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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Of Continental and Maritime Spaces: The Political Ode between Cowley and Young

Lecture | March 23 | D1 Hearst Field Annex

 Michael Auer, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich

 Department of English, Department of Comparative Literature

The Peace of Utrecht (1713/14) marked an important caesura in European political history: ushering in, according to Michel Foucault, a completely new regime of governmentality. This lecture shows how the English political ode responded to this rupture by redeploying the time-honored allegory of the ship of state: affording a thematic shift from sovereignty to governance, from legislation to...   More >

RAPDP - Intermediate - FM3 Non-Federal Cost Policy and Compliance

Course | March 23 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop that builds upon Federal Cost Policy and Compliance by using case studies to explore the types of terms and conditions often found in non-Federal sponsored agreements

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Translating Religion and Theology in Europe and Asia: East to West

Conference/Symposium | March 23 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

“Translating Religion and Theology in Europe and Asia: East to West” is a three-day workshop on the European reception of knowledge about East Asian thought, and most importantly how this reception shaped, and was shaped by, terms like “religion,” “theology” and “philosophy.”

There was a time when stories about East Asian beliefs and practices fascinated Europeans as expressions of a...   More >

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 23 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

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.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

Water's Extreme Journey at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Inside NSF

Workshop | March 23 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Berkeley Research Development Office

This workshop will explain how NSF is structured, how it functions, and how it reviews proposals, with an eye towards how trends and federal policies affect its work. This session will help faculty apply an understanding of how NSF works to their funding strategies.

The College Dropout Scandal

Seminar | March 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio Dwinelle 117

 David Kirp, James D. Marver Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Only 60% of undergraduates enrolled in bachelor's programs graduate in six years; fewer that 40% of students in community colleges graduate or transfer in three years. The scandal — and it really is a scandal — is that most institutions of higher education aren’t using the tools that have been proven to change the equation.

Job Interviewing (BECAR304)

Workshop | March 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

 TBA, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

This hands-on workshop gives you tips for acing the interview.

The First Rambo? - Finnish and other Nordic Immigration to the New Sweden Colony in the Delaware River Valley – and to Silicon Valley

Lecture | March 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Ismo Söderling, Director of the Population Research Institute, Helsinki, & Director of the Institute of Migration, Turku

 Institute of European Studies

A sizeable migration from Finland to Sweden took place in the late 16th century. Later, in the early 17th century, hundreds of these, so called Forest Finns were sent to the New Sweden, a settlement founded by the Swedish Kingdom in the area of current Delaware in 1638. However, the actual boom of Finnish emigration to the USA took place in the late 19th century, a few decades later than the...   More >

Enmity, Amity, Comity, Normality, Abnormality: Korea-U.S. Relations in the Post Geun-hye, Post Obama Era

Lecture | March 23 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Edward Dong, Former Senior Foreign Service rank of Minister-Counselor, US Department of State

 Laura Nelson, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Korea-U.S. relations have historically been fraught, with Korea more often than not part of a sub-issue in broader contexts such as the Cold War in Asia, U.S.-China and U.S.-Japan relations, and global non-proliferation. Even on a bilateral basis, the relationship is often defined by North Korea/military alliance and economic/commercial factors, leading to frictions. In more recent years, the...   More >

ESPM 2017 Seminar Series - Isabel Reche

Seminar | March 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Isabel Reche, Professor, Universidad de Granada

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

"Flamingos as Vectors of Microbial Dispersal and Nutrients in Saline Wetlands"

Refreshments at 11:30 in 132 Mulford Hall

Emerging Scholar Lecture: Hans Oh

Lecture | March 23 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Social Welfare, School of

Circuit Training Fitness Walk (BEUHS659)

Workshop | March 23 | 12:10-1 p.m. |  Campanile (Sather Tower)

 Anita Liboff, ACSM, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Discover how good you can feel with a circuit training fitness walk that integrates basic strength exercises and a brisk walk on campus. This combination of walking and strength training exercises while using a resistance band and your own body weight, will provide a total body workout. Imagine feeling refreshed and rejuvenated when you return to work as you experience the benefits of getting...   More >

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IB SEMINAR: Wiring the Land-Sea Interface to Understand Phytoplankton Blooms

Seminar | March 23 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Raphael Kudela, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Department of Integrative Biology

Earth Week Planning Committee

Meeting | February 2 – April 27, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-2 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Interested in planning Earth Week 2017 at UC Berkeley? The Student Environmental Resource Center is (SERC) is recruiting individual students and student representatives from environmental and sustainability student organizations to join the Earth Week 2017 Planning Committee.

Meetings will be held weekly on Thursdays from 1pm-2pm in Sproul 102. Drop-ins are welcome.

Derived Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Tannaka duality

Seminar | March 23 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Ben Gammage, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss Tannakian reconstruction theorems for derived stacks.

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 23 | 1-3 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 >

Student Applied Math Seminar: Mathematical Introduction to Many Body Perturbation Theory

Seminar | January 26 – March 23, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 2-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Lin Lin, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this series of lectures, we discuss quantum many body perturbation theory from a mathematical perspective. The starting point is Feynman diagrams for Gaussian integrals. This only requires the knowledge of freshman calculus. Then assuming basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, we discuss Feynman diagrams for quantum statistical mechanics, and proceed to many body perturbation theory for...   More >

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 23 | 3-5 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

Annual Martin Meyerson Faculty Research Lectures

Lecture | March 23 | 4-5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 James Sethian

 Academic Senate

James H. Simons Chair in Mathematics

The Mathematics of Moving Interfaces: From Industrial Printers and Semiconductors to Medical Imaging and Foamy Fluids

Bodies as Borders: A Spotlight on Undergraduate Research: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | March 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

The Center for Race & Gender Thursday Forum Series presents...

Bodies as Borders: A Spotlight on Undergraduate Research

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Istifaa Ahmed, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies

The performance we will analyze is Untitled (2012), by black artist Tameka Norris, directly inspired by Ana Mendieta’s performance piece, Untitled (Body Tracks) (1974). In her work, Norris...   More >

ationary Electricity Storage: the Liquid Metal Battery

Seminar | March 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Professor Donald R. Sadoway, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Massive electricity storage would offer huge benefits to today’s grid, reducing price volatility, improving stability against loss of power, increasing utilization of generation assets by enabling us to design towards average demand instead of peak demand, and deferring the costs of upgrading existing transmission lines. When it comes to tomorrow’s grid, storage is critical to widespread...   More >

Neuroscience Student Seminar Series

Seminar | March 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center | Canceled

 CANCELED - Kia Nobre, University of Oxford

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Engineering at the Limits of the Nanoscale

Seminar | March 23 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306)

 Farnaz Niroui, Ph.D. Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

At the nanoscale, unique properties and phenomena emerge that can lead to scientific and technological paradigms beyond those classically envisioned. This talk will introduce an approach to achieve nanometer precision, resolution and control in fabrication and tunability by engineering surfaces and surface adhesive forces.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: TBA

Seminar | March 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Aditya Guntuboyina, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: “Robots and Jobs: Evidence from US Labor Markets"

Seminar | March 23 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall

 Pascual Restrepo, MIT, Haas School of Business

 Haas School of Business

Part of the Haas School's Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Heuristics for elliptic curves

Colloquium | March 23 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Bjorn Poonen, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

The set of rational points on an elliptic curve has the structure of a finitely generated abelian group, but many of the most basic questions about this group remain answered. For instance, Poincaré in 1901 implicitly asked whether there is a uniform upper bound on the number of generators required as one varies the elliptic curve, and this question is still open.

Inspired by the...   More >

Men's Tennis vs. Yale

Sport - Intercollegiate - Tennis | March 23 | 5 p.m. |  Hellman Tennis Center

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Tennis hosts Yale at Hellman Tennis Complex.

Student Applied Math Talk: Adaptive compression for eigenvalue problems

Seminar | March 23 | 5-6 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Michael Lindsey, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Large, dense Hermitian eigenvalue problems play a central role in computational quantum chemistry. Often the matrices for these problems are of the form $A+B$, where multiplication by $A$ is cheap, multiplication by $B$ (and hence also by $A+B$) is costly, and $\Vert A \Vert_2 \gg \Vert B \Vert_2$. Although $B$ is less significant than $A$, it is still too significant to be neglected, and the...   More >

Organizer’s Toolkit: How to Develop a Strategic Campaign

Workshop | March 23 | 5-8 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room

 Kevin Christensen, AFL-CIO

 UC Berkeley Labor Center

This workshop is for all students and community members who are eager to make social change. Students who want to sharpen their organizing skills, and learn how to develop a campaign strategy are encouraged to attend.

Participants will walk through the steps of a successful worker organizing campaign to better understand how these principles and strategies can be applied to grassroots and...   More >

Pitzer Theoretical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | March 23 | 5-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

Tyler Takeshita, Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry

 Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry

Title: Stochastic electronic structure methods

Film: On the Roof (El Techo) with Director Patricia Ramos

Film - Feature | March 23 | 5-7 p.m. | 5215 Dwinelle Hall

 Patricia Ramos, Director

 Elena Schneider, Department of History; Daylet Dominguez, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

 Department of History, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Center for Latin American Studies

A study of race and disaffection among Havana’s youth, "On the Roof" received two important awards at last year’s Havana Film Festival and is now making its U.S. debut. Director Patricia Ramos is in the U.S. screening the film at several film festivals, where the film has had an enthusiastic reception.

Telling our stories, a talk and film screening with Ray Telles

Film - Documentary | March 23 | 5-8 p.m. |  Center for Latino Policy Research

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Center for Latino Policy Research

Join us for a screening and brief discussion of Ray Telles’ film A Photographer’s Journey

Applied Algebra Seminar: Estimating the covariance of a protein

Seminar | March 23 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 David Dynerman, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In biological electron microscopy, experimentalists produce 2D images of unknown 3D objects (proteins) in unknown orientations, and process these images to recover the unknown 3D object. If we consider these unknown objects and orientations as random variables, the images produced by an experiment can be modeled by$$I = PX,$$

where $X$ is a random variable representing the 3D object and $P$ is a...   More >

Natural Color Book Release

Special Event | March 23 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

A beautiful book of seasonal projects for using the brilliant spectrum of colors derived from plants to naturally dye your clothing and home textiles.

Organized by season, Natural Color is a beautifully photographed guide to the full range of plant dyes available, drawn from commonly found fruits, flowers, trees, and herbs, with accompanying projects. Using sustainable methods and artisanal...   More >

$10

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

The Murder of Fred Hampton | Howard Alk, Mike Gray | United States, 1971

Film - Documentary | March 23 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Waldo E. Martin

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With an introduction from Waldo E. Martin. Martin is the Alexander F. & May T. Morrison Professor of American History & Citizenship at UC Berkeley.

Intending to chronicle the newly formed Chicago chapter of the Black Panther Party, the filmmakers documented founder Fred Hampton interacting with the black community for nearly a year. The dynamic twenty-one-year-old inspired with his...   More >

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

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The Othello Project: TDPS Workshop

Workshop | March 22 – 23, 2017 every day | 8-9 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Z170 (basement of Zellerbach Hall)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The Othello Project is a TDPS workshop (work-in-progress) written and directed by undergraduate Madison Wackerman.

The Othello Project is a devised piece consisting of student experiences, references to the text, and character investigation to examine harmful societal tropes in the white patriarchy in Shakespeare’s Othello that persist today. This piece uses personal accounts and contemporary...   More >

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Performing Arts - Theater | March 23 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Cal Performances

Direct from the United Kingdom and making its West Coast debut, Britain's acclaimed Filter Theatre, "a company blessed with wit, style, and a touch of magic" (Daily Telegraph, London), presents its breakneck and explosive production of Shakespeare's masterwork of romance, satire, and mistaken identity. Originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Filter's Twelfth Night enlists a cast...   More >

starting at $76

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

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Protecting the New Wonderland: The Origins of the National Park Service

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26, 2016 – April 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases & 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Signed by President Woodrow Wilson in August 1916, the Organic Act created the National Park Service, the federal bureau that protects our national parks and monuments. Several UC Berkeley alumni with conservationist interests and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco played key roles in its development. This exhibition explores the origins of the NPS with materials...   More >

Beyond Tintin and Superman: The Diversity of Global Comics

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 19, 2016 – April 23, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

You are invited to this exhibit of comics and graphic novels owned by the UC Berkeley Library. These materials often reflect the socioeconomic, ideological and political realities of the societies in which they are produced. To highlight these diverse realities, and to celebrate our differences, this exhibit presents a selection of comics and graphic novels published in many countries.

We...   More >

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.

NEMESTUDIO: 18 Drawings, 7 Models

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 20 – April 25, 2017 every day | 121 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

OPEN THROUGH APRIL 25. Exhibit runs through APR 25. The exhibition presents drawings and models produced for two recent exhibits by NEMESTUDIO, an architectural studio founded by Assistant Professor of Architecture Neyran Turan and Mete Sonmez.

Literatura de Cordel in Moffitt Library

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

 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 >

Native Americans: An Intimate View from Afar

Exhibit - Photography | March 9 – April 24, 2017 every day | Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library

 Ethnic Studies Library

Jun Kamata, Associate Professor at ASIA University in Tokyo, has published eight books in Japan. This exhibit includes 25 of his photographs of the Pomo people of northern California. Kamata holds a BA in Native American Studies from UC Berkeley, an MA in American Indian Studies and a Ph.D. in urban planning from UCLA.

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 >

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 >