Sun - Mon May 01 - 02 2022


Pacific Time
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm



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Alameda County
Alameda County

Location 3


Roman Vishniac in Focus: 1922 – 2022

U.C. Berkeley’s Center for Jewish Studies, in collaboration with The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, presents “Roman Vishniac. In Focus: 1922-2022,” celebrating the reopening of The Magnes and the richness of the Roman Vishniac Archive.

Sunday: Open House featuring “A Glimpse of Vishniac,” a digital display of photographs of Jewish life from Eastern and Central Europe from before World War II

Monday: Symposium with internationally-acclaimed scholars discussing the historical context and content of Vishniac’s photographs: Samuel Kassow, Michael Brenner, Jeffrey Shandler, Benjamin Schiff, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Aubrey Pomerance, and Rebekka Grossmann

All events will be held both in person and virtually

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