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Performance: Berkeley Dance Project 2019 — the body remembers

February 21 – 23, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Playhouse
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of UC Berkeley’s dance program, Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers will feature an all-student cast performing pieces by professional choreographers Joe Goode, Rulan Tangen, Latanya Tigner, and Cherie Hill, as well as recent dance program alumna Katie O’Connor.MORE about Berkeley Dance Project 2019 — <em>the body remembers</em>

Exhibit: Get Dancin’ — Selections from the Collection

January 9 – March 31, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The exhibition complements a season of dance programming in the Full series of performances, which takes place in the museum on the evening of every full moon.MORE about Get Dancin’ — Selections from the Collection

Exhibit: Masako Miki / MATRIX 273

January 9 – April 28, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Masako Miki creates larger-than-life-size, felt-covered forms drawn from the Japanese folk belief in yokai (shape-shifters) who can disguise themselves in any number of different forms. Miki creates the semi-abstract, sculptural forms utilizing brilliant colors and sets them into a magical environment suggesting another reality. The installation moves from the three-dimensional forms to abstract images on the floor and walls, conveying a sense of expanding boundaries.
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Exhibit: The Book as Place — Visions of the Built Environment

January 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall Wurster Hall
This exhibition of artists' books centers on ideas about the built environment and has been curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for UC Berkeley’s Environmental Design Library.MORE about The Book as Place — Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit: Project “Holy Land” — Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

January 29 – June 28, 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of “new Jews” building a new homeland. Benor-Kalter’s photographs oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.MORE about Project “Holy Land” — Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

Lecture: Design Field Notes — Niloufar Salehi

Monday, February 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
Niloufar Salehi is an Assistant Professor in Berkeley's School of Information. Her research centers on social computing, technologically mediated collective action, digital labor, and more broadly, human-computer-interaction (HCI). At Jacobs, she'll discuss her research on how computing platforms can support collective efforts for social change. MORE about Design Field Notes — Niloufar Salehi

Exhibit: Vision+Light — Processing Perception

February 20 – March 14, 2019 every day with exceptions | 12-5 p.m. | Worth Ryder Art Gallery Kroeber Hall
Presenting artwork and installations across a range of media and technologies, Vision + Light: Processing Perception offers stunning visual, mind-bending virtual, and intriguing tactile experiences to spark thought and inspiration.MORE about Vision+Light — Processing Perception

Lecture: Poland Reborn: A State Between Democracy and Fascism

This talk focuses on the divided Poland that emerged after World War I. On the one hand, Poland had to accommodate the demands of generations of freedom fighters, while on the other, it quickly became a dysfunctional democracy that lapsed into authoritarian rule after 1926, opening spaces for xenophobia and discrimination against Jews. The state arrested fascists, and in the late 1930s became a place of modest hopes for reform and where the government, with overwhelming support of the population, became the first to say no to Hitler’s expanding rule. With John Connelly, history professor, UC Berkeley.MORE about Poland Reborn: A State Between Democracy and Fascism

Reading: Lunch Poems — Tarfia Faizullah

Thursday, March 7 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Morrison Library Doe Library
Lunch Poems presents Tarfia Faizullah, author of Registers of Illuminated Villages and Seam. She is the winner of numerous awards and her poems are published widely in periodicals and anthologies.MORE about Lunch Poems — Tarfia Faizullah

Lecture: Visual Judaica — Jewish Icons and Collecting Patterns in the Early 20th Century

The highly decorative works of Arthur Szyk contain key Jewish visual elements such as the Lion of Judah, the dove, and the seven spices mentioned in the bible as typical of the Land of Israel. These themes are repeated in Szyk’s oeuvre throughout his life. With Shir Gal Kochavi, assistant curator at The Magnes.MORE about Visual Judaica — Jewish Icons and Collecting Patterns in the Early 20th Century

Reading: Lunch Poems — Ben Lerner

Thursday, April 4 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Morrison Library Doe Library
Lunch Poems presents Ben Lerner, who has received fellowships from the Fulbright, Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations and is the author of three books of poetry (The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw and Mean Free Path), two novels (Leaving the Atocha Station and 10:04) and a work of criticism (The Hatred of Poetry). His most recent books are collaborations: Blossom (with Thomas Demand), The Polish Rider (with Anna Ostoya), and The Snows of Venice (with Alexander Kluge).MORE about Lunch Poems — Ben Lerner

Special Event: Cal Day

Saturday, April 13 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Berkeley Campus
UC Berkeley throws open its doors and offers over 300 lectures, tours, performances, demonstrations and discussions. Many events are tailored for kids & families, prospective students, and the just plain curious. Come experience a day in the life of UC Berkeley! All events free, all ages welcome, campuswide.MORE about Cal Day

Reading: Lunch Poems — Student Reading

Thursday, May 2 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Morrison Library Doe Library
One of the year’s liveliest events, the student reading includes winners of the following prizes: Academy of American Poets, Cook, Rosenberg, and Yang, as well as students nominated by Berkeley’s creative writing faculty, Lunch Poems volunteers, and representatives from student publications.MORE about Lunch Poems — Student Reading

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