Exhibitions at The Magnes

The Power of Attention: Magic and Meditation in Hebrew shiviti Manuscript Art Exhibition (2017)

On Display at The Magnes

The exhibitions of The Magnes rely on its extensive, and ever-growing, holdings of art, books, manuscripts, and material culture. By combining museum practice, research, and instruction, they present to the public the results of engaging collaborative projects led by UC Berkeley faculty, students, visiting scholars, artists, and curators. Exhibitions are presented in conjunction with programs connecting academic life and the public interest.

In Real Times artwork mosaic

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

Sep 1, 2021 - Dec 15, 2021

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Time Capsules. The Magnes: 10 Years at UC Berkeley

Jan 19, 2022 - May 11, 2022

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Vishniac art at The Magnes

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

Jan 19, 2022 - May 11, 2022

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Upcoming

In Twilight: Ori Sherman's Creation

Visiting

Shared History Project

Shared History Project — 1700 Years of Jewish Life on German-speaking Lands

A Leo Baeck Institute Traveling Exhibitiob

Sep 1, 2022 – Sept 30, 2022

 

The Shared History Project explores Jewish history using 58 artifacts from over 50 different archives and museums, which are presented and discussed in historical essays and personal stories written by more than 60 scholars, archivists, and museum experts. From Constantine’s edict to Moses Mendelssohn’s glasses to a pendant found in the ruins of the Sobibór death camp to the Jewish Museum Berlin, these objects illuminate multiple aspects of Jewish life in German lands over the centuries.

Traveling

Madness by Arthur Szyk

In Real Times Exhibition headed to The National WWII Museum

Sep 2022 – May 2023

 

In Real Times. Arthur Szyk: Art & Human Rights, an exhibition created by UC Berkeley’s Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life to showcase the Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection, will be traveling to The National WWII Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate in New Orleans.

Gallery of Favorites

Since its founding in 1962, The Magnes has a history of presenting exhibitions that break new ground in Jewish Studies research, build upon the collaboration between curators and UC Berkeley faculty and students, expand Judaica connoisseurship, introduce under-recognized Jewish artists of the 20th century, and take risks with experimental projects by contemporary artists. Many of its exhibitions draw on selections from its extensive collections, or commissioned works that use the collections as inspiration.

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