<< Week of June 05 >>

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Junior Recorder Society

Performing Arts - Music | June 3 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In celebration of the group’s twentieth anniversary, the Junior Recorder Society returns to BAMPFA to delight us with period music performed on wind instruments of various sizes.

Early Garden Closure 1pm

Special Event | June 3 | 1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden will be closing early for an internal event. Last Garden entry 12:30pm.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

CANCELLED--Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | June 3 | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Botanical Garden

The docent-led tour is canceled on this date; the Garden is closing early for a private event.


For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu or call 510-643-7265

Facing Agrippina

Performing Arts - Music | June 3 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This behind-the-scenes look at an opera production documents a performance of Handel’s Agrippina by the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, as conducted by René Jacobs and performed at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.

Cal Discoveries Travel Reception and 2019 Program Preview

Reception | June 3 | 2:30-4:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join Cal Discoveries Travel and our tour operator partners for light refreshments and wine at our annual reception and learn about our 2019 educational travel offerings. You will have an opportunity to discuss trips with the people who plan the itineraries as well as visit with some of our most esteemed faculty lecturers.

  RSVP online or by calling Cal Discoveries Travel at 510.900.8222, or by emailing Cal Discoveries Travel at caldiscoveries@alumni.berkeley.edu by May 25.

Vajra Voices

Performing Arts - Music | June 3 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Vajra Voices, known for their “shimmering resonance and elegantly paced performances” (Choir and Organ), present a program of music by Guillaume de Machaut. With Shira Kammen on vielle and harp.

A Touch of Zen

Film - Feature | June 3 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A swordswoman on the run takes refuge with a shy scholar, but soon finds herself back under attack. King Hu’s visionary martial arts epic turns swordplay into ballet, and remains one of the greatest action films of all time.

Monday, June 4, 2018

4th Annual Workshop in Formal Demography

Workshop | June 4 – 8, 2018 every day |  Faculty Club

 Berkeley Population Center

This annual workshop consists of two parts. The first is a 3-day workshop on formal demographic methods. Trainees will learn a variety of methods and applications with a hands-on active-learning approach. The next two days, Thursday and Friday, is a conference, with presentations by leading demographers. Funded by NICHD R25HD083136 and co-sponsored by the Center on the Economics and Demography of...   More >

A Master Class in Silent Film Musical Accompaniment: An Illustrated demonstration of how to accompany a silent film

Performing Arts - Music | June 4 | 1-3 p.m. | CNMAT (1750 Arch St.), Auditorium

 Donald Sosin

 Film & Media Studies

A talk and master class in the art of silent film accompaniment, accompanied by film clips.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

4th Annual Workshop in Formal Demography

Workshop | June 4 – 8, 2018 every day |  Faculty Club

 Berkeley Population Center

This annual workshop consists of two parts. The first is a 3-day workshop on formal demographic methods. Trainees will learn a variety of methods and applications with a hands-on active-learning approach. The next two days, Thursday and Friday, is a conference, with presentations by leading demographers. Funded by NICHD R25HD083136 and co-sponsored by the Center on the Economics and Demography of...   More >

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2018 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed the first Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.

-I’m only in Berkeley for one day from...   More >

LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit 2018

Conference/Symposium | June 5 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

  Houghton Street, London UK WC2A 2AE

 The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

The first-ever LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit 2018.

 Tickets will be available from 2 May. Registration opens May 2.

Certificate Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | June 5 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Stan Weisner, Ph.D., M.S.W.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Developed in association with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, this certificate raises the quality of professionalism in counseling and follows a three-level, evidence-based approach to the critical issues that contribute to substance abuse.

  Make reservations online

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.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Graduate Student Lounge

Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday |  Anthony Hall

 ASUC Student Union

Graduate Students! Take advantage of the Graduate Student Lounge at Anthony Hall. Study, grade papers, meet with other grad students.

 Graduate Students only! However, Anthony Hall can be made available to the entire campus and community for reservations at other times.

4th Annual Workshop in Formal Demography

Workshop | June 4 – 8, 2018 every day |  Faculty Club

 Berkeley Population Center

This annual workshop consists of two parts. The first is a 3-day workshop on formal demographic methods. Trainees will learn a variety of methods and applications with a hands-on active-learning approach. The next two days, Thursday and Friday, is a conference, with presentations by leading demographers. Funded by NICHD R25HD083136 and co-sponsored by the Center on the Economics and Demography of...   More >

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 3 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month with exceptions |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Wellness Wednesdays: First Wednesday Yoga Walk

Sport - Recreational | June 6 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Experience the Garden in a whole new way as you reconnect with your body and with nature in this 60-minute yoga walk. Through gentle movements, standing poses, and breathing exercises, we will walk through the Garden paths, pause at vistas and groves, and awaken your senses. This class is open to all bodies and led by Eugenia Park, a yoga instructor-Ayurveda wellness counselor, mediator, and dancer.

$20 / $15 UCBG Member

  Register online

Ferns Discovery Station

Special Event | June 6 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come learn about ferns at this month's Discovery Station.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | February 1, 2017 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

L'Orfeo

Film - Feature | June 6 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

L’Orfeo showcases Robert Wilson’s wonderful minimalist interpretation of Monteverdi’s seminal first opera, based on Ovid’s Metamorphosis. Performed by the Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala and Concerto Italiano under the direction of Rinaldo Alessandrini.

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

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

Ingmar Bergman at Work

Film - Feature | June 6 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Svenska Filminstitutet curator Jon Wengström shares films featuring Bergman as a director on set, offering insights into his working process and collaborations with actors.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

4th Annual Workshop in Formal Demography

Workshop | June 4 – 8, 2018 every day |  Faculty Club

 Berkeley Population Center

This annual workshop consists of two parts. The first is a 3-day workshop on formal demographic methods. Trainees will learn a variety of methods and applications with a hands-on active-learning approach. The next two days, Thursday and Friday, is a conference, with presentations by leading demographers. Funded by NICHD R25HD083136 and co-sponsored by the Center on the Economics and Demography of...   More >

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | June 7 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Medical Robotics: A panel on Medical Robotics

Panel Discussion | June 7 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  UC Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley Campus

 3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054

 Bahareh M. Nejad, Director of Robotic Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Uc Davis Medical Center; Mohan Bodduluri, Founder and CTO, Restoration Robotics; David Lindeman, Director Health, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

 Bahram Ravani, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UC Davis, Director of CITRIS Davis, UC Davis, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Please join us for the CITRIS Silicon Valley Forum 2018 where we share our innovative, cross-disciplinary research. Our fourth and final panel for Spring 2018 offers insights into how surgical robotics is revolutionizing minimally invasive surgery across many subspecialties including Urology, Gynecology, Cardiothoracic, General Surgery, and ear-nose-throat (ENT). Our Medical Robotics Panel will...   More >

Certificate Program in Health Advocacy Online Information Session

Information Session | June 7 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Stan Weisner, Ph.D., M.S.W., UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain an in-depth understanding of the complex and dynamic U.S. health care system. Explore key policy and ethical challenges, and learn to become a health advocate who is qualified to advise patients and their families about health care issues.

  Make reservations online

Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno

Film - Feature | June 7 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Handel’s allegorical first oratorio comes alive in stage director Krzysztof Warlikowski’s contemporary adaptation. Emmanuelle Haïm conducts her ensemble Le Concert d’Astrée, with Sabine Devieilhe, Franco Fagioli, Sara Mingardo, and Michael Spyres.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

REDWOOD GROVE SUMMER CONCERTS: Yacouba Sissoko + Baba Ken Okulolo and the Nigerian Brothers

Performing Arts - Music | June 7 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Botanical Garden

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE REDWOOD GROVE!
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills.

TONIGHT: Yacouba Sissoko +
Babá Ken Okulolo & the Nigerian Brothers

$26 Adult, $24 UCBG Member Adult, $12 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5

 SOLD OUT. Buy tickets by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Flesh and the Devil

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The attentions of a countess (Garbo) transform lifelong friends (John Gilbert and Lars Hanson) into bitter rivals in this fine example of the artistic and technical heights achieved by the Hollywood silent cinema in the late 1920s.

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | June 7 | 8-10:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Department of Astronomy

Come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on the first Thursday of every month for a FREE public astronomy lecture and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.

When: Thursday, June 7th
Talk: 8:00pm-9:00pm “Awake and Sleeping Supermassive Black Holes” (Nectaria Gizani)
Stargazing: 9:00pm-10:30pm (weather dependent)

Doors to Campbell Hall open at 7:30pm, and...   More >

Friday, June 8, 2018

4th Annual Workshop in Formal Demography

Workshop | June 4 – 8, 2018 every day |  Faculty Club

 Berkeley Population Center

This annual workshop consists of two parts. The first is a 3-day workshop on formal demographic methods. Trainees will learn a variety of methods and applications with a hands-on active-learning approach. The next two days, Thursday and Friday, is a conference, with presentations by leading demographers. Funded by NICHD R25HD083136 and co-sponsored by the Center on the Economics and Demography of...   More >

Baseball NCAA Championship: NCAA Super Regionals

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | June 8 |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts the NCAA Championship at Evans Diamond.

SFEMS: Debussy as Early Music: The Piano and the Pianist in the Early Twentieth Century: led by Nicholas Mathew

Colloquium | June 8 | 10 a.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Debussy as Early Music: The Piano and the Pianist in the Early Twentieth Century on 6/8 as part the San Francisco Early Music Society Berkeley Festival and Exhibition

Galax Quartet

Performing Arts - Music | June 8 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Galax Quartet performs works by Nancy Galbraith, Jacques Meyer, J. S. Bach, and others with guest soloists Stephen Schultz (baroque flute) and Cheryl Ann Fulton (harp).

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

The Color of Pomegranates

Film - Feature | June 8 | 2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This magical work, rich in period music, reimagines Armenian history and culture through the life and writings of its greatest poet. “Watching [it] is like opening a door and walking into another dimension, where time has stopped and beauty has been unleashed” (Martin Scorsese).

Western

Film - Feature | June 8 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This intense, slow-burning thriller follows a group of German construction workers installing a hydroelectric plant in remote rural Bulgaria. “A stunning existential study of masculinity” (Sight & Sound).

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Career Clinic: Making A Successful Career Transition: Roadmap for Change

Lecture | June 9 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Room 206

 Rebecca Andersen, Career Services at the UC Berkeley Information School; RuthAnn Haffke, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 UC Berkeley Extension

Making a career transition can be bewildering: how do you find jobs? How can you stand out as a candidate? And, if you finally get an interview, how do you showcase yourself as the best candidate? This workshop will walk participants through each step of making a career transition. Through interactive exercises, we will cover strategies in personal branding, networking, résumé and LinkedIn...   More >

$50

  Register online

Gallery + Studio: Down by the River: Buddhist Scrolls and You

Miscellaneous | June 9 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Create a personal handscroll inspired by Buddhist art in Master Traces, Transcultural Visions.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Roundtable Reading: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Reading - Nonfiction | June 9 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Start reading this novel about brotherhood, change, and the power of family, and pick up a copy to keep reading at home.

Summer Interlude

Film - Feature | June 9 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A prima ballerina impulsively revisits the island of her youth and, in flashbacks, her first and only love. Bergman’s breakthrough film is a magical fusion of sunstruck elegiac love poem and dark suggestion.

ARCH Related Event: Goodnight, Resilience

Special Event | June 9 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. |  Impact Hub Oakland (2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612)

 College of Environmental Design

SAT, JUNE 9. 6:30-9:30pm.

The Color of Pomegranates

Film - Feature | June 9 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This magical work, rich in period music, reimagines Armenian history and culture through the life and writings of its greatest poet. “Watching [it] is like opening a door and walking into another dimension, where time has stopped and beauty has been unleashed” (Martin Scorsese).

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Art Wall: Karabo Poppy Moletsane

Exhibit - Painting | November 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Moletsane’s vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

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

“We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re in the Public Record!”: The LGBTQ Movement and Life as Seen Through Government Information

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – August 31, 2018 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery

 Library

This exhibit showcases selected documents pertaining to LGBTQ history and highlights aspects of LGBTQ life that have been impacted by actions of federal, state, and local governments.

ON VIEW: ARCH 205B Studio One Final Review Projects

Exhibit - Multimedia | May 4 – June 18, 2018 every day | Lobby Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: MAY 4-JUNE 18. Graduate student work from the Spring 2018 Studio One will be on display in the Wurster Sculpture Courtyard. Open to all!

Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 10 – December 9, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Note change in date

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

For this Spring 2018 exhibit, entitled Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You, the Hearst staff and 14 UC Berkeley freshmen have co-curated a global selection of objects that depict human faces in different ways. The exhibit asks: Why and how do crafting traditions of the world so often incorporate human faces, and how do people respond to those faces? Objects such as West African...   More >

Sustaining Grandeur: The First 100 Years of Save the Redwoods League

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 20 – September 14, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Gallery

 Bancroft Library

(Gallery is just inside east entrance to Doe) MARKING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY of the founding of Save the Redwoods League, Sustaining Grandeur is a collaborative exhibition between The Bancroft Library and the League. The exhibition explores the organization’s first century protecting California’s redwood forests and the surrounding lands that sustain them, and looks forward to the League’s...   More >

Science Gets Graphic: Cartoons, Comics and Graphic Novels in the Sciences

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 23 – August 24, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | Evans Hall, Mathematics Statistics Library (100 Evans)

 Library

In the past decade, we have witnessed significant growth in the use of visual imagery and storytelling to engage students in the sciences. From manga guides and illustrated texts to biographies and zombies teaching calculus, this display features illustrated works and graphic novels from our collections that aim to teach college students and the general public about science...   More >

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.

Bearing Light: Berkeley at 150

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 16, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 2nd Floor Corridor

 Bancroft Library

This exhibition celebrates the University of California’s sesquicentennial anniversary with photographs, correspondence, publications, and other documentation drawn from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library collections. It features an array of golden bears, including Oski, and explores the illustrious history of UC Berkeley.

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they...   More >

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk | The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection: Auditorium installation of enlarged reproductions of select collection items

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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 the Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection.

Born into a middle-class Polish...   More >

High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 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 presents a selection from the over one hundred “show-card” posters printed by the Firschein Press, a small business operated by East European Jewish immigrants, that served local Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Brooklyn for the better half of the 20th century. Oscar Firschein brought the posters to California once the Press ceased its activities. He and his wife, Theda,...   More >

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 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

A selection from the over fifty manuscripts collected by The Magnes in Cairo, Egypt, during an expedition led by the museum’s founder, Seymour Fromer, in 1971. At the time, the aim of The Magnes was to salvage unique documents during a period of great turmoil in the Middle East.

The manuscripts are accompanied by a variety of ritual objects, original ketubbot (marriage contracts), and by...   More >

Five Tables of Play

Exhibit - Painting | June 7 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

323877 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Time for a serious look at fun in works by Yinka Shonibare, Peter Paone, Kaiho Yusetsu, Glen Friedman, and more.