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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This spring, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Unstitching Third World Girls and Education: A one-day symposium exploring the relationships between Gender Equity, Economy, and Empowerment in the Global South

Conference/Symposium | April 16 | 10:45 a.m.-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Dr. Sunita Agarwalla, Dept. of Education, Dispur College, Assam, India; Dr. Rani Mudiar Deka, Dept. of Economics, Dispur College, Assam, India; Uttam Teron, Founder, Parijat Academy, Assam, India; Aimoni Tumung, Principal, Parijat Academy, Assam, India

 Derrika Hunt, Ph.D. student, School of Education, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Graduate School of Education, Graduate Assembly, The Multicultural Community Center, Derrika Hunt

A day long conference exploring the relationships between economy, education, and empowerment for third world girls.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Linking 10-K and the GICS - through Experiments of Text Classification and Clustering

Seminar | April 16 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Tingyue Gan, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

A 10-K is an annual report filed by a publicly traded company about its financial performance and is required by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 10-Ks are fairly long and tend to be complicated. But this is one of the most comprehensive and most important documents a public company can publish on a yearly basis. The Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) is an industry...   More >

Melvin Calvin Lecture: Understanding and Improving Platinum Anticancer Drugs

Seminar | April 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Stephen Lippard, Department of Chemistry, MIT

 College of Chemistry

Platinum compounds are a mainstay of cancer therapy. Barnett Rosenberg’s group at Michigan State University discovered the biological action of cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(II), or cisplatin, in the late 1960’s. Our laboratory subsequently established the chemical nature of events leading up to the binding of platinum anticancer drugs to DNA, their principal target in the nucleus of cancer cells....   More >

Certificate Program in Human Resource Management Online Information Session

Information Session | April 16 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how this certificate, approved by the Human Resource Certification Institute, can help you make the most of growing opportunities in human resource management.

  Register online

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Minimum wages and racial inequality"

Presentation | April 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Claire Montialoux, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by April 12.

Deceptive Stability? Germany in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Last Term

Lecture | April 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Niko Switek, University of Washington

 Institute of European Studies, Pacific Regional Office of the GHI Washington, Center for German and European Studies

Looking from the US to Germany many observers admire chancellor Angela Merkel as an element of stability in turbulent times. She is in her fourth term as chancellor and recently gave a passionate speech defending multilateralism and free trade at the Munich Security Conference - once main pillars of US foreign policy.
Yet politics in Germany turned turbulent themselves as result of the refugee...   More >

Niko Switek

Ernest S. Kuh Distinguished Lecture: From Cory Hall to Silicon Valley: Building a Startup that Thrives

Lecture | April 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 John Georges Ph.D., '94 EECS, Partner, QMC Telecom; David Curtrer, Ph.D., '98 EECS, CEO, Kumu Networks

 College of Engineering, Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)

In their talk, “From Cory Hall to Silicon Valley: Building a Startup that Thrives,” they will talk about Berkeley Engineering's role in their careers. While John and Dave were still graduate students at Berkeley, they founded LGC Wireless, a telecom equipment manufacturer. They also co-founded NextG Networks, which sold to Crown Castle for $1 billion in 2012. We are delighted to welcome them back...   More >

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Career Lab: Interviewing Basics: Foundational advice and practice for all types of jobs

Workshop | April 16 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Interactive career labs will start with 15-20 minutes topic overview and discussion, then participants will have the opportunity to work on their own materials in peer-to-peer pairs, with career advisor assistance. Career Lab group size is capped at 20 participants, so please sign up early to ensure a spot! You are encouraged to bring printed copies of your materials and/or your laptop....   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: The Waring and Other Problems for Noncommutative Polynomials

Seminar | April 16 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Bill Helton, UC San Diego

 Department of Mathematics

A homogeneous noncommutative degree $d$ polynomial $p$ has a $t$-term real Waring (resp. complex Waring) decomposition provided that $p(x)$ can be written as the sum of $t$ terms of the $d^{th}$-power of linear functions of $x$, i.e. \[ p(x)=\sum _{s=1}^t [ A^s_1x_1 + A^s_2x_2 + ... A^s_gx_g]^d \] with real (resp. complex) numbers $A_j^s$. The talk will analyze this, some consequences and...   More >

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "On Money as a Medium of Exchange in Near-Cashless Credit Economies"

Seminar | April 16 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Ricardo Lagos, Professor of Economics, NYU

 Department of Economics

Abstract: We study the transmission of monetary policy in credit economies where money serves as a medium of exchange. We find that --in contrast to current conventional wisdom in policy-oriented research in monetary economics-- the role of money in transactions can be a powerful conduit to asset prices and ultimately, aggregate consumption, investment, output, and welfare. Theoretically, we show...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at jgmendoza@berkeley.edu

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Heterogeneity of Loss Aversion and Expectations-Based Reference Points

Seminar | April 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Charles Sprenger, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Economics

ABSTRACT: This project examines the role of heterogeneity in gain-loss attitudes for identifying models of expectations-based reference dependence (Koszegi and Rabin, 2006, 2007) (KR). Different gain-loss attitudes lead to different signs for KR comparative statics. Failure to account for the known heterogeneity in gain-loss attitudes is a central confounding factor challenging prior tests of the...   More >

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 5 – April 30, 2019 every Tuesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Debbie Jan


Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.

Parallel Processing and Distributed Data Structures Using the Dask Package for Python

Presentation | April 16 | 3:30-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio (117 Dwinelle)

 Data Sciences

Dask allows you to set up parallel computations on one or more machines (or Savio nodes), including working with large datasets distributed across multiple Savio nodes. Berkeley Research Computing and Research IT will cover the different ways to set up and run parallel computations using Dask.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Bases in Banach Lattices

Seminar | April 16 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Mitchell Taylor, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we will discuss bases in Banach lattices, and how they can be used to measure (non)-embeddability of a Banach space into a lattice. We will give several characterizations of basic sequences that "respect the lattice structure", and discuss some of the more unexpected corollaries. Time permitting, I will comment on existence of non-negative bases in Hilbert space.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Regularity, singularities and h-vector of graded algebras

Seminar | April 16 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Hai Long Dao, University of Kansas

 Department of Mathematics

Let $R$ be a standard graded algebra over a field. We investigate how the singularities of $\operatorname {Spec} R$ or $\operatorname {Proj} R$ affect the $h$-vector of $R$, which is the coefficients of the numerator of its Hilbert series. The most concrete consequence of our work asserts that if $R$ satisfies Serre's condition $(S_r)$ and have reasonable singularities (Du Bois on the punctured...   More >

Dancing Loyalty: Revolutionary Movements in Cuba after 1959

Lecture | April 16 | 4 p.m. |  2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)

 Center for Latin American Studies

After the 1959 Cuban Revolution, new professional opportunities opened up for dancers of African descent. As Fidel Castro desegregated public parks and beaches, Cuban choreographers founded new companies with racially diverse casts.
Elizabeth Schwall is a Visiting Lecturer of Latin American History at UC Berkeley and a Fellow at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University.

An integrated Cuban dance troupe employs revolutionary imagery. (Photo courtesy of Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, Havana, Cuba.)

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Field Equations, Homotopy Gerstenhaber Algebras and Courant Algebroids

Seminar | April 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Anton Zeitlin, Louisiana State University

 Department of Mathematics

I will talk about the underlying homotopical structures within field equations, which emerge in string theory as conformal invariance conditions for sigma models. I will show how these, often hidden, structures emerge from the homotopy Gerstenhaber algebra associated to vertex and Courant algebroids, thus making all such equations the natural objects within vertex algebra theory.

Developing high-throughput MS methods for characterizing structural transitions and stabilities of proteins in solution: From peptides to complexes

Seminar | April 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 David Clemmer, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University Bloomington

 College of Chemistry

One of the most challenging problems in biochemistry involves understanding how proteins fold. After more than 50 years of work, experimental characterization of protein folding usually leads to results which are described as a cooperative, two phase, transition between the folded and unfolded states – i.e., the protein appears to melt. Here we present new data from an IMS-MS analysis of simple...   More >

The Last Whalers: Telling the Story of One of the World's Last Whaling Tribes

Lecture | April 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Doug Bock Clark, journalist

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Graduate School of Journalism

Award-winning journalist Doug Bock Clark will discuss his book The Last Whalers, which chronicles three years in the lives of the people of Lamalera, on the island of Lembata in eastern Indonesia, who hunt sperm whales with bamboo harpoons as they reckon with the encroachment of the modern world.

Doug Bock Clark

Christina Marsden Gillis Academic Lives Program: Making A Difference at Berkeley: The 1970s Generation of Women Faculty

Panel Discussion | April 16 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Women's Faculty Club

A Women's Faculty Club Centennial Event - Panel Discussion with Moderator Professor Chirstina Maslach features five outstanding and outspoken women who broke new ground and joined the ranks of Berkeley faculty in the 70s. How did these women's experiences change depending on departments and fields. Speakers - Janet Broughton (Philosophy), Susan Graham (EECS), Catherine Gallagher (English), Judith...   More >

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by April 16.

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Exclusionary Conduct by Dominant Platforms"

Seminar | April 16 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Jonathan Baker, American University Washington College of Law

 Department of Economics

Vicki Spencer | Toleration in Comparative Perspective: After Christchurch

Panel Discussion | April 16 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Vicki A. Spencer, Assoc. Professor of Political Theory at the University of Otago, New Zealand

 Christopher Ocker, Professor of Church History, GTU; Alexander von Rospatt, Professor for Buddhist and South Asian Studies, and Director of the Group in Buddhist Studies, UC Berkeley; Aaron Grizzell, Executive Director, Nor Cal Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation; Munis D. Faruqui, Chair, Institute for South Asia Studies, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley; Dan Blanton, Associate Professor of English, UC Berkeley

 Purushottama Bilimoria, Distinguished Teaching & Research Fellow, GTU

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Program in Critical Theory, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Mira and Ajay Shingal Center for Dharma Studies, GTU

A conversation with Professor Vicki Spencer, Assoc. Professor of Political Theory at the University of Otago, New Zealand

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: On the tangent space to the Hilbert scheme of points in $P^3$

Seminar | April 16 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ritvik Ramkumar, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The Hilbert scheme of n points in $P^2$ is smooth of dimension 2n and the tangent space to any (monomial) ideal admits a nice combinatorial description. On the other hand the Hilbert scheme of n points in $P^3$ is singular and there is a conjecture on what the monomial ideal with the largest tangent space dimension should be. By extending the combinatorial methods used in $P^2$, we give a proof...   More >

Knowing Me, Knowing You: Self-Knowledge, Authority, and Dialogue in Early Plato

Lecture | April 16 | 5-7 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Fiona Leigh, University College, London

 Department of Philosophy

Lunacy Administration: Racism and the Haunting of American Psychiatry: A Lecture by Mab Segrest

Lecture | April 16 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Mab Segrest

 HIFIS Disability Studies Cluster

What does it mean that a culture that promoted slavery and lynching decided who was and was not sane? What do we see from an asylum in a slave-drenched culture such as Georgia's about how racism haunts American psychiatry in ways that impact us profoundly today? What can we know about the lives that patients lived in an institution segregated by race and gender, and in what ways did they resist,...   More >

Lunacy Administration: Racism and the Haunting of American Psychiatry: A Lecture by Mab Segrest

Lecture | April 16 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler

 Mab Segrest

 Disability Studies Program

What do we see from an asylum in a slave-drenched culture such as Georgia's about how racism haunts American psychiatry in ways that impact us profoundly today? Mab Segrest addresses these questions based on her fifteen-year study of Georgia's state mental hospital at MIlledgeville, once the largest in the world, with a graveyard of 25,000 people.

Lunacy Administration: Racism and the Haunting of American Psychiatry

Lecture | April 16 | 5 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall

 Mab Segrest

 Department of Psychology

Mab Segrest for four decades has worked in a range of settings organizing, teaching, and shaping scholarship as a public intellectual. Her new book, Administrations of Lunacy, will come out next Spring from the New Press. It is based on Segrest's 15-year study of the archives of Georgia's state mental hospital at Milledgeville. A 25th anniversary edition of Segrest’s award-winning book, Memoir of...   More >

Food For Thought

Panel Discussion | April 16 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 Berkeley Food Institute, Center for Diversified Farming Systems

Few challenges seem more daunting than feeding a global population projected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 – at a time when our changing climate is already making it more difficult to successfully grow crops. As initiatives to double food production pour large investments into industrial agriculture, the authors of two new books suggest that “feeding the world” is the wrong approach to take. In...   More >

2019 Taubman Lectures: The Navel of the Dream: Freud's Jewish Languages

Lecture | April 16 | 5:30-9 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Professor Naomi Seidman, University of Toronto

 The Herman P. and Sophia Tuabman Chair in Jewish Studies, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The 2019 Taubman Lectures
These lectures explore the role of Jewish languages in Freud's writings and in the reception and translation of psychoanalysis. Were Hebrew and Yiddish translations a minor episode in the dispersion of psychoanalysis, or do they have a special place in this history, as the "lost originals" of Freud's German writings?

  RSVP online

A Greek officer and an Egyptian lady: Ethnic diversity in a wealthy household in Hellenistic Egypt

Lecture | April 16 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Katelijn Vandorpe, Professor of Ancient History, KU Leuven

 Center for the Tebtunis Papyri

When Alexander the Great’s general Ptolemy sets up a new dynasty of pharaohs, many Greeks emigrate to the land of the Nile. In her CTP Distinguished Lecture, Professor Vandorpe outlines the policies of the Ptolemaic kings and queens in this early multicultural society and then focuses on the eventful life of a family that is richly documented by a bilingual papyrus archive. This bicultural...   More >

Opening Reception and Artist's Talk for The Art of David Lance Goines

Special Event | April 16 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a reception in our Julia Morgan Hall celebrating the life and work of legendary Berkeley artist David Lance Goines. We will be unveiling and selling the poster he designed for the Garden’s 125th anniversary. Enjoy light refreshments and wine with an opportunity to meet the artist.

$25 / $20 UCBG Members

  Register online

Data Science Enrollment Advising Night

Special Event | April 16 | 6-8 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Data Sciences

Join us for our semesterly course enrollment night organized by the Data Science Peer Advisors! The Data Science Peer Advisors will be presenting tips and advice about signing up for Data Science related classes. This includes information about required classes in the Data Science Major, which classes we recommend, and when to sign up for classes.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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.

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 >

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 >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall


This exhibition of artists' books centers on ideas about the built environment and has been curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for UC Berkeley’s Environmental Design Library. Featuring works by 25 artists including Robbin Ami Silverberg, Clifton Meador, Inge Bruggeman, Karen Kunc, Sarah Bryant and Barbara Tetenbaum, the exhibition explores the built environment through text, image,...   More >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition of artists books centers on ideas about the built environment, curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for CEDs Environmental Design Library.

On View at Jacobs Hall: Fabien Cappello: Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs

Exhibit - Photography | March 21 – May 19, 2019 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Fabien Cappello’s SILLAS CALLEJERAS (STREET CHAIRS, 2018) offers lessons in design and ingenuity from Mexico City. The photographic series depicts a collection of chairs assembled from everyday contexts across the sprawling metropolis — market stalls, shops, street stands, and elsewhere. Cappello casts an anthropological eye on artifacts that reflect a city where artisanal manufacture...   More >

Fabien Cappello, Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs, 2018. Courtesy the designer.

Illustrating México one page at a time-Print Art of José Guadalupe Posada.

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor

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In the pantheon of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists who represent Mexico and Mexican art, the artwork of José Guadalupe Posada stands out as a bright constellation that continues to shine a light on important stories through woodcuts, imprints, and engravings. This exhibition was created using the books from the collections of the Doe Library. The exhibition is envisioned...   More >

Aaron Marcus: Early Works

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 6 – June 30, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Educated in physics, mathematics, and philosophy at Princeton University and trained in graphic design at Yale, Berkeley-based Aaron Marcus explores new possibilities for expression. He created his first “computer-assisted poem-drawings” in the spring of 1972, when he served as a research associate at Yale University’s School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus...   More >

The Art of David Lance Goines

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 13 – 24, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The art of artist, calligrapher, typographer, printing entrepreneur, and author, David Lance Goines will be on display at the UC Botanical Garden.

 Free with Garden Admission

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

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 29 – June 28, 2019 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 | January 29 – June 28, 2019 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 >

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

Exhibit - Painting | January 29 – June 28, 2019 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 >

Memory Objects: Judaica Collections, Global Migrations

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26 – June 28, 2019 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 First World War (1914-1918) uprooted millions across Europe, and beyond. Many Jews left Eastern and Southern Europe, bringing with them prized personal and communal belongings. In an attempt to rescue precious heritage from imminent destruction, these “memory objects” often ended up with museums, collectors, and art dealers in the West.