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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: The threshold theorem for the hyperbolic Yang-Mills flow

Seminar | April 27 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Daniel Tataru, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The goal of the talk is to provide an overview of the proof of the Threshold Conjecture for the hyperbolic Yang-Mills equations. This involves nonlinear covariant wave equations, Lie algebras, gauge questions, microlocal analysis in the Lie algebra setting, bilinear and multilinear estimates, renormalization and parametrices, induction on energy, and other fun stuff!

Bus Rapid Transit: Planning, Design, and Operations

Workshop | April 18 – 27, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; James Lightbody, Lightbody Consulting

 Technology Transfer Program

Bus rapid transit (BRT) is an adaptable, cost-effective mode of public transportation suitable for deployment in both larger and smaller cities worldwide. The optimal BRT functions like light rail transit, but on existing streets as a premium express urban bus transit service. BRT can either supplement or replace existing bus networks, as well as either supplement or substitute for light rail...   More >

 The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies, as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will a

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Early Korea

Conference/Symposium | April 27 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Stella Xu, Roanoke College

 Martin Bale, Yeungnam University; Jonathan Best, Wesleyan University; Marjorie Burge, UC Berkeley; Mark Byington, Harvard University; Jack Davey, UC Berkeley; Lauren Glover, University of Wisconsin; Dennis Lee, Yonsei University; Gyoung-Ah Lee, University of Oregon; Rachel Lee, University of Washington; Rory Walsh, University of Oregon

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Early Korea is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to understand human society on the Korean peninsula in ancient times, make the case for the relevance of the region to world history and archaeology, and critically appraise how ancient history is used in the present to foster notions of Korean identity.

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

IRLE Visitors Workshop

Colloquium | April 27 | 10:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room

 Marie Connolly, Professor of Economics, University of Quebec at Montreal; Xianqiang Zou, PhD Candidate, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Yukiko Asai, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Tokyo; Jan Luksic, Graduate Student, Goethe University Frankfurt; Asma Benhenda, PhD Student, Paris School of Economics; Ling Huang, Peking University

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

Each year, IRLE hosts visiting scholars and visiting student researchers who come to Berkeley from all over the world to work on projects related to labor and employment. At this workshop, visitors will present research at various stages and receive feedback from their peers and the wider community.

  RSVP by emailing charlotterutty@berkeley.edu

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | April 27 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Writing Your Research Proposal

Workshop | April 27 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Berkeley Research Development Office

This workshop will show you how to develop the body of your research proposal. We will discuss how to create a logical flow of background information and preliminary data with the current study's research design.

ESPM Seminar Series - Spring 2017 - Jack Stilgoe

Seminar | April 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

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

"Machine learning, social learning, and the governance of driverless cars"

Refreshments in 139 Mulford Hall at 11:30

Job Interviewing II: Practice Your Interviewing Skills (BECAR207)

Workshop | April 27 | 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.

Enroll online at the UCB Learning Center (http://tinyurl.com/ucblms).

 Enroll online at the UCB Learning Center (blu.berkeley.edu).

The Berkeley Network Webinar Series: Land Interviews for Unlisted Jobs: Leverage Your Network

Seminar | April 27 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Vera Fishman ’04, Owner, 360Confidence

 Cal Alumni Association

Up to 85% of jobs are filled via networking. That’s why it can be so difficult to get an interview when applying online. Join us to learn how to effectively leverage your exciting network (we all have one!) and create new connections to get access to published and unadvertised opportunities – even if you don’t consider yourself to be the “networking type.”

  Register online

Planning Your Pregnancy Leave (BEUHS315)

Workshop | April 27 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Theresa McLemore, UCB HR Employee Relations Consultant; Sheila Taliafero, UCB Disability Counselor; Angel Cheng, Benefits Analyst, Benefits and Leaves; Valerie Hellmold, UCB Academic Personnel; Gabe Schmidt, Health Care Facilitator

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees. Enroll online.

  Register online

Tripodi Lecture: Dr. Mosi Ifatunji

Lecture | April 27 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Social Welfare, School of

“Racial Orders and Statistical Methodology”

One of the most common practices in the social and professional sciences is the under theorization of race in multivariate statistical models. This practice results in findings that are, at best, non-informative, and at worst, complicit in the maintenance of white supremacy. This lecture reviews these specification errors and provides a theoretical...   More >

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 Alegbraic Geometry seminar: Topological Hochschild homology and Witt vectors

Seminar | April 27 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Martin Speirs, University of Copenhagen

 Department of Mathematics

Topological Hochschild homology (THH) is a homology theory for (derived) rings which has had several applications to algebraic K-theory and, more recently, to integral p-adic Hodge theory. I will introduce THH($A$) for a ring $A$ and discuss its relation to the (p-typical) Witt vectors of $A$, establishing (certain fixed points of) THH as a derived Witt vector construction. This is the beginning...   More >

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 >

AIHA Northern CA and COEH-CE IH Forum: Ethics in the Workplace

Seminar | April 27 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 11 Elihu Harris State Building

 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612

 COEH-Continuing Education Program, American Industrial Hygiene Association, Northern California

This presentation will provide an introduction to ethics in the workplace. It will provide information on ethical issues that can arise for the Industrial Hygienist inside the corporate environment and outside, and the opportunity to consider and discuss ethical responses to potential challenging situations and concerns in the workplace.

Objectives

At the end of the course attendees will be...   More >

$60.00

  Registration opens April 3. Register online or by calling 510-642-8365, or by emailing coehce@berkeley.edu by April 27.

North and South: Technologies of Order and Escape

Colloquium | April 27 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues) | Note change in location

 Héctor Beltrán, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley; Jen Smith, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Ethnic Studies, and Graduate Fellow, Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues, UC Berkeley

 Keith P. Feldman, Assistant Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

ISSI's Graduate Fellows Program presents:

Héctor Beltrán, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

Jen Smith, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Ethnic Studies, and Graduate Fellow, Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues, UC Berkeley

Adding Study Abroad to Your Resume Workshop

Workshop | April 27 | 4-5 p.m. |  Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Skills to Pay the Bills: How studying abroad can help in your career.

Are you planning to or have you already studied abroad? Are you wondering how study abroad is relevant to your future? Come by our workshop to learn how to stand out to employers by utilizing your study abroad experiences in your resume, cover letter, and interviews.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: TBA

Seminar | April 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jiun-Hua Su, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Why We Get Russia Wrong

Lecture | April 27 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220, Geballe Room

 Robert English, Associate Professor of International Relations, Slavic Languages & Literature, and Environmental Studies, University of Southern California

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Institute of International Studies

The talk will explore the pathologies of our media-policy-academic elites that each in their own ways have pushed us toward threat inflation, Russophobia, and the demonization of Vladimir Putin.

Investments in Vulnerability: The Limits of Charity and Protection: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | April 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

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

Investments in Vulnerability: The Limits of Charity & Protection

Sustaining the Disability Community: The Weaving of Activism, Kinship, and Cash Economies
Dr. Juliann Anesi, Gender and Women’s Studies Department

Aoga Fiamalamalama and Loto Taumafai Schools are non-governmental organizations (NGOs), established in the 1970s...   More >

Racial Urbanisms; In Conversation with Andrew Herscher and Beryl Satter

Lecture | April 27 | 4-6 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

THU, APR 27, 4:00pm. Racial Urbanisms: in discussion about building communities through cooperative movements for those leveraging housing towards greater aims.

Seminar 251, Labor: Acting Wife': Marriage Market Incentives and Labor Market Investments

Seminar | April 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall | Note change in time and location

 Amanda Pallais, Harvard

 Department of Economics

Kadish Lecture 2017: Central Park: A Design for Democracy

Lecture | April 27 | 4-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room --Room 295 Simon Hall

 Joshua Cohen, Distinguished Senior Fellow UC Berkeley School of Law, Department of Political Science and Department of Philosophy, Apple University and UC Berkeley School of Law

 Kadish Center for Morality, Law, and Public Affairs

The Annual Kadish Lecture will be delivered by Prof Joshua Cohen, Distinguished Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley School of Law, the Department of Philosophy, and the Department of Political Science. Professor Cohen is on the faculty at Apple University. He was previously Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society and Professor of Philosophy and of Law at Stanford University, and Leon and Anne...   More >

Spiritual Seekers, Pilgrims and Psychonauts: Travelers to India and the Transformation of Religion in the long 1960s

Lecture | April 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Isabel Richter, University of Bremen

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Department of History, GHI West - Berkeley Office of the German Historical Institute, Washington DC, Institute for South Asia Studies

Travel reports and autobiographical texts chronicling journeys to the East in the long 1960s have boomed in the last twenty years. “Western” travelers did not only associate India with “life-changing decisions” but also characterized the trip as a crucial experience and an initiation of a generation. The lecture takes up the historical-cultural thesis of value change and the “life-style...   More >

Bridging the gap between the spatial and mnemonic views of the hippocampus

Seminar | April 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Elizabeth Buffalo, University of Washington

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: "Acting Wife: Marriage Market Incentives and Labor Market Investments"

Seminar | April 27 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall

 Amanda Pallais, Harvard, Haas School of Business

 Haas School of Business

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

Critical Theory in Times of Crisis Working Group | Asian Socialism, Magical Realism: What was Global Maoism?

Lecture | April 27 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Colleen Lye, Associate Professor of English, UC Berkeley

 The Program in Critical Theory

In an Arrighi-inspired model of literary history, Jed Esty has recently argued that periods of imperial crisis have also been periods in literature of “realism wars.” This account forces us to reconsider not only the question of whether postmodernism was the ascendant aesthetic of the 70s but also the question of whether postmodernism was in fact all along the realism of a financialized US...   More >

I-House Annual Celebration and Awards Gala: Honoring I-House alumni: Sir Desmond Rea, Dr. Arlene Blum, and Shankar Sastry

Special Event | April 27 | 6 p.m. |  International House

 Sir Desmond Rea (IH 1966 - 67), Global Ambassador of Peace and Inspiration; Dr. Arlene Blum (IH 1967-68), Alumna of the Year; Shankar Sastry, Distinguished Alumni Professor of the Year

 International House

International House 2017 Gala Honoring
Sir Desmond Rea (IH 1966 - 67), Dr. Arlene Blum (IH 1967-68), and Shankar Sastry (IH 1977-78)

6 pm Music & Mingling Dinner & Program Follow
$275 per person
$150 per person for Young Diplomats (35 years of years of age and under)
Chevron Auditorium International House Berkeley
2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Valet Parking Provided
For more...   More >

  Register online or by calling 510-642-4128, or by emailing ihalumni@berkeley.edu

I-House Resident Hosts greet our Gala guests

Journalism and the Internet: A Panel at the Berkeley Forum

Seminar | April 27 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 The Berkeley Forum

The rise of the internet as a source of news has disrupted the traditional journalistic model. Newspapers are seeing rapidly decreasing print readership, and some are having difficulty making the transition to the web. According to Pew Research, the newspaper workforce has fallen by 39% in the last 20 years, and advertising revenue, including digital advertising, fell by 8% in 2015 alone....   More >

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African Film Festival 2017: Kiki

Film - Series | April 27 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

New York City’s vibrant ballroom art form/subculture may have entered mainstream consciousness in the 1990s with Madonna’s “Vogue” video and Paris Is Burning, but the scene is as alive as ever today, and even more necessary. Led by LGBTQ youth of color, the activist Kiki scene still boasts the balls, dances, and fashions, but also provides peer-led support and family structures within its...   More >

FIlm Showing: KIKI @ BAMPFA

Film - Documentary | April 27 | 7-9 p.m. |  BAMPFA is located at 2155 Center Street, between Oxford Street and Shattuck Avenue, in downtown Berkeley.

 College of Environmental Design

Showing of the documentary Kiki with the filmmaker Sara Jordenö, in conversation

Eating Pasta off the Floor

Performing Arts - Theater | April 27 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. |  The Marsh Theater

 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

 Maria Grazia Affinito

 The Marsh Theater

“Hilarious and bittersweet … a spellbinding tale,” KQED Arts

Berkeley Dance Project 2017

Performing Arts - Dance | April 27 | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse | Canceled

 Department of Theater, Dance & 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

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

 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 >