<< Tuesday, November 13, 2018 >>

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Fall 2018 Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | October 30 – December 4, 2018 every Tuesday | 190 Doe Library

 Deb Agarwal, Department Head, Data Science and Technology, Computational Research Division, LBNL; Rosemary Gillespie, Professor, Environmental Science, Policy & Management; Rachel Slaybaugh, Assistant Professor, Nuclear Engineering

 Kristina Hill, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design

 Data Sciences

The Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science, co-hosted by the The Berkeley Division of Data Sciences and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), return for the Fall 2018 series. Lectures feature Berkeley faculty doing visionary research that illustrates the character of the ongoing data revolution.

Earth Writing: ISAS Faculty Workshop led by Prof. Sharad Chari

Workshop | November 13 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Lenore Manderson, Public Health and Medical Anthropology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Sumathi Ramaswamy, James B. Duke Professor of History and International Comparative Studies, Duke University; Amita Baviskar, Sociology, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi; Kath Weston, Anthropology, University of Virginia; Geeta Patel, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Virginia

 Sharad Chari, Geography, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Geography, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Alan Dundes Distinguished Chair in Folklore

In our time of unprecedented instrumentalization and transformation of earthly and worldly processes, from the scale of the body to the planet, the Earth-Writing Symposium returns to the question of ‘geography’ as the praxis of ‘Earth-writing.’ Attention to the ‘graphia’ in ‘geography’ points us to a variety of forms of writing or inscription with, through or alongside material, earthly or...   More >

SAC Staff Coffee Hour

Reception | November 13 | 9-10 a.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Yasmin Wofford, Staff Advisory Council

 Staff Advisory Council

Coffee, tea and treats with the Staff Advisory Council (SAC)
Come discuss the annual SPH Climate survey, and any other issues, concerns or suggestions you may have.

November Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | November 13 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

Industry-UCB-UEC Workshop 2018 (IUUWS 2018)

Conference/Symposium | November 13 | 10 a.m.-5:40 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Workshop Day 1: November 13 (Tues)

10:00 -10:30 Registration

10:30 -10:35 Opening Address:
Prof. Kazuo UCHIDA, Executive Committee Chairman of IUUWS
Department of Computer and Network Engineering, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, UEC

10:35 -10:45 Welcome Speech:
Prof. Masayoshi TOMIZUKA
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Dean of...   More >

Student Hosted Colloquium: Peering into the Lipid World

Seminar | November 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Neal Devaraj, Department of Chemistry, UC San Diego

 College of Chemistry

Lipids remain one of the most enigmatic classes of biological molecules. Lipids were likely one of the first components necessary for life, yet our understanding of how lipid membranes could have arisen spontaneously is a mystery. Human cells produce thousands of unique lipid species, but the purpose for such diversity remains unknown. Dysregulation of lipid metabolism is a key factor in some of...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Putting the 'I' in IPO

Seminar | November 13 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Chi Zhang, Kamyar Kaviani, Nikita Vemuri, and Simon Walter, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

As an alternative to traditional loans, young people could issue securities that pay dividends that depend on their future financial success in life. This type of a personal IPO is especially desirable for young people, who for example may need money for a college education, because it allows them to shift the risk of repayment to investors who bet on their future success, unlike in a traditional...   More >

Could It Happen Here? Canada in the Age of Trump and Brexit

Colloquium | November 13 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Moses Hall

 Michael Adams, https://www.environicsinstitute.org/michael-adams

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

From award-winning author Michael Adams, Could It Happen Here? draws on groundbreaking new social research to show whether Canadian society is at risk of the populist forces afflicting other parts of the world.

Americans elected Donald Trump. Britons opted to leave the European Union. Far-right, populist politicians channeling anger at out-of-touch “elites” are gaining ground across Europe. In...   More >

GUH Lecture: Neutralizing Poverty: Governing Homelessness in San Francisco

Colloquium | November 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Since the 1980s anti-homeless laws criminalizing sleeping, sitting, and panhandling in public spaces have increased across the US and abroad, with the most rapid rise occurring in the past decade.  While legal studies have tracked the spread of these...    More >

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

Neutralizing Poverty: Governing Homelessness in San Francisco

Colloquium | November 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Global Urban Humanities

Since the 1980s anti-homeless laws criminalizing sleeping, sitting, and panhandling in public spaces have increased across the US and abroad, with the most rapid rise occurring in the past decade.  While legal studies have tracked the spread of these laws, we know very little about their on-the-ground implementation, impact on the unhoused, or role in the broader reproduction of poverty and...   More >

Certificate Program in Accounting Online Information Session

Information Session | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Ashish Mukharji, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how this certificate can help you change careers into the accounting field, understand accounting concepts and techniques to better perform your current non-accounting work or prepare you to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam.

  Register online

Precarious Inclusion as a Strategy of Government

Lecture | November 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

To what extent and how can those excluded from membership in the welfare state, but who are still present within its territorial borders, be lives to be cared for? How is the decision to care for certain lives made? What role do front line service providers play in (re)producing, defining, and negotiating state borders?

Historiography and Migration: Explaining the Present through the Lens of History

Lecture | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Paul Voerkel

 Institute of European Studies

Discussions about migration have dominated the public discourse in Germany since the “refugee crisis” of 2015. There is a growing acceptance of empiric data on migration, collected by research institutions like the IMIS at Osnabrück University. On the other hand, the public discourse – including from the government – is getting more emotional and often denies proven facts and figures.
After a...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "A New Keynesian Model with Wealth in the Utility Function"

Presentation | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Emmanuel Saez, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by November 8.

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Using Machine Learning to Understand Physician Decisions

Colloquium | November 13 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 1205 Berkeley Way West

 Ziad Obermeyer

 Public Health, School of

As the complexity of patients and the health care system grows, the human mind struggles to keep pace. Even with perfect incentives, medical decision making is maddeningly difficult, and it’s not surprising that doctors get many of these decisions wrong—with the end result of low-value care. Machine learning can help improve decision making in health care. I’ll present results suggesting that...   More >

Building a Nation, Effacing a Race: The "Chinaman" Question of the U.S. in the Philippines, 1898-1905

Lecture | November 13 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Richard Chu, Five College Associate Professor of History, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Filipino and Philippine Studies Working Group

The lecture focuses on the first few years of American colonial rule in the Philippines. In particular, it looks into the “Chinaman” labor question facing the colonial rulers. How were the Chinese exclusion laws applied in the Philippines? How were the Chinese and other ethnic groups racialized to justify these laws in the Philippines?

Richard Chu

Trees of the Garden

Tour/Open House | November 13 | 1-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover some the UC Botanical Garden's signature trees from around the world on this special docent-led walk.

Free with admission; Registration suggested to guarantee a spot.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Imperfect Interactions: a lecture/workshop on improvisation-based intermedia

Performing Arts - Music | November 13 | 1-4 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Imperfect Interactions: a lecture/workshop on improvisation-based intermedia collaboration between dancers, musicians, and technologists.
Led by Scott Rubin, with special guests TBA

This lecture-workshop is geared for dancers, musicians/improvisers, composers, and technologists.

Environmental Justice: What can we do about the disproportionate impact of climate change on low-income communities?: By Van Jones, President and Founder, Dream Corps

Lecture | November 13 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

 2150 ALLSTON WAY, SUITE 100, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Van Jones, Dream Corps

 College of Natural Resources

Across America, low-income and minority communities are being hit hardest by the economic and health impacts of climate change. Join us for an afternoon with Van Jones—news commentator, author, and founder of Dream Corps —and learn how we can seek environmental justice for the country’s most vulnerable communities.

Van Jones is president and founder of the nonprofit, Dream Corps, a social...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Tait colorings and foams

Seminar | November 13 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall


 Department of Mathematics

We'll continue to discuss Kronheimer and Mrowka's invariant $J^\sharp (G,\Gamma )$ for planar webs $G$, and show that it is spanned by foams with appropriate coefficients.

Anthropology from Portugal, on Portugal and beyond Portugal: racialized relations and representations

Lecture | November 13 | 3-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Paula Mota Santos; Cristiana Bastos

 Institute of European Studies, Portuguese Studies Program

Paula Mota Santos will speak about "Slavery as dark heritage in Post-colonial Portugal". The Lagos, Southern Portugal slavery exhibition is only the second European-located museum space dedicated to the transatlantic slave trade, and one institutionally linked to UNESCO’s Slave Route program. I will carry out an analysis of the images, texts and forms of display of the Lagos exhibition will be...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): On the problem of interacting bodies (Part I)

Seminar | November 13 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Nima Moini, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The state of a system in the low density limit should be described (at the statistical level) by the kinetic density, i.e. by the probability of finding a particle with position x and velocity v at time t. This density is expected to evolve under both the effects of transport and binary elastic collisions, which are expressed in the Boltzmann equation. The Cauchy problem for this equation is...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: The Chordal Loewner Equation and Monotone Probability Theory

Seminar | November 13 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Ian Charlesworth, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will present recent work of Schleißinger and its connections with monotone probability theory. In 2004, O. Bauer interpreted the chordal Loewner equations as the non-autonomous versions of evolution equations for semigroups in monotone and anti-monotone probability theory. We also look at the corresponding equation for free probability theory.

Undergraduate Social Hour

Social Event | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Why Autonomy is Hard

Seminar | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306

 Dr. Brandon Basso, Director of Autonomy at Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), UBER

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Dr Brandon Basso is a former UC Berkeley graduate from the ME department and the Director of Autonomy at Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG). In this talk he will give an overview of the autonomous car program at UBER and focus on the challenges associated to delivering safe autonomous cars.

Brandon Basso is a Director of Autonomy at Uber Advanced Technologies Group...   More >

Recent Advances in Biomedical Surface Analysis: Proteins and Nanoparticles

Seminar | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 David G. Castner, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington

 College of Chemistry

Surface analysts have benefited from the significant and numerous advances that have occurred in the past 40 years in terms of improved instrumentation, introduction of new techniques and development of sophisticated data analysis methods, which has allowed us to perform detailed analysis of increasing complex samples. For example, comprehensive analysis of surfaces and surface immobilized...   More >

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

Presence and Memory: Commemorating the Buddha in Late Burmese Wall Paintings

Lecture | November 13 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Alexandra Green, Henry Ginsburg Curator for Southeast Asia, British Museum

 Center for Buddhist Studies, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of History of Art, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies

This presentation draws upon art historical, anthropological, and religious studies methodologies to analyze Burmese temple wall paintings from the late 17th to early 19th centuries and elucidate the contemporary religious, political, and social concepts that drove the creation of this lively art form.

The bodhisatta Bhuridatta meditating

Rewriting History in the Age of #MeToo

Lecture | November 13 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Amy Stanley, Associate Professor of History, Northwestern University

 Department of History, Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of History Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (CEDI), History Graduate Association (HGA)

The #MeToo movement is now over a year old, but over the past few weeks its stakes have become increasingly clear, not only in American culture and politics but also in many of our intellectual lives as historians. This talk considers how the rallying call “believe women” challenges our epistemology and might lead us to a different approach to our evidence. The sources are drawn from an early...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​CANCELLED

Seminar | November 13 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall


 Department of Economics

Integrating eco-evolutionary data from islands to infer biodiversity dynamics: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | November 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Rosemary Gillespie, Professor, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

A central challenge in understanding the origins of biodiversity is that, while we can observe and test local ecological phenomena, we must usually infer the longer-term outcomes of these ecological forces indirectly. My colleagues and I have been developing inferential models at the interface between macroecology and population-level processes, and applying them to data from geological...   More >

Twentieth-Century Anti-Utopianism and its West German Antidote

Lecture | November 13 | 5 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Jennifer Allen, Yale University

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

This talk picks up a melancholic thread in assessments of the end of the Cold War, when the triumph of liberal democracy and capitalism over “really existing socialism” led academics and public intellectuals to pronounce the end of utopian ambitions. Margaret Thatcher captured this idea in her claim that “there is no alternative.” Some West Germans, however, resisted this logic. Facing the...   More >

Gold Country: Big Game Party

Social Event | November 13 | 5-9 p.m. |  Tofanelli's

 302 W Main St., Grass Valley, CA 95945

 Cal Alumni Association, Gold Country Cal Alumni Association

Poland at 100: The Continuing Challenges of Nationhood

Lecture | November 13 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Graduate Theological Union, Dinner Board Room

 John Connelly, Professor, History, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), SF-Krakow Sister City Association, Taube Philanthropies, Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies, Graduate Theological Union

This talk will consider the meanings and consequences of the reemergence of a Polish state in 1918 in new boundaries, after 125 years of rule by foreign powers. The event is celebrated as liberation, but what did it mean for ethnic minorities like Jews and Ukrainians? What did it mean for women? That Poland lasted barely twenty years before being overwhelmed by its totalitarian neighbors. Could...   More >

Women Who Lead: A Storytelling Salon

Panel Discussion | November 13 | 6-9 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association's The Berkeley Network, and the Berkeley Haas Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership proudly present this year's Alumnae Career Advancement event - WOMEN WHO LEAD: A STORYTELLING SALON.
Join us for a panel of notable business women as they tell personal stories, offer life hacks, share their wisdom on the topics of leadership, career, and inclusion.
Moderated by...   More >

  Buy tickets online

Career Series: Environmental Lawyers of Color

Seminar | November 13 | 6-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Suite # 220

 Professor Roger Lin, UC Berkeley Boalt School of Law; Luna Martinez, Law Student at Boalt School of Law; Candice Youngblood, Law Student at Boalt School of Law; Eddie Ahn, Executive Director, Brightline Defense

 Student Environmental Resource Center, Multicultural Community Center

Join us in discussing the challenges and opportunities for people of color in enrolling and getting into Law school. Additionally, we will have a dialogue on the role lawyers have in supporting grassroots environmental justice movements.

International Student Career Success Series: No Offer Yet. Now What?

Workshop | November 13 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room

 Career Center

Tried applying for positions in Handshake, the career fairs and other activities you should through this recruiting season but still not getting anything? Or are you just getting started with your job/internship search at this time? Come and learn the tips, strategies, and resources for job/internship search at this time of year. And yes, networking during Thanksgiving week is one of...   More >

Summary Execution: The Seattle Assassinations of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes: Book Talk with Michael Withey

Reading - Nonfiction | November 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room

 Human rights lawyer Michael Withey

 UC Berkeley Labor Center

Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes were Filipino American labor activists and officers of ILWU Local 37 who were murdered in their Seattle union office in 1981. Mike Withey, lead attorney on the case, demonstrates in his book the legal twists and turns of citing the Philippine government as the culprit.

“Some lawyers shamelessly seek attention. And some lawyers deserve attention because they...   More >

The Archaeology of Megiddo: New Light on the History of Ancient Israel

Lecture | November 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Israel Finkelstein, Tel Aviv University

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

By far the most important ancient city in Israel, Megiddo has worn many hats over the past five thousand years. During the Bronze Age, the city hosted cosmopolitan Canaanite kings whose relationships extended to Egypt, Turkey, and Mesopotamia. One thousand years later, ancient Israel's kings garrisoned the city, noting its strategic military position. Later writers so revered the city that they...   More >

Career Connections: Bio Tech Connect

Social Event | November 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

Respect + Rebellion: A Purple America

Panel Discussion | November 13 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Berny and Geston, Respect + Rebellion

 Bridge USA

In a time when blue and red seem so divided, two people with very similar backgrounds but divergent political beliefs prove that friendship is possible and raise hopes for a Purple America. Join BridgeUSA in welcoming Berny and Geston, a Democratic pastor and Republican politician respectively, as they discuss issues such as:

1. Immigration laws
2. Stand Your Ground Laws vs Consitutional...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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


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


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 >

Boundless: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home and Abroad

Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Featuring works by internationally renowned contemporary Tibetan artists alongside rare historical pieces, this exhibition highlights the ways these artists explore the infinite possibilities of visual forms to reflect their transcultural, multilingual, and translocal lives. Though living and working in different geographical areas—Lhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Area—the...   More >

Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static

Exhibit - Painting | October 17, 2018 – January 27, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The paintings of Harvey Quaytman (1937–2002) are distinct for their novel explorations of shape, drawing, texture, geometric pattern, and color application. While his works display a rigorous experimentation with formalism and materiality, they are simultaneously invested with rich undertones of sensuality, complexity, and humor. This new retrospective exhibition charts the trajectory of...   More >

Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein

Exhibit - Painting | November 7, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the early twentieth century, inspired by modern science such as Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, an emerging avant-garde movement sought to expand the “dimensionality” of modern art, engaging with theoretical concepts of time and space to advance bold new forms of creative expression. Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein illuminates the remarkable connections between the...   More >

Art Wall: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

Exhibit - Painting | August 15, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The 1960s architectural phenomenon Supergraphics—a mix of Swiss Modernism and West Coast Pop—was pioneered by San Francisco–based artist, graphic and landscape designer, and writer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Stauffacher Solomon, a UC Berkeley alumna, is creating new Supergraphics for BAMPFA’s Art Wall. Land(e)scape 2018 is the fifth in a series of temporary, site-specific works commissioned for...   More >

Old Masters in a New Light: Rediscovering the European Collection

Exhibit - Painting | September 19 – December 16, 2018 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Since 1872, the University of California, Berkeley has been collecting works by European artists, building a collection that includes many rare and exceptional works distinguished by artistic innovation, emotional and psychological depth, and technical virtuosity. Consisting mostly of gifts from professors, alumni, and other supporters, the collection continues to evolve, representing artistic...   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.

Facing West 1: Camera Portraits from the Bancroft Collection

Exhibit - Photography | November 9, 2018 – March 15, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Bancroft Library

 Bancroft Library

The first part of a double exhibition celebrating the tenth anniversary of the renewed Bancroft Library and its gallery, Facing West 1 presents a cavalcade of individuals who made, and continue to make, California and the American West. These camera portraits highlight the communities and peoples of Hubert Howe Bancroft’s original collecting region, which extended from the Rockies to the Pacific...   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 >