Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Grand Opening of the New Magnes Museum

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life will open the doors of its new museum to the public on Sunday, January 22, 2012, at the museum's new home, 2121 Allston Way (between Shattuck and Oxford), Berkeley, California.  Attendees will be able to view the opening exhibitions and the glass-wall open storage, and learn about the role of the Magnes at UC Berkeley.  Curators, artists, and staff will be available to talk with attendees.

The event will run from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.  Festivities will include:

12:00 Ribbon cutting ceremony with UC Berkeley marching band
12:30 Kol Hadov, UC Berkeley Jewish student a cappella group
1:00 Za'atar, Mizrahi ensemble
2:00 Veretski Pass: Music from the Carpathian Bow
3:00 Octopretzel Family Musical Hour

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

For more information visit the Magnes Web site.  The Magnes Museum also has a Facebook page at

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