Spring 2019 Opening Reception | Memory Objects and the Vishniac Archive

Tue, Mar 05, 2019 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 the new exhibition, Memory Objects: Judaica Collections, Global Migrations


and to celebrate the gift of the Roman Vishniac Archive

Doors open at 5 pm



Opening Remarks
George Breslauer, Faculty Director, The Magnes
Francesco Spagnolo, Curator, The Magnes

Honoring Mara Vishniac Kohn

Naomi Schiff and Prof. Benjamin Schiff

Grandchildren of Roman VIshniac (1897-1990) and children of Mara Vishniac Kohn (1926-2018)


Tom Freudenheim

Collecting Jewish Objects in Times of Crisis

After serving as curator at the Jewish Museum in New York and Assistant Director of the University Art Museum in Berkeley, Tom Freudenheim (Germany, 1937) went on to prominent positions at prominent cultural heritage institutions worldwide, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, the Jewish Museum Berlin, and the Gilbert Collection in London

Free and open to the public | RSVP at bit.ly/magnesspring19 by 2.22.2019


This program was made possible in partnership with the following institutions/thanks to the following donors:

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