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Friday, October 20, 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.

Remembering WWI: Exploring NARA's Digital Archive with Historypin

Workshop | October 20 | 2407 Dwinelle Hall

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

For the 100-year anniversary of the United States entering WWI in April, 2017, the US National Archives launched Remembering WWI, an iPad and Android application that invites audiences to explore, collaborate, and engage with the Archives’ extensive collection of World War I moving and still images. Using the archival content within the app, you can create your own collections and build and share...   More >

TGIF mini-grant cycle applications due

Deadline | October 20 |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Need funding for a campus sustainability project? The Green Initiative Fund's Fall mini-grant cycle applications (up to $2,000) are due on October 20th, 2017 by 5PM! Access the application here: http://tgif.berkeley.edu/index.php/apply/fall-grants

CAA Homecoming Cal Cafe 2017 - Friday

Social Event | October 20 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Stop by to celebrate Homecoming with complimentary refreshments and light snacks. Cal Alumni Association (CAA) members will receive a free, Cal-themed souvenir. Visit alumni.berkeley.edu for more information about CAA.

Comparative Industrial Policy in the Cybersecurity Industry: Policies, Drivers, and International Implications

Conference/Symposium | October 20 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), BASC, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

Cyber attacks of varying severity, ranging from email hacking to Distributed Denial of Service attacks (DDoS) to advanced persistent threats (APT) to industries are commonplace. Yet at the same time, with the economy being increasingly data-based, these attacks pose a significant security and economic problem. The issue of how to cope with such intrusions raises critical questions about the role...   More >

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | October 20 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join UCBG Director Eric Siegel for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | October 20 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 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.

Vive la Revolution or Vive la Counterrevolution?

Lecture | October 20 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Peter Bartu, Ph.D.

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The Gulf states seemed impermeable to the 2011 Arab uprisings, but saw regional developments as both threat and opportunity. Bartu will discuss Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, and Qatar in particular and their roles in an ongoing struggle for the heart and soul of a region.

Peter Bartu teaches political transitions in the Middle East, North Africa, the Gulf states, international organizations, and...   More >

America and Germany - Old Friends or New Rivals?

Lecture | October 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Jan Philip Burgard, Deputy Bureau Chief of the German TV Network ARD

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, American Council on Germany, San Francisco Eric M. Warburg Chapter

For decades, the USA and Germany have been the bulwark of the West. But like no other President before him, Donald Trump has raised questions about the nature of this key partnership. Shortly after the Bundestagswahl (federal elections) in Germany, TV correspondent, Dr. Jan Philipp Burgard, will provide an inside view of how the new political environment might change the translatlantic...   More >

Labor Lunch Seminar: CANCELED

Seminar | October 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: The Matroid-Minor Hopf Algebra

Seminar | October 20 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Mario Sanchez, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will introduce the theory of Hopf algebras as an abstraction of the notion of composition and decomposition. I will focus mainly on a Hopf algebra that arises from matroids and use this view point to understand the more general and abstract constructions. As an application of this theory, we will study a few polynomial invariants of matroids and the strange phenomenon that is...   More >

Homecoming Tour

Tour/Open House | October 20 | 1-2 p.m. | 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Visit one of the largest university-based collections of tetrapod vertebrates in the world, including about 700,000 superb bird, mammal, reptile, and amphibian specimens from around the globe. You’ll see rare and extinct animal specimens, and learn about research projects aimed at answering fundamental questions about evolution and conservation.

Becoming More Productive: Workflow Strategies for Grad Students

Workshop | October 20 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Graduate students in the Life and Health Sciences disciplines; Becky Miller, Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences Librarian; Jeffery Loo, Optometry & Health Sciences Librarian

 Library

In this workshop, graduate students from the Life and Health Sciences will present a range of strategies for gathering, storing, organizing, and synthesizing all your information and data for your research and teaching. Come learn to be more productive!

The Homecoming of Letters and Science: Celebrating a Milestone for Berkeley's Liberal Arts Community

Special Event | October 20 | 1-2 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Dwinelle Plaza

 Carol Christ, Chancellor, UC Berkeley

 College of Letters & Science

The College of Letters & Science is the oldest academic unit on the Berkeley campus, and confers more than 70% of undergraduate degrees every year. What better time than “homecoming” to celebrate the creation of an official home for the College?!

Join Chancellor Carol T. Christ and our community of L&S Deans, faculty, students and alumni as we unveil the new front door to the College of...   More >

  RSVP online or or by emailing LSevents@berkeley.edu by October 13.

Docent-led tour

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

Jet Noise and The Production of Environmentalism(s) in the 1970's Bay Area: Disruptive: Noise as Material

Lecture | October 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Eric Porter, Professor in the History of Consciousness Department at UC Santa Cruz

 UCHRI, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts Research Center

The UCHRI working group Counter-Production: Noise as Critical Research will be hosting several events across the UC’s this year that critically engage the field of Sound Studies through interdisciplinary research. Taking up the negative powers of noise, we argue that its disruptive, illegible and unintelligible attributes produce a critical lens for understanding sound’s interaction with the...   More >

Blown across the Sea: Glass along the Maritime Silk Road

Lecture | October 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 141 McCone Hall | Note change in location

 Sanjyot Mehendale, Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

This lecture will highlight the results of underwater surveys of a 2000-year-old shipwreck uncovered off the coast of the small fishing village of Godavaya, Sri Lanka. The ship's cargo of glass ingots, among other objects, will be the starting point of a discussion on the movement of glass raw materials and finished objects along the intertwined maritime and overland trading networks commonly...   More >

Nanoscience for Energy and Water: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location

 Prof. Yi Cui, Stanford University, MSE / Photon / Chemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

For more than a decade, my group has been working on a wide range of research topics related to nanomaterials design for energy, environment, and biology.

We began with the critical problems that need to be addressed in these areas and design/invent nanomaterials with the right physical and chemical properties to solve those problems.

In this talk, I will focus on examples of how...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: An overview of Homogenization Techniques for Hamilton-Jacobi PDE

Seminar | October 20 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakahnlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Composition Colloquium: Dennis Aman

Colloquium | October 20 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)

Free and open to the public

Anthony Cheung (b. 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. His output ranges from solo to orchestral works, occasionally with electronics. His music has been commissioned by leading groups such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio...   More >

The Amnesiac Society

Seminar | October 20 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 David S. H. Rosenthal

 Information, School of

David S. H. Rosenthal is the co-founder of the LOCKSS program at Stanford University.

Free Speech: Status and Solutions: Class of 1967 Homecoming Panel

Panel Discussion | October 20 | 3:30-5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 University Development and Alumni Relations

The Class of 1967 Symposium will examine the past and future of the Free Speech Movement on campus. Explore what has happened in the 50 years since the birth of the movement from alumni who were on campus at the time and from faculty experts. Homecoming Registration is required to attend this event.

$40 Homecoming Class Pass - available at Homecoming HQ (Campanile) on Friday from 9 a.m. on. Limited availability.

 Tickets are only available in person at Homecoming HQ. Tickets go on sale October 20. Buy tickets online

MENA Salon: The Middle East in 1982 (Class of 1982 Homecoming Event)

Workshop | October 20 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday in 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. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Student Hosted Colloquium in Inorganic Chemistry: Radical frontiers in catalysis

Seminar | October 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Ted Betley, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Harvard University

 College of Chemistry

Within metal-catalyzed reactions, the development of electronic structure to function relationships is critical for understanding the factors that promote desirable reactivity. Electronic structure considerations dictate the stability and/or reactivity of both mononuclear and polynuclear complexes. At an extreme, maximally high-spin complexes represent attractive target complexes, allowing for...   More >

Horse Feathers

Film - Feature | October 20 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA celebrates Homecoming Weekend with this perennial favorite in which college president Groucho and the other Marx Brothers wreak havoc on higher education.

FlexPass: Incentives for reducing employee parking

Lecture | October 20 | 4 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall

 Dounan Tang, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Most employers offer free or underpriced parking to employees even as they feel the pressure to reduce the number of employees driving alone to work. The FlexPass study is a parking incentive program that avoids employee discontent. We conducted a two-phase study during the year of 2015 and 2016, the FlexPass and FlexPass-Plus study.

Logic Colloquium: Some Philosophical Uses of Randomized Computation

Colloquium | October 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Thomas Icard, Stanford University

 Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science

The aim of this talk will be to convey some of the ways that familiar ideas and tools from randomized and probabilistic computation might bear on issues of philosophical interest, focusing especially on questions about cognition, representation, and reasoning. A first question is when it would ever make sense for an agent to employ randomization in the course of decision making. Drawing on ideas...   More >

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Riccati equation methods for weak KAM theory

Seminar | October 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 L C Evans, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Logic Colloquium: Some Philosophical Uses of Randomized Computation

Colloquium | October 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Thomas Icard, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

The aim of this talk will be to convey some of the ways that familiar ideas and tools from randomized and probabilistic computation might bear on issues of philosophical interest, focusing especially on questions about cognition, representation, and reasoning. A first question is when it would ever make sense for an agent to employ randomization in the course of decision making. Drawing on ideas...   More >

Why Timber is the Construction Material of the 21st Century

Lecture | October 20 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. |  Krutch Theatre (Clark Kerr Campus)

 Ryan E. Smith, Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Utah

 College of Natural Resources

2017 S. J. Hall Lecture in Industrial Forestry

We are experiencing a wood construction revival. Steel and concrete were the material innovations of the industrial revolution. Wood, used to build houses for centuries, is the commercial construction innovation of the 21st century. Long valued for its affordability, timber is being embraced by building developers due to recent advances in...   More >

QB3 Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | October 20 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Speaker 1: Alison Walker (Miller lab)

Voltage imaging: New insights on neuronal network function

Abstract
Neurons communicate over long distances via electrical pulses called action potentials. It is often the precise timing of action potentials that encode the various and far-reaching functions of our nervous systems. Our goal is to understand how multiple neuronal cell types, with...   More >

The Godfather

Film - Feature | October 20 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, and—with an impact that far outweighs his screen time—Marlon Brando anchor Coppola’s oft-imitated, never-improved mob epic, one of the defining films of seventies Hollywood.

Volleyball vs. Washington State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Volleyball | October 20 | 7 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Volleyball hosts Washington State in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

Solange: with guests: Flying Lotus (in 3D), Earl Sweatshirt, Chassol

Performing Arts - Music | October 20 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

A Seat at the Table, an album written and performed by Solange Knowles, and co-executive produced alongside Raphael Saadiq, has been released globally on September 30th, 2016 via Saint Records / Columbia.

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

Volleyball vs. Washington State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Volleyball | October 20 | 7 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Volleyball hosts Washington State in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

Theater: TDPS Presents "Metamorphoses"

Performing Arts - Theater | October 13 – 20, 2017 every Friday | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Tales from Ovid come to magical life—in all their playful, passionate, savage, elemental glory—in Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses. In this visually fantastic world where the human and the divine collide, such familiar figures as Poseidon, King Midas and Eurydice share universal stories of love, hope, loss, betrayal and transformation.

$13 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $13 online in advance, $15 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $15 at the door, ID required., $18 General Admission: $18 online in advance, $20 General Admission: $20 at the door

  Buy tickets online

TDPS presents "Metamorphoses"

The Music of Jay Cloidt

Performing Arts - Music | October 20 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

A diverse set of music by Bay Area composer Jay Cloidt is performed. Included are works for the Sather Tower carillon, the Eco Ensemble String Quartet, solo piano, a “duet for pianist and piano” with interactive electronics, and music from the music theater work Darc: Woman on fire for singer and cellist.

Jay Cloidt (born October 5, 1949) is an American composer, performer, sound designer,...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online

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

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.

Ecocity Berkeley: Thirty Years On: An Exhibit in the Environmental Design Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 15 – December 16, 2017 every day with exceptions | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Library

The 1987 book Ecocity Berkeley: Building Cities for a Healthy Future, inserting “ecocity” into the urban planning lexicon. Using Berkeley as a test bed, Richard Register promoted a new vision for urban development that now has worldwide resonance.

On the Hour/ JJ PEET

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6 – 29, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

PEET brings his distinctive observational style to a pair of videos commissioned for BAMPFA's monumental outdoor screen and Theater Two.

Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument

Exhibit - Photography | October 6 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This investigation of the editorial process behind Parks's photo-essay "Harlem Gang Leader" reveals unspoken conflicts between photographer, editor, subject, and truth.

Miyoko Ito/ MATRIX 267

Exhibit - Painting | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discover the singular vision of a Berkeley-born artist whose paintings explore both exterior and interior landscapes.

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.

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 >

¡Viva La Fiesta! Mexican Traditions of Celebration

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – February 1, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, The Bancroft Library Gallery

 Bancroft Library

¡Viva la Fiesta! explores the cycle of traditional religious and
patriotic celebrations that have for centuries marked the
Mexican calendar. The exhibition draws on unique historical
representations of the fiestas and examines their relationship
to communal identities, national politics, religious practices,
and indigenous customs. These original materials, which are
preserved in the...   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 >

To the Letter: Regarding the Written Word

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This exhibition crosses cultures and centuries to bring together works that activate the expressive and aesthetic potential of letters and words.

Matin Wong: Human Instamatic

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6 – December 10, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This retrospective surveys the career of "one of our great urban visionaries" (New York Times), from Northern California to New York and back.