<< Friday, April 19, 2019 >>

Friday, April 19, 2019

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 >

China's Growing Sharp Power: Western, Asian, and African Perspectives

Conference/Symposium | April 19 | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Institute for South Asia Studies, Institute of European Studies, Center for African Studies, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

A group of leading experts on China and American foreign policy recently released “Chinese Influence and American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance,” a report documenting Chinese efforts to influence American society. The report examines China's efforts to influence American institutions, including state and local governments, universities, think tanks, media, corporations, and the...   More >

2019 Patagonia Case Competition

Presentation | April 19 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Speiker Forum, Chou Hall

 Center for Responsible Business

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-patagonia-case-competition-finals-tickets-57037657168

Patagonia Case Competition

Patagonia and the University of California, Berkeley have joined forces once again to host a case competition open to graduate students across the world seeking to redefine the relationship between business and a healthy planet.

2019 Competition Overview

On...   More >

2019 Patagonia Case Competition

Special Event | April 19 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Spieker Forum, Chou Hall, Haas School of Business

 Center for Responsible Business; Patagonia

Come watch finalist teams compete for a total of $22,500 in prize money and a trip to Patagonia headquarters to meet with employees and go surfing. Patagonia aims to implement the winning proposal as part of their business strategy and the case itself will be published as a Berkeley Haas case to be taught in classrooms throughout the world to enhance sustainability curriculum.

College of Education Research Day

Conference/Symposium | April 19 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Berkeley Way West

 Travis Bristol, College of Education; Dor Abrahamson, College of Education

 Graduate School of Education

$0 for UC Berkeley Students

 https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~rdoc/submissions/. Registration opens February 4. Register online or or by emailing gseresearchdayweb@gmail.com by March 8.

  RSVP by emailing gseresearchdayweb@gmail.com by April 12.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Imaging a Black Hole with the Event Horizon Telescope

Seminar | April 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Dr. Katie Bouman

 Data Sciences

In this talk, Dr. Katie Bouman will present the methods and procedures used to produce the first black hole image results from the Event Horizon Telescope.

'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum

Meeting | April 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The 'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum is a forum for open inquiry and discussion about a wide range of recurring data science fundamentals, including information, uncertainty, entropy, bits, probability, machine learning, generalization, and others. All interested members of the UC Berkeley, UCSF, LBL and LLNL communities are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Integral Taiji and Qigong

Workshop | April 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

You are invited to participate in Integral Taiji & Qigong classes at the UC Botanical Garden. Our classes will focus on somatic, psycho-spiritual, ecological, and cosmological dimensions of taiji (tai chi) and qigong.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Seminar: A scattering diagram for semistable sheaves on the projective plane

Seminar | April 19 | 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Pierrick Bousseau, ETH

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe a tropical looking algorithm computing Betti numbers (for intersection cohomology) of moduli spaces of semistable sheaves on the projective plane. This algorithm is an explicit realization of the naive idea of moving in a space of stability conditions and applying a wall-crossing formula. I will also discuss some application to some a priori unrelated question in relative...   More >

Design Conversations: Jodi Forlizzi

Lecture | April 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

About Jacobs Design Conversations
Each semester, the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation invites leading designers and makers to Berkeley to speak as part of the Jacobs Design Conversations series. Connecting diverse perspectives under one roof, Jacobs Design Conversations are spaces for dialogue on a broad spectrum of innovations and ideas.

As part of this series, Jodi Forlizzi will speak...   More >

Scaling the Landfill: Policy Solutions for Waste Reduction in California: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Lecture | April 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Kathleen Kirsch, MS student, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Ghana's Electric Dreams

Film - Documentary | April 19 | 12-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Stephan Miescher, Filmmaker, University of California, Santa Barbara; R. Lane Clark, Filmmaker, University of California, Santa Barbara

 Center for African Studies

Ghana's Electric Dreams presents the story of the planning and wide-ranging impact of the Akosombo Dam, Ghana's most ambitious development project. The film takes the viewer on visits to sites affected by this hydroelectric dam and by the broader vision of modernization that it represents. Interviews with Ghanaians, enriched by historical footage, reveal the complexity and contradictions of...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Materials for Spin-Charge Interconversion: A New Perspective

Seminar | April 19 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Shehrin Sayed, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will present a physics-based model to describe such effects in diverse classes of materials including topological insulators, Kondo insulators, transition metals, semimetals, oxide interfaces, and narrow band-gap semiconductors.

Members' Walk: Water Wise Entrance Garden

Lecture | April 19 | 1-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Anthony Garza, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

 Botanical Garden

Join Supervisor of Horticulture & Grounds Anthony Garza for a discussion and demonstration of our Water-Wise Entry Display. This garden assembles drought adapted plants from various regions around the world into an interesting and low-maintenance display. This walk will cover a range of topics, from demolition, to rock placement, irrigation choices, plant selection, and maintenance insights.

  Register online

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

2019 Clark Kerr Lecture

Lecture | April 19 | 2 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Lecture Hall

 President Diana Natalicio, University of Texas at El Paso, University of Texas

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The Clark Kerr Lectures series honors Clark Kerr, president of the University of California from 1958 to 1967 and long recognized as one of the great leaders of American higher education in the twentieth century.

The Lectures provide a forum for analysis and reflection about the forces shaping universities and the complex roles they play in modern society. This year's lecture and recipient is...   More >

Metabolite-based Diagnostics Enabled by MEMS Devices: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 19 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall | Note change in date and location

 Prof. Cristina Davis, UC Davis, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Human “breath analysis” provides a wide range of opportunities for diagnosis of pathophysiological conditions in a non-invasive and potentially inexpensive way.
Ultimately these devices will be fully utilized in medical point-of-care locations in clinical offices.

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Rate of Convergence of Stochastic Homogenization of Hamilton-Jacobi Equations via Metric Problem II

Seminar | April 19 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Hong Suh, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We present the work of Armstrong, Cardaliaguet, and Souganidis, who prove convergence rates for stochastic homogenization using a mixture of probability techniques and PDE techniques. We discuss the metric problem, its rate of convergence, its relation to approximate correctors, and the reduction of the full problem to that of approximate correctors.

Exact Model Reduction and Forced Response in High-Degree-of-Freedom Nonlinear Mechanical Systems: E201 Ocean Engineering Seminar Series, Spring 2019

Seminar | April 19 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor George Haller, Professor of Nonlinear Dynamics at ETH Zurich

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Despite major advances in computational power, mapping out the forced response of large, nonlinear mechanical systems for different forcing frequencies has remained a major challenge. One reason is the small damping in most engineered systems, which leads to exceedingly slow-decaying transients in direct numerical integration. Another reason is that computing periodic response is not a...   More >

Walking on Water

Film - Documentary | April 19 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Renowned environmental artist Christo is trying to execute The Floating Piers, a project that he and his late wife, Jeanne-Claude, started together in the 1970s. Lake Iseo, Italy, is to be the site of a three-kilometer floating walkway, covered in orange fabric, that guests can walk across—if all of the artist’s demands can be met. Following a feisty creative talent and his equally bombastic...   More >

Moving Towards Open Scholarship: UC, Elsevier and All the Rest

Seminar | April 19 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Jeff MacKie-Mason

 Information, School of

Jeff MacKie-Mason is the university librarian and co-chair of UCâs publisher negotiations team, which carried out the recent negotiations with Elsevier.

Bio-Inspired Coordination Complexes and Polymers for Energy Applications

Seminar | April 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Smaranda Marinescu, Department of Chemistry, USC Dornsife

 College of Chemistry

Research in the Marinescu group focuses on fundamental research to understand, design, and synthesize novel catalytic systems essential to the development of efficient solar-to-fuel technologies. Inspired by biological systems, we innovate molecular catalysts that involve hydrogen bonding networks capable of small molecule activation, and multiple proton and electron transfers. We have shown that...   More >

Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation Spring 2019 Information Session

Information Session | April 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation

Join us for an Information and Q&A session (and Pizza) on Friday, April, 19th at 220 Jacobs Hall, 4-5pm, to learn more about the certificate and have your questions about fulfilling the certificate requirements, courses enrollment, course availability, etc..., answered by the BCDI Student Services Advisor.
RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ODo5fbBI7xOOZ-i4ghFPRlezVemClrRHNU76KnD8UsM/edit   More >

Student 3-Manifold Seminar: Knot and link complements

Seminar | April 19 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will talk about some of the basic theory of knots and links in $S^3$ with a special focus on the geometry of the complementary space.

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Neron-Severi groups under specialization

Seminar | April 19 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Minseon Shin, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss a paper of Maulik and Poonen on the ranks of Neron-Severi groups of geometric fibers of a smooth proper morphism of varieties over an algebraically closed field of characteristic $0$.

QB3 Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | April 19 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Adam Perez | Thorner Lab
Assembly of a septin-associated protein complex in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

During progression through each division cycle, Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells erect septin-based cytoskeletal structures with stereotypical states of organization at specific sub-cellular sites. Each higher-order septin ensemble serves a role in coordinating processes required for normal cell...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Tamara Levitz (UCLA): The Quest for Variants: Settler Colonial Listening Strategies in the Foundation of U.S. Musicology

Colloquium | April 19 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Tamara Levitz is a musicologist from Montréal, Canada who currently holds a position as Professor of Musicology at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. She has published widely on musical modernism in Germany, Cuba, Senegal, and France in the 1920s and 30s. Combining extensive archival research with acute critical interpretation, Levitz explores in her work the artistic intentions, complex...   More >

Mightnight Traveler

Film - Documentary | April 19 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

When the Taliban forces filmmakers (and married couple) Hassan Fazili and Fatima Hussaini to flee Afghanistan with their two daughters, they begin filming their time on the road, which includes running across borders, sleeping on roadsides, interacting with smugglers, and staying at multiple refugee camps along the way. Poetically shot entirely on three cell phones, Midnight Traveler immerses...   More >

Chvrches: with guests: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | April 19 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

CHVRCHES are Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. Love Is Dead is the band’s third album, following their top 10 debut The Bones of What You Believe (2013) and its top 5 critically acclaimed follow up Every Open Eye (2015).

  Buy tickets online

Full: Jennif(f)er Tamayo

Performing Arts - Other | April 19 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Jennif(f)er Tamayo is a queer, migrant, formerly undocumented poet, essayist, and performer. Her work has been published in Poetry, Hyperallergic, and Contemptorary, and she has staged performances at La MaMa, The Museum of Modern Art, The Wattis Institute, and The Brooklyn Museum.



Please note: Xandra Ibarra, originally scheduled for this date, is unable to perform. We hope to have her at...   More >

Debt

Film - Feature | April 19 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The travails of a duty-bound husband and father who works in an economically struggling print shop are conveyed with humor and pathos in this beautifully performed Turkish film. Tufan is a basically kindhearted fellow who takes in a neighbor with emphysema and helps his daughter nurse a wounded crow. But as tensions at work rise and the increasingly sickly houseguest begins to strain his...   More >

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 >

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.

On View at Jacobs Hall: Fabien Cappello: Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs

Exhibit - Photography | March 21 – May 19, 2019 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Fabien Cappello’s SILLAS CALLEJERAS (STREET CHAIRS, 2018) offers lessons in design and ingenuity from Mexico City. The photographic series depicts a collection of chairs assembled from everyday contexts across the sprawling metropolis — market stalls, shops, street stands, and elsewhere. Cappello casts an anthropological eye on artifacts that reflect a city where artisanal manufacture...   More >

Fabien Cappello, Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs, 2018. Courtesy the designer.

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 >

Whose University?: The 50th Anniversary of the UC Berkeley Third World Liberation Front Strike

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 11 – August 31, 2019 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library, Ethnic Studies, Department of, Ethnic Studies Library, TWLF 50th Planning Committee, Media Resources Center

In 1969, one of the longest student-led strikes in UC Berkeley history gave birth to a movement that has lasted for five decades. The strike was organized by the Third World Liberation Front (TWLF), a coalition of African American, Asian American, Chicanx, and Native American student organizations. Inspired by liberation movements at home and abroad and the 1968 San Francisco State College TWLF...   More >

 This location is wheelchair accessible.

The Art of David Lance Goines

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 13 – 24, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The art of artist, calligrapher, typographer, printing entrepreneur, and author, David Lance Goines will be on display at the UC Botanical Garden.

 Free with Garden Admission

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

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 29 – June 28, 2019 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 | January 29 – June 28, 2019 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 >

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

Exhibit - Painting | January 29 – June 28, 2019 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 >

Memory Objects: Judaica Collections, Global Migrations

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26 – June 28, 2019 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 First World War (1914-1918) uprooted millions across Europe, and beyond. Many Jews left Eastern and Southern Europe, bringing with them prized personal and communal belongings. In an attempt to rescue precious heritage from imminent destruction, these “memory objects” often ended up with museums, collectors, and art dealers in the West.

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 >

Permanent Accusation: Art for Human Rights

Exhibit - Painting | April 10 – June 30, 2019 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

Fifteen years ago this April, photographs taken inside the Iraqi prison at Abu Ghraib became public in what amounted to a shocking disclosure of torture perpetrated by United States military intelligence officers against Iraqi detainees. They pictured prisoners stripped naked, hooded, and threatened by dogs, their dehumanization made more ghastly by American guards appearing casually next to...   More >

Looking: The Art of Frederick Hammersley

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 10 – June 23, 2019 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

Born in Salt Lake City in 1919, Frederick Hammersley moved to the Bay Area at a young age and first studied art in San Francisco. Stationed in Paris during World War II, he took the opportunity to meet Pablo Picasso and Constantin Brancusi, as well as study at the École des Beaux Arts. Upon returning to the United States, Hammersley enrolled in the Chouinard Art Institute (which became the...   More >

Art Wall: Carlos Amorales

Exhibit - Painting | March 27 – October 13, 2019 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

In this new commission for the BAMPFA Art Wall, entitled Ghost Demonstration, Amorales draws from the multiple histories of mural art in Mexico, the political demonstrations that occurred in Berkeley in the 1960s (as well as more recent events), and protests in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. In order to make this monumental mural, the artist used stencils of slogans from Berkeley protest...   More >

Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman and Victoria Belco Photography Collection

Exhibit - Photography | March 27 – September 1, 2019 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 celebrates a major gift of photography, donated over a period of several years, from Berkeley collectors William Goodman and Victoria Belco in memory of their daughter Teresa Goodman. While the exhibition features some historical photographs, such as pictures by the early twentieth-century French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue (most of whose work was made between the ages of...   More >