The Magnes is extremely pleased to welcome John Efron, Koret Professor of Jewish History at Berkeley, to its series of weekly popup lunchtime exhibits. Professor Efron is a specialist in German-Jewish history and his book, German Jewry and the Allure of the Sephardic will be published by Princeton University Press in the Fall. Professor Efron will speak about Moritz Daniel Oppenheim’s depiction of an imaginary meeting between the scholar Moses Mendelsohn (1729-1786), the playwright Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729-1781) and the theologian Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801) in Berlin (1763).
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, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26; December 3, 10, 17
Check The Magnes calendar and our Facebook page for updates
Co-presented with The Jewish Federation of the East Bay