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students viewing artwork at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Life and Art
students viewing artwork at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Life and Art
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Cities and Wars: Roman Vishniac in Berlin and Jerusalem (1947/1967) exhibition images

EXHIBITION

Cities & Wars: Roman Vishniac in Berlin & Jerusalem 1947/1967

Cities and Wars brings together Roman Vishniac’s previously unseen images of Berlin in 1947 after the Second World War and Jerusalem in 1967 after the Six-Day War. The exhibition highlights the unique gaze of the artist, who considered both cities “home,” and carefully chronicles the devastating effects of war on urban life.

UPCOMING EVENTS

David Moss, Deborah Ugoretz & Rachel Biale: The Art of the Ketubah 

Jun 2 @ 11:00 am

Join New Lehrhaus and the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life for The Art of the Ketubah, a hybrid webinar and collections tour with David Moss, Deborah Ugoretz, and Rachel Biale.

NEWS

Jewish American Heritage Month at the Magnes

This May marks the 18th annual celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, an opportunity for all Americans to connect with the vibrant and varied American Jewish experience.

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Generating new knowledge and understanding of Jewish cultures

Generating new knowledge and understanding of Jewish cultures

I can hardly believe another academic year has come to a close! This year the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life enjoyed many highlights, including opening Cities and Wars: Roman Vishniac in Berlin and Jerusalem 1947/1967, which featured dozens of the...

Jewish American Heritage Month at the Magnes

Jewish American Heritage Month at the Magnes

Above image: San Francisco Jewish Family in the Redwoods, California, ca. 1900. This May marks the 18th annual celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, an opportunity for all Americans to connect with the vibrant and varied American Jewish experience. The...

Q&A with Student Research Apprentice Derick Lietzow

Q&A with Student Research Apprentice Derick Lietzow

The Magnes partners with UC Berkeley’s Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) to provide opportunities for Cal students to work with faculty on our world-renowned research and curatorial projects. As a Junior majoring in history, Derick Lietzow has...

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