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Saturday, March 16, 2019

41st California Celtic Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 15 – 17, 2019 every day | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of Linguistics, Celtic Studies Program, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Follan Fund

The conference is free and open to the public.
Papers will range through Celtic languages, cultures, literatures, histories, and linguistics (come hear about syntactic change in Gaulish!).

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re 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 >

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s 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 Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

University-Community Links Annual International Conference: Linking Voices: Co-Constructing University-Community Collaborative Engagement

Conference/Symposium | March 15 – 16, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-7 p.m. | Clark Kerr Campus, Garden Room

 Graduate School of Education

Annual international UC Links conference bringing together university faculty, staff, and students with community and school partners to share observations, research findings, program successes and concerns, and ongoing challenges and strategies.

Symposium on Amazonian Languages 3

Conference/Symposium | March 16 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 1229 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of Linguistics

How to Read an Object: focus on Ancient Egypt

Workshop | March 16 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

  , Berkeley, CA

 Rita Lucarelli, UC Berkeley, Anthropology

 ORIAS, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

What can physical artifacts teach us about past human interactions, activities, and beliefs? How can you teach your students to analyze and infer meanings from objects?

Teachers are invited to come explore a selection of museum objects associated with ancient Egypt.

free for teachers

  Register online

Fiber and Dye Family Day

Workshop | March 16 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come explore the wonderful world of plant-based fibers & dyes. There will be weaving demonstrations, paper and twine making, and natural dye activities! Explore our exhibit and join us for this free hands-on family day for children and adults of all ages.

MFA Open Studios

Special Event | March 16 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This event is part of March Member Appreciation Month, our month-long celebration of you—our extended BAMPFA family.

Join BAMPFA staff and UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice faculty for a morning of behind-the-scenes studio visits at the Richmond Field Station, UC Berkeley's graduate studios. Preview the work of Master of Fine Arts graduate students before their culminating exhibition at...   More >

Sign Language–Interpreted Tour: Hans Hofmann

Tour/Open House | March 16 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore Hans Hofmann’s dynamic and influential work on a special exhibition tour with American Sign Language interpretation by Patricia Lessard.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 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 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

Sign Language–Interpreted Tour: Hans Hofmann

Tour/Open House | March 16 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore Hans Hofmann’s dynamic and influential work on a special exhibition tour with American Sign Language interpretation by Patricia Lessard.

Beckett / Fornés / Pinter: Student-Directed One-Act Plays

Performing Arts - Theater | March 16 – 17, 2019 every day | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

TDPS presents three one-act plays directed by TDPS students:

Silence (1969) by British playwright Harold Pinter, directed by Benjamin Arsenault
Springtime (1989) by Cuban American playwright María Irene Fornés, directed by Gabriela Pool
Footfalls (1976) by Irish playwright Samuel Beckett, directed by Marie Shelton

$10 for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $15 for general admission

  Buy tickets online

Work and Play: Three Charlie Chaplin Shorts

Film - Series | March 16 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

These three shorts find Charlie Chaplin’s character at work and at play, often exasperated and hardly innocent. In Sunnyside, Charlie the handyman greets a Sunday morning in the eponymous village with little enthusiasm, and who can blame him? This is the kind of place where the hotel floor needs mowing and there are cows in church and goats in the piano. Chaplin mocks both rural life and the...   More >

Downtown 81

Film - Feature | March 16 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Jean-Michel Basquiat is, like Van Gogh, one of cinema’s favorite artists. He plays a fictionalized version of himself in Downtown 81, a gritty urban fairy tale written and produced by music critic Glenn O’Brien. It depicts the charismatic Basquiat wandering through a blighted early-eighties Lower East Side, tagging, trying to sell a painting, looking for a place to sleep, and dropping in on...   More >

Freak Orlando

Film - Feature | March 16 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A cross-breeding, time-skipping fantasy with outrageous masquerade, Ottinger’s five garishly costumed tales recount a history of the world involving the Spanish Inquisition, traveling entertainers, Greek mythology, assorted bodily oddities, and general carnivalesque intrigue. The formidable Magdalena Montezuma stars as the intrepid traveler in all the shapeshifting and gender-bending tales....   More >

Philharmonia Orchestra, London: Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Performing Arts - Music | March 16 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Philharmonia Orchestra, London; Esa-Pekka Salonen, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Friday, March 15
Sibelius /The Oceanides, Op. 73
Esa-Pekka Salonen/Cello Concerto
Truls Mørk, cello
Bartók/Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116, BB 123

Saturday, March 16
Schoenberg/Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4
Bruckner/Symphony No. 7 in E Major (WAB 107)

Sunday, March 17
Jimmy López/Dreamers (World Premiere, Cal Performances Co-commission)
Libretto by Nilo...   More >

$40-125 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Friday–Sunday, March 15–17, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Beckett / Fornés / Pinter: Student-Directed One-Act Plays

Performing Arts - Theater | March 14 – 17, 2019 every day | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

TDPS presents three one-act plays directed by TDPS students:

Silence (1969) by British playwright Harold Pinter, directed by Benjamin Arsenault
Springtime (1989) by Cuban American playwright María Irene Fornés, directed by Gabriela Pool
Footfalls (1976) by Irish playwright Samuel Beckett, directed by Marie Shelton

$10 for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $15 for general admission

  Buy tickets online

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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.

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 >

Ink, Paper, Silk: One Hundred Years of Collecting Japanese Art

Exhibit - Painting | December 12, 2018 – April 14, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 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 >

Arthur Jafa / MATRIX 272

Exhibit - Multimedia | December 12, 2018 – March 24, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 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 it’s 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 >

Get Dancin’: Selections from the Collection

Exhibit - Photography | January 9 – March 31, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 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 BAMPFA’s 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 Bellows’s raucous image Dance...   More >

Masako Miki / MATRIX 273

Exhibit - Sculpture | January 9 – April 28, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 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 >

Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction

Exhibit - Painting | February 27 – July 21, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bringing together nearly seventy works spanning the entirety of the artist’s career, this exhibition presents a fresh and eye-opening examination of Hans Hofmann’s prolific and innovative artistic practice. Featuring paintings and works on paper from 1930 through the end of Hofmann’s life in 1966, the exhibition includes numerous masterworks from BAMPFA’s distinguished collection as well as many...   More >

Well Played! The Math and Science of Improving Your Game

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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 >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall

 Library

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 Berkeley’s 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 >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

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.

Illustrating México one page at a time-Print Art of José Guadalupe Posada.

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor

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 Library

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 >

Aaron Marcus: Early Works

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 6 – June 30, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 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 University’s School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus...   More >

Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?


Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,...   More >