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Press Releases Archive 

What is The Magnes? Launch Campaign 2012

The staff of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life collaborated with The Hive Advertising in San Francisco to create an ad campaign for the launch of its new facility in 2012.

Many images of the holdings of The Magnes Collection were included in the ads, in thought-provoking juxtapositions that accompany newly created taglines which highlight the innovative elements of the new Magnes facility and program at UC Berkeley.

A Voice Silenced – 05.24.2004

BERKELEY – The Judah L. Magnes Museum is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition, A Voice Silenced, curated and organized by Diane Neumaier. The exhibit, co-sponsored by  The Holocaust Center of Northern California, will be on display in the museum's Reutlinger Gallery from May 24 - September 19, 2004. 

Acting Out: Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore – 04.05.2005

Berkeley, CA – Acting Out: Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore is the first exhibition to examine the work of Claude Cahun (born Lucy Schwob) in the context of her lifelong partnership and collaboration with Marcel Moore (born Suzanne Malherbe). The philosophical, political, and aesthetic implications of these artists' partnership permeate everything produced by the couple.

The People and the Book – 01.03.2005

Paintings and rare books from the Magnes collections on view January 24 through July 3, 2005 

Berkeley, CA – As part of the Judah L. Magnes' effort to highlight the encyclopedic nature of the museum's holdings, the Magnes is please to announce the opening on January 24 of The People and The Book: Paintings and Rare Books from the Museum's Collection. Works dating from the 19th to the 20th century depict scholars and common folk, traditional and secular figures, solemn and humorous characters, men, women and children. All are people of the book. Recent Art from Israel at the Magnes – 02.05.2008

Berkeley CA – The Magnes presents, a survey of recent work by over 20 contemporary Israeli artists, including Barry Frydlender, Ori Gersht, Sigalit Landau, Adi Nes, Michal Rovner, and Yehudit Sasportas.

On loan from important private Bay Area collections, the paintings, photographs, and media art in the exhibition demonstrate the progressive and international scope of Israeli art today.