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Wednesday

Film: Sunset Blvd.
Wednesday, July 27 | 7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Still image from Sunset BlvdA tale narrated by a dead man, Sunset Blvd. is a brilliantly sardonic look at Hollywood in which Vienna-born Billy Wilder toys with the American film industry’s hold on the émigré artist. William Holden’s Joe, an “exile” in LA (that is, his car has broken down), finds refuge in the mansion of aging actress Norma (Gloria Swanson), where a former director (Erich von Stroheim) now manages Norma’s home and her illusions.

 $7 BAMPFA members and UC Berkeley Students $8 UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, disabled, 65+, 18 & under,  $12 general admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.


Special event: Summer fun weeks
June 25 – August 12, 2016 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science

Kids enjoying summer fun weeksJoin us every day during summer and explore a different aspect of STEM through hands-on activities and interactive exhibits that change every week. The Hall’s Planetarium, our Animal Discovery Room, and the Ingenuity Lab will be open every day.

 $12 Adults,  $10 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+,  Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff

Exhibit: Form Follows
June 1 – September 15, 2016 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

Form Follows showcases furniture designs from collections in the Environmental Design Archives as well as designs from students who participated in the form follows chair design competition in Spring 2016.



Exhibit: Summer Trees Casting Shade, Chinese paintings at Berkeley
July 6 – September 25, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sun Junze: Landscape with BuildingsSummer Trees Casting Shade celebrates BAMPFA's acclaimed Chinese painting collection with over fifty works dating from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The diverse subject matter - from monumental landscapes to intimate views of quiet gardens, and from figures of lofty gentlemen to seldom-depicted street characters - highlights the richness of the collection.

 Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+,  $12 general admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.


Exhibit: Cecilia Edefalk
June 29 – October 16, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sculpture by Cecilia EdefalkEnjoy an exhibition of the work of Stockholm-based artist Cecilia Edefalk (b. 1954), whose work probes the uncertain nature of historical memory, time, and the visionary role of light. While Edefalk’s practice is intuitive and deeply personal, she variously explores notions of originality and multiplicity through a consistent use of repetition and seriality. Her attentive and reflective approach is evident in her paintings, photographs, watercolors, and sculptures.

 $12 General Admission,  $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons,  Free BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian
Buy tickets by calling 510-642-0808.


Exhibit: Sojourner Truth, photography, and the fight against slavery
July 27 – October 23, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sojourner TruthRunaway slave Sojourner Truth gained fame in the nineteenth century as an abolitionist, feminist, and orator. This exhibition showcases the photographic "carte de visite" portraits of Truth that she sold at lectures and by mail as a way of making a living. "Carte de visite," similar in nature format to calling cards, were a new mode of mass communication in the 1850s that quickly became relatively inexpensive collectibles. Truth could not read or write, but she had her statements repeatedly published in the press, enthusiastically embraced new technologies such as photography, and went to court three times to claim her legal rights. Uniquely among portrait sitters, she had her photographic cartes de visit copyrighted in her own name and added the caption "I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance, Sojourner Truth," foregrounding her self-selected proper name, her agency," foregrounding her self-selected proper name, her agency, and her possession of self.

 Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+,  $12 general admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.


Exhibit: Buddhist art from the roof of the world
July 27 – November 27, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sculpture of BuddhaArtists from India, Tibet, and Nepal have for centuries created sculptures and paintings as a window into a divine Buddhist reality. Buddhist Art from the Roof of the World explores the spiritual meaning of over thirty exceptional works, highlighting their role within the Buddhist doctrine.

 Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+,  $12 general admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.


Exhibit: Berkeley Eye
July 13 – December 11, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sylvia Fein: Crucial Eye, 2011; egg tempera; 20 x 24 in.; BAMPFA Collection.Berkeley Eye focuses on art that activates the senses to stimulate the sixth sense, the mind. The works are presented in eight thematic groupings to be experienced and enjoyed in no particular order, according to the interests of individual viewers: Bible Stories, Nature; Human Nature; Barriers & Walls; Connection & Change; Space, Time, Energy; Black, White, Gray; and Into the Light.

 Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+,  $12 general admission
Buy tickets by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

today

Music: Rob Reich's Thymesia + Ben Goldberg XYZ
Thursday, July 28 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden

Rob Reich and Ben GoldbergRob Reich’s music defies genre. He has written songs for acclaimed group Tin Hat based on the poetry of e.e. cummings, music for contortionists and trapeze artists with Circus Bella, as well as new repertoire for his own ensembles, the Rob Reich Trio and the Rob Reich Quintet. The diversity of clarinetist Ben Goldberg’s musical interests may only be matched by the intensity of his study. He grew up on The Beatles and classic jazz, started playing Klezmer music at the University of California, Berkeley in the early ’80s, and later became the clarinetist for The Klezmorim, touring throughout the U.S. and Europe.

 $16 Adult,  $14 UCBG Member Adult,  $12 Youth 5-17yrs old,  Free under 5
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Botanical garden: California native plant sale
Thursday, July 28 | 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden

Arctostaphlus plantCA Native Plant Sale: Our entire California Natives propagation area (across the street from the garden entrance) will be open on the last Thursday of July and August, July 28 and August, for the public to come shop, browse, get advice and chat with the volunteer propagators that specialize in California native plants.

 Free Event
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Film: Liebelei
Friday, July 29 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Still image from LiebeleiMax Ophuls’s adaptation of a Schnitzler drama is both a sharp critique of outmoded social conventions and a lyrical evocation of former times and loves. “Since I met you, the past doesn’t count,” a sensitive lieutenant tells his new sweetheart on an idyllic sleigh ride in turn-of-the-century Vienna. Experience proves, however, that the past can be a matter of life and death.

 $7 BAMPFA members and UC Berkeley Students $8 UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, disabled, 65+, 18 & under,  $12 general admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

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Film: Buena Vista Social Club
Saturday, July 30 | 8:15 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Still image from Buena Vista Social ClubOne of the most critically acclaimed and adored music documentaries of the past twenty years, Buena Vista Social Club is a love letter to Cuba, its music, its people, and its soul. A group of elderly, still-charismatic Cuban musicians, veterans and stars of the son scene, unite under the production of Grammy-winner Ry Cooder to record as The Buena Vista Social Club. Wenders captures their rehearsals, preparations, and performances, and also heads off-stage to showcase their lives and personalities as they survive and thrive amidst the sunlit, sultry charms of Havana.

 $7 BAMPFA members and UC Berkeley Students $8 UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, disabled, 65+, 18 & under,  $12 general admission
Buy tickets by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.


Workshop: Build a 3D printer
July 23 – 31, 2016 every Sunday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Cal Design Lab, 494 Wurster Wurster Hall

3D printed objectsBuild a plastic 3D printer with a 203mm (8”) cubic build chamber from a kit designed by Chris K. Palmer. The frame and mounts will be produced for the workshop in the CED Digital Fabrication Lab from polycarbonate sheet on the ZUND Swiss Cutting System. Topics will include: general 3D printing modeling tips, an overview of slicing software choices, an introduction to free slicing software with setting templates, and general instruction about how to prepare prints. You will leave the class with the printer and the skills needed to enter and explore the amazing world of 3D printing.

 $1500 Cost includes: Instruction, all printer components, use of tools for its construction, plastic for future printing, open-sourced software and templates.
Register by June 23 online.


Special event: Rove around, summer fun weeks
July 30 – August 5, 2016 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science

People enjoying Rove Around eventExperiment with rovers, rockets, and other spacecraft to learn about the excitement and challenges of space exploration. Stop by the Animal Discovery Room and meet an animal ambassador during Animal Obstacle Mazes.

 $12 Adults,  $10 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+,  Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

Workshop: Copper/silver ring making
July 16 – August 13, 2016 every Saturday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Fabrication Shop Wurster Hall

Copper and silver ringsThis class introduces precious metals construction techniques. Students will learn cutting, forming, annealing, silver soldering, and finishing techniques on copper and sterling silver. Through a series of demonstrations, students will acquire the skills to make a copper ring, a copper hollow-form ring, and a sterling silver ring. Cost includes: Instruction, materials, use of tools and all consumables to construct the rings, and access to the Shop for the duration of the workshop.

 $475 Cost includes: Instruction, materials, use of tools and all consumables to construct the rings, and access to the Shop for the duration of the workshop
Register online.

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Workshop: Carte de Visite
Sunday, July 31 | 2 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sojourner TruthCreate your own personal carte de visit inspired by those on view in "Sojourner Truth, Photography, and the Fight Against Slavery." Work with artist Raphael Noz to create a photographic portrait, using props and text to experiment with self-presentation, then make your own set of calling cards using the Art Lab's Risograph printer.

 Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+,  $12 general admission
Event free with gallery admission. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

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Music: Sandy's + Nine Pound Shadow
Thursday, August 11 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden

Sandy's + Nine Pound ShadowEnjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the UC Botanical Garden. On his new EP, Prom, songwriter Alexi Glickman (Sandy) wraps five melodic gems with layers of vintage tape echo and open­tuned Stratocaster shimmer for a dreamy late­summer slow dance. Nine Pound Shadow consists of Berkeley, CA brothers Breandain and Chris Langlois, whose song “Melody” appears on the first compilation from Danger Mouse’s new record label, 30th Century Records. Snacks and drinks available; picnics welcome. Warm clothes recommended.

 $19 Adult,  $18 UCBG Member Adult,  $15 Youth 5-17yrs old,  Free under 5
BUY TICKETS HERE, CLICK "ONLINE"... Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-643-2755.

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Seminar: Advanced oral history summer institute at the Bancroft Library
August 15 – 19, 2016 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

Summer Institute scholarsWe are offering our annual one-week advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history on the UC Berkeley campus in the newly-opened MLK Jr. Student Center August 15-19, 2016. The institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians who are engaged in oral history work. The goal of the institute is to strengthen the ability of its participants to conduct research-focused interviews and to consider special characteristics of interviews as historical evidence in a rigorous academic environment and is organized around the "life cycle" of the interview. Applications are now being accepted.



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