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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Making the Movie Coco: Culture and Representation with Marcela Davison Aviles

Lecture | October 4 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Marcela Davison Aviles

 Arts + Design

Marcela Davison Aviles served as the lead consultant for Pixar’s animated feature, Coco (2017). In this talk, Aviles will discuss how her work as a cultural translator of Mexican heritage and culture impacted all aspects of production, including script development, casting, art direction, music as well as public relations, consumer products, and marketing. She also advised on the film’s music...   More >

Open Seminar: Quantifying without Computers with Laura McGrath

Seminar | October 4 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room

 Laura McGrath, Stanford University, Literary Lab

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Department of Comparative Literature, Information, School of, Library, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Laura McGrath, Associate Director of the Stanford Literary Lab, will lead a discussion on computational analysis and literary style. See website for links to readings.

Applied Math Seminar: Computational methods for the dynamics of the nonlinear Schroedinger/Gross-Pitaevskii equations

Seminar | October 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Weizhu Bao, National University of Singapore

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I begin wtih the nonlinear Schroedinger/Gross-Pitaevskii equations (NLSE/GPE) for modeling Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC), nonlinear optics, quantum physics and chemistry, etc., and review some dynamical properties of NLSE/GPE including conserved quantities, dispersion relation, center-of-mass dynamics, soliton solutions and semiclassical limits. Different numerical methods will...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | October 4 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Song Ma, Yale School of Management

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Technology and Innovation in Agriculture (SV Forum)

Conference/Symposium | October 4 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  UCSC Silicon Valley Campus

 3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

As California provides more than half the produce for the entire nation and leads the world in technology and life sciences, the state is also the ideal testbed for bold ideas and ambitions around AgTech. UC researchers and partners are applying innovative technology solutions to increase production to feed growing populations and to conserve scarce water resources.

At our first fall Silicon...   More >

Silicon Valley Forum: Technology and Innovation in Agriculture

Panel Discussion | October 4 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  UCSC Silicon Valley Campus

 3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054

 Stefano Carpin, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science, UC Merced; Shrinivasa K. Upadhyaya, Professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis; Gabriel Youtsey, Chief Innovation Officer, Agricultural and Natural Resources (ANR)-UCOP; Miku Jha, CEO and Founder, AgShift

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

As California provides more than half the produce for the entire nation and leads the world in technology and life sciences, the state is also the ideal testbed for bold ideas and ambitions around AgTech. UC researchers and partners are applying innovative technology solutions to increase production to feed growing populations and to conserve scarce water resources.

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Making the Movie Coco: Culture and Representation with Marcela Davison Aviles

Lecture | October 4 | 12-1:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Marcela Davison Aviles served as the lead consultant for Pixar’s animated feature Coco (2017), and advised on the film’s music video with Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade. In this talk, Aviles will discuss how her work as a cultural translator of Mexican heritage and culture impacted all aspects of the production, including script development, casting, art direction, and music as well as public...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "The Oriental City? Political Hierarchy and Regional Development in China, AD1000-2000"

Seminar | October 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Ruixue Jia, UC San Diego

 Department of Economics

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 >

SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Does Suing Schools Make Kids Healthier? The Impact of Litigation on Physical Education and Student Fitness in California

Seminar | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Hannah Thompson, Research Scientist, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Dr. Hannah Thompson, PhD, MPH is a research scientist in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. Her research focuses on school- and community-based methods, as well as policies, to increase physical activity, with the goals of improving youth health and decreasing health disparities.  School PE is an important tool for creating healthier, more equitable communities. However, PE is often...   More >

Lunch Poems: Fady Joudah

Reading - Literary | October 4 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Fady Joudah.

IB Seminar: Anhydrobiosis – Strategies and Applications

Seminar | October 4 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Michael Menze, University of Louisville

 Department of Integrative Biology

Freedom and Ethics in the Era of Big Data

Lecture | October 4 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 170 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Peter Dabrock, Chair, German Ethics Council

 Institute of European Studies, Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), School of Information

In this talk, Peter Dabrock (Chair, German Ethics Council) explores the potential of big data to constrain the real-world exercise of freedom and self-determination in ways that raise the question whether humans can still act and decide freely and responsibly. Dabrock calls for a responsible shaping of the digital transformation based on concerted action which unites all forces of society,...   More >

Beyond the Historical Narrative: Extending the Curatorial to the Digital Space

Seminar | October 4 | 1-3 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Dominic Oldman, The British Museum; Diana Tanase, The British Museum

 Department of History, History Graduate Association (HGA)

The History Graduate Association invites you to join us on Thursday, October 4th for a seminar and discussion with Dominic Oldman and Diana Tanase, both senior curators of the British History Museum. They will be discussing an "in-use" knowledge system that anticipates many of the obstacles that can come up against when conducting quantitative analysis, allowing researchers in the humanities to...   More >

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 >

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: NO SEMINAR

Seminar | October 4 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

Archives of Justice and Abolition

Lecture | October 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

Lesbian Spaces: An Archive of Abolition
Kerby Lynch, Geography

Memory, Belonging, and Archive Justice: Towards a Liberatory Archival Practice
Sine Hwang Jensen, Ethnic Studies Library

Endnote: Basics to Advanced

Workshop | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 2101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Susan Koskinen, Library

 Library

Hands-on introduction to EndNote, a document management program. You can use it to track your citations, download articles, insert footnotes, create bibliographies.
Bring your laptop or use the PCs in the training room. Drop-in, no sign-ups.

Late Antiquity, Then and Now

Lecture | October 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Arnaldo Marcone, Professor of Roman History, Universitá Roma Tre

 Department of History, The Center for the Tebtunis Papyri

No one doubts the convenience and indeed necessity of historical periodizations. Nor the validity and usefulness of well-established categories: (Late) Antiquity, the early Middle Ages, Byzantium/East Rome, Sasanid Iran, early Islam.

We can be sure that, when Alois Riegl invented Late Antiquity in his "Spätrömische Kunstindustrie" (1901), his famous study of late Roman art, he could never have...   More >

The Influence of the Republican Period on the Painting of Ming China

Colloquium | October 4 | 4-6 p.m. | Heyns Faculty Club

 Craig Clunas, FBA, Professor of the History of Art, University of Oxford

 Patricia Berger, Professor Emerita, Chinese Art, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The creation of a modern Chinese art in the first half of the twentieth century necessarily required the creation of its opposite - ‘traditional Chinese art’, that which by definition was not modern. The materials out of which traditional Chinese art, and in particular ‘traditional Chinese painting’ were constructed were many and various, including the actual art of the past, and the copious...   More >

© Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America

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

 Kathleen Belew, Assistant Professor, Kathleen Belew, Assistant Professor of History and the College, University of Chicago

 Center for Right-Wing Studies, Department of Sociology, Department of History

The white power movement in America wants a revolution. It has declared all-out war against the federal government and its agents, and has carried out—with military precision—an escalating campaign of terror against the American public. Its soldiers are not lone wolves but are highly organized cadres motivated by a coherent and deeply troubling worldview of white supremacy, anticommunism, and...   More >

Medieval and Early Modern Colloquium: Sarah Sands Rice, "The Body of Evidence: Conception and Consent in Shakespeare's Lucrece"

Meeting | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Sarah Sands Rice, Berkeley English

 Department of English

Materials will be pre-circulated on the Colloquium's bCourses site. If you're not yet a member of the site but would like to be added, please reach out to a member of the organizing committee. Alternatively, materials for individual events can be requested from the relevant committee member (indicated above). Food and drinks will be provided.

Please contact Miles Drawdy for pre-circulated...   More >

Into the Natural Microbial World: the Beginnings of Metagenomics

Seminar | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center | Note change in date, time, and location

 Norman Pace, University of Colorado, Boulder

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Roger Y. Stanier Memorial Lecture

Evolution and Creationism as Science and Myth: Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by Eugenie Scott

Lecture | October 4 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Dr. Eugenie C. Scott, Founding Executive Director, National Center for Science Education, Inc.

 Graduate Division

Eugenie Scott will present the Hitchcock lectures on October 3 and 4, 2018. The second lecture is titled "Evolution and Creationism as Science and Myth" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Strange Vernaculars: A Colloquium: How 18th-Century Slang, Cant, Provincial Languages, and Nautical Jargon became English

Colloquium | October 4 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Janet Sorensen, Professor, Berkeley English; Celeste Langan, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Deidre Shauna Lynch, Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature, Harvard English; Maureen McLane, Professor, NYU English; Daniel Tiffany, Professor, USC College of Letters and Sciences

 Department of English

While eighteenth-century efforts to standardize the English language have long been studied—from Samuel Johnson's Dictionary to grammar and elocution books of the period—less well-known are the era's popular collections of odd slang, criminal argots, provincial dialects, and nautical jargon. Strange Vernaculars delves into how these published works presented the supposed lexicons of the "common...   More >

How 18th-Century Slang, Cant, Provincial Languages, and Nautical Jargon became English

a16z Tech Talks

Information Session | October 4 | 5:15-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join a16z for a series of Tech Talks by Branch, Ciitizen, Cresta.ai, Descript, and repl.it.

Andreessen Horowitz wants to connect the best developers and designers to our startup portfolio. If you have a passion for technology, join the a16z talent network!

Dinner will be provided.

Double Amnesia: Rethinking the History of Zionism and Human Rights

Lecture | October 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 105 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 James Loeffler, University of Virginia

 Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Kadish Center for Morality, Law, and Public Affairs

The year 2018 marks the seventieth anniversary of two momentous events in twentieth-century history: the birth of the State of Israel and the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Both remain tied together in the ongoing debates about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, global antisemitism, and American foreign policy. Yet the surprising connections between Zionism and the origins...   More >

  RSVP online by October 3.

Human Rights and Racial Justice in the US: A conversation with Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow”

Presentation | October 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium - 175 Boalt Hall | Note change in location

 Michelle Alexander

 Law, Boalt School of

Historically the movement for racial justice in the United States has advocated for “civil rights” and largely ignored international “human rights.” Despite the victories secured through the domestic legal agenda of the civil rights movement, its vision for racial equity remains elusive. Alexander will discuss why a deep commitment to human rights and human dignity — not just civil rights — must...   More >

  RSVP online by October 3.

Corporate Style: The Effect of Comp Titles on Contemporary Literature with Laura McGrath

Lecture | October 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room

 Laura McGrath, Stanford University, Literary Lab

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Department of Comparative Literature, Information, School of, Library, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Laura McGrath will use large-scale computational methods to analyze comp title data obtained from publishers' quarterly catalogues between 2013-2019.

UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color) Study Jam: Come Study with UROC and get your research questions answered!

Workshop | October 4 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Come to our collective workspace and get work done for midterms or work on applications. We'll be there to answer any research related questions, including looking over drafts for students who are applying to research programs.

How Do I Pick? Assessing Your Strengths and Interests to Choose a Major: L&S Workshop Series Ursa Major

Workshop | October 4 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Graduate Mentors, College of L&S

 College of Letters & Science, L&S Graduate Mentors

A workshop focused on using career assessments as a way to choose the right major for you

Interdisciplinary Marxist Working Group

Meeting | September 20 – December 13, 2018 every other Thursday | 6-8 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Please join us for this semester's first meeting of the IMWG on Thursday, Sept 6 from 6-8pm in the Wheeler English lounge. We will be continuing with where we left off last semester in Capital, with plans to finish volume 1 by early October.

No prior knowledge of Capital or Marx is required, and everyone is welcome. I'm attaching a rough schedule, as our readings after Capital vol 1 will...   More >

Rocco and His Brothers

Film - Feature | October 4 | 7-10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

At once lyrical and brutal, this family saga is fatalist film noir expressed through a purity of vision; like the saintly Rocco (Alain Delon) himself, it takes a lot of violence to daunt Visconti’s love. Rocco is a character like Dostoyevsky’s Prince Mishkin, or Robert Bresson’s Balthazar. He is the anomaly among the five sons of a poor but canny widow (Katina Paxinou) who brings her family from...   More >

The New Gold Standard in Basketball: Golden State Warriors CFO Jennifer Cabalquinto at the Forum

Lecture | October 4 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  TBA

 Jennifer Cabalquinto, Golden State Warriors

 The Berkeley Forum

Winning three national championships in four years is no easy feat, not only for a team’s athletes but also for its front office. Nonetheless, that’s precisely what the Golden State Warriors have accomplished since 2014, cementing themselves as one of the most competitively and commercially successful franchises in the history of American sports. As the Chief Financial Officer of the Warriors...   More >

 Free

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Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | October 4 | 7-9:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Department of Astronomy

This month's Astronomy Night @ UC Berkeley features a Halloween-themed talk by Berkeley postdoctoral fellow Stephen Ro on the spooky and mysterious of our universe.

As always, come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on the first Thursday of every month for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.

When: Thursday, October 4th
Talk:...   More >

Reidemeister Move

Performing Arts - Music | October 4 | 8-10 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Reidemeister Move is Christopher Williams, contrabass, and Robin Hayward, tuba, a duo dedicated to exploring and expanding the possibilities of sustained-tone music in just intonation for their instruments.

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION: PLACE, CULTURE, TIME - DESIGN IN DRASTICALLY CHANGING CHINA

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – October 21, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: AUG 29-OCT 21. Works of He Jingtang over the past three decades and their profound reflections on place, culture, time, and future urban development. Free and open to all!

Luminous Disturbances: Paintings by Kara Maria

Exhibit - Painting | September 10 – December 14, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Kara Maria's "cheerfully apocalyptic" paintings engage with a host of political issues, including war and environmental destruction. On display at the Townsend Center for the Humanities Sept 10 - Dec 14, 2018.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – May 30, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, near Heyns Reading Room, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’ cartoons, jokes, and satire from throughout the years, selected from their humor magazines and other publications.

Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 31 – December 10, 2018 every day | Moses Hall, IGS Library - 109 Moses

 Institute of Governmental Studies Library, Ethnic Studies Library

"Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries" contains items from the Ethnic Studies Library and the Institute of Governmental Studies Library addressing historical attitudes and policy around immigration, deportation, and citizens' rights, as well as monographs and ephemera relating to current events.

The Handmaid's Tale: an exhibit at Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 5 – December 31, 2018 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd Floor near Elevators

 Library

The new Moffitt Library exhibit explores the themes and antecedents of The Handmaid’s Tale, this year’s On the Same Page program selection. On exhibit are library materials and quotes that demonstrate that not only were we wrong to say “it can’t happen here” - it has already happened, all over the world: Berlin, Nazi Germany, Argentina, and yes, here in the US.

 UC Berkeley ID required for entrance to Moffitt Library.

Califas: Art of the US-Mexico Borderlands

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11 – November 16, 2018 every day |  Richmond Art Center (2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA)

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: SEPT 11-NOV 16 @ the Richmond Art Center. The exhibition, co-curated by Professors Michael Dear &amp; Ronald Rael, explores representations of the US-Mexico ‘borderlands’ in contemporary art. Free &amp; open to all!

Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 17, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library will be up in Doe Library’s Brown Gallery until March 1st, 2019. This exhibition celebrates 60 years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection, and includes prints in the collection that have not been seen in 20 years, as well as prints that are now owned by the Berkeley Art Museum. There are also cases dedicated...   More >

Bearing Light: Berkeley at 150

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 16, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 2nd Floor Corridor

 Bancroft Library

This exhibition celebrates the University of California’s sesquicentennial anniversary with photographs, correspondence, publications, and other documentation drawn from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library collections. It features an array of golden bears, including Oski, and explores the illustrious history of UC Berkeley.

Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 10 – December 9, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Note change in date

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

For this Spring 2018 exhibit, entitled Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You, the Hearst staff and 14 UC Berkeley freshmen have co-curated a global selection of objects that depict human faces in different ways. The exhibit asks: Why and how do crafting traditions of the world so often incorporate human faces, and how do people respond to those faces? Objects such as West African...   More >

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 28 – December 14, 2018 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 Karaite Canon highlights a selection from the over fifty manuscripts he brought to California, along with ritual objects belonging to Cairo’s Karaite community.

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

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 28 – December 14, 2018 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 >

Pièces de Résistance: Echoes of Judaea Capta From Ancient Coins to Modern Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 28 – December 14, 2018 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

This exhibition will be continuing in Spring 2019.

Notions of resistance, alongside fears and realities of oppression, resound throughout Jewish history. As a minority, Jews express their political aspirations, ideals of heroism, and yearnings of retaliation and redemption in their rituals, art, and everyday life.

Centering on coins in The Magnes Collection, this exhibition explores how...   More >

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

Exhibit - Photography | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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 smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.

After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of...   More >

Five Tables of Dance and Drama

Exhibit - Painting | October 4 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

329728 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The expressive body across cultures. On view this session, jazzy watercolors of Isadora Duncan by Abraham Walkowitz and gauzy photographs of her daughter Irma by Arnold Genthe; bold ukiyo-e prints of entertainers and kabuki actors, such as Lion Dancer and Young Woman and Boy by Suzuki Harunobu; an 1889 cabaret poster by Jules Chéret, Nouveau Cirque La Foire de Seville; Arthur Murphy’s Ballet...   More >