Exhibitions at The Magnes

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

On Display at The Magnes

The Magnes is closed for the summer and will reopen on Tuesday, August 29, 2023.

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 Twilight: Ori Sherman's Creation

In Twilight: Ori Sherman’s Creation

Jan 17, 2023 - May 11, 2023

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Time Capsules

Time Capsules. The Magnes: 10 Years at UC Berkeley

Jan 17, 2023 - May 11, 2023

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

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

Jan 17, 2023 - May 11, 2023

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In Real Times artwork mosaic

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.

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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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