• Location: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
  • 2121 Allston Way
  • Berkeley, California
  • Phone: 510-643-2526
May 14 2019
recurring event

Pièces de Résistance: Echoes of Judaea Capta From Ancient Coins to Modern Art

Gallery Hours: 

Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

 

Notions of resistance, alongside fears and realities of oppression, resound throughout Jewish history. As a minority, Jews express their political aspirations, ideals of heroism, and yearnings of retaliation and redemption in their rituals, art, and everyday life.


Centering on coins in The Magnes Collection, this exhibition explores how the Jewish revolts against Hellenism and the Roman occupation of Palestine (Judaea Capta) echo from antiquity into the present.


Pièces de Résistance highlights a variety of collection items ranging from ancient coins and their replicas, to ritual objects for Purim and Hanukkah. It also prominently features art by Marc Chagall, Lazar Krestin, and Arthur Szyk that offer a modern visual representation of Jewish might in the face of persecution.

Upcoming Dates For This Event:
  • Tuesday, May 28
  • Wednesday, May 29
  • Thursday, May 30
  • Friday, May 31
  • Tuesday, June 4
  • Wednesday, June 5
  • Thursday, June 6
  • Friday, June 7
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  • Friday, June 14
  • Tuesday, June 18
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  • Tuesday, June 25
  • Wednesday, June 26
  • Thursday, June 27
  • Friday, June 28