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Special event: Charles Townes' 99th birthday
Monday, July 28 | 2-2:30 p.m. | Faculty Glade

Charles TownesJoin us for remarks, music, and cake as we celebrate Charles Townes' 99th birthday and the 50th anniversary of him winning the Nobel Prize in Physics.



Special event: Bug hunts
June 14 – September 1, 2014 every day | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science

Child examining a captive bugWhat bugs can you find right outside the Lawrence Hall of Science? Head out with a magnifying glass, net, viewer, and field journal and take a closer look at local species.


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Film: Animations by Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby
Tuesday, July 29 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater

Animation stillAnimation is notoriously slow work—Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby’s most recent film was seven years in the making, in part because every frame was hand drawn and painted; they even wrote one of the songs. With film clips and images, Forbis and Tilby will discuss their collaborative creative process for their artistic animations and assorted commissioned work.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission
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Film: Crucified Lovers
Wednesday, July 30 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from Crucified LoversThis is the story of an illicit love between a merchant’s wife and her husband’s servant in the days when the punishment for adultery was crucifixion. Here Mizoguchi is at his most painterly, particularly in the two processions that frame the film, and in the scenes of the lovers’ flight from their pursuers. For Mizoguchi, the lovers are right in the tradition of the romantic outlaw couple; Osan and Mohei are only a gun barrel away from such film noir protagonists as Bowie and Keechie or Bonnie and Clyde.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission

Special event: Fizzy, foamy science
Wednesday, July 30 | 12-2 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science

Kids enjoying fizzy foamy science dayColor the sidewalks of the Lawrence Hall of Science with foaming paint that you mix up yourself. Event is free with your admission.



Exhibit: Color Shift
June 18 – August 24, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Mark Rothko painting from Color ShiftInspired by Josef Albers, who taught that developing a "sensitive eye for color" was a key component of the modernist project, Color Shift explores color relationships within abstract compositions. The exhibition puts into dialogue a broad range of media and includes work by Jennifer Bartlett, Dan Flavin, Xylor Jane, Ruth Laskey, Ron Nagle, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and more.

 Free BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley Students, Faculty, Staff, & Retirees; Children (12 & under),  $10 Adults (18-64),  $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Exhibit: Seeing Things Invisible, Forrest Bess
June 11 – September 14, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For most of his career, Forrest Bess (1911–1977) lived an isolated existence in a fishing camp outside of Bay City, Texas, eking out a meager living by fishing and selling bait. By night and during the off-season, he painted prolifically, producing landscapes characterized by planar bands and primordial coded symbols derived from dreams. By meticulously recording and studying the dream symbols in his artwork, Bess hoped to uncover their universal meaning. Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible presents approximately forty paintings, along with selected letters and rare works on paper.

 Free BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley Students, Faculty, Staff, & Retirees; Children (12 & under),  $10 Adults (18-64),  $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Exhibit: Geta Brătescu
July 25 – September 28, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Geta BrătescuMATRIX 254 features the work of Romanian artist Geta Brătescu (b. 1926), who has been living and working in Bucharest since the 1950s. Working across a wide range of media (graphic design, drawing, video, textiles, performance, installation, photography, and printmaking), Brătescu is a central figure in postwar Romanian art. Due primarily to Communist leader Nicolae Ceauşescu’s totalitarian regime (1967–89), which suppressed the work of avant-garde artists living and working in Romania, and the subsequent political isolation of the country, Brătescu’s work was little known to international audiences until recently. For MATRIX 254, Brătescu’s first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum, the artist presents a focused selection of key works made between the years 1977 and 2000.

 Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under),  $10 Adults (18-64),  $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Exhibit: Hofmann by Hofmann
July 2 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Hofmann in his painting studioAs we prepare to move to our new building in downtown Berkeley, it seems fitting to revisit the enduring vitality and generosity of Hofmann’s extraordinary gift of his paintings to the Berkeley Art Museum. “Hofmann by Hofmann” focuses on the first paintings selected personally by Hofmann for BAM/PFA. Hofmann employs contrasting colors and the arrangement of shapes into expanding and contracting forces (push-pull) to create the experience of three-dimensional space. “Space,” he wrote, “must be vital and active—a force impelled pictorial space, presented as a spiritual and unified entity, with a life of its own.”

 Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under),  $10 Adults (18-64),  $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Exhibit: The James Cahill Legacy
July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of James Cahill's paintingsThe late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. His collection became known by his studio name, Ching Yuan Chai, given to him by his own teacher, Shimada Shujiro. Today paintings associated with that studio name are among the treasures that make up the core of the BAM/PFA Chinese painting collection. In fond memory of James Cahill (1926–2014), we present this selection from the collection in tribute to his tremendous generosity and commitment to Berkeley and to BAM/PFA.

 Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under),  $10 Adults (18-64),  $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)
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Film: Distant Thunder
Thursday, July 31 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from Distant ThunderOne of Ray’s most compassionate films, Distant Thunder tackles one of his country’s—and the twentieth century’s—greatest man-made disasters: the 1942 Bengal famine, which, due to corruption and profiteering, left over five million people dead. While the rest of the world is embroiled in WWII, ordinary Bengali farmers go about their lives, but soon the price of rice begins to rise, and with it fear, hoarding, and finally chaos. The schoolteacher/priest/doctor Ganga (Soumitra Chatterjee, Apu himself) and his wife are unaffected at first, preferring not to step beyond (or below) their caste boundaries, but eventually they cannot ignore the sorrows around them.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission

Music: David Berkeley and We Are The West
Thursday, July 31 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden

David BerkeleySinger-songwriter and "musical poet" David Berkeley plays a concert in the redwood grove of UC Berkeley's Botanical Garden. Two-man "orchestra," We Are The West, will also perform.

 $18 Adult,  $16 UCBG Member Adult
Ticket includes admission to the Botanical Garden before 4:30pm. Redwood Grove doors at 5:00pm. Click the following "online" button to purchase tickets... Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-643-2755.

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Film: A Woman of Rumor
Friday, August 1 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from A Woman of RumorMizoguchi revisits the world of prostitutes in Kyoto in this late work. Kinuyo Tanaka stars as the madam of a brothel who finds herself competing with her daughter for the affections of a young doctor. Grappling with the suffering caused by conventional attitudes, the two women begin to form a new kind of bond.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission

Film: Edward II
Friday, August 1 | 8:40 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from Edward IIJarman’s bold version of Christopher Marlowe’s four-hundred- year-old play streamlines the plot to four main characters—the doomed King Edward II and his beloved Piers Gaveston, enthralled in an obsessive love affair condemned by nobles and church; and his despairing queen, Isabella, who conspires with the ruthless military man Mortimer to dethrone him. Unfolding in spare, elegant tableaux, Jarman’s exploration of tragic love and social control foregrounds a repressed queer history and the play’s relevance to contemporary militant struggles against state-supported homophobia.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission
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Film: Shoulder Arms
Saturday, August 2 | 8:15 p.m. | PFA Theater

Charlie Chaplin in Shoulder ArmsReleased just a few weeks before the Armistice, Shoulder Arms is a Tramp’s-eye view of World War I in which the all-too-plausible comedy of self-preservation, like trying to sleep in a flooded trench, is conjoined with flights of patriotic fantasy. This silent film will be accompanied by Judith Rosenberg on piano.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission

Music: Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte
Saturday, August 2 | 7:30 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall

Photo of UC Berkeley summer symphony orchestraThe UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra introduces its new Opera series with a semi-staged performance of Così fan tutte! Mozart’s darkly comic masterpiece explores the limits of love and temptation: when the cynical and misogynistic Don Alfonso wagers two naive soldiers to attempt to seduce each others’ fiancees, confusion and hilarity ensue as the lovers’ faithfulness are tested to the extreme.

 $16 , $8 UC Berkeley students (student ID required) and children under 12 general admission (all seats unreserved),  $12 other students, seniors, current & retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups of 10 or more,  $8 $8 UC Berkeley students (student ID required) and children under 12
Buy tickets online, or by calling (510) 642-9988.

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Film: Hearts of the World
Sunday, August 3 | 5 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from Hearts of the WorldHearts of the World has unquestionably the most tangled origins of any film Griffith ever made. Following Intolerance, widely seen as a pacifist film, Griffith was commissioned by the British War Office to create a film that would encourage America’s entry into the First World War. The film that emerged became Griffith’s war spectacular, an epic family melodrama with war front footage (real and faked), historic tableaux, and lurid war atrocities. Lillian Gish and Robert Harron star as two American expatriates who fall in love just as Germans invade France and bombard their village.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission

Film: The Garden
Sunday, August 3 | 7:30 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from The GardenJarman the gardener is a dreamer. His starting points are his own failing body, his home, and his garden. From these, his inner self conjures the dreams that fill the film, some rooted in his own secret desires, some drawn from his long-established interests as an artist, some born from his impotent anger at the world. Their scope is very wide indeed, from warm childhood memories to a song “quoted” from a Hollywood movie, from the Gospel According to Jarman to an agonizingly protracted nightmare in which two gay men are tarred and feathered by their persecutors. Its locus is that strange demilitarized zone between waking and sleeping where the inner self comes up against material realities, and neither prevails over the other.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission
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Botanical garden: Butterfly walk
April 22 – October 28, 2014 the fourth Tuesday of the month every month | 3-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden

Butterfly and purple flowersJoin Sally Levinson, UC Berkeley botanical garden volunteer propagator, docent and caterpillar lady, on a guided walk through the collection in search of butterflies. Space is limited. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.

 Free with Garden admission
Register by calling 510-643-2755, or by emailing garden@berkeley.edu.

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Workshop: iPhoneography
Tuesday, October 21 | 6-9 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden

iPhone with image of flowersThe best camera is the one that is with you! Let expert iPhone photographer Yoni Mayeri show you how to capture and edit images with your iPhone. The class will cover: essential phone camera tips for optimizing digital capture, choosing subjects and framing that work best with the iPhone, best practices for saving, uploading and transferring images and using apps for basic editing and enhancing images...all done on the iPhone. Whether you shoot people, flora and fauna, landscape or abstract subjects or just want to make great images with the iPhone this class will help you take your iPhoneography to the next level.

 $60, $50 members
Register online, or by calling 510-642-7082, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.


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