The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life cordially invites you to an opening reception for
I-Tal-Yah: An Island of Divine Dew
Italian Crossroads in Jewish Culture
An exhibition marking the 500th Anniversary of the founding of the Venice Ghetto (1516)
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 5 pm
2121 Allston Way, Berkeley
Never before the creation of the State of Israel did Jews of so many origins live together, and in such a stimulating environment, as they did in the land they soon started calling in Hebrew i-tal-yah, an “Island of Divine Dew”.
M. Daniel Passigli, Ketubbah (marriage contract), Siena, 1816, Siegfried S. Strauss Collection, 188.8.131.52
George Breslauer, Faculty Director, The Magnes
Paolo Barlera, Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco
500 Years from the Venice Ghetto
John Efron, Koret Professor of Jewish History & Francesco Spagnolo, Curator of The Magnes
Ars Minerva: Music from 17th-Century Venice
Céline Ricci, mezzo-soprano & Derek Tam, Harpsichord
Free and open to the public
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