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Friday, April 5, 2019

Visit Day for Admitted Students

Special Event | April 5 |  2451 Ridge Road, Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership)

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Visit the UC Berkeley campus, learn more about the Master of Engineering Program, and meet with current students, staff, and faculty. You will also experience a taste of the engineering leadership case discussion as well as learn about our career services!

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 >

2019 Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference In Premodern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium | April 5 | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), IEAS Conference Room (510A)

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Stanford Center for East Asian Studies

Initiated in 2014, the annual Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Premodern Chinese Humanities brings together graduate students from around the country and around the world who specialize in pre-modern Chinese studies.This national meeting of graduate students specializing in premodern Chinese studies aims to bring together young scholars from geographically distant institutions to...   More >

Future of Social Ventures Conference and GSVC Global Finals: Celebrating 20 Years of the Global Social Venture Competition

Conference/Symposium | April 5 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Haas School of Business

 Institute for Business and Social Impact

Join us on Friday, April 5th at the Haas School of Business for the Future of Social Ventures Conference and GSVC Global Finals with members of the social impact community to advance and accelerate burgeoning social ventures from around the world.

$15 Students, Faculty and Staff $40 Alumni and General Public

  Register online

IEEE Full-stack Blockchain Development Tutorial: This tutorial is co-located with five other IEEE conferences (IEEE DAPPCON, IEEE SOSE, IEEE MobileCloud, IEEE BigDataService, IEEE AITest) in 2019

Workshop | April 5 | 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. |  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark - Fremont

 Dr. Lennart Frantzell, Developer Advocate, IBM; Dr. Divyesh Jadav, Manager in Cloud, IoT & Systems Lifecycle Analytics department, IBM Almaden Research Center; Dr. Chang-Wu Chen, Adjunct assistant professor, Department of Computer Science, National Chengchi University; HU Yao-Chieh, Research scholar, UC Berkeley Blockchain Lab; LEE Ting-Ting, Research scholar, UC Berkeley Blockchain Lab

 Ethereum Foundation, IBM

Coupon Code $100 Off for Berkeley Students: IEEETutorial2019

Registration Website: https://www.payblock.cash/event/dappcon-tutorial

IEEE DappCon'19 Conference: https://www.dappcon.net

Announcements.
- The tutorial registrants must bring their own laptop with any OS like Ubuntu or Mac, Window OS.
- We will send the software installation guidelines to the audience by April 2, 2019, if it...   More >

Key Issues in the Current Global Economy

Conference/Symposium | April 5 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

What are the contours of superpower competition? How do middle powers interact with great powers in the 21st century? In East Asia, what options do middle powers in Asia such as

Global Ethnobotany Class with Kathleen Harrison

Course | April 5 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Ethnobotanist Kathleen Harrison will share wide-ranging botany and history, with hands-on examples, images and stories about plant and mushroom uses from around the globe. A 4-part series, 1 day/month for 4 months. Learn about human uses of plants around the world. Observe cross-cultural patterns of traditional knowledge and practice in relationship to nature.

$350 / $325 UCBG Members Ticket price is for all sessions of this four-part class; classes can not be registered for individually

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum

Meeting | April 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The 'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum is a forum for open inquiry and discussion about a wide range of recurring data science fundamentals, including information, uncertainty, entropy, bits, probability, machine learning, generalization, and others. All interested members of the UC Berkeley, UCSF, LBL and LLNL communities are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Herta Müller, the Aktionsgruppe Banat, and Literary Cartographies in Late 20th-Century Romanian Literature

Lecture | April 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Dana Bizuleanu, Lecturer, Department of Applied Languages, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Marius Conkan, Research Assistant, Department of Comparative Literature, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for German and European Studies

In Communist Romania one had freedom, as long as one took freedom. This is what the members of the Aktionsgruppe Banat believed when they started a literary circle in the 1970s and gradually broke with the tradition of Rumäniendeutsche Literatur. Protest, experiment, and the German village stand at the core of their literature. Having come into contact with members of the group,...   More >

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | April 5 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

  , Berkeley, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how this professional certificate can help you launch or advance your career in clinical research by enhancing your knowledge of clinical trials. For more information about the program, visit extension.berkeley.edu/cert/clinical.html.

  Register online

Household Reservoirs of Enteric Pathogens in Rural Bangladesh: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Lecture | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Erica Fuhemeister and Jean van Buren, PhD candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Pleasure, Activated: Locating the Power of Reading

Panel Discussion | April 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 113 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Beth Piatote, Associate Professor, Native American Studies; Eric Naiman, Professor, Comparative Literature and Slavic Languages & Literatures; Ian Duncan, Professor, English; Stephen M. Best, Associate Professor, English

 Student Learning Center Writing Program

This faculty panel focuses on the relationship between reading and writing. Panelists will discuss how reading informs their scholarship and academic voice. Come discover how you can cultivate productive reading habits to broaden your intellectual repertoire and take your writing to new heights!

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Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | April 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be 9/7, Salsa will be 10/19, Hula / Polynesian will be11/2, and Zumba / Salsa will be 12/7. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Deep Cytometry and Other Applications of Time Stretch Instruments

Seminar | April 5 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Professor Bahram Jalali, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCLA

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Deep learning has achieved spectacular performance in image and speech recognition and synthesis. It is naturally
suited for applications where large amounts of data are available. Pioneered and advanced in the last 20 years, high
throughput instruments based on the Photonic Time Stretch have established record realtime measurement speed in
spectroscopy, interferometry, OCT, and imaging flow...   More >

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

Disentangling The Strange Metal: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 5 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. James Analytis, UC Berkeley, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Our research focuses on the discovery and understanding of exotic materials manifesting novel quantum phenomena that have both fundamental and technological implications, particularly superconductors, exotic magnets and topological materials. Many of the physical problems we are interested in transcend a single material.

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Lipschitz Minorants of Lévy Processes

Seminar | April 5 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Mehdi Ouaki, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

For $\alpha >0$, the $\alpha$-Lipschitz minorant of a càdlàg function f is the greatest $\alpha$-Lipschitz function that is dominated by f. We study the joint law of any two-sided Lévy process $(X_t)_{t \in \mathbb R}$ and its $\alpha$-Lipschitz minorant $(M_t)_{t \in \mathbb R}$. In particular, we consider $\mathcal Z$ to be the set of points where $X$ meets $M$, and prove that...   More >

Special Quantum Geometry Seminar: There and back again: from the Borsuk-Ulam theorem to quantum spaces

Seminar | April 5 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Piotr M. Hajac, Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences/ University of Colorado, Boulder

 Department of Mathematics

Assuming that both temperature and pressure are continuous functions, we can conclude that there are always two antipodal points on Earth with exactly the same pressure and temperature. This is the two-dimensional version of the celebrated Borsuk-Ulam Theorem which states that for any continuous map from the n-dimensional sphere to n-dimensional real Euclidean space there is always a pair of...   More >

Deformation Theory Seminar: Superpotentials in Mirror Symmetry

Seminar | April 5 | 3-4:20 p.m. | Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Baker Room

 Christopher Kuo, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss the appearance of superpotentials for matrix factorizations from the symplectic side of Mirror Symmetry in the SYZ construction, with the monomial terms corresponding to components of the canonical boundary divisor.

Language as Symbolic Power: What's in it for Foreign Language teachers?

Lecture | April 5 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Claire Kramsch, Professor Emerita, German & Graduate School of Education

 Berkeley Language Center

As I am transforming my Language & Power syllabus into a book for Cambridge UP series “Key Topics in Applied Linguistics”, I have been overwhelmed by the extent to which language these days is used to exert symbolic power, symbolic violence and even “symbolic warfare” (Brooks, 2017) both in politics and in everyday life. Yet as language teachers, we still teach language as if it consisted merely...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Aviya Kopelman

Colloquium | April 5 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Aviya Kopelman is a leading Israeli composer, born in Moscow, raised in Jerusalem and living in Tel-Aviv. Since 2014 she serves as the Composer-in-Residence of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Right upon her graduation recital, Aviya grabbed the attention of all of Israel’s major newspapers, that described her music as “distinct, radical, pure, expressive, dramatic, and personal”.

One of the...   More >

MENA Salon: The Christchurch Massacre and responses from MENA

Workshop | April 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.
On March 15th 2019, a self-claimed white nationalist walked into a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand killing and wounding scores of worshippers during the Friday prayer. As the massacre sent shockwaves around the world, leaders responded with condolences and grief,...   More >

Basic Needs, Access, and Marketplace Structures

Seminar | April 5 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Michael Buckland & Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

Connecting Needs, Documentation, and Evidence
Michael Buckland
A hermeneutic approach suggests a possible conceptual bridge between the most basic need for information and designs for the organization of access to recorded evidence. A brief continuation of our discussion on February 8.

New Marketplace Structures for Cultural Products and Implications for Stewardship
...   More >

Logic Colloquium: Uniform bounds in Number Theory via Model Theory

Colloquium | April 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 François Loeser, Sorbonne Université

 Department of Mathematics

I will present some recent applications of Model Theory to uniform bounds in questions arising from Number Theory.

Student 3-Manifold Seminar: Haken hierarchies

Seminar | April 5 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Michael Klug, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Compact surfaces with non-positive Euler characteristic can be inductively decomposed by cutting along finitely many properly embedded loops and arcs until one is left with a collection of disks; such a decomposition is called a hierarchy. An analogue up a dimension is called a Haken manifold, which can be inductively decomposed by cutting along two-sided incompressible surfaces until one is left...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Travis Jackson (Chicago): Children of the New World, circa 1953: Inequality and the Twinned Histories of Ethnomusicology and Jazz Studies

Colloquium | April 5 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Jackson interested, above all, in two intertwined processes: the ones through which musical sounds come into being and those that occur when groups and individuals engage with sounds—through listening, dancing, writing, etc. Much of his work, then, sits at the place where ideas about composition, recording and distribution meet those about reception and its embeddedness in culture, society, race,...   More >

Tony Stewart | Subjunctive Explorations - Fictive Sufi Tales of Early Modern Bengal: The 2nd ISAS-VSB Lecture on Religion in the Modern World

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

 Tony K. Stewart, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in Humanities Professor and Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University

 Robert Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit and Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South & Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Vedanta Society Berkeley, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Center for Dharma Studies, Center for the Study of Religion

A lecture by Prof. Tony K. Stewart, professor of religion at Vanderbilt University, and a specialist in the religions and literatures of the Bengali-speaking world.

Gehen | Bleiben: Whether to remain or to leave

Film - Series | April 5 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Auditorium, Auditorium

 530 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

 Angst essen Seele auf (Fear Eats the Soul) by Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany 1974

 Department of History, German Historical Institute Pacific Regional Office Berkeley, Institute of European Studies, Alliance Francaise San Francisco, Goethe-Institute San Francisco

A film series focusing on the everyday life of migrants and migrants in the making: Through the lens of intimate relationships and a ground-up historical perspective, five curated documentaries and films explore the causation and consequences of international and global migration.

Chamisso’s Shadow: A Journey to the Bering Sea in Three Chapters. Chapter 3: Kamchatka and Bering Island

Film - Documentary | April 5 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In 2014, Ottinger journeyed to the distant regions of the Bering Sea—to Alaska, then Chukotka, and on to Kamchatka—following along the paths of historic expeditions and explorers, such as the naturalist Georg Willem Steller and Vitus Bering; later, Captain James Cook; and, still later, the poet and botanist Adelbert von Chamisso, who traveled with Otto von Kotzebue. Over a three-month period,...   More >

Stolen Kisses

Film - Feature | April 5 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The third film in François Truffaut’s Antoine Doinel series finds Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) dishonorably discharged from the army and looking for work on the streets of Paris. Finding shelter with his girlfriend and her sympathetic parents, he begins working as a private detective (Truffaut’s nod to Buster Keaton’s hapless gumshoe in Sherlock Jr.). His new career brings him into the orbit of the...   More >

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | April 5 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
Amadeus REGUCERA Eternity will be Velocity
BERG Three Pieces for Orchestra
STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben



Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups 10+, $5 UC Berkeley students

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BAMPFA Student Committee Film Festival

Film - Series | April 5 | 9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join the BAMPFA Student Committee for their annual student film festival, held in the Barbro Osher Theater for the first time this year. Open to the public, this special event comprises short films made by students in Berkeley and the wider Bay Area, selected by the Student Committee for your viewing pleasure. Program details will be announced in March.

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 >

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.

On View at Jacobs Hall: Fabien Cappello: Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs

Exhibit - Photography | March 21 – May 19, 2019 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Fabien Cappello’s SILLAS CALLEJERAS (STREET CHAIRS, 2018) offers lessons in design and ingenuity from Mexico City. The photographic series depicts a collection of chairs assembled from everyday contexts across the sprawling metropolis — market stalls, shops, street stands, and elsewhere. Cappello casts an anthropological eye on artifacts that reflect a city where artisanal manufacture...   More >

Fabien Cappello, Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs, 2018. Courtesy the designer.

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 >

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.

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

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?


Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,...   More >

Art Wall: Carlos Amorales

Exhibit - Painting | March 27 – October 13, 2019 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

In this new commission for the BAMPFA Art Wall, entitled Ghost Demonstration, Amorales draws from the multiple histories of mural art in Mexico, the political demonstrations that occurred in Berkeley in the 1960s (as well as more recent events), and protests in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. In order to make this monumental mural, the artist used stencils of slogans from Berkeley protest...   More >

Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman and Victoria Belco Photography Collection

Exhibit - Photography | March 27 – September 1, 2019 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 celebrates a major gift of photography, donated over a period of several years, from Berkeley collectors William Goodman and Victoria Belco in memory of their daughter Teresa Goodman. While the exhibition features some historical photographs, such as pictures by the early twentieth-century French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue (most of whose work was made between the ages of...   More >