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Friday, April 28, 2017

Garden Closes Early at 2pm

Special Event | April 28 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden will close early today at 2pm, in preparation for our Members Plant Sale, which begins at 5:00pm.

Women's Track & Field Brutus Hamilton: Brutus Hamilton Open and Distance Carnival

Sport - Intercollegiate - Track & Field | April 28 |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Track & Field hosts the Brutus Hamilton at Edwards Stadium.

Men's Track & Field Brutus Hamilton: Brutus Hamilton Open and Distance Carnival

Sport - Intercollegiate - Track & Field | April 28 |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Track & Field hosts the Brutus Hamilton at Edwards Stadium.

ESPM Graduate Student Symposium

Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 9 a.m.-8 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

The ESPM Graduate Research Symposium is an annual event in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management that celebrates and showcases graduate student research. Keynote by Jon Foley, the Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences at 10:30am. He will host a Conversation on “The War on Science” and How Scientists Can Best Respond.

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.


Water's Extreme Journey at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Essig Brunch Seminar: Spatial and Temporal Variability in Benthic Invertebrate Assemblages and Genetics in a Lake and Stream System

Colloquium | April 28 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Natalie Stauffer-Olsen, PhD candidate, O'Grady & Resh Labs, UC Berkeley

 Entomology, Essig Museum of

Weekly seminar series focused on arthropod science (insects, spiders, scorpions, etc.)

Undergraduate Legal Studies Research Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Legal Studies Department

 2240 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Office of Undergraduate Research

6 Days, 50 Years: 1967 and the Politics of Time: Panel Discussion

Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Joel Beinin, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History, Stanford University; Smadar Ben Natan, Visiting Scholar, Berkeley Law, Tel Aviv University; Leena Dallasheh, Assistant Professor, Humboldt State University; Sreemati Mitter, Kutayba Alghanim Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History and International and Public Affairs, Brown University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Middle East war, the Centers for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC Santa Barbara will host contemporaneous panels to address this significant milestone through the meta narrative of “6 Days, 50 Years: 1967 and the Politics of Time.” At UC Berkeley, we will convene a panel of experts to reflect on how horizons of the future were...   More >

Cognition Colloquium: Tracking early vocabulary development with smartphones

Colloquium | April 28 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Stephan Meylan, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Our own Stephan Meylan will present his work on, "Tracking early vocabulary development with smartphones."

Road Trip! Maps for the August 21, 2017 Eclipse

Tour/Open House | April 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall


Attention all eclipse chasers! Join us for a Maps and More pop up exhibit focusing on eclipse maps and atlases. We will feature maps related to the upcoming summer eclipse on 8/21/17.

Learning and Legislating Love: Family Inequality and U.S. Marriage Education Policy

Colloquium | April 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Jennifer Randles, Assistant Professor of Sociology, CSU Fresno

 Jill Duerr Berrick, Zellerbach Family Foundation Professor, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Center for Race and Gender, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of Sociology

In this talk, she will take the audience inside the marriage education classroom to reveal how healthy marriage policy promotes the idea that preventing poverty depends on individuals’ abilities to learn about skilled love.

GWE End of the Year Party

Meeting | April 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 74 Hesse Hall

 Graduate Assembly

The school year is coming to a close and we have a party scheduled to celebrate all of our hard work and say goodbye to some of our grad members that are heading off into the real world!

Join us for (free) lunch at noon on Friday April 28th in 74 Hesse Hall and for the election of next year's officers. Plan to come, celebrate, and be an active part of our community of Graduate Women in...   More >

ARE Seminar: Teevrat Garg

Seminar | April 28 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 201 Giannini Hall

 Teevrat Garg, UC San Diego

 College of Natural Resources

Teevrat Garg in an assistant professor of economics at UCSD. He works on a variety of issues in economics, with a focus on applications to environmental problems in under-developed countries.

His current research projects include uncovering causal mechanisms that link ecosystem health to human health, with an emphasis on irrigation in rural communities in poor countries and the distributional...   More >

Core Essentials for Better Posture (BEUHS402)

Workshop | April 28 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Improve your posture through awareness and exercise. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance. Wear comfortable clothing. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center.

  Register online


Presentation | April 28 | 1-2 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design


Engineering 2D Energy Landscapes Using Molecules and Defects: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Michael Crommie, UC Berkeley, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The local electronic properties of 2D devices are typically controlled by electric fields that come from nearby electrodes. Conventional electrodes, however, are difficult to make with ultra-small feature size (e.g., down to a single nanometer) and also create difficulties in maintaining atomically clean surfaces for scanned probe microscopy experiments.

Generalized quantum master equations in and out of equilibrium: When can one win?

Seminar | April 28 | 2-4 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 Dr. Andres Montoya-Castillo, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

Generalized quantum and classical master equations provide a formal framework to describe the time evolution of observables and correlation functions of complex many-body systems based on the projection operator method. This broadly applicable formalism has made possible efficient and accurate calculations of, for example, diffusion constants of liquids, density fluctuations in glasses, and...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Condensation and Large Deviation II

Seminar | April 28 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Algebraic and rational solutions to differential equations

Seminar | April 28 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Joseph Stahl, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we will examine a modification of the Grothendieck-Katz $p$-curvature conjecture considered by Yunqing Tang in her paper "Algebraic Solutions of Differential Equations over $\Bbb P^1\setminus \{0,1,\infty \}$," in which a condition has been placed on a connection $(M,\nabla )$ at all primes rather than at almost all primes. We will recall the classical $p$-curvature conjecture,...   More >

Campus Visitor Library Tour: Doe and Moffitt Libraries and their Main Stacks

Tour/Open House | April 7 – 28, 2017 every Friday | 3-4 p.m. | Doe Library, meets at north entrance


April is a month when students and families visit campus, trying to decide if Cal will be their future home. If you are are visiting campus, you are encouraged to come see the the Library.

Tours of the historic Doe Library, underground Main stacks, and newly renovated Moffitt Undergraduate Library are given every Monday and Friday in April. They start on the north steps of the Doe Library. You...   More >

Spring 2017 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects

Lecture | April 28 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Berkeley Language Center

"Developing Interactive Electronic Materials for Introductory Czech," Ellen Langer, Lecturer, Slavic Languages & Literatures

"Bringing Tibetan Language Instruction in from the Cold: Multimedia materials for cultural literacy, grammar handouts, and conversations drills," Jann Ronis, Lecturer, East Asian Languages & Cultures

"Bringing Old French to the Modern French Classroom,"...   More >

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | April 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Dr. Shilpa Khatri, Asst. Professor, UC Merced

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Composition Colloquium: Samuel Andreyev

Colloquium | April 28 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Samuel Andreyev is a composer, poet, teacher and performer. His music is performed, broadcast, recorded and written about worldwide, and is known for its expressive intensity, spirit of exploration and enormous range of timbres. Resolutely independent, his compositional process is marked by a rigourous perfectionism, with many projects taking years to reach completion.

Samuel Andreyev studied...   More >

Personal Digital Archives: From Accumulation to Legacy

Seminar | April 28 | 3:10-5 p.m. |  107 South hall

 Cathy Marshall

 Information, School of

Cathy Marshall is an adjunct professor at the Texas A&M University Center for the Study of Digital Libraries.

6 Days, 50 Years: 1967 and the Politics of Time: Keynote Address

Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room | Note change in date, time, and location

 Noura Erakat, George Mason University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

“Taking the Land Without the People: International Law and the 1967 War”

Keynote Address by Noura Erakat (George Mason University)

Andrew Ollett | The Prakrit Romance

Lecture | April 28 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 341 (DSSEAS Library)

 Andrew Ollett, Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows, Harvard University

 Robert P. Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit, South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Chair in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies

A talk by Dr. Andrew Ollett, Junior Fellow from the Society of Fellows at Harvard University.

Neil Bartlett Memorial Lecture: In the Wake of Neil Bartlett’s Beautiful Experiment; Recent Developments in Krypton and Xenon Chemistry

Seminar | April 28 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Gary J. Schrobilgen, Department of Chemistry, McMaster University

 College of Chemistry

Although the highly endothermic, shock-sensitive XeVIO3 and XeVIIIO4, have been known for ca. five decades, examples of Xe(II) oxide species have only been synthesized and characterized recently. The zigzag-shaped [XeOXeOXe]2+ cation (C2h) was synthesized as its [µ-F(ReO2F3)2]– salt by reaction of ReO3F with XeF2 in anhydrous HF (aHF) at –30 oC. The bent [XeOXe]2+ cation was stabilized as its...   More >

Softball vs. Washington

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 28 | 4 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts Washington in conference action at Levine-Fricke Field.

Control Design for Autonomous Vehicles in Uncertain Environments

Lecture | April 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

 Ram Vasudevan, University of Michigan

 Institute of Transportation Studies

My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond: Catherine Ryan, Gary Weimberg | United States, 2016

Film - Documentary | April 28 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This biography-cum-scientific adventure is a fascinating, engaging voyage into the human brain and the work of UCB professor emeritus Marian Diamond, one of the founders of modern neuroscience.

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Music Studies Colloquium: Adeline Mueller (Mount Holyoke College), "Cadences of the Childlike: Familial Intimacy in Mozart’s Sonatas for Four Hands and Double and Triple Concertos"

Colloquium | April 28 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Adeline Mueller (Mount Holyoke College), "Cadences of the Childlike: Familial Intimacy in Mozart’s Sonatas for Four Hands and Double and Triple Concertos"

Adeline Mueller is Assistant Professor of Music at Mount Holyoke College. She specializes in Mozart and eighteenth-century opera, ballet, and Lieder, with additional research interests in music and childhood, silent film music, and...   More >

FORGETTING VIETNAM, a film by Trinh Minh-ha

Film - Documentary | April 28 | 5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Center for Race and Gender

Center for Race & Gender Special Film Presentation

a film by Prof. Trinh T. Minh-ha
Gender & Women’s Studies and Rhetoric

Friday, Apr. 28, 2017
5:00 pm
Multicultural Community Center
MLK, Jr. Student Union Building, UC Berkeley
(Location is wheelchair accessible. Event organized by the CRG Arts & Humanities Initiative.)

Touching on a trauma of international...   More >

Listening Launch: Many-to-Many

Special Event | April 28 | 5 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Rm. 340 - BCNM Commons

 Juliana Friend

 Berkeley Center for New Media

In collaboration with the Digital Humanities at Berkeley, BCNM is launching a unique launch event for Many-to-Many, an interactive digital archive of ethnographic conversations recorded around the world.

We will screen a selection of conversations from the archive; possibilities include a sound walk through the streets of Taipei, a commemoration of the day of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion in...   More >

Suzanne Ciani: Tribute to Don Buchla

Performing Arts - Music | April 28 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

We mark the passing of visionary inventor and pioneer of electronic synthesis Don Buchla with a special performance by the celebrated electronic musician Suzanne Ciani.

event is included with admission

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Metrology and Time Crystals: Physics in Practice: A Grounds for Science Event

Lecture | April 28 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

 3960 Adeline St, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Eric Copenhaver, Graduate Student Researcher, UC Berkeley Physics; Thomas Mittiga, Graduate Student Researcher, UC Berkeley Physics


Come learn about cutting-edge research from the graduate student community at UC Berkeley in a relaxed, sci-fi-themed cafe setting. This month features short talks by two physicists about metrology and time crystals.

Disoriental Spring Recital

Performing Arts - Music | April 28 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall


 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Music

The spring recital by Berkeley's Middle Eastern and North African music ensemble features compositions from Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, and the Gulf.

African Film Festival 2017: Ayiti Mon Amour

Film - Series | April 28 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Documentary meets magical neorealism in the Haitian-born filmmaker Guetty Felin’s gorgeous tribute to the resilience and beauty of her homeland, set five years after its devastating 2010 earthquake. The ruins and rubble remain, as do the protests over government corruption, yet amidst the debris magic still can be found: a grieving young man can discover he powers the currents, or an author can...   More >

University Chamber Chorus: “Love and Longing”

Performing Arts - Music | April 28 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

University Chamber Chorus
“Love and Longing”
From Finland to France, Bosnia to Broadway: works of Bartók, Berlin, Brahms, Debussy, Ellington, Hensel, Thompson, Rautavaara, and special guest pianist Jeffrey Sykes

The UCB Chamber Chorus is the university’s premiere concert choir. Known for offering our singers and audiences an engaging musical experience, each year the Chamber Chorus sings a...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Berkeley Dance Project 2017

Performing Arts - Dance | April 28 | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Inspired by the theme “Digging Deep,” Berkeley Dance Project 2017 offers a physical exploration of communication—between humans, within the natural world, and in the places where the two collide.

$13 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $13 online in advance, $15 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors at the door, $18 General Admission in advance, $20 General Admission at the door

  Buy tickets online

Rameau: The Temple of Glory (Le temple de la gloire): Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | April 28 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The vivid musical imagination of French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau is brought to life in a lavish new staging of his opera-ballet Le temple de la gloire, featuring the inimitable Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale, with leading proponents of period dance, the New York Baroque Dance Company. Rameau's first version of the score, with a libretto by Voltaire, was long thought lost—but the...   More >

starting at $30

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Guerra Civil at 80

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 1, 2016 – July 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, the exhibition Guerra Civil @ 80 features selections from The Bancroft Library's Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post records and photographic collections, along with posters, books, pamphlets, and other ephemera. A visual and textual display of the struggle to defend the Second Spanish Republic, the...   More >

War Ink: California Veterans Exhibit

Exhibit - Photography | November 1, 2016 – May 1, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery (east wing)

 Cal Veteran Services Center

Photographs from the celebrated War Ink Project will be on display in Berkeley’s Doe Library in November. The exhibit features striking images of tattoos that express the impact of combat experiences on California veterans. Jason Deitch, co-creator of War Ink and a Cal veteran, hopes the display will “bridge the divide between the veterans and civilian communities.” The project is “both exhibit...   More >

Hippie Modernism: Cinema and Counterculture, 1964–1974

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 11 – May 13, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cinema’s radical streak goes back to its earliest beginnings, but the period explored in Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia was an unusually fertile time for politically charged, aesthetically innovative filmmaking. Encompassing documentary, fiction, and experimental cinema—often in the course of a single feature—the films in this series intersected with and...   More >

 Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Designs from a Distance

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 30 – May 19, 2017 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

CLOSES May 19. This exhibit features design and planning projects on six continents by architects based in the San Francisco Bay Area and held by the Environmental Design Archives.

Literatura de Cordel in Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 16 – June 30, 2017 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library


This exhibition highlights a collection of Brazilian chapbooks or Literatura
de Cordel in the Moffitt Library. These chapbooks are still produced for
mass consumption in the Northeastern Brazil. These are called literature de
cordel as they are hung from a cord in the book-stands so that the consumers
can browse them and select them according to their desires. There are
several themes that...   More >

People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 12 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Why do we sometimes know a lot about who made things, and why do we sometimes not? Why does it sometimes matter to us, and why might it sometimes not? These are the questions that will be raised in the exhibit that will inaugurate the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology’s renovated Kroeber Hall Gallery. The Museum will display objects from the collection that urge visitors to think...   More >

 Free UC Berkeley Students, Faculty, Staff, Hearst Museum Members, and Youth under 18, $6 General Admisison, $3 Non-UC Berkeley Students and seniors over 65

Teachers at the Center: The Story of the National Writing Project

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 17 – September 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, second floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

The National Writing Project is a professional development
network for teachers of writing at all levels, from early
childhood to university. Drawing from the newly available
National Writing Project records and other Bancroft Library
collections, this exhibition explores the history of the
organization from its origins within the Graduate School of
Education at UC Berkeley to its present...   More >

Irwin Kremen / MATRIX 265

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 26 – August 26, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The tiny pieces of paper that comprise Irwin Kremen’s visually stunning abstract collages were taken from advertisements found on the walls of cities such as Paris, Brussels, Florence, Rome, and New York. Using only these found materials, Kremen constructs his works using fine hinges made of Japanese paper so as to preserve the sense of edge and depth among the various paper fragments.

Art Wall: Lawrence Weiner

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 1 – October 1, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA’s current commission for the Art Wall showcases the work of Lawrence Weiner, a central figure of Conceptual art. Like many other artists working in the late 1960s and ’70s, Weiner is deeply interested in methods of display that challenge the assumption that the work of art exists as a discrete object in the physical world.

Weiner decisively turned to language as the material object for...   More >

New Favorites: Collecting in the Bancroft Tradition

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 21 – September 1, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery

 Bancroft Library

For the first time in many years The Bancroft Library presents
an exhibition of recent additions to its major collections. The
exhibition also includes recently rediscovered masterpieces
carefully collected in years past. Gold-Rush-era memoirs
and advertisements, early editions of William Langland and
Jane Austen, “branded” books from 18th c. Mexico, and David Johnson’s photographs of the...   More >

I-Tal-Yah: An Island of Divine Dew: Italian Crossroads in Jewish Culture

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 30, 2016 – June 30, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Warren Hellman & Charles Michael Galleries

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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”. The exhibition highlights Italian Jewish art and artifacts from The Magnes Collection.

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

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 24 – June 23, 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 >

From the Photographer’s Archive: Roman Vishniac

Exhibit - Photography | January 24 – June 20, 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 work of Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), a Russian-born photographer, most notable for his documentary photographs of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the years immediately preceding its destruction, has been celebrated in exhibitions and publications since the 1940s. Following the photographer's death, his daughter, Mara Vishniac Kohn, became the executor of Roman Vishniac’s estate. In 2007, the...   More >