Saturday, August 10, 2019
Lecture | August 10 | 1-4 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Canceled
Kathleen Harrison, Botanical Dimensions
Explore the historical, cultural, spiritual and protective aspects of this complex plant teacher from various traditions around the world.
Domesticated from the wild by indigenous people of South America, tobacco has been a sacred tool for native people for millennia. In the animist view, tobacco may be both powerful prayer medicine and a very tricky spirit being. Tobacco use took the European... More >
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
Lecture | August 10 | 3-5 p.m. | 145 Dwinelle Hall
Karim Sadjadpour, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies, San Francisco State University proudly presents the first lecture in its new series, Spotlight on Iran-US Relations, featuring a talk by Iran scholar Karim Sadjadpour . This event is co-sponsored by UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Berkeley Lecture Series, and Persian Center. Spotlight on Iran-US Relations aims to bring experts and our local... More >
Film - Feature | August 10 | 6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Inspired by a poem by Iranian philosopher Sohrab Sepehri, Where Is the Friends Home? is a beautiful picture of the life of a child in a northern Iranian villagea child for whom an afternoon becomes an odyssey into and beyond the mysteries of adult behavior. Young Ahmad feels he must return an all-important notebook to his friend, Mohammad, who will be expelled from school if he shows up one... More >
Film - Feature | August 10 | 8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Rebellion is the fitting original title of this relentless social portrait of those who demand subservience, and those who have had enough. A magisterial Toshiro Mifune slow-burns his way through the role of dutiful samurai Sasaharahenpecked by his wife and dominated by his lordwhose attempts to be a good servant are about to end. You retreat, and retreat, says his friend Asano (Tatsuya... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Sculpture | July 22 – September 2, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
Dinosaurs in Motion is an amazing blend of science, art, and innovation using 14 magnificent, fully interactive, anatomically inspired, recycled life-size metal dinosaur sculptures to engage and educate like never before!
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 | 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 >