Sunday, May 5, 2019
Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
March 2May 10, 2019
This years 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 Gunnalso an actor, playwright, and novelistwith new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his metasoap opera Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by... More >
Special Event | April 29 – May 7, 2019 every day | D-3 Hearst Field Annex
A weeklong celebration of #BLACKGIRLHEALING and creative expressions on sisterhood, spirituality, ancestry, joy, care, wellness, and healing featuring art for and by black women and girls.
Performing Arts - Other | May 2 – 9, 2019 every day | Various Campus Locations (See Below)
The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies invites you to its spring class showcases, where students will share creative projects and techniques conceived and crafted throughout the semester.
Tour/Open House | May 5 | 10-10:30 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Be entertained with a lively performance of the Berkeley Morris Dancers in the Garden's Entrance oval.
Special Event | May 4 – 5, 2019 every day | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | BART Station
Tens of thousands of book lovers meet hundreds of acclaimed authors over an exciting weekend in downtown Berkeley. One of the premier literary events in the nation! Visit keynotes, interviews, and talks taking place on 10 indoor stages throughout Downtown Berkeley and on the San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Outdoor Fair. May 4th + 5th
$10 Tickets needed for indoor lectures only.
Workshop | May 5 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Join this months Family Workshop at the Hearst Museum! Make your own kaleidoscope and learn how changes in vision can affect your perception of reality. This is a drop-in workshop for all ages. Bring the whole family for this activity included free with museum admission.
Find out more about events at the Hearst Museum by going to hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu/events.
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
Performing Arts - Music | May 5 | 2 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Christine Brandes, director
Vocalists from the 150B studio
Nicholas Nackley, director
PURCELL Dido and Aeneas
Berkeleys University Baroque Ensemble (UBE) was founded in 2003 as a successor to the Collegium musicum. It is, as far as weknow, the only student group in the world that performs not just on copies of original instruments but on original eighteenth-century instruments. These... More >
$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups 10+, $5 UC Berkeley students
Performing Arts - Theater | April 28 – May 5, 2019 every Sunday | 2-4 p.m. | Zellerbach Playhouse
A new play by Caridad Svich | Based on a novel by Isabel Allende | Directed by Michael Moran
Based on Isabel Allendes best-selling novel, Caridad Svichs The House of the Spirits follows three generations of the Trueba familytheir loves, their ambitions, their spiritual quests, and their place in the post-colonial social and political turmoil embroiling their South American country.... More >
$13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission
Performing Arts - Music | May 5 | 3-5 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Michael Barenboim, Cal Performances
Tartini/Sonata in G minor, Bg. G, Devils Trill
Salvatore Sciarrino/6 Caprices
Paganini/Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1, Nos. 1, 6, 17, 16, 9, 24
* please note that this program has changed from what was originally announced
$30-68 (prices subject to change)
Film - Animated | May 5 | 4:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
We are pleased to present this years prizewinners and honorable mentions in the film and video category of the Eisner Prize competition. The Eisner Prize is the highest award for creativity given on the UC Berkeley campus. Expect narratives, documentaries, experimental works, and animations. A handout with written descriptions by the artists will be available at the screening. This annual event,... More >
Film - Feature | May 5 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
An original, humorous, and inspired meditation on life, memory, and happiness. Here, passage into the afterlife begins at a combination guidance school and movie set. As soon as a new group arrives, they are assigned counselors who help them choose one special memory to cherish for eternity. The memory, once picked, will be re-created by the staff, then captured on film for the dead to take into... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day | 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 areasLhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Areathe... More >
Exhibit - Painting | February 27 – July 21, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Bringing together nearly seventy works spanning the entirety of the artists career, this exhibition presents a fresh and eye-opening examination of Hans Hofmanns prolific and innovative artistic practice. Featuring paintings and works on paper from 1930 through the end of Hofmanns life in 1966, the exhibition includes numerous masterworks from BAMPFAs distinguished collection as well as many... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day | Lawrence Hall of Science
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 >
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 Berkeleys 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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
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.
Exhibit - Photography | March 21 – May 19, 2019 every day | Jacobs Hall
Fabien Cappellos 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 >
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor343386 N/A
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 >
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 6 – June 30, 2019 every day | 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 Universitys School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | May 1 – August 31, 2019 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery
In 1969, one of the longest student-led strikes in UC Berkeley history gave birth to a movement that has lasted for five decades. The strike was organized by the Third World Liberation Front (TWLF), a coalition of African American, Asian American, Chicanx, and Native American student organizations. Inspired by liberation movements at home and abroad and the 1968 San Francisco State College TWLF... More >
This location is wheelchair accessible.
Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 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 >
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
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 >
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
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 >
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
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 >
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
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 >
Exhibit - Photography | May 5 | 2 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
From abstract painting and documentary photography to computer drawing, Frederick Hammersleys artistic career encompassed a remarkable range of styles and media. This colloquium will focus on several of his key modes of art making and the subtle relationships among them. Presenters are James Glisson, Leslie Jones, David Pagel, Lawrence Rinder, and Joseph Traugott; Elaine Yau moderates.
James... More >