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One Year Ago: Seymour Fromer (1922-2009)

Today marks the first year since the passing of the Magnes Museum founder, Seymour Fromer.  All of us at the Magnes are reaching out to Seymour’s widow, Rebecca Fromer, his daughter Mira Amiras, and their family. The last twelve months brought many changes to the collection Seymour started in 1962. The projects Seymour was so [...]

Jews of the Fillmore Opening Celebration

Jewish Standard Time did not apply to the Jews of the Fillmore opening celebration. Guests excitedly entered the Jazz Heritage Center before its officially posted time, perusing through the exhibition while greeting friends. After settling in, some guests opted to take the Guide by Cell tour, walking around the neighborhood on the particularly balmy afternoon, [...]

Shahrokh Yadegari, Ann Hamilton’s Tower and Oliver Ranch

The day began with the usual stress of an event manager – trying to make sure that the day is starting out well for our 50-plus guests, and that the day can continue to unfold as though it was all effortless. Even as we arrived at Oliver Ranch and began to get a glimpse of [...]

Holocaust Remembrance at the Magnes: The Value of Time

For living men, the units of time always have a value, which increases in ratio to the strength of the internal resources of the person living through them; but for us, hours, days, months spilled out sluggishly from the future into the past, always too slowly, a valueless and superfluous material, of which we sought [...]

Another Successful Magnes Event

We all gathered in the large and dimly lit auditorium at Harold Way, which really added to the ambiance and theme for the evening. At one point the animation was synced up to the WINDOWS, which gave me the goosebumps, and stopped my colleague and I in our tracks, and we couldn’t help but stare. Similar to what I believe a real sighting might feel like. Afterward, Michael Caplan came up to me and admitted how powerful the evening was…I suspect Ghosts gave us all the goosebumps.