The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life Open House

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life Open House

10/20/17 11 am4 pm  

View four exhibitions highlighting the treasures of one of the world’s preeminent Jewish collections in a university setting. The first, “The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco,” highlights our considerable Moroccan collection, including many objects never before seen in public. “Sketching Fiddler: Set Designs by Mentor Huebner” displays original sketches and storyboard drawings created by Huebner for the 1971 feature film Fiddler on the Roof along with a small selection of set photographs. In the auditorium of The Magnes, “The Worlds of Arthur Szyk” displays high-resolution images of select collection items from The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection. Continuing from the spring semester is “Power of Attention: Magic & Meditation in Hebrew Shiviti Manuscript Art,” which showcases a selection from manuscripts, books, amulets, and textiles that center on the graphic representation of God’s ineffable four-letter Hebrew name — a window into the more mystical side of Judaism. 

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