Shelter-in-place Extended Through June

Update June 4, 2020: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life remains closed until further notice in compliance with Alameda County’s and the city of Berkeley’s shelter-in-place order. The health and safety of our community is very important to us; our staff are following protocols set by university & municipal authorities to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 through social distancing, telecommuting, etc.

Please visit our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds for daily updates and Flickr for digital access to the Collections. In the meantime, UC Berkeley’s Arts & Humanities Division has created a new space to share live digital content such as conversations, lectures, performances, and presentations. View the schedule here.

In anticipation of your visit when we reopen, explore the following pages for our current exhibitions:

·   In Real Times | Arthur Szyk: Art & Human Rights (1926-1951)

·   An Archive of Archives: Roman Vishniac’s Exhibition History | New York, 1971-72, and 

·   Souvenirs from Utopia: The Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem (1906-1932).