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MAGIC SPELLS | A Final Meeting with Victoria Hanna, Francesco Spagnolo and the Students in the UC Berkeley Course, “Jewish Nightlife”
When: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Free and Open to the Public
Join Schusterman Visiting Artist Victoria Hanna, Professor Francesco Spagnolo, and the students in his UC Berkeley course, Jewish Nightlife, for a final presentation of their work.
On View: Aug 29, 2017 to Jun 29, 2018
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.