<< Tuesday, November 14, 2017 >>

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Cal Alumni Club of Marin Big Game Week Celebration

Social Event | November 14 |  Jason's Restaurant

 300 Drakes Landing Rd, Greenbrae, CA 94904

 Cal Alumni Association, Marin Bears

Big Game Week Celebration! Light appetizers courtesy of the Cal Alumni Club of Marin with a no host bar. All Bears are welcome!
Blue and Gold attire preferred.

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

International Education Week

Special Event | November 13 – 17, 2017 every day | 9 a.m. |  Stephens Hall

 Peter Burt

 Berkeley Study Abroad

International Education Week is November 13-17!

We will be celebrating with a variety of information sessions and events all week long:

Global Bear Festival, Hosted by BIO
Tuesday 11/14. 5:00-8:30 p.m., I-House

Global Internships Info Session
Wednesday 11/15 12:00-1:00, Barrows 126

L&S Breadth Requirements Abroad
Wednesday 11/15 1:30-2:30, 102 Wurster

Non-Traditional...   More >

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Yoga Walk Through the Garden

Workshop | November 14 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

"If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand."
-Buddha

Come join fellow Nature Lovers in a mindful movement class at the UC Botanical Garden. During the 60-minute class, you will get to walk among the garden’s amazing collection, learn breathing techniques to promote health, practice gentle Qigong and yoga exercises at beautiful locations along...   More >

$20, $18 members (Price includes Garden Admission)

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Science and Literacy Playgroup

Meeting | October 31, 2017 – May 15, 2018 every Tuesday with exceptions | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)

 1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

 Chancellor's Community Grant, Trybe Inc.

Have fun and meet other families in West and South Berkeley.
For Children ages 05 and their caregivers.
Free, drop-in, snacks, circle time, arts and crafts and science activities.

Merck Seminar in the Chemical Sciences: Development of Direct C-H Amination Reactions

Seminar | November 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Sukbok Chang, KAIST

 College of Chemistry

Aryl amines are a key synthetic unit widely utilized in organic synthesis, coordination chemistry, materials science and pharmaceutical industry. Current preparative routes to those compounds require either prefunctionalized starting materials or conditions needing external oxidants, thus inevitably generating stoichiometric amounts of side wastes. We have developed a series of direct C-H...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Investor Behavior and Market Dynamics

Seminar | November 14 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: John Arabadjis, State Street

 Center for Risk Management Research

The Market is a consensual hallucination that commands attention by wielding its Invisible Hand. In this talk we will examine the ways that Adam Smith’s 250-year-old appendage makes itself felt – positioning, trading, and hurting herding – and their implications for the investment process.

Genetic dissection of Chlamydia-mediated manipulation of host signaling pathways

Seminar | November 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Raphael H. Valdivia, Duke University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Blood Drive

Special Event | November 14 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, East Pauley Ballroom

 Be Well at Work - Wellness Program

Big Game drive! Competition with Stanford for most pints collected.
Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are sponsored by the American Red Cross (ARC) to provide much needed blood to hospitals throughout the Bay Area.
Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are held once a month. Appointments to donate are encouraged and walk-ins are always welcome. Drives are held at two locations on all dates from 11am-6pm: MLK-...   More >

Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia

Colloquium | November 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Willow Lung-Amam, Assistant Professor, Urban Studies and Planning, University of Maryland, College Park

 Center for Research on Social Change, Dept. of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning

Over the last few decades, California’s Silicon Valley has become not only the world’s technological epicenter, but also one of the fastest growing, and most racially and ethnically diverse regions in the U.S. Spurred by the rise of tech giants like Google and Facebook, the region has attracted diverse, highly-educated immigrants from across the globe, particularly Asia, who have built their new...   More >

Clearing the Clutter: An Overview of the Marketing Analytics Ecosystem

Special Event | November 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  South Hall

 Michael Koved

 Information, School of

A topical overview of the marketing ecosystem and the connectivity between the marketing technology stack, the data utilized, data generated, and useful metrics.

Buying Your First Home (BEUHS341)

Workshop | November 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Patrick Ignacio, Banking Industry Expert

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

California housing markets are constantly changing, and there are overwhelming amounts of information available to the public, making it hard to know where to start. During the most recent housing crisis, financing options also changed (and in some cases disappeared altogether). As a result you may be asking yourself, what programs are available to me and how will they fit my personal situation?...   More >

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Development Lunch: "Demand-driven enforcement of labor law in Bangladesh"

Seminar | November 14 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Laura Boudreau

 Department of Economics

Student seminar series for development economics student in Econ and ARE.

Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

Meeting | October 17 – December 12, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 119 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you an EOP student interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at EOP every Wednesdays 1-3pm this semester. Come learn about different programs offered, study abroad scholarships, how to apply and additional services available.

China’s Hong Kong SAR at 20: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Conference/Symposium | November 14 | 1-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies

Two decades after its transformation from a British colony to become China’s Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong is an arena of tensions punctuated by local-Mainland discord and mutual distrust. Anchored in multidisciplinary approaches with divergent ideo-political perspectives, this half-day seminar engages the Berkeley community with Hong Kong front-liners.

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Caitlin Green, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Mobility Innovators Forum 2017

Conference/Symposium | November 14 | 1-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Brogan BamBrogan, Arrivo Loop; Curtis Lee, Volvo; Forrest Iandola, DeepScale

 John Suh, Hyundai

 The House

Leaders in the mobility industry will convene to discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Panels and talks will cover new forms of mobility, new mobility business models and the infrastructure supporting the mobility ecosystem.

Individuals with a UC Berkeley affiliation can RSVP for free using the promo code GoBears.

Mobility Innovators Forum 2017

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: “Unpacking Global Capital Flows”

Seminar | November 14 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Matteo Maggiori, Harvard University University

 Department of Economics

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | November 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

Discovery, SAR Evolution, and Clinical Evaluation of Adenosine A2A Antagonists for the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

Seminar | November 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Yeon-Hee Lim, Associate Principal Scientist, Merck Research Laboratories

 College of Chemistry

America's Next War and How to Prevent It

Lecture | November 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Dr. Paul Stares, Council on Foreign Relations

 Institute of International Studies

Paul B. Stares is the General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and director of the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. The author or editor of nine books on U.S. security policy and international relations as well as a regular commentator on current affairs, Dr. Stares has worked at leading think tanks and universities in the United States,...   More >

Electronic Resources for Chinese Studies in Social Sciences

Information Session | November 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Susan Xue

 Library

Learn to locate books, articles, data and government documents in electronic format for Chinese Studies in the social sciences.

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Unpacking Global Capital Flows"

Seminar | November 14 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Matteo Maggiori, Harvard University

 Department of Economics

joint with International Trade & Finance

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: The aggregate cost of predictable forecast mistakes

Seminar | November 14 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 David Sraer, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Mirror Symmetry and Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Homological mirror symmetry for the genus 2 curve and its SYZ mirror

Seminar | November 14 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Catherine Cannizzo, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Homological mirror symmetry (HMS) for the genus 2 surface on the symplectic side is known by work of Seidel. Here we consider it on the complex side, and a mirror is constructed following Abouzaid-Auroux-Katzarkov's paper on SYZ for hypersurfaces of toric varieties. We describe the manifolds involved, and discuss progress made towards proving HMS.

Dissertation Talk: Personalized Modeling for Human-Robot Collaborative Manipulation

Seminar | November 14 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 337A Cory Hall

 Aaron Bestick, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

When two humans perform a collaborative manipulation task, they leverage an intuitive understanding of which motions are natural and safe for their interaction partner. Intuition lets human collaborators predict both the feasibility of an action, as well as their partner's ergonomic preference for one feasible action over another. This mutual understanding in human-human teams allows for...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Global quasilinear waves in 1+3 dimensions

Seminar | November 14 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Casey Jao, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will present a classical result, obtained independently by Christodoulou and Klainerman, on the global existence of solutions to certain second order quasilinear wave equations with small data.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: An introduction to a conjecture of Lech

Seminar | November 14 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Craig Huneke, University of Virginia

 Department of Mathematics

Lech wrote a series of three papers in the early 1960s which studied the multiplicity of rings. He paid special attention to the behavior of multiplicity under flat extensions and formulated a simple conjecture which remains unsolved. In some sense, what his conjecture shows is that we do not understand flatness. I will talk about his conjecture and some recent work by Linquan Ma which resolves...   More >

Preparing for Your Study Abroad at UC Berkeley

Information Session | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Are you ready to take advantage of all UC Berkeley has to offer? Hear from International Student Advisors about what to expect upon arrival, what to bring with you, and how to make the most of your EAP experience at UC Berkeley. The experts - current students at UC Berkeley - as well as UCEAP staff will also be present to help answer any questions you may have.

The Troubled Waters of Transformation: Shipyard Labor in East Central Europe from Late to Post Socialism

Lecture | November 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Ulf Brunnbauer, Director, Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, University of Regensburg

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Institute of European Studies

Practitioners of East European labor history are at risk of falling into deep depression. Under state-socialism, industrial workers were apparently let down by regimes that claimed to rule in their name. After the end of communist rule, many workers experienced large-scale dispossession because of deindustrialization and the emerging hegemony of neo-liberalism. In my talk, which is based on the...   More >

From Fly Pushing to Immunotherapeutics: My Journey in Drug Development

Seminar | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 177 Life Sciences Addition

 Hong Wan, Alexo

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Hong Wan, an MCB PhD alum who has worked extensively in biotech and pharma research, will be returning to campus next week to give a career oriented seminar to current grad students and postdocs.

Mode- and state-selective nanoparticle dynamics from correlative light, ultrafast, and magneto-optical imaging

Seminar | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Kenneth Knappenberger, Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University

 College of Chemistry

Correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) is a powerful approach to developing structure-function relationships for nanoscale materials. Our group has developed nonlinear optical (NLO) imaging methods that can be used to pinpoint the location of an optical point source with one-nanometer transverse and ten-nanometer axial localization accuracies. Among the suite of NLO processes,...   More >

Causal Inference in the Age of Big Data: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | November 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Jas Sekhon, Professor of Political Science & Statistics

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Advice Is Cheap: Information Is Not!"

Seminar | November 14 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Curtis Taylor, Duke University

 Department of Economics

joint work with Samuel Häfner of the University of Basel

Share Your Scholarship: Humanities Commons

Workshop | November 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle Hall 117 (Level D)

 Stacy Reardon

 Library

Humanities Commons, a new platform developed by the MLA and other humanities organizations, offers a professional alternative to for-profit academic networking sites like Academia.edu. In this workshop, we'll learn how to make your research available online, develop an academic portfolio, and connect with colleagues at other universities using Humanities Commons.

Author Event with Jennifer Doudna: A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution, Jennifer Doudna

Reading - Nonfiction | November 14 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library

 Dr. Jennifer A. Doudna, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Library, Life & Health Sciences Division

Professor Doudna's new book chronicles the discovery of CRISPR and the ethical questions to come. Join us for a fascinating discussion with Professor Doudna on the timely and important issues explored in her book.

Dr. Jennifer A. Doudna

Global Bears Festival and ISAB Global Games

Special Event | November 14 | 5-8:30 p.m. | International House, Auditorium

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The Berkeley International Office, ASUC, ISAB & ISAC will be putting together the Global Bears Festival to highlight how international education and exchange programs have stimulate deeper cultural understanding in our own community and enriched our campus diversity.

This event is part of the International Education Week (IEW) that is happening during the week of November 13th - 17th this year...   More >

Creative Solutions for Social Innovation: A View from Africa

Lecture | November 14 | 5-7 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room

 Center for African Studies, Center for Social Sector Leadership

Join us for a panel discussion and networking on Creative Solutions for Social Innovation: A View from Africa with three award-winning technology entrepreneurs who are driving social change and impact in Africa. The entrepreneurs, who are recipients of the King Baudouin African Development Prize, will share their innovative solutions to improve the lives of local communities through access to...   More >

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Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Stillman's Question, Solved! (Part 3)

Seminar | November 14 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Justin Chen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We continue the proof of Stillman's question due to Ananyan-Hochster. Using the tools described in Part 2, we show how to obtain "small" bounds for invariants related to free resolutions in commutative algebra, including a strong form of Stillman's question. As time permits, we will also discuss recent work of Erman-Sam-Snowden which extends Ananyan-Hochster's result to obtain Stillman-type...   More >

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Magic Spells: A Weekly Performance Series Featuring Victoria Hanna and Hebrew Amulets from The Magnes Collection

Performing Arts - Other | October 24 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Meet Victoria Hanna and watch as she develops MAGIC SPELLS, a new performance repertoire based on Hebrew amulets in The Magnes Collection.

This series is presented in conjunction with the UC Berkeley course, "Jewish Nightlife: Poetry, Music, and Ritual Performance from Renaissance Italy to Contemporary Israel" (Jewish 121-001, Music 139), taught by Francesco Spagnolo.

During her Fall 2017...   More >

Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Humanities Research (Hosted by UROC: Underrepresented Researchers of Color)

Workshop | November 14 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science), Alexa Aburto (Humanities)

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) and the American Cultures (AC) Center are proud to present Decolonizing Methods in Humanities Research, from our three-part workshop series, Demystifying the Research Process. Humanities research applies to anyone wishing to study human culture and creations – including the arts, literature, policy, and more.

Building Future Food at IndieBio

Information Session | November 14 | 7-8 p.m. | 223 Dwinelle Hall

 Food Science and Technology at Cal

Everyday, food and its associated technologies are moving more and more towards the future. Indie Bio, the world’s largest seed biotech accelerator, addresses future impactful problems by funding companies that can solve them.

Now, you have the chance to take some wisdom from IndieBio co-founder, Ron Shigeta. He has helped build companies such as Ava Winery, Astrona, Clara Foods, EnduraBio,...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

In-Between Places: Korean American Artists in the Bay Area

Exhibit - Painting | September 13 – December 10, 2017 every day |  Mills College Art Museum

 5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94613

 Mills College Art Museum

In-Between Places (사이에 머물다) is the story of Korean American artists and their dreams, featuring new work by: Jung Ran Bae; Sohyung Choi; Kay Kang; Miran Lee; Young June Lew; Nicholas Oh; Younhee Paik; and Minji Sohn.

Street by Minji Sohn, 2016

Jennie Smith: New Drawings

Exhibit - Painting | September 18 – December 15, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

San Francisco artist Jennie Smith infuses her detailed drawings of the natural world with an imaginative sensibility.

Viewing hours are generally Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events and meetings; please call (510) 643-9670 or email in advance to confirm room availability.

The Russian Revolution Centenary: 1917-2017: Politics, Propaganda and People's Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11, 2017 – January 8, 2018 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

This exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Revolution that took place in October of 1917. The exhibition will take place in the Moffitt Library, and it will highlight several print-items from the revolutionary times.

 Access to the Moffitt Undergraduate Library is restricted and you'll need the UC Berkeley/ Cal Card for entry.

Ecocity Berkeley: Thirty Years On: An Exhibit in the Environmental Design Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 15 – December 16, 2017 every day with exceptions | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Library

The 1987 book Ecocity Berkeley: Building Cities for a Healthy Future, inserting “ecocity” into the urban planning lexicon. Using Berkeley as a test bed, Richard Register promoted a new vision for urban development that now has worldwide resonance.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’
cartoons, jokes, and satire throughout the years selected
from their humor magazines and other publications.

The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

Exhibit - Artifacts | July 21 – December 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking a 50th anniversary, Bancroft’s rare and unique collections documenting the 1967 “Summer of Love” are on exhibit in the corridor cases. Presented are images from the Bay Area alternative press, psychedelic rock posters and mailers, documentary photographs of the Haight-Ashbury scene and major rock concerts, and material from the personal papers of author Joan Didion and poet Michael...   More >

¡Viva La Fiesta! Mexican Traditions of Celebration

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – February 1, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, The Bancroft Library Gallery

 Bancroft Library

¡Viva la Fiesta! explores the cycle of traditional religious and
patriotic celebrations that have for centuries marked the
Mexican calendar. The exhibition draws on unique historical
representations of the fiestas and examines their relationship
to communal identities, national politics, religious practices,
and indigenous customs. These original materials, which are
preserved in the...   More >

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they...   More >

Sketching "Fiddler": Set Designs by Mentor Huebner

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The Power of Attention: Magic and Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 29 – December 15, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Created from the early-modern period and into the present, shiviti manuscripts are found in Hebrew prayer books, ritual textiles, and on the walls of synagogues and homes throughout the Jewish diaspora. Wrestling with ways to externalize the presence of God in Jewish life, these documents center upon the graphic representation of God's ineffable four-letter Hebrew name, the Tetragrammaton, and...   More >

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk: The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Auditorium installation of high-resolution images of select collection items.

Acquired by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in 2017 thanks to an unprecedented gift from Taube Philanthropies, the most significant collection of works by Arthur Szyk (Łódź, Poland, 1894 – New Canaan, Connecticut, 1951) is now available to the world in a public institution for the first time as...   More >