Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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Workshop | March 14 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Have you ever noticed that each place has its own distinct set of colors? This watercolor workshop explores the colors that make up The UC Botanical Garden. Through classroom and garden we will develop color palettes that reflect this remarkable place. Learn and refine your color mixing skills, and how limited palettes can create a wide range of subtle color.
$100, $90 members
Workshop | March 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Online Webinar
Learn about what to expect when traveling abroad and re-entering the U.S. Topics include: Is it ok to travel internationally right now? What are the risks involved with travelling? When a visa stamp is needed (and when it is not), documents you need to apply for a visa, the visa application process and timelines, Security Clearances, and travel to Canada and Mexico.
Workshop | March 14 | 11:10 a.m.-12:40 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab, 350 Barrows Hall
Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library
This training will help you navigate the copyright, fair use, and usage rights of including third-party content in your digital project. We will also provide an overview of your intellectual property rights as a creator and ways to license your own work.
Bridging the Gap Between the Petri Dish and the Patient: Integrative Approaches to Put Disease in Context
Seminar | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Stephanie Fraley, University of California, San Diego
Technological advances continue to accentuate the fact that biological knowledge is highly context and time dependent. It is now clear that in vitro model systems, which are necessary for studying the molecular mechanisms of disease, fail to represent many critical pathophysiological features of human disease. Thus, findings from in vitro studies rarely translate directly into impact for... More >
Non-Invasive Bladder Volume Sensing for Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction Management: CITRIS Spring 2018 Research Exchange Series
Seminar | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
Eric A. Kurzrock, Professor of Urology, UC Davis
Soheil Ghiasi, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis
We will develop machine learning algorithms to identify patterns in light absorption maps generated by the sensor array, and to personalize the alert to better match individual patients body characteristics and preferences. Extensive empirical studies with bladder replicas, swine bladder and healthy human volunteers will be carried out.
MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Anne Yoder: From speciation, to sensory biology, to translational biomedicine: My journey with the mouse lemur as an emerging genetic model organism
Seminar | March 14 | 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 >
Performing Arts - Music | March 14 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Fall welcome misc.
UCB music students perform chamber music works by Gioachino Rossini and Bedřich Smetana
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Featuring the Music Departments varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in... More >
Information Session | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. | Online
Tom McGuire, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension
Find out how UC Berkeley Extension equips you with a solid understanding of marketings most up-to-date concepts and techniques. For more information, visit the Certificate Program in Marketing.
Lecture | March 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Jon Leidecker, aka Wobbly, Musician & Composer
Jon Leidecker aka Wobbly is a San Franciscobased musician/composer of experimental electronic music Member of the multimedia collective Negativland.
Jon Leidecker has been engaged with the medium of electronic music since the mid 1980's, performing in collaboration with others and appearing solo under the unchosen pseudonym 'Wobbly', with an emphasis on live performance and improvisation.... More >
Lecture | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Christopher Lowman, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology
During the late nineteenth century, perceptions of Asia were changing rapidly among the predominantly Euro-American United States public. Immigration, trade, and rising American imperialism shaped how Asia was imagined, affecting policy and society on both sides of the Pacific, for immigrants and for Asian peoples alike. Using a combination of historical archaeology, oral history, and museum... More >
The contribution of drug-related deaths to the US disadvantage in mortality: Magali Barbieri, UC Berkeley/INED
Colloquium | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Magali Barbieri, Professor, UC Berkeley/INED
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.
Seminar | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Nancy Keller, University of Wisconsin - Madison
My research focus lies in genetically dissecting those aspects of Aspergillus spp. that render them potent pathogens and superb natural product machines. We are interested in elucidating the mechanism of fungal sporulation and host/pathogen interactions; processes intimately linked to secondary metabolite (e.g. mycotoxin) production.
Colloquium | March 14 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Laura Kray, Professor, Haas School of Business
Laura Kray will weigh evidence in support of a popular explanation for womens lesser outcomes in pay and career advancementthe belief that women are poor advocates for themselves.
Workshop | March 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Melissa Felsenstein, Inner Sounds Yoga
Experience the powerful effects of live sound during this special, free sound meditation. Learn how sound can be used as therapy to help reduce stress, release tension, balance the nervous system, and encourage healthier sleep. Feel a deeper sense of relaxation and renewal as you are immersed in tone and vibration of quartz crystal bowls and other instruments.
Participants have reported... More >
Workshop | March 14 | 1-5 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)
The aim of this workshop is to explore employment issues in Californian agriculture. This workshop aims at approaching the broad theme of employment issues in Californian agriculture from different perspectives, by focusing on the following: i) low wage jobs in agriculture; ii) discrimination at work; ii) immigration reform; and iii) attempts to make agriculture more sustainable. These approaches... More >
Workshop | March 14 | 2-5:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
This afternoon workshop will be structured around discussions of work-in-progress that are helping us to rethink the nature of feminism and the political culture of 1980s Britain. Papers will be pre-circulated electronically and each presenter will have 10-15 minutes to talk about them before opening up to discussion.
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Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Rigidity and flexibility for discrete subgroups of semisimple Lie groups
Seminar | March 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Beatrice Pozzetti, University of Heidelberg
After introducing semisimple Lie groups as groups of isometries of symmetric spaces, I will give a panorama on some classical results about their discrete subgroups. On the one hand, I will discuss Mostow rigidity and Margulis superrigidity, on the other I will discuss how the Teichmuller space gives examples of flexible subgroups of Lie groups, as well as bending constructions.
Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: The relative Drinfeld commutant of a fusion category and alpha-induction
Seminar | March 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Yasuyuki Kawahigashi, University of Tokyo
We establish a correspondence among simple objects of the relative commutant of a full fusion subcategory in a larger fusion category in the sense of Drinfeld, irreducible half-braidings of objects in the larger fusion category with respect to the fusion subcategory, and minimal central projections in the relative tube algebra. Based on this, we explicitly compute certain relative Drinfeld... More >
Workshop | March 14 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)
Greta Vollmer, Professor Emerita, English & Applied Linguistics, Sonoma State University
Berkeley Language Center
Students studying foreign languages often struggle to produce texts whose forms, purposes and linguistic features are unfamiliar or unclear to them. How can we - as instructors - help them understand the key genres of a foreign language, as well as the linguistic choices and cultural expectations that shape them? This session will offer an activity-based introduction to "genre-based pedagogy,... More >
2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94720
Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment.
Come enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. We'll also have weekly discussion topics to stimulate conversation.
Stop by and take a break with... More >
Seminar | March 14 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Persi Diaconis, Stanford University
The Heisenberg group ( 3 by 3 upper-triangular matrices with entries in a ring) is a venerable mathematical object. Simple random walk picks one of the bottom two rows at random and adds or substracts it from the row above.
I will use Fourier analysis to get sharp results about the long term behavior. For entries in integers mod n, the walk converges to uniform after order n squared steps
Colloquium | March 14 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall
Peter James Hudson, University of California Los Angeles
From the end of the nineteenth century until the onset of the Great Depression, Wall Street embarked on a stunning, unprecedented, and often bloody period of international expansion in the Caribbean. The precursors to institutions like Citibank and JPMorgan Chase, as well as a host of long-gone and lesser-known financial entities, sought to control banking, trade, and finance in the region. In... More >
Seminar | March 14 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Maria Jasin, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Seminar | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Beatrice Pozzetti, University of Heidelberg
An important application of bounded cohomology is the theory of maximal representations: a class of exceptionally well behaved homomorphisms of fundamental groups of Kaehler manifolds (most notably fundamental groups of surfaces and finite volume ball quotients) in Hermitian Lie groups (as Sp(2n,R) or SU(p,q)). I will discuss recent rigidity results for maximal representations of fundamental... More >
Colloquium | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 1995 University Avenue, fifth floor
Xiangchen Liu, independent filmmaker
Zul (documentary, 57 minutes)
The Mongolians in Bayanbulug Area, believers of Tibetan Buddhism, make a lengthy journey through ridges and passes to reach their winter pasture deep inside Mount Tianshan. There, while being isolated for 5 months by storm and snow, people celebrate Zul, the Lamp Lighting Festival on the 25th of October on the lunar calendar each year. On this Day of Death of... More >
ERG Colloquium: Andy Jones: Rational Numbers: Improving the Usability of Science for a Climate Resilient Society
Colloquium | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall
Andy Jones, Research Scientist, Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Many of the scientific data products available to decision-makers were not produced with their needs in mind and lack credibility information that could be used to guide the use of certain data products for specific applications. Dr. Jones will describe two lines of research aimed at addressing this gap
Lecture | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stephens Lounge
Linor Goralik, Author
One of the first Russian writers to make a name for herself on the Internet, Linor Goralik writes conversational short works that conjure the absurd in all its forms, reflecting post-Soviet life and daily universals. Her mastery of the minimal, including a wide range of experiments in different forms of micro-prose, is on full display in this collection of poems, stories, comics, a play, and an... More >
Seminar | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Note change in time. Joint with Departmental Seminar.
Seminar | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 Soda Hall - HP Auditorium
Suchi Saria, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
In this talk, I will begin by introducing the types of health data currently being collected and the challenges associated with learning models from these data.
Colloquium | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Sangtae Kim, Purdue University
The ellipsoid (along with its degenerate forms) is the workhorse in classical models that capture the role of nonspherical particle shapes in multiphase suspensions and composite materials. The utility of these models in many branches of science have forced generations of students to master the mathematics of elliptic integrals and related functions. And yet for over a half-century we have known... More >
Seminar | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Mitchell Luskin, University of Minnesota
The manipulation of the electronic structure of low-dimensional materials has recently been the subject of active research with applications in spintronics, quantum information processing, energy storage, and novel composites. In particular, the electric conductivity of atomically thick materials such as graphene and black phosphorous yields an effective complex permittivity with a negative real... More >
Colloquium | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Hearst Memorial Mining Building, Room 290
Kelly Lytle Hernandez, Associate Professor, History and African American Studies and Interim Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, UCLA
Eric Henderson, Policy Associate, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Los Angeles incarcerates more people than any other city in the United States, which imprisons more people than any other nation on Earth. In this talk based on her new book, historian Kelly Lytle Hernández explains how the City of Angels became the capital city of the worlds leading incarcerator.
Seminar | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Jing Cheng, UCSF
In health studies, the outcome is often a count or zero-inflated (ZI) count such as the number of decayed, missing and filled teeth (dmft) or surfaces (dmfs); many subjects have zeros because they have not had any cavities. To aid in understanding the underlying mechanisms of diseases and treatments, we developed a series of statistical methods for mediation analyses specifically for count or ZI... More >
Workshop | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
If you need to learn how to prepare human subjects protocols for a research project, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by the Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships (OURS). Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.
We will go through, step by step, the things... More >
Lecture | March 14 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall
We imagine a future in which computers understand a broad range of human behaviors, but todayâs systems fall short of these visions.
Seminar | March 14 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Lars Peter Hansen, University of Chicago
Climate science documents uncertainty induced by different emission scenarios, alternative models, and ambiguous physical interactions. Moreover, for some purposes, it constructs tractable approximations to initially complex models. To engage in credible policy analysis requires that we acknowledge and confront the limits to our understanding of dynamic mechanisms by which human inputs impact the... More >
Lecture | March 14 | 5-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Evan Thompson, University of British Columbia
Mindfulness meditation practices are often traditionally said to induce nonconceptual forms of awareness, and scientists and clinicians often repeat such descriptions. But what does nonconceptual mean? Clearly, without a precise specification of what a concept or conceptual cognition is, the notion of nonconceptuality is equally ill-defined. I present an account of concepts, concept... More >
Sister Spit Workshop and Performance Dinner: Come "spill the tea" with Sister Spit - a remarkable group of 7 QTPOC (Queer, Transgender, People of Color) writers and multi-disciplinary artists as they tour the West Coast, I-House being their only East Bay venue.
Performing Arts - Other | March 14 | 5-8:30 p.m. | International House
Come "spill the tea" with Sister Spit - a remarkable group of 7 QTPOC (Queer, Transgender, People of Color) writers and multi-disciplinary artists as they tour the West Coast, I-House being their only East Bay venue. Join us for this intimate affair with fancy dinner and tea included.
Sister Spit Workshop & Performance Dinner
Wednesday, March 14 | Home Room
Performance... More >
Workshop | March 14 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stiles Hall Conference Room (basement)
The Fitness Workshop will be hosted by BNS member, Alvin Yu. The purpose of our workshop is to provide motivation and inspiration to those tentative about working out or who could use some direction in beginning exercise. We plan to have a fun, interactive environment in which participants listen to Berkeley students with different interests in fitness (running, pilates, taekwondo, IM sports),... More >
Panel Discussion | March 14 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall
This conversation and the next one (on April 13) will focus on "Women and Knowledge"--the creating of knowledge (aesthetic and scholarly), the learning of knowledge (how do we women learn and why do we do so), the conveying of knowledge (pedagogical practices).
Poulomi Saha, Kathleen Donegan, Katie Bondy, and Jane Hu will provide a few opening remarks, and the conversation will develop from... More >
Information Session | March 14 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Join us in Wozniak Lounge as Julian Wong, VP of Customer Success at DataVisor, discusses how DataVisor uses machine learning models to help detect and attack fraud.
Dinner will be provided!
Traditional fraud solutions are in a constant cat-and-mouse game with attackers. Supervised machine learning models, the best fraud approach before DataVisor, quickly become outdated when attackers... More >
Covering Congress and a White House in Perpetual Crisis Lessons from Five of the Media's Best: Please join us for a special evening event featuring top DC reporters from the Chicago Sun-Times, New York Times, Politico, Vanity Fair and the Washington Post.
Lecture | March 14 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Jake Sherman, Politico
Covering Congress and a White House in Perpetual Crisis
Lessons from Five of the Media's Best March 14 -- RSVP
RSVP online by March 13.
Seminar | March 14 | 6-7 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall
Dr. Troy Lionberger, Senior Manager of Technology Development at Berkeley Lights
Thriving in Science
As scientists, we are trained to think of our science as a deterministic process. We organize our research following the scientific method, execute experiments to the best of our abilities, and the honest truth is that most of our professional lives will be spent encountering failure. How we deal with failure (an unavoidable part of the scientific process) is what will ultimately determine... More >
Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall
Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.
Lecture | March 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
WED, MAR 14, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk with Peggy Deamer, Professor of Architecture at Yale University. This talk will focus on the positive implications and social and economic importance of understanding the nature of architectural work as WORK.
Film - Feature | March 14 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Shot with the permission and supervision of North Korean authorities, Russian director Vitaly Manskys film turns a propaganda effort into a deep-cover documentary about life inside one of the worlds most repressive nations.
Meeting | March 14 | 7 p.m. | 3050 Valley Life Sciences Building
In 1964, amidst major fights over civil rights in the Bay Area, the UC Berkeley administration banned all student political organizations from campus. The Free Speech Movement demanded and won the right to free speech on campus. At its peak, the FSM organized hundreds of students to occupy Sproul Hall and an army of police was sent onto campus to violently arrest them.
Our guest speaker, Joel... More >
Lecture | March 14 | 7 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Annette Yoshiko Reed, Professor, New York University
Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, GTU Center for Jewish Studies, Lehrhaus Judaica, Jewish Studies Program at UC Davis, Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University
2018 Taubman Lecture Series
Lecture 2: Wednesday, March 14, 7 pm: How the Jewishness of Christianity was Forgotten
Performing Arts - Music | March 14 | 8 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall
Switzerland's Ensemble Proton Bern premieres new works by UC Berkeley graduate student composers Oren Boneh, Selim Göncü, James Stone, and Jeremy Wexler, alongside works by Dominique Schafer and Hanspeter Kyburz.
Performing Arts - Music | March 14 | 8-10 p.m. | Morrison Hall, Elkus Room 125
Ensemble Proton Bern
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This presentation showcases exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.
Exhibit - Painting | November 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Moletsanes vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library
Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students
cartoons, jokes, and satire throughout the years selected
from their humor magazines and other publications.
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 22 – May 15, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
See the homes of the STARS!! Or more precisely, designs for the homes and gardens of film stars, directors, screen writers, and designers curated by head archivist at the Environmental Design Archives, Waverly Lowell.
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 17 – May 6, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Way Bay is a sweeping exploration of the creative energies that have emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area over the past two hundred years. The exhibition features nearly two hundred works of art, film, performance, poetry, and archival materials by Bay Area artists and others whose work engages with the regions geographic, social, and cultural landscape.
The exhibition takes a nonlinear... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 31 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: Avant Dictee offers viewers an opportunity to experience the work of this prolific artist in a new way, through her best-known work, the artists book Dictee. Placing the book as a point of entry into her wider creative production, the exhibition explores resonances between Dictees ten thematic sections (nine of them named for the Greek muses) and artworks drawn from the... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they... More >
The Worlds of Arthur Szyk | The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection: Auditorium installation of enlarged reproductions of select collection items
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
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 the Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection.
Born into a middle-class Polish... More >
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.
ON VIEW: FEB 22-APR 20, MON-FRI 10am-5pm. Recent designs of the internationally recognized 2018 Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professor will be featured, ranging from cultural centers to educational institutions to urban landscapes. Open to the public!
High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
This exhibition presents a selection from the over one hundred show-card posters printed by the Firschein Press, a small business operated by East European Jewish immigrants, that served local Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Brooklyn for the better half of the 20th century. Oscar Firschein brought the posters to California once the Press ceased its activities. He and his wife, Theda,... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
A selection from the over fifty manuscripts collected by The Magnes in Cairo, Egypt, during an expedition led by the museums founder, Seymour Fromer, in 1971. At the time, the aim of The Magnes was to salvage unique documents during a period of great turmoil in the Middle East.
The manuscripts are accompanied by a variety of ritual objects, original ketubbot (marriage contracts), and by... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | March 10 – December 9, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Note change in date
For this Spring 2018 exhibit, entitled Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You, the Hearst staff and 14 UC Berkeley freshmen have co-curated a global selection of objects that depict human faces in different ways. The exhibit asks: Why and how do crafting traditions of the world so often incorporate human faces, and how do people respond to those faces? Objects such as West African... More >