The Magnes is proud to inaugurate its series of pop-up lunchtime exhibitions with a feature presentation by celebrated author, reporter and longtime Magnes supporter, Frances Dinkelspiel. The exhibition will feature Toby Rosenthal’s painting, Portrait of Two Women at a Piano (San Francisco, 1872), which portrays members of the Dinkelspiel family in 19th-century San Francisco. Rosenthal (1848-1917) is considered the first major Jewish artist active in California.
Frances Dinkelspiel is a reporter and author. In 2008, she wrote Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California. She is also the co-founder of Berkeleyside, a community-based independent news site that won the Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California Excellence in Journalism Award 2013 for Community Journalism.
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
FALL SCHEDULE 2014
October 1, 8, 15, 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26; December 3, 10, 17
Co-presented with The Jewish Federation of the East Bay