Sunday, March 3, 2019
Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
March 2May 10, 2019
This years edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunnalso an actor, playwright, and novelistwith new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his metasoap opera Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by... More >
Conference/Symposium | March 1 – 3, 2019 every day | Jodo Shinshu Center
2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
The Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, together with Ōtani University and Ryūkoku University in Kyoto announce a workshop under the supervision of Mark Blum that will focus on critically examining premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin sect of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read... More >
Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day | César E. Chávez Student Center
The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! Were calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the... More >
Conference/Symposium | March 3 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Alexander von Rospatt, Professor, Buddhist and South Asian Studies; Acting Chair, South and Southeast Asian Studies; and Director, Himalayan Studies Initiative
Stéphane Gros, ISAS Visiting Scholar, 2017; Researcher, Centre d'Études Himalayennes, CNRS - Villejuif
A three-day workshop at UC Berkeley that will bring together experts working on the Himalayan region in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
SOLD OUT - Psychedelic Plants: Introduction to the biology and ritual ethnobotany of Peyote, Tobacco, and Ayahuasca
Lecture | March 3 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Psychedelic plant rituals are part of humanitys ancient relationship to nature. Other psychoactive plant species, such as tobacco, are partner to those rituals. Each of these can carry potential wisdom, healing, yet also shadows, depending on human factors. Learn about the botany, chemistry, and indigenous ceremonial histories of these few species, which all evolved in the Americas.
$45 / $40 UCBG Members
Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.
Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required
Tour/Open House | March 3 | 2 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Explore Hans Hofmanns dynamic and influential work with guided tours on selected Wednesdays, Sundays, and Free First Thursdays.
Workshop | March 3 | 2 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Join independent writer, curator, and public scholar Christian L. Frock and friends for a reading and informal dialogue about how we can foster greater inclusion in public lifeas a means of resistance in a political atmosphere focused on exclusion, and as a matter of building community and personal integrity. Free limited-edition Risograph posters featuring Frocks essay Prompts for Inclusion:... More >
Performing Arts - Music | March 3 | 3-5 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Takács Quartet, Cal Performances
Haydn/Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1
Bartók/Quartet No. 6, Sz. 114, BB 119
Mendelssohn/Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80
Film - Feature | March 3 | 3 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Maurice Pialat looks at Van Gogh without pity, as an artist who owns his character; who is part of and apart from a true and bustling world, recreated by Pialat with casual exactness that tips the brush to Renoir (père and fils); and who is daily involved and occasionally buoyed by people drawn to him in affection and exasperation (a marvelous ensemble cast). In the last two months of his life... More >
Performing Arts - Dance | March 3 | 5-7 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Akram Khan, Cal Performances
Revered dancer, choreographer, and theater artist Akram Khan is known for physically demanding, visually spellbinding solo productions that combine Indian kathak with modern dance,
and mine personal and cultural histories in works of sublime storytelling. XENOS is Khans final solo creation before his planned retirement as a performer, and reveals the beauty and horrors of the
human condition... More >
$30-78 (prices subject to change)
Meeting | March 3 | 7-8 p.m. | Tri Delta Sorority
Are you in Cal Greeks and skipping meals? Do you wish your kitchen was open on weekends? Are your kitchens clean? Do you get to eat the food that makes you feel at home?
Come join us on March 3 from 7 8pm at Tri Delta to have a discussion about the Greek Life food experiences and how it intersects with health, sustainability, and equity. There will be students from on campus food resources... More >
Film - Documentary | March 3 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This cinema verité documentary follows a small group of young women who are studying to become auto mechanics at the Womens Center of Initiation and Apprenticeship to Trades in Ouagadougou. With unemployment among young people exceeding 50 percent, these classmates are eager to challenge societys expectations and demonstrate that women can do any job, including this traditionally male one.... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day | 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 areasLhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Areathe... More >
Exhibit - Painting | November 7, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In the early twentieth century, inspired by modern science such as Albert Einsteins 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 >
Exhibit - Painting | August 15, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The 1960s architectural phenomenon Supergraphicsa mix of Swiss Modernism and West Coast Popwas pioneered by San Franciscobased artist, graphic and landscape designer, and writer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Stauffacher Solomon, a UC Berkeley alumna, is creating new Supergraphics for BAMPFAs Art Wall. Land(e)scape 2018 is the fifth in a series of temporary, site-specific works commissioned for... More >
Exhibit - Painting | December 12, 2018 – April 14, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
BAMPFA's Japanese art collection began in 1919 with a remarkable donation of more than a thousand woodblock prints from the estate of UC Berkeley Professor of English William Dallam Armes. This exhibition features a selection of these exceptional prints, as well as hanging scroll paintings, screens, lacquerware, and ceramics that have entered the collection over the century since this... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | December 12, 2018 – March 24, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Arthur Jafa is an artist, director, editor, and award-winning cinematographer whose poignant work expands the concept of black cinema while exploring African American experience and race relations in everyday life. He has stated, I have a very simple mantra and its this: I want to make black cinema with the power, beauty, and alienation of black music. In his renowned work Love Is The Message,... More >
Exhibit - Photography | January 9 – March 31, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The exuberance, romance, and beauty of dance are central themes in this exhibition of historical and contemporary works from BAMPFAs collection. The selection is wide ranging, including prints, drawings, and photographs from the United States, Europe, and Asia. Among the highlights are two classic photographs of José Limón and Martha Graham by Barbara Morgan; George Bellowss raucous image Dance... More >
Exhibit - Sculpture | January 9 – April 28, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Masako Miki was born in Japan but has made the Bay Area, and Berkeley in particular, her home for more than twenty years. In her work she remains close to her ancestral traditions, especially those that arise from her association with Buddhist and Shinto beliefs and practices, as well as traditional Japanese folklore. Her current work, she says, is inspired by the idea of animism from the Shinto... More >
Exhibit - Painting | February 27 – July 21, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Bringing together nearly seventy works spanning the entirety of the artists career, this exhibition presents a fresh and eye-opening examination of Hans Hofmanns prolific and innovative artistic practice. Featuring paintings and works on paper from 1930 through the end of Hofmanns life in 1966, the exhibition includes numerous masterworks from BAMPFAs distinguished collection as well as many... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day | Lawrence Hall of Science
You don't have to be a pro to know that math and science can help improve your game. In our exhibit, Well Played!, you can experiment with force, angles, and trajectory to get the highest scores you can with classic arcade games such as Skeeball, Pinball, and Basketball.
Want to improve your score? Try our interactive exhibits on the math and science behind force and trajectory, and then head... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall
This exhibition of artists' books centers on ideas about the built environment and has been curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for UC Berkeleys Environmental Design Library. Featuring works by 25 artists including Robbin Ami Silverberg, Clifton Meador, Inge Bruggeman, Karen Kunc, Sarah Bryant and Barbara Tetenbaum, the exhibition explores the built environment through text, image,... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
This exhibition of artists books centers on ideas about the built environment, curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for CEDs Environmental Design Library.
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor343386 N/A
In the pantheon of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists who represent Mexico and Mexican art, the artwork of José Guadalupe Posada stands out as a bright constellation that continues to shine a light on important stories through woodcuts, imprints, and engravings. This exhibition was created using the books from the collections of the Doe Library. The exhibition is envisioned... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 6 – June 30, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Educated in physics, mathematics, and philosophy at Princeton University and trained in graphic design at Yale, Berkeley-based Aaron Marcus explores new possibilities for expression. He created his first computer-assisted poem-drawings in the spring of 1972, when he served as a research associate at Yale Universitys School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus... More >
This acclaimed program returns for its sixth, and to date most varied and provocative exhibition of the convergence of science and art.
Presenting artwork and installations across a range of media and technologies, Vision + Light: Processing Perception offers stunning visual, mind-bending virtual, and intriguing tactile experiences to spark thought and inspiration.