<< Wednesday, April 17, 2019 >>

Wednesday, April 17, 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 >

GUH Symposium: “Techniques of Memory: Landscape, Iconoclasm, Medium and Power”

Conference/Symposium | April 17 – 18, 2019 every day |  David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA

 College of Environmental Design

Before World War II, Robert Musil famously claimed that there was nothing in this world as invisible as a monument. Yet, recent events in Charlottesville, New Orleans, and elsewhere signal Musil might have been mistaken: monuments and memorials can be...   More >

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | April 17 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, MA, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center

  Register online

Accomplishing More for Managers: BPM 208

Workshop | April 17 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Pierre Khawand

 Human Resources

This 6 hour in-person workshop is part of the BPM Grow Your Team series and is an elective option for the UC Systemwide People Management Certificate. The content is designed to help participants develop and practice the management skills that are crucial for leading people successfully in today’s information overload and diverse work environment. This workshop is ideal for managers, supervisors,...   More >

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | April 17 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of legal permanent residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

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!

Ultrasound Molecular Imaging

Seminar | April 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Jonathan R. Lindner, MD, Oregon Health & Science University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Non-invasive in vivo molecular imaging technologies are uniquely poised to be able to spatially and temporally evaluate vascular adaptations to disease and the impact of new therapies. For ultrasound molecular imaging, nanoscale or microbubble ultrasound contrast agents have been developed that are targeted to disease by virtue of either surface conjugation of ligands or changes in their shell...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Nutrient regulation of fungal virulence"

Seminar | April 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Jim Kronstad, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Jim Kronstad is a professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology and is a member of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Washington and now studies several aspects of fungal biology including pathogenesis, morphogenesis, infection-specific gene expression and self versus nonself recognition (mating).

Certificate Program in Leadership and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | April 17 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this certificate can help you build the essential skills for effective management and make a tangible difference in your career.

  Register online

Noon Concert: University Chorus and University Chamber Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | April 17 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Wei Cheng, director

Commencing its 67th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.


Seminar | April 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Luke Bloch

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Diversity in Post-Separation Living Arrangements and Educational Outcomes in Adolescence: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | April 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Anne Solaz, Researcher, Institute for Demographic Research

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Over-generalization in humans learning a complex skill

Seminar | April 17 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Gautam Agarwal, Champalimaud Institute of the Unknown, Lisboa

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Learning a complex skill requires traversing a potentially enormous search space. While reinforcement learning (RL) algorithms can approach human levels of performance in complex tasks, they require much more training to do so. This may be because humans constrain search problems with prior knowledge, allowing them to more rapidly discover solutions. Importantly, the statistics that underlie this...   More >

The Power of Plurality: Encounters, Emergence, and Boundary-Making in the Nineteenth-Century Industrial Far West

Lecture | April 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 David Hyde, Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

This talk situates industrial sites in the post-Gold Rush American West as dynamic, pluralistic spaces of encounter, negotiation, entanglement, and emergence- sites of creativity and community building (as much as control and exploitation) that re-configured boundaries of difference along multiple axes in important and lasting ways.

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Timothy Hampton: Bob Dylan's Poetics: How the Songs Work

Lecture | April 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Hampton’s close examination of Bob Dylan's songs locates the artist’s transgressive style within a long history of modern (and modernist) art.

Feeling similar to others and superior at the same time

Colloquium | April 17 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Joachim Krueger, Professor, Brown University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

As members of a social species, individual humans depend on the goodwill, cooperation, and love of others. At the same time, individuals who command respect and resources fare better than those who don’t. These two structural realities give rise to two conflicted psychological needs and behavioral repertoires. The first need is to be similar to others and to be included in cooperating groups. The...   More >

Spring Seasonal Vegetables (BEUHS641)

Workshop | April 17 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

It’s easy to eat enough veggies when they are delicious and quick to prepare! Eating vegetables that are in season means they will likely taste better, be more nutritious, and cost less. This class is offered yearly due to popular demand. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

Guided Tours: Hans Hofmann

Tour/Open House | April 17 | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore Hans Hofmann’s dynamic and influential work with guided tours on selected Wednesdays, Sundays, and Free First Thursdays.

Islamic Texts Circle: Moses and Jesus in the Qur'an

Workshop | April 17 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The Islamic Texts Circle introduces the broader CMES community to important themes in the Islamic tradition via its holy scripture, the Qur’an, and via its long history of exegesis. Participants will gain exposure to the rich and variegated interpretive angles developed in the fourteen-hundred years of Islamic history, so that they may discuss relevant themes in the form of a productive dialogue....   More >

  RSVP by emailing cmes@berkeley.edu by April 16.

Order and the Underground: Shaded Governance in the Goldfields of Madagascar

Colloquium | April 17 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Brian Klein, PhD Candidate, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

Over the past several decades—and, especially, following a price spike after the 2009 financial crisis—artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) has dramatically expanded across the Global South, with more than 20 million people now producing 20-30 percent of global output. Despite the sector’s economic significance, popular and conservationist accounts have settled on a narrative casting ASGM...   More >

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: An oscillatory integral inequality (concluded) and Decoupling (initiated)

Seminar | April 17 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Michael Christ, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In the first part of the talk, I will outline the proof of the multilinear oscillatory integral inequality that was introduced last week. In the second part we will begin a series of lectures on a new topic, decoupling inequalities, following Bourgain-Demeter and Bourgain-Demeter-Guth.

California Natives: Plants and People

Tour/Open House | April 17 | 2-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Explore the creative ways California Indians have used plants in their everyday lives for food, shelter, clothing, tools, fiber, medicine, even music, toys and games. Which parts of the plant were used – roots, stems, leaves, seeds, bark – and why? We’ll examine California’s native plants and replicas of Indian artifacts to discover the plant knowledge, customs, and skills of California’s...   More >

Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty

  Register online

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Surface dynamics via three-dimensional contact geometry

Seminar | April 17 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Morgan Weiler, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

As context for the main talk, we will describe results of Franks and Franks-Handel in surface dynamics and state the ergodic theorem. Two- and three-dimensional dynamics are related via the notions of a global surface of section and open book decomposition, which we will introduce. To close we will discuss the ECH spectral numbers, a three-dimensional construction which can be used to study...   More >

Deformation Theory Seminar: Framed Formal Curves

Seminar | April 17 | 2:30-3:50 p.m. | Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Baker Room

 Dmitry Vaintrob, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will talk about a new moduli-theoretic interpretation of the spaces of framed little disks, as well as their higher-genus generalization of complex curves with parametrized boundary, as geometric objects over the rational field Q. Applications of this formalism give geometric "explainations" for several results previously proven using transcendental or analytic methods, namely formality of...   More >

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but...   More >

Conformal embedding and percolation on the uniform triangulation

Seminar | April 17 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Xin Sun, Columbia University

 Department of Statistics

Following Smirnov’s proof of Cardy’s formula and Schramm’s discovery of SLE, a thorough understanding of the scaling limit of critical percolation on the regular triangular lattice has been achieved. Smirnorv’s proof in fact gives a discrete approximation of the conformal embedding which we call the Cardy embedding. In this talk I will present a joint project with Nina Holden where we show that...   More >

International Student Drop-In Career Advising

Meeting | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd Floor

 Career Center

Students sign up on site for a 15-minute appointment. First come, first served.

These drop-in appointments can be helpful for your quick questions on the following topics:

-Resume/Cover Letter Critique
-Job or Internship Search
-Career Fair Preparation
-Interview Preparation
-Graduate/Professional Program Application


Film - Feature | April 17 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A family of shoplifters and cast-offs float along the margins of Japan in Kore-eda’s 2018 Cannes Palme d’Or winner, a tribute to those who create their own bonds to unite and survive in the face of poverty and indifference. Kore-eda here extends his consistently humane, heartfelt appraisal of what it means to be a family to include people who lead their loved ones to shoplift, sell themselves,...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Absolute Hodge cycles on general abelian varieties

Seminar | April 17 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Alex Youcis, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

EECS Colloquium: Building Dynamic Robots

Colloquium | April 17 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium | Note change in location

 Marc Raibert, Founder and CEO, Boston Dynamics

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Dynamics opens a world of opportunity for robotics. Robots that move dynamically can go where other robots can't go, handle larger payloads with smaller footprint and smaller robot mass, and move faster to get work done more quickly. This talk will give a status report on Boston Dynamics' work in this area, both its long-term effort to develop robots of the future and shorter-term efforts to...   More >

CBE Colloquium: Colloquium

Colloquium | April 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Leslie Chan, Ph.D. student in the Maboudian Group; Julie Rorrer, Ph. D. student in the Bell Group and Toste Group

 College of Chemistry

Low-Defect, High-Uniformity Transfer-Free Graphene on SiO2 by Thermal Chemical Vapor Deposition/Mechanism and Kinetics of Ethanol and Acetone Conversion to Isobutene over Zinc-Zirconia Mixed Oxides

From correlation to causation — measuring ad effectiveness at scale

Seminar | April 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Tamara Greasby, The Trade Desk

 Department of Statistics

Everyone has had that one ad for that one pair of shoes seem to follow them everywhere they go on the internet. Why does that happen? Especially if you already bought the shoes? To make sense of this, it's worth understanding how marketers have historically measured ad effectiveness -- and why the problem is harder than it seems. Beyond improvements in measuring ad effectiveness, this talk with...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Mean action of periodic orbits of area-preserving annulus diffeomorphisms

Seminar | April 17 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Morgan Weiler, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

An area-preserving diffeomorphism of an annulus has an "action function" which measures how the diffeomorphism distorts curves. The average value of the action function over the annulus is known as the Calabi invariant of the diffeomorphism, while the average value of the action function over a periodic orbit of the diffeomorphism is the mean action of the orbit. If an area-preserving annulus...   More >

Through the Window: People, Data, Technology, and National Security

Lecture | April 17 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Dr. Andrew L. Brooks, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

 Data Sciences

The U.S. intelligence community faces an increasingly complex and evolving national security landscape.

In this talk, Dr. Andrew L. Brooks, the Chief Data Scientist at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, details how his organization is navigating this landscape through efforts focused on people, data, and technology.

Through the Window: People, Data, Technology, and National Security

Lecture | April 17 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Dr. Andrew L. Brooks

 Information, School of

Dr. Andrew L. Brooks is the Chief Data Scientist at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

East Bay World History Reading Group: Inside the World of the Eunuch: A Social History of the Emperor's Servants in Qing China by Melissa Dale

Meeting | April 17 | 5-7 p.m. |  ORIAS Office

 1995 University Ave Suite 520D, Berkeley, CA 94704

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

David Russell on his book Tact: Aesthetic Liberalism and the Essay Form in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Colloquium | April 17 | 5 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 David Russell, Fellow and Tutor, Associate Professor (CUF) in English, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

 Department of English

Please join us for a colloquium with David Russell, Associate Professor of English, University of Oxford, on his book Tact: Aesthetic Liberalism and the Essay Form in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Princeton University Press, 2018)

Visual bilingualism and the funerary space: Keys to understanding the spatial semiotics of Central Asian tombs in 6th century China

Lecture | April 17 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Pénélope Riboud, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

The dominant religion of pre-Islamic Sogdiana was a local form of Zoroastrianism, and this has led most scholars to assume a correlation with the religious beliefs and practices within the Sogdian community settled in China. And indeed, many aspects of these tombs show that Central Asian funerary practices were maintained. However, some aspects of “Sino-Sogdian” tombs, such as the treatment of...   More >

San Francisco World History Reading Group: Khaki Shorts Saffron Flags by Tapan Basu et al.

Meeting | April 17 | 5-7 p.m. |  Civic Center Secondary School

 727 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Swahili Table

Social Event | January 23 – May 8, 2019 every Wednesday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Elizabeth Resor

 Center for African Studies

Every Wednesdays speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company (don't worry- beverage/food purchases are NOT required). And of course, Swahili speaking...   More >

The Great Chernobyl Acceleration

Lecture | April 17 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Kate Brown, Professor of History in the Science, Technology and Society Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

In April 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded and sent upwards of 50 million curies into the surrounding environment. Brown argues that to call this event an “accident” is to sweep aside radioactive incidents in the region that occurred before and after the accident. In the 1960s, Soviet researchers learned that the people living in the Pripyat Marshes surrounding the Chernobyl Plant...   More >

Fact, Fiction, and Film: Turning History into Narrative: with Hallie Rubenhold

Lecture | April 17 | 6 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 330, Berkeley English Lounge

 Hallie Rubenhold, Author | Broadcaster | Historical Consultant

 Department of English

Hallie Rubenhold is a bestselling author, social historian, broadcaster and historical consultant for TV and film. Her most recent book, The Five is the first biography of the five victims of Jack the Ripper and reclaims the narrative in favour of the women, rather than the murderer. In addition to The Five, Hallie is the author of two works of non-fiction, including; The Covent Garden Ladies,...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable, safe, self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

The Holloway Series in Poetry Presents Chris Nealon

Reading - Literary | April 17 | 6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Chris Nealon

 Jessica Laser

 Department of English, The Holloway Series in Poetry

The Holloway Series in Poetry presents a reading by Chris Nealon, with an introductory reading by Jessica Laser.

Central Airport THF

Film - Documentary | April 17 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport ceased operations in 2008, but reopened in 2015 as an emergency refugee camp. Tackling the European crisis in a brand-new way, director Karim Aïnouz (Madame Sata) covers a year of life at Tempelhof, capturing the day-to-day experiences and struggles of the residents and aid workers with rare intimacy and empathy. Though the documentary is deeply humanistic, Aïnouz is...   More >

Health Professional Networking Night

Social Event | April 17 | 7-9 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Student Association (CASA)

With the help of the Cal Alumni Student Association (CASA) the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is excited to announce the Health Professionals Networking Night. The Health Professional Networking Night will provide an opportunity for pre-health and pre-medicine students on campus to connect, ask questions, and network with professionals in the field of health. CASA and AMSA are...   More >

  Register online or or by emailing Diana Cristea at dicristea17@berkeley.edu

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 >

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


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 >

The Art of David Lance Goines

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 13 – 24, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The art of artist, calligrapher, typographer, printing entrepreneur, and author, David Lance Goines will be on display at the UC Botanical Garden.

 Free with Garden Admission

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 >

Permanent Accusation: Art for Human Rights

Exhibit - Painting | April 10 – June 30, 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

Fifteen years ago this April, photographs taken inside the Iraqi prison at Abu Ghraib became public in what amounted to a shocking disclosure of torture perpetrated by United States military intelligence officers against Iraqi detainees. They pictured prisoners stripped naked, hooded, and threatened by dogs, their dehumanization made more ghastly by American guards appearing casually next to...   More >

Looking: The Art of Frederick Hammersley

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 10 – June 23, 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

Born in Salt Lake City in 1919, Frederick Hammersley moved to the Bay Area at a young age and first studied art in San Francisco. Stationed in Paris during World War II, he took the opportunity to meet Pablo Picasso and Constantin Brancusi, as well as study at the École des Beaux Arts. Upon returning to the United States, Hammersley enrolled in the Chouinard Art Institute (which became the...   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 >