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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Photos by Andrew Eccles
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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

Exhibit: Way Bay

January 17 – May 6, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Way Bay is a sweeping exploration of the creative energies that have emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area over the past 200 years. The exhibition features nearly 200 works of art, film, performance, poetry, and archival materials by Bay Area artists and others whose work engages with the region’s geographic, social, and cultural landscape.MORE about Way Bay

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

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