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The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

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GLASS ART  Susanna Conaway of feral studio is a stained glass artist who tries to break away from traditional stained glass iconography to make art with a decidedly contemporary flair. Conaway, a Berkeley resident, has built windows for nightclubs, restaurants and private residences. The Stained Glass Garden at 1800 Fourth St. is exhibiting work from Conaway’s new “Botanical and Color Studies” series (she also teaches there) and will host an artist’s reception with Conaway on Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

1-f8757629cfSAVED BY THE BAY  When Hitler rose to power in Germany in the 1930s, hundreds of intellectuals escaped to other countries around the world. A surprising number came to teach at UC Berkeley. A new exhibit at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Life and Art tells the stories of 70 intellectuals, artists, and writers who fled Nazism and and whose impact at UC Berkeley can still be seen today. These immigrants made new homes in the Bay Area and went on excel academically, garner awards, and offer a unique perspective on  many of the major campus issues of the day, including the debate over free speech and the Cold War-era Loyalty Oath then required of University of California employees.  These stories were unearthed in 2013 when students, faculty and Magnes curators interviewed current and retired faculty and dug into the University Archives. The Magnes, at 2121 Allston Way, is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. … Continue reading »

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