Fall Exhibition Opening: I-Tal-Yah: An Island of Divine Dew Italian Crossroads in Jewish Culture

When: 
Tue, Sep 06, 2016 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life cordially invites you to an opening reception for

I-Tal-Yah: An Island of Divine Dew
Italian Crossroads in Jewish Culture

An exhibition marking the 500th Anniversary of the founding of the Venice Ghetto (1516)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 5 pm
2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

 

Never before the creation of the State of Israel did Jews of so many origins live together, and in such a stimulating environment, as they did in the land they soon started calling in Hebrew i-tal-yah, an “Island of Divine Dew”.  

M. Daniel Passigli, Ketubbah (marriage contract), Siena, 1816, Siegfried S. Strauss Collection, 67.1.6.6

 

 Opening Remarks

George Breslauer, Faculty Director, The Magnes

Paolo Barlera, Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco

 500 Years from the Venice Ghetto

John Efron, Koret Professor of Jewish History & Francesco Spagnolo, Curator of The Magnes

Ars Minerva: Music from 17th-Century Venice

Céline Ricci, mezzo-soprano & Derek Tam, Harpsichord

 

Free and open to the public

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Partners

The program is presented in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco and the Program for the Study of Italy, UC Berkeley

Program Information