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Exhibit: Gordon Parks - The Making of an Argument

October 6 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Explore the editorial process behind photographer Gordon Parks's photo-essay "Harlem Gang Leader," revealing unspoken conflicts between photographer, editor, subject, and truth.MORE about Gordon Parks - The Making of an Argument

Exhibit: People Made These Things

April 12 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 102 Kroeber Hall Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Why do we sometimes know a lot about who made things, and why do we sometimes not? Why does it sometimes matter to us, and why might it sometimes not? These are the questions that will be raised in the exhibit that will inaugurate the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology’s renovated Kroeber Hall Gallery. The Museum will display objects from the collection that urge visitors to think critically about how perceptions of makers have varied in different times and distant places. The newly redesigned space, replete with warm woods and comfortable seating areas, creates a pleasing environment for audiences of all kinds.MORE about People Made These Things

Exhibit: Jennie Smith, new drawings

September 18 – December 15, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Townsend Center for the Humanities Stephens Hall
San Francisco artist Jennie Smith infuses her detailed drawings of the natural world with an imaginative sensibility.

Viewing hours are generally M-F, 9 am- 4 pm. The exhibit space also used for events and meetings; please call (510) 643-9670 or email in advance to confirm availability.MORE about Jennie Smith, new drawings

Exhibit: The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

July 21 – December 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library Bancroft Library
Images from the Bay Area alternative press, psychedelic rock posters and mailers, documentary photographs of the Haight-Ashbury scene and major rock concerts, and material from the personal papers of author Joan Didion and poet Michael McClure are featured in this exhibit marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 “Summer of Love.” MORE about The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

Exhibit: ¡Viva La Fiesta! Mexican Traditions of Celebration

October 13, 2017 – February 1, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | The Bancroft Library Gallery Bancroft Library
¡Viva la Fiesta! explores the cycle of traditional religious and patriotic celebrations that have marked the Mexican calendar for centuries. The exhibition draws on unique historical representations of the fiestas and examines their relationship to communal identities, national politics, religious practices, and indigenous customs. Original materials are preserved in the Bancroft Latin Americana Collection and date from the 16th century to the present.MORE about ¡Viva La Fiesta! Mexican Traditions of Celebration

Art Wall: Karabo Poppy Moletsane

November 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 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.MORE about Karabo Poppy Moletsane

Global Lives Project

November 3 – December 29, 2017 every Friday | 5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This collaborative video project captures twenty-four hours in the lives of diverse individuals across the globe.MORE about

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