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
FALL SCHEDULE 2014
October 1, 8, 15, 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26; December 3, 10, 17
Co-presented with The Jewish Federation of the East Bay