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The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo


1/23/2018 to 12/14/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

A selection from the over fifty manuscripts collected by The Magnes in Cairo, Egypt, during an expedition led by the museum’s founder, Seymour Fromer, in 1971. At the time, the aim of The Magnes was to salvage unique documents during a period of great turmoil in the Middle East.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)

High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)


1/23/2018 to 6/29/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

This exhibition presents a selection from the over one hundred “show-card” posters printed by the Firschein Press, a small business operated by East European Jewish immigrants, that served local Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Brooklyn for the better half of the 20th century. Oscar Firschein brought the posters to California once the Press ceased its activities. He and his wife, Theda, donated them to The Magnes in 2017.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Case Study No. 8
1/23/2018 to 6/29/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they were able to bring to Berkeley art and material culture from North Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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Jewish Songlines: Charting & Chanting the Moroccan Diaspora

Jewish Songlines: Charting & Chanting the Moroccan Diaspora

A presentation by Samuel R. Torjman Thomas
Tue, Jan 23, 2018 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Free and open to the public

Location: 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

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The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo


1/23/2018 to 12/14/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

A selection from the over fifty manuscripts collected by The Magnes in Cairo, Egypt, during an expedition led by the museum’s founder, Seymour Fromer, in 1971. At the time, the aim of The Magnes was to salvage unique documents during a period of great turmoil in the Middle East.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Read More

 
 
High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)

High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)


1/23/2018 to 6/29/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

This exhibition presents a selection from the over one hundred “show-card” posters printed by the Firschein Press, a small business operated by East European Jewish immigrants, that served local Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Brooklyn for the better half of the 20th century. Oscar Firschein brought the posters to California once the Press ceased its activities. He and his wife, Theda, donated them to The Magnes in 2017.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Case Study No. 8
1/23/2018 to 6/29/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they were able to bring to Berkeley art and material culture from North Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo


1/23/2018 to 12/14/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

A selection from the over fifty manuscripts collected by The Magnes in Cairo, Egypt, during an expedition led by the museum’s founder, Seymour Fromer, in 1971. At the time, the aim of The Magnes was to salvage unique documents during a period of great turmoil in the Middle East.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Read More

 
 
High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)

High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)


1/23/2018 to 6/29/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

This exhibition presents a selection from the over one hundred “show-card” posters printed by the Firschein Press, a small business operated by East European Jewish immigrants, that served local Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Brooklyn for the better half of the 20th century. Oscar Firschein brought the posters to California once the Press ceased its activities. He and his wife, Theda, donated them to The Magnes in 2017.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Read More

 
 
The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Case Study No. 8
1/23/2018 to 6/29/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they were able to bring to Berkeley art and material culture from North Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Read More

 
 
The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo


1/23/2018 to 12/14/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

A selection from the over fifty manuscripts collected by The Magnes in Cairo, Egypt, during an expedition led by the museum’s founder, Seymour Fromer, in 1971. At the time, the aim of The Magnes was to salvage unique documents during a period of great turmoil in the Middle East.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Read More

 
 
High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)

High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)


1/23/2018 to 6/29/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

This exhibition presents a selection from the over one hundred “show-card” posters printed by the Firschein Press, a small business operated by East European Jewish immigrants, that served local Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Brooklyn for the better half of the 20th century. Oscar Firschein brought the posters to California once the Press ceased its activities. He and his wife, Theda, donated them to The Magnes in 2017.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Read More

 
 
The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Case Study No. 8
1/23/2018 to 6/29/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they were able to bring to Berkeley art and material culture from North Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Read More

 
 
The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo


1/23/2018 to 12/14/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

A selection from the over fifty manuscripts collected by The Magnes in Cairo, Egypt, during an expedition led by the museum’s founder, Seymour Fromer, in 1971. At the time, the aim of The Magnes was to salvage unique documents during a period of great turmoil in the Middle East.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Read More

 
 
High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)

High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)


1/23/2018 to 6/29/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

This exhibition presents a selection from the over one hundred “show-card” posters printed by the Firschein Press, a small business operated by East European Jewish immigrants, that served local Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Brooklyn for the better half of the 20th century. Oscar Firschein brought the posters to California once the Press ceased its activities. He and his wife, Theda, donated them to The Magnes in 2017.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Read More

 
 
The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Case Study No. 8
1/23/2018 to 6/29/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they were able to bring to Berkeley art and material culture from North Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo


1/23/2018 to 12/14/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

A selection from the over fifty manuscripts collected by The Magnes in Cairo, Egypt, during an expedition led by the museum’s founder, Seymour Fromer, in 1971. At the time, the aim of The Magnes was to salvage unique documents during a period of great turmoil in the Middle East.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Read More

 
 
High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)

High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)


1/23/2018 to 6/29/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

This exhibition presents a selection from the over one hundred “show-card” posters printed by the Firschein Press, a small business operated by East European Jewish immigrants, that served local Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Brooklyn for the better half of the 20th century. Oscar Firschein brought the posters to California once the Press ceased its activities. He and his wife, Theda, donated them to The Magnes in 2017.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Read More

 
 
The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Case Study No. 8
1/23/2018 to 6/29/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they were able to bring to Berkeley art and material culture from North Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Read More

 
 
The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo


1/23/2018 to 12/14/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

A selection from the over fifty manuscripts collected by The Magnes in Cairo, Egypt, during an expedition led by the museum’s founder, Seymour Fromer, in 1971. At the time, the aim of The Magnes was to salvage unique documents during a period of great turmoil in the Middle East.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Read More

 
 
High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)

High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)


1/23/2018 to 6/29/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

This exhibition presents a selection from the over one hundred “show-card” posters printed by the Firschein Press, a small business operated by East European Jewish immigrants, that served local Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Brooklyn for the better half of the 20th century. Oscar Firschein brought the posters to California once the Press ceased its activities. He and his wife, Theda, donated them to The Magnes in 2017.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Read More

 
 
The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Case Study No. 8
1/23/2018 to 6/29/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they were able to bring to Berkeley art and material culture from North Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Read More

 
 
The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo


1/23/2018 to 12/14/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

A selection from the over fifty manuscripts collected by The Magnes in Cairo, Egypt, during an expedition led by the museum’s founder, Seymour Fromer, in 1971. At the time, the aim of The Magnes was to salvage unique documents during a period of great turmoil in the Middle East.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Read More

 
 
High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)

High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)


1/23/2018 to 6/29/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

This exhibition presents a selection from the over one hundred “show-card” posters printed by the Firschein Press, a small business operated by East European Jewish immigrants, that served local Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Brooklyn for the better half of the 20th century. Oscar Firschein brought the posters to California once the Press ceased its activities. He and his wife, Theda, donated them to The Magnes in 2017.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Read More

 
 
The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Case Study No. 8
1/23/2018 to 6/29/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they were able to bring to Berkeley art and material culture from North Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Read More

 
 
The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo


1/23/2018 to 12/14/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

A selection from the over fifty manuscripts collected by The Magnes in Cairo, Egypt, during an expedition led by the museum’s founder, Seymour Fromer, in 1971. At the time, the aim of The Magnes was to salvage unique documents during a period of great turmoil in the Middle East.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Read More

 
 
High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)

High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)


1/23/2018 to 6/29/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

This exhibition presents a selection from the over one hundred “show-card” posters printed by the Firschein Press, a small business operated by East European Jewish immigrants, that served local Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Brooklyn for the better half of the 20th century. Oscar Firschein brought the posters to California once the Press ceased its activities. He and his wife, Theda, donated them to The Magnes in 2017.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Read More

 
 
The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Case Study No. 8
1/23/2018 to 6/29/2018

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they were able to bring to Berkeley art and material culture from North Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent.

Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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Opening Reception l High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press & The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

Opening Reception l High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press & The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo


Wed, Jan 31, 2018 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life cordially invites you to an opening reception for its two new exhibitions:

High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press, Brooklyn, NY, 1920–1974 
&
The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo 

OPENING REMARKS
George Breslauer, Faculty Director, The Magnes
Francesco Spagnolo, Curator, The Magnes

Location: 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

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