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Friday, March 10, 2017

Proving and Using Pseudorandomness

Workshop | March 6 – 10, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

One theme of this workshop will be how to leverage weak pseudorandomness properties, fooling simple classes of tests, in order to derive stronger pseudorandomness properties related to more complex tests. In the setting of additive combinatorics, what is the minimal set of tests that primes have to satisfy in order to guarantee that they contain arithmetic progressions (or other structures)? For...   More >

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Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.


Water's Extreme Journey at the Lawrence Hall of Science


Presentation | March 10 | 10-11:45 a.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design


Essig Brunch: Tue Jorgensen, Stillman Lab

Seminar | March 10 | 10 a.m.-11 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Entomology, Essig Museum of, Entomology Students' Organization

The Entomology Students' Organization is pleased to present the Essig Brunch, UC Berkeley's only entomology-themed seminar series. Join us once a week to hear about exciting new research on a broad range of insect-related topics, from evolution to conservation to ecology to pest management, and much more. Refreshments are provided and all are welcome!

Evolution of the 20th century Mongolia/China border, in maps

Tour/Open House | March 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall


Join us for a Maps and More pop up exhibit featuring maps from librarian Susan Powell's photo essay focusing the Mongolian-Chinese border. Find her article here: https://cross-currents.berkeley.edu/e-journal/issue-21/powell

The nature of visual working memory: objects, scenes, and the role of semantic knowledge

Seminar | March 10 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Tim Brady, University of California, San Diego

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

In this talk, I’ll suggest a rethinking of the nature of visual working memory: first, I’ll argue that we have a separate object working memory and scene working memory system, which show themselves in a wide variety of tasks (ranging from developmental psychology to cognitive neuroscience) and each contribute to nearly all working memory tasks. Second, I’ll argue that working memory, like...   More >

Katherine Schofield | The Place of Pleasure: Music in Mughal Thought and Society, 1593–1707

Lecture | March 10 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)

 Katherine Butler Schofield, Senior Lecturer in Music, King's College London

 Munis Faruqui, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies, the University of California, Berkeley.

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative

A talk by Katherine Butler Schofield, cultural historian and ethnomusicologist whose work focuses on South Asia.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Fire Performance of Simple (Shear) Connections in Steel-Frame Buildings

Seminar | March 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Erica Fischer

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This presentation will focus on the thermal and structural behavior of simple (shear) connections used in steel-frame buildings through experimental and numerical investigations.

Resistance Band Exercises for Small Spaces (BEUHS657)

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

 Cori Evans, MA, NSCA-CPT Wellness Program Specialist, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Limited on time, space and equipment? Fitting physical activity into your workday can make a difference in your cardiovascular health, muscular strength and endurance and joint mobility. Learn how to maximize your office space and get the most out of a 10 minute exercise break with body weight and resistance band exercises. Resistance bands will be provided. Comfortable clothing and athletic...   More >

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ARE Seminar: piggy-back exporting, intermediation, trade in agricultural markets

Seminar | March 10 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 201 Giannini Hall

 Swati Dhingra, London School of Economics

 College of Natural Resources

Dr. Swati Dhingra from the London School of Economics discusses topics in international economics.

Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation: Launch Event and Open House

Information Session | March 10 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, Haas Innovation Lab @ Cal Memorial Stadium

 Arts + Design

Join fellow UC Berkeley Design students, faculty, and practitioners across campus as we celebrate the launch of the first ever Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation (BCDI). Meet fellow design students, learn about the new Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation, and design your future! More information about the Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation can be found here:...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Electrons that conduct electricity but (almost) not heat in metal

Seminar | March 10 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540 A/B Cory Hall

 Professor Junqiao Wu, Materials Science and Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In conventional metals, itinerant electrons carry both charge and heat. As a consequence, electrical conductivity and the electronic contribution to thermal conductivity are typically proportional to each other, known as the Wiedemann-Franz law that is robust in all conventional metals. We found a large violation of this law near the insulator-metal phase transition in metallic vanadium dioxide...   More >

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 >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Unirationality of Supersingular K3 surfaces.

Seminar | March 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Ben Lim, Stanford

 Department of Mathematics

The goal of this talk is to discuss a result of Liedtke (2014) that supersingular K3 surfaces over an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p \geq 5$ are unirational. We define what a supersingular K3 is and the formal Brauer group. We show that the Kummer construction applied to a product of supersingular elliptic curves is unirational. Finally, we sketch how the general case follows...   More >

From Morphology to Structuralism: Goethe, Levi-Strauss, and the Sciences of the Concrete

Lecture | March 10 | 2-4 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 802 (Social Science Matrix)

 Michael Saman, Independent Scholar

 Townsend Center Working Group on Form and Formalism, Linguistic Anthropology Working Group

This talk addresses the core “epistemological attitude” that Lévi-Strauss says connects his work with Goethe’s, and, proceeding from this, traces out salient parallels between the interpretive paradigms and anthropological methods of both thinkers.

Simulating thermal transport and dissipation: from 2D materials to hydrogen-bonded liquids

Seminar | March 10 | 2-4 p.m. | 100F Hildebrand Hall

 Davide Donadio

 College of Chemistry

The analytical theory of heat dates back to the Fourier in the 1800s, but thermal transport in nanoscale and molecular systems still poses major fundamental challenges. For example the very nature of heat transport in low-dimensional systems is matter of intense debate, as it is even unclear whether in nanostructures transport is properly described by Fourier law.
In this talk I will address...   More >

Atom-by-Atom Characterization of Nanomaterials with Atomic Electron Tomography: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Mary Scott, UC Berkeley, Materials Science & Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Measuring 3D atomic coordinates in materials has been a driving force behind many scientific and technological advances. Techniques such as X-ray crystallography are powerful tools to measure average atomic positions, but cannot identify individual, atomic scale defects which can strongly influence a material’s behavior, particularly in the case of nanomaterials.

A single image from a high...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Tunneling Behavior of Random Processes II

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

 Insuk Seo, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We consider a class of stochastic processes in a potential field. These processes exhibit a phenomenon known as tunneling behavior if the potential field has several global minima. Then, the scaling limit of the process can be regarded as a Markov chain on the set of global minima. We discuss the general theory and some of its applications.

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | March 10 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Gopal Penny, PhD candidate, CEE

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

MENA Salon

Workshop | February 3 – May 5, 2017 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.

Composition Colloquium: Jean-François Laporte

Colloquium | March 10 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

Jean-François Laporte is a Quebecois artist, active on the contemporary art scene since the middle of the 1990s. He pursues an hybrid approach integrating sonic arts, musical composition, performance, interpretation, installation and digital art. Trained initially at the Université de Montréal (Québec), then at the IRCAM (Paris, France), he builds his compositional approach on active listening...   More >

New Developments in Research IT Services

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

 Patrick Schmitz and Chris Hoffman

 Information, School of

Patrick Schmitz and Chris Hoffman will present recent work across the programs supported by Research IT, including Berkeley Research Computing, Research Data Management, and Museum Informatics. They'll describe projects and collaborations that are advancing research across the campus.

Projects of Berkeleyâs Reasearch IT include;

Poetic Justice/Justicia Poética: A Presentation and Conversation with Juana Alicia

Presentation | March 10 | 4-7 p.m. |  Center for Latino Policy Research

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Center for Latino Policy Research

Muralist Juana Alicia continues to be an important voice in our community, and we are proud to be hosting her for a presentation and discussion on her artwork and activism. Join us after the talk for some light refreshments.

WLI Planning Committee Info Session #1

Information Session | March 10 | 4-5 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, 202 (GenEq Community Space)

 Gender Equity Resource Center


Women's Leadership Intensive (WLI) is a leadership program for women identified [*] students centered on establishing solidarity and working along intersections that exist within communities of women [*] as well as challenging and deconstructing existing frameworks that exist within workplaces, the collegiate environment, and society as whole. This year’s...   More >

RTGC Seminar: Integrable dispersionless systems via the geometry of solutions and the solutions spaces.

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

 Boris Kruglikov, University of Tromso

 Department of Mathematics

Recently, in a series of joint works with E.Ferapontov (Loughborough), M.Dunajski (Cambridge), D.Calderbank (Bath) and others, we studied relations between integrable (via Lax pair) dispersionless equations in 3D and 4D and the differential geometry on their solutions. This allows to rigorously demonstrate that Einstein-Weyl equations in 3D and self-duality equations in 4D are master-equations...   More >

King of Jazz | John Murray Anderson | United States, 1930

Film - Feature | March 10 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

New 4K Digital Restoration

Paul Whiteman, John Boles, Laura La Plante, Jeanette Loff,

Savor a special dinner at Babette following the screening on March 11. For more information and to make a reservation, email babettebam@gmail.com.

This new restoration brings back a song-and-dance classic that has long been available only in inferior copies. King of Jazz is “one of the most...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

 For more information and to make a reservation for dinner at Babette, email babettebam@gmail.com.

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Information Session | March 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager and Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

Transportation as a Language: Mobility management of China’s urban billion

Lecture | March 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Jinhua Zhao, MIT

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: The rapid urbanization and economic growth in China uniquely characterize her transportation challenges and corresponding solutions. Extraordinary growth calls for extraordinary measures. Boldness in both infrastructure development and policy design seems commonplace in China’s transportation arena. This talk, however, will present the subtleties in these bold designs through three...   More >

Music Studies Colloquia: Nicholas Mathew (University of California, Berkeley), "Haydn's Sympathetic Commerce"

Colloquium | March 10 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Nicholas Mathew (University of California, Berkeley),
"Haydn's Sympathetic Commerce"

128 Morrison Hall

Friday 10 March

4:30 PM

Celebrating International Women's Day: With talks by Former Executive Director of Acid Survivor's Foundation in Bangladesh, Monira Rahman and Former President and CEO of Ms. Foundation for Women, Anika Rahman

Panel Discussion | March 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in location

 Raka Ray, Professor of Sociology and of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Monira Rahman, Founder & Executive Director, Innovation for Wellbeing Foundation; Former Executive Director, Acid Survivors Foundation

 Anika Rahman, Lawyer and Human Rights Activist

 The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, Bangladeshi Women's Empowerment Network of CA, Human Rights Center

A panel presentation on women's issues in Bangladesh

Men's Tennis vs. TCU

Sport - Intercollegiate - Tennis | March 10 | 5 p.m. |  Hellman Tennis Center

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Tennis hosts TCU at Hellman Tennis Complex.

Working Group in Ancient Philosophy: Plato’s Butcher

Lecture | March 10 | 5-7 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Verity Harte, Yale University

 Townsend Working Group in Ancient Philosophy

Dillenberg Lecture Series Presents: Pseudo-Arabic as a Marker of Christian Identity in Middle Byzantine Art and Architecture

Lecture | March 10 | 5-7 p.m. |  Doug Adams Gallery

 2465 Le Conte Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Alicia Walker, Associate Professor, Department of History of Art, Bryn Mawr College

 Center for the Arts & Religion at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

"Things" can help us understand social identities, relationships, and practices in the medieval world, especially in situations where textual documentation is minimal or completely absent. This paper explores how pseudo-Arabic motifs on medieval Christian buildings and objects materialized social identities and spiritual authority among monastic communities across the eastern Mediterranean,...   More >

Aaron Shurin and Kevin Killian

Lecture | March 10 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Aaron Shurin, professor/ writer; Kevin Killian, writer

 Sunnylyn Thibodeaux, author

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Aaron Shurin is the author of twelve books of poetry and prose, most recently The Skin of Meaning, and is professor emeritus at the University of San Francisco MFA in Writing program.

Kevin Killian, one of the original New Narrative writers, has written three novels, a book of memoirs, forty-five plays, four books of stories, and three books of poetry.

Programmer Sunnylyn Thibodeaux is the...   More >

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission Event is included with admission

Contents Tourism: Fictional narratives and locations that beckon us to travel

Conference/Symposium | March 10 | 6:30 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room, 221

 Takayoshi Yamamura, Hokkaido University

 Millie Creighton, University of British Columbia; Akiko Sugawa-Shimada, Yokohama National University; Michael Dylan Foster, University of California, Davis; Margaret B. Swain, University of California, Davis; Rongling Ge, Xiamen University; Deirdre Clyde, City College of San Francisco, and University of Hawaii, Manoa; Min Joo Lee, University of California, Los Angeles; Kyungjae Jang, Hokkaido University

 Daniel Fischer, University of California, Berkeley; Nelson Graburn, University of California, Berkeley

 Shinobu Myoki, Tohoku University; Ryoko Nishijima, University of California, Los Angeles

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Cambria Press

Schedule and Participants:

Friday March 10th

5.00pm - Opening Reception, Sponsored by Cambria Press

(P A Hearst Museum, Main Gallery, 102 Kroeber Hall)

6.30pm - Opening Address
Prof. Takayoshi Yamamura (Center for Advanced Tourism Studies, Hokkaido University)
“Who Creates ‘Contents Tourism’? A new tourism model induced by pop culture in the age...   More >

“Havresc: Stand on Courage”

Film - Documentary | March 10 | 7:15-9:15 p.m. | 105 North Gate

 David Ritter, Documentarian, Director of "Havresc: Stand on Courage"

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

“Havresc: Stand on Courage” is a documentary on the struggles of Armenian and Assyrian Christian Iraqis and the village they have formed on the edge of ISIS controlled territory. This small village has survived several attacks at the hands of ISIS militants with a fighting force of twenty two men. With little money, resources or support the people of this village have maintained one of the last...   More >

Stagger Lee | Francisco Newman, Allen Willis | United States, 1970

Film - Documentary | March 10 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A powerful portrait of an exceptional man, Stagger Lee was filmed in the San Francisco County Jail where Black Panther cofounder Bobby Seale was held pending his extradition to Connecticut. In an expansive interview, Seale holds forth on cooking, poetry, intimacy, solitary confinement, revolutionary psychology, and Huey Newton. Director Francisco Newman succeeds brilliantly at his goal of...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre: Betroffenheit

Performing Arts - Theater | March 10 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A collaboration between two of Canada's most renowned and imaginative companies, choreographer Crystal Pite's Kidd Pivot and playwright/performer Jonathon Young's Electric Company Theatre, Betroffenheit is a gripping and emotionally visceral exploration of psychological trauma. Named after a German word that loosely translates as shock, bewilderment, or impact, this "rare and staggering" (Globe...   More >

starting at $30

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Polaroid Stories: TDPS Theater Production

Performing Arts - Theater | March 10 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Based on real life stories of street kids, and drawing from Ovid’s Metamorphoses myths, Naomi Iizuka’s Polaroid Stories blends poetry and profanity to explore how young people pushed to the edge of society come to understand their lives amid anger, love both lost and found, violence, homelessness, ambition, and addiction.


Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Protecting the New Wonderland: The Origins of the National Park Service

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26, 2016 – April 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases & 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Signed by President Woodrow Wilson in August 1916, the Organic Act created the National Park Service, the federal bureau that protects our national parks and monuments. Several UC Berkeley alumni with conservationist interests and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco played key roles in its development. This exhibition explores the origins of the NPS with materials...   More >

Beyond Tintin and Superman: The Diversity of Global Comics

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 19, 2016 – April 23, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery


You are invited to this exhibit of comics and graphic novels owned by the UC Berkeley Library. These materials often reflect the socioeconomic, ideological and political realities of the societies in which they are produced. To highlight these diverse realities, and to celebrate our differences, this exhibit presents a selection of comics and graphic novels published in many countries.

We...   More >

Guerra Civil at 80

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 1, 2016 – July 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, the exhibition Guerra Civil @ 80 features selections from The Bancroft Library's Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post records and photographic collections, along with posters, books, pamphlets, and other ephemera. A visual and textual display of the struggle to defend the Second Spanish Republic, the...   More >

Andy Warhol: Still Lifes and Portraits

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 23, 2016 – March 12, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A prominent figure of the American Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol (1928–1987) was one of the first to integrate fine art with celebrity culture, media spectacle, and mass production. This exhibition presents a selection of new gifts to BAMPFA from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, on view here for the first time, alongside previous gifts to the collection. The prints on display span...   More >

 Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons $12 General admission

War Ink: California Veterans Exhibit

Exhibit - Photography | November 1, 2016 – May 1, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery (east wing)

 Cal Veteran Services Center

Photographs from the celebrated War Ink Project will be on display in Berkeley’s Doe Library in November. The exhibit features striking images of tattoos that express the impact of combat experiences on California veterans. Jason Deitch, co-creator of War Ink and a Cal veteran, hopes the display will “bridge the divide between the veterans and civilian communities.” The project is “both exhibit...   More >

Hippie Modernism: Cinema and Counterculture, 1964–1974

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 11 – May 13, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cinema’s radical streak goes back to its earliest beginnings, but the period explored in Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia was an unusually fertile time for politically charged, aesthetically innovative filmmaking. Encompassing documentary, fiction, and experimental cinema—often in the course of a single feature—the films in this series intersected with and...   More >

 Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Designs from a Distance

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 30 – May 19, 2017 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

CLOSES May 19. This exhibit features design and planning projects on six continents by architects based in the San Francisco Bay Area and held by the Environmental Design Archives.

Literatura de Cordel in Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 16 – June 30, 2017 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library


This exhibition highlights a collection of Brazilian chapbooks or Literatura
de Cordel in the Moffitt Library. These chapbooks are still produced for
mass consumption in the Northeastern Brazil. These are called literature de
cordel as they are hung from a cord in the book-stands so that the consumers
can browse them and select them according to their desires. There are
several themes that...   More >

Native Americans: An Intimate View from Afar

Exhibit - Photography | March 9 – April 24, 2017 every day | Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library

 Ethnic Studies Library

Jun Kamata, Associate Professor at ASIA University in Tokyo, has published eight books in Japan. This exhibit includes 25 of his photographs of the Pomo people of northern California. Kamata holds a BA in Native American Studies from UC Berkeley, an MA in American Indian Studies and a Ph.D. in urban planning from UCLA.

Art Wall: Lawrence Weiner

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 1 – October 1, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA’s current commission for the Art Wall showcases the work of Lawrence Weiner, a central figure of Conceptual art. Like many other artists working in the late 1960s and ’70s, Weiner is deeply interested in methods of display that challenge the assumption that the work of art exists as a discrete object in the physical world.

Weiner decisively turned to language as the material object for...   More >

I-Tal-Yah: An Island of Divine Dew: Italian Crossroads in Jewish Culture

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 30, 2016 – June 30, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Warren Hellman & Charles Michael Galleries

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Never before the creation of the State of Israel did Jews of so many origins live together, and in such a stimulating environment, as they did in the land they soon started calling in Hebrew i-tal-yah, an “Island of Divine Dew”. The exhibition highlights Italian Jewish art and artifacts from The Magnes Collection.

The Power of Attention: Magic and Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 24 – June 23, 2017 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

Created from the early-modern period and into the present, shiviti manuscripts are found in Hebrew prayer books, ritual textiles, and on the walls of synagogues and homes throughout the Jewish diaspora. Wrestling with ways to externalize the presence of God in Jewish life, these documents center upon the graphic representation of God's ineffable four-letter Hebrew name, the Tetragrammaton, and...   More >

From the Photographer’s Archive: Roman Vishniac

Exhibit - Photography | January 24 – June 20, 2017 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 work of Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), a Russian-born photographer, most notable for his documentary photographs of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the years immediately preceding its destruction, has been celebrated in exhibitions and publications since the 1940s. Following the photographer's death, his daughter, Mara Vishniac Kohn, became the executor of Roman Vishniac’s estate. In 2007, the...   More >