<< Week of May 21 >>

Monday, May 20, 2019

Wandering Jews or Jewish Migrations? How Jewish Scholars Conceptualized Migration

Lecture | May 20 | 6-9 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Tobias Brinkmann, Penn State

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, German Historical Institue, Pacific Regional Office

Shifting centers and migration have long shaped Jewish history – and that of most other people around the world. Yet the period between 1880 and 1950 witnessed movements unprecedented in Jewish history. In his keynote lecture Tobias Brinkmann (Penn State) will discuss how Jewish migration scholars helped to establish the field of migration studies. Most were themselves migrants and stateless...   More >

  RSVP online by May 20.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Members' Walk: Ferns from around the World

Lecture | May 23 | 1-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come join Horticulturist, Corina Rieder, on a stroll through the Garden to see a sampling of our nationally recognized fern collection. This walk and talk will include the wonderful ferns growing in Asia, Mexico/Central America, Australasia and even the Tropical House.

Please note that this walk will include multiple stairs and narrow pathways.

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-643-1924

Gallery Talk: Delphine Sims on Unlimited

Lecture | May 23 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Delphine Sims, Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Intern at BAMPFA and a PhD student in the Department of History of Art at UC Berkeley, offers an exhibition walk-through focusing on emerging artists of the American West. Sims’s doctoral research is on the ways that race, gender, geography, and urbanity inform landscape photography.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

CANCELED: In Search of Nainsukh with B. N. Goswamy

Lecture | May 25 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive | Canceled

 The Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, The Institute for South Asia Studies, The South Asia Art Initiative

“In the context of traditional Indian art it is often said that tracking an artist is akin to keeping an eye on a platter of votive leaves you have released on the waters of a swift current. Yet the effort is worth making,” said B. N. Goswamy, one of India’s leading art historians...   More >