The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life was established in 2010 following the transfer of the Judah L. Magnes Museum to the University of California, Berkeley. Its remarkably diverse archive, library and museum holdings include art, objects, texts, music, and historical documents about the Jews in the Global Diaspora and the American West. As one of the world's preeminent Jewish collections in a university setting, it provides highly innovative and accessible resources to both researchers and the general public.
The annual exhibition schedule of The Magnes follows UC Berkeley's Academic Calendar, with openings in the Fall and Spring semesters of each year. The galleries remain closed to the public during Winter and Summer breaks, while The Magnes remains open to researchers year-round on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week.