<< Tuesday, November 07, 2017 >>

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Garden Closed

Holiday | November 4, 2014 – December 5, 2017 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed the first Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.

-I’m only in Berkeley for one day from somewhere...   More >

Food, Agriculture and Human Impacts on the Environment: Japan, Asia and Beyond

Conference/Symposium | November 7 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Archaeological Research Facility, Berkeley Food Institute, Department of Anthropology, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

The goal of this workshop is to link local and regional case studies of food, agriculture, and human-environmental interaction with the broader discussion of global environmental issues and long-term sustainability. Special emphasis is on case studies from Japan, East Asia and the North Pacific Rim.

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Science and Literacy Playgroup

Meeting | October 31, 2017 – May 15, 2018 every Tuesday with exceptions | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)

 1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

 Chancellor's Community Grant, Trybe Inc.

Have fun and meet other families in West and South Berkeley.
For Children ages 05 and their caregivers.
Free, drop-in, snacks, circle time, arts and crafts and science activities.

BASF Seminar in Chemical Sciences: Cysteine Arylation to Engineer Peptides and Proteins

Seminar | November 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Bradley Pentelute, Department of Chemistry, MIT

 College of Chemistry

Here we report a robust bioconjugation method using cysteine arylation. This chemistry enables site-specific conjugation at cysteine residues within peptides, proteins, and antibodies. Our two developed approaches use either perfluoroaryl-cysteine SNAr chemistry or organometallic palladium reagents. This work lead to the discovery of a self-labeling four-residue sequence that enables...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Rough Heston model: Pricing, hedging and microstructural foundations

Seminar | November 7 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Mathieu Rosenbaum, École Polytechnique

 Center for Risk Management Research

It has been recently shown that rough volatility models, where the volatility is driven by a fractional  Brownian motion with small Hurst parameter, provide very relevant dynamics in order to reproduce the  behavior of both historical and implied volatilities. However, due to the non-Markovian nature of the fractional Brownian motion, they raise new issues when it comes to the risk management of...   More >

Dark Matter as Art - Film Screening and Artist/Scientist Panel

Film - Short | November 7 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Melissa Walter, Artist, NASA and Melissa Walter Art; Chris Fessenden, Director, The Artist Odyssey; Karl van Bibber, Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Nuclear Engineering (NE)

In celebration of Dark Matter Day, the Department of Nuclear Engineering presents The Artist Odyssey, and Director Chris Fessenden's film "New Stellar Order," a documentary about science artist and illustrator Melissa Walter.

Following the film screening, Direct Chris Fessenden, artist Melissa Walter, and Dark Matter Scientists Karl van Bibber, Ph.D., Samantha Lewis, Maria Simanovskaia, and...   More >


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Zotero for Citation Management

Workshop | November 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Jennifer Dorner, The Library; David Eifler, The Library


Citation management software can help organize research results and make writing papers easier by quickly creating properly formatted bibliographies and footnotes.

Learn how to use this easy citation manager for Firefox, Safari and Chrome. The workshop will cover importing citations, exporting bibliographies, sharing resources for working groups, and using a wide variety of citation styles.

 A Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt Library.

The logistical origins of violence in Central Africa: roadblock economies in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic

Colloquium | November 7 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Peer Schouten, Postdoctoral Fellow, DIIS and UCB Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley Department of Geography

 Center for African Studies

Schouten is a postdoctoral fellow at the Danish Institute for International Studies, associate researcher at the International Peace Information Service (Belgium) and editor-in-chief at Theory Talks. He researches the political economy of conflict in Central Africa in the broadest sense, as well as the politics of infrastructure and the historical sociology of state formation. He has worked in...   More >

Development Lunch: "Monitoring Employees: A Principal-Agent Approach to Driving Behavior and Productivity in Kenyas Informal Public Transport Industry"

Seminar | November 7 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Erin Kelley

 Department of Economics

Student seminar series for development economics student in Econ and ARE.

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Caitlin Green, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Introduction to Remote Sensing in QGIS

Workshop | November 7 | 1-3 p.m. | 55A McCone Hall

 Nancy Thomas, Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF)


This workshop introduces the basic principles of digital satellite and aerial imagery and is appropriate for attendees who have some understanding of geospatial data fundamentals but have little or no experience in remote sensing. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities, we will explore the components and characteristics of digital imagery. Participants will learn how to find and...   More >

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Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

Meeting | October 17 – December 12, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 119 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you an EOP student interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at EOP every Wednesdays 1-3pm this semester. Come learn about different programs offered, study abroad scholarships, how to apply and additional services available.

Composition Colloquium: Robert DicK

Colloquium | November 7 | 2 p.m. |  Hargrove Music Library

 Department of Music

3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)

Free and open to the public

Anthony Cheung (b. 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. His output ranges from solo to orchestral works, occasionally with electronics. His music has been commissioned by leading groups such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic theory (joint with Psychology and Economics seminar)

Seminar | November 7 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Evans Hall

 Anujit Chakraborty, UC Davis

 Department of Economics

Note special time and place

3-Manifold Seminar: Schwarzian derivatives, projective structures, and the Weil-Petersson gradient flow for renormalized volume

Seminar | November 7 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Franco Vargas, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

Continuation from last week

Mirror Symmetry and Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Monomial admissibility and monodromy

Seminar | November 7 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Andrew Hanlon, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss a new interpretation of the Fukaya-Seidel category mirror to a compact toric variety and several applications of the construction. In particular, we will see how a natural monodromy of these categories is mirror to tensoring by a line bundle.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Present Bias

Seminar | November 7 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Anujit Chakraborty, UC Davis

 Department of Economics

Joint with Theory seminar

Near East Studies Department - Study Abroad and FLAS Information Session

Information Session | November 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

NES Students! Come learn about Study Abroad as well as the Foreign Language and Area Scholarship (FLAS). Speakers include Rania Shah, NES Adviser; Michelle Ayazi, Berkeley Study Abroad Adviser; and Gina Farales Blanco FLAS Administrator.

i4Y Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Group: Speaker Series

Seminar | November 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 440 University Hall

 Anoop Jain, DrPH Student, Child Marriage & Female Adolescent Health in Bihar, India

 i4Y - Innovations for Youth

The Innovations for Youth (i4Y) Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Working Group has begun a speaker series to explore challenging questions related to child marriage and youth empowerment. The series will feature UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and graduate students' work in diverse contexts worldwide.
Presentations will begin in late October and run through early Spring 2018. Both events will...   More >

C. H. Li Memorial Lecture: YAP/TAZ in stem cells and cancer

Seminar | November 7 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Stefano Piccolo, University of Padova

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

C. H. Li Memorial Lectures

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Stokes' theorem and construction of an invariant measure on an $L^2$ ball

Seminar | November 7 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Justin Brereton, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

An invariant measure is useful in proving almost sure well-posedness of a PDE on a compact set. Thomann and Tzvetkov constructed an invariant measure for the derivative nonlinear Schrodinger (DNLS) equation on the torus. In this talk we construct a DNLS-invariant measure on the set of functions with $L^2(T)$ norm equal to a fixed value $m$, by an argument that is similar to Stokes' theorem, but...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Lower Bounds for Betti Numbers

Seminar | November 7 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Adam Boocher, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The Rank Conjecture of Buchsbaum-Eisenbud and Horrocks says roughly that the Koszul complex is the "smallest" possible resolution. In this talk, I'll discuss this conjecture and several stronger and weaker incarnations of it. After surveying what is known, I'll describe some recent work with Jimmy Seiner for monomial ideals.

Slow Accretion: Producing Harm in Ulaanbaatar’s Air Pollution Crisis

Lecture | November 7 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Chisato Fukuda, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Franck Billé, Program Director, Silk Road Center, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Public Health, School of

What counts as evidence of harm for those living in the midst of air pollution? Over the past two decades, air pollution has become a seasonal disaster in Ulaanbaatar, prompting widespread concerns about its harms to human bodies and the environment. These concerns have promoted various investments to document air pollution’s effects, from monitoring technologies, to interactive pollution maps,...   More >


Writing the History of Archaic Greece: Pheidon and Telesilla

Seminar | November 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Jonathan M. Hall, University of Chicago

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

Giving infrared spectroscopy a boost: New methods for studying interfaces, chirality, vibrational coupling across the spectrum, and proton transfer reactions

Seminar | November 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Poul Petersen, Department of Chemistry & Biology, Cornell University

 College of Chemistry

Mid-infrared (IR) spectroscopy directly interrogates the chemical bonds molecules are composed of through their vibrational frequencies and thus offers a direct and local probe of molecular structure and nuclear motion. However, ultrafast IR spectroscopy is very challenging and thus heavily technology driven. Progress is driven by technical advances and the development of new laser sources and...   More >

Central American History and Identity: Past and Present: A Gathering for Teachers and Other Educators

Workshop | November 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Available with registration

  , Oakland, CA

 Rebecca Herman, Assistant Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Undergraduate Students from UC Berkeley, Central Americans for Empowerment

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

In Partnership with the UC Berkeley Office of Resources for International and Area Studies (ORIAS), the OUSD ELLMA office invites you to learn more about the historical context impacting migration from Central America, its connection to US policy, and the complex, intersectional identities of students from the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.


  Registration opens November 1. Register online or by calling Shane Carter at 5102895962, or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu by November 7.

The Russian Revolution and Soviet Durability

Lecture | November 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Lucan Way, Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto

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

The Soviet Union was one of the most durable authoritarian regimes in modern history. It not only endured 74 years, but survived multiple and severe crises -- from massive popular unrest in 1921 to deadly purges in the 1930s to the invasion of Germany in 1941. Professor Way argues that such robustness can be traced to the regime's origins in violent, revolutionary struggle. A history of violent...   More >

Launching Undocumental: a talk and reception

Lecture | November 7 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Goldberg Room

 Joel Sati, Undocumental; Ramona Naddaff, UC Berkeley Rhetoric Department; Khaled Alrabe, Human Rights Center; Meng So, Undocumented Student Program; Michael Conti, Define American

 Human Rights Center

Join us for the launch of Undocumental, an interdisciplinary and intersectional publication focused on "illegalization." The event will feature a Q&A with founder and executive director Joel Sati and members of the Undocumented editorial staff. We'll also hear brief introductory remarks from Khaled Alrabe, director of the Immigration Initiative at the Human Rights Center; Ramona Naddaff,...   More >

Gilead Infosession: Bio-Tech Connect: Industry Infosession Series

Information Session | November 7 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Join Gilead Sciences, a research-based biopharmaceutical company that delivers life-saving therapies to patients in need. DINNER PROVIDED
Accepting resumes for full-time and internship positions.
Hosted by the Department of Bioengineering and the Bioengineering Honor Society

Naisargi Dave | Life is Queerer Than a Chessboard: On Cows, Violence, and Love in Contemporary India

Lecture | November 7 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Naisargi N. Dave, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor of Anthropology and of South & Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of Anthropology, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights

A talk by anthropologist and scholar of queer activism and animal rights in India Dr. Naisargi N. Dave.

"How to Work a Look"--a lecture by Madison Moore

Lecture | November 7 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Madison Moore, ERC Postdoctoral Scholar, King's College, London

 Department of English, Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

How to Work a Look explores the relationships between queerness, spectacular style and resistance. The colloquial phrase “working a look” highlights the queer practice of using fashion to critique restrictive societal norms. For queer, trans and nonbinary people of color, style is resistance, a...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Stillman's Question, Solved! (Part 2)

Seminar | November 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Chris Eur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We continue the journey of Ananyan and Hochster's resolution of Stillman's Question. After a brief review of the main theorems, we dive right into the technical details. Our goal will be to build necessary tools to prove the main theorems, in particular to make precise the statement that small collapse is equivalent to small codimension of singular locus.

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Magic Spells: A Weekly Performance Series Featuring Victoria Hanna and Hebrew Amulets from The Magnes Collection

Performing Arts - Other | October 24 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Meet Victoria Hanna and watch as she develops MAGIC SPELLS, a new performance repertoire based on Hebrew amulets in The Magnes Collection.

This series is presented in conjunction with the UC Berkeley course, "Jewish Nightlife: Poetry, Music, and Ritual Performance from Renaissance Italy to Contemporary Israel" (Jewish 121-001, Music 139), taught by Francesco Spagnolo.

During her Fall 2017...   More >

LEED Workshop: Become LEED Accredited!

Course | November 7 | 6-10 p.m. | 105 Dwinelle Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green-rating point system to certify a building’s sustainability. Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, students and professionals can become LEED Accredited themselves. (More information regarding course registration to come).

Waste Reduction Speaker Panel: Hosted by Food@Haas

Lecture | November 7 | 6-8 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum in Chou Hall

 Dan Kurzrock, Regrained; Komal Ahmed, Copia; Nick Peters, DrawDown; Dylan Brody, Imperfect Produce

 Haas School of Business

This is a Haas class, anyone who is not enrolled but wants to attend the class is welcome to join but will be asked to leave if we run out of seating capacity in the room (due to fire code).

CARE Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Film - Documentary | November 7 | 6-8 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room

 UC Berkeley Labor Center

Care delves deep into the world of home elder care through the eyes of both paid caregivers and their elderly clients. Undocumented Vilma, cares for Dee, 92, an active businesswoman until dementia ended her work life. With her only family 3,000 miles away, Vilma is her lifeline. In an isolated rural area, Laurie cajoles Larry to do his exercises and have hope while he waits for a lung transplant....   More >

Global Health Expert Panel: Challenges and Opportunities in Global Health

Panel Discussion | November 7 | 7-9 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Dr. Malcolm Potts, Founder of the Fred H. Bixby, Jr. Center for Population and Family Planning, UC Berkeley; Dr. Woutrina Smith, Co-Director for UC Global Health Institute Planetary Health Center of Expertise, UC Davis; Dr. Craig Cohen, Co-Director, Center of Expertise in Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment, University of California, Global Health Institute, UC San Francisco

 Dr. Ndola Prata, Co-Director, Center of Expertise in Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment, University of California, Global Health Institute, UC Berkeley

 UC Global Health Institute

Join us for an expert panel with an interdisciplinary discussion on Maternal Health, Infectious Disease, and Climate Change from across the UC System. They will also be discussing opportunities and careers in Global Health.

There will be a 45-minute facilitated discussion, followed by a 45-minute Question&Answer section with our experts. Come ready to learn and engage with our renown experts...   More >

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Exhibits and Ongoing Events

In-Between Places: Korean American Artists in the Bay Area

Exhibit - Painting | September 13 – December 10, 2017 every day |  Mills College Art Museum

 5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94613

 Mills College Art Museum

In-Between Places (사이에 머물다) is the story of Korean American artists and their dreams, featuring new work by: Jung Ran Bae; Sohyung Choi; Kay Kang; Miran Lee; Young June Lew; Nicholas Oh; Younhee Paik; and Minji Sohn.

Street by Minji Sohn, 2016

Jennie Smith: New Drawings

Exhibit - Painting | September 18 – December 15, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

San Francisco artist Jennie Smith infuses her detailed drawings of the natural world with an imaginative sensibility.

Viewing hours are generally Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events and meetings; please call (510) 643-9670 or email in advance to confirm room availability.

The Russian Revolution Centenary: 1917-2017: Politics, Propaganda and People's Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11, 2017 – January 8, 2018 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library


This exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Revolution that took place in October of 1917. The exhibition will take place in the Moffitt Library, and it will highlight several print-items from the revolutionary times.

 Access to the Moffitt Undergraduate Library is restricted and you'll need the UC Berkeley/ Cal Card for entry.

Ecocity Berkeley: Thirty Years On: An Exhibit in the Environmental Design Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 15 – December 16, 2017 every day with exceptions | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium


The 1987 book Ecocity Berkeley: Building Cities for a Healthy Future, inserting “ecocity” into the urban planning lexicon. Using Berkeley as a test bed, Richard Register promoted a new vision for urban development that now has worldwide resonance.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

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

The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

Exhibit - Artifacts | July 21 – December 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking a 50th anniversary, Bancroft’s rare and unique collections documenting the 1967 “Summer of Love” are on exhibit in the corridor cases. Presented are images from the Bay Area alternative press, psychedelic rock posters and mailers, documentary photographs of the Haight-Ashbury scene and major rock concerts, and material from the personal papers of author Joan Didion and poet Michael...   More >

¡Viva La Fiesta! Mexican Traditions of Celebration

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – February 1, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, The Bancroft Library Gallery

 Bancroft Library

¡Viva la Fiesta! explores the cycle of traditional religious and
patriotic celebrations that have for centuries marked the
Mexican calendar. The exhibition draws on unique historical
representations of the fiestas and examines their relationship
to communal identities, national politics, religious practices,
and indigenous customs. These original materials, which are
preserved in the...   More >

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 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

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they...   More >

Sketching "Fiddler": Set Designs by Mentor Huebner

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 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 Power of Attention: Magic and Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 29 – December 15, 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 >

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

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 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

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 >