PopUp Exhibition: The Politics of Memory: The New Yad Vashem Exhibition

Date/Time Wednesday 4/26/2017 12:01 p.m. to 1p.m.
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
2121 Allston Way
East Bay - Berkeley
Cost Free
Age Range Mixed Ages
Categories Art/Culture

PopUp Exhibition: Shana Penn: The Politics of Memory: The New Yad Vashem Exhibition at Auschwitz State Museum

Shana Penn is executive director of the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture and a visiting scholar at the Graduate Theological Union's Center for Jewish Studies. Her award-winning book, Solidarity's Secret: The Women Who Defeated Communism in Poland (University of Michigan Press, 2005) examined women's leadership role in defeating Poland's communist regime. Presently, Penn is completing a book on the revitalization of Jewish culture in Poland after the fall of Communism.


Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and graduate students, visiting artists and other notable guests will present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. One speaker and one object at a time, these "flash" exhibitions will include the opportunity to view the art and artifacts discussed intimately and up close.

Bring your own lunch, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and take part in an exciting learning program, free and open to the public. Close-up view of collections included.

This event is co-hosted by the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Teological Union, and made possible in part with funding from the Jewish Federation of the East Bay.

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