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Friday, April 27, 2018

Earth Week 2018

Special Event | April 23 – 27, 2018 every day |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Join the UC Berkeley environmental and sustainability community for an array of activating, inspiring, fun, educational, and celebratory events and programs during Earth Week 2018! Find full details at: serc.berkeley.edu/earth-week-2018

Cal Alumni Association Online Application Reading - TAAP/KASP Scholarships

Miscellaneous | April 27 – May 9, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Online

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association invites you to join us in reading and evaluating scholarship applications virtually for The Achievement Award and the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Programs from April 27th through May 9nd. Our dedicated alumni make these scholarships possible and we thank you for your time!

Virtual application readers will receive all training materials and scholarship...   More >

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cal-alumni-association-online-application-reading-2-taapkasp-tickets-43959034656?aff=email1. Register online

Placing Asia

Conference/Symposium | April 27 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), Suite 510

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Friday April 27, 9 am - 4 pm
Saturday April 28 9:30 am - 1:15 pm

What is Asia? Since the evolution of Area Studies out of its singular post-war focus on defining and understanding alterity, the field has grappled with this central question through an array of analytical frames: the nation-state, identity, culture, belief systems, economies, flows, and connectivity. This conference seeks to...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra seminar: Fixed-point properties for actions on cones and invariant traces on C*-algebras

Seminar | April 27 | 9-10:30 a.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Mikael Rordam, University of Copenhagen

 Department of Mathematics

Nicolas Monod has in a recent paper introduced a new class of groups with the fixed-point property for cones, characterized by always admitting a non-trivial fixed-point whenever they act on cones (under some additional hypothesis). He showed that this class contains all groups of sub-exponential growth and is contained in the class of supramenable groups. (It is not known if these three classes...   More >

Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia

Conference/Symposium | April 27 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA, Asian Institute, University of Toronto

The aim of this conference, jointly organized by the Center for Southeast Asia Studies at UC Berkeley, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at UCLA, and the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto, is to look anew at issues concerning migration and Southeast Asia. Keynote speaker: Anis Hidayah, Migrant Care (Indonesia)

 This event is free and open to the public.

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Quantum correlations, tensor norms, and factorizable quantum channels

Seminar | April 27 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Magdalena Musat, University of Copenhagen

 Department of Mathematics

In joint work with Haagerup, we established in 2015 a reformulation of the Connes embedding problem in terms of an asymptotic property of quantum channels posessing a certain factorizability property, introduced by Anantharaman-Delaroche in the setting of Markov maps between von Neumann algebras. I will discuss new results concerning the class of channels which exactly factor through matrix...   More >

Competence, Performance, and Norms for Religious Credence

Colloquium | April 27 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Neil Van Leeuwen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Hosted by Tania Lombrozo

Education, plasticity and learning: the virtuous cycle between education and neuroscience

Lecture | April 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 Jason D. Yeatman, PhD, Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences, University of Washington

 Department of Psychology

Reading instruction prompts the emergence of neural circuits that are specialized for rapidly translating printed symbols into sound and meaning. Understanding how these circuits differ in children with dyslexia, and change with learning, is an important scientific challenge that holds practical implications for education. In this talk I will present new data linking changes in the white matter...   More >

ISSI Social Change Awards: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize and KIDS FIRST: David L. Kirp Prize Award Ceremony

Special Event | April 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Dr. César A. Cruz, Homies Empowerment and Bridge Fellow-TNTP

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Keynote: "Our Voice/Our Mobilization: The 21-foot Ladder for Life's 20-foot Borders" by Dr. César A. Cruz.

Please join us as we honor Lauren Heidbrink, Elizabeth Clark-Rubio, Rassidatou Konate, Marisa L. Ahmed, Alankrita Dayal, and Yvonne Dorantes.

From marching 76-straight miles, to hunger striking for 26 days, Dr. César Cruz has dedicated his life to fighting for justice. Born in México,...   More >

FREE

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Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program Online Information Session

Information Session | April 27 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Richard Louie, UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this specialized program—with online and classroom courses available—can enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and help prepare you academically for application to certified CLS training programs.

  Register online

Mind in the Gutter: Radically Rethinking Stormwater with Environmental Chemistry: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | April 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Joe Charbonnet, PhD candidate, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: The Best Reciprocal Resonators Make the Best Nonreciprocal Systems

Seminar | April 27 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Sunil Bhave, Purdue University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Circulators are a key building block in next generation microwave systems for Simultaneous Transmit and Receive Radios (STAR) and Quantum Computing. State-of-the-art circulators have a ferro-magnet that breaks reciprocity but is hard to scale down to chip-scale dimensions for integrating with on-chip electronic components. The demand is even more urgent in photonic systems where it is essential...   More >

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Generalized associahedra and cluster algebras

Seminar | April 27 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Melissa Sherman-Bennett, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Ground Penetrating Radar Interpretation

Workshop | April 27 | 1-3 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Scott Byram

 Archaeological Research Facility

This is a GPR interpretation workshop for people with prior experience.

  Make reservations online

GPR Grid Plot

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Materials: Wafer-Scale Synthesis, Exciton Condensation, and Catalysis for Water Splitting: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Prof. Linyou Cao, North Carolina State Univ., MSE / ECE / Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Two-dimensional (2D) transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) materials such as MoS2, WS2, MoSe2, and WSe2 present an attractive semiconductor option at the atomic level. These materials bear great promise to enable the development of novel devices in a variety of technical fields, including information technology, photonics, and clean energy.

In this talk, I will present our latest progress in...   More >

Insurgent Knowledges: A conversation with Damien Sojoyner and Sabina Vaught

Lecture | April 27 | 2-4 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio/117

 Damien Sojoyner, Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine; Sabina E. Vaught, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Education, Tufts University

 American Cultures, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Center for Research on Social Change, Academic Innovation Studio

The authors will discuss their new books and engage the audience in critical questions about race, power, discipline, and the prison and education­al institutions in the United States.

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Hypoelliptic Diffusions with Singular Drift

Seminar | April 27 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kyeongsik Nam, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

It has been known that even when the vector field has no regularity, if ODE is perturbed by non-degenerate Brownian motion, then one can construct a solution. In this talk, we discuss a similar phenomenon when generating Brownian motion is degenerate but hypoelliptic. I will introduce a basic theory of the analysis on Lie groups and how this theory can be applied to prove the probabilistic...   More >

Clark Kerr Garden Open Hours

Tour/Open House | February 2 – May 11, 2018 every Friday | 2:30-4:30 p.m. |  Clark Kerr Campus

 Campus Gardens

The Clark Kerr Garden is managed by Gardener Susanne Weisman along with the Cal Dining Sustainability Team Garden Coordinators and committed volunteers. Clark Kerr contains a culinary garden, an orchard, and continually growing edible landscaping.

Our goal is to be a space where anyone can hang out, pass through, learn something, collaborate, and enjoy food together. We hold skills training...   More >

MENA Salon: Belonging and Exclusion: Mizrahi Communities in Israel

Workshop | April 27 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday in the semester, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies hosts an informal weekly guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Composition Colloquium - Martin Matalon Bloch Lecture: Bloch Lecture 1 - Composing Across Media: The Music of Martín Matalon

Colloquium | April 27 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Born in Buenos Aires in 1958, Martin Matalon received his Bachelor degree in Composition from the Boston Conservatory of Music In 1984, and in 1986 his Master’s degree from the Juilliard School of Music. In 1989, having initiated himself in conducting with Jacques-Louis Monod, he founded Music Mobile, a New York-based ensemble devoted to the contemporary repertoire (1989-96).

Among his awards,...   More >

Infrastructure of the Universe

Film - Feature | April 27 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This program of short films explores how the interweaving of built, natural, and virtual media environments shapes our world.

Muetterties Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry: Chemistry of bismuth in medicine

Seminar | April 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Hongzhe Sun, Department of Chemistry, University of Hong Kong

 College of Chemistry

Bismuth(III) compounds such as bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol®), colloidal bismuth subcitrate (De-Nol®) and ranitidine bismuth citrate (Tritec®, Pylorid®) have long been used in medicine for the treatment of a variety of diseases. Bismuth drugs in combination with antibiotics as a quadruple therapy show excellent successful rate in the eradication of H. pylori even for antibiotic resistance...   More >

Stochastic Modeling of Traffic Dynamics

Lecture | April 27 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Saif Jabari, New York University, Abu Dhabi

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: Stochastic models of traffic flow are used in a variety of applications, e.g., traffic state estimation, travel time reliability, and traffic control. This talk will present techniques used to develop stochastic models. A main source of uncertainty in traffic dynamics is heterogeneity among drivers. This is captured using parametric uncertainty, resulting in stochastic microscopic...   More >

Adriaen van der Donck, A Dutch Rebel in Seventeenth-Century New Netherland

Lecture | April 27 | 5-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Julie van den Hout, San Francisco State University

 Institute of European Studies, BENELUX Studies Program, Department of German

The young legal activist Adriaen van der Donck (1618–1655) is an important yet understudied figure in the Dutch colony of New Netherland (now New York), whose fight to secure the struggling colony made him a controversial but pivotal figure in early America. From his war-torn seventeenth-century childhood and privileged university education in the Dutch Republic, he became embroiled in the New...   More >

The Influence of Immigration on Tourism - The Case of Canada

Colloquium | April 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 221 Kroeber Hall | Note change in location

 Frederic Dimanche, Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Ryerson University

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Tourism Studies Working Group

Over half of all immigrants in Canada settled in three major tourism destinations: Toronto, Vancouver and Montréal. Before the 1980s, Canada was welcoming over half of all immigrants and travellers from Europe and America. Now the share of these immigrants has decreased to under 30% as of 2016 and Asia has become over the years the main source of immigrants (over 48%). Mirroring this trend,...   More >

East Bay World History Reading Group: Tropic of Chaos by Christian Parenti

Meeting | April 27 | 5-7 p.m. |  ORIAS Office

 1995 University Ave Suite 520D, Berkeley, CA 94704

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Rape as a Weapon of War: Yazidi Women Break the Silence: Keynote Address at the 2018 Near Eastern Studies Graduate Student Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 27 | 5-8 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 miriam cooke, Duke University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Keynote Address by miriam cooke, Duke University, at 5:00 pm.
Reception to follow at 6:30 pm, with music by Fathi Al-Jarrah.

Day 1 of the Near Eastern Studies Graduate Student Conference
Hard Times: Critical Approaches to Crisis and its Aftermath

A Brief History of Time

Film - Feature | April 27 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Errol Morris’s acclaimed film, based on Stephen Hawking’s book, is a humanly scaled, biographical study of a singular mind navigating a very big universe.

LCD Soundsystem: with guests: TV On The Radio

Performing Arts - Music | April 27 | 5:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Released September 1, 2017 on Columbia Records/DFA, AMERICAN DREAM entered the U.S. chart at #1 and has been nominated for two GRAMMY Awards–Best Alternative Album and Best Dance Recording (for the song “tonite”)—and has generated a tide of year-end best of lists and accolades

  Buy tickets online

South Asian Art | Past, Present, Future: A Conversation between the Dhaka Art Summit founders, Nadia and Rajeeb Samdani and New York-based Artist, Chitra Ganesh

Panel Discussion | April 27 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | The Berkeley City Club, The West Courtyard & the Drawing Room

 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Nadia Samdani, Co Founder and President, The Samdani Art Foundation; Rajeeb Samdani, Co Founder and Trustee, The Samdani Art Foundation; Chitra Ganesh, Visual Artist

 The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of History of Art, Department of Art Practice, South Asia Art Initiative

Inaugurating the South Asia Art Initiative, the Institute's new initiative focused on art and visual culture in South Asia. With Rajeeb Samdani and Nadia Samdani (co-founders of the Samdani Art Foundation and the Dhaka Art Summit) and New York-based artist, Chitra Ganesh, discussing the past and future of South Asian art and the critical work that platforms such as the Dhaka Art Summit perform.

Chitra Ganesh, “Hanuman (Baltimore)” (2015), mixed media on canvas including sindhoor, artificial hair, vinyl glass, beetle wings and fabric, 60 x 48 in (image courtesy the artist and Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco)

Conference Keynote: Challenges of Migrant Workers Protection in ASEAN

Lecture | April 27 | 6:15-7:15 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Anis Hidayah, Founder, Migrant Care (Indonesia)

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA, Asian Institute, University of Toronto

Anis Hidayah founded Migrant Care, a non-profit organization for Indonesians working abroad, in 2004, with an advocacy emphasis on policy change at the national and regional level and on redressing human rights abuses of overseas workers. She is presenting the keynote speech for the CSEAS conference "Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia".

Anis Hidayah

Time Regained

Film - Feature | April 27 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“For those who know the final volume of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, Ruiz’s film sets off its own chain of memories and associations; for those who do not, it serves as a superb introduction to the shape and texture of the Proustian universe” (Dave Kehr).

University Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | April 27 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Nikolas Nackley, director
Joyful Noise
Choral settings of psalms and devotional poetry including a centennial celebration of Leonard Bernstein, featuring his masterpiece, Chichester Psalms

The University Chorus is a select ensemble of approximately eighty singers open to all musicians in the campus community: undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, community members. Acceptance...   More >

$15 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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Theater - "The Dream of Kitamura": Written and Directed by Philip Kan Gotanda

Performing Arts - Theater | April 20 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Eerily evocative, non-linear, and movement-driven, THE DREAM OF KITAMURA tells the ghostly, mythic tale of Lord
Rosanjin, who believes he is marked for death by the demon Kitamura. His horror is so profound that he hires two bodyguards—but are they who they appear to be?

$13 Online in Advance - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $15 At the Door - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $18 Online in Advance - General Admission, $20 At the Door - General Admission

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Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Art Wall: Karabo Poppy Moletsane

Exhibit - Painting | November 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Moletsane’s vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.

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.

Environmental Design Archives Exhibition: Hollywood and Vine

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 22 – May 15, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

See the homes of the STARS!! Or more precisely, designs for the homes and gardens of film stars, directors, screen writers, and designers curated by head archivist at the Environmental Design Archives, Waverly Lowell.

Way Bay

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 17 – May 6, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Way Bay is a sweeping exploration of the creative energies that have emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area over the past two hundred years. The exhibition features nearly two hundred works of art, film, performance, poetry, and archival materials by Bay Area artists and others whose work engages with the region’s geographic, social, and cultural landscape.

The exhibition takes a nonlinear...   More >

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday |  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 >

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk | The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection: Auditorium installation of enlarged reproductions of select collection items

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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 the Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection.

Born into a middle-class Polish...   More >

“We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re in the Public Record!”: The LGBTQ Movement and Life as Seen Through Government Information

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – August 31, 2018 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery

 Library

This exhibit showcases selected documents pertaining to LGBTQ history and highlights aspects of LGBTQ life that have been impacted by actions of federal, state, and local governments.

Sustaining Grandeur: The First 100 Years of Save the Redwoods League

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 20 – August 31, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Gallery

 Bancroft Library

(Gallery is just inside east entrance to Doe) MARKING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY of the founding of Save the Redwoods League, Sustaining Grandeur is a collaborative exhibition between The Bancroft Library and the League. The exhibition explores the organization’s first century protecting California’s redwood forests and the surrounding lands that sustain them, and looks forward to the League’s...   More >

Science Gets Graphic: Cartoons, Comics and Graphic Novels in the Sciences

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 23 – August 24, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | Evans Hall, Mathematics Statistics Library (100 Evans)

 Library

In the past decade, we have witnessed significant growth in the use of visual imagery and storytelling to engage students in the sciences. From manga guides and illustrated texts to biographies and zombies teaching calculus, this display features illustrated works and graphic novels from our collections that aim to teach college students and the general public about science...   More >

Bearing Light: Berkeley at 150

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 16, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 2nd Floor Corridor

 Bancroft Library

This exhibition celebrates the University of California’s sesquicentennial anniversary with photographs, correspondence, publications, and other documentation drawn from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library collections. It features an array of golden bears, including Oski, and explores the illustrious history of UC Berkeley.

High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 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

This exhibition presents a selection from the over one hundred “show-card” posters printed by the Firschein Press, a small business operated by East European Jewish immigrants, that served local Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Brooklyn for the better half of the 20th century. Oscar Firschein brought the posters to California once the Press ceased its activities. He and his wife, Theda,...   More >

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 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

A selection from the over fifty manuscripts collected by The Magnes in Cairo, Egypt, during an expedition led by the museum’s founder, Seymour Fromer, in 1971. At the time, the aim of The Magnes was to salvage unique documents during a period of great turmoil in the Middle East.

The manuscripts are accompanied by a variety of ritual objects, original ketubbot (marriage contracts), and by...   More >

Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 10 – December 16, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Note change in date

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

For this Spring 2018 exhibit, entitled Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You, the Hearst staff and 14 UC Berkeley freshmen have co-curated a global selection of objects that depict human faces in different ways. The exhibit asks: Why and how do crafting traditions of the world so often incorporate human faces, and how do people respond to those faces? Objects such as West African...   More >