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Exhibit: Global India – Kerala, Israel, Berkeley
September 10 – December 13, 2013 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Global India: Kerala, Israel, Berkeley unveils the extensive collection of the Magnes collection of Jewish art and life documenting the history of the Jewish community in Kerala, South India. The Magnes is one of the world's most extensive repositories of materials about the Jews of Southern India. This exhibition is the culmination of years of curatorial work, conducted in collaboration with experts in Israel and the United States, and it inaugurates a new season of research engaging the scholarly community at UC Berkeley and beyond.
Exhibit: Images of women in Qing dynasty Chinese painting
September 25 – December 22, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This exhibition proposes new ways of viewing and understanding the genre of Chinese painting known as meiren hua (“beautiful women”). Although traditionally interpreted as images of high status women from the mid-1800s to late 1900s, the exhibit asserts that the women depicted are primarily from the courtesan class.Free for Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission
Fall 2013 coming attractions: open data, giant frogs, Chinese painting and a new chancellor's inauguration
September 3 – December 23, 2013 every day | UC Berkeley Campus
From the role of technology in a democracy to painting in late imperial China, this season's line-up of events covers the gamut from cutting-edge to traditional. Not-to-miss highlights include Cal Performances' annual sampler "Fall Free for All," the debut of the new Hertz Hall organ and an exhibit illustrating the timeless nature of cartoon art. The fall also holds a day of events celebrating the inauguration of Nicholas B. Dirks as the tenth chancellor of UC Berkeley.
Painting: Bill A. Dallas
September 3, 2013 – January 3, 2014 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall Stephens Hall
Artist Bill Dallas was born in Kansas City, Missouri and grew up surrounded by great music, the famous Kansas City blues and jazz. Currently living and painting in Oakland, Dallas is a versatile painter who incorporates calligraphy, figure studies and abstract painting into his work.
Documentary: Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaoahs (3-D)
July 13, 2013 – January 5, 2014 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 3-D Theater Lawrence Hall of Science
Part historic journey and part forensic adventure, this film follows researchers and explorers as they piece together the archaeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies. The film tells the story of one of the greatest finds in modern history: the late 19th century discovery of a cache of forty mummies, including twelve Kings of Egypt, among them the legendary Rameses the Great.
$4 per person after admission.
Exhibit: Comics, cartoons and funny papers
September 26, 2013 – February 28, 2014 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Gallery Bancroft Library
Explore the topical and timeless nature of the cartoon, one of the oldest forms of visual art. Phil Frank’s cartoon strips Travels with Farley and Farley have recently joined the drawings of Rube Goldberg and Gus Arriola, creator of the popular Gordo strip, at The Bancroft Library. The exhibit will also feature comics by underground artist Dan O’Neill, creator of Odd Bodkins, and Lou Grant, editorial cartoonist for the Oakland Tribune from 1954 to 1986.
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.
Buy tickets by calling 510-642-0808.
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