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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Jacobs Spring Design Showcase

Seminar | May 2 – 3, 2018 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

On Wednesday, May 2, and Thursday, May 3, join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase. At this lively open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to mobility, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments.

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.

ReGen18 Conference

Conference/Symposium | May 1 – 4, 2018 every day |  Impact Hub San Francisco

 1885 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 Center for Responsible Business

Join the Regenerative Movement at ReGen18!

When: May 1-4,2018

Where: Impact HubSan Francisco

Register to attend: Use code R30_BerkeleyHaas for a 30% discount off registration: http://bit.ly/2EUdw0B

We are only days away from the launch of ReGen18! You won’t want to miss this opportunity. Join us May 1-4 in the heart of theMission District at Impact Hub San Francisco. We will be...   More >

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.

Cal Alumni Association Online Application Reading - TAAP/KASP Scholarships

Miscellaneous | April 27 – May 9, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Online

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association invites you to join us in reading and evaluating scholarship applications virtually for The Achievement Award and the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Programs from April 27th through May 9nd. Our dedicated alumni make these scholarships possible and we thank you for your time!

Virtual application readers will receive all training materials and scholarship...   More >

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cal-alumni-association-online-application-reading-2-taapkasp-tickets-43959034656?aff=email1. Register online

Synchro and SimTraffic V10

Special Event | May 2 – 3, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | University Hall, Room 28

 Fred Choa, PE, Associate, Fehr & Peers Associates

 Technology Transfer Program

This two-day course provides beginning to intermediate computer lab training in SYNCHRO / SimTraffic10 software and the recently published 2010 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM 2010) for vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. Working on a real-world project, students will use SYNCHRO to insert an aerial background, insert / modify roadways, input intersection geometrics, multi-modal traffic volumes...   More >

$395.00 CA Public Agency, $790.00 Standard Fee

  Register online or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu

Wellness Wednesdays: First Wednesday Yoga Walk

Sport - Recreational | May 2 | 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 UC Students, Faculty, and Staff

  Register online

Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry RTG Workshop

Seminar | April 30 – May 4, 2018 every day | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Evans Hall, 1015 and 740

 Max Lieblich, Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep

 Department of Mathematics

During RRR week (4/30-5/4), the number theory and arithmetic geometry RTG will be holding a workshop. The workshop will have lecture series in the mornings and discussion/problem solving sessions in the afternoons in small groups. Max Lieblich will be giving a lecture series on recent progress on the Tate conjectures, and Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep will be lecturing about group theory and...   More >

HSSA Speaker Series Biopolitics and Biopower in Putin's Russia

Lecture | May 2 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 650 Barrows Hall

 Professor Andrey Makarychev, Visiting Professor at Johan Skytte Institute of Political Science, University of Tartu (Estonia)

 Humanities and Social Sciences Association

This online lecture aims at introducing the concept of biopolitics, along with the multifaceted policies and practices this concept entails, into the field of Russian studies. Biopolitics not only brings up the issues of corporeality and sexuality at the top of political agenda; it also contains strong religious components, selective migration policy, and constructs new identities and loyalties...   More >

Capstone Showcase: Day 1

Special Event | May 2 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  2451 Ridge Road, Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership)

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Each Spring, hundreds of attendees convene in Berkeley, CA for two days of social impact innovation. With 13 tracks and 100 capstone teams, see where the future of engineering is headed by uncovering the projects created in collaboration between UC Berkeley faculty, industry partners, and Master of Engineering student leaders.

  Register online

History 101 Circus: Undergraduate Research Showcase

Colloquium | May 2 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of History, Phi Alpha Theta, Chi Chapter

The 101 Circus is the great annual gathering at which undergraduate history majors present their thesis research. Students will give 10-minute presentations on their research before opening the floor for 5-minute Q&A sessions.

The History 101 seminar is designed to guide students through the capstone experience of undergraduate education as a history major: the researching and writing of a...   More >

Cactus and Agave Discovery Station

Special Event | May 2 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come learn all about cactus and agave at this month's Discovery Station.

Dissertation Talk: Printed organic light emitting diodes for biomedical applications

Presentation | May 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 490 Cory Hall

 Claire M. Lochner, EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Flexible electronics interface well with the human body, enabling wearable device implementations that were previously limited by the rigid form factors of conventional electronics. This work explores applying printed and flexible organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) in biomedicine. A proof-of-concept solution-processed organic optoelectronic pulse oximeter is demonstrated, as well as a new OLED...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Phase-space imaging in computational imaging

Seminar | May 2 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, VCL center, 510

 Hsiou-Yuan Liu

 Berkeley Center for Computational Imaging

Computational imaging has open many possibility in the study of imaging; examples are digital refocusing, phase retrieval and diffuser cameras. The optics in use does not necessarily form an image of the target, as done in traditional imaging, but capture essential features for a post-capture computation to reconstruct the image. The design of computational part will also affect how the optics is...   More >

Irvin Ungar on Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art: Introduction by Shana Penn (Taube Philanthropies)

Lecture | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

"Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art" (Giles, 2017) was named the winner of the 2017 National Jewish Book Award, in the category of Visual Arts. This new publication celebrates the diverse aspects of Szyk's career and examines his highly detailed artwork.

After the Looting

Lecture | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. |  2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Carol Redmount, University of California, Near Eastern Studies

 Archaeological Research Facility

In 2011 and 2012 the archaeological site of El-Hibeh in Middle Egypt was badly looted in the aftermath of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. Every part of the ancient tell, once a first millennium BCE provincial city, was violated--from above, from below, and from the side. In our 2017 field season we began the process of assessing the damage and figuring out how to proceed in future.

An Update on Cardiac ASL-MRI and Brain Tumor DCE-MRI

Seminar | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Krishna Nayak, University of Southern California

 Bioengineering (BioE)

This talk will summarize two of the translational MRI efforts in my lab. One is the application of arterial spin labeling (ASL) to the human heart. ASL is a non-contrast technique for measuring tissue perfusion, and could be extremely valuable in the assessment of ischemic heart disease, especially high-risk groups such as those with kidney failure. Cardiac ASL-MRI is challenging because of the...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Mechanisms for target specificity in transcriptional regulation controlling Arabidopsis anther development"

Seminar | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Hong Ma, Fudan University and Penn State

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

In the area of functional studies of genes important for plant reproductive development, we focus on molecular basis of meiotic homologous recombination and chromosome condensation and segregation, gene networks controlling anther and pollen development, and regulatory elements ensuring reproductive development in response to environmental changes, such as light, drought and heat.

Hong Ma

Noon Concert: Gamelan

Performing Arts - Music | May 2 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

Javanese and Balinese Gamelan music and dance - student ensembles led by Midiyanto, Dewa Putu Berata, and Lisa Gold

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by...   More >

No MVZ Lunch Seminar

Seminar | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 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 >

Helping Your Loved One to Remain at Home (BEUHS174)

Workshop | May 2 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Caryn Doherty, LCSW, Senior Alternatives

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care

Knowing the resources in advance of a crisis and being prepared to discuss options with an elder, can be invaluable to you and your loved one. This informative workshop, offered by a geriatric care manager, will include a discussion of the challenges you may encounter as you attempt to assist your elder with their wish to remain living safely at home. Resources such as in-home care, care...   More >

  Enroll online

Must-Know Cooking Techniques (BEUHS641): Nutrition Events at Tang

Workshop | May 2 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Wellness Program Dietitian, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Do you want to gain confidence in the kitchen but don’t have time for culinary school? Learn some of the key cooking techniques that are commonly used in classic recipes. You may even be inspired to create your own recipes! Lecture, brief cooking demonstration, and a sample will be provided.

Scabs: The Social Suppression of Labor Supply

Colloquium | May 2 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Supreet Kaur, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Economics

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

A distinguishing feature of the labor market is social interaction among co-workers---providing the ingredients for social norms to develop and constrain behavior. We use a field experiment to test whether social norms against accepting wage cuts distort workers' labor supply during periods of unemployment. We partner with 183 existing employers, who offer jobs to 502 randomly-selected laborers...   More >

Modernizing America's Electricity Infrastructure

Lecture | May 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Mason Willrich will outline a national strategy for modernizing and decarbonizing America's electric infrastructure.

Composition Colloquium - Martin Matalon Bloch Lecture featuring Jennifer Curtis, (International Contemporary Ensemble): Bloch Lecture 2: Music for Instruments and Live Electronics: Traces feat. a performance of Traces VIII for violin and electronics, Dan Flanagan (Eco Ensemble)

Colloquium | May 2 | 1 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

Born in Buenos Aires in 1958, Martin Matalon received his Bachelor degree in Composition from the Boston Conservatory of Music In 1984, and in 1986 his Master’s degree from the Juilliard School of Music. In 1989, having initiated himself in conducting with Jacques-Louis Monod, he founded Music Mobile, a New York-based ensemble devoted to the contemporary repertoire (1989-96).

Among his awards,...   More >

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 >

Distributional symmetries and non commutative independences

Seminar | May 2 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Camille Male, Institut de Mathématiques de Bordeaux

 Department of Statistics

Professor Dan Virgil Voiculescu invented the theory of free probability in order to study abstract objects in operator algebra, the von Neumann algebras of free group. A unexpected and extremely powerful application of his theory is that it allows to predict the eigenvalues distribution of functions of certain independent random matrices. The properties of the limiting non commutative...   More >

Wings of a Serf

Film - Feature | May 2 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Directed by the Belarusian Yuri Tarich, this extraordinary 1926 Soviet silent film set in the sixteenth century was influential in the direction of Eisenstein’s two-part Ivan the Terrible (1944-46).

Reception for "We're Here, We're Queer, We're in the Public Record!": An exhibit of the LGBTQ Movement and Life as Seen through Government Information

Reception | May 2 | 4-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Library

This exhibition showcases selected documents pertaining to LGBTQ history and highlights aspects of LGBTQ life that have been impacted by the actions of federal, state, and local governments.

 The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you my require disability-related accommodations, please contact margaret.phillips@berkeley.edu, as soon as possible.

Special Seminar: 5-chromatic unit-distance graphs in the plane: initial discovery and subsequent progress

Seminar | May 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Aubrey de Grey, SENS Research Foundation

 Department of Mathematics

Earlier this year I made the first improvement since 1950 to the bounds of the Hadwiger-Nelson problem, which is to determine the chromatic number of the plane (CNP); the lower bound was previously 4, since there are 4-chromatic unit-distance (UD) graphs in the plane. The improvement to CNP ≥ 5 was achieved by identifying, though not actually defining precisely, a numerical function of UD...   More >

Novel Mechanisms Linking Insulin Resistance to Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis

Seminar | May 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Sonia Najjar, Ohio University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation Spring 2018 Certificate Ceremony

Special Event | May 2 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , College of Environmental Design, College of Engineering, Haas School of Business

Join us for our Second Annual Certificate Ceremony on Wednesday, May 2nd @ 310 Jacobs Hall, 4:30pm to 5:30pm, as we honor our latest cohort of students to receive the Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation. Come by and celebrate with our students, learn more about the certificate program and chat with members of our academic committee. Refreshments will be served.

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Murat Acar, Associate Professor of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University

Seminar | May 2 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Quantitative insights into gene network evolution and aging in the context of a canonical network

Abstract:
Regulation of gene expression in the yeast galactose utilization network has served as a paradigm for eukaryotic transcriptional control for 60 years now. Using the GAL network as an experimental model, we characterized cross-species evolution of this network and how cellular aging...   More >

SERC Gala

Special Event | May 2 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Join us for the 5th annual SERC Gala!

$5-30

  Buy tickets online

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 26, 2018 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

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

Africa and the Diaspora: Short Films

Film - Feature | May 2 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Tonight’s program mingles short African fiction films with documentary essays from the diaspora. Discover works by Alassane Sy and Mamadou Dia (Senegal), Cedric Ido (Burkina Faso), Lebert Bethune (Jamaica), and Carlos Javier Ortiz (Oakland by way of Chicago).

Mankiller: May's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | May 2 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

"This is the story of an American hero and legend, one who stands tall amongst the likes of Robert Kennedy, Harriet Tubman, and Martin Luther King, Jr. -- and yet few people know her name. Wilma Mankiller is someone who humbly defied the odds to fight injustice and give a voice to the voiceless. She overcame rampant sexism and personal challenges to emerge as the Cherokee Nation's first female...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

May Movie at Moffitt

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Art Wall: Karabo Poppy Moletsane

Exhibit - Painting | November 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Moletsane’s vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.

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.

Environmental Design Archives Exhibition: Hollywood and Vine

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 22 – May 15, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

See the homes of the STARS!! Or more precisely, designs for the homes and gardens of film stars, directors, screen writers, and designers curated by head archivist at the Environmental Design Archives, Waverly Lowell.

Way Bay

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 17 – May 6, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Way Bay is a sweeping exploration of the creative energies that have emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area over the past two hundred years. The exhibition features nearly two hundred works of art, film, performance, poetry, and archival materials by Bay Area artists and others whose work engages with the region’s geographic, social, and cultural landscape.

The exhibition takes a nonlinear...   More >

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday |  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 >

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk | The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection: Auditorium installation of enlarged reproductions of select collection items

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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 the Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection.

Born into a middle-class Polish...   More >

“We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re in the Public Record!”: The LGBTQ Movement and Life as Seen Through Government Information

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – August 31, 2018 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery

 Library

This exhibit showcases selected documents pertaining to LGBTQ history and highlights aspects of LGBTQ life that have been impacted by actions of federal, state, and local governments.

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

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 20 – August 31, 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 >

Science Gets Graphic: Cartoons, Comics and Graphic Novels in the Sciences

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 23 – August 24, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | Evans Hall, Mathematics Statistics Library (100 Evans)

 Library

In the past decade, we have witnessed significant growth in the use of visual imagery and storytelling to engage students in the sciences. From manga guides and illustrated texts to biographies and zombies teaching calculus, this display features illustrated works and graphic novels from our collections that aim to teach college students and the general public about science...   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.

High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 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 presents a selection from the over one hundred “show-card” posters printed by the Firschein Press, a small business operated by East European Jewish immigrants, that served local Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Brooklyn for the better half of the 20th century. Oscar Firschein brought the posters to California once the Press ceased its activities. He and his wife, Theda,...   More >

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 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

A selection from the over fifty manuscripts collected by The Magnes in Cairo, Egypt, during an expedition led by the museum’s founder, Seymour Fromer, in 1971. At the time, the aim of The Magnes was to salvage unique documents during a period of great turmoil in the Middle East.

The manuscripts are accompanied by a variety of ritual objects, original ketubbot (marriage contracts), and by...   More >

Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 10 – December 16, 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 >