A message from Director John Efron

A message from Director John Efron

In early May, members of the Magnes community gathered for a multi-screen display of Roman Vishniac photographs and an all-day virtual symposium of panels, discussions, and conversation entitled “Roman Vishniac. In Focus, 1922–2022.” Your support made this event...
Focusing on Vishniac

Focusing on Vishniac

The inaugural 2-day event Roman Vishniac. In Focus: 1922-2022 Open House and Symposium celebrating the Roman Vishniac Archive was a huge success! Both an in-person Open House and a virtual Symposium, The Magnes and UC Berkeley’s Center for Jewish Studies shared...
Vishniac’s Ukraine

Vishniac’s Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is the latest development in the long and turbulent history of the “borderland” between the east and west, a complex history that includes significant moments in Jewish life, art, and culture.  “We at The Magnes Collection of...
The Magnes receives $1 million grant

The Magnes receives $1 million grant

BERKELEY — The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California, Berkeley has been awarded a $1M gift in February of 2022.  “I am elated!” said John Efron, Esther and Jacques Reutlinger Faculty Director of The Magnes Collection...