Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94720


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Part of the University of California, the museum holdings encompass two main areas: Jewish Art and Jewish Life, including art, objects, texts, music, and historical documents about the Jews in the Global Diaspora and the American West.

Holdings include painting and sculpture, photography, works on paper and artist books, as well as digital and mixed media. The collection depicts the processes of Jewish integration into modern secular life since the mid-19th-century, and documents the ongoing debate about the definitions of Jewish identity in the modern world.

Please note that galleries are closed during summer break.