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Thursday, November 1, 2018

On Routes of Slavery: The African Cultural Diaspora with Ahmad Sikainga

Lecture | November 1 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Arts + Design

In collaboration with Cal Performances and the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, this lecture, presented by Ahmad Sikainga, will discuss the African Diaspora in relation to the performance The Routes of Slavery (1444–1888). Currently at the Department of History at the Ohio State University, Sikainga’s academic interests embrace the study of Africa, the African Diaspora, and the...   More >

3rd i's 16th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 1 – 17, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 1-4 (San Francisco) November 17 (Palo Alto)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 15th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 1-4 and November 17, 2018).

Talking with the Trees: John Muir’s Nature Spirituality

Lecture | November 1 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden, and the Center for the Arts & Religion, Graduate Theological Union

The iconic hero of the wilderness, John Muir, held an ecstatic relationship to trees. While Muir’s writings about trees helped lay the foundations for federal laws that aimed to protect wilderness forests as national treasures, they also index Muir’s deeply religious response to trees as living, sentient beings. This talk explores Muir’s nature spirituality that endowed trees with a kind of...   More >

Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, GTU and UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty

  Register online

Applied Math Seminar: Rethinking Generalization and Robustness in Neural Networks: Breiman’s Dilemma and Huber’s Model

Seminar | November 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Yuan Yao, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 Department of Mathematics

We approach the following two fundamental problems in deep learning: (a) how can over-parameterized models generalize well in neural networks? (b) how does deep learning achieve the robustness against adversarial samples?

For problem (a), Max-Margin has been an important strategy since perceptrons in machine learning for the purpose of boosting the robustness of classifiers toward a good...   More >

Real Estate/Finance joint seminar

Seminar | November 1 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Xavier Giroud, Columbia Business School

 Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics

Xavier Giroud: Firms' Internal Networks and Local Economic Shocks

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "Firms' Internal Networks and Local Economic Shock"

Seminar | November 1 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Xavier Giroud, Columbia Business School

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Seminar 271, Development: "Incentivizing Behavioral Change: The Role of Time Preferences"

Seminar | November 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Rebecca Dizon-Ross, University of Chicago

 Department of Economics

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Incentivizing Behavioral Change: The Role of Time Preferences"

Seminar | November 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Rebecca Dizon-Ross, Booth

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Maresi Nerad on Are they converging? Doctoral Education Worldwide: Trends and Future Challenges

Seminar | November 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 768 Evans Hall

 Maresi Nerad

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Join us for a discussion on doctoral education worldwide by Maresi Nerad.

Lunch Poems: Tyehimba Jess

Reading - Literary | November 1 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Tyehimba Jess.

IB Graduate Students on Parade

Seminar | November 1 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Ana Lyons (Williams Lab): “Role of the Aquaporin gene family in conferring tolerance to multiple environmental stressors in tardigrades", UCB; Alexander Stubbs (McGuire Lab): "Sound attributed to “sonic attacks” on U.S. diplomats in Cuba spectrally matches an echoing cricket call", UCB; Kate Wilsterman (Bentley Lab): "A test of the energy limitation hypothesis in female zebra finches", UCB

 Department of Integrative Biology

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 >

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | November 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

Information Storage in Memory Engrams

Seminar | November 1 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Tomas Ryan, Trinity College Dublin, School of Biochemistry and Immunology,

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Counter-memory and Justice in Armed Conflicts

Lecture | November 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

Angana P. Chatterji, Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Project and Visiting Research Anthropologist, Center for Race & Gender

Mariane C. Ferme, Professor of Anthropology and African Studies, Curator of African Ethnology at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Dangerous Research: Reflections on fieldwork in an insecure context, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Colloquium | November 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Roomt

 Ann A. Laudati, Ciriacy-Wanthrup Research Fellow, Department of Geography, UC Berkeley

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Center for African Studies

Drawing on over 16 months of qualitative fieldwork in the Democratic Republic of Congo, this talk aims to re-center discussions of “doing dangerous fieldwork”. It considers not only methodology as a practical consideration, but also the fact that who we are, how we are seen, with whom we interact and how we respond matter and, ultimately, play a considerable role in shaping the field.

Becoming More Productive: Workflow Strategies for Graduate Students

Workshop | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room


In this workshop, graduate students from the Life and Health Sciences will present a range of strategies and tools for gathering, organizing, and synthesizing all your information and data for your research and teaching. Come learn to be more productive!

  Register online

The Nicaraguan Crisis and the Battle over History

Lecture | November 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)

 Myrna Santiago, UC Berkeley

 Center for Latin American Studies

Professor Myrna Santiago argues that the crisis in Nicaragua is not only a conflict over the fate of the Ortega-Murillo presidency, but also over the memory of the Sandinista Revolution and the country's political history. Nicaraguans’ perspectives on the presidential couple depends, at heart, on how they interpret the history and legacy of the Sandinista Revolution. In the process, various...   More >

Men outside the Museo de la Revolución in Léon, Nicaragua. (Photo by Alexander Schimmick.)

AHMA Colloquium - The Preservation of Disability

Lecture | November 1 | 4-5:15 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 David Gissen, California College of the Arts

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

This paper is part of a larger lecture series entitled "Digital Humanities and the Ancient World." The events are co-sponsored by the AHMA Colloquium and the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

Jorde Symposium: James Forman, Jr.: Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

Lecture | November 1 | 4 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium

 Devon Carbado, UCLA School of Law

 James Forman, Jr., Yale Law School; L. Song Richardson, UCI Law School; David Sklansky, Stanford Law School


The 2018 Jorde Symposium will feature Pulitzer Prize winner James Forman, Jr., Professor of Law at Yale Law School speaking about his book "Locking Up Our Own: Crime & Punishment in Black America." The lecture features comments by Devon Carbado of UCLA Law, L. Song Richardson of UC Irvine Law and David Sklansky of Stanford Law School. Book sales will follow the lecture

Becoming More Productive: Workflow Strategies for Graduate Students

Workshop | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room


In this workshop, graduate students from the Life and Health Sciences will present a range of strategies and tools for gathering, organizing, and synthesizing all your information and data for your research and teaching. Come learn to be more productive!

  Register online

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Riemann-Hilbert correspondence and Fukaya category

Colloquium | November 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Tatsuki Kuwagaki, IPMU

 Department of Mathematics

Riemann-Hilbert correspondence translates differential equations into some topological data. For irregular singularities, the topological data is called Stokes structures. Some years ago, D'Agnolo-Kashiwara proposed a formalism treating all the Stokes structures simultaneously and proved Riemann-Hilbert correspondence for irregular singularities. In this talk, I will talk about a modified version...   More >

Milton and the Problem of Belief

Colloquium | November 1 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 330, English Department Lounge

 Victoria Kahn, Professor, Berkeley English

 Department of English, Medieval and Early Modern Colloquium

Please join the Medieval and Early Modern Colloquium for a discussion of 'Milton and the Problem of Belief' with Professor Victoria Kahn. The chapter will be pre-circulated and is from Professor Kahn's upcoming book The Trouble with Literature.

To avoid a scheduling conflict next week, this event will take place on Thursday November 1st at 5 PM in Room 330. Snacks and light refreshments will...   More >

Daniel M. Kammen | The Clean Energy Transition in Bangladesh - Local and Global Impacts and Opportunities: The Chowdhury Center Distinguished Lecture for 2018

Lecture | November 1 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in location

 Daniel M. Kammen, Director of Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL); Professor in the Energy and Resources Group (ERG); and Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy

 Isha Ray, Associate Professor at the Energy and Resources Group and Co-Director of the Berkeley Water Center at University of California, Berkeley

 The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, Energy and Resources Group

A lecture by Distinguished Professor of Energy and Chair of the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley and a former Science Envoy for the State Department, Prof. Daniel M. Kammen.

New Volunteer Information Session

Information Session | November 1 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Perry Hall

 Botanical Garden

Join us for an information session about the volunteer programs at UCBG. Find out what the opportunities are, fulfill the required safety training, and learn how to get started.

We ask that volunteers meet the following requirements:
- be over the age of 18 or volunteer with an adult guardian
- are able to volunteer at least once a month for a minimum of 2 hours
-are already or can become...   More >

  Register online

Gold Country: Preserving your Family History

Social Event | November 1 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. |  Holbrooke Hotel

 212 W Main St., Grass Valley, CA 95945

 Cal Alumni Association, Gold Country Cal Alumni Association

CEDSOC General Meeting 2: Diversity Campaign

Meeting | November 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design Students of Color

Join CEDSOC for our second general meeting of the semester, where we will be discussing strategies for the Diversity Campaign.

What to Expect When Expecting Grad School: L&S Workshop Series Ursa Major

Workshop | November 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Graduate Mentors, College of L&S

 College of Letters & Science, L&S Graduate Mentors

A workshop on thinking about and planning for graduate school.

Human Rights and Victories Over Impunity and Corruption: A conversation with human rights defenders Nadiezhda Henríquez Chacín, Helen Mack Chang, and Berta Zúñiga Cáceres

Presentation | November 1 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 105 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Law, Boalt School of

Throughout Latin America, governments have used violence to eliminate opponents of their political, economic, and social agendas. The speakers are clinic partners and family members of victims murdered for their human rights activism. The panelists will speak about their struggles against impunity, the relationship between legal and social justice, and the future of the human rights movement.

  Make reservations online by October 31.

Food Systems Career Panel

Panel Discussion | November 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Berkeley Food Institute, Student Environmental Resource Center, Food@Haas, Berkeley Student Food Collective, Food and Agricultural Policy Group, Food Science and Tech at Cal, Cal Dining Sustainability Team

Come network with local leaders from across the food and agriculture sector. Speakers will share stories of how they built their job paths and offer insights into current trends in the field. The event will consist of a panel followed by a reception with ample time for networking—with refreshments from an innovative food business of course!

  Register online

QT Self Defense: Intro to Self Defense for LGBTQ+ Students

Workshop | November 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Gender Equity Resource Center

 Gender Equity Resource Center

This workshop is a 2 hour introductory self defense class for LGBTQ+ students. The class covers physical defenses in addition to discussions on topics such as boundary setting and healthy relationships.

UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color): Finding a mentor

Workshop | November 1 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Come hear from students to see how they found mentors to support them through their research process.

The Wonder of the World: Merleau-Ponty, Cezanne, and the meaning of painting

Lecture | November 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Library of French Thought, 4229 Dwinelle

 William D. Adams, Senior Fellow, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundationhttps://mellon.org/

 Department of French

William D. Adams is a Senior Fellow at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and a former Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Victoria Bergstrom, of the French Department, will be his respondent.

Insider’s View of the Faculty Search

Workshop | November 1 | 6-7:15 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Anyone pursing a faculty career should understand the conventions of the academic job market. In this panel program, faculty will share their experiences with hiring committees, and discuss what candidates should know to better navigate the hiring process. Find out how positions are advertised, applications are sorted, and candidates are selected through screening and on-campus interviews....   More >

Interdisciplinary Marxist Working Group

Meeting | September 20 – December 13, 2018 every other Thursday | 6-8 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Please join us for this semester's first meeting of the IMWG on Thursday, Sept 6 from 6-8pm in the Wheeler English lounge. We will be continuing with where we left off last semester in Capital, with plans to finish volume 1 by early October.

No prior knowledge of Capital or Marx is required, and everyone is welcome. I'm attaching a rough schedule, as our readings after Capital vol 1 will...   More >

Immigration, Imprisonment and Deportation: Movie Night at the IGS Library

Film - Series | November 1 | 6 p.m. | 109 Moses Hall

 Institute of Governmental Studies, Institute of Governmental Studies

 Institute of Governmental Studies

Join us for popcorn and movies to help us celebrate our new library exhibit: "Immigration, Deportation & Citizenship, 1908-2018"! Featuring four videos from Brave New Films’ Immigrant Prisons Series: Immigrant Prisons, Immigrants for Sale, No More Detention: Free Pastor Noe, and Trauma at the Border.

The IGS Library exhibit "Immigration, Deportation & Citizenship, 1908-2018" contains items...   More >

CSSL Speaker Series: Why some social startups succeed and others fail

Special Event | November 1 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room

 Kathleen Kelly Janus

 Center for Social Sector Leadership

Want to know how to make a difference? Why do some social startups succeed and others fail? Come hear Kathleen Kelly Janus discuss the five essential strategies to make a social impact. Over the past five years, Kathleen has been on a mission to understand why some social startups succeed and scale, while others don’t. She interviewed hundreds of top-performing social entrepreneurs from...   More >

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | November 1 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Dan Werthimer, UC Berkeley

 Department of Astronomy

The final UC Berkeley Astronomy Night of the 2018 season features a talk by Dan Werthimer, the Marilyn and Watson Alberts SETI Chair and chief scientist of the Berkeley SETI Research Center, on the search for extraterrestrial life with SETI@home.

As always, come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on the first Thursday of every month for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing...   More >

Searching for Dark Matter

Lecture | November 1 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Matt Pyle, Department of Physics


What is dark matter? For decades, firm astronomical evidence from observations of stars and galaxies has indicated that most of the matter in the universe cannot be seen directly in telescopes. Instead, this matter must be observed indirectly through its gravitational pull on the objects that we can see. This is how the term “dark matter” was coined…But how do we search for something we can’t...   More >

Evidence for dark matter in the Bullet Cluster


Film - Feature | November 1 | 7-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Visconti’s first costume drama abandons his earlier neorealist style for a lush, near-operatic account of love and betrayal during the 1860s Italian resistance to Austrian rule. The film’s masterful opening sequence introduces its themes: patriotism and doomed love, mirrored to a swooning aria, as a performance of a Verdi opera triggers the audience to chant anti-Austrian slogans, and brings...   More >

Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich, pianos

Performing Arts - Music | November 1 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Bartók/Seven pieces from Mikrokosmos Ravel/Sites auriculaires
Harrison Birtwistle/Keyboard Engine, construction for two pianos (Cal Performances Co-commission)
Messiaen/Visions de l'Amen

$68-86 (prices subject to change)

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

Pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich perform Thursday, November 1, 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 >