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Exhibit: The Papyrus in the Crocodile
May 6 – July 29, 2016 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Bancroft Library

Students in the exhibit hallThe collections assembled by Berkeley’s many patrons and collectors over the last 150 years have formed the foundation of a wide variety of the university’s academic disciplines and institutions. Curated entirely by graduate students, The Papyrus in the Crocodile illuminates a key selection of these invaluable objects as testaments to the cosmopolitan ideologies of Berkeley’s visionary patrons, donors, and scholars.



Exhibit: The 46th Annual University of California, Berkeley Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition
June 29 – August 7, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Installation piece from the Berkeley MFA exhibitionEach year, BAMPFA teams up with the University of California, Berkeley Department of Art Practice to exhibit the work of their graduates. This year’s MFA graduates are Isaac Vazquez Avila, Michael Berens, Lark Buckingham, José Joaquin Figueroa, Clement Hil Goldberg, and Jin Zhu. Be among the first to encounter the work of these six exceptional artists as they embark on their careers.

 $12 General Admission,  $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons,  Free BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian
Reception and Talk are included with BAMPFA gallery admission. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-0808.


Exhibit: No Legacy || Literatura Electrónica
March 11 – September 2, 2016 every day | Bernice Layne Brown Gallery Doe Library

Exhibit poster abstract imageThis exhibition, NL||LE, presents a collection of digital works of literature—in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan as well as English—side by side with experimental print materials from the past century. Meant to be read on computers and other digital devices, the electronic stories and poems reveal new ideas about literary and media developments and encourage visitors to interact with the machines. Exhibit cases and tables were designed by students in a Berkeley Center for New Media seminar. Through the use of vintage computing equipment, NL||LE also highlights challenges involved in the preservation of electronic literature.



Exhibit: The Origins of The National Park Service
February 26 – December 23, 2016 every day | Rowell Cases & 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library Bancroft Library

Mt. Rainier parkSigned by President Woodrow Wilson in August 1916, the Organic Act created the National Park Service, the federal bureau that protects our national parks and monuments. Several UC Berkeley alumni with conservationist interests and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco played key roles in its development. This exhibition explores the origins of the NPS with materials drawn from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library collections.



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