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PopUp Exhibition | Daniel Schifrin on Chess & Jewish Literature

Mar 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Daniel Schifrin’s fiction and essays have appeared, among other places, in McSweeney’s, the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Westwind/UCLA’s Journal of the Arts, Jet Fuel Review, and em. He has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, writer-in-residence at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, and a co-curator for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art exhibition “Beyond Belief.” He has finished his first novel, a comedy about chess, opera and orthodontia, and a collection of short stories. His presentation will focus on the game of chess represented in Moritz Oppenheim’s painting, Lavater and Lessing Visit Moses Mendelssohn, currently on display at The Magnes.


Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, From Mendelssohn To Mendelssohn.



About the PopUp Exhibition Series

Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. One speaker and one object at the time, these “flash” exhibitions include the opportunity to view the art and artifacts discussed intimately and up close.

Bring your own lunch, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and take part in an exciting learning program, free and open to the public. Close-up view of collections included.

The Magnes Auditorium
2121 Allston Way, Wednesdays Noon-1 pm
Presentation begins promptly at 12:15 pm


February 10, 17, 24; March 2, 9, 16, 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27

No lectures on March 23rd (Spring Recess) and May 4 (Yom Ha-Shoah)

Check The Magnes calendar and our Facebook page for updates


Mar 16, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The Magnes Collection of Jewish Life and Art
2121 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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