<< Thursday, April 25, 2019 >>

Thursday, April 25, 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 >

Inaugural Conference on Right-Wing Studies

Conference/Symposium | April 25 – 27, 2019 every day |  2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)

 Center for Right-Wing Studies

The Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies is pleased to present the Inaugural Conference on Right-Wing Studies. This interdisciplinary conference will feature dozens of new and established scholars from around the world whose work deals with the Right as a social, political, and/or intellectual phenomenon from the 19th century to the present day.

Livestream: Berkeley Peregrine Falcon Hatch Day

Special Event | April 25 | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Stop by BAMPFA’s colossal outdoor screen on Addison Street between Shattuck and Oxford in downtown Berkeley on Thursday, April 25 to check out the livestream and meet our falcon experts! Berkeley’s most famous falcons—Annie and Grinnell—are nesting in the Campanile for the third consecutive year. If the experts' predictions are correct, we'll be able to watch their three eggs hatch live on the...   More >

Y-PLAN Policy Summit: Planning a More Inclusive and Resilient Region

Conference/Symposium | April 25 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  International House

 Center for Cities + Schools

The UC Berkeley Center for Cities and Schools is pleased to invite you to the 2019 Y-PLAN Policy Summit: Planning a More Inclusive and Resilient Region on Thursday April 25th, 2019 at the UC Berkeley International House, as we bring young people and civic leaders together to plan for a more inclusive and resilient region.

From designing affordable housing in East Oakland to the future of...   More >

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!

Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

Information Session | February 14 – May 9, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Educational Opportunity Program- MLK BNorth CE3

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at Educational Opportunity Program on Thursdays from 10 am-noon this spring to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

Applied Math Seminar: Stochastic Algorithms for Electromagnetic Problems of Nano-Structures

Seminar | April 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Wei Cai, Southern Methodist University

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we will present some stochastic algorithms and numerical results for solving electromagnetic problems in nano-particles and random meta-materials. Firstly, we will present a path integral Monte Carlo method for computing magnetic polarizability tensors of nano-particles of complex geometries for material sciences applications. The method relies on a Feynman-Kac formula involving...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: What Drives Anomaly Returns?

Seminar | April 25 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Paul Tetlock, Columbia Business School

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

The House of the Spirits: A Conversation with Isabel Allende and Caridad Svich, moderated by Michael Moran

Lecture | April 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Isabel Allende; Caridad Svich; Michael Moran

 Arts + Design

In the final public lecture of the series, author Isabel Allende will be in conversation with Caridad Svich, theater-maker and playwright, about The House of the Spirits in its may iterations: novel, play, and the upcoming staged performance by the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, directed by Michael Moran at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Playhouse. Michael Moran will...   More >

peterglazer

So what are we to make of Brexit?

Lecture | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Matt Beech

 Institute of European Studies, Center for British Studies, Berkeley Law, International Group

IES Senior Fellow Matt Beech, offers an analysis of Brexit in the post-March 29 environment. Beech evaluates the UK's current position and posits an interpretation of the decentering effects the phenomenon of Brexit has had, and will likely continue to have, upon the ideas, culture, and politics of Britain.

Matt Beech

Shaping Rights for Students and Faculty Members at the European Level: The Role of the EU Legal Order in the Protection of Academic Rights: What Could We Learn from the US?

Presentation | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room, 768

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

EU recognizes academic freedom, freedom of science and students’ right to education as fundamental rights (Charter of EU Fund. Rights, art. 13-14). However, this formal recognition does not correspond to a significant power in the field of education and research: member states have an exclusive power to regulate their system of education and the Union has only the competence to “support,...   More >

Systematizing Investment Understanding at the World’s Largest Hedge Fund

Information Session | April 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Alexander Valdes, Bridgewater

 Data Sciences

Interested in designing and building systems to tackle complex, real-world problems? Curious to know what an investment system is and how it works? This talk shares how Bridgewater, the world’s largest hedge fund, builds an understanding of macroeconomics and turns that into highly inspectable investment systems. We see this as one of the keys to continued success in this highly competitive...   More >

Mindful Awareness Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | February 21 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students. You are invited to drop in at noon any Thursday.

Certificate Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Online Information Session

Information Session | April 25 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how UC Berkeley Extension’s professional certificate can prepare you for diverse job opportunities—in teaching, business, publishing, travel and more—both in the United States and around the world.

  Make reservations online

Emerging efforts to improve complex care from The Commonwealth Fund’s perspective

Lecture | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, CR-5101-fifth floor

 Public Health, School of

The Commonwealth Fund and five other foundations have formed a collaborative focused on adoption of promising practices that improve outcomes and lower costs for adults with complex needs. Tanya Shah, assistant vice president at The Commonwealth Fund, will be sharing the latest lessons and research emerging from this joint effort.
Tanya Shah MBA, MPH ’99 is assistant vice president, Delivery...   More >

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NEURO/GGD Informal Seminar: The neuromodulatory connectome of C. elegans: wire and wireless signaling

Seminar | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Bill Schafer, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Professional Sequence in Technical Communication Online Information Session

Information Session | April 25 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Technical communication plays a vital role in bridging the gap between those who create new ideas or products and those who must understand how to put those products or ideas to use. Learn about the expanding need for technical communication professionals and how our program will prepare you for a career in this exciting field, or enable you to advance in your current position.

  Register online

Systemizing Investment Understanding at the World’s Largest Hedge Fund

Colloquium | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Alexander Valdes, Bridgewater, Co-Head Research Investment Engineering

 Data Sciences

Interested in designing and building systems to tackle complex, real-world problems? Curious to know what an investment system is and how it works? This talk shares how Bridgewater, the world’s largest hedge fund, builds an understanding of macroeconomics and turns that into highly inspectable investment systems. We see this as one of the keys to continued success in this highly competitive...   More >

IB Seminar: A deep-time perspective of macroecology

Seminar | April 25 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Erin Saupe, University of Oxford

 Department of Integrative Biology

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 7 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday | 1-3 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Michael Sholinbeck

 Library

Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.
NOTE: On Feb. 14: 2:15-3pm only

Candace Lukasik | Ecumenism of Blood: Islamophobia and the Geopolitics of MENA Christians

Lecture | April 25 | 1-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

This talk unpacks the ways Copts, as a community of Middle Eastern Christians in the United States, are caught at the nexus of American evangelical moral imaginaries and the racialization of Muslims in a post-9/11 context. Increasing international media attention on Copts and Islamic State affiliate attacks on Coptic places of worship and pilgrimage in Egypt are connected to and predated by...   More >

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

GWS Honors Presentations

Presentation | April 25 | 2-4 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

The five students who are completing their honors theses in Gender & Women's Studies will be presenting their original research at the weekly GWS cafe.

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "Income in the Off-Season: Household Adaptation to Yearly Work Interruptions"

Seminar | April 25 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Brendan Price, UC Davis

 Center for Labor Economics

(joint with John Coglianese, Federal Reserve Board of Governors)

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Sensitivity Analysis using Approximate Moment Condition Models"

Seminar | April 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Timothy Armstrong, Yale

 Department of Economics

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Sensitivity Analysis using Approximate Moment Condition Models"

Seminar | April 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Timothy Armstrong, Yale

 Department of Economics

Reforming national chemicals safety policy to protect the health of workers and the public

Lecture | April 25 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, First Floor Colloquia

 Public Health, School of

In June 2016, with bipartisan support, Congress passed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act—the first comprehensive reform in more than 40 years aimed at fixing the nation's badly outdated Toxic Chemicals Control Act of 1976. The Lautenberg Act includes improvements such as mandatory requirement for EPA to evaluate existing chemicals with clear and enforceable...   More >

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Cortical circuits underlying visual perception

Seminar | April 25 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Michael Higley, Yale University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2019

Seminar | April 25 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Kaitlyn Gaynor

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Distinguished Lecture by a finishing ESPM student, Kaitlyn Gaynor, who will present: "The ecological dynamics of human-wildlife coexistence." Hosted by Justin Brashares. Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

From Nand to Tetris: Applied Computer Science from the Ground Up

Colloquium | April 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1203, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Shimon Schocken, IDC (Interdisciplinary Center) Herzliya, Israel

 Graduate School of Education

We present a course that synthesizes many abstractions, algorithms, and data structures learned in CS courses, and makes them concrete by building a complete computer system, from the ground up. The methodology is based on guiding students through a set of 12 projects that gradually construct and unit-test a simple hardware platform and a modern software hierarchy, yielding a surprisingly...   More >

Cooperating with the Curse of Dimensionality

Seminar | April 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 3106 Etcheverry Hall

 Hao Chen, UC Davis

 Department of Statistics

The curse of dimensionality arises when analyzing high-dimensional data and non-Euclidean data, such as network data, which are ubiquitous nowadays. It causes counter-intuitive phenomena and makes traditional statistical tools less effective or inapplicable. On the other hand, some counter-intuitive phenomena might be explained by some universal patterns, which could be used to form new effective...   More >

The TDPS Speaker Series presents Caridad Svich | The Wilderness: Playwriting in the World

Lecture | April 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Caridad Svich, Playwright/text-builder, theatre-maker, translator, lyricist, editor, educator

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Arts + Design

Caridad Svich received a 2012 OBIE Award for Lifetime Achievement in the theatre, a 2012 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award and NNPN rolling world premiere for Guapa, and the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize for her play The House of the Spirits, based Isabel Allende’s novel. She has won the National Latino Playwriting Award (sponsored by Arizona Theatre Company)...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: The unreasonable effectiveness of non-archimedean methods in complex geometry

Colloquium | April 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 François Loeser, Sorbonne University

 Department of Mathematics

In recent years non-archimedean methods have shown to be a quite powerful tool in complex algebraic geometry. I shall present some of the results that can be obtained that way, proceeding from Thuiller's proof of the invariance of the homotopy type of the incidence complex to more recent results.

"Dirty Looks" with Bradford Nordeen: Curating 'Dirty Looks' and Presenting the Queer Cinematic Avant-Garde

Film - Short | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 142 (Nestrick Room)

 Bradford Nordeen

 Department of English, Film & Media Studies, Arts Research Center

Ranging from digital drag revisionism to post-bohemian celluloid, this screening and talk showcase works from eight years of “Dirty Looks,” a queer avant-garde film series that, since 2011, has brought queer artists’ cinema to audiences in NYC, LA, the Bay Area, and in a touring series, across the country. Curator Bradford Nordeen will show highlights from the past eight years and discuss the...   More >

Tanika Sarkar | Intimate Violence - Colonial Lawmaking and Cultural Nationalism in 19th Century India: The Indo-American Community Lecturer at UC Berkeley for 2018

Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Tanika Sarkar, historian of modern India

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Lecture by acclaimed historian of women’s histories and social movements in colonial and post-colonial India and Professor of History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Dr. Tanika Sarkar.

"Doing" Political Theology Today: Promises and Pitfalls

Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Ruth Marshall, Associate Professor of Religion & Political Science, University of Toronto

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Lecture details forthcoming.

Ruth Marshall received her DPhil in Politics from Oxford University, and joined both the Department for the Study of Religion and Political Science in 2008, after having spent 8 years living and researching in West Africa. She is the author of Political Spiritualities: The Pentecostal Revolution in Nigeria (U. Chicago Press, 2009) and numerous scholarly...   More >

Spring 2019 LEP Global Book Club: The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Meeting | March 14 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 5-6 p.m. | 110 César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program, UC Berkeley Student Learning Center

You're invited to join the Spring 2019 LEP Global Book Club! This semester, we will be reading The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives. Edited by Cal grad and Pulitzer Prize-Winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, this book features the works of refugee writers from around the world. Engaging with their stories provides intimate insight into the realities faced by millions of people in...   More >

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Career Series: Preparing for Post Graduation

Panel Discussion | April 25 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, BNorth Conference Room

 Student Environmental Resource Center, Career Center, Association of Environmental Professionals- Berkeley Student Chapter

Come and learn from out-going seniors and recent graduates about graduate school application processes and tips for getting a job. 

Tragic Power, Comic Self: 2019 Ringrose Lecture in Italian Studies

Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall

 Timothy Campbell, Professor of Italian Studies, Cornell University

 The Department of Italian Studies, The Program in Critical Theory, The International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs, The Program in Romance Languages and Literatures, The Department of Comparative Literature, The Department of French, The Department of Philosophy, The Department of Rhetoric

Reading recent work on Italian Thought and biopolitics, one might be forgiven for thinking that biopolitics and biopower are deeply negative concepts. What gives? Why the relentlessly negative characterization of politics inflected biologically?

Liliana Porter, Man with Axe, 2017

Ruth Marshall Talk

Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Ruth Marshall, Associate Professor of Religion & Political Science, University of Toronto

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Lecture details forthcoming.

Ruth Marshall received her DPhil in Politics from Oxford University, and joined both the Department for the Study of Religion and Political Science in 2008, after having spent 8 years living and researching in West Africa. She is the author of Political Spiritualities: The Pentecostal Revolution in Nigeria (U. Chicago Press, 2009) and numerous scholarly articles on...   More >

Cinefication in Three Scenes

Lecture | April 25 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220

 Pavle Levi, Professor, Film and Media Studies, Stanford University

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

This talk will diagnose and theoretically elaborate the notion of reality’s “general cinefication” by drawing on a range of post-WWII experimental and documentary film practices and spectatorial experiences. Questions pertaining to the politics of East European filmmaking in the age of moving image’s ubiquity will be explored through the consideration of works by Zelimir Zilnik, Bojan Jovanovic,...   More >

BERC Alumni Gala

Reception | April 25 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | #3300 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

 1 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

 Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative

Join us for the 9th Annual BERC Alumni Reunion! Catch up with alumni and current students, and meet others invested and interested in the energy industry. This will be a great opportunity to network, learn, and relax before the weekend. Simultaneously, come hear about the initiatives and programming that BERC has planned for this year.

We invite you to enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres, excellent...   More >

Ancient Use of Psychoactive Plants in Pre-Columbian South America: Chemical Evidence from a Ritual Bundle from Southwestern Bolivia

Lecture | April 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Melanie Miller, University of Otago

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Humans have utilized various substances with psychotropic properties for millennia, and while evidence for some of these substances can be traced through historical and archaeological sources, others have been elusive. Recent advances in chemical techniques have enabled archaeologists to examine residues from archaeological materials in order to identify specific ingredients, including plants...   More >

Funding Your Postdoc

Panel Discussion | April 25 | 6-7:15 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

In the progression from graduate student to postdoctoral scholar, early career scientists start demonstrating their independence as researchers. Finding and securing funding can serve as an important step in the transition, demonstrating your ability to design research projects (as well as build your CV). In this panel, you will learn the types of awards Berkeley bioscientistspursue and hear from...   More >

Need-Finding For Your Next Big Idea

Seminar | April 25 | 6-8:05 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

SWE Startup Spring at Berkeley presents the first of a two-part series on Women Entrepreneurs: How To Be an Effective Female Founder on April 18th, 6-8pm at 290 HMMB.

Do you want to know how to become an effective female founder? Come listen to panelists Caroline Winnett, Executive Director at SkyDeck, Maria Artunduaga, CEO of Respira Labs, Paola Santana, Founder of Matternet and now Social...   More >

Grounds for Science - Science and Public Policy Duo!

Presentation | April 25 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Eric Lee, Graduate Program of Infectious Diseases and Immunity; Vetri Velan, Department of Physics

 Science@Cal

Note Change in date and location for Grounds for Science. This month's cafe will be held on a Thursday evening at Cafe Leila. Grounds for Science features short talks by UC Berkeley graduate students.

Science’s role in policy, politics, and process with Eric Lee

Science and politics have historically operated in separate spheres of society. On the rare occasions that scientists have stepped...   More >

Tharlo

Film - Documentary | April 25 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A shepherd from the steppes finds that the big city holds more pitfalls than merely bureaucracy and dreadful karaoke in Tseden’s innovatively structured critique of Tibet’s rural-urban divide. Heading to town for his first-ever picture ID, the not-so-simple shepherd Tharlo promptly loses his sense of identity, courtesy of a modern woman with designs on his time—and money. Merging a poignant...   More >

AGO: A New Workshop Production Written and Directed by Stan Lai

Performing Arts - Theater | April 25 – 28, 2019 every day | 7-10:30 p.m. | 230 Hearst Gymnasium

 Arts + Design, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

April 25–28, 2019
230 Hearst Gymnasium
Free Admission with Reservation*

We reminisce about the past, dream about the future, but are rarely present in the moment. In fact, as the word “present” slipped through our tongues, it was already AGO. Stan Lai (creator of A Dream Like A Dream, which first used the unique “theatre in the surround” configuration) has returned to UC Berkeley to create...   More >

CrafterDark: Decorate pots and plant succulents!

Workshop | April 25 | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Living Room

 Berkeley Art Studio

Join us in the Student Union on April 25th (8pm) for the final CrafterDark of the school year! Come by to decorate pottery made at the Berkeley Art Studio and plant a succulent inside! Makes a great gift for a graduating senior or to spruce up your new digs.

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 >

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 >