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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Inequality in Life and Death: Policy and Prospect

Conference/Symposium | November 29 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Bantao Auditorium

 Peter Orszag, Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Global Co-Head of Healthcare, Lazard

 Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Quantedge Presidential Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley Economics; Hilary Hoynes, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, UC Berkeley Economics; Ronald Lee, Professor of the Graduate School in Demographics and Economy, UC Berkeley Economics; Gabriel Zucman, Assistant Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley Economics

 Alan Auerbach, Burch Professor of Economics and Law, UC Berkeley Economics

 Berkeley Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA)

Inequality has become a central focus of policy discussions, but inequality has multiple dimensions and correspondingly many potential policy interventions. This mini-conference will consider inequality from this broad perspective.

  RSVP online

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: The scalar wave equation on general asymptotically flat spacetimes: Stability and instability results

Seminar | November 29 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Georgios Moschidis, Miller Institute and UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we will examine how certain geometric conditions on general asymptotically flat spacetimes $(\mathcal M,g)$ are related to stability or instability properties of solutions to the scalar wave equation $\square _g\psi =0$ on $\mathcal M$. First, in the case when $(\mathcal M,g)$ possesses an event horizon with positive surface gravity and an ergoregion which is sufficiently small in...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Renormalization and large eddy simulation for a driven Burgers equation in a hydrodynamic regime

Seminar | November 29 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Alexandre Chorin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A real-space renormalization group (RNG) is constructed for a randomly-driven Burgers equation, with irrelevant degrees of freedom eliminated sequentially by stochastic parametrization followed by scaling. The connection with more standard implementations of an RNG is spelled out. The parameters in the equation and in the forcing, as well as the construction of the RNG, are chosen so that the...   More >

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Informational Workshop for prospective applicants

Information Session | November 29 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Center for African Studies

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships provide funding to students to encourage the study of less commonly taught foreign languages in combination with area and international studies. These fellowships are funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of the FLAS program is to promote the training of students who intend to make their careers in college or...   More >

Harnessing the power of data science and real world evidence for cancer treatment, access, and care

Seminar | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. |  Webinar

 Raima Mathur, Flatiron Health; Meghna Samant, Flatiron Heatlth

 Public Health, School of, Public Health Alumni Association board of directors

Join Meghna Samant and Raina Mathur of Flatiron Health, for this professional health development lunchtime webinar sponsored by the Public Health Alumni Association Board of Directors.

  Register online

Certificate Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Online Information Session

Information Session | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how UC Berkeley Extension’s professional certificate can prepare you for diverse job opportunities—in teaching, business, publishing, travel and more—both in the United States and around the world.

  Make reservations online

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

MEng Info Session: University of California, Los Angeles

Information Session | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. | University of California, Los Angeles, Engineering V, Room 5101

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Sign up to attend the MEng information session on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 12-1pm in the Engineering V Building. Lunch will be served!

  Register online

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Folklore"

Seminar | November 29 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Stelios Michalopoulos, Brown

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Harnessing the power of data science and real-world evidence for cancer treatment, access, and care: Professional Development Webinar sponsored by the Public Health Alumni Association

Seminar | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. |  Webinar

 Meghna Samant, Flatiron Health; Raina Mathur

 UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Professional Development Webinar sponsored by the Public Health Alumni Association

  Register online

IB Seminar: Large scale phylogenetics, from within STD outbreaks to across the tree of life

Seminar | November 29 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Emily Jane McTavish, University of California, Merced

 Department of Integrative Biology

Haas Scholars Program Info Session: $13,800 to carry out a final project in *ANY* major

Information Session | November 29 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year!

The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | November 29 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Todd Messer and Peter McCrory, UC Berkeley; Juan Herreno, Columbia University

 Department of Economics

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | November 29 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall | Note change in date, time, and location

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Electronic Resources for Chinese Studies in Social Sciences

Information Session | November 29 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Room 341

 Susan Xue, C. V. Starr East Asian Library

 Library

Learn to locate books, articles, data and government documents in electronic format for Chinese Studies in the social sciences.

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | November 29 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

UCDC Info Session: Fall 2019 application deadline, February 21, 2019

Information Session | November 29 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

[Lecture Michael Taussig] Killing In America: A Genealogy of Corpse Magic

Lecture | November 29 | 3-5 p.m. | 221 Kroeber Hall

 Michael Taussig, Columbia University Anthropology Dept.

 Experimental Ethnography Working Group

Columbia University Professor of Anthropology Michael Taussig will offer a lecture on his recent work 221 Kroeber 3-5 PMK

Convergent circuitry for thermoregulation

Seminar | November 29 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Lily Jan, University of California, San Francisco

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Critical Auralities: Reencountering the Korean War through the Praxis of Listening

Colloquium | November 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Crystal Baik, University of California, Riverside

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Drawing from a chapter of her forthcoming book, Reencounters: On the Korean War & Diasporic Memory Critique, Professor Baik discusses a diasporic repertoire of multigenerational oral history archives that have coalesced in the past twenty years in relation to the un-ended Korean War.

Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor

Special Event | November 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

 Virginia Eubanks

 Information, School of

The impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America.

The Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Annual Lecture: The Life and Death of the Russian Revolution

Lecture | November 29 | 4-6 p.m. |  Bancroft Hotel

 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Professor Yuri Slezkine, Jane K. Sather Professor of History, Dept. of History

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

This talk will follow the lives of the original Bolsheviks from the time they joined the apocalyptic sect known as “the party of a new type” to the time most of them were arrested for terrorism and treason. It will focus on the connection between private lives and millenarian expectations and attempt to clarify the reasons for socialism’s premature demise.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Persistent homology and applications from PDE to symplectic topology

Colloquium | November 29 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Claude Viterbo, Ecole Normale Supérieure

 Department of Mathematics

Persistent homology has emerged in the field of topogical data analysis, and in a different formulation in the work of Barannikov in Morse theory. We shall explain what it is, and how this comes into play crucially on one hand on spectral asymptotics of the Witten Laplacian, and on the other hand in several questions in Hamiltonian dynamics and symplectic topology.

Rahul Verma | Ideology and Identity: The Changing Party Systems of India

Lecture | November 29 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Rahul Verma, PhD Candidate, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

 Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of Political Science, Institute of International Studies

A talk by PhD candidate in Political Science at UC Berkeley, Rahul Verma on his upcoming co-authored (with Pradeep Chhibber) book, Ideology and Identity: The Changing Party Systems of India.

Living in a Sacred Cosmos: Indonesia and the Future of Islam

Lecture | November 29 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Graduate Theological Union, Board Room, GTU Library

 2400 Ridge Rd., Berkeley, CA 94709

 Bernard Adeney-Risakotta, Founding director, Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (Yogyakarta)

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Center for Islamic Studies

Bernard Adeney-Risakotta will discuss his new book, Living in a Sacred Cosmos: Indonesia and the Future of Islam, which was recently published as a monograph by Yale University’s Southeast Asia Council.

NPN Social Hour

Workshop | November 29 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 (Kroeber Hall)

 Human Resources

Meet at the museum entrance on the building's south side. Bring your staff ID for free admission.

Race and the Apparatus of Disposability

Workshop | November 29 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Simon Hall, Goldberg Room (Room 297)

 Sherene H. Razack

 Human Resources

5:30pm – Reception
6pm – Lecture

Disposability, a condition written on the body, is a racial project. Populations that stand in the way of the progress of capital accumulation, are targeted for disposability, and relegated to the realm of “sub-humanity.” Processes of disposability enable white Europeanness to prevail. In this paper, I pursue what race has to do with disposability through an...   More >

Race and the Apparatus of Disposability

Lecture | November 29 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Simon Hall, Goldberg Room, room 297, Berkeley Law

 Center for Race and Gender

SHERENE H. RAZACK
DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR AND THE PENNY KANNER ENDOWED CHAIR IN GENDER STUDIES, UCLA

5:30pm – Reception
6pm – Lecture

Disposability, a condition written on the body, is a racial project. Populations that stand in the way of the progress of capital accumulation, are targeted for disposability, and relegated to the realm of “sub-humanity.” Processes of...   More >

Interdisciplinary Marxist Working Group

Meeting | September 20 – December 13, 2018 every other Thursday | 6-8 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Please join us for this semester's first meeting of the IMWG on Thursday, Sept 6 from 6-8pm in the Wheeler English lounge. We will be continuing with where we left off last semester in Capital, with plans to finish volume 1 by early October.

No prior knowledge of Capital or Marx is required, and everyone is welcome. I'm attaching a rough schedule, as our readings after Capital vol 1 will...   More >

Lightspeed Venture Partners Info-Session: Fellowship Info-session

Information Session | November 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Cory Hall, Cory-521 Hogan Rm

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Got a new startup idea? Or a vision you can't wait to see take place?

Each year, Lightspeed Venture Partners hosts an intensive summer fellowship program to provide teams with the resources, guidance, and connections they need to grow their ventures. Come join Lightspeed recruiters and Blueprint on 11/29 to learn more about how the Fellowship program can help you accelerate your startup idea....   More >

The Battle Front for the Liberation of Japan—Summer in Sanrizuka

Film - Feature | November 29 | 7-8:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Shinsuke Ogawa “has been unaccountably neglected in the Western world. . . . [His is an] extraordinary, incisive, and deeply committed body of work" (Jed Rapfogel, Anthology Film Archives). In 1968, Ogawa and the new filmmaking collective Ogawa Pro “followed a brigade of student activists and joined the growing movement of resistance by the farmers and their allies against the forced eviction...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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.

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 >

Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static

Exhibit - Painting | October 17, 2018 – January 27, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The paintings of Harvey Quaytman (1937–2002) are distinct for their novel explorations of shape, drawing, texture, geometric pattern, and color application. While his works display a rigorous experimentation with formalism and materiality, they are simultaneously invested with rich undertones of sensuality, complexity, and humor. This new retrospective exhibition charts the trajectory of...   More >

Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein

Exhibit - Painting | November 7, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the early twentieth century, inspired by modern science such as Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, an emerging avant-garde movement sought to expand the “dimensionality” of modern art, engaging with theoretical concepts of time and space to advance bold new forms of creative expression. Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein illuminates the remarkable connections between 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 >

Well Played! The Math and Science of Improving Your Game

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

You don't have to be a pro to know that math and science can help improve your game. In our exhibit, Well Played!, you can experiment with force, angles, and trajectory to get the highest scores you can with classic arcade games such as Skeeball, Pinball, and Basketball.

Want to improve your score? Try our interactive exhibits on the math and science behind force and trajectory, and then head...   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.

Facing West 1: Camera Portraits from the Bancroft Collection

Exhibit - Photography | November 9, 2018 – March 15, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Bancroft Library

 Bancroft Library

The first part of a double exhibition celebrating the tenth anniversary of the renewed Bancroft Library and its gallery, Facing West 1 presents a cavalcade of individuals who made, and continue to make, California and the American West. These camera portraits highlight the communities and peoples of Hubert Howe Bancroft’s original collecting region, which extended from the Rockies to the Pacific...   More >

Facing West: Camera Portraits from the Bancroft Collection

Exhibit - Photography | November 29, 2018 – March 15, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Gallery

 Human Resources

The first part of a double exhibition celebrating the tenth anniversary of the renewed Bancroft Library and its gallery, Facing West 1 presents a cavalcade of individuals who made, and continue to make, California and the American West. These camera portraits highlight the communities and peoples of Hubert Howe Bancroft’s original collecting region, which extended from the Rockies to the Pacific...   More >

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 >