Francesco Spagnolo on Threads of Jewish Life

Fri, May 22, 2020 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Zoom event

Take a lunch break & join Francesco Spagnolo, Curator of the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, University of California, Berkeley, for a presentation on the Contemporary Jewish Museum's current exhibition Threads of Jewish Life: Ritual and Other Textiles from the San Francisco Bay Area. In this virtual program, Spagnolo will explore early Jewish life in San Francisco through the textiles and objects on view in the exhibition, including the mysterious origins of the exhibition's extraordinary Torah ark.

This exhibition draws extensively from the holdings of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (University of California, Berkeley) and showcases a variety of textiles in use by San Francisco Jewish community members during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


Zoom in on Friday 5/22. 

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Image: Challah Cover, German origin, 1859. Linen backing, cotton embroidery floss, and glass and metallic beads. Gift of Congregation Beth Israel-Judea, San Francisco, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, University of California, Berkeley



This program was made possible in partnership with the Contemporary Jewish Museum.

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