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The Magnes Open House

Jan 22, 2012 @ 4:00 am - 8:00 am


The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life is opening the doors of its new facility. See the new home of The Magnes. View the opening exhibitions and the exciting glass wall open storage. Learn about the role of the Magnes at UC Berkeley. Meet curators, artists, and staff.

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
The Magnes Effect
The Magnes Effect:
Five Decades of Collecting

Charles Michael Gallery
A look back at the legacy of The Magnes.
Case Studies
Case Study 1:
Shaken, Not Stirred

Exhibition Cases
Art and artifacts
re-discovered by curators during the move of The Magnes.

January 22, 2012 12pm-4pm

12:00  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Honoring Deborah Kirshman and Frances DinkelspielThe Magnes Leadership Council
Proclamation by Tom Bates,
Mayor of the City of Berkeley
Performance by Cal Marching Band 

12:30 Kol Hadov
Cal Student a Cappella

Gather/Back to Earth’s organic treats

1:00   Za’atar
A spicy Mizrahi ensemble

Cancun’s eclectic salsa bar

2:00  Veretski Pass
Music from the Carpathian Bow

Saturn Café’s famous veggie fries

3:00  Octopretzel
Family Musical Hour

Café Panini’s mouth watering cookies

Dissolving Localities
Dissolving Localities:
Berkeley Jerusalem

Main Gallery
Multimedia project by Israeli artist and composer Emmanuel Witzthum.
Gale Antokal
Gale Antokal: The Spill
Main Lobby
A new digital film by a Berkeley-based artist.



Jan 22, 2012
4:00 am - 8:00 am
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The Magnes Collection of Jewish Life and Art
2121 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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