<< Thursday, September 28, 2017 >>

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Mongolian Buddhism

Conference/Symposium | September 28 – 30, 2017 every day | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Center for Buddhist Studies

Thursday, September 28, 4-5:30
Friday, September 29, 10-6
Saturday, September 30, 10-1

This conference explores the philosophies, texts, arts, and practices of Mongolian Buddhism. As Carolingians did with Christianity and Abbasids for Islam, Mongols have determined the history of Buddhism. During the Yuan dynasty their tutelage afforded the Buddhist community unprecedented...   More >

White Tara, © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Courtesy of the Government of Mongolia.

International Spouse and Partner Welcome Reception

Social Event | September 28 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  The Center at the YWCA

 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The Berkeley International Office would like to invite spouses and partners of international students and scholars to attend the Fall 2017 International Spouse and Partner Welcome Reception on Thursday, September 28th.

Come meet other spouses and partners who are new to UC Berkeley and learn about campus and community resources in the Berkeley area.

Light refreshments will be served....   More >

Utilizing Technology to Protect Freedom of Expression: Microsoft and the UN Advancing Human Rights

Panel Discussion | September 28 | 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 His Excellency Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations; Brad Smith, President & Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft

 Alexa Koenig, Executive Director, Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law

 Haas School of Business

Please join us for the Haas School of Business Dean's Speaker Series at UC Berkeley for a highly-anticipated discussion on freedom of expression with Brad Smith, Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Officer and His Excellency Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Alexa Koenig, Executive Director of the Human Rights Center at Berkeley-Law, will take on...   More >

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UN & Microsoft Collaboration

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | September 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Manasi Deshpande, Professor, University of Chicago

 Haas School of Business

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

The New Normal: Defending Against State Sponsored Attackers

Special Event | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Sean Zadig, Director, Yahoo Threat Investigations

 Information, School of

In 2014, Yahoo faced a sophisticated attack by Russian intelligence services. What did Yahoo learn, and is this the new normal?

View from the Top: Lisa Davis: Economic Decarbonization – Breaking up Old Energy Chains by Creating an Integrated System

Lecture | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Lisa Davis, Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG

 College of Engineering, Society of Women Engineers student chapter

Never before have energy systems faced a greater transformation than today, and never before was energy – primarily electricity – so important. With a growing global population, rising economic output and, above all, ever more uses of electricity, the demand for electricity is expected to nearly double by mid-century. At the same time, the demand for greater system sustainability and affordable...   More >

McNair Scholars Program Information Session--NOTE NEW DATE

Information Session | September 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Juan Esteva, Director, McNair Scholars Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected underrepresented or low-income UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.

Politically Engaged Science: A Brownbag Lunch Series

Seminar | September 14 – December 21, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.

Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political...   More >

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | September 7 – December 7, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-4 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 Caitlin Green or Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | September 28 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Dissertation talk: Threat modeling and circumvention of Internet censorship

Presentation | September 28 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 373 Soda Hall

 David Fifield

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Research on the circumvention of Internet censorship requires modeling the behavior of censors. Circumvention systems are designed according to assumptions arising from models: the more accurate the models, the more effective the circumvention. A circumvention system designed under inadequate assumptions risks irrelevance, through being easily blockable or impractical to deploy.

I will present...   More >

Love Posters: a space to heal and affirm each other in commUNITY!

Special Event | September 25 – 29, 2017 every day | 2-5 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, GenEq Community Space, Rm 202

 Gender Equity Resource Center

LOVE POSTERS: a space to heal and affirm each other in commUNITY! Join us for a week of healing, love, community, and creativity through poster making.

Buddhist Revelations in Mongolian Contemporary Art: Artist Soyolmaa Davaakhuu in Conversation with Uranchimeg Tsultem

Colloquium | September 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Soyolmaa Davaakhuu, Mongolian artist

 Uranchimeg Tsultem, UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative Steering Committee

 Mongolia Foundation, UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Center for Buddhist Studies

Mongolian artist Soyolmaa Davaakhuu will discuss her work with art historian Uranchimeg Tsultem. Soyolmaa Davaakhuu's art is based on her profound interest and practice of Buddhism. She is one of very few artists in Mongolia who aim to find new modernist style of expression of Buddhist images, motifs and symbols. She studied Buddhism and with the approval of her guru, she is able to create new...   More >

Soyolmaa Davaakhuu

Advanced Literature Searching with Scopus

Workshop | September 28 | 2-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110MD

 Randy Spencer, Elsevier, Inc.

 Library

Want to improve your literature searching and save yourself time? This workshop will cover advanced searching with Scopus, a large abstract and citation database covering the peer-reviewed literature: scholarly journals, books, and conference proceedings. The database covers publications in science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Come learn useful tips and techniques...   More >

  Registration opens August 17. Register online or by calling Brian Quigley at 510-642-5729, or by emailing Brian Quigley at bquigley@berkeley.edu

Reframing Girls Education: What Girls Want.

Special Event | September 28 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Dr. Urvashi Sahni

 Graduate School of Education

Dr. Urvashi Sahni will be discussing her recently published book, Reaching for the Sky.The book focuses on the Prerna Girls School, which Dr. Sahni founded in 2003 to educate low-income girls facing social and material barriers to education. She has championed a revolutionary critical pedagogical approach to education that enables girls to reflect critically on their lives, develop voice, and...   More >

Scopus Tools for Assessing Research Impact

Workshop | September 28 | 3-4 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110MD

 Randy Spencer, Elsevier, Inc.

 Library

This workshop will cover tools and techniques available in the citation database Scopus for maximizing and assessing your research impact. Topics to be covered include: citation analysis for authors, comparing journals with CiteScore, linking your Scopus Author ID to your ORCID ID, and using PlumX metrics in Scopus.

We encourage you to register for the workshop, but drop-ins will also be...   More >

  Registration opens August 17. Register online or by calling Brian Quigley at 510-642-5729, or by emailing Brian Quigley at bquigley@berkeley.edu

Nature and nurture in neurocognitive development: insights from studies of plasticity in blindness

Colloquium | September 28 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Marina Bedny, Johns Hopkins University

 Department of Psychology

The human cortex consists of distinct networks that support cognitive functions such as language processing, face perception, and motor control. How do intrinsic physiology and experience determine this specialization? Studies of sensory loss provide unique insights into this question. In individuals who are blind from birth so called “visual” cortices acquire responses to sound and touch....   More >

Nature and nurture in neurocognitive development: insights from studies of plasticity in blindness

Seminar | September 28 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Marina Bedny, John Hopkins, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Cognitive Neuroscience/Neurobiology Colloquium

Colloquium | September 28 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Marina Bedny, Johns Hopkins University

 Department of Psychology

Nature and nurture in neurocognitive development: Insights from studies of plasticity in blindness.

Book Talk Series: Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness

Social Event | September 28 | 4-5:15 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Research Library

 Stephen Hinshaw, Professor, Department of Psychology

 Social Research Library

Stephen Hinshaw grew up in Columbus, Ohio and attended Harvard and UCLA. A professor of Psychology (UC Berkeley) and Psychiatry (UC San Francisco), he is an international presence in clinical psychology/mental health, with over 320 articles/chapters and 12 books. He received a Distinguished Teaching Award in 2001; his Teaching Company (‘Great Lecture’) series, “Origins of the Human Mind,”...   More >

Women's Soccer vs. Arizona State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | September 28 | 4 p.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Soccer hosts Arizona State in conference action at Edwards Stadium.

Parallel System Narratives: Polish and Hungarian Regime Formations Compared

Lecture | September 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Bálint Magyar, Sociologist and former Hungarian Minister of Education

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Right-Wing Studies

The Polish election results of 2015 seem to have brought Hungarian and Polish development into synchronicity again, a congruence that is apparent throughout history. A first glance may give the impression that we are dealing with regimes of identical nature, especially taking into account the similarities of the authoritarian politics practiced by Jarosław Kaczyński (PiS) and Viktor...   More >

iMix: International Student Carnival

Special Event | September 28 | 4-7 p.m. |  Faculty Glade

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come one, come all to the International Student Carnival! Enjoy a sunny afternoon in Faculty Glade with friends, carnival games, food, prizes, water balloons, a photo booth, face painting, and so much more! Meet and mingle with new and continuing students from all across the globe. This event is sponsored by Berkeley International Office and the International Student Association at...   More >

Book Talk Series: Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness

Reading - Nonfiction | September 28 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall | Canceled

 Library, Social Research Library

Stephen Hinshaw, Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley, will discuss his new book, Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness. This is a beautifully written memoir that describes the impact on the family of his father's recurring mental illness -- and the crucial need to combat the powerful stigma that surrounds it.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Tensors and their Eigenvectors

Colloquium | September 28 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Bernd Sturmfels, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Eigenvectors of square matrices are central to linear algebra. Eigenvectors of tensors are a natural generalization, and they have numerous applications. We present an introduction to the spectral theory of tensors, highlighting algebraic aspects, connections to dynamics and optimization, and recent results.

Kings of Desire: Enjoying Tyranny in the Elizabethan Theater

Lecture | September 28 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Room 300

 Peter Womack, University of East Anglia

 Department of English

Peter Womack is Senior lecturer in English at the University of East Anglia. He is the author of English Renaissance Drama ( 2006), Improvement and Romance: Constructing the Myth of the Highlands (1989) and Ben Jonson (Blackwell Publishing, 1986), and the co/author of English Drama: A Cultural History (Blackwell Publishing, 1996). His most recent book was the New Critical Idiom volume on Dialogue.

Enjoying Tyranny in the Elizabethan Theater

Liberalism, War, And The Invention Of National Security

Lecture | September 28 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Dr. Andrew Preston, University of Cambridge

 Institute of International Studies, Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Andrew Preston teaches American history at Cambridge University, where he is a fellow of Clare College and the editor of The Historical Journal. In addition to writing over thirty scholarly articles, he has written for the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, TLS, the Boston Globe, ForeignAffairs.com, Politico, and History Today, and has appeared on national television and radio in the United States and...   More >

Porcelain in the Age of Mass Production

Lecture | September 28 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Suzanne Marchand, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, GHI West, the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

What happened to the great Central European luxury commodity of the eighteenth century, porcelain, when formerly mercantile firms had to compete in a (relatively) open market with mass producers of ceramics? How did the porcelain firms’ painters and modelers deal with the reality that consumers now wanted inexpensive imitations of Baroque tea sets rather than modern artistic masterpieces? To what...   More >

Christophe Wall-romana: Cosmoscopy, Antiracism and Photo-Cinema Archaeology

Lecture | September 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 4229 French Department Library

 CHRISTOPHE WALL-ROMANA, Associate Professor French, University of Minnesota

 Matthew Evans

 Department of French

Samira Sheikh | Aurangzeb: A Gujarati Badshah?

Lecture | September 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Samira Sheikh, Associate Professor of Asian Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Islamic Studies Program; Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History, Vanderbilt University

 Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of History, Berkeley Pakistan Initiative

Talk by Dr. Samira Sheikh, historian of South Asia at Vanderbilt University

Poetry Reading: Ahmed Al-Mulla: Saudi poet and human rights activist

Reading - Literary | September 28 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of English

Saudi Arabian poet and human rights activist Ahmed Al-Mulla will be reading his poems and in conversation with Robert Hass.

Media Manipulation, Fake News, and Trolls: A Critical Media Workshop and Skill-Share

Workshop | September 28 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Cody Hennesy, E-Learning Librarian, Doe Library; Sine Hwang-Jensen, Asian American Studies & Comparative Ethnic Studies Librarian, Ethnic Studies Library; Corliss Lee, American Cultures Librarian, Doe Library

 Library

Starting from a research justice framework, we will consider how different forms of knowledge production—cultural, spiritual, experiential, mainstream, and institutional—relate to political power. From there we look to recent trends in media manipulation, including political disinformation campaigns, fake news, and how trolling subcultures propagate their ideas online by gaming social media...   More >

 Cal ID required to enter Moffitt Library

$0

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GraphXD Seminar: Graph Clustering Algorithms

Seminar | September 28 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Tselil Schramm, Simons Institute, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

One of the greatest advantages of representing data with graphs is access to generic algorithms for analytic tasks, such as clustering. In this talk I will describe some popular graph clustering algorithms, and explain why they are well-motivated from a theoretical perspective.

Richard Rothstein Lecture on The Color of Law

Lecture | September 28 | 5:45-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 Richard Rothstein

 Terner Center for Housing Innovation, Department of City and Regional Planning

Join the Terner Center and the Department of City and Regional Planning for a lecture by Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America, followed by a discussion with Terner Center Faculty Director Carol Galante, a question and answer session, and reception.

Richard Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute,...   More >

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Preserving Your Humanity: Discussion on Surviving the Academic White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy (aka Berkeley)

Workshop | September 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (MCC)

 Brittney Enin, Public Health major/African American Studies minor, member, Student Health Advisory Committee, Self-Care Consultant & Health Equity Advocate, Self-Care Consulting

 Under-Represented Researchers of Color (UROC): student group sponsored by Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships (OURS)

Want to be able to take care of yourself, but feel like there is no other way to engage with that being a Berkeley student? Need more tools to deal with the broken-ness of the world? Come through to the MCC for a presentation, group reflection, & discussion on what it takes to take care of yourself within a NUCLEAR HOT campus climate that is disinvested from our well-being as melanated,...   More >

Ellen Pao | The Berkeley Forum and Asian Americans at Haas

Lecture | September 28 | 6 p.m. |  Haas School: Andersen Auditorium

 Ellen Pao, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the Kapor Center for Social Impact, Ellen Pao Diversity and Inclusion in Tech and Beyond

 The Berkeley Forum, Asian Americans at Haas

How can Silicon Valley culture become more diverse and inclusive? Data and stories show women, people of color and women of color are not included. Major tech companies are facing sexual harassment lawsuits, low retention rates for employees of color, charges of biased hiring and management practices, complaints about discriminatory products, and a dearth of women, people of color and especially...   More >

Connecting Invisible Makers and their Wares: Site-Specific Digital Storytelling as a Response to Globalization

Lecture | September 28 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

In this talk, Sarah Wright will share stories and media from a research trip to India and Sri Lanka to observe garment factories and meet marginalized workers with collaborator Jennifer Stock. She will discuss their work-in-progress, Invisible Seams, an augmented reality sound walk about the globalization of the fashion industry.

Xilinx Info-Session

Information Session | September 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join us this today in the Woz to learn more about internship and full time opportunities at Xilinx, the leading provider of the FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs and 3D ICs that drive many of today's advances in Machine Learning, Data Analytics, and Video Processing.

Xilinx enables applications that are both software defined, yet hardware optimized – powering industry advancements in Cloud Computing,...   More >

Association of Environmental Professionals' First General Meeting

Meeting | September 28 | 7-8 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall

 Christina Hirt, Wetlands Research Associates, Inc.

 Association of Environmental Professionals

The Association of Environmental Professionals Berkeley Chapter is trying to restart this year with a robust founding class and welcomes any and all students considering an environmental career or interested in exploring the field's possibilities. There are immediate leadership opportunities available to new members. We will be discussing who we are, our goals for the semester, asking YOU what...   More >

Association of Environmental Professionals' First General Meeting

Meeting | September 28 | 7-8 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall

 Christina Hirt, Wetlands Research Associates, Inc.

 Association of Environmental Professionals

The Association of Environmental Professionals Berkeley Chapter is trying to restart this year with a robust founding class and welcomes any and all students considering an environmental career or interested in exploring the field's possibilities. There are immediate leadership opportunities available to new members. We will be discussing who we are, our goals for the semester, asking YOU what...   More >

In This Our Life

Film - Feature | September 28 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In In This Our Life, Bette Davis delivers what James Baldwin refers to as a “ruthlessly accurate” portrayal of a spoiled, amoral Southern girl. Thoroughly convinced of the protection that her wealth, color, and sex afford her, she callously blames her black chauffeur for a fatal hit-and-run accident for which she herself was responsible, going so far as to try to solicit the young man to plead...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 12 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Why do we sometimes know a lot about who made things, and why do we sometimes not? Why does it sometimes matter to us, and why might it sometimes not? These are the questions that will be raised in the exhibit that will inaugurate the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology’s renovated Kroeber Hall Gallery. The Museum will display objects from the collection that urge visitors to think...   More >

 Free UC Berkeley Students, Faculty, Staff, Hearst Museum Members, and Youth under 18, $6 General Admisison, $3 Non-UC Berkeley Students and seniors over 65

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 >

Charles Howard: A Margin of Chaos

Exhibit - Painting | June 21 – October 1, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The work of Bay Area artist Charles Houghton Howard (1899–1978) spans five decades, beginning in the mid-1920s and continuing into the 1960s. During his active and distinguished career, Howard became known for enigmatic, meticulous paintings, often intimate in scale, that bridged figurative, Surrealist, and abstract currents in modern art across the United States and Europe. Fluid lines,...   More >

Buddhist Realms

Exhibit - Artifacts | May 24 – October 8, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This exhibition explores the many celestial realms represented in Tibetan Buddhist painting and sculpture through exquisite examples from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The exhibition will be presided over by a monumental gilt bronze sculpture of the historical Buddha, a fully realized and enlightened being who occupies the highest level of existence. The Buddha’s life story will be...   More >

In-Between Places: Korean American Artists in the Bay Area

Exhibit - Painting | September 13 – December 10, 2017 every day |  Mills College Art Museum

 5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94613

 Mills College Art Museum

In-Between Places (사이에 머물다) is the story of Korean American artists and their dreams, featuring new work by: Jung Ran Bae; Sohyung Choi; Kay Kang; Miran Lee; Young June Lew; Nicholas Oh; Younhee Paik; and Minji Sohn.

Street by Minji Sohn, 2016

Jennie Smith: New Drawings

Exhibit - Painting | September 18 – December 15, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

San Francisco artist Jennie Smith infuses her detailed drawings of the natural world with an imaginative sensibility.

Viewing hours are generally Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events and meetings; please call (510) 643-9670 or email in advance to confirm room availability.

The Russian Revolution Centenary: 1917-2017: Politics, Propaganda and People's Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11, 2017 – January 8, 2018 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

This exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Revolution that took place in October of 1917. The exhibition will take place in the Moffitt Library, and it will highlight several print-items from the revolutionary times.

 Access to the Moffitt Undergraduate Library is restricted and you'll need the UC Berkeley/ Cal Card for entry.

The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

Exhibit - Artifacts | July 21 – December 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking a 50th anniversary, Bancroft’s rare and unique collections documenting the 1967 “Summer of Love” are on exhibit in the corridor cases. Presented are images from the Bay Area alternative press, psychedelic rock posters and mailers, documentary photographs of the Haight-Ashbury scene and major rock concerts, and material from the personal papers of author Joan Didion and poet Michael...   More >

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 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

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 >

Sketching "Fiddler": Set Designs by Mentor Huebner

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 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 Power of Attention: Magic and Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 29 – December 15, 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 >

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk: The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 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

Auditorium installation of high-resolution images of select collection items.

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...   More >

Let the Tool Do the Work: The 2017 UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice Faculty Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 28 – October 12, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday | 12-5 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Worth Ryder Art Gallery / K116

 Art Practice, Department of

The Annual UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice Exhibition is a recent works show featuring our faculty and staff.

This year the exhibition explores how artwork functions as a tool. In addition to their work, the artists will present the tools they use in their creative process in a “workshop” for our visitors.

Think outside the toolbox!