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Friday, October 26, 2018

Coordination Dynamics and Mathematics Education

Conference/Symposium | October 25 – 26, 2018 every day |  Berkeley Way Building

 2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Dor Abrahamson

This 2-day conference brings together empirical researchers who investigate human learning from two historically disparate perspectives that could in fact be synergistic, moving forward, in modeling processes of conceptual teaching development, teaching, and learning, in particular with interactive technology: researchers of motor control working from a complex dynamical systems approach, and...   More >

  RSVP by emailing mcassell@berkeley.edu

Finance Academy at Berkeley Law

Course | October 26 – 28, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy

The Berkeley Law Finance Academy is a three-day certificate academy that aims to introduce a practical framework for financial information analysis, provide an understanding of the key drivers of corporate value creation, teach key valuation models and techniques, provide tools for analyzing and interpreting corporate financial statements, and explore how financial information analysis and...   More >

Drawing from Trees with Karen LeGault

Workshop | October 25 – 26, 2018 every day | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden has an amazing diversity of trees to inspire us. In this two day workshop, we’ll look at the growth, forms and energy of trees - translating what we see and experience with pen and ink, pencil and colored pencil.

$150 / $135 UCBG Member

  Register online

Bay Area Conversations: The Arts of South Asia and its Diasporas

Panel Discussion | October 26 | 9:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Artist; Jisha Menon, Associate Professor, Theater and Performance Studies, Stanford University; Shalini Agrawal, Professor of Art; Director, Center for Art + Public Life, California College of the Arts; Debashish Banerji, Professor of Indian Philosophy and Culture; Doshi Professor of Asian Art, California Institute of Integral Studies; Atreyee Gupta, Assistant Professor, History of Art Department, UC Berkeley; Deborah Stein, Senior Lecturer, California College of Arts; Talinn Grigor, Chair, Art History Program; Professor of Art History, UC Davis; Padma Maitland, Patrick J. J. Maveety Assistant Curator of Asian Art, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University; Usha Iyer, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies, Stanford University; Asma Kazmi, Assistant Professor of Art, Department of Art Practice, UC Berkeley; Aditi Chandra, Assistant Professor of Art History/Visual Studies, UC Merced; Sita K. Bhaumik, Artist; Visiting Professor, Diversity Studies, California College of the Arts; Pallavi Sharma, Multidisciplinary artist, and curator; Lecturer, Diversity Studies, California College of the Arts; Mary-Ann Milford-Lutzker, Professor Emerita of Art History, Mills College; Sugata Ray, Associate Professor, History of Art Department, UC Berkeley; Forrest McGill, Wattis Senior Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art, Asian Art Museum SF; Cho Rao, Independent Art & Museum Consultant; Karin G. Oen, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Asian Art Museum SF; John Zarobell, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Director of International Studies, University of San Francisco.; Kathy Zarur, Curator, educator and arts organizer, California College of the Arts; Allan deSouza, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Art Practice, UC Berkeley; Qamar Adamjee, Associate Curator of South Asian Art, Asian Art Museum SF

 Ramón De Santiago, Ph.D. Student, Art History, UC Berkeley

 Melissa Carlson, Ph.D. Student, South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Thomas Oommen, Ph.D. Student, Architecture, UC Berkeley

 Leena Joshi, MFA Student, Art Practice, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of History of Art, Department of Art Practice, South Asia Art Initiative

A day of conversations at the Institute for South Asia Studies with art historians, curators, and artists in the Bay Area.

Allan deSouza, Borough Boogie Woogie, 2017, digital print, 24" x 36". Courtesy of Talwar Gallery, NY and New Delhi.

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Homogenization on Manifolds

Seminar | October 26 | 10:10-11:30 a.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Gonzalo Contreras, CIMAT

 Department of Mathematics

We present a theorem by Contreras, Iturriaga, Siconolfi in which we give a setting to generalize the homogenization of the Hamilton-Jacobi equation from tori to other manifolds.

Delineating Mechanistic Complexity After the Turnover-Limiting Step: The Secret Lives of Cu(I)-Acetylides

Seminar | October 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Jason Hein, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia

 College of Chemistry

Jacobs Design Conversations: Kyle Wiens

Lecture | October 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

About Jacobs Design Conversations:
Each semester, the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation invites leading designers and makers to Berkeley to speak as part of the Jacobs Design Conversations series. Connecting diverse perspectives under one roof, Jacobs Design Conversations are spaces for dialogue on a broad spectrum of innovations and ideas.

As part of this series, Kyle Wiens will share...   More >

2018 Human Rights Fellowship Conference

Conference/Symposium | October 26 | 12-5 p.m. | 215 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Heba Alnajada; Safa Ansari-Bayegan; Pieter Baker; Karin Bashir; Tania Docarmo; Derrika Hunt; Seigi Karasaki; Jennifer Jones; Bernadette Lim; Sammy Mehtar; Sophie Perl; Raed Rafei; Olivia Rempel; Aleksandra Simonova; Mavis Siu; Yasemin Taskin-Alp; Levi Vonk

 Human Rights Center

Our 2018 Fellows have returned from their summer fieldwork and will discuss pressing human rights topics at our annual Human Rights Fellowship Conference. Enjoy brief TED-style talks and panel
discussions related to racial injustice and the death penalty, child
labor, the mental health effects of separating families at the
U.S./Mexico border as well as inspirational lessons from human rights...   More >

  RSVP online

Family Separations: Beyond Violence Histories to Building Belonging

Colloquium | October 26 | 12-2 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Heide Castañeda, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of South Florida; Ericka Huggins, Human Rights Activist, Poet, Educator, Former Black Panther Party Leader and Political Prisoner; Angie Junck, Supervising Attorney, Immigration Legal Resource Center

 Seth Holmes, Co-Chair, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine; Patricia Baquedano-Lopez, Associate Professor of Education, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

This event will present diverse perspectives on the political, legal, social, economic, and health impacts of historic and current family separations in US immigration and incarceration systems, and will identify and discuss alternative strategies to advocating for inclusive policy in order to advance belonging and build community.

ESPM Seminar: ecosystem service tradeoffs in tropical river systems

Seminar | October 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Alex Flecker, Professor, Cornell University

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Alex Flecker, Professor at Cornell University will share his knowledge on migratory fish, dams, and ecosystem service tradeoffs in tropical river systems

Water, climate, and interdisciplinary thinking: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | October 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Peter Gleick, President Emeritus, Pacific Institute

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Changing power markets, changing market power: Evidence from the Texas electricity market

Seminar | October 26 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall

 Matt Woerman, ARE

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

Special seminar: Combinatorial construction of Gelfand-Tsetlin modules for gl(n)

Seminar | October 26 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Jian Zhang, (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)

 Department of Mathematics

A combinatorial construction of a large family of infinite dimensional simple Gelfand-Tsetlin modules for gl(n) and its quantizations will be discussed. These modules have a basis of Gelfand-Tsetlin tableaux and the action of gl(n) is given by the classical Gelfand-Tsetlin formulas. The talk is based on joint results with Vyacheslav Futorny and Luis Enrique Ramirez.

Islamic Texts Circle: Same-Sex Relations in the Qur'an

Workshop | October 26 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Asad Q. Ahmed, Near Eastern Studies

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The Islamic Texts Circle introduces the broader CMES community to important themes in the Islamic tradition via its holy scripture, the Qur’an, and via its long history of exegesis. Participants will gain exposure to the rich and variegated interpretive angles developed in the fourteen-hundred years of Islamic history, so that they may discuss relevant themes in the form of a productive dialogue....   More >

Abstractions for the Stateful Control Plane

Seminar | October 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 (Woz)

 Mahesh Balakrishnan, Facebook/Yale University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

At the heart of many cloud-scale systems is a logically centralized control plane that requires strong consistency and fault tolerance: examples include coordination services, SDN controllers, filesystem namespaces, and big data schedulers. Today, these control plane services are difficult to build, harden and scale, requiring complex protocols like Paxos and 2-phase commit that are inefficient...   More >

UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color): Student researcher experiences with time management

Workshop | October 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Get tips on how to manage your time! Map out the rest of your semester with us to best prepare for upcoming deadlines related to school, and research programs.

Managing and Maximizing Your Scholarly Impact

Workshop | October 26 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall


This workshop will provide you with practical strategies and tips for promoting your scholarship, increasing your citations, and monitoring your success. You’ll also learn how to understand metrics, use scholarly networking tools, evaluate journals and publishing options, and take advantage of funding opportunities for Open Access scholarship.

  RSVP online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Designing a semiconductor photovoltaic diode array for a retinal prosthesis

Seminar | October 26 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Theodore Kamins, Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS), Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

Several groups are investigating silicon devices to be implanted near the retina for patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa (RP), in which the photoreceptors degrade while other parts of the retina remain mostly functioning. One class of these devices, subretinal photodiode arrays, aims to replace the degraded photoreceptors and couple to the functioning...   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 >

A Fair Shot- Discussion of Life and Career Lessons, Incorporating Public Health and Leadership Principles

Lecture | October 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Colloquium Room 1103

 Michael Lu, MD, MS, MPH

 Center of Excellence in Maternal, Child, and Adolecsent Health

The Center of Excellence in Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health is thrilled to welcome Dr. Michael Lu for a once in a lifetime presentation and discussion on becoming a leader in public health. We hope you join us!

RSVP link in attached flyer

  RSVP online

Big Advantages of Going Small: Nanostructured Perovskite-phase Cesium Lead Iodide: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 26 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Aaron Fafarman, Drexel University, Chemical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Perovskite-phase cesium lead iodide (CsPbI3) possess three almost too-good-to-be-true properties for photovoltaic and electroluminesence applications and one Achilles heel: it is not stable under ambient conditions. This talk will provide an introduction to CsPbI3, highlighting our contributions to identifying and understanding some of its remarkable chemical, physical and functional properties....   More >

MENA Salon: International Fallout After Khashoggi Disappearance

Workshop | October 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

As new details emerge in the disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, fallout from technology companies, investment firms, art institutions, and Western political ties has grown. Those who have seen Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), as a reformer and game changer have scrambled to address the diplomatic and public relations blow back. The disappearance...   More >

Book Talk: Power Shift: How Latinos in California Transformed Politics in America

Lecture | October 26 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 109 Moses Hall

 David R. Ayón, Author; George L. Pla, Author

 Lisa García Bedolla, IGS Director

 Institute of Governmental Studies

Come join us for a dialogue among authors David R. Ayón and George L. Pla and IGS Director Lisa García Bedolla.

Register at: bit.ly/PowerShiftBook

Organized by the Institute of Governmental Studies and the Matsui Center.

Florilegia: Organizing Scholarly Annotations in PDFs

Seminar | October 26 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Patrick Golden

 Information, School of

Annotation techniques that developed over centuries of reading paper documents have persisted with the advent of digital publishing. Highlighting, underlining, marking with symbols, scribbling lines, adding notes in margins, and bookmarking pages all remain common and important practices for interacting with digital documents. Yet while tools for authoring and reading digital documents have...   More >

Highway Traffic Operations under Reliability and Security Failures

Lecture | October 26 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Saurabh Amin, MIT

 Institute of Transportation Studies

MIT's Saurabh Amin will present Highway Traffic Operations under Reliability and Security Failures on October 26, 2018 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Join us for cookies and beverages at 3:30 p.m.

"Special Talent in the Chest, Special Eyes under the Brows": Jīn Shèngtàn’s (1608-1661) Discursion on Travel in his Commentary to The Story of the Western Wing: “胸中別才、眉下別眼”:金聖嘆《西廂記》漫筆遊記與評點

Colloquium | October 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Stephen H. West, Foundation Professor of Chinese; Head of East and Southeast Asian Section, Arizona State University

 Sophie Volpp, Associate Professor, Comparative Literature; EALC, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

An eccentric commentary to the famous drama The Story of the Western Wing (西廂記) may seem like strange place to begin a discussion about travel. But Jīn Shèngtàn's (金聖嘆) commentarial exegeses are in fact noted for their discursive nature.

Logic Colloquium: On an extension of a theorem of Zermelo

Colloquium | October 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Jouko Väänänen, University of Helsinki

 Department of Mathematics

Zermelo (1930) proved the following categoricity result for set theory: Suppose M is a set and E, E’ are two binary relations on M. If both (M, E) and (M, E’) satisfy the second order Zermelo–Fraenkel axioms, then (M,E) and (M, E’) are isomorphic. Of course, the same is not true for first order ZFC. However, we show that if first order ZFC is formulated in the extended vocabulary...   More >

Information Preview on "Summer Abroad in Brazil", Program Dates: July 8 - August 16, 2019: Course 113B: Afro-Feminism, Dance, and Brazil (No previous dance performance or language experience required)

Information Session | October 26 | 4-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Conference Room 44B

 Amara Tabor Smith, Lecturer, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies; Angela Marino, Associate Professor, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Information Session: Study Abroad in Brazil
Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies'
113B: Afro-Feminism, Dance, and Brazil
No previous dance or language experience required.
Program Dates: July 8 – August 16, 2019 | Director: Amara Tabor Smith
An immersive 6-week cultural experience in the Bahia of Brazil rooted in dance performance, social justice, and black feminist pedagogy.

Visit from Leonardo Padura, Cuba's Greatest Living Author

Lecture | October 26 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Leonardo Padura, Writer

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of History, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, UC-Cuba Educational Initiative

Leonardo Padura, Cuba's most distinguished living author, winner of numerous international literary prizes, including the Asturias Prize (called Spain's "Literary Nobel Prize"), and author of several novels and essays, including the detective series The Four Seasons of Havana, which has also been adapted as a Netflix series, will read from his work and be interviewed on-stage on Friday, October...   More >

Allan deSouza | How Art Can Be Thought: A Handbook for Change

Panel Discussion | October 26 | 5-7 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Rm. 120 | Note change in location

 Allan deSouza, Associate Professor in the Department of Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of History of Art, Department of Art Practice, South Asia Art Initiative

A public conversation around Professor Allan deSouza's newest publicaiotn, "How Art Can Be Thought: A Handbook for Change" (Duke University Press, October 2018).

Pumpkin Carving Night

Social Event | October 26 | 5-7 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), College of Environmental Design

UPDATE: Unfortunately we've reached capacity on this event and have had to close the RSVP. Thank you for all that signed up and we'll see you for some spooky fun on the 26th!

Out of Context: Michaela Bronstein in Conversation with Stephen Best and Paul Saint-Amour

Panel Discussion | October 26 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Margaret Jacks Hall, Terrace Room

 450 Serra Mall, Building 460, Stanford, CA 94305

 Michaela Bronstein, Assistant Professor, Stanford English; Stephen Best, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Paul Saint-Amour, Professor, UPenn English

 Stanford English

Grounds for Science - Illuminating Dark Matter and Galaxies Across Time

Presentation | October 26 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

 3960 Adeline, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Micah Brush, Department of Physics; Wren Suess, Department of Astronomy


Awesome cutting-edge science talks with UC Berkeley graduate students, science trivia, locally roasted coffee, pinball, and more! Join Micah Brush (Physics) and Wren Suess (Astronomy) to find out how we are trying to learn the cosmic secrets of dark matter and galaxy formation.

Illuminating Dark Matter
Dark matter is weird. It constitutes about 85% of the total matter in the universe, yet we...   More >

Hertha Sweet Wong, Picturing Identity: Contemporary American Autobiography in Image and Text

Reading - Nonfiction | October 26 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Kaleidoscope Coffee

 109 Park Place, Richmond, CA 94801

 Hertha Sweet Wong, Professor and Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities, Berkeley English

 Cafe Society

A Woman Alone

Film - Feature | October 26 | 7-8:50 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A forty-year-old divorced postal worker named Irena (Maria Chwalibóg), who lives on the outskirts of Wroslaw in Solidarity-era Poland, has a fairly miserable existence. Only her eight-year-old son lights up her world. Irena meets a younger man and begins a love affair, but hope for a new beginning shatters as the tale turns from bleak observation to almost Hitchcockian suspense. A Woman Alone was...   More >

Barber Shop Chronicles: A Fuel, National Theatre, and West Yorkshire Playhouse Co-production

Performing Arts - Theater | October 26 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Fuel, National Theatre, and West Yorkshire Playhouse, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Barber Shop Chronicles, created by Nigerian-born, UK-based poet and playwright Inua Ellams, explores the diversity of black male identity through the rituals and verbal banter of the urban barbershop. The cast riffs on topics both personal and political—from sports to race relations to views about fatherhood and masculinity—as we eavesdrop on conversations in six different barbershops in London,...   More >

$30-78 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Barber Shop Chronicles, A Fuel, National Theatre, and West Yorkshire Playhouse Co-production, runs Friday–Sunday, October 26–28, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Luminous Disturbances: Paintings by Kara Maria

Exhibit - Painting | September 10 – December 14, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Kara Maria's "cheerfully apocalyptic" paintings engage with a host of political issues, including war and environmental destruction. On display at the Townsend Center for the Humanities Sept 10 - Dec 14, 2018.

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.

Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 31 – December 10, 2018 every day | Moses Hall, IGS Library - 109 Moses

 Institute of Governmental Studies Library, Ethnic Studies Library

"Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries" contains items from the Ethnic Studies Library and the Institute of Governmental Studies Library addressing historical attitudes and policy around immigration, deportation, and citizens' rights, as well as monographs and ephemera relating to current events.

The Handmaid's Tale: an exhibit at Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 5 – December 31, 2018 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd Floor near Elevators


The new Moffitt Library exhibit explores the themes and antecedents of The Handmaid’s Tale, this year’s On the Same Page program selection. On exhibit are library materials and quotes that demonstrate that not only were we wrong to say “it can’t happen here” - it has already happened, all over the world: Berlin, Nazi Germany, Argentina, and yes, here in the US.

 UC Berkeley ID required for entrance to Moffitt Library.

Califas: Art of the US-Mexico Borderlands

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11 – November 16, 2018 every day |  Richmond Art Center (2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA)

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: SEPT 11-NOV 16 @ the Richmond Art Center. The exhibition, co-curated by Professors Michael Dear &amp; Ronald Rael, explores representations of the US-Mexico ‘borderlands’ in contemporary art. Free &amp; open to all!

Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 17, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery


Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library will be up in Doe Library’s Brown Gallery until March 1st, 2019. This exhibition celebrates 60 years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection, and includes prints in the collection that have not been seen in 20 years, as well as prints that are now owned by the Berkeley Art Museum. There are also cases dedicated...   More >

Boundless: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home and Abroad

Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Featuring works by internationally renowned contemporary Tibetan artists alongside rare historical pieces, this exhibition highlights the ways these artists explore the infinite possibilities of visual forms to reflect their transcultural, multilingual, and translocal lives. Though living and working in different geographical areas—Lhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Area—the...   More >

Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static

Exhibit - Painting | October 17, 2018 – January 27, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The paintings of Harvey Quaytman (1937–2002) are distinct for their novel explorations of shape, drawing, texture, geometric pattern, and color application. While his works display a rigorous experimentation with formalism and materiality, they are simultaneously invested with rich undertones of sensuality, complexity, and humor. This new retrospective exhibition charts the trajectory of...   More >

Art Wall: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

Exhibit - Painting | August 15, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The 1960s architectural phenomenon Supergraphics—a mix of Swiss Modernism and West Coast Pop—was pioneered by San Francisco–based artist, graphic and landscape designer, and writer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Stauffacher Solomon, a UC Berkeley alumna, is creating new Supergraphics for BAMPFA’s Art Wall. Land(e)scape 2018 is the fifth in a series of temporary, site-specific works commissioned for...   More >

Old Masters in a New Light: Rediscovering the European Collection

Exhibit - Painting | September 19 – December 16, 2018 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Since 1872, the University of California, Berkeley has been collecting works by European artists, building a collection that includes many rare and exceptional works distinguished by artistic innovation, emotional and psychological depth, and technical virtuosity. Consisting mostly of gifts from professors, alumni, and other supporters, the collection continues to evolve, representing artistic...   More >

Bearing Light: Berkeley at 150

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 16, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 2nd Floor Corridor

 Bancroft Library

This exhibition celebrates the University of California’s sesquicentennial anniversary with photographs, correspondence, publications, and other documentation drawn from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library collections. It features an array of golden bears, including Oski, and explores the illustrious history of UC Berkeley.

Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 10 – December 9, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Note change in date

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

For this Spring 2018 exhibit, entitled Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You, the Hearst staff and 14 UC Berkeley freshmen have co-curated a global selection of objects that depict human faces in different ways. The exhibit asks: Why and how do crafting traditions of the world so often incorporate human faces, and how do people respond to those faces? Objects such as West African...   More >

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 28 – December 14, 2018 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 Karaite Canon highlights a selection from the over fifty manuscripts he brought to California, along with ritual objects belonging to Cairo’s Karaite community.

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

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 28 – December 14, 2018 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 >

Pièces de Résistance: Echoes of Judaea Capta From Ancient Coins to Modern Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 28 – December 14, 2018 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

This exhibition will be continuing in Spring 2019.

Notions of resistance, alongside fears and realities of oppression, resound throughout Jewish history. As a minority, Jews express their political aspirations, ideals of heroism, and yearnings of retaliation and redemption in their rituals, art, and everyday life.

Centering on coins in The Magnes Collection, this exhibition explores how...   More >

Project “Holy Land”: Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

Exhibit - Photography | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of “new Jews” building a new homeland. Benor-Kalter’s photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.

After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of...   More >