Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day | Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)
Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery
Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be... More >
Exhibit - Photography | January 13 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Stephens
In an exhibition of selected works from the past five decades, documentary photographer Ken Light probes social and political issues in America.
Viewing hours are Monday-Friday during the academic year. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please call (510) 643-9670 or email email@example.com for viewing times.
ON VIEW: FEB 3-21, MON-FRI 10am-5pm. Lecture on FEB 5 at 6:30pm in 112 Wurster, followed by an opening reception in 108 Wurster. Free and open to all!
Exhibit - Sculpture | February 5 | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
January 15June 14, 2020
Ron Nagle has made stunning, entirely unique small sculptures since the 1960s, producing a body of work that is as original as it is mischievous. He mixes allusions to modernism, middlebrow culture, and the specific pop sensibility of Northern California in exquisitely formed works that are often no bigger than a few inches. This exhibition marks his first survey in the... More >
Exhibit - Painting | February 5 – May 31, 2020 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
January 15May 31, 2020
Among the last great ukiyo-e artists of Meiji Japan, Taiso Yoshitoshi (18391892) reigned supreme for his daring prints based on various tales and legends of ancient Japan and China. He made use of Western colors and inks for dramatic effect, yet stayed loyal to the woodblock print techniques that had guided past masters. In his short life, he created numerous series... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 6 | 4-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Blue skies, blueprints, blue jeans, blue states, blue suede shoes, the blues. Its a lot for a color to cover, but blue is cool with it, helped by the discovery of the first chemical pigment in the eighteenth century, which turned blue in art from rare to ubiquitous. Works on view include Song dynasty tea bowls and Vietnamese blue-and-white shipwreck ware; an Indian painting of blue-skinned... More >
Join us for an exhibit of photographs by 2019 Artist-in-Resident and UCBG Docent Becky Jaffe.
A photographer, naturalist, and educator living in Oakland, California, Becky Jaffe is active in the Bay Area photography community, teaching Art of Seeing courses for advanced fine art photographers, curating group exhibits in galleries and greenhouses, and judging competitions at the Berkeley Camera... More >
Free with Garden Admission
Exhibit - Photography | February 8 | 4-6 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join us to celebrate the opening of The Book of Life: A Photographic Bibliography by 2019 Artist in Residence and Garden docent Becky Jaffe.
Free with the cost of admission
Object Lessons brings together ancient and modern Egyptian artifacts from the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in an exhibition in The Bancroft Library Gallery and Corridor. In the gallery, we invite you to explore how items from everyday life were created and discarded, excavated and conserved, from antiquity to the present day. The corridor... More >
Exhibit - Sculpture | February 14 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Juana Berrío, an independent curator and writer, presents perspectives on Ron Nagles ceramic sculptures through the lenses of painting and music. She will focus on how Nagles use of color, texture, and rhythm inflects his distinctively emotional and humorous compositions.
Berrío has worked at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the New Museum in New York, and on the 2013 Venice... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | February 19 – July 19, 2020 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
February 19July 19, 2020
Rosie Lee Tompkins (19362006) is widely considered one of the most brilliant and inventive quiltmakers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Her reputation has grown to the point where her work is no longer considered solely within the context of quilting, but celebrated among the great American artistic achievements of our time. Rosie Lee Tompkins: A... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | February 19 | 6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Please join us for a reception and preview tour of this vivid and important exhibition, Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective (February 19July 19, 2020). Organized by Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder and Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow Elaine Yau, this is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of the artists work to date, featuring approximately seventy quilts,... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26 – July 12, 2020 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In the spring of 1970, President Richard Nixon announced an expansion of the Vietnam War into eastern Cambodia. After fifteen years in Vietnam, the maneuver prompted outrage across an already divided United States. Nixon and other conservative politicians, tired of near-constant dissent, focused their energies on vocal university students who protested the war. Nixon called them bums, while... More >