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Film: The Mystery of Picasso

Sunday, March 24 | 2 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In a style devised for this film about his artist pal, Clouzot sets up a camera behind a translucent surface, so that the maestro’s every painterly gesture is recorded. MORE about <em>The Mystery of Picasso</em>

Film: Short Animation by Jim Trainor

Sunday, March 24 | 5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Jim Trainor makes deceptively simple films that inhabit the heads of creatures and characters as they go about their lives, uncovering basic truths that carry profound spiritual depth.MORE about Short Animation by Jim Trainor

Workshop: Collage Cinema Workshop

Sunday, March 24 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In this workshop led by members of Oakland’s Low Light/Black Hole darkroom collective, learn to use constructive and destructive processes to create a collaborative work directly on 16mm film. MORE about Collage Cinema Workshop

Exhibit: Get Dancin’ — Selections from the Collection

January 9 – March 31, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The exhibition complements a season of dance programming in the Full series of performances, which takes place in the museum on the evening of every full moon.MORE about Get Dancin’ — Selections from the Collection

Exhibit: Masako Miki / MATRIX 273

January 9 – April 28, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Masako Miki creates larger-than-life-size, felt-covered forms drawn from the Japanese folk belief in yokai (shape-shifters) who can disguise themselves in any number of different forms. Miki creates the semi-abstract, sculptural forms utilizing brilliant colors and sets them into a magical environment suggesting another reality. The installation moves from the three-dimensional forms to abstract images on the floor and walls, conveying a sense of expanding boundaries.
MORE about Masako Miki / MATRIX 273

Exhibit: The Book as Place — Visions of the Built Environment

January 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall 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.MORE about The Book as Place — Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit: Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer | The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
The Hearst Museum considers the complex social and economic dynamics behind ten mind-altering drugs. MORE about Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer | The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Lecture: Shifting Tides — Rise, Resurgence, and Deep Histories from the Atlantic to the Pacific

Monday, March 25 | 6 p.m. | David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley
Much contemporary geopolitical thought is built upon a presumed shift of power and influence from Europe and the Atlantic to Asia and the Pacific, framed in contested alliance with the Americas.MORE about Shifting Tides — Rise, Resurgence, and Deep Histories from the Atlantic to the Pacific

Conference: Step Up to Stop Violence Against Women

Tuesday, March 26 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Goldman Theater David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley
The UC Berkeley School of Public Health and Every Woman Treaty invite you to join a worldwide movement to end violence against women and girls, considered by many to be the greatest human rights and public health violation on earth. MORE about Step Up to Stop Violence Against Women

Panel Discussion: Fireside Discussion — Helmut Schmidt | The Global Statesman

Tuesday, March 26 | 6 p.m. | Alumni House
This fireside discussion is part of the symposium "Entangling the Pacific and Atlantic Worlds. Past and Present", which is organized by the German Historical Institute Washington and ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius in cooperation with the Institute of European Studies and the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.MORE about <em>Fireside Discussion — Helmut Schmidt | The Global Statesman</em>

Exhibit: Project “Holy Land” — Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

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)
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 oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.MORE about Project “Holy Land” — Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

Artist’s Talk: Carlos Amorales and Apsara DiQuinzio in Conversation

Wednesday, March 27 | 6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Carlos Amorales talks about his new Art Wall with Apsara DiQuinzio, BAMPFA curator of modern and contemporary art and Phyllis Wattis MATRIX Curator.MORE about Carlos Amorales and Apsara DiQuinzio in Conversation

Film: Rio, Zona Norte

Wednesday, March 27 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Race, class, and samba collide in dos Santos’s powerful radicalization of Brazil’s widespread chanchada musical genre. MORE about <em>Rio, Zona Norte</em>

Lecture: Storm Clouds of a New Order? An Outlook in the Age of Trump

Wednesday, March 27 | 5:30 p.m. | Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
Ann Lee, an author of several books including “What the US Can Learn from China” and “Will China’s Economy Collapse?” and a former professor at Peking University, Pace University, and New York University, will address the risks and implications of an adverse US-China relationship for the global economy.MORE about Storm Clouds of a New Order? An Outlook in the Age of Trump

Lecture: Simons Institute Theoretically Speaking Series — What We Can Learn from AdNauseam about the Threat and Power of Data Obfuscation

Wednesday, March 27 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Suite 100 David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley
For decades, powerhouses of the information economy have fended off meaningful privacy regulation in order to protect a dominant business model based upon unmitigated surveillance and relentless personal data-capture. Data obfuscation, the creation of noisy data intended to foil data surveillance and behavioral profiling, offers a promising shield. MORE about Simons Institute Theoretically Speaking Series — What We Can Learn from AdNauseam about the Threat and Power of Data Obfuscation

Film: The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice

Thursday, March 28 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
“I wanted to show something about a man from the viewpoint of a woman,” Yasujiro Ozu said of this film, which is a subtle portrait of an unhappy middle-class marriage told through a series of revealing domestic details.MORE about <em>The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice</em>

Curator’s Talk: Sandra Phillips on Unlimited

Thursday, March 28 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
BAMPFA Adjunct Senior Curator of Photography Sandra Phillips, who organized Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman and Victoria Belco Photography Collection, will lead a close look at pictures by Bay Area photographers and place them in the context of Asian and European works also on view. MORE about Sandra Phillips on Unlimited

Performance: Bard Music West — Games and Revolutions

Saturday, March 30 | 1 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
What do carrots and toy pianos have in common? Find out when Bard Music West plays the music of Danny Clay and Gabriella Smith. MORE about Bard Music West — Games and Revolutions

Film: The Golden Eighties

Saturday, March 30 | 6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Delphine Seyrig as Jeanne Schwartz is the soulful center of Chantal Akerman’s exuberant pop musical, set in the hyper-artificial confines of a subterranean shopping mall. MORE about <em>The Golden Eighties</em>

Workshop: Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony with Anfilo Coffee

Saturday, March 30 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Join Anfilo Coffee for a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony featuring hand roasted, premium quality, organic coffee beans imported from all the coffee growing regions of Ethiopia - Lemu, Yergacheffe, Harar, Sidamo and Lekemti. MORE about Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony with Anfilo Coffee

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