<< Friday, October 12, 2018 >>

Friday, October 12, 2018

Homecoming at Alumni House

Special Event | October 12 – 13, 2018 every day |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Doe and Moffitt Libraries and Gardner Stacks Open House

Tour/Open House | October 12 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Explore these libraries that have served the campus for more than 100 years. Be awed by grand spaces like the North and Heyns reading rooms and delve into the exhibits of the Bernice Layne Brown Gallery. Plus get special access to the 52 miles of shelves in the Gardner Stacks.

 Please show your Homecoming badge at the entrance for access to the Moffitt Library and Gardner Stacks.

Sustainability Colloquium: Shruit Kasarekar & Eric Hoffman

Colloquium | October 12 | 10-11 a.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRI, OCT 12, 10am. This shared presentation will focus on the new Uber Headquarters, enabling Uber to operate in a transparent and open fashion, while providing a distinctive architectural element to the dynamic Mission Bay neighborhood. Open to all!

Hearst Museum Open House - Homecoming Weekend

Tour/Open House | October 12 – 14, 2018 every day | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Alumni, parents, and friends are welcome to stop by anytime to explore the current exhibit, Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You. You can also virtually travel to archaeological sites around the world through the interactive CAVE kiosk or take a break and chill out in the Lounge of Wondrous Anthropological Discoveries.

The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology has waived...   More >

The intersection of sustainability, social justice and higher education: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | October 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Khalid Kadir, Lecturer, Political Economy and Global Poverty & Practice program, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program Online Information Session

Information Session | October 12 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Richard Louie, UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this specialized program—with online and classroom courses available—can enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and help prepare you academically for application to certified CLS training programs.

  Register online

Labor Lunch: "The Effects of Parental and Sibling Incarceration: Evidence from Ohio": with Samuel Norris (U Chicago) and Jeffrey Weaver (USC)

Seminar | October 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Matt Pecenco, Berkeley ARE

 Center for Labor Economics

You are welcome to bring your lunch ~ food will not be provided

At Berkeley

Film - Documentary | October 12 | 12-4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For his study of the University—which clocks in at more than four hours—Wiseman and his long-time cinematographer John Davey amassed some 250 hours of material over the course of twelve weeks in 2010. The film presents the complexities of the campus from multiple angles, documenting student/faculty interaction inside classrooms, campus protests, and administrative meetings. “A summation of sorts...   More >

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | October 12 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris, Yoga Instructor, Be Well at Work - Wellness Program

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of movement, soothe your back, and grant you increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn how pranayama breathing can enhance your practice, and help liberate your mind in surprising ways. Yoga mats are provided, or you can bring your own. Comfortable clothing and bare feet recommended.

  Register online

Deterring Illegal Entry: Migrant Sanctions and Recidivism in Border Apprehensions

Seminar | October 12 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall

 Gordon Hanson, UC San Diego

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

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Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Microassembler Printer

Seminar | October 12 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Eugene Chow, PARC

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We are developing a process to assemble and orient micro-objects, and then transfer them to a final substrate to be used for electronics, sensors, metamaterials and other applications. The process uses directed electrostatic assembly to enable micrometer scale registration and parallel assembly with open and closed loop control. We transfer the assemblies to final substrates with parallel or roll...   More >

Why the Common Good Disappeared and How We Get It Back

Lecture | October 12 | 1-2 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Goldman School of Public Policy

The Class of '68 50th Reunion Lecture
HOMECOMING WEEKEND, OCTOBER 12-14, 2018

PROFESSOR ROBERT B. REICH ignites a discussion of the good we have had in common, what happened to it, and what we might do to restore it. His goal is not that we all agree on the common good. It is that we get into the habit of thinking and talking about it, listening to each other’s views and providing a means for...   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 >

Discovery of New Two-Dimensional Materials with Electro-Active Functionality: Nano Seminar Series

Lecture | October 12 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. SungWng Kim, Sungkyunkwan University, Energy Science

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

In this talk, two different strategies for the discovery of new two-dimensional (2D) materials with electro-active functionality will be introduced. Our new 2D materials are created based on the engineering of crystal structure dealing with electrons, showing unprecedented physical properties.

The first material, “electride”, which is regarded as a new electronic material, is ionic crystal in...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Some Non-Uniqueness Results for PDEs from Hamiltonian Systems

Seminar | October 12 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Stamatis Dostoglou, University of Missouri

 Department of Mathematics

We shall first recall how to obtain macroscopic PDEs by taking limits of Hamiltonian dynamics as the number of molecules increases to infinity. We shall then construct along these lines explicit examples of spontaneous energy generation (and therefore establish non-uniqueness) for the compressible Euler system, with and without pressure. The examples come from rescalings of well-posed...   More >

MENA Salon: Yemen's Continuing War

Workshop | October 12 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Two weeks ago, the UN Human Rights Council, overriding the objections of Saudi Arabia and its allies, voted to continue an investigation by a panel of international experts into the war in Yemen. This comes in the wake of a recent cholera outbreak, with roughly 10,000 new cases each week, and increasing civilian casualties. The humanitarian crisis in Yemen has been aided by the United States'...   More >

Teaching a Spanish Literature Course Online: A skeptic’s experience

Lecture | October 12 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Mary Quinn, University of New Mexico

 Berkeley Language Center

According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, one in every four undergraduate students takes at least one class online and studies show that access to online learning can boost graduation rates. But certain subjects, like language learning, seem in their very nature to be antithetical to an online format. In this talk I will share my experience of adapting a beginning literature class in...   More >

“I don't want to be a publisher!” Regulating liability for the sticky parts: An exploration of CDA Section 230, sex work, and user content

Seminar | October 12 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Peter Brantley

 Information, School of

Threats to information sharing, users, and free speech

Why Canadians Love Immigration and Americans Aren't So Sure

Colloquium | October 12 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Irene Bloemraad, Sociology

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Americans are deeply divided about migration policy and have limited appetite for increasing immigration. In contrast, Canada’s government has increased its immigration targets; the ruling party won in part due to a campaign promise to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees; and citizens largely support these policies. Why do Canadians seem to love immigration while Americans aren’t so...   More >

Logic Colloquium: Combinatorial principles from proof complexity

Colloquium | October 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Pavel Pudlak, Czech Academy of Sciences

 Department of Mathematics

One of the goals of proof theory is to find combinatorial characterization of sentences provable in particular theories, i.e., to present these sentences as mathematical principles, rather than mere syntactical statements. While for strong theories these sentences tend to be incomprehensible, for weak theories we expect to find something familiar, or at least similar to well-known principles. In...   More >

Assembly 15 Candidate Forum

Panel Discussion | October 12 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306, HP Auditorium

 Buffy Wicks, Assembly 15 Candidate; Jovanka Beckles, Assembly 15 Candidate

 Society of Women Engineers

Would you like to meet Berkeley’s assembly candidates? Introducing Buffy Wicks and Jovanka Beckles, California's 15th State Assembly candidates! Come to our forum on October 12th at 4-5pm in Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, to listen to candidate perspectives on issues relevant to the student body and the Berkeley community. The forum will start off as a moderated Q&A and then will open up to the...   More >

Unlikely Alliances and Transpartisanship: Finding Common Ground Across Difference on Transportation and Infrastructure

Lecture | October 12 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Karen Trapenberg Frick

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract:
Against a backdrop of hyper-political polarization worldwide, this presentation reviews recent transpartisan coalitions of conservative and progressive allies who advocate for policy change about transportation and infrastructure in the United States. Some might view these as unholy alliances where participants make deals with the devil or lend one’s enemies undue legitimacy. However,...   More >

Bergman Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry: High-Valent Chromium with Multiple Bonds to Oxygen, Nitrogen, and Carbon

Seminar | October 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Klaus Theopold, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Delaware

 College of Chemistry

Our longstanding interest in the coordination chemistry of chromium has recently taken a turn to the highest formal oxidation states of that metal.
One thread of that story is the ‘peractivation’ - aka oxidative addition - of the small molecules O2 and N2. We are interested in the mechanisms of these reactions and the origins of their activation barriers. For example, does spin state play a...   More >

Hands On 14: Artists' Books from the Crypt: Refreshments served

Special Event | October 12 | 4-6 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library - Room 210

 Library

Artists' books are simply books made by artists. Whether tactile or conceptual, they range in thematic content including the political, the sentimental, or just about ideas of beauty. Artists' books defy conventional "reading" and involve the viewer though sight, touch, and physical manipulation. Too often locked behind exhibit cases, Hands On events make them available for you to touch, turn...   More >

A Recuerdo for Ste. Ostrich by Julie Chen and Lois Morrison

East Bay World History Reading Group: The Global Transformation of Time by Vanessa Ogle

Meeting | October 12 | 5-7 p.m. |  ORIAS Office

 1995 University Ave Suite 520D, Berkeley, CA 94704

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Rouge Tears

Film - Feature | October 12 | 5-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This 1938 talkie remake of The Goddess offers a chance to see how another leading star, Butterfly Wu (Hue Die), interpreted the role made famous by the late Ruan Lingyu. Rouge Tears was made in Hong Kong under British colonial rule, during the flourishing of the Cantonese film industry at the start of the sound era. “It was precisely under such tumultuous and constantly shifting sociopolitical...   More >

[Free Film Screening] Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno

Film - Documentary | October 12 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (MCC) 220

 Laurie Coyle

 UC Berkeley Labor Center

Film screening followed by Q+A with Director Laurie Coyle and Maria Moreno’s daughters, Olivia Portugal and Lily DeLa Torre

In Adios Amor, the discovery of lost photographs sparks the search for a hero that history forgot — Maria Moreno, a migrant mother driven to speak out by her twelve children’s hunger. She was the first farmworker woman in America to be hired as a union organizer and...   More >

Fall 2018 Bioengineering Alumni Lecture: Pushing the Boundaries of Your Engineering Degree: Imagination Will Take You Everywhere

Lecture | October 12 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Karin Hollerbach

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Karin Hollerbach serves as Managing Director of Taku International, a technology consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Germany, and conducts R&D for a medical device / wearables company in Silicon Valley. Applications of her technical interests in cyber-physical systems, both real and sci-fi, cut across multiple industries, including energy, medical, ag tech, and search and...   More >

  RSVP online by October 5.

[FILM SCREENING] Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno

Film - Documentary | October 12 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center #220

 UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education, Center for Latino Research Policy, Chicanx Latinx Student Development, Department of Ethnic Studies

Film screening followed by Q+A with Director Laurie Coyle and Maria Moreno’s daughters, Olivia Portugal and Lily DeLa Torre

In Adios Amor, the discovery of lost photographs sparks the search for a hero that history forgot — Maria Moreno, a migrant mother driven to speak out by her twelve children’s hunger. She was the first farmworker woman in America to be hired as a union organizer and...   More >

Zillow Group Tech Talk

Information Session | October 12 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Zillow Group houses a portfolio of the largest and most vibrant real estate and home-related brands on the web and mobile. The company's brands focus on all stages of the home lifecycle: renting, buying, selling, financing and home improvement.

Join Senior Software Engineer and Cal alum, Fong Li, as he discusses our Premier Agent product that drives value and leads to agents.

From the Life of the Marionettes

Film - Feature | October 12 | 7:30-9:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of Bergman’s most daring experiments, this bleakly explicit tale of a feuding couple was controversial on its release, but the director said “it belongs to my best films.” Opening with a rare act of physical violence (Bergman’s characters usually prefer to inflict their traumas emotionally), the film tracks backwards along the stab wound that is the protagonists’ marriage. The director’s...   More >

Barry Jenkins in conversation with Stephen Best

Panel Discussion | October 12 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Nourse Theater

 275 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94117

 Barry Jenkins

 Stephen Best, Associate Professor, Berkeley English

 City Arts and Lectures, KQED

Stephen Best will be interviewing Barry Jenkins for the City Arts & Lectures program at the Nourse Theater in San Francisco on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7:30pm.

Please consider attending the interview. You can purchase tickets by calling 415-393-4400 or by visiting the City Arts and Lectures website. KQED will also rebroadcast the interview on March 18, 2018.
Director, producer, and writer...   More >

$29.00 Single admission

  Buy tickets online or by calling 415-392-4400

Schaubühne: An Enemy of the People

Performing Arts - Theater | October 12 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Schaubühne, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Berlin’s Schaubühne theater presents a radically revised adaptation of An Enemy of the People, Ibsen’s potent 1882 drama about individual and social responsibility. The story of a whistleblower in a small town whose efforts to speak truth to power are shut down by his self-interested neighbors, the play both implicates and exhilarates its audience in a conversation about the perils of democratic...   More >

$30-98 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Schaubühne performs An Enemy of the People Friday–Saturday, October 12–13, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

70 Scenes of Halloween: A play by Jeffrey M Jones

Performing Arts - Theater | October 11 – 13, 2018 every day | 8-9 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

70 SCENES OF HALLOWEEN is a spooky, scrambled, and sly comedy that transforms the unraveling of a marriage into a frighteningly funny romp. A young couple seems set to spend Halloween on their couch in a state of mild boredom. But dark forces emerge and they must contend with ghosts and witches banging on windows and wielding butcher knives!

$13-$20

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-1677, or by emailing tdps@berkeley.edu

70 SCENES OF HALLOWEEN, a play by Jeffrey M Jones

Andrew Chen, piano

Performing Arts - Music | October 12 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Schumann Fantasiestücke, op. 12
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 28, op. 101
Tchaikovsky Dumka, op. 59
Prokofiev Visions Fugitives, op. 22
Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 7, op. 83

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION: PLACE, CULTURE, TIME - DESIGN IN DRASTICALLY CHANGING CHINA

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – October 21, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: AUG 29-OCT 21. Works of He Jingtang over the past three decades and their profound reflections on place, culture, time, and future urban development. Free and open to all!

Luminous Disturbances: Paintings by Kara Maria

Exhibit - Painting | September 10 – December 14, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Kara Maria's "cheerfully apocalyptic" paintings engage with a host of political issues, including war and environmental destruction. On display at the Townsend Center for the Humanities Sept 10 - Dec 14, 2018.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – May 30, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, near Heyns Reading Room, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe

 Bancroft Library

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

Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 31 – December 10, 2018 every day | Moses Hall, IGS Library - 109 Moses

 Institute of Governmental Studies Library, Ethnic Studies Library

"Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries" contains items from the Ethnic Studies Library and the Institute of Governmental Studies Library addressing historical attitudes and policy around immigration, deportation, and citizens' rights, as well as monographs and ephemera relating to current events.

The Handmaid's Tale: an exhibit at Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 5 – December 31, 2018 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd Floor near Elevators

 Library

The new Moffitt Library exhibit explores the themes and antecedents of The Handmaid’s Tale, this year’s On the Same Page program selection. On exhibit are library materials and quotes that demonstrate that not only were we wrong to say “it can’t happen here” - it has already happened, all over the world: Berlin, Nazi Germany, Argentina, and yes, here in the US.

 UC Berkeley ID required for entrance to Moffitt Library.

Califas: Art of the US-Mexico Borderlands

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11 – November 16, 2018 every day |  Richmond Art Center (2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA)

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: SEPT 11-NOV 16 @ the Richmond Art Center. The exhibition, co-curated by Professors Michael Dear &amp; Ronald Rael, explores representations of the US-Mexico ‘borderlands’ in contemporary art. Free &amp; open to all!

Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 17, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library will be up in Doe Library’s Brown Gallery until March 1st, 2019. This exhibition celebrates 60 years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection, and includes prints in the collection that have not been seen in 20 years, as well as prints that are now owned by the Berkeley Art Museum. There are also cases dedicated...   More >

Boundless: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home and Abroad

Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Featuring works by internationally renowned contemporary Tibetan artists alongside rare historical pieces, this exhibition highlights the ways these artists explore the infinite possibilities of visual forms to reflect their transcultural, multilingual, and translocal lives. Though living and working in different geographical areas—Lhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Area—the...   More >

Art Wall: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

Exhibit - Painting | August 15, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The 1960s architectural phenomenon Supergraphics—a mix of Swiss Modernism and West Coast Pop—was pioneered by San Francisco–based artist, graphic and landscape designer, and writer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Stauffacher Solomon, a UC Berkeley alumna, is creating new Supergraphics for BAMPFA’s Art Wall. Land(e)scape 2018 is the fifth in a series of temporary, site-specific works commissioned for...   More >

Old Masters in a New Light: Rediscovering the European Collection

Exhibit - Painting | September 19 – December 16, 2018 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Since 1872, the University of California, Berkeley has been collecting works by European artists, building a collection that includes many rare and exceptional works distinguished by artistic innovation, emotional and psychological depth, and technical virtuosity. Consisting mostly of gifts from professors, alumni, and other supporters, the collection continues to evolve, representing artistic...   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.

Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 10 – December 9, 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 >

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 28 – December 14, 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

The Karaite Canon highlights a selection from the over fifty manuscripts he brought to California, along with ritual objects belonging to Cairo’s Karaite community.

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

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 28 – December 14, 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

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 >

Pièces de Résistance: Echoes of Judaea Capta From Ancient Coins to Modern Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 28 – December 14, 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 will be continuing in Spring 2019.

Notions of resistance, alongside fears and realities of oppression, resound throughout Jewish history. As a minority, Jews express their political aspirations, ideals of heroism, and yearnings of retaliation and redemption in their rituals, art, and everyday life.

Centering on coins in The Magnes Collection, this exhibition explores how...   More >

Project “Holy Land”: Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

Exhibit - Photography | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of “new Jews” building a new homeland. Benor-Kalter’s photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.

After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of...   More >

Hands On 14: Artists’ Books from the Crypt

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

Artists books defy conventional &quot;reading&quot; and involve the viewer though sight, touch, and physical manipulation. Too often locked behind exhibit cases, This &quot;Hands On&quot; event makes them available for you to touch, turn pages, and explore.