The Magnes welcomes Professor Naomi Seidman, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, to its weekly series of PopUp Exhibitions! Professor Seidman is an expert on Yiddish literature, the poetics and politics of translation and the literature of the Haskalah (Jewish Enlightenment). She earned her doctorate at Berkeley in 1993 and has been teaching at the GTU since 1995. Professor Seidman will discuss a detailed and elaborate family tree preserved in the Reichel Family Papers at the Magnes Collection. The Reichels were a Bohemian Jewish family of merchants, whose lineage can be traced from the 1620s through the 1880s. Looking closely at this example of family history, Professor Seidman will discuss the representations of lineage in Jewish and non-Jewish documents and the meaning of lineage for Jewish family and communal life.
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
SPRING SCHEDULE 2015
January 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4, 11, 18; April 1, 15, 22, 29; May 6.
No lecture on March 25th (Spring Break) and April 8th (Passover).
Check The Magnes calendar and our Facebook page for updates