The Magnes Open House

A Day of Celebration of The New Magnes Home in Downtown Berkeley
Sun, Jan 22, 2012 4:00am to 8:00am
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life is opening the doors of its new facility. See the new home of The Magnes. View the opening exhibitions and the exciting glass wall open storage. Learn about the role of the Magnes at UC Berkeley. Meet curators, artists, and staff.

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
The Magnes Effect
The Magnes Effect:
Five Decades of Collecting

Charles Michael Gallery
A look back at the legacy of The Magnes. 
Case Studies
Case Study 1:
Shaken, Not Stirred

Exhibition Cases
Art and artifacts
re-discovered by curators during the move of The Magnes. 

January 22, 2012 12pm-4pm

12:00  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Honoring Deborah Kirshman and Frances DinkelspielThe Magnes Leadership Council
 Proclamation by Tom Bates,  
Mayor of the City of Berkeley       
Performance by Cal Marching Band 

12:30 Kol Hadov 
Cal Student a Cappella

Gather/Back to Earth’s organic treats
1:00   Za’atar 
A spicy Mizrahi ensemble

Cancun’s eclectic salsa bar
2:00  Veretski Pass 
Music from the Carpathian Bow

Saturn Café’s famous veggie fries
3:00  Octopretzel 
Family Musical Hour
Café Panini’s mouth watering cookies

Dissolving Localities
Dissolving Localities: 
Berkeley Jerusalem

Main Gallery
Multimedia project by Israeli artist and composer Emmanuel Witzthum.
Gale Antokal
Gale Antokal: The Spill
Main Lobby
A new digital film by a Berkeley-based artist.


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