<< Thursday, March 14, 2019 >>

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the...   More >

Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

Information Session | February 14 – May 9, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Educational Opportunity Program- MLK BNorth CE3

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at Educational Opportunity Program on Thursdays from 10 am-noon this spring to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

Applied Math Seminar: Taking Mathematics to Heart

Seminar | March 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Alfio Quarteroni, EPFL

 Department of Mathematics

In this presentation I will highlight the interplay between data science and computational science to efficiently solve real life large scale problems . The leading application that I will address is the numerical simulation of the heart function. The motivation behind this interest is that cardiovascular diseases unfortunately represent one of the leading causes of death in Western Countries....   More >

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 14 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 120 Durant Hall

 Emily Remirez, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Internal Capital Markets and Product Pricing: Evidence from Weather and Life Insurance Premiums

Seminar | March 14 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Shan Ge, NYU Stern

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Mindful Awareness Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | February 21 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students. You are invited to drop in at noon any Thursday.

Making Dreamer: An Oratorio of Immigration with Nilo Cruz

Lecture | March 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Nilo Cruz

 Arts + Design

Composer Jimmy López and playwright Nilo Cruz collaborate on a new oratorio for orchestra, chorus, and soprano, entitled Dreamer. Performed with the LA Philharmonic. The piece will explore the US immigrant experience, in particular that of Dreamers—undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children—and what it means for cities to provide sanctuary from prosecution and...   More >

Yanbo Li: Surfing in Globalization: The Misplaced Urban Reaction and Community-Based Resilience in Shanghai

Lecture | March 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Global Urban Humanities

Globalization is a universal context nowadays though which is not a new concept. China used to be an essential participant and even positive advocator among the earlier rounds of it. But in modern times, China became a passive follower in the globalization tides. For each time the country was trying to adapt itself to the outside world, a specific reaction could be seen. However, it is not an...   More >

Certificate Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Online Information Session

Information Session | March 14 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how UC Berkeley Extension’s professional certificate can prepare you for diverse job opportunities—in teaching, business, publishing, travel and more—both in the United States and around the world.

  Make reservations online

Making Dreamers: An Oratorio of Immigration with Jimmy López

Performing Arts - Other | March 14 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Composer Jimmy López discusses Dreamers, an oratorio for orchestra, chorus, and soprano, created in collaboration with playwright Nilo Cruz. The piece explores the US immigrant experience, in particular that of Dreamers—undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children—and what it means for cities to provide sanctuary from prosecution and deportation. Performed by the...   More >

Ecotherapy: Healing Through Nature (BEUHS060)

Workshop | March 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. |  Faculty Glade

 Emily Pellegrino, ASW

 Employee Assistance Program

The connection between the environment and our health and well-being cannot be understated. Ecotherapy is a way to bring the healing qualities of nature into your life and center yourself in this often rushed world and modern age of technology. Join us for this workshop with psychotherapist, Emily Pellegrino, to learn and practice a few ways to disconnect from an often overwhelming life and...   More >

Be Well at Work: Ecotherapy: Healing Through Nature

Workshop | March 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. |  Faculty Glade

 Emily Pellegrino

 Human Resources

The connection between the environment and our health and well-being cannot be understated. Ecotherapy is a way to bring the healing qualities of nature into your life and center yourself in this often rushed world and modern age of technology. Join us for this workshop with psychotherapist, Emily Pellegrino, to learn and practice a few ways to disconnect from an often overwhelming life and...   More >

How to Challenge Scandinavian Colonial Amnesia

Lecture | March 14 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 308 A Doe Library

 Elizabeth Hunter, African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley

 Leigh Raiford, African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley

 Jeannette Ehlers

 Institute of European Studies, Nordic Studies Program, Department of African American Studies

Visual artist Jeannette Ehlers discusses artistic strategies of resistance to coloniality with Professor Leigh Raiford and Elizabeth Hunter (African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley), focusing on counter-narratives to the Eurocentric writing of History.

Jeannette Ehlers is a Copenhagen-based artist of Danish and Trinidadian descent whose practice takes shape experimentally across photography, ...   More >

Jeannette Ehlers

AppNet Meeting

Meeting | November 8, 2018 – May 9, 2019 the second Thursday of the month every other month | 1-2 p.m. | 212 Cory Hall

 AppNet

AppNet is a platform-agnostic community of practice for application programmers at UC Berkeley.

For the 2018-19 academic year, AppNet is holding informal meetings to just "talk shop", without scheduled speakers or agenda.
These meetings are held bimonthly on the second Thursday of every other month, from 1 to 2 pm, in 212 Cory Hall. Come join us!

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 7 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday | 1-3 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Michael Sholinbeck

 Library

Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.
NOTE: On Feb. 14: 2:15-3pm only

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

11th Annual BCLT Privacy Lecture

Conference/Symposium | March 14 | 3-6:30 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT)

Professor Shoshana Zuboff, author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism (January 2019), joined the Harvard Business School faculty in 1981. One of the first tenured women at the school, she was the Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration. Her career has been devoted to the study of the rise of the digital, its individual, organizational, and social consequences, and its...   More >

BIDS Data Science Lecture: The statistical mechanics of big data

Lecture | March 14 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 John Harte, Professor, Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Constrained maximization of information entropy yields least biased probability distributions and provides a framework for construction of complex systems theory. From physics to

Computational wireless sensing at scale

Seminar | March 14 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Cory Hall, Hogan Room (521)

 Rajalakshmi Nandakumar, University of Washington

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Computational wireless sensing is an exciting field of research where we use wireless signals from everyday computing devices to enable sensing. In this talk, I will show how to enable computational wireless sensing at scale by leveraging ubiquitous hardware such as smartphones.

Maps and More: 150 Years of Mapping the Grand Canyon

Tour/Open House | March 14 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall

 Library

Maps and More is a map themed show-and-tell held at the Earth Sciences and Map Library. This month we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Grand Canyon's designation as a National Park and the 150th anniversary of the Powell expedition.

Decolonizing World History

Lecture | March 14 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  The Shorb House

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94601

 DR. ENRIQUE DUSSEL, National Autonomous University of Mexico

 The Latinx Research Center, Chicana Studies Program

Join the Latinx Research Center and the Chicana/o Studies Program in hosting two historical events with a major Latin American and Third World intellectual. Dr. Enrique Dussel is an early critic of Eurocentric philosophy produced in the West and has become an invaluable archive to intellectuals of the global  "south," and people of color throughout the United States.

Throughout his career,...   More >

  RSVP online by March 13.

World-renowned decolonialist and a founder of Liberation Philosophy,Dr. Dussel visits us from UNAM in Mexico!

The Life and Times of a Gay Brazilian Revolutionary

Lecture | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 James N. Green, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Professor of Latin American History, Brown University

 Department of History, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

Celebrating Black Girls in Libertaory Spaces

Lecture | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

Ree Botts, PhD Candidate in African American Studies

Kenly Brown, PhD Candidate in African American Studies

Derrika Hunt, PhD Candidate in School of Education, Graduate Student Wellness Project Director for the Graduate Assembly

Tiffani Johnson, PhD candidate of Education, Social & Cultural Studies

Shelby Mack, BA Candidate in American Studies

Exhibit Premiere: Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Lecture | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Please join us for the opening reception of Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances, a timely exhibit exploring the complex social and economic dynamics behind ten mind-altering drugs.

  RSVP online

A Client-Centric Approach to Transactional Datastores

Seminar | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Natacha Crooks, Graduate Student, University of Texas at Austin

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This talk summarizes my efforts to improve the performance, the semantics and the security of transactional cloud storage systems. It centers around a simple idea: defining consistency guarantees from the perspective of the applications that observe these guarantees, rather than from the perspective of the systems that implement them.

Michael Maurice O’Shaughnessy (1864-1934): Engineering the Promised Land

Film - Documentary | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Bancroft Library

Join us in the Morrison Library for a screening of a mini-documentary on San Francisco City Engineer Michael Maurice O'Shaughnessy, with introductions from Dr. Gray Brechin, historical geographer and visiting scholar in UC Berkeley’s Department of Geography and author of Imperial San Francisco; Dr. Jamie Goggins, Chartered Engineer and senior lecturer in the School of Engineering at...   More >

Performance Studies Graduate Speaker Series | Affective Publics: News Storytelling, Sentiment and Technology

Lecture | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall

 Zizi Papacharissi, Professor and Head of the Communication Department, Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois-Chicago

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Zizi Papacharissi is Professor and Head of the Communication Department, Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and University Scholar at the University of Illinois System. Her work focuses on the social and political consequences of online media. She has published nine books, over 70 journal articles and book chapters, and serves on the editorial board of fifteen...   More >

Zizi Papacharissi

Picturing Identities and Ideologies in Modern Korea: Transnational Perspectives for Visual Culture

Conference/Symposium | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Institute | Note change in time

 Youngna Kim, Professor Emerita, Seoul National University; Julia F. Andrews, Distinguished University Professor, Ohio State University

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

NOTE: Start time has changed! The event will now start at 4:00 PM.

In recent years, scholars have noted a few topics of visual culture commonly found in East Asia at the turn of the 20th century. At this time, new forms of popular culture presented a new image of the nation in the changing environment of world expositions and international congresses.

Chern Lecture/Mathematics Department Colloquium: An average John theorem

Colloquium | March 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Assaf Naor, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

We will prove a sharp average-case variant of a classical embedding theorem of John through the theory of nonlinear spectral gaps. We will use this theorem to provide a new answer to questions of Johnson and Lindenstrauss (1983) and Bourgain (1985) on metric dimension reduction, and explain how it leads to unexpected algorithms for approximate nearest neighbor search.

Rhetoric Spring Colloquium: Brian Massumi

Colloquium | March 14 | 5-7 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall

 Brian Massumi, Professor of Communication, Université de Montréal

 The Program in Critical Theory, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of English

Intensity

The concept of intensity is a keystone of process-oriented philosophies, including those of Bergson, Whitehead, Deleuze/Guattari, and Simondon, and often figures prominently in contemporary work classified under the label of affect theory. A currently widespread critique of the concept holds that it individualizes and interiorizes, in ways compromised, if not entirely...   More >

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 5: Sexuality

Conference/Symposium | March 13 – 14, 2019 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Rusty Barrett, University of Kentucky; Howard Fisher, UC Berkeley; Roshanak Kheshti, UC San Diego; Michael Lucey, UC Berkeley; Damon Young, UC Berkeley; Don Kulick, Uppsala University

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the fifth of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar taking place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

Spring 2019 LEP Global Book Club: The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Meeting | March 14 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 5-6 p.m. | 110 César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program, UC Berkeley Student Learning Center

You're invited to join the Spring 2019 LEP Global Book Club! This semester, we will be reading The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives. Edited by Cal grad and Pulitzer Prize-Winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, this book features the works of refugee writers from around the world. Engaging with their stories provides intimate insight into the realities faced by millions of people in...   More >

  RSVP online

Priya Moorjani | Reconstructing South Asian Population History using Genetic Data

Lecture | March 14 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Priya Moorjani, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, UC Berkeley

 Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Center for Computational Biology, Population Center, Population Science, Department of Demography

Talk by molecular biologist and geneticist, Professor Priya Moorjani.

Between the Money-Image and the Museum: Ulrich Peltzer's Theory of the (Contemporary) Work of (Installation) Art: Professor Richard Langston (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Lecture | March 14 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 340 Moffitt

 Department of German

Abstract: If money’s status as dominant medium guiding what Jochen Hörisch once called the ontosemiological framework of modern culture has really yielded to the empire of audio-visual media, then why is so much contemporary German literature still so obsessed with money? This presentation considers how one such example—Ulrich Peltzer’s 2015 novel Das bessere Leben, a work whose very title...   More >

California State Taxes Workshop

Workshop | March 14 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

A representative from the California Tax Franchise Board will present on how to determine your California state tax residency and complete your nonresident alien tax forms. Collect your tax report forms (W-2 and/or 1042-S forms and/or 1099) and follow along as they take you through a step-by-step example for filing your state tax return.

*Complete your federal tax return via GTP before...   More >

Minoan Missionaries: Sather Lecture Series: A Bronze Age Greek State in Formation

Lecture | March 14 | 5:30 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Jack L. Davis, Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology, University of Cincinnati

 Department of Classics

Internationally recognized scholar of Bronze Age Greece offers a series of lectures showing how the archaeological record sheds light on culture and communal life of early Greece.

Reading: Allan deSouza

Reading - Nonfiction | March 14 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Allan deSouza, interdisciplinary artist and chair of the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice, introduces and signs his new book How Art Can Be Thought. In it, DeSouza examines how we describe and evaluate if art is good, and if it is for the social good. He offers an analytical glossary of common terms used to discuss art, focusing on both their current usage and how they may be adapted to new...   More >

Career Connections: Esports and Gaming

Social Event | March 14 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

In collaboration with Cal Esports and the Business Careers in Entertainment Club (BCEC), we are seeking dynamic alumni and other professionals who work within the Esports and Gaming industries to speak with current students. Because this event is focused on career exploration, we encourage diversity in the career paths represented: from software to graphic design, marketing, sales, testing,...   More >

Jonathan Tate, Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Development + Design

Lecture | March 14 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Jonathan Tate, Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Development + Design

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program

Information Session | March 14 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 208 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

Leveraging Your Digital Presence for Professional Development

Panel Discussion | March 14 | 6-7:15 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

As a graduate student or postdoc, you may be aware of the chance to engage with other scientists through platforms such as Twitter or ResearchGate, but lack important information about how to use them strategically for career and professional growth. During this panel event, you will have a chance to explore which online platforms may be most useful to early career scientists, learn tips for...   More >

Curator's Circle: Collector Chat | Home and Collection Tour with Deborah and Andy Rappaport

Special Event | March 14 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Please join BAMPFA’s Curator's Circle and 2019 Gala Host Committee members for an intimate gathering at the San Francisco home of Andy and Deborah Rappaport. The evening will include wine and light hors d’oeuvres, as well as a lively conversation among the Rappaports and Apsara DiQuinzio, BAMPFA's curator of modern and contemporary art and Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX Curator, in which they will...   More >

Black Interiors: Intimacy

Film - Feature | March 14 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Intimacy is a tight and imperfect space, full of possibility. For the black girls on an LA playground in Pizza Pizza Daddy-O, intimacy announces itself as a shifting formation of hand games and personalities. In Julie Dash’s Relatives, a son dances through family history with his mother close by. This Is the Home of Mrs. Levant Graham invites us into a loving and abundant encounter with the black...   More >

Beckett / Fornés / Pinter: Student-Directed One-Act Plays

Performing Arts - Theater | March 14 – 17, 2019 every day | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

TDPS presents three one-act plays directed by TDPS students:

Silence (1969) by British playwright Harold Pinter, directed by Benjamin Arsenault
Springtime (1989) by Cuban American playwright María Irene Fornés, directed by Gabriela Pool
Footfalls (1976) by Irish playwright Samuel Beckett, directed by Marie Shelton

$10 for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $15 for general admission

  Buy tickets online

Cal Big Give: Help I-House get 150 gifts and a $3K match: Share the I-House love!

Special Event | March 13 – 14, 2019 every day | 9 p.m. |  International House

 International House

I-House will be participating in UC Berkeley's Big Give, a 24-hour online fundraising blitz on March 14th. If we meet our goal of 150 gifts, I-House will receive an additional $3,000, thanks to a few generous donors. All gifts, regardless of size, make a bigger impact! This support enables us to expand our programs and provide financial aid so others can be a part of the I-House experience....   More >

Help I-House get 150 gifts and a $3K match! Learn more at ihouse.berkeley.edu/biggive

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – May 30, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, near Heyns Reading Room, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe

 Bancroft Library

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

Boundless: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home and Abroad

Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Featuring works by internationally renowned contemporary Tibetan artists alongside rare historical pieces, this exhibition highlights the ways these artists explore the infinite possibilities of visual forms to reflect their transcultural, multilingual, and translocal lives. Though living and working in different geographical areas—Lhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Area—the...   More >

Ink, Paper, Silk: One Hundred Years of Collecting Japanese Art

Exhibit - Painting | December 12, 2018 – April 14, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA's Japanese art collection began in 1919 with a remarkable donation of more than a thousand woodblock prints from the estate of UC Berkeley Professor of English William Dallam Armes. This exhibition features a selection of these exceptional prints, as well as hanging scroll paintings, screens, lacquerware, and ceramics that have entered the collection over the century since this...   More >

Arthur Jafa / MATRIX 272

Exhibit - Multimedia | December 12, 2018 – March 24, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Arthur Jafa is an artist, director, editor, and award-winning cinematographer whose poignant work expands the concept of black cinema while exploring African American experience and race relations in everyday life. He has stated, “I have a very simple mantra and it’s this: I want to make black cinema with the power, beauty, and alienation of black music.” In his renowned work Love Is The Message,...   More >

Get Dancin’: Selections from the Collection

Exhibit - Photography | January 9 – March 31, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The exuberance, romance, and beauty of dance are central themes in this exhibition of historical and contemporary works from BAMPFA’s collection. The selection is wide ranging, including prints, drawings, and photographs from the United States, Europe, and Asia. Among the highlights are two classic photographs of José Limón and Martha Graham by Barbara Morgan; George Bellows’s raucous image Dance...   More >

Masako Miki / MATRIX 273

Exhibit - Sculpture | January 9 – April 28, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Masako Miki was born in Japan but has made the Bay Area, and Berkeley in particular, her home for more than twenty years. In her work she remains close to her ancestral traditions, especially those that arise from her association with Buddhist and Shinto beliefs and practices, as well as traditional Japanese folklore. Her current work, she says, is “inspired by the idea of animism from the Shinto...   More >

Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction

Exhibit - Painting | February 27 – July 21, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bringing together nearly seventy works spanning the entirety of the artist’s career, this exhibition presents a fresh and eye-opening examination of Hans Hofmann’s prolific and innovative artistic practice. Featuring paintings and works on paper from 1930 through the end of Hofmann’s life in 1966, the exhibition includes numerous masterworks from BAMPFA’s distinguished collection as well as many...   More >

Well Played! The Math and Science of Improving Your Game

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

You don't have to be a pro to know that math and science can help improve your game. In our exhibit, Well Played!, you can experiment with force, angles, and trajectory to get the highest scores you can with classic arcade games such as Skeeball, Pinball, and Basketball.

Want to improve your score? Try our interactive exhibits on the math and science behind force and trajectory, and then head...   More >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall

 Library

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. Featuring works by 25 artists including Robbin Ami Silverberg, Clifton Meador, Inge Bruggeman, Karen Kunc, Sarah Bryant and Barbara Tetenbaum, the exhibition explores the built environment through text, image,...   More >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition of artists books centers on ideas about the built environment, curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for CEDs Environmental Design Library.

Illustrating México one page at a time-Print Art of José Guadalupe Posada.

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor

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 Library

In the pantheon of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists who represent Mexico and Mexican art, the artwork of José Guadalupe Posada stands out as a bright constellation that continues to shine a light on important stories through woodcuts, imprints, and engravings. This exhibition was created using the books from the collections of the Doe Library. The exhibition is envisioned...   More >

Aaron Marcus: Early Works

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 6 – June 30, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Educated in physics, mathematics, and philosophy at Princeton University and trained in graphic design at Yale, Berkeley-based Aaron Marcus explores new possibilities for expression. He created his first “computer-assisted poem-drawings” in the spring of 1972, when he served as a research associate at Yale University’s School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus...   More >

Facing West 1: Camera Portraits from the Bancroft Collection

Exhibit - Photography | November 9, 2018 – March 15, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Bancroft Library

 Bancroft Library

The first part of a double exhibition celebrating the tenth anniversary of the renewed Bancroft Library and its gallery, Facing West 1 presents a cavalcade of individuals who made, and continue to make, California and the American West. These camera portraits highlight the communities and peoples of Hubert Howe Bancroft’s original collecting region, which extended from the Rockies to the Pacific...   More >

Facing West: Camera Portraits from the Bancroft Collection

Exhibit - Photography | November 29, 2018 – March 15, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Gallery

 Human Resources

The first part of a double exhibition celebrating the tenth anniversary of the renewed Bancroft Library and its gallery, Facing West 1 presents a cavalcade of individuals who made, and continue to make, California and the American West. These camera portraits highlight the communities and peoples of Hubert Howe Bancroft’s original collecting region, which extended from the Rockies to the Pacific...   More >

Pièces de Résistance: Echoes of Judaea Capta From Ancient Coins to Modern Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 29 – June 28, 2019 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

This exhibition will be continuing in Spring 2019.

Notions of resistance, alongside fears and realities of oppression, resound throughout Jewish history. As a minority, Jews express their political aspirations, ideals of heroism, and yearnings of retaliation and redemption in their rituals, art, and everyday life.

Centering on coins in The Magnes Collection, this exhibition explores how...   More >

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

Exhibit - Photography | 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)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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 smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.

After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of...   More >

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

Exhibit - Painting | January 29 – June 28, 2019 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 >

Memory Objects: Judaica Collections, Global Migrations

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26 – June 28, 2019 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 First World War (1914-1918) uprooted millions across Europe, and beyond. Many Jews left Eastern and Southern Europe, bringing with them prized personal and communal belongings. In an attempt to rescue precious heritage from imminent destruction, these “memory objects” often ended up with museums, collectors, and art dealers in the West.

Vision+Light: Processing Perception

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 20 – March 14, 2019 every day with exceptions | 12-5 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Worth Ryder Art Gallery

 Science@Cal

This acclaimed program returns for its sixth, and to date most varied and provocative exhibition of the convergence of science and art.

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.

Arthur Jafa Notebook Viewing Hour

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 14 | 5-6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Throughout the duration of the exhibition Arthur Jafa / MATRIX 272, a series of notebooks that Jafa began assembling in the 1990s are on view in the Florence Helzel Works on Paper Study Center on the museum's lower level. Reflecting the artist’s interest in found images and affective collage, the notebooks offer unique insight into his singular approach.

Viewing hours are Wednesdays 12–1,...   More >