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.

Case Study No. 2 | The Inventory Project

On view: 
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - Friday, December 14, 2012

The display cases at the very center of The Magnes building are designed to unleash the curatorial mind by presenting diverse collection items, a variety of display modes, and a wide range of persp

Typo/Graphics: Studying Jewish Types in Print and Photography

On view: 
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - Friday, December 7, 2012

The main gallery presents an exhibition drawn from The Magnes’ vast collection of prints and photography.

Reborn: Posters from the European Jewish Cultural Renaissance

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

The nearly one thousand posters acquired since the 1960s by the former Judah L.

Gale Antokal: The Spill

Gale Antokal
On view: 
Sunday, January 22, 2012 - Friday, June 29, 2012

Case Study No. 1 | Shaken, Not Stirred

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On view: 
Sunday, January 22, 2012 - Friday, June 29, 2012

Built by Pacassa Studios, a local woodworking and architecture firm, the display cases at the very center of the new Magnes facility will be used to highlight thematic selections from the permanent

The Magnes Effect: Five Decades of Collecting

On view: 
Sunday, January 22, 2012 - Friday, June 29, 2012

In its first five decades The Magnes has made a global impact on Jewish culture through pioneering collecting practices and communal activism.

Dissolving Localities | Berkeley Jerusalem

A multimedia project by Emmanuel Witzthum
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On view: 
Sunday, January 22, 2012 - Friday, June 29, 2012

Emmanuel Witzthum’s multimedia project, Dissolving Localities, has focused for the last several years on the layers that compose the city of Jerusalem.

Gained in Translation: Jews, Germany, California circa 1849

On view: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - Monday, July 4, 2011

Inaugural exhibition of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life