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Multimedia exhibit: Xtreme BUGS
February 1 – September 1, 2014 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
Xtreme BUGS are marching, flying, and crawling into the Hall! Get ready to encounter these massive, moving, and buzzing insect and arthropod models. In the exhibit, explore the fascinating world of bugs on an extreme scale to understand why, even though they're small, bugs play a critical role in our environment, culture, and the global economy.
Special event: Bug hunts
June 14 – September 1, 2014 every day | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
What bugs can you find right outside the Lawrence Hall of Science? Head out with a magnifying glass, net, viewer, and field journal and take a closer look at local species.
Film: Flight of the Butterflies in 3D
May 24 – September 1, 2014 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
Enjoy the Lawrence Hall of Science's new film in 3-D, Flight of the Butterflies. The film explores the remarkable Monarch butterfly migration, the most incredible migration on Earth, and the determined scientist who spent 40 years trying to discover exactly where the butterflies mysteriously disappeared when they flew south for winter. All shows are 20-minutes long except a 40-minute daily matinee at 2:00 p.m.
Exhibit: A handful of clay
May 22 – September 19, 2014 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall Wurster Hall
From just a handful of clay, ceramicist Edith Heath pioneered a design aesthetic that continues to inspire today and earned her a rare AIA gold medal for a non-architect. Her focus on simplicity, functionality, and durability blends the line between daily use and Sunday best and continues to have a lasting impact on the design community. This exhibition explores her life as an artist and ceramicist, as well as her collaborations with architects. Materials in the exhibit come from the Environmental Design Archives, the Brian and Edith Heath Foundation, and Heath Ceramics.
Exhibit: Seeing Things Invisible, Forrest Bess
June 11 – September 14, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
For most of his career, Forrest Bess (1911–1977) lived an isolated existence in a fishing camp outside of Bay City, Texas, eking out a meager living by fishing and selling bait. By night and during the off-season, he painted prolifically, producing landscapes characterized by planar bands and primordial coded symbols derived from dreams. By meticulously recording and studying the dream symbols in his artwork, Bess hoped to uncover their universal meaning. Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible presents approximately forty paintings, along with selected letters and rare works on paper.Free BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley Students, Faculty, Staff, & Retirees; Children (12 & under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)
Exhibit: Envisioning human rights
April 23 – September 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This exhibit includes paintings, photographs, and prints by emerging artist/activists from across the state, addressing critical human rights issues. In conjunction with this juried exhibition, the exhibit will also present a selection of works from the Abu Ghraib series by world-renowned artist Fernando Botero that the artist generously donated to BAM/PFA in recognition of Berkeley’s historic role in the arena of human rights.
Exhibit: Hofmann by Hofmann
July 2 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
As we prepare to move to our new building in downtown Berkeley, it seems fitting to revisit the enduring vitality and generosity of Hofmann’s extraordinary gift of his paintings to the Berkeley Art Museum. “Hofmann by Hofmann” focuses on the first paintings selected personally by Hofmann for BAM/PFA. Hofmann employs contrasting colors and the arrangement of shapes into expanding and contracting forces (push-pull) to create the experience of three-dimensional space. “Space,” he wrote, “must be vital and active—a force impelled pictorial space, presented as a spiritual and unified entity, with a life of its own.”Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)
Berkeley Art Museum: The Reading Room
January 15, 2012 – December 31, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Stop by The Reading Room during gallery hours to enjoy a comfortable reading area, listen to recordings of selected poets published by these presses, and view silk-screen prints and original works on paper created by George Schneeman in collaboration with poets Ron Padgett, Bill Berkson, and Lewis MacAdams.
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