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Friday, October 27, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

CRRJ@5: Unrivaled and Undaunted: Celebrating 5 Years of Advancing Reproductive Rights and Justice

Conference/Symposium | October 27 | 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice

Join us on October 27, 2017 for a full day of presentations and conversations about some of the most complex and compelling reproductive rights and justice issues of the day.

Heritage and Community in Asia and Beyond

Conference/Symposium | October 27 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

This two-day conference focuses on the relationship between heritage and community in the following ways: the impact of top-down heritage projects on the residents who live and work in and around the project sites; the sociopolitical process of creating heritage projects that involves different actors with competing values and unbalanced power positions; and using heritage project as a strategy of...   More >

 Open to the public


Pine Needle Basketry with Judith Thomas

Workshop | October 27 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Judith Thomas, weaver and Waldorf handwork teacher will instruct students how to source materials and craft a pine needle basket. Learn how to work with pine needles to create a small coiled basket, using a needle and waxed linen to bind the bundles of needles together. A perfect activity for the fall. Pack a lunch to enjoy in the beautiful Garden setting during the break! All levels welcome.

$85/$75 Garden Members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Clark Kerr Garden Open Work Hours

Tour/Open House | October 27 – December 8, 2017 every Friday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Clark Kerr Campus

 Campus Gardens

Located on the CKC campus, sponsored by UC Grounds Dept. and Cal Dining

Making Textbooks and Course Readers Affordable: Berkeley on the Leading Edge

Panel Discussion | October 27 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Brad DeLong, Professor of Economics; John Wallace, Lecturer, Japanese Program; Daniel A. Rodriguez, Professor of City & Regional Planning; Ani Adhikari, Teaching Professor, Statistics


Can students afford to take your class? What would student success and retention be like if an enrollment barrier—the cost of textbooks and course readers—were reduced or eliminated? Come to this panel discussion to find out.

  Register online

The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life: Book Talk with Lauren Markham

Lecture | October 27 | 12 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Lauren Markham

 Center for Latin American Studies

Through a combination of readings and discussion, this event will offer insight into the current socio-political situation in Central America's Northern Triangle, its impact on migration to the United States, and the challenges that these young migrants face as they build tenuous lives in the U.S.

Berkeley MEng On-Campus Information Session

Information Session | October 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 203 McLaughlin Hall

 Beth Hoch Leven, Director of Academic Affairs; Megan Braverman, Student Services and Admissions Advisor

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

UC Berkeley undergraduates are invited to learn more about our program and attend our on-campus information session on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 12-1pm.

  RSVP online

The Promises and Pitfalls of Digital Activism with United4Iran's Mohammad Ghaffarian

Lecture | October 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 140 The Law Building

 Mohammad Ghaffarian, United4Iran

 Human Rights Center, Middle Eastern Students Association

Ghaffarian will discuss how technology can be used to enhance, or violate, human rights. As United4Iran's Irancubator ProjectCoordinator, he develops Android apps to
enhance civic engagement and government
transparency, including tools that relate to domestic
violence, voter and election information, and
reproductive health, and a censor-evading pirate
radio podcast app.

  RSVP online

Music for Solo and Duo Piano

Performing Arts - Music | October 27 | 12:05 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

students of Jacqueline Chew

Why Can't a Baby Be Born Through Its Mother's Belly Button?: How evolution helps us understand why human childbirth is uniquely dangerous, and why half of all marriages end in divorce.

Presentation | October 27 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 714c University Hall

 Malcolm Potts PhD, MD, Professor, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

School of Public Health and Maternal and Child Health Professor Emeritus Malcolm Potts, PhD, MD, presents at this Brown Bag Lunch.

Undergraduate & graduate students from all SPH programs are welcome! Feel free to bring a lunch.

 mchprogram@berkeley.edu. RSVP online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: From inverse design to implementation of nanophotonics

Seminar | October 27 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Cory (Hogan Room)

 Professor Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

By completely opening the parameter space in nanophotonics design, new functionalities and better performance relative to traditional optoelectronics can be achieved. We have recently developed an inverse approach to design nanophotonic structures based only on their desired performance. Moreover, constraints including structure robustness, fabrication error, and minimum feature sizes can be...   More >

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Tutte polynomial of a matroid

Seminar | October 27 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Chris Eur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We discuss an important invariant of a matroid called the Tutte polynomial which is the universal deletion-contraction invariant. We start with some examples of deletion-contraction invariants of a matroid, then define the Tutte polynomial in various ways, and realize these deletion-contraction invariants as an evaluation of the Tutte polynomial. Time permitting, we will also briefly give the...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Single Cell Molecular Profiling: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location

 Prof. Xiaohu Gao, Univ. of Washington, Bioengineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Nanoparticles in the 1-10 nm size range are of considerable current interest, not only because of their unique size-dependent properties but also their dimensional similarities with biological macromolecules (e.g., nucleic acids and proteins). These similarities could allow an integration of nanotechnology and biology, leading to major advances in medical diagnostics, prognostics, and targeted...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: An overview of Homogenization Techniques for Hamilton-Jacobi PDE II

Seminar | October 27 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Composition Colloquium: Cairn Ensemble

Colloquium | October 27 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

Free and open to the public

Anthony Cheung (b. 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. His output ranges from solo to orchestral works, occasionally with electronics. His music has been commissioned by leading groups such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio...   More >

MENA Salon: Crisis in Kirkuk: The Aftermath of the Iraqi Kurdistan Referendum

Workshop | October 27 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday in the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

What Counts As Information? What Counts As a Collection?

Seminar | October 27 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Michael Buckland

 Information, School of

A progress report on two topics:

(1) âInformationâ usually refers to text, images, or data, but specimens and other objects can also be informative. Suzanne Brietâs famous declaration in 1951 that an antelope in a zoo could be regarded as a document is now widely cited. However, she provided minimal explanation. A search for her sources led to the same ideas and a thoughtful explanation...   More >

Hands On 10: Building on the Built: Artists' Books on Architecture

Reception | October 27 | 4-6 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium


Artists’ books defy conventional “reading” and involve the viewer through sight, touch, and physical manipulation. These books are too often locked behind exhibit cases, but the Environmental Design Library will have 20 books related to architecture on hand for you to touch, turn pages, and experience.

Wine and light refreshments will be served

Our Man in Havana

Film - Feature | October 27 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A vacuum-cleaner salesman in steamy Cuba turns to international espionage in this droll spy spoof from a quartet of formidable Englishmen—actors Alec Guinness and Noel Coward, writer Graham Greene, and director Carol Reed.

Glenn T. Seaborg Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry: Artificial Metalloenzymes: Challenges and Opportunities

Seminar | October 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Thomas Ward, University of Basel

 College of Chemistry

Artificial metalloenzymes (ArMs) result from the incorportation of a catalyst precursor within a host protein, see Scheme. To engineer such ArMs, we have relied on various cofactor- anchoring strategies including: dative-, covalent- and supramolecular interactions. The resulting hybrid catalysts display features that are reminiscent of both homogeneous catalysts and enzymes. The optimization of...   More >

Ancient Philosophy Workshop: Essence and Insight

Lecture | October 27 | 4-6 p.m. | 234 Moses Hall

 Sean Kelsey, Assoc. Prof. of Philosophy, Notre Dame University

 Department of Philosophy

(Aristotle, On the Soul)

The Search for a Sustainable Source of Federal and State Transportation Revenue: Gas taxes or mileage fees?

Lecture | October 27 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Asha Weinstein Agrawal, San Jose State University

 Institute of Transportation Studies

This talk will examine the relative benefits of raising the gas tax versus adopting a new "mileage fee." After presenting a policy evaluation framework specific to transportation revenue sources, Professor Agrawal will present a quick sketch analysis of gas taxes and mileage fees.

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Fourier-Mukai Partners of Enriques and Bielliptic Surfaces in Positive Characteristic

Seminar | October 27 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Anningzhe Gao, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

In the talk we will first review some basic material of Fourier-Mukai partners, and then we will use it to give a sketch of the proof of the following theorem: If $X$ is an Enriques (resp. bielliptic) surface over an algebraically closed field $k$ with characteristic at least 3 (resp. 5), then $X$ has no non-trivial Fourier-Mukai partners. The theorem is proved in Katrina Honigs, Max Lieblich,...   More >

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Riccati equation methods for weak KAM theory 2

Seminar | October 27 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 L C Evans, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

East Bay World History Reading Group: Africa's Discovery of Europe by David Northrup

Meeting | October 27 | 5-7 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Room 520C

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

VR Happy Hour

Tour/Open House | October 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Makerspace on 1st Floor


Considering how popular our first VR Happy Hour was, we are happy to announce our second one!

Last time we faced the zombie apocalypse, what are we going to play this time? That is a mystery and we will be dropping hints throughout the month about our next game.

Put on your costume and celebrate Halloween early with us! There will be VR games, snacks, drinkes, and more!

*VR gameplay is...   More >

 Cal Id is required to access Moffitt Library.

iMix: Pumpkin Carving Night

Social Event | October 27 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Get into the Halloween spirit by joining us for a fun evening of pumpkin carving on Friday, October 27th at Wurster Hall from 5:30-7:30.

Show up on time to claim your FREE pumpkin, choose a category, and start carving! There will be prizes for the best pumpkins in each category--as well as food and fun for all!

There are a limited number of pumpkins, so reserve your spot now! You can sign...   More >

Grounds for Science: Dark Matter Day!

Presentation | October 27 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

 3960 Adeline St, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Elizabeth Boulton, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Katelin Schutz, Department of Astronomy


How do we look for evidence of “Dark Matter” in the universe? Two young researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and UC Berkeley will share stories of their search for dark matter in the heavens and deep underground.

Grounds for Science is a public science talk series organized by and featuring UC Berkeley graduate students. Enjoy cutting-edge science at Scarlet City: a...   More >

The Large Underground Xenon experiment (LUX) dark matter detector

Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Film - Feature | October 27 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Observing her mother and her aunts while growing up, Chantal Akerman became aware of the way in which the unending repetition of domestic duties became a proxy for emotion and self-expression. In Jeanne Dielman Akerman, cinematographer Babette Mangolte, and a predominantly female crew depict three days in the life of a middle-aged widow, Jeanne (Delphine Seyrig), living alone with her teenage...   More >

Odesza: with guests: Sofi Tukker, Chet Porter

Performing Arts - Music | October 27 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight have earned a GRAMMY nomination and Gold singles in the U.S. and Australia while racking up 31 Hype Machine #1s, over half a billion combined Spotify and YouTube plays, and over one billion plays on Pandora.

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

Dorrance Dance

Performing Arts - Dance | October 27 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Dorrance Dance, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

This is not your father's tap dance routine! A MacArthur and Alpert Award fellow, choreographer and tap dancer Michelle Dorrance is celebrated for connecting tap's history to contemporary urban culture and infusing the art form with theatricality and humor. Dorrance and her company perform a new, extended version—co-commissioned by Cal Performances—of her acclaimed work, Myelination, with...   More >

$30 - 68

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Dorrance Dance performs Friday, October 27, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 12 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Why do we sometimes know a lot about who made things, and why do we sometimes not? Why does it sometimes matter to us, and why might it sometimes not? These are the questions that will be raised in the exhibit that will inaugurate the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology’s renovated Kroeber Hall Gallery. The Museum will display objects from the collection that urge visitors to think...   More >

 Free UC Berkeley Students, Faculty, Staff, Hearst Museum Members, and Youth under 18, $6 General Admisison, $3 Non-UC Berkeley Students and seniors over 65

In-Between Places: Korean American Artists in the Bay Area

Exhibit - Painting | September 13 – December 10, 2017 every day |  Mills College Art Museum

 5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94613

 Mills College Art Museum

In-Between Places (사이에 머물다) is the story of Korean American artists and their dreams, featuring new work by: Jung Ran Bae; Sohyung Choi; Kay Kang; Miran Lee; Young June Lew; Nicholas Oh; Younhee Paik; and Minji Sohn.

Street by Minji Sohn, 2016

Jennie Smith: New Drawings

Exhibit - Painting | September 18 – December 15, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

San Francisco artist Jennie Smith infuses her detailed drawings of the natural world with an imaginative sensibility.

Viewing hours are generally Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events and meetings; please call (510) 643-9670 or email in advance to confirm room availability.

The Russian Revolution Centenary: 1917-2017: Politics, Propaganda and People's Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11, 2017 – January 8, 2018 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library


This exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Revolution that took place in October of 1917. The exhibition will take place in the Moffitt Library, and it will highlight several print-items from the revolutionary times.

 Access to the Moffitt Undergraduate Library is restricted and you'll need the UC Berkeley/ Cal Card for entry.

On the Hour/ JJ PEET

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6 – 29, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

PEET brings his distinctive observational style to a pair of videos commissioned for BAMPFA's monumental outdoor screen and Theater Two.

Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument

Exhibit - Photography | October 6 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This investigation of the editorial process behind Parks's photo-essay "Harlem Gang Leader" reveals unspoken conflicts between photographer, editor, subject, and truth.

Miyoko Ito/ MATRIX 267

Exhibit - Painting | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discover the singular vision of a Berkeley-born artist whose paintings explore both exterior and interior landscapes.

Repentant Monk: Illusion and Disillusion in the Art of Chen Hongshou

Exhibit - Painting | October 25, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Chen Hongshou is a major figure in Chinese art of the late Ming and early Qing dynasties. This exhibition explores his visually compelling work and his response to the turmoil of his times.

Veronica De Jesus/ MATRIX 268

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – February 25, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

De Jesus's memorial portraits honor artists, writers, and diverse cultural figures, testifying to the fact that each life is valuable and worthy of recognition.

Buddhist Realms

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This presentation showcases exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’
cartoons, jokes, and satire throughout the years selected
from their humor magazines and other publications.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – May 30, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, near Heyns Reading Room, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’ cartoons, jokes, and satire from throughout the years, selected from their humor magazines and other publications.

The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

Exhibit - Artifacts | July 21 – December 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking a 50th anniversary, Bancroft’s rare and unique collections documenting the 1967 “Summer of Love” are on exhibit in the corridor cases. Presented are images from the Bay Area alternative press, psychedelic rock posters and mailers, documentary photographs of the Haight-Ashbury scene and major rock concerts, and material from the personal papers of author Joan Didion and poet Michael...   More >

¡Viva La Fiesta! Mexican Traditions of Celebration

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – February 28, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, The Bancroft Library Gallery

 Bancroft Library

¡Viva la Fiesta! explores the cycle of traditional religious and
patriotic celebrations that have for centuries marked the
Mexican calendar. The exhibition draws on unique historical
representations of the fiestas and examines their relationship
to communal identities, national politics, religious practices,
and indigenous customs. These original materials, which are
preserved in the...   More >

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they...   More >

Sketching "Fiddler": Set Designs by Mentor Huebner

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The Power of Attention: Magic and Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 29 – December 15, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Created from the early-modern period and into the present, shiviti manuscripts are found in Hebrew prayer books, ritual textiles, and on the walls of synagogues and homes throughout the Jewish diaspora. Wrestling with ways to externalize the presence of God in Jewish life, these documents center upon the graphic representation of God's ineffable four-letter Hebrew name, the Tetragrammaton, and...   More >

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk: The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Auditorium installation of high-resolution images of select collection items.

Acquired by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in 2017 thanks to an unprecedented gift from Taube Philanthropies, the most significant collection of works by Arthur Szyk (Łódź, Poland, 1894 – New Canaan, Connecticut, 1951) is now available to the world in a public institution for the first time as...   More >

To the Letter: Regarding the Written Word

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This exhibition crosses cultures and centuries to bring together works that activate the expressive and aesthetic potential of letters and words.

Matin Wong: Human Instamatic

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6 – December 10, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This retrospective surveys the career of "one of our great urban visionaries" (New York Times), from Northern California to New York and back.