Opening Reception | From the Photographer's Archive: Roman Vishniac & The Power of Attention: Magic & Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

Tue, Feb 07, 2017 5:00pm to 7:00pm
2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
cordially invites you to an opening reception for
its two new exhibitions

From the Photographer's Archive: Roman Vishniac 
The Power of Attention: Magic & Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 5 pm
2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Roman Vishniac, [Sisters Marion, Renate, and Karen Gumprecht, refugees assisted by the National Refugee Service (NRS)
and Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), shortly after their arrival in the United States, Central Park, New York], 1941, 2016.6.13
Photo credit: © Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography
Opening Remarks

George Breslauer, Faculty Director, The Magnes
The Power of Attention
Greg Niemeyer, Professor of Art Practice 

Moses Libitzky, a leader in the Jewish community and a Magnes supporter.
The Future of the Archive

Mrs. Mara Vishniac Kohn
, Collector, donor, and daughter of photographer Roman Vishniac
in conversation with Magnes curators 
Francesco Spagnolo & Zoe Lewin

Free and open to the public | RSVP at by Thursday February 2, 2017


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