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's Archive for June, 2016

Power of Attention: Shiviti Manuscripts at The Magnes

Over the course of this year, our Magnes Graduate Fellow, Yosef Rosen, in collaboration with our former Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) student, Zoe Lewin, worked extensively with The Magnes’s shiviti manuscript collection. The fruits of their research and labor will be featured in an upcoming exhibition in Spring 2017, appropriately (tentatively) titled “The Power of Attention.” [...]

The Magnes: A Student Manifesto

I am delighted to share an essay by Lauren Cooper. Lauren, who is graduating from UC Berkeley this Spring, with a Major in Comparative Literature, and Minors in Spanish and History, has been involved with Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) that I direct at The Magnes for the last two years. During this time, Lauren [...]

A Constellation of Conversations: PopUp Exhibitions at The Magnes

This year, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life(2121 Allston Way) launched a series of informative Wednesday noontime lectures involving members of the extended Bay Area academic community. These “PopUp Exhibitions” are one of the newest additions to the Magnes’s programs for the Berkeley academic community and the public at large. The PopUp Exhibition Series [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-10-14

New on http://t.co/JZQhDeHd: Camp Kelowa (Huntington Lake) Publicity Book, 1931 http://t.co/q5l20rEw # New on http://t.co/JZQhDeHd: Exhibition Tours http://t.co/E0BO9Mqd # Efrat Ben Zur: TONIGHT @8PM! http://t.co/jSI1ShLT # http://t.co/P6zEq3bd # New on http://t.co/JZQhDeHd: Music @The Magnes: Theodore Bikel http://t.co/OFv9jwF9 # The Magnes Open House is TODAY from 12-4 ! Exhibition tours every hour and musical performances this [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-10-07

Fall Open House on UC Berkeley Homecoming Weekend: Two exciting days of free performances and Magnes exhibition… http://t.co/ZVfdseW3 # Fall Open House on #UCBerkeley Homecoming Weekend: 2 days of free performances & Magnes exhibition tours (October 6-7) http://t.co/Hph99ZYn # Join us TONIGHT for an exciting two part event: Lecture @5:30- Wartime Shanghai: A Microcosm of [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-09-30

Published Music @The Magnes: Efrat Ben Zur | 10.09.2012 on Scribd http://t.co/WlmzEtws #readcast # http://t.co/xkPJB0zk # A free performance of Israeli singer Efrat Ben Zur at The Magnes. Her settings of Emily Dickinson's poems are… http://t.co/O4DOstnS # New on http://t.co/JZQhDeHd: Music @ The Magnes: Efrat Ben Zur http://t.co/rJrbPvzS # Sukkot is near. Take a look [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-09-23

New blog post by Francesco Spagnolo. http://t.co/ZtKTLRqs # Litquake at The Magnes! http://t.co/cWvM3MU2 #

Spanish Work: Translating the Magnes Collection

As if on an “autopilot” of sorts, I have been continuously adapting (and at times, translating) collection information created over the decades at The Magnes from a German-dominated view of Jewish life to a more, how can I say, ecumenical one. (That is to say, one that reflects a more current state of Jewish studies [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-09-16

Oldies but Goodies: Vintage Rosh Hashanah e-cards from The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. Enjoy and… http://t.co/gveweTud #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-09-09

SFJFF @ THE MAGNES | San Francisco Jewish Film Festival http://t.co/6NCoA8Wu # We can hardly wait for our first monthly film screening with The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival ! Join us… http://t.co/aICmNT0L #