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Exhibition Opening | In Plain Sight: Jewish Arts and Lives in the Muslim World

Sep 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

In Plain Sight

Join the Magnes and Berkeley Arts and Humanities for the opening celebration of In Plain Sight: Jewish Arts and Lives in the Muslim World, the Magnes’s newest exhibition.

Co-curated by Magnes Curator Dr. Francesco Spagnolo and scholar of Islamic art Dr. Qamar Adamjee, In Plain Sight: Jewish Arts and Lives in the Muslim World showcases artworks and objects from the museum’s permanent collection that challenge simplistic historical dualities and provide evidence of intentional creative engagement among Muslim and Jewish artists and craftspeople.

Program features an exhibition introduction and discussion between the co-curators. followed by middle-eastern refreshments and music

Thursday, September 5, 2024

In person at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

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The Magnes’s programs and exhibitions are supported by our community. Click here to make a suggested donation of $15 per adult.

If you have any questions about accessibility or require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact us at magnes@berkeley.edu or call us at (510) 643-2526 with as much advance notice as possible.

About Qamar Adamjee
Dr. Qamar Adamjee is an art historian of the Islamic world and the Indian subcontinent. Formerly an Associate Curator of South Asian and Islamic art at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Dr. Adamjee began her career in the Islamic Art department at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and has recently returned to the Met as Provenance Researcher in the Asian Art department.

About Francesco Spagnolo
Francesco Spagnolo is the Curator of the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. He is also an Associate Adjunct Professor in UC Berkeley’s Department of Music and Center for Jewish Studies, and is affiliated with the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, the Institute for European Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Religious Diversity Cluster of the Haas Institute.

Image at top: Ira Nowinski, Karaite synagogue, Cairo, Egypt, 1985. Gift of the artist. Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, UC Berkeley, 85.49.8 © Ira Nowinski/Stanford Libraries.


Sep 5
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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