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Friday, May 4, 2018

ReGen18 Conference

Conference/Symposium | May 1 – 4, 2018 every day |  Impact Hub San Francisco

 1885 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 Center for Responsible Business

Join the Regenerative Movement at ReGen18!

When: May 1-4,2018

Where: Impact HubSan Francisco

Register to attend: Use code R30_BerkeleyHaas for a 30% discount off registration: http://bit.ly/2EUdw0B

We are only days away from the launch of ReGen18! You won’t want to miss this opportunity. Join us May 1-4 in the heart of theMission District at Impact Hub San Francisco. We will be...   More >

Cal Alumni Association Online Application Reading - TAAP/KASP Scholarships

Miscellaneous | April 27 – May 9, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Online

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association invites you to join us in reading and evaluating scholarship applications virtually for The Achievement Award and the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Programs from April 27th through May 9nd. Our dedicated alumni make these scholarships possible and we thank you for your time!

Virtual application readers will receive all training materials and scholarship...   More >

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cal-alumni-association-online-application-reading-2-taapkasp-tickets-43959034656?aff=email1. Register online

Haviland Scholars Day

Special Event | May 4 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Research Library (227 Haviland)

 Social Welfare, School of

COEH Builds Bridges: Four Decades of Progress in the California Workplace

Conference/Symposium | May 4 – 5, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 1800 Betty Irene School of Nursing

 2570 48th St, Sacramento, CA 95817

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH)

For the last 40 years, faculty, researchers and students at Northern California’s Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) have conducted vital research to help inform state policy, provided education and training to protect vulnerable workers, and promoted health and safety in California’s workplaces.

Progress has been made over the last four decades, but there continues to...   More >

Across the High Seas: Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Indian Ocean Littoral

Conference/Symposium | May 4 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Hyunhee Park, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Chapurukha Kusimba, American University; Steven Sidebotham, University of Delaware; Eivind Heldaas Seland, University of Bergen; Ariane de Saxé, CNRS; Jun Kimura, Tokai University; James Lankton, UCL; Derek Heng, Northern Arizona University; Osmund Bopearachchi, Berkeley/CNRS; Jiang Bo, National Center of Underwater Cultural Heritage, Beijing

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

With contributions by archaeologists and historians, the conference will focus on the spatial configurations specific to maritime trade, and the transformations of cultural and material artifacts maritime exchanges have led to.

Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry RTG Workshop

Seminar | April 30 – May 4, 2018 every day | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Evans Hall, 1015 and 740

 Max Lieblich, Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep

 Department of Mathematics

During RRR week (4/30-5/4), the number theory and arithmetic geometry RTG will be holding a workshop. The workshop will have lecture series in the mornings and discussion/problem solving sessions in the afternoons in small groups. Max Lieblich will be giving a lecture series on recent progress on the Tate conjectures, and Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep will be lecturing about group theory and...   More >

American Studies Spring Conference 2018: Twice Told Tales

Conference/Symposium | May 4 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Lounge

 American Studies

American Studies Conference

Transfer Information Session

Information Session | May 4 | 10-11:45 a.m. | 305 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Learn about transfer admissions at CED.

Designing with Palms with Jason Dewees

Lecture | May 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The palm tree is so iconic that we can lose sight of the varied uses of palms for making lovely gardens and landscapes. Jason Dewees, author of Designing with Palms and longtime friend of the UC Botanical Garden, will give a presentation with photos by Caitlin Atkison on the power of palms in garden design.

$20 / $15 UCBG Member

  Register online

Eco Art History: Genealogies, Methodologies, Practices, Horizons

Conference/Symposium | May 4 – 5, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 308 A Doe Library

 Lamia Balafrej, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles; Elisabeth de Bièvre, Professor of Art History (Emeritus), University of East Anglia; Natasha Eaton, Reader in the History of Art, University College London; Anthony Grudin, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Vermont; Meredith Hoy, Assistant Professor of Art History and Theory, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University; Monica Juneja, Professor of Global Art History, Universität Heidelberg; Gregory Levine, Professor of Art and Architecture of Japan and Buddhist Visual Cultures, University of California, Berkeley; Ivonne del Valle, Associate Professor of Colonial Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Riad Kherdeen, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Art History, UC Berkeley; Ramón De Santiago, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Art History, UC Berkeley; Shivani Sud, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Art History, UC Berkeley

 Whitney Davis, Professor of History and Theory of Ancient and Modern Art, University of California, Berkeley

 Sugata Ray, Assistant Professor of South Asian Art, University of California, Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of History of Art, Institute of International Studies, University of California Humanities Research Institute;

A conference on the interconnected ecologies of planetary systems and art and architecture practices across a longue durée.

Embedding Sustainability Concepts in Curriculum: Colloquium

Colloquium | May 4 | 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 The Green Initiative Fund

Join us to hear 11 faculty from diverse disciplines - History of Art to Environmental Science to Materials Science and Engineering - share their creative efforts to introduce sustainability concepts into courses. Enjoy a light lunch and get inspired to update your own course materials!

Faculty, staff, and students welcome.

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Embedding Sustainability Concepts in Curriculum: Sustainability in Curriculum Colloquium and Faculty Reception

Colloquium | May 4 | 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF)

The colloquium will include lightning presentations from faculty across the Berkeley campus on approaches and tools for incorporating sustainability into undergraduate curriculum. The presentations represent new faculty endeavors to present principles of sustainability in diverse courses and departments - History of Art to Environmental Science to Materials Science and Engineering.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | May 4 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

EECS Student Awards Ceremony

Special Event | May 4 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Each year the EECS Student Awards Committee selects winners for the EECS department awards which recognize and honor the ability and character of our students.

Labor Lunch Seminar: RRR Week

Seminar | May 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Center for Labor Economics

Strategic Planning Town Hall

Meeting | May 4 | 12-1 p.m. |  Chou Hall - Spieker Forum, Haas School of Business

 Office of Chancellor

The campus’ strategic planning process recently hit a milestone with the release of its steering committee’s draft report. This document offers recommendations for key areas of focus and transformation at Berkeley over the course of the next decade.

While significant faculty, staff, student, and alumni feedback went into the development of this draft report, input from an even broader swath of...   More >

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | May 4 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 9/8 and 12/1, Samba will be on 10/6 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 11/3. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

A Structural Analysis Of The Decline Of Home-Cooked Food

Seminar | May 4 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 201 Giannini Hall

 Valerie Lechene, University College London (UCL)

 Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics (ARE)

ARE Department Friday Seminar Series

Computational Sensorimotor Learning

Colloquium | May 4 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Pulkit Agrawal, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

An open question in artificial intelligence is how to endow agents with common sense knowledge that humans naturally seem to possess. A prominent theory in child development posits that human infants gradually acquire such knowledge by the process of experimentation. According to this theory, even the seemingly frivolous play of infants is a manifestation of experiments conducted by them to learn...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Interstellar Mission Optical Downlink for Scientific Data: Issues and Challenges

Seminar | May 4 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 David Messerschmitt, UC Berkeley, EECS Department

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Current attention on near-term exploration of nearby star systems is focused on low-mass probes that can be accelerated to relativistic speed using propulsion based on a ground-based directed-energy beam. Such a probe has to have a low mass (gram-scale) and transmit with low power (mW-scale). Such a mission is worthwhile only if the collected scientific observations can be successfully downlinked...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Capstone Showcase: Day 2

Special Event | May 4 | 1:30-6 p.m. |  2451 Ridge Road, Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership)

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Each Spring, hundreds of attendees convene in Berkeley, CA for two days of social impact innovation. With 13 tracks and 100 capstone teams, see where the future of engineering is headed by uncovering the projects created in collaboration between UC Berkeley faculty, industry partners, and Master of Engineering student leaders.

  Register online

Dissertation talk: Statistics meets Optimization - Computational guarantees for statistical learning algorithms

Presentation | May 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Fanny Yang

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Modern technological advances have prompted massive scale data collection in many fields. This has led to an increasing need for scalable machine learning algorithms and statistical methods to draw conclusions about the world. Two principal challenges arise in this context: How can we collect data efficiently such that a reduced sample size is enough to draw conclusion with high confidence? How...   More >

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Hopf Structures on Generalized Permutahedra

Seminar | May 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Andres Rodriguez, SFSU

 Department of Mathematics

In the talk we will go over the necessary background to be able to define the Hopf monoid of generalized permutahedra. This includes an introduction to the notion of set species, Hopf monoid in set species, and some intuitive examples. We will discuss how set species are objects of type A by introducing the notion of species relative to hyperplanes, and we will discuss what ``species” mean in...   More >

Clark Kerr Garden Open Hours

Tour/Open House | February 2 – May 11, 2018 every Friday | 2:30-4:30 p.m. |  Clark Kerr Campus

 Campus Gardens

The Clark Kerr Garden is managed by Gardener Susanne Weisman along with the Cal Dining Sustainability Team Garden Coordinators and committed volunteers. Clark Kerr contains a culinary garden, an orchard, and continually growing edible landscaping.

Our goal is to be a space where anyone can hang out, pass through, learn something, collaborate, and enjoy food together. We hold skills training...   More >

MENA Salon: Semester in Review

Workshop | May 4 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join us for the final MENA Salon of the semester, as we revisit the events and themes that shaped this academic year.

Spring 2018 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects

Colloquium | May 4 | 3-5 p.m. | B4 Dwinelle Hall

 BLC Fellows

 Berkeley Language Center

Developing Interpretive Insight through Reframing Texts
Erica Weems, Lecturer, French
This project focused on the interpretive insight that second-semester students of French developed when reframing texts in the target language. The process of reframing texts in a collaborative setting followed a tripartite model involving preparation, enactment, and post-enactment reflection and was aimed at...   More >

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar: “Modulating and rewiring cell division across diverse physiological contexts”

Seminar | May 4 | 3-4 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center | Note change in location

 Iain Cheeseman, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar

Softball vs. UCLA

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | May 4 | 3 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts UCLA in conference action at Levine-Fricke Field.

Context, Causality, and Information Flow: Implications for Privacy Engineering, Security, and Data Economics

Seminar | May 4 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Sebastian Benthall

 Information, School of

Sebastian Benthall is a security scientist working at the intersection of computer science, economics, law, and philosophy.

Catalytic modification of methane in non-conventional media

Seminar | May 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Pedro Perez, University of Huelva

 College of Chemistry

Since most chemicals and fuels employed nowadays come from oil, it seems obvious that on the basis of their reserves being reduced year after year, an alternative must be developed. The most convenient one is methane,1 given the vast reserves of this gas that exist in the Earth crust. However, it is quite surprising that one of the remaining challenges deals with one of the simplest molecules in...   More >

Bruce Boone and Robert Glück

Reading - Literary | May 4 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Writers Boone and Glück read their work.

In the Intense Now

Film - Documentary | May 4 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Salles portrays the pivotal, tumultuous 1960s through archival footage and home movies from May ’68 Paris, Soviet-invaded Czechoslovakia, China during the Cultural Revolution, and Brazil under military rule. “It’s a documentary that’s really a meditation—history made poetic” (Variety).


Film - Feature | May 4 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A voyage across a war-scarred Europe forms the background of a married couple’s collapsing relationship in Bergman’s dreamlike early look at isolation, emotional torment, and romantic masochism. “A sort of Voyage in Italy revised by Sartre” (Cinema 58).

Ex Machina; 887: Written, designed, directed, and performed by Robert Lepage

Performing Arts - Theater | May 4 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Canadian director, actor, and playwright Robert Lepage focuses his latest work down to the most intimate scale—a one-man show steeped in his own childhood memories, and supported by Lepage’s production company, Ex Machina. The production employs everything from archival film footage to shadow puppetry to dollhouse-like miniatures of entire city blocks.

This performance is part of Cal...   More >

$48-98 prices subject to change

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | May 4 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Performing Arts - Music | May 4 | 8-10 p.m. |  First Congregational Church

 Cal Performances

Nielsen/Chaconne, Op. 32
Sibelius/Selected works
Beethoven/Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 131, No. 2, The Tempest
Schubert/Two Scherzos, D. 593
Jörg Widmann/Idyll and Abyss: Six Schubert Reminiscences
Schubert/Three Piano Pieces, D. 946

$68-$96 prices subject to change

  Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Art Wall: Karabo Poppy Moletsane

Exhibit - Painting | November 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Moletsane’s vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft 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.

Environmental Design Archives Exhibition: Hollywood and Vine

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 22 – May 15, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

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.

Way Bay

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 17 – May 6, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 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 region’s geographic, social, and cultural landscape.

The exhibition takes a nonlinear...   More >

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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 >

“We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re in the Public Record!”: The LGBTQ Movement and Life as Seen Through Government Information

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – August 31, 2018 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery


This exhibit showcases selected documents pertaining to LGBTQ history and highlights aspects of LGBTQ life that have been impacted by actions of federal, state, and local governments.

Sustaining Grandeur: The First 100 Years of Save the Redwoods League

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 20 – September 14, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Gallery

 Bancroft Library

(Gallery is just inside east entrance to Doe) MARKING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY of the founding of Save the Redwoods League, Sustaining Grandeur is a collaborative exhibition between The Bancroft Library and the League. The exhibition explores the organization’s first century protecting California’s redwood forests and the surrounding lands that sustain them, and looks forward to the League’s...   More >

Science Gets Graphic: Cartoons, Comics and Graphic Novels in the Sciences

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 23 – August 24, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | Evans Hall, Mathematics Statistics Library (100 Evans)


In the past decade, we have witnessed significant growth in the use of visual imagery and storytelling to engage students in the sciences. From manga guides and illustrated texts to biographies and zombies teaching calculus, this display features illustrated works and graphic novels from our collections that aim to teach college students and the general public about science...   More >

ON VIEW: ARCH 205B Studio One Final Review Projects

Exhibit - Multimedia | May 4 – June 18, 2018 every day | Lobby Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: MAY 4-JUNE 18. Graduate student work from the Spring 2018 Studio One will be on display in the Wurster Sculpture Courtyard. Open to all!

ON VIEW: ARCH 204B Thesis Studio Final Review Projects

Exhibit - Multimedia | May 4 – 13, 2018 every day | Lobby Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: May 4-13. Graduate student work from ARCH 204B Thesis Studio will be on view through Commencement weekend. Open to all.

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.

Bearing Light: Berkeley at 150

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 16, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 2nd Floor Corridor

 Bancroft Library

This exhibition celebrates the University of California’s sesquicentennial anniversary with photographs, correspondence, publications, and other documentation drawn from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library collections. It features an array of golden bears, including Oski, and explores the illustrious history of UC Berkeley.

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)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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 >

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

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)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

A selection from the over fifty manuscripts collected by The Magnes in Cairo, Egypt, during an expedition led by the museum’s 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 >

Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

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

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

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 >