Fall Exhibition Opening | Living by the Book: The Jewish Bible and the Everyday Power of Text

Wed, Sep 09, 2015 10:00am to 12:00pm
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

cordially invites you to an opening reception for

Living by The Book

The Jewish Bible & the Everyday Power of Text


Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 5 pm

2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Jonah and the Whale at the Port of Haifa.jpg
E. Abeshaus (1939–2008), Jonah and the Whale in Haifa Port, 1978, gift of the artist, 94.26.3

George Breslauer, Faculty Director, The Magnes, Opening Remarks

Robert Alter, Emeritus Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, on Writing the Bible  

Peachy Levy, Collector, Santa Monica, on Collecting Biblical Objects  

Francesco Spagnolo, Curator, and Daniel Fisher, Magnes Graduate Fellow, on Living by The Book


Free and open to the public

RSVP at bit.ly/magnesopening2015 by September 6, 2015


Major support for The Magnes comes from the Hellman Foundation, the Koret Foundation, the Magnes Museum Foundation, Taube Philanthropies, the Magnes Leadership Circle, and the The Office of the Chancellor at the University of California, Berkeley.

Research for Living by The Book was made possible in part by funds provided by the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, the Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP), and Digital Humanities at Berkeley.

The curators wish to thank Professor Mauro Perani (University of Bologna, Italy) and John Shepard ( Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library, UC Berkeley) for their assistance.

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