<< Wednesday, September 05, 2018 >>

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 3 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month with exceptions |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Graduate Student Lounge

Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday |  Anthony Hall

 ASUC Student Union

Graduate Students! Take advantage of the Graduate Student Lounge at Anthony Hall. Study, grade papers, meet with other grad students.

 Graduate Students only! However, Anthony Hall can be made available to the entire campus and community for reservations at other times.

Wellness Wednesdays: First Wednesday Yoga Walk

Sport - Recreational | September 5 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Experience the Garden in a whole new way as you reconnect with your body and with nature in this 60-minute yoga walk. Through gentle movements, standing poses, and breathing exercises, we will walk through the Garden paths, pause at vistas and groves, and awaken your senses. This class is open to all bodies and led by Eugenia Park, a yoga instructor-Ayurveda wellness counselor, mediator, and dancer.

$20 / $15 UCBG Member / Free for UCB Students, Staff, and Faculty

  Register online

EECS Career Fair

Career Fair | September 5 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Recreational Sports Facility, Kleeberger Field House

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This event is co-sponsored by HKN and organized in collaboration with the EECS department.

If you're an EECS or CS student or have skills suitable to technical and computer science related positions, this is the fair for you! Recruiters will talk with you about full-time and summer job opportunities. Employers range from large household-name companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon,...   More >

Corn and Teosinte Discovery Station

Special Event | September 5 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come learn about corn at this month's Discovery Station.

Lunch meeting with Marie Beauchamps on Governing Affective Citizenship: Denaturalization, Belonging and Repression: Francophone Studies Working Group

Meeting | September 5 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 4226 Dwinelle Hall

 Marie Beauchamps, Universiteit van Amsterdam

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Please join the Francophone Studies Working Group for a lunch meeting with Marie Beauchamps (Universiteit van Amsterdam) on her forthcoming book _Governing Affective Citizenship: Denaturalization, Belonging and Repression_.

The book retraces the histories of denaturalization law in France in a genealogical manner. It presents denaturalization (déchéance de nationalité) as a technology of...   More >

Nicaragua’s Solidarity Caravan for Peace

Lecture | September 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Isabel Nogueira

 Center for Latin American Studies

Nicaragua is in the middle of its worst political crisis in decades. The Solidarity Caravan is a group of Nicaraguan activists touring the United States to educate about the current situation and inspire support for the people of Nicaragua. They will speak on the continuing peaceful civic resistance to the human rights violations occurring throughout Nicaragua.

Members of the Solidarity Caravan for Peace speak in Europe.

BUCHANAN ENDOWED LECTURE: "Fusarium graminearum: Can we really outsmart the sly pathogen?"

Seminar | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Nidhi Rawat, University of Maryland

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Genetic resistance to pathogens is the most crucial strategy to overcome this challenge. Using Fusarium graminearum as a model, we are investigating the broad-spectrum strategies that the plants use to resist the pathogen spread.

How We Count: Why Quantitative Social Science Matters.: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Jennifer Johnson-Hanks, Professor, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Noon Concert: UC Jazz Faculty Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | September 5 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Ted Moore, drums
Dann Zinn, saxophone
Marty Wehner, trombone
Frank Martin, piano
Glenn Richman, bass
The UC Jazz Faculty Ensemble is comprised of some of the finest jazz musicians in the Bay Area, featuring original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards by Moore, including two world premiere compositions. This performance will touch on several aspects of Moore’s composing and...   More >

UCDC Info Session: Spring 2019 application deadline, Sept. 20, 2018

Information Session | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and research in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

Designing technologies for engineering cells: Targeted, continuous evolution and organelle compartmentalization

Seminar | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 John Dueber, University of California, Berkeley

 Bioengineering (BioE)

My research group aims to reprogram living cells for engineering applications. In this talk, I will discuss two main areas of focus. First, in a collaboration with David Schaffer, we have developed a technology, EvolvR, to harness the cell’s ability to evolve in a more focused, accelerated manner. EvolvR consists of a nicking Cas9 (nCas9) tethered to a nick-translating DNA polymerase (DNAP)....   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Obed Hernandez-Gomez: Microbial Ecology of the Amphibian Skin: Investigations of local and regional factors shaping the skin microbiota of amphibians

Seminar | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Obed Hernandez-Gomez

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Climate and Land Use Change in the Maya Lowlands

Lecture | September 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Dr. David Wahl, Research Geographer, US Geological Survey

 Archaeological Research Facility

This talk will examine several paleoenvironmental studies from the Maya lowlands as a basis for developing a broader context from which to view the rise and fall of prehispanic Maya settlement.

Multilevel Modeling: What it is, when you need it (and when you don't), and 4 important questions to ask every time you use it

Information Session | September 5 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Amie Gordon, Postdoctoral Fellow, UC San Francisco

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Multilevel modeling (MLM) is everywhere these days. Reviewers are increasingly asking people to use this advanced approach to statistics and there are more and more online calculators devoted to helping people run MLM analyses. But MLM requires making a lot of choices, and without a clear understanding of what MLM is, it is easy to make mistakes. In this one hour whirlwind tour of MLM, I will...   More >


Information Session | September 5 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Center for African Studies

• Learn what the Center for African Studies is and does
• Discover campus resources for African studies
• Find out about majors, minor and who is teaching what courses
• Learn about African language study options
• Explore fellowships for study, travel and research
• Meet campus partners, including:
o The Library
o Study Abroad
o OASIS - Organizing to Advance Solutions in the Sahel
...   More >

The Beginnings of Islamic Law: Late Antique Islamicate Legal Traditions

Lecture | September 5 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Lena Salaymeh, Ph.D., Tel Aviv University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Like artists who use a combination of recycled and new materials, Muslim jurists crafted their legal opinions by fusing ancient norms, scripture, Prophetic precedents, local practice, and contemporaneous needs in unexpected ways. The craft of legal recycling produced works whose component parts are not easily identifiable or classifiable. Much law was simultaneously Islamic, tribal, Jewish, or...   More >

BJCL Information Session

Meeting | September 5 | 12:45-2 p.m. |  Law Building

 Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | February 1, 2017 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month 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 >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Introduction to Skein Algebras and Character Varieties

Seminar | September 5 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Semeon Artamonov, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

To each oriented surface one can associate two algebras: commutative coordinate ring of the character variety of the fundamental group and noncommutative skein algebra. Both algebras enjoy the action of the mapping class group of the surface by automorphisms. In my introductory talk I will define both algebras mentioned above and show how they are related to each other. I will then describe a...   More >

Coffee Break

Social Event | September 5 | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join us for our weekly coffee break! Celebrate the start of September and the Bay Area’s ‘Indian Summer’ with a fresh cup of coffee and conversation at the International House Cafe.

What is Coffee Break? Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your...   More >

Concentration of the spectral norm of Erdös-Rényi random graphs

Seminar | September 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Gabor Lugosi, Pompeu Fabra University

 Department of Statistics

In this joint work with Shahar Mendelson and Nikita Zhivotovsky, we study concentration properties of the largest eigenvalue of the adjacency matrix of a G(n,p) random graph. We use inequalities for higher moments of general functions of independent random variables and delocalization of the eigenvectors to prove nonasymptotic
concentration inequalities. In particular, we prove that the...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Using Light to see deep inside our bodies and brains

Colloquium | September 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Mary Lou Jepsen, CEO and Founder, Openwater, Inc.

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In a series of mind-bending demos, Mary Lou Jepsen shows how we can use red light to see and potentially stimulate what's inside our bodies and brains. Taking us to the edge of optical physics, Jepsen unveils new technologies that utilize light and sound to track tumors, measure neural activity and could possibly replace the MRI machine with a cheaper, more efficient and wearable...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Genus Two Generalization of $A_1$ spherical Double Affine Hecke Algebra

Seminar | September 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Semeon Artamonov, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Spherical Double Affine Hecke Algebra can be viewed as a noncommutative \((q,t)\)-deformation of the \(SL(N,C)\) character variety of the fundamental group of a torus. This deformation inherits major topological property from its commutative counterpart, namely Mapping Class Group of a torus \(SL(2,Z)\) acts by atomorphisms of DAHA. In my talk I will define a genus two analogue of \(A_1\)...   More >

AdaPT: An interactive procedure for multiple testing with side information

Seminar | September 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Will Fithian, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

We consider the problem of multiple hypothesis testing with generic side information: for each hypothesis we observe both a p-value and some predictor encoding contextual information about the hypothesis. For large-scale problems, adaptively focusing power on the more promising hypotheses (those more likely to yield discoveries) can lead to much more powerful multiple testing procedures. We...   More >

"Investigating Combinatorial Extrinsic Regulation of Pluripotent and Neural Stem Cells for Applications in Regenerative Medicine," Riya Muckom; "Discovery of a Pathway for Terminal Alkyne AminoAcid Biosynthesis", Jorge Marchand.

Colloquium | September 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Jorge Marchand, Ph.D. student in the Chang Group; Riya Muckom, Ph.D. student in the Clark Group and Schaffer Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Book Talk: Farewell, Circus by Woon-Yeong Cheon

Colloquium | September 5 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Woon-Yeoung Cheon has been acclaimed as one of South Korea's most daring and provocative literary voices. In Farewell, Circus (2018), Cheon's nightmarish, grotesque style is movingly mixed with a dreamy tone to create a story as much about an individual woman's personal quest for freedom as it is about disability, marginalization, and transnational migration.

AHMA Colloquium - Assembling Numismatic Data Online: Concepts, Collections, Hoards, and Statistics

Lecture | September 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Peter van Alfen, American Numismatic Society

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

This is the first of eight papers that will make up a lecture series entitled "Digital Humanities and the Ancient World." The event is co-sponsored by the AHMA Colloquium and the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

Pros and Cons of Designing a Job Guarantee Program

Seminar | September 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Director's Room

 Bill Spriggs, Howard University

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

Policy makers frustrated with slack labor markets, diverging wage and productivity growth, and continued lag in the incomes of Black workers have increasingly begun to consider legislation that would guarantee everyone a job.

The right to a job has been part of U.S. policy debates before. In this talk, Spriggs will discuss what a job guarantee would solve, and what problems would remain.

  RSVP online by September 5.

Lipid droplets: Proteome remodeling and cellular functions

Seminar | September 5 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 James Olzmann, University of California, Berkeley

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Lipid droplets: Organelle crosstalk and cellular functions

Seminar | September 5 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 James Olzmann, Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Riot Games Info-Session

Information Session | September 5 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Riot Cal alumni, former Riot tech interns, and engineers from various teams are here to share their journey into the games industry and their tips, tricks, lessons learned throughout their experiences. We'll also cover aspects of the application and interview process so you're prepared for the next step in your career!

Style as Essence: The Baroque.

Lecture | September 5 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, Townsend Center

 Anthony Cascardi, UC Berkeley

 Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, D.E.

Lecture to celebrate the beginning of the semester.

Social Impact Mixer for Students

Information Session | September 5 | 5-7 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room

 Center for Responsible Business

The Social Impact Mixer brings together the endless opportunities that Haas affords students interested in Social Impact as well as the chance to get to know other members of the community passionate about the space. It is a flagship introductory event sponsored by Net Impact and a great opportunity to better understand the landscape of opportunities at Haas and have all your questions answered!...   More >

Social Impact Mixer

Information Session | September 5 | 5-7 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room, Cheit Hall

 Institute for Business and Social Impact

The Social Impact Mixer brings together the endless opportunities that Haas affords students interested in Social Impact as well as the chance to get to know other members of the community passionate about the space. It is a flagship introductory event sponsored by Net Impact and a great opportunity to better understand the landscape of opportunities at Haas and have all your questions answered!

Understanding human sociality: From brain to behavior to society

Colloquium | September 5 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Professor Ming Hsu

 Department of Psychology

Abstract: There is increasing concern that the proliferation of AI-driven automation—particularly in areas dealing with labor markets, education, and criminal justice—may perpetuate and even amplify preexisting biases and social inequities facing certain groups of individuals. However, despite the rich social scientific literature on these topics, we are still far from methods and tools that can...   More >

CA Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross

Lecture | September 5 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Karen Ross, CA Department of Food & Agriculture

 Goldman School of Public Policy, Berkeley Food Institute

Join Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture; the Goldman School of Public Policy; and the Berkeley Food Institute for a discussion on immigration and the future of agriculture in California.

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.


Lecture | September 5 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, SEPT 5, 6:30pm. Join us for a talk co-sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies. Go Hasegawa will speak about his practice &amp; approach of exploring new possibilities &amp; building new connections. Also live streaming in 106 Wurster. Open to all!

Rat Film: September's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | September 5 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library


Movies @ Moffitt is the student-to-student monthly documentary spotlight and viewing. M@M is free.

Synopsis in a nutshell: across walls, fences, and alleys, rats not only expose our boundaries of separation but make homes in them. "Rat Film" is a feature-length documentary that uses the rat—as well as the humans that love them, live with them, and kill them--to explore the history of...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

East Bay Science Cafe - Bioinspired Design: from Gripping Geckos, Bouncing Bugs, Leap’n Lizards, and Smart Squirrels

Presentation | September 5 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Robert Full, Department of Integrative Biology


As human technologies take on more of the characteristics of Nature, Nature becomes a better teacher. The field of Biologically Inspired Design is becoming a leading paradigm for the development of new technologies. BioMotion Science has figured prominently in advancing our understanding. Geckos climbing with hairy toes has resulted in new adhesives. Insects running and squishing through cracks...   More >

Biologically Inspired Design is becoming a leading paradigm for the development of new technologies.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 20 – September 14, 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 >


Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – October 21, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: AUG 29-OCT 21. Works of He Jingtang over the past three decades and their profound reflections on place, culture, time, and future urban development. Free and open to all!

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – May 30, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, near Heyns Reading Room, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe

 Bancroft Library

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

Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 31 – December 10, 2018 every day | Moses Hall, IGS Library - 109 Moses

 Institute of Governmental Studies Library, Ethnic Studies Library

"Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries" contains items from the Ethnic Studies Library and the Institute of Governmental Studies Library addressing historical attitudes and policy around immigration, deportation, and citizens' rights, as well as monographs and ephemera relating to current events.

The Handmaid's Tale: an exhibit at Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 5 – December 31, 2018 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd Floor near Elevators


The new Moffitt Library exhibit explores the themes and antecedents of The Handmaid’s Tale, this year’s On the Same Page program selection. On exhibit are library materials and quotes that demonstrate that not only were we wrong to say “it can’t happen here” - it has already happened, all over the world: Berlin, Nazi Germany, Argentina, and yes, here in the US.

 UC Berkeley ID required for entrance to Moffitt Library.

Art Wall: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

Exhibit - Painting | August 15, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The 1960s architectural phenomenon Supergraphics—a mix of Swiss Modernism and West Coast Pop—was pioneered by San Francisco–based artist, graphic and landscape designer, and writer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Stauffacher Solomon, a UC Berkeley alumna, is creating new Supergraphics for BAMPFA’s Art Wall. Land(e)scape 2018 is the fifth in a series of temporary, site-specific works commissioned for...   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.

Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 10 – December 9, 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 >

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 28 – December 14, 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

The Karaite Canon highlights a selection from the over fifty manuscripts he brought to California, along with ritual objects belonging to Cairo’s Karaite community.

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

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 28 – December 14, 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

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 >

Pièces de Résistance: Echoes of Judaea Capta From Ancient Coins to Modern Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 28 – December 14, 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 will be continuing in Spring 2019.

Notions of resistance, alongside fears and realities of oppression, resound throughout Jewish history. As a minority, Jews express their political aspirations, ideals of heroism, and yearnings of retaliation and redemption in their rituals, art, and everyday life.

Centering on coins in The Magnes Collection, this exhibition explores how...   More >

Project “Holy Land”: Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

Exhibit - Photography | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of “new Jews” building a new homeland. Benor-Kalter’s photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.

After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of...   More >