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Exhibit: Collecting in the Bancroft tradition

April 21 – September 1, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Gallery Bancroft Library
For the first time in many years The Bancroft Library presents an exhibition of recent additions to its major collections. The exhibition also includes recently rediscovered masterpieces carefully collected in years past. Gold-Rush-era memoirs
and advertisements, early editions of William Langland and Jane Austen, “branded” books from 18th c. Mexico, and David Johnson’s photographs of the African American community in San Francisco after World War II are but a few of the items featured.
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Painting: Divine visions, earthly pleasures

June 28 – September 10, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
From the very earliest times, a range of stylistic possibilities was open to Indian painters. "Divine Visions, Earthly Pleasures: Five Hundred Years of Indian Painting" highlights many appealing styles and trends found in this rich tradition. MORE about Divine visions, earthly pleasures

Exhibit: The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

July 21 – December 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library Bancroft Library
Images from the Bay Area alternative press, psychedelic rock posters and mailers, documentary photographs of the Haight-Ashbury scene and major rock concerts, and material from the personal papers of author Joan Didion and poet Michael McClure are featured in this exhibit marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 “Summer of Love.” MORE about The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

Film: The New Babylon

Thursday, August 24 | 5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Set in the 1871 Paris Commune and centered around a posh department store modeled after that found in Emile Zola’s novel Au bonheur des dames, the silent film will be presented with Dmitri Shostakovich’s original symphonic score.MORE about <em>The New Babylon</em>

Performance: Mandolin showcase

Thursday, August 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
After an introductory history of the mandolin, "mad mandolinist" Patrick Fahey will perform works in progress from his upcoming classical CD, joined by Polish-born violinist Ela Pollack and bassist Alex Baum. MORE about Mandolin showcase

Seminar: Nanoscale Design of Materials for the capture and storage of renewable energy

Friday, August 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Ted Sargen, professor in electrical and computer engineering at the Univerisity of Toronto, discusses using computational materials science, spectroscopies, and advances in materials chemistry, to create new catalysts for CO2 reduction and oxygen evolution. MORE about Nanoscale Design of Materials for the capture and storage of renewable energy

Botanical Garden: Beer tasting with Fort Point Beer Company

Saturday, August 26 | 5:30-8 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Enjoy the beautiful after-hours in the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley while sampling some delicious beers from San Francisco's Fort Point Beer Company. Visit the garden's hop vines (Humulus lupulus) to complete the sensory experience. MORE about Beer tasting with Fort Point Beer Company

Documentary: Antonio Gaudí

Sunday, August 27 | 5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Less a documentary than a visual poem, the film takes viewers on a tour of spectacular architecture, including Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona. MORE about <em>Antonio Gaudí</em>

Lecture: Public role of science

Monday, August 28 | 12-2 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall
Against the backdrop of current debates about science and populism, Peter Strohschneider, president of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) re-examines Vannevar Bush’s ideas on the public role of science as developed in the 1945 report to the President of the United States, “Science, The Endless Frontier.”MORE about Public role of science

Lecture: Museum of the Second World War in Poland

Monday, August 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
The Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk opened in March to heated debates and controversy. Pawel Machcewicz, professor of political history at the Polish Academy of Sciences, explores how the museum reflects the pressures to which history and culture are exposed in the era of growing nationalism and isolationism in Poland.MORE about Museum of the Second World War in Poland

Politics: a conversation with Min Seok Ahn

Tuesday, August 29 | 5:30 p.m. | Morrison Library
Min Seok Ahn (also spelled Ahn Minseok), a member of the South Korean National Assembly, will discuss South Korean politics.MORE about a conversation with Min Seok Ahn

Social: Art lover's meetup

Wednesday, August 30 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Join fellow art-lovers to explore the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. Admission is free for Cal students. MORE about Art lover's meetup

Colloquium: City as Nexus

Wednesday, August 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 494, South Tower Wurster Hall
In this wide-ranging fall colloquium, speakers from a variety of disciplines will present research on the relational dynamic of cities. In this lecture, Margaret Crawford, professor of architecture, discusses "Humanizing Urbanism."MORE about City as Nexus

Noon concert: Harpsichord

Wednesday, August 30 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
In the first noon concert of the semester, Louise Bidwell (harpischord) performs keyboard music by William Byrd from the Court of Queen Elizabeth II.MORE about Harpsichord

Global health: the future role of the United States

Thursday, August 31 | 5-7 p.m. | Goldman Theater David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley
This panel discusses the role of the United States as the world’s largest investor in health at a global scale—funding and implementing programs to address challenges, including global health security, HIV and other infectious diseases, women and child health, non-communicable diseases, vaccine and drug development, digital health, and global health governance.MORE about the future role of the United States

Film: Volver

Thursday, August 31 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A welcome return to Almodóvar’s female-powered narratives, Volver spotlights a community of strong women striving to overcome the failures or absences of men. MORE about <em>Volver</em>

Film: Il Boom

Friday, September 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Filmmaker Vittorio De Sica's Il Boomis a hilarious sendup that critiques Italy’s economic miracle of the early 1960s.MORE about <em>Il Boom</em>

Tour: Berkeley walking tour

Saturday, September 2 | 10:30 a.m. | Corner of Bancroft & Telegraph Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
Explore the city beyond campus on a walking tour of all the favorite hot spots near campus, including coffee shops, restaurants, markets, shops, and other hangouts within walking distance of UC Berkeley.MORE about Berkeley walking tour

Film: The Wild One

Saturday, September 2 | 8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Based on a 1947 incident in which thousands of motorcyclists, many of them recent vets, converged on the town of Hollister, California, The Wild One, originally titled Hot Blood, struck terror in the hearts of viewers.MORE about <em>The Wild One</em>

Author talk: The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo

Tuesday, September 5 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
In The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo Jeroen Dewulf (associate professor of German and director of the Institute of European Studies and Dutch Studies) presents the history of the nation's forgotten Dutch slave community and free Dutch-speaking African Americans from seventeenth-century New Amsterdam to nineteenth-century New York and New Jersey. MORE about <em>The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo</em>

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