The Jewish World | A Book Installation

The Jewish World
On view: 
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Friday, June 26, 2015

Gourmet Ghettos: Modern Food Rituals

Case Study No. 5
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On view: 
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Friday, December 19, 2014

A new exhibition exploring eating, identity and activism in Jewish life and beyond. 

Literary Minds. Soviet Jewish Writers portrayed by Matvey Vaisberg

Matvey Vaisberg Peretz Markish
On view: 
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Friday, December 19, 2014

In 2014, The Magnes acquired twelve works by the New York Times-featured Ukrainian artist, Matvey Vaisberg, including the portraits of eight Russian Jewish authors. 

Saved by The Bay: The Intellectual Migration from Fascist Europe to UC Berkeley

On view: 
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Friday, December 19, 2014

During the Spring Semester 2013, faculty, curators and students interviewed current and Emeriti UC Berkeley faculty, and researched the University Archives of The Bancroft Library.

Holy Land, California

Prints by Albert Garvey, 1974
On view: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - Friday, June 27, 2014

In 1974, the Judah L. Magnes Museum commissioned Albert Garvey (b.

Lands/Scapes: On Painting and Jewish Geography

On view: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - Friday, December 13, 2013

This is the first exhibition to highlight landscape art from The Magnes collection.

Global India: Kerala, Israel, Berkeley

Case Study No. 4
On view: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - Friday, June 27, 2014

Through the Eyes of Rachel Marker

A Literary Installation by Moira Roth
On view: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - Friday, June 28, 2013

A multi-media installation based on a literary project by Moira Roth, a leading international voice in feminism, performance and contemporary art. 

Case Study No. 3 | Sound Objects

On view: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - Friday, June 28, 2013

Sound Objects combines the study of Jewish material culture with the emerging field of sound studies and investigates the role of objects that emit sound during synagogue ritu

Modern Jewish History 101: The Art Files

On view: 
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - Friday, June 28, 2013

A panorama of Jewish life in the 20th century as told through images from the vast art collection at The Magnes.