<< Tuesday, April 09, 2019 >>

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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 >

Ode to Mitochondria

Seminar | April 9 | Barrows Hall, Radio Broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Lisa Treidel, PhD candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Ashley Smiley, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in for another episode of The Graduates as we speak with Lisa Treidel about her work studying the energetics of wing polymorphic crickets. Lisa is a PhD candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology studying life-history strategies, nutrient acquisition, and metabolism. In the interview, Lisa talks about her love for mitochondria, her interest in studying individual variation, and how...   More >

Lisa in front of the Bay Bridge

Innovations for Youth (i4Y) Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Workshop: Engaging Men and Boys in Preventing Child Marriage: Bridging Research and Practice

Workshop | April 9 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 8th Floor Social Science Matrix Conference Room

 Margaret Greene, CEO, Greeneworks; Giovanna Lauro, VP of Programs and Research, Promundo

 Esther Spindler, Director, SSTAR Rakai Project; Diana Wu, Senior Gender Program Advisor, CARE

 Innovations for Youth (i4Y)

Please join us on Tuesday, April 9th from 9-2pm for the i4Y Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment workshop: Engaging Men & Boys in Preventing Child Marriage: Bridging Research and Practice. We will be addressing ways to bridge the gap between university research and practice around the role of masculinity and the need to engage men in the global efforts to end child marriage. The half-day workshop...   More >

  RSVP by calling Elle Ford at 702-635-7080, or by emailing Elle Ford at elleford@berkeley.edu

April Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | April 9 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

UCOP Virtual Career Series: Careers with UC

Workshop | April 9 | 10-11 a.m. |  Virtual

 Cal Alumni Association, University of California Office of the President

Learn more about the hiring process at UC, including advice on the hiring process, what it’s like to work at UC, and how you can put your best foot forward as a candidate.

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!

Phosphine Organocatalysis

Seminar | April 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ohyun Kwon, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, UCLA

 College of Chemistry

Soft nucleophilic phosphinocatalysis has been known since the 1960s as a result of the pioneering work of Horner, Price, Rauhut, Currier, and Morita. In the 1990s, Trost and Lu made important discoveries, reporting isomerization, umpolung addition, and [3+2] cycloaddition. Nonetheless, it was not until the 2000s that the area of phosphinocatalysis began to flourish. My group, through careful...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: No Seminar

Seminar | April 9 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall | Canceled

 No seminar

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Study Abroad Infosession

Information Session | April 9 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 Wozniak Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come learn about general study abroad information including financial aid questions. Plus, learn how you could have classes count for your EECS/CS major or minor! And...snacks! 🌮🌯😍   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "A Trade Model of the Banking Sector"

Presentation | April 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Marc Dordal Carreras, Postdoctoral Associate, UC Berkeley

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by April 5.

GUH Lecture: Showing is Knowing: The Curator as Designer & Scholar

Lecture | April 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Join us for this exciting public discussion on the curator as designer and scholar with former Getty Research Institute curator, Wim de Witt, and Assistant Curator of Asian Art at the Cantor Arts Center, Padma Maitland. This event is part of the...   More >

Europe’s "Refugee Crisis" and the Colonial Archive or Is Art Universal?

Lecture | April 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Fatima El-Tayeb

 Institute of European Studies, The Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington

Using the case study of the "Multaqa" project, which brought refugees from Iraq and Syria to the museums of Berlin exhibiting ancient art from these countries, Fatima El-Tayeb’s talk explores the connections between Europe’s colonial legacy, rising global inequality and the "universal museum" as a model of Enlightenment (and as exemplified in the controversial Humboldt Forum).

Fatima El-Tayeb...   More >

Plants and People Lunchtime Lectures: Evolution and domestication of the pre-Columbian crop plant Bomarea edulis

Lecture | April 9 | 12-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

As a part of our "Year of Ethnobotany" celebrations, the Garden will be hosting monthly lunch time lectures featuring the research of UC Berkeley graduate students, post-docs, and faculty.

In April, join Carrie Tribble, NSF Graduate Research Fellow and PhD Candidate in Integrative Biology for a the evolution and domestication of the pre-Columbian crop plant Bomarea edulis.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Conversation on Parks, Conservation, and Your Career

Special Event | April 9 | 1-2 p.m. | 139 Mulford Hall

 Jon Jarvis, Executive Director, Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity; Patrick Gonzalez, Principal Climate Change Specialist, National Park Service; Sarah Allen, Science Program Leader, National Park Service

 California Outdoor Engagement Coalition

The Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity is excited to announce an opportunity for students to join Jon Jarvis, Sarah Allen, and Patrick Gonzalez for a monthly one hour event where they can ask questions and seek advice about the National Park Service, climate change, careers, conservation, and much more. Students can learn more and RSVP here. Space is limited, you must RSVP to attend...   More >

  RSVP online or or by emailing Rhonie Roggers at rhoniedee1993@berkeley.edu by April 8.

Microsoft Excel PivotTables and PivotCharts: Betec009

Workshop | April 9 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

"This course details the process by which large data sets are organized, formatted, summarized, and interactively manipulated using Tables, PivotTables, and PivotCharts.

Learning Objectives

* Convert data ranges into Tables to organize and analyze values using single and multi-field sorts, filters, and totals.
* Create Structured Reference Calculations using formulas and functions within...   More >

Steven Brint on Two Cheers for Higher Education

Seminar | April 9 | 2-3:15 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Room 250

 Steven Brint

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Join us for a seminar and presentation on Steven Brint's latest book, "Two Cheers for Higher Education".

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Behavioral models of limited consideration: identification and estimation"

Seminar | April 9 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Levon Barseghayan, Cornell University

 Department of Economics

Joint with P&E seminar

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 5 – April 30, 2019 every Tuesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Debbie Jan


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.

Undergraduate Research Workshop

Workshop | April 9 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 Wozniak Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come and learn about undergraduate research in CS and EE. What is it? Why is it important? How do you find a research opportunity?

Professor Pieter Abbeel will be speaking 3:30-4:10pm
Followed by a panel of current undergraduate researchers 4:10-5pm

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Microlocal methods in hyperbolic dynamics

Seminar | April 9 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Semyon Dyatlov, UC Berkeley/MIT

 Department of Mathematics

I will present a microlocal approach to some of the analytical problems in hyperbolic dynamics. Applications include exponential decay of correlations and a definition of Pollicott-Ruelle resonances for hyperbolic systems. The intuition comes from scattering theory, with scattering happening as frequency goes to infinity. Based on joint work with Maciej Zworski.

3-Manifold Seminar: Seiberg-Witten Invariants and Hyperbolic Manifolds (continued)

Seminar | April 9 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Yue Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We’ll introduce some preliminaries such as Hodge theory and spin structure for Seiberg-Witten invariants on 4-manifolds. Then a nice nonlinear PDE on the spin bundle of 4-manifolds will give rise to a moduli space related to Seiberg-Witten invariants. We will also discuss some related results of hyperbolic manifolds.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Tropical commutative algebra

Seminar | April 9 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Diane Maclagan, University of Warwick

 Department of Mathematics

One consequence of the recent push to develop a scheme theory in tropical geometry has been the development of a tropical commutative algebra. This starts with the commutative algebra of semirings, but in order to get a theory that interacts with geometry, we are lead to impose some combinatorial, matroid-theoretic, conditions. I will introduce these ideas, and discuss the current state of our...   More >

Objects of Special Note(s): Constructions of Containment, Writers and Readers by Late Roman Ivory Writing Tablets

Lecture | April 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Professor Ann Kuttner, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of History

Some 200 Late Antique ivory diptychs have survived to this day. The lecture intends to explore the rich visual language of these objects.

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Spherical Supervarieties

Seminar | April 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Alexander Sherman, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Spherical varieties are algebraic varieties with an action by a reductive group which admit an open Borel orbit. This extra condition on its symmetries connects their study to representation theory, makes tractable their classification, and yet is broad enough to have many rich examples.

We introduce a definition of a spherical supervariety, which is a simple generalization of the classical...   More >

Sunlight driven chemistry at water-air interfaces

Seminar | April 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Veronica Vaida, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder

 College of Chemistry

Solar radiation is the largest source of energy on both the contemporary and early Earth. An example is discussed involving the robust photochemical mechanism by which α-keto acids, react in aqueous environments to form organic radicals. These organic radicals then drive chemistry leading to larger, more complex lipids. The photochemistry discussed is broadly applicable to all α-keto...   More >

Rules for Wrongdoers: Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Arthur Ripstein

Lecture | April 9 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Arthur Ripstein, Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of Toronto

 University of California, Berkeley

Arthur Ripstein will present a three day lecture series with commentary by Christopher Kutz, Oona Hathaway, and Jeff McMahan. This event will be held on April 9, 10, & 11, 2019. There will be a seminar and discussion by Professor Ripstein and the commentators on the third day, April 11th. All days' events are free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Arthur Ripstein

Baxter Liberty Initiative: Power and the Politics of Education Reform: Learning from Katrina

Lecture | April 9 | 4:15 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Terry M. Moe, William Bennett Munro Professor of Political Science Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

 Bruce Fuller, Professor, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

 Department of Political Science, College of Letters & Science

Hurricane Katrina physically destroyed New Orleans' school buildings; in the process, it also lifted constraints of power. Decision makers turned into revolutionaries, creating the most innovative school system in the country.

Professor Terry Moe will share insights from his book and shed light on the city's path from failure to revolution, discussing the role of power shown through this...   More >

 LSEvents@berkeley.edu. Register online

Dimitri Gutas | The Qur'an of the Elite: Avicenna's "Isharat" and the Development of Paraphilosophy as "Islamic" Philosophy

Lecture | April 9 | 5-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Dimitri Gutas, Yale University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Studies

Avicenna's Isharat constitutes a turning point in the history of philosophy in Islam. It was at one point labeled as "the Qur'an of the elite," and Avicenna himself was dubbed as "the seal of the philosophers." The significance of these developments and the contents of the Isharat are analyzed in an effort to understand the direction which scientific thought took after Avicenna toward the...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The Priddy Koszul complex and resolution of the residue field of a local ring

Seminar | April 9 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 David Eisenbud, MSRI, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Last week Mike Stillman spoke about recent investigations of Koszul algebras. I'll give some more general background on resolutions of the residue field of a local ring, and talk about work of Conca and others on bounds for the syzygies of a Koszul ring.

Heavy Metal Bamboo: Making Archaic Bamboo Instruments Modern in Bandung, Indonesia

Lecture | April 9 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Henry Spiller, Professor of Music, UC Davis

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This lecture examines how musicians in West Java, Indonesia create localized, alternative modernities by putting old bamboo music technology to new uses. Two Bandung-based groups, Karinding Attack and Galengan Sora Awi, are contrasted - both of which have adapted traditional bamboo folkways and musical styles to localize some modern global values

Henry Spiller

NOTE NEW DATE: Sadia Saeed | Politics of Desecularization: Law and the Minority Question in Pakistan

Lecture | April 9 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in date

 Sadia Saeed, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of San Francisco

 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, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Talk by Sociologist Sadia Saeed on her new book that examines how the contentious relationship between Islam, nationalism, and rights of religious minorities has been debated and institutionalized in colonial India and Pakistan.

Speaker Bio
Sadia Saeed is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the...   More >

The Economic and Political Impact of Migration in Romania

Lecture | April 9 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Gabriel Badescu, Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration, Babes-Bolyai University

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

Eastern Europe has the largest population loss in modern history and emigration is one of the main reasons behind the decline. Romania suffered one of the most severe population declines, with a 10 per cent loss in the fifteen years to 2007- the year in which Romania joined the EU.
I will discuss Romania’s case in a comparative perspective and analyze the likely outcomes of migration on short...   More >

Terra Infirma: Critical Studies of Land and Housing

Meeting | April 9 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 370 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

TUE, APR 9, 5:30pm. Join the conversation on housing and land rights with colleagues and invited guests! Coordinated by Laura Belik, PhD Architecture &amp; Robert Stahl, PhD Anthropology.

First Generation Graduate School Panel

Panel Discussion | April 9 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, BNorth Conference Room

 Student Environmental Resource Center, Career Center, Association of Environmental Professionals- Berkeley Student Chapter

Come and learn what it takes to get into grad school from various graduate programs and current first generation graduate students. This panel is targeting first generation students; however, everyone is welcome

Trap Door: In Conversation with Miss Major and CeCe McDonald

Panel Discussion | April 9 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (Room 220)

 KERBY LYNCH, PhD Student at Berkeley; Eric Stanley, Assistant Professor at Berkeley; CeCe Mcdonald, Abolitionist; Miss Major, Trans Elder

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

When: April 9, 2019
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Where: Multicultural Community Center at UC Berkeley
(2495 Bancroft Way, Suite #220 Berkeley, California 94720)
*ADA Accessible

*RSVP at tinyurl.com/trapdoor2019

Join us for a conversation on the anthology "Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility" (MIT 2017)!

This conversation is a follow up from the 2018...   More >

Edith Heath: Design is a System of Values

Lecture | April 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Wurster Gallery, Room 121

 Rosa Novak

 Environmental Design Archives

Join us for our final Gallery Talk of the academic year with Oakland artist and researcher Rosa Novak!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Wurster Gallery, Room 121

6:30 to 7pm - Light Refreshments
7 to 8pm - Lecture

Free to UC Berkeley Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EDA

Suggested $10 donation for those outside UC Berkeley

Journalism, Silicon Valley and the Rise of "Little" Brother: with pioneering tech journalist John Markoff and investigative journalist Lowell Bergman

Panel Discussion | April 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Graduate School of Journalism, Taube Philanthropies

You are cordially invited to join us for a very special evening featuring pioneering tech journalist John Markoff— formerly of the New York Times, who famously won a spying case against Hewlett-Packard — in conversation with award-winning investigative journalist Lowell Bergman, whose investigation of the high-powered tobacco industry was dramatized in the Academy Award-nominated film “The...   More >

  RSVP online

Environmental Design Archives Gallery Talk - Edit Heath: Design is a System of Values

Lecture | April 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Room 112

 Human Resources

Novak an Oakland artist and scholar working with local clay and sustainable practices in ceramics, will be exploring the lesser-known work of Edith Heath, situate her practice within a historical context, and critique traditional narratives of mid-century ceramic history.

2019 Taubman Lectures: The Navel of the Dream: Freud's Jewish Languages

Lecture | April 9 | 7-9 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Professor Naomi Seidman, University of Toronto

 The Herman P. and Sophia Tuabman Chair in Jewish Studies, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The 2019 Taubman Lectures: April 9, 11, and 16:
These lectures explore the role of Jewish languages in Freud's writings and in the reception and translation of psychoanalysis. Were Hebrew and Yiddish translations a minor episode in the dispersion of psychoanalysis, or do they have a special place in this history, as the "lost originals" of Freud's German writings?

  RSVP online

UC Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert

Performing Arts - Music | April 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage


 Public Affairs

This event will bring students, alumni, and community members
together for a night of live jazz performed by UC Jazz’s three most advanced ensembles. The combos will perform a broad and exciting sampling of various jazz styles, including classic material from the 1960s and 1970s, swing, latin, and contemporary, with much focus on improvisation and group

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—which first visited Cal Performances over 50 years ago in 1968—returns to Berkeley for its annual residency. The company’s program spans the full range of African American experience, from Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter, which explores the plight of the homeless, to artistic director Robert Battle’s joyful jazz tribute, Ella. The residency also...   More >

$38-145 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs Tuesday, April 9 through Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

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 >

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


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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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.

Memory Objects