Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Seminar | April 24 | 105 Stanley Hall
Cat Adams and Linet Mera, Unconscious Bias Project
Most people dont want to be racist, sexist, or prejudiced in general. Yet simply living in the world exposes everyone to negative stereotypes about various groups of people, which can lead anyone to internalize harmful unconscious bias and accidentally discriminate against people they consciously respect. Well review how to recognize unconscious bias, give you tips to reduce bias in your... More >
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 >
Workshop | April 24 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work
Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.
Workshop | April 24 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall
Sidalia (Sid) Reel; Angela Stopper
The content explores the importance of creating inclusive work environments and effective teams. It examines the principles of equity and inclusion, emotional intelligence, and managing a multi-generational workforce.
Workshop | April 24 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics
Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.
Performing Arts - Music | April 24 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Students from the music department performing works from the chamber music literature.
Commencing its 67th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Departments varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins... More >
Colloquium | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Ziad Obermeyer, Professor, Health Policy Management, UC Berkeley
A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.
Information Session | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Online
Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with one-on-one advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.
MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Leeann Louis: How the shapes of bird bones change with hovering flight, migratory behavior, and egg-laying
Seminar | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist... More >
Lecture | April 24 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Evelyn Alsultany, Associate Professor of American Culture, Arab and Muslim American Studies Program Co-Founder and Director, University of Michigan
This talk examines representations of Muslim women in the U.S. news media post-9/11/01, focusing on how Muslim women became sites of public sympathy and moral outrage. It argues that the logics central to the War on Terror are not possible without their accompanying affects, showing how Muslim women are designated as worthy of feeling while Muslim men are not.
Seminar | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Jane Parker, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Jane Parker studies resistance pathway dynamics in plant immunity at the Max Planck Institute in Germany. She is also an associate professor at the Institute of Genetics University of Cologne. Current Projects in the lab are host intracellular pathogen recognition and mobilization of resistance pathways, steering the plant stress hormone network in effector-triggered immunity. and plant immunity... More >
Seminar | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Assaf Gilad, Michigan State University
We are interested in exploring the possibility of using biological tissues and cells to replace electronic devices. We are developing biological parts (bio-parts) for better design of diagnostic tools, controlled release of biological agents, metabolites, neurotropic factors, cytokines and drugs as well as for controlling cell fate and differentiation. The countless variations of protein... More >
Seminar | April 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall
David Rolnick, University of Pennsylvania
It is well-known that the expressivity of a neural network depends on its architecture, with deeper networks expressing more complex functions. For ReLU networks, which are piecewise linear, the number of distinct linear regions is a natural measure of expressivity. It is possible to construct networks for which the number of linear regions grows exponentially with depth. However, we show that... More >
Colloquium | April 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Duster Room, ISSI
2420 Bowditch Street, Berkeley, CA 94720
Tina Sacks, Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley
Katie Savin, Ph.D Student, Social Welfare
"A Death by Any Other Name: When Are Health Disparities Calls for Assimilaion to a Medicalized Norm?"
Angela Aguilar, Ph.D Student, Ethnic Studies, and ISSI Graduate Fellow
"Envisioning 'Loving Care' in Impermanent Healing Spaces: Sacred and Political Organizing Toward Decolonial Health/Care in Oakland, California"
Lecture | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Jarre Hamilton, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
In 1908, Lieutenant Colonel Allen Allensworth (and chaplain to the 24th infantry regiment of the Buffalo Soldiers) founded the town of Allensworth, California. This talk will discuss the daily, lived experiences of both the civilian population and the enlisted military men who existed in these varying racialized landscapes and the archaeological material culture they have left behind.
Lecture | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Renée Tosser, Université de la Réunion (France)
Visual displays play an important political role in Northern Ireland. They are often the most visible sign of sectarian division and attitudes in a society still marked by division thirty years after the end of the so-called Troubles. Violence still prevails in that country and sometimes it coalesces around Orange marches, especially during the month of July. July 12, known as "the Twelfth,"... More >
Workshop | April 24 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Leslie Bell, Ph.D. LCSW, Be Well at Work – Employee Assistance
Habits form the structure of our lives. Habits matter because 40% of what we do every day is governed by them. What we eat, how much we move our bodies, how much we sleep, how we treat the people in our lives are all determined largely by habits. Healthy habits help us to be healthy and happy. Unhealthy habits keep us from living the lives we want.
In this workshop, we will explore how habits... More >
Colloquium | April 24 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Whether hailed for transitioning to the ballot box, or condemned for failing to hold elections, African regimes continue to exhibit profound contradictions with regard to gender and sexual politics. Patriarchal state practices range from the paternalistic inclusion associated with ballot box democracy, to more coercive, politically authoritarian modes of control. The widespread formal acceptance... More >
Seminar | April 24 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Sucharit Sarkar, UCLA
I will describe Khovanov's categorification of the Jones polynomial. We will talk about some applications of Khovanov homology to low-dimensional topology, such as Rasmussen's proof that the four-ball genus of the \((p,q)\) torus knot is \((p-1)(q-1)/2\). We will also talk about some directions in which the theory has been generalized.
Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Globalization of Split AKSZ Sigma Models in the BV-BFV Formalism
Seminar | April 24 | 3-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Nima Moshayedi, University of Zurich
I give an introduction to the BV-BFV formalism and discuss the setting of certain AKSZ theories. Moreover, I describe a globalization procedure using concepts of formal geometry, which extends the Quantum Master Equation for manifolds with boundary.
Students sign up on site for a 15-minute appointment. First come, first served.
These drop-in appointments can be helpful for your quick questions on the following topics:
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Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. Its a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but... More >
Seminar | April 24 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Peter Sarnak, Princeton University and IAS
The topology of a hyper-surface in P^n(R)
of high degree can be very complicated .However
if we choose the surface at random there is a universal
law . Little is known about this law and it appears
to be dramatically different for n=2 and n>2 .
There is a similar theory for zero sets of monochromatic
waves which model nodal sets .
Joint work with Y.Canzani and I.Wigman
Film - Feature | April 24 | 3:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Yumiko, a troubled young woman, believes she is responsible for the death of her grandmother as well as the suicide of her first husband, Ikuo. Five years after Ikuos death, she is happily remarried but her guilt and sorrow are never far away. Returning to her home town, she is drawn to a clifftop by the tolling of funeral bellsand by the siren call of the maborosi, a beautiful light that lures... More >
Information Session | April 24 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Online Webinar
This webinar will instruct newly admitted students to UC Berkeley for Fall 2019 on the U.S. Embassy or Consulate visa application process and entry to the United States. Think ahead and apply early as delays and increased scrutiny are expected during this busy travel season. There will be time for student questions at the end of the presentation. The same webinar will be repeated live in May and... More >
Lecture | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall
Thomas Hales, University of Pittsburgh
This talk will describe a broad long-term research program to make formal proofs in mathematics a practical reality. A formal proof is a mathematical proof that has been checked exhaustively by computer, on the basis of the fundamental axioms of mathematics and the primitive inference rules of logic. The field has progressed to the point that it is now possible to give formal proofs of major... More >
Colloquium | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Nicholas Burnelli, Professor, Ohio State University
Rapid consumption of energy and material resources demands that we identify more sustainable manufacturing processes. Sustainable processes inherently involve minimizing waste. Indeed, the key challenge is
achieving highly active and selective catalytic materials for converting resources such as biomass. Our group develops precise synthetic methods to produce uniform and well-defined catalytic... More >
Seminar | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall
Katrin Svensson, Stanford University
Colloquium | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)
Massimiliano Di Ventra, University of Californian, San Diego
It is well known that physical phenomena may be of great help in computing some difficult problems efficiently. A typical example is prime factorization that may be solved in polynomial time by exploiting quantum entanglement on a quantum computer. There are, however, other types of (non-quantum) physical properties that one may leverage to compute efficiently a wide range of hard problems. In... More >
Seminar | April 24 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Sucharit Sarkar, UCLA
I will describe a construction of a stable homotopy type which is a knot invariant, and whose (ordinary) homology is Khovanov homology. We will state some applications of this spatial refinement. Time permitting, we will describe further spatial refinements of other variants of Khovanov homology, such as invariants for tangles. This is joint with Robert Lipshitz and Tyler Lawson.
Panel Discussion | April 24 | 4:15-5:30 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall
Alfredo Bini, Visiting Scholar, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management (ESPM) - UC Berkeley; Claudia J Carr, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management (ESPM) - UC Berkeley; Paolo D’Odorico, Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management (ESPM) - UC Berkeley; Jampel Dell’Angelo, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Policy Analysis at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Photojournalist Alfredo Bini, visiting scholar in the ESPM at UC Berkeley, will present his documentary: Land Grabbing or Land to Investors?
The documentary connects the dots between agribusiness corporations and large scale land acquisitions in Ethiopia and documents the disagreement between the way government officials and local communities view this phenomenon.
Film - Documentary | April 24 | 4:15-5:30 p.m. | #470 Stephens Hall
Alfredo Bini, ESPM
Photojournalist Mr. Alfredo Bini will present his documentary on land grabbing in Ethiopia "Land Grabbing or Land to Investors?", followed by a round-table discussion with Prof. Claudia Carr (ESPM), Prof. Jampel Dell'Angelo (VU University, Amsterdam), Prof. Paolo D'Odorico (ESPM).
Special Event | April 24 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Four UC Berkeley faculty have been selected as recipients of the 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award, the campuss most prestigious honor for teaching. The award recognizes teaching that incites intellectual curiosity in students, engages them thoroughly in the enterprise of learning, and has a lifelong impact.
Humanitarianism from the Margins: Framing Return Migration and Repatriation in Jewish Europe and Africa
Lecture | April 24 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Nick Underwood and Florian Wagner, Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley & The Regional Pacific Office of the German Historical Institute, Washington DC
A dual lecture with tandem fellows Nick Underwood and Florian Wagner. As fellows of the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute with a focus on the history of migration, their research centers around Jewish return migration and repatriation tendencies in France and Ethiopia. The presentations will be followed by a discussion with Andrea Westermann,
Lecture | April 24 | 5-6 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall
Mirko Canevaro, University of Edinburgh
Special Event | April 24 | 5-8 p.m. | 100 Blum Hall
After months of developing their Big Ideas with mentors, six top student teams compete in the annual Big Ideas Grand Prize Pitch Day for up to $5,000 in prizes. Teams will share their vision for social impact with a panel of esteemed judges. This annual highlight of the Big Ideas contest is an exciting event with opportunities for audience participation and networking. Refreshments will be served.
Social Event | January 23 – May 8, 2019 every Wednesday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Jupiter Taproom
2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
Every Wednesdays speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company (don't worry- beverage/food purchases are NOT required). And of course, Swahili speaking... More >
Panel Discussion | April 24 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium
Chris Jay Hoofnagle, UC Berkeley School of Law and School of Information; Nicholas Weaver, UC Berkeley International Computer Science Institute; Lt. Col. Kevin Childs, Hoover Institution, US Air Force; Dorothy Ngutter, US Department of State
Join us for a discussion with four distinguished panelists about trends, challenges, and career opportunities for students interested in cybersecurity and defense. Historically, industry knowledge and career paths for students interested in tech and tech-policy have been most pronounced in the private sector, in spite of emerging public sector needs for national security roles in tech. Our panel... More >
Social Event | April 24 | 6-8 p.m. | Matiki Island BBQ & Brew (prev. Daily Pint)
On behalf of Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! Enjoy this opportunity to meet and socialize with other scholars. All are welcome so feel free to invite friends, family, or new colleagues.
We'll be inside at one of the long tables. Look for signs! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. We... More >
Workshop | April 24 | 6-8 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Come to the UC Botanical Garden to learn all about how to make bitters from California native plants with Katie Shea of Golden Bear Bitters. In this hands on workshop you'll create your own bitter, learn about suitable plant species and learn to prepare a cocktail and mocktail as well.
Golden Bear Bitters was founded in 2016 by Katie Shea, who also operates Bar Cart Cocktail Co.
$50 / $45 UCBG Members
Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry Hall
Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable, safe, self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.
Performing Arts - Theater | April 23 – 24, 2019 every day | 7-8 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
The UC Berkeley students of German once again present a (mostly) humorous mixture of poetry, skits, and music in their annual cabaret program with texts by Robert Gernhardt, Ernst Jandl, Karl Valentin, Friedrich Hölderlin and many others. A poetic and playful celebration of the German language.
Lecture | April 24 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
Susana de Sousa Dias
Les Blank Lecture: Susana de Sousa Dias
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive
Susana de Sousa Dias is an award-winning Portuguese independent filmmaker.
Film - Documentary | April 24 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Susana de Sousa Dias continues her exploration of Portugals tragic past in this moving experimental essay film on political imprisonment, government oppression, and the families left behind in their wake. Like her earlier Still Life and 48, the film brings to light official images from the Portuguese secret police archives of political prisoners under the dictatorship; here, testimonies of the... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
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
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.
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 - 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 - Photography | March 21 – May 19, 2019 every day | Jacobs Hall
Fabien Cappellos 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 >
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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts | March 11 – August 31, 2019 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery
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.
Exhibit - Artifacts | April 13 – 24, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC 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
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)
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 >
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)
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-Kalters photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.
After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of... More >
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)
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 >
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)
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.
Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 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 >
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
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 >
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
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 >
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
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 >
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
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 >