Sunday, March 24, 2019
Special Event | March 23 – 24, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This event is part of March Member Appreciation Month, our month-long celebration of youour extended BAMPFA family.
During the weekend of March 2324, all BAMPFA members can enjoy 20 percent off of regular-price items at the BAMPFA Store and coffee drinks at Babette. Stop by the cafe for a weekend pick-me-up before you browse our curated collection of books, jewelry, cards, and gifts. This is... More >
Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
March 2May 10, 2019
This years edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunnalso an actor, playwright, and novelistwith new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his metasoap opera Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by... More >
Lecture | March 24 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Peter Solms, Ph.D.
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California
In the first of two lectures in this program, Freud in Translation: German to English, Professor Solms, will introduce a powerful new perspective on emotional and mental life. How is it that Sigmund Freud, who saw himself as a natural scientist, described the mental apparatus as the Seelenapparat, or apparatus of the soul? Solms forthcoming new translation, The Revised Standard Edition of... More >
$ 150.00 General $ 125.00 Members of PINC or SFCP $ 100.00 Candidates in Psychoanalytic Training $ 75.00 Full time students (with ID) An additional $10 will be charged for on-site registration$
Workshop | March 24 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In this workshop led by members of Oaklands Low Light/Black Hole darkroom collective, learn to use constructive and destructive processes to create a collaborative work directly on 16mm film. Repurpose found materials using tape collage techniques, and experiment with inks, paints, awls, and sandpaper to build intermingling layers. The resulting film will be projected at the end of the workshop.
Workshop | March 24 | 1-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Indigo blue is one of the most mysterious and beautiful in the world of natural dyes. Indigo dyeing, so complex and intricate, people around the world have dedicated their lives solely to this practice, craft, and cultivation.
$100/ $90 Garden members
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
Tour/Open House | March 24 | 2 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Explore Hans Hofmanns dynamic and influential work with guided tours on selected Wednesdays, Sundays, and Free First Thursdays.
Film - Documentary | March 24 | 2 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In a style devised for this film about his artist pal, Clouzot sets up a camera behind a translucent surface, so that the maestros every painterly gesture is recorded. Paintings emerge from the seemingly effortless frenzy of flourishes, some successful, some merely a mimicry of Picasso performing himselfsuperficial, he cries out at one point, then revises his failed work, backtracking,... More >
Performing Arts - Theater | March 24 | 3-5 p.m. | Zellerbach Playhouse
Quote Unquote Collective, Cal Performances
A two-woman show acclaimed for its raw honesty and insightful portrayal of womanhood, Mouthpiece follows one woman over the course of a day, as she struggles to find her voice and contend with the formidable shadow cast by her mother. The work is co-created and performed by the Toronto-based Quote Unquote Collective, the performers seamlessly integrating sung a cappella passages with spoken text... More >
$35 (prices subject to change)
Film - Documentary | March 24 | 3 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In 2014, Ottinger journeyed to the distant regions of the Bering Seato Alaska, then Chukotka, and on to Kamchatkafollowing along the paths of historic expeditions and explorers, such as the naturalist Georg Willem Steller and Vitus Bering; later, Captain James Cook; and, still later, the poet and botanist Adelbert von Chamisso, who traveled with Otto von Kotzebue. Over a three-month period,... More >
Film - Animated | March 24 | 5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Jim Trainor makes deceptively simple films that inhabit the heads of creatures and characters as they go about their lives, uncovering basic truths that carry profound spiritual depth. Animated with thick, direct lines on unregistered paper, Trainors films are both historical and imaginative, artifacts of a completely original mythology. His narratives are reflections of the harmony of the... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Featuring works by internationally renowned contemporary Tibetan artists alongside rare historical pieces, this exhibition highlights the ways these artists explore the infinite possibilities of visual forms to reflect their transcultural, multilingual, and translocal lives. Though living and working in different geographical areasLhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Areathe... More >
Exhibit - Painting | December 12, 2018 – April 14, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
BAMPFA's Japanese art collection began in 1919 with a remarkable donation of more than a thousand woodblock prints from the estate of UC Berkeley Professor of English William Dallam Armes. This exhibition features a selection of these exceptional prints, as well as hanging scroll paintings, screens, lacquerware, and ceramics that have entered the collection over the century since this... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | December 12, 2018 – March 24, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Arthur Jafa is an artist, director, editor, and award-winning cinematographer whose poignant work expands the concept of black cinema while exploring African American experience and race relations in everyday life. He has stated, I have a very simple mantra and its this: I want to make black cinema with the power, beauty, and alienation of black music. In his renowned work Love Is The Message,... More >
Exhibit - Photography | January 9 – March 31, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The exuberance, romance, and beauty of dance are central themes in this exhibition of historical and contemporary works from BAMPFAs collection. The selection is wide ranging, including prints, drawings, and photographs from the United States, Europe, and Asia. Among the highlights are two classic photographs of José Limón and Martha Graham by Barbara Morgan; George Bellowss raucous image Dance... More >
Exhibit - Sculpture | January 9 – April 28, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Masako Miki was born in Japan but has made the Bay Area, and Berkeley in particular, her home for more than twenty years. In her work she remains close to her ancestral traditions, especially those that arise from her association with Buddhist and Shinto beliefs and practices, as well as traditional Japanese folklore. Her current work, she says, is inspired by the idea of animism from the Shinto... More >
Exhibit - Painting | February 27 – July 21, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Bringing together nearly seventy works spanning the entirety of the artists career, this exhibition presents a fresh and eye-opening examination of Hans Hofmanns prolific and innovative artistic practice. Featuring paintings and works on paper from 1930 through the end of Hofmanns life in 1966, the exhibition includes numerous masterworks from BAMPFAs distinguished collection as well as many... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day | Lawrence Hall of Science
You don't have to be a pro to know that math and science can help improve your game. In our exhibit, Well Played!, you can experiment with force, angles, and trajectory to get the highest scores you can with classic arcade games such as Skeeball, Pinball, and Basketball.
Want to improve your score? Try our interactive exhibits on the math and science behind force and trajectory, and then head... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall
This exhibition of artists' books centers on ideas about the built environment and has been curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for UC Berkeleys Environmental Design Library. Featuring works by 25 artists including Robbin Ami Silverberg, Clifton Meador, Inge Bruggeman, Karen Kunc, Sarah Bryant and Barbara Tetenbaum, the exhibition explores the built environment through text, image,... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
This exhibition of artists books centers on ideas about the built environment, curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for CEDs Environmental Design Library.
Exhibit - Photography | March 21 – May 19, 2019 every day | Jacobs Hall
Fabien Cappellos SILLAS CALLEJERAS (STREET CHAIRS, 2018) offers lessons in design and ingenuity from Mexico City. The photographic series depicts a collection of chairs assembled from everyday contexts across the sprawling metropolis market stalls, shops, street stands, and elsewhere. Cappello casts an anthropological eye on artifacts that reflect a city where artisanal manufacture... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor343386 N/A
In the pantheon of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists who represent Mexico and Mexican art, the artwork of José Guadalupe Posada stands out as a bright constellation that continues to shine a light on important stories through woodcuts, imprints, and engravings. This exhibition was created using the books from the collections of the Doe Library. The exhibition is envisioned... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 6 – June 30, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Educated in physics, mathematics, and philosophy at Princeton University and trained in graphic design at Yale, Berkeley-based Aaron Marcus explores new possibilities for expression. He created his first computer-assisted poem-drawings in the spring of 1972, when he served as a research associate at Yale Universitys School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?
Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,... More >