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News about The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. Learn about exhibitions, programs and events, collection highlights, and read Confluence, the Magnes newsletter. 

The Magnes Celebrates the Opening of "From Mendelssohn To Mendelssohn"

The Magnes held its opening night reception of From Mendelssohn To Mendelssohn: German-Jewish Encounters in Art, Music and Material Culture on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. The opening was attended by more than 300 Magnes supporters, community members and students and professors from the University of California, Berkeley.

PopUp Exhibition Series: Spring 2016 Program

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.

A Constellation of Conversations: Magnes PopUp Exhibition Series in the Blog of the Townsend Center, UC Berkeley

This year, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life(2121 Allston Way) launched a series of informative Wednesday noontime lectures involving members of the extended Bay Area academic community. These “PopUp Exhibitions” are one of the newest additions to the Magnes’s programs for the Berkeley academic community and the public at large.

PopUp Lunchtime Exhibitions at The Magnes

Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests will 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 will 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.