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Magnes exhibition explores intellectual migration from fascist Europe and rise of Nazism to Berkeley
By Kathleen Maclay, Media Relations | February 4, 2014
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.
Frances Dinkelspiel describes the establishment of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at The Bancroft Library in the Fall 2010 edition of Bancroftiana, Newsletter of the Friends of The Bancroft Library.
On View October 2, 2005 – February 27, 2005
Sephardic Horizons: on view August 30 through July 15, 2005
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.
Berkeley, CA – Houses and Housings: Portability in Jewish Faith and Culture, an exhibition composed of objects drawn from the Magnes permanent collections, opens on August 29, 2005.
Berkeley, CA – CASE STUDY: Emanu-El Sisterhood for Personal Service, an exhibition from the Western Jewish History Center collections, opens on August 29, 2005.
The history of the Emanu-El Sisterhood for Personal Service reflects the broader history of changing social roles for California women in the twentieth century.
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.
Berkeley, CA – Monday, March 21, marks the opening of Naomie Kremer's multi-media exhibition Shtetl at the Magnes. Included in Shtetlis Kremer's digital animation film, also titled Shtetl, which will be shown on continuous loop, and a group of Kremer's contour drawings merged with Roman Vishniac's black and white photographs.
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.
On view November 15, 2004 – March 20, 2005
The University of California, Berkeley, announced today the gift of the collections of the Judah L. Magnes Museum, which will become The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at The Bancroft Library.
Members of the media, bloggers and other online content providers are invited to use the images featured here to represent The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley.
Berkeley CA – The Magnes presents @60.art.israel.world, 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.
Berkeley, CA - Continuing a centuries-old dialogue between Jewish and Islamic musical traditions, guest curator Lawrence Rinder stages a multichannel sound installation incorporating a new musical composition by Shahrokh Yadegari, presented by the Judah L. Magnes Museum as part of its REVISIONS series, from September 10, 2007, through July 6, 2008.
Berkeley, CA – Mayer Kirshenblatt, now 91 years old, first picked up an artist's brush at the age of 74. They Called Me Mayer July, the first major exhibition of Mayer's work in the United States will premier at the Judah L. Magnes Museum on September 9, 2007 with a special program and book signing with the artist. The exhibition, curated by Alla Efimova, chief curator at the Magnes, will remain on view through January 13, 2008.
Berkeley, CA - The Judah L. Magnes Museum presents San Francisco artist Ira Nowinski's Studio Man Ray from March 5 through August 5, 2007. This collection of photographs, exhibited for the first time, represents a unique, personal vision of Man Ray's studio and is published as a book by Nazraeli Press as The Studio of Man Ray (2006).
Berkeley, CA - San Francisco-based artist Amy Berk uses Jewish ceremonial textiles in the Magnes collection as inspiration for an installation of reappropriated, hand-sewn wall pieces that reflect her interest in feminism, Minimalism, and Jewish visual culture. Recoverings opens on February 5, 2007.