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FALL 2013
Exhibitions & Public Programs
Fall Programs
August
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 11AM
Keepers of the Lost Ark: Behindthe Scenes at The MagnesCollection of Jewish Art and Life
Designed for students during UC BerkeleyWelcome Week, this behind-the-scenestour will reveal the many unique resourcesand events that are available for teaching,study and personal enrichment. Visitorsmay even get to see a Lost Ark or two.
September
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 5:00PM-7PM
American Jerusalem: Jews andthe Making of San Francisco(Dir. Marc Shaffer, 2013, 55 min)
Join us for the East Bay premiere of theepic story of the pioneering Jews of SanFrancisco, which features a multitudeof images and documents from TheMagnes and The Bancroft Library col-lections. Panel discussion with Jackie
Krenzman, the film’s executive produc-
er, following the screening.
Co-present- ed by The Bancroft Library 
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, NOON
Special Tour of Global India:Kerala, Israel, Berkeley withBarbara Johnson
Join us on a guided tour of the ex-
hibition with Dr. Barbara Johnson(Professor Emerita, Ithaca College), arenowned anthropologist specializingin Kerala, who served as a consultant
on the exhibition. Currently a Visiting
Scholar in South Asia Program at Cor-nell University, Johnson is the authorof
Oh Lovely Parrot!: Jewish Women’s Songs from Kerala 
 
(2004) and
Ruby of Cochin: An Indian Jewish Woman Remembers 
 
(1995).
THE MAGNES COLLECTION OF JEWISH ART AND LIFE | THE BANCROFT LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY2121 ALLSTON WAY • BERKELEY, CA 94704 • 510.643.2526 • MAGNES.ORG
GALLERY HOURS: TUE-FRI 11-4PM • FREE ADMISSION
Fall Exhibitions
ON VIEW: SEPTEMBER 10-DECEMBER 13, 2013
Lands/Scapes: On Paintingand Jewish Geography
Main Gallery 
Spanning the twentieth century andfollowing the paths of Jewish migra-
tion, this is the first exhibition to high-
light landscape art from The Magnescollection, offering a new look at the
artists’ relationship with the sites and
spaces they inhabited. From WesternEuropean Impressionism to EasternEuropean Realism, from Romanti-cism of the Americas to Modernismof Israel/Palestine, images of the landwere created at the intersection of pictorial traditions and ideo-
logical values. Included in the exhibition are nearly thirty works bysuch artists as Max Liebermann, Jacob Nussbaum, Robert Falk,
Moshe Mokady, and Maurycy Minkowski.
 
Case Study No. 4: GlobalIndia: Kerala, Israel,Berkeley
Warren Hellman Gallery and CharlesMichael Gallery 
This eye-opening exhibition unveilsfor the first time the complete andextensive holdings of The Magnes
documenting the history of theJewish community in Kerala, SouthIndia, many of which have neverbeen seen before. The Magnes
Collection includes hundreds of ritual objects and textiles,
Hebrew books, photographs, archival records and manuscriptsin Hebrew, Aramaic, Malayalam, English, and Judeo-Spanish.These materials illustrate the history and the customs of oneof the oldest communities in the Jewish Diaspora, following itsdevelopment until its immigration to Israel in the 1950s.
American Jerusalem:Jews and the Makingof San Francisco

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