PopUp Exhibition | Jonathan Sheehan

Wed, Nov 19, 2014 4:00am to 5:00am
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

The Magnes Collection warmly welcomes Professor Jonathan Sheehan to its weekly series of PopUp Lunchtime Exhibitions. Professor Sheehan is a historian of Early Modern Europe, with particular interest in Judaeo-Christian relations. He is the author of The Enlightenment Bible: Translation, Scholarship, Culture (Princeton University Press, 2005), which whon the 2005 George L. Mosse Prize from the American Historical Association. Professor Sheehan will speak about a map of the Promised Land (1595) by Abraham Ortelius, which was gifted to The Magnes.


About the PopUp Exhibition Series

Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. One speaker and one object at the time, these “flash” exhibitions include the opportunity to view the art and artifacts discussed intimately and up close. 

Bring your own lunch, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and take part in an exciting learning program, free and open to the public. Close-up view of collections included. 


The Magnes Auditorium
2121 Allston Way, Wednesdays Noon-1 pm
Presentation begins promptly at 12:15 pm

1, 8, 15, 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26; December 3, 10, 17 

Check The Magnes calendar and our Facebook page for updates

Co-presented with The Jewish Federation of the East Bay


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