marks the opening of Naomie Kremer's multi-media exhibition Shtetl at the Magnes. Included in Shtetlis Kremer's digital animation film, also titled Shtetl, which will be shown on continuous loop, and a group of Kremer's contour drawings merged with Roman Vishniac's black and white photographs.
Paintings and rare books from the Magnes collections on view January 24 through July 3, 2005
Berkeley, CA – As part of the Judah L. Magnes' effort to highlight the encyclopedic nature of the museum's holdings, the Magnes is please to announce the opening on January 24 of The People and The Book: Paintings and Rare Books from the Museum's Collection. Works dating from the 19th to the 20th century depict scholars and common folk, traditional and secular figures, solemn and humorous characters, men, women and children. All are people of the book.
On view November 15, 2004 – March 20, 2005
On View October 2, 2005 – February 27, 2005
Sephardic Horizons: on view August 30 through July 15, 2005
BERKELEY – The Judah L. Magnes Museum is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition, A Voice Silenced, curated and organized by Diane Neumaier. The exhibit, co-sponsored by The Holocaust Center of Northern California, will be on display in the museum's Reutlinger Gallery from May 24 - September 19, 2004.
Berkeley, CA – Houses and Housings: Portability in Jewish Faith and Culture, an exhibition composed of objects drawn from the Magnes permanent collections, opens on August 29, 2005.
The University of California, Berkeley, announced today the gift of the collections of the Judah L. Magnes Museum, which will become The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at The Bancroft Library.
Read the Press Release below, or go to UC Berkeley's NewsCenter.
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Berkeley CA – The Magnes presents @60.art.israel.world, a survey of recent work by over 20 contemporary Israeli artists, including Barry Frydlender, Ori Gersht, Sigalit Landau, Adi Nes, Michal Rovner, and Yehudit Sasportas.
On loan from important private Bay Area collections, the paintings, photographs, and media art in the exhibition demonstrate the progressive and international scope of Israeli art today.