The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life http://www.magnes.org opens in Downtown Berkeley on Sunday 22 Jan 2012 (corrected, thanks to Frances Dinkelspiel)
The Open House Party starts at noon … and admission is free!
It will be a welcome addition to Berkeley .. and the San Francisco Bay Area. The restored Art Deco building will be joined by another Art Deco gem when the University Of California Art Building opens downtown in a few years.
Carol and I went to the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco to view the Houdini exhibit before it “disappeared” (their words, not mine). We’re delighted that the Magnes Collection complement their exhibits.
Sunday would have been my mother Adele’s 97th birthday. What a nice present for her!