Last year, when Alla Efimova stepped down as the Jacques and Esther Reutlinger Director of UC Berkeley’s Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life after ten years at its helm, she left the institution a magnificent parting gift.
Saved by the Bay: The Intellectual Migration from Fascist Europe to UC Berkeley, the exhibition currently on view at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in Berkeley through June 27, may be a bellwether of that institution’s recent metamorphosis.
By Marcia Tanner
On Sunday, the doors will open to a new cultural institution in Berkeley. The many thousands of books, paintings, prints, textiles, and photographs that make up The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art & Life — which was formerly located in an early 20th-century family home on Russell Street in the Elmwood neighborhood — will now be readily accessible to the public in a beautifully renovated, centrally located 25,000 sq ft space at 2121 Allston Way.
Rebecca Camhi Fromer, a poet, playwright, historian, and co-founder of the Judah L. Magnes Museum of Berkeley, died in San Francisco on January 1 with her family by her side. She was 84.
Construction on a new facility to hold the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the Bancroft Library will start in a week.
Berkeley’s Judah L. Magnes Museum and UC Berkeley today announced a partnership whereby the treasures of the Magnes will be transferred to the university.
Seymour Fromer, who founded the Judah L. Magnes Museum in Berkeley in the early 1960s, died early Sunday after a short illness.
Sunday was largely a day of peaceful, uplifting anti-hate rallies in Berkeley, marred at times by pockets of violence.
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There are over 400 events at Cal Day alone this weekend, but you could also taste sake with Berkeley's sister city, go to the Berkeley flea market reopening, and more
Thanks to a $10.1M gift from Taube Philanthropies, the public will have access to the most significant collection of works by Polish Jewish artist Arthur Szyk.
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