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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 orchid mantisXtreme 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.

Film: Flight of the Butterflies in 3D
May 24 – September 1, 2014 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science

Flight of the Butterflied film posterEnjoy 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

Heath ceramic tilesFrom 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: 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

Envisioning human rights logoThis 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.

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.

As part of selected Friday night L@TE programs throughout winter and spring, The Reading Room will be the site of literary readings (RE@DS) co-curated by poet/author David Brazil and Suzanne Stein, poet, publisher, and community producer at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

 Free BAM/PFA Members UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees Children (12 & under),  $10 Adults (18-64),  $7 Non-UC Berkeley students Senior citizens (65 & over) Disabled persons Young adults (13-17)
Buy tickets by calling 510-642-0808.

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