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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Using Children's Books to Teach History

Workshop | November 2 | 2407 Dwinelle Hall

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

Join children's book author Laura Atkins, co-author of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, to learn more about the children's book industry and how to access diverse, justice-oriented texts for your classrooms. UCBHSSP teacher leader Jennifer Brouhard will share lessons she developed to support use of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up.

Women's Basketball vs. Vanguard - Exhibition

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | November 2 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Vanguard - Exhibition at Haas Pavilion.

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club: To Gain Confidence and Find Your Voice

Meeting | December 1, 2016 – December 7, 2017 the first Thursday of the month every month | 7:30-8:30 a.m. | Au Coquelet Cafe, (backroom)

 2000 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

 Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club

Find out how to improve your public speaking skills and build confidence through the Toastmaster.

If you have wanted to improve your communication skills, practice public speaking and leadership, but find it difficult to do on your own, this is the place for you.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday 7:30am - 8:30am every month
Free street parking and close to Downtown Berkeley BART

TE-53 VMT Metrics Application and Analysis for SB 743 Compliance

Course | November 2 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Oakland

 Ronald Milam, AICP, PTP, Director of Evolving the Status Quo, Fehr & Peers Consulting

 Institute of Transportation Studies, Technology Transfer Program

OPR has selected vehicle-miles-of-travel (VMT) as the preferred metric to comply with Senate Bill 743 (SB 743). The recommended changes to the CEQA Guidelines include a Technical Advisory that provides recommendations about VMT screening, methodology, and thresholds. These recommendations require fundamental changes in current transportation impact analysis practices and have implications for...   More >

$490

  Registration opens June 22. Register online or by calling Dana Oldknow at 510-643-4393, or by emailing Dana Oldknow at registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu by November 2.

Technopolitics and Empire: New Directions in Science Studies

Workshop | November 2 | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Jennifer L. Derr, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of California, Santa Cruz; Diana K. Davis, Professor, Departments of History and Geography, University of California, Davis; Jennifer Duque, Ph.D. Student, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Gabrielle Hecht, Frank Stanton Foundation Professor of Nuclear Security, Professor, Department of History, Stanford University; Suzanne Moon, Associate Professor, Department of the History of Science, University of Oklahoma; Ashton Wesner, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley

 Julie Pyatt, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Environmental Policy, Science, and Management; Camilla Hawthorne, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geography

 Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society

The day-long workshop will offer graduate students and faculty an opportunity to share current research and to envision new directions in science and (neo-) empire studies.

Edible Cookie Dough Sale on Sproul

Sale | November 1 – 2, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Sproul Plaza

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

On Wednesday and Thursday, FoodInno will table on Sproul with DOUGHP cookie dough for our fundraiser. For anyone and everyone who misses that childhood sneaking Tollhouse unsafe-to-eat raw cookie dough! By the scoop or on an ICE CREAM CONE! Come through, you won't want to miss it!

We are also holding a featured event with the OG DOUGHP founder herself, hear about the dope story and join on a...   More >

Free First Thursday at BAMPFA

Special Event | February 2 – December 7, 2017 the first Thursday of the month every month | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

First Thursdays are a great time to visit BAMPFA. The galleries are free all day and we offer guided exhibition tours.

free admission to the galleries

Return Economies: Speculation and Manila’s Investment in Durable Futures

Colloquium | November 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Eric Pido, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University

 Center for Research on Social Change, Department of Ethnic Studies

Lecture by Eric Pido, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University

Books will be available for sale and signing.

Book: Migrant Returns: Manila, Development, and Transnational Connectivity

https://www.dukeupress.edu/migrant-returns

Politically Engaged Science: A Brownbag Lunch Series

Seminar | September 14 – December 21, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.

Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | November 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Magne Mogstad, Professor, University of Chicago

 Haas School of Business

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Lunch Poems: Solmaz Sharif

Reading - Literary | November 2 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Solmaz Sharif

 Lunch Poems, Library

A poetry reading by Solmaz Sharif.

Examining the mechanistic and evolutionary basis of functional genetic variation

Seminar | November 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Rajiv McCoy, Princeton University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

 Department of Integrative Biology

Genealogies of Syrian Ba‘thism: Michel ‘Aflaq and Modern Arab Intellectual History

Lecture | November 2 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Max Weiss, Princeton University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join the CMES for a lecture by Max Weiss, Associate Professor of History and Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. He studies the social, cultural, and intellectual history of the modern Middle East. His research interests include transformations of law and society, religious culture, history of ideas, and the translation of contemporary Arabic literature into English. Raised in southern...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Communication Avoidance for Algorithms with Sparse All-to-all Interactions

Seminar | November 2 | 1-2 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Penporn Koanantakool, University of California, Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This talk presents highly scalable parallel algorithms for problems with sparse all-to-all interactions such as many-body and matrix computations. These kernels are used in many applications ranging from scientific simulations to machine learning. We discuss a case study of our communication-avoiding kernels as used in graphical model structure learning.

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | September 7 – December 7, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-4 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 Caitlin Green or Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Bringing Atzlán and Borinquen to Chicago: Mexican and Puerto Rican Art in the City from 1968 to the Age of Trump

Lecture | November 2 | 2-4 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Center for Latino Policy Research

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Marc Zimmerman, Professor Emeritus in Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois Chicago, and in World and Hispanic Culture and Literature at the University of Houston

 Department of English, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, UC Berkeley Center for Latino Policy Research

Mexican and Puerto Rican Art in the City from 1968 to the Age of Trump

Men's Soccer vs. San Diego State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | November 2 | 3:30 p.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Soccer hosts San Diego State in conference action at Edwards Stadium.

Cognitive Neuroscience/Neurobiology Colloquium: Data Slam 2

Colloquium | November 2 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Department of Psychology

Data slam number 2 from grads in Cognitive Neuroscience/Neuroscience. Grad lounge afterwards for drinks and socializing.

Five Tables of Cal Scientists’ Takes on Art

Workshop | November 2 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Drop by our art study centers on Free First Thursday for an up-close look at treasures from the BAMPFA collections.
FREE ADMISSION

The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America

Lecture | November 2 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room

 Rick Wartzman, Director, KH Moon Center for a Functioning Society

 James Lincoln, Haas School of Business; David Levine, Haas School of Business

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

Once, big companies took responsibility for their workers’ wellbeing, with high pay and reliable benefits. But as precarious work expands and pensions dwindle, many workers no longer feel that their employers are looking out for them. Author Rick Wartzman follows four corporate giants – General Electric, General Motors, Kodak, and Coca-Cola – through the twentieth century’s booms and busts,...   More >

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Five Tables. . .: of Cal Scientists and Their Takes on Art

Presentation | November 2 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Drop by the art study centers on Free First Thursday for an up-close look at treasures from the BAMPFA collections, laid out on the five tables in the seminar area. In conjunction with this year’s Bay Area Science Festival (October 26 through November 11), UC Berkeley scientists give us their take on a nonrandom selection of art from our collections. Works on view might include: Harold Edgerton’s...   More >

Harold Edgerton: Gussie Moran, 1949; black-and-white photograph; 13 5/16 x 11 in.; BAMPFA, gift of Lewis Zachary Cohen.

Serge Lang Undergraduate Lecture: When the precision of mathematics meets the messiness of the world of people

Lecture | November 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Keith Devlin, Stanford

 Department of Mathematics

Almost all mathematicians are attracted to the subject by its certainty and precision. It’s one of the most finely sharpened blades in the human cognitive armory. It rules supreme in many parts of Physics and Engineering. It is almost as precise when applied to the activities of large populations of living creatures, including humans, though the precision then is a statistical one that applies...   More >

How Everything Became War And The Military Became Everything

Lecture | November 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Rosa Brooks, Georgetown University

 Institute of International Studies

Rosa Brooks is one of the nation’s top experts on national security and the changing nature of warfare. Her most recent book, How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2016. A journalist and a law professor at Georgetown University, Brooks -- the daughter of left-wing anti-war activists and the wife of a US Army Special Forces officer --...   More >

GWE Craft Night

Social Event | November 2 | 5-7 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Graduate Assembly

Join Graduate Women in Engineering (GWE) at our annual Craft Night! Come and decorate your own knitted headband! We provide the supplies so just show up!

RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/GWEcraftnight

Nandini Sundar | Hostages to Democracy - India at 70: The Indo-American Community Lecturer at UC Berkeley for 2017

Lecture | November 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in location

 Nandini Sundar, Professor of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Master of Development Practice, Department of Sociology, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights at the Center for Race and Gender, Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law, and Justice, South Asian Law Students Association

Lecture by noted social anthropologist and Professor of Sociology in the Delhi School of Economics, Dr. Nandini Sundar.

Making as Research | Artist Talk and DIY Couture Fashion Lab with Angie Wilson

Lecture | November 2 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 126 Dwinelle Annex

 Angie Wilson

 Arts Research Center

Angie Wilson mines seismic cultural shifts and the subtleties of consciousness in her textile-based sculpture and installations. She will be discussing current and recent projects including Protest Curtains, collaborative projects resisting racism, xenophobia and inequality, as well as her woven meditations on space and time.

OpenTable Info-Session and Tech Talk: Data Science for the Hospitality Domain

Information Session | November 2 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

At OpenTable, our teams build dream software for restaurants. Our cloud restaurant operation solutions help our partners deliver phenomenal hospitality.

Please join us for a Tech Talk by Igor Gammer, Principal Data Science Engineer.

Pizza will be provided.

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program

Information Session | November 2 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 212 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with personalized advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.

 Free

 UNEX 1057. Enroll online or by calling 510-642-4111

How Christians Think: A Conversation with Marvin Olasky at the Berkeley Forum

Lecture | November 2 | 6-7 p.m. | 102 Wheeler Hall

 Marvin Olasky, WORLD Magazine

 The Berkeley Forum

At a time of heightened political anxiety, the line that sets apart religion and politics is rarely defined. As WORLD Magazine Editor-in-Chief and a former advisor to President George W. Bush, Dr. Marvin Olasky has been at the forefront of interpreting world events through a Christian lens. On this 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Dr. Olasky will discuss the importance of understanding how...   More >

Free

  Buy tickets online

Stay Informed and Plan Ahead: Joining the Immigration Attorney to Learn the Ins and Outs of H1B Job Visa and other Post Graduation Employment Options

Workshop | November 2 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue & Gold Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Career Center

Stay Informed and Plan Ahead: Joining the Immigration Attorney to Learn the Ins and Outs of H1B Job Visa and other Post Graduation Employment Options

Advanced registration in Handshake is recommended.

The DOUGHP Story + New Flavor Creation Contest

Social Event | November 2 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 145 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Kelsey Witherow, DOUGHP SF

 Berkeley Food Institute

Kelsey Witherow (inventor for DOUGHP cookie dough) will be sharing about her journey and how she started up DOUGHP. Afterwards, there will be a tasting event as well as a "New Flavor Creation Contest" judged by Kelsey herself! The winning flavor will have their flavor featured in the DOUGHP store in SF, and you get to take home some free dough!!

Diwali Celebration and Annkut at UC Berkeley

Special Event | November 2 | 6:45-9 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 UC Berkeley BAPS Camps Fellowship

In the Joy of Others: Diwali and Annkut at UC Berkeley

Free Indian Dinner and Be sure to where Indian Clothes if you have them!

  RSVP online or by calling Yagna Patel at 510-378-2934, or by emailing Yagna Patel at ruchitm@berkeley.edu

Film Series: Abundant Land Screening

Film - Documentary | November 2 | 7-9:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Join SERC and SOGA for a screening of Abundant Land, a documentary that follows a Hawaiian community on Moloka’i opposing the biotech industry’s use of the island to test genetically engineered seeds. Following the screening will be a discussion with the film's director Natasha Florentino. Refreshments will be served!

Facebook event: tinyurl.com/UCBAbundantLand

Picture of Light

Film - Documentary | November 2 | 7-8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Peter Mettler’s remarkable documentary about the Northern Lights is his most fully realized cinematic expression of his quest for a spiritual synthesis of “self and surround.”

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | November 2 | 7-9:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Steve Croft, SETI

 Department of Astronomy

Join us for our monthly Astro Night series at UC Berkeley! This month, come learn all about the search for intelligent life in the Universe. After, you are invited on our rooftop for stargazing and a grew view of the city!

Doors to Campbell Hall open at 6:30pm, and lecture is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Feel free to come and go during stargazing.

 Talk is aimed at a high school science level.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 12 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Why do we sometimes know a lot about who made things, and why do we sometimes not? Why does it sometimes matter to us, and why might it sometimes not? These are the questions that will be raised in the exhibit that will inaugurate the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology’s renovated Kroeber Hall Gallery. The Museum will display objects from the collection that urge visitors to think...   More >

 Free UC Berkeley Students, Faculty, Staff, Hearst Museum Members, and Youth under 18, $6 General Admisison, $3 Non-UC Berkeley Students and seniors over 65

In-Between Places: Korean American Artists in the Bay Area

Exhibit - Painting | September 13 – December 10, 2017 every day |  Mills College Art Museum

 5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94613

 Mills College Art Museum

In-Between Places (사이에 머물다) is the story of Korean American artists and their dreams, featuring new work by: Jung Ran Bae; Sohyung Choi; Kay Kang; Miran Lee; Young June Lew; Nicholas Oh; Younhee Paik; and Minji Sohn.

Street by Minji Sohn, 2016

Jennie Smith: New Drawings

Exhibit - Painting | September 18 – December 15, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

San Francisco artist Jennie Smith infuses her detailed drawings of the natural world with an imaginative sensibility.

Viewing hours are generally Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events and meetings; please call (510) 643-9670 or email in advance to confirm room availability.

The Russian Revolution Centenary: 1917-2017: Politics, Propaganda and People's Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11, 2017 – January 8, 2018 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

This exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Revolution that took place in October of 1917. The exhibition will take place in the Moffitt Library, and it will highlight several print-items from the revolutionary times.

 Access to the Moffitt Undergraduate Library is restricted and you'll need the UC Berkeley/ Cal Card for entry.

Ecocity Berkeley: Thirty Years On: An Exhibit in the Environmental Design Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 15 – December 16, 2017 every day with exceptions | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Library

The 1987 book Ecocity Berkeley: Building Cities for a Healthy Future, inserting “ecocity” into the urban planning lexicon. Using Berkeley as a test bed, Richard Register promoted a new vision for urban development that now has worldwide resonance.

Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument

Exhibit - Photography | October 6 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This investigation of the editorial process behind Parks's photo-essay "Harlem Gang Leader" reveals unspoken conflicts between photographer, editor, subject, and truth.

Miyoko Ito/ MATRIX 267

Exhibit - Painting | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discover the singular vision of a Berkeley-born artist whose paintings explore both exterior and interior landscapes.

Repentant Monk: Illusion and Disillusion in the Art of Chen Hongshou

Exhibit - Painting | October 25, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Chen Hongshou is a major figure in Chinese art of the late Ming and early Qing dynasties. This exhibition explores his visually compelling work and his response to the turmoil of his times.

Veronica De Jesus/ MATRIX 268

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – February 25, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

De Jesus's memorial portraits honor artists, writers, and diverse cultural figures, testifying to the fact that each life is valuable and worthy of recognition.

Buddhist Realms

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This presentation showcases exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.

On the Hour/ Hayoun Kwon

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 1 – December 29, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Commissioned for BAMPFA’s outdoor screen, Kwon’s imaginative digital animation evokes a woman who transformed her apartment into an aviary.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’
cartoons, jokes, and satire throughout the years selected
from their humor magazines and other publications.

The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

Exhibit - Artifacts | July 21 – December 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking a 50th anniversary, Bancroft’s rare and unique collections documenting the 1967 “Summer of Love” are on exhibit in the corridor cases. Presented are 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...   More >

¡Viva La Fiesta! Mexican Traditions of Celebration

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – February 1, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, The Bancroft Library Gallery

 Bancroft Library

¡Viva la Fiesta! explores the cycle of traditional religious and
patriotic celebrations that have for centuries marked the
Mexican calendar. The exhibition draws on unique historical
representations of the fiestas and examines their relationship
to communal identities, national politics, religious practices,
and indigenous customs. These original materials, which are
preserved in the...   More >

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they...   More >

Sketching "Fiddler": Set Designs by Mentor Huebner

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The Power of Attention: Magic and Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 29 – December 15, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Created from the early-modern period and into the present, shiviti manuscripts are found in Hebrew prayer books, ritual textiles, and on the walls of synagogues and homes throughout the Jewish diaspora. Wrestling with ways to externalize the presence of God in Jewish life, these documents center upon the graphic representation of God's ineffable four-letter Hebrew name, the Tetragrammaton, and...   More >

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk: The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Auditorium installation of high-resolution images of select collection items.

Acquired by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in 2017 thanks to an unprecedented gift from Taube Philanthropies, the most significant collection of works by Arthur Szyk (Łódź, Poland, 1894 – New Canaan, Connecticut, 1951) is now available to the world in a public institution for the first time as...   More >

To the Letter: Regarding the Written Word

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This exhibition crosses cultures and centuries to bring together works that activate the expressive and aesthetic potential of letters and words.

Matin Wong: Human Instamatic

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6 – December 10, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This retrospective surveys the career of "one of our great urban visionaries" (New York Times), from Northern California to New York and back.