Programs

The Magnes educational and public programs include tours, lectures, artist talks and scholarly symposia, as well collaborations with local cultural and performing arts institutions.

Click on "Upcoming Programs" to find information about events taking place at The Magnes in the near future. Be sure to check the calendar!

Programs

MAGIC SPELLS: A Weekly Performance Series Featuring Victoria Hanna and Hebrew Amulets from The Magnes Collection

When: 
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Nov 07, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Dec 05, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Meet Victoria Hanna and watch as she develops MAGIC SPELLS, a new performance repertoire based on Hebrew amulets in The Magnes Collection.

MAGIC SPELLS: A Weekly Performance Series Featuring Victoria Hanna and Hebrew Amulets from The Magnes Collection

When: 
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Nov 07, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Dec 05, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Meet Victoria Hanna and watch as she develops MAGIC SPELLS, a new performance repertoire based on Hebrew amulets in The Magnes Collection.

MAGIC SPELLS: A Weekly Performance Series Featuring Victoria Hanna and Hebrew Amulets from The Magnes Collection

When: 
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Nov 07, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Dec 05, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Meet Victoria Hanna and watch as she develops MAGIC SPELLS, a new performance repertoire based on Hebrew amulets in The Magnes Collection.

MAGIC SPELLS: A Weekly Performance Series Featuring Victoria Hanna and Hebrew Amulets from The Magnes Collection

When: 
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Nov 07, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Dec 05, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Meet Victoria Hanna and watch as she develops MAGIC SPELLS, a new performance repertoire based on Hebrew amulets in The Magnes Collection.

MAGIC SPELLS: A Weekly Performance Series Featuring Victoria Hanna and Hebrew Amulets from The Magnes Collection

When: 
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Nov 07, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Tue, Dec 05, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Meet Victoria Hanna and watch as she develops MAGIC SPELLS, a new performance repertoire based on Hebrew amulets in The Magnes Collection.

Yiddish Song in Early Modern Ashkenaz (c. 1500-1750): Sources, Repertoire, Performance | Lecture by Diana Matut

When: 
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm

The Ashkenazim (Jews of Central and Eastern Europe) have been singing in Yiddish since the Middle Ages. Their historical song repertoires were very different from today's Yiddish songs. Diana Matut's lecture will explore the world of Renaissance and Baroque Yiddish song, and answer a set of specific research questions, such as: What did the Jews of Kraków, Amsterdam, Prague and Frankfurt sing about? Where did their melodies originate, and can they be reconstructed today? Through literary and musical examples, the lecture will also investigate how Jewish and Christian authorities reacted to the texts and melodies of early Yiddish songs, and give a special emphasis to women's singing activities, and female vocal repertoires.

PopUp Exhibition: Agnieszka Ilwicka on Love in the Ruins: Jewish Life in Lower Silesia 1945-1968 in the voice of the oral history

When: 
Wed, May 03, 2017 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Polish-born Yiddishist and oral historian Agnieszka Ilwicka will talk about her research project "Love in the Ruins: Jewish Life in Lower Silesia 1945-1968." After World War II, Lower Silesia was the largest Jewish settlement in Europe.

PopUp Exhibition | Shana Penn: The Politics of Memory: The New Yad Vashem Exhibition at Auschwitz State Museum

When: 
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Shana Penn is executive director of the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture and a visiting scholar at the Graduate Theological Union's Center for Jewish Studies. Her award-winning book, Solidarity’s Secret: The Women Who Defeated Communism in Poland (University of Michigan Press, 2005) examined women’s leadership role in defeating Poland’s communist regime. Presently, Penn is completing a book on the revitalization of Jewish culture in Poland after the fall of Communism.

The 15th Annual City of Berkeley Holocaust Remembrance Day Event

When: 
Sun, Apr 23, 2017 11:30am to 1:00pm
The 15th Annual City of Berkeley Holocaust Remembrance Day Event

Talk l Music l Reception

Honoring Jacob "Yakov" Harari, who will share the riveting story of his family's survival in Poland, along with a musical performance by The Ensemble Bembrillo, featuring Rachel Valfer, Eliyahu Sills, and Dan Cantrell.

This event is free and open to the public.