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Welcome to The Magnes!

July 16, 2016

Exhibitions, Programs, and 17,000 Objects from Around the World

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life was established in 2010 following the transfer of the Judah L. Magnes Museum to the University of California, Berkeley. Its remarkably diverse archive, library and museum holdings include art, objects, texts, music, and historical documents about the Jews in the Global Diaspora and the American West. As one of the world’s preeminent Jewish collections in a university setting, it provides highly innovative and accessible resources to both researchers and the general public. The holdings of The Magnes continue to grow. In 2017, The Magnes established the Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection, and in 2018 it received the gift of the Roman Vishniac Archive

You can use this website to get information about how to visit our facility to view our exhibitions and conduct research, find out about our programs, or take a look at the calendar on our home page.

You may also want to learn about our collections and their locations on the UC Berkeley Campus, search our online database, or visit us online with our digital programs.

You can always contact us by phone, email, and on the web. Please make sure to click the button below and stay in touch via Facebook and other social media

The annual exhibition schedule follows UC Berkeley’s Academic Calendar, with openings in the Fall and Spring semesters of each year. Weekly gallery opening hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11AM-4PM.

The galleries remain closed to the public during Winter and Summer breaks. During these times, The Magnes is open to researchers on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week, by appointment. 

For more information about opening days and events, check our exhibitions and programs pages. For further information about collection access, refer to the Collection Services Page.

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