Saturday, February 23, 2019
Conference/Symposium | February 22 – 23, 2019 every day | UC Berkeley Campus | Note change in date
For the past two years, the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, has convened a series of workshops and seminars concerning, broadly speaking, the place of theology in the university. From the outset, our goal was to challenge narrow conceptions of both secular learning and theology, in hopes of fostering robust conversation about the teaching of... More >
Special Event | February 23 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Jacobs Hall, Studio 310
The Data Open challenges students from the world's best universities to tackle real-world social challenges in topics like urban traffic, renewable energy, education, and more. This February 23rd, The Data Open is coming to Berkeley!
Workshop | February 23 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
UCBHSSP invites Bay Area educators to participate in an "un-conference." This participate-driven event will allow teachers to share and learn from one another with regard to how they are approaching history instruction at this historical moment - What does this moment demand of us as history teachers?
This event is directed at educators.
Miscellaneous | February 23 | 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | Memorial Glade
Palantir's 8th Annual Puzzlehunt: Eureka! If you've never done a puzzlehunt before, think of it as a scavenger hunt where at each location, you and your team of 4-6 folks will be given a puzzle to solve. Successful completion of said puzzle will then lead you to the location of the next one! The puzzles require no specific domain knowledge and we try to write them so they are accessible to... More >
Special Event | February 23 | 1-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Have you ever wanted to learn more about the animal tracks you have found in the Garden? The Animal Signs Explainer Program seeks to interpret animal signs (tracks, scat, scratches or marks on leaves/trees, digging, disturbed vegetation, constructed structures, etc...) left behind in the environment. Movement of animals, animal behavior and/or plant and animal interaction are suggested as a... More >
Free with Garden Admission
Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.
Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required
Special Event | February 23 | 3-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium
Gregory Maxwell Bruce, Lecturer of Urdu, South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
An evening of Urdu Spy literature!
Film - Feature | February 23 | 4:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Prompted by producer Seymour Nebenzahl to do a sequel to his highly successful pair of Mabuse films of 1922, Lang took the opportunity to make what he would later call an allegory to show Hitlers processes of terrorism. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse was quickly banned by Joseph Goebbels, minister of propaganda under the newly formed Nazi government. This thriller-melodrama exploring themes of... More >
Presentation | February 23 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Experience Afrofuturist mythos through story and song. Writer, vocalist, sacred scholar, and activist Amber McZeal utilizes sound therapy and guided somatic imagery to engage the knowledge of the body within an interactive and liberatory arts practice.
Amber McZeal weaves together somatic practice with social justice and spirituality. Her approach centers imagination as foundational to... More >
Film - Series | February 23 | 7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
James Ivory called The Guru the most unseen and most mysterious of our movies . . . Merchant Ivorys version of a sixties trip. The film is centered around a sitar virtuoso (Uptal Butt) whose life is disrupted when he accepts an English pop star (Michael York) as a pupil and is simultaneously sought out by an exuberant young Englishwoman (Rita Tushingham) who decides to devote herself to him... More >
Performing Arts - Dance | February 21 – 23, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Playhouse
Joe Goode, Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of UC Berkeleys dance program, Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers will feature an all-student cast performing pieces by professional choreographers Joe Goode, Rulan Tangen, Latanya Tigner, and Cherie Hill, as well as recent dance program alumna Katie OConnor.
$13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission
Performing Arts - Music | February 23 | 8 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
David Milnes, music director
George Taylor, viola
WILSON Viola Concerto
DEBUSSY La Mer
RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances
Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the opportunity to expand... More >
$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups 10+, $5 UC Berkeley students
Performing Arts - Other | February 23 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
The 7 Fingers, Cal Performances
Montreals award-winning contemporary circus troupe presents its latest creation, an exploration of the role ancestors play in the shaping of modern identities. For Reversible, each of the companys cast members researched generations of family history, interviewing grandparents and great-grand-parents about their aspirations, struggles, and secrets. Through acrobatics, aerial stunts, and dance... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
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
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.
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 Librarys 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 >
Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day | 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 areasLhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Areathe... More >
Exhibit - Painting | November 7, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In the early twentieth century, inspired by modern science such as Albert Einsteins theory of relativity, an emerging avant-garde movement sought to expand the dimensionality of modern art, engaging with theoretical concepts of time and space to advance bold new forms of creative expression. Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein illuminates the remarkable connections between the... More >
Exhibit - Painting | August 15, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The 1960s architectural phenomenon Supergraphicsa mix of Swiss Modernism and West Coast Popwas pioneered by San Franciscobased artist, graphic and landscape designer, and writer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Stauffacher Solomon, a UC Berkeley alumna, is creating new Supergraphics for BAMPFAs Art Wall. Land(e)scape 2018 is the fifth in a series of temporary, site-specific works commissioned for... More >
Exhibit - Painting | December 12, 2018 – April 14, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
BAMPFA's Japanese art collection began in 1919 with a remarkable donation of more than a thousand woodblock prints from the estate of UC Berkeley Professor of English William Dallam Armes. This exhibition features a selection of these exceptional prints, as well as hanging scroll paintings, screens, lacquerware, and ceramics that have entered the collection over the century since this... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | December 12, 2018 – March 24, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Arthur Jafa is an artist, director, editor, and award-winning cinematographer whose poignant work expands the concept of black cinema while exploring African American experience and race relations in everyday life. He has stated, I have a very simple mantra and its this: I want to make black cinema with the power, beauty, and alienation of black music. In his renowned work Love Is The Message,... More >
Exhibit - Photography | January 9 – March 31, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The exuberance, romance, and beauty of dance are central themes in this exhibition of historical and contemporary works from BAMPFAs collection. The selection is wide ranging, including prints, drawings, and photographs from the United States, Europe, and Asia. Among the highlights are two classic photographs of José Limón and Martha Graham by Barbara Morgan; George Bellowss raucous image Dance... More >
Exhibit - Sculpture | January 9 – April 28, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Masako Miki was born in Japan but has made the Bay Area, and Berkeley in particular, her home for more than twenty years. In her work she remains close to her ancestral traditions, especially those that arise from her association with Buddhist and Shinto beliefs and practices, as well as traditional Japanese folklore. Her current work, she says, is inspired by the idea of animism from the Shinto... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day | Lawrence Hall of Science
You don't have to be a pro to know that math and science can help improve your game. In our exhibit, Well Played!, you can experiment with force, angles, and trajectory to get the highest scores you can with classic arcade games such as Skeeball, Pinball, and Basketball.
Want to improve your score? Try our interactive exhibits on the math and science behind force and trajectory, and then head... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall
This exhibition of artists' books centers on ideas about the built environment and has been curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for UC Berkeleys Environmental Design Library. Featuring works by 25 artists including Robbin Ami Silverberg, Clifton Meador, Inge Bruggeman, Karen Kunc, Sarah Bryant and Barbara Tetenbaum, the exhibition explores the built environment through text, image,... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
This exhibition of artists books centers on ideas about the built environment, curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for CEDs Environmental Design Library.
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor343386 N/A
In the pantheon of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists who represent Mexico and Mexican art, the artwork of José Guadalupe Posada stands out as a bright constellation that continues to shine a light on important stories through woodcuts, imprints, and engravings. This exhibition was created using the books from the collections of the Doe Library. The exhibition is envisioned... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 6 – June 30, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Educated in physics, mathematics, and philosophy at Princeton University and trained in graphic design at Yale, Berkeley-based Aaron Marcus explores new possibilities for expression. He created his first computer-assisted poem-drawings in the spring of 1972, when he served as a research associate at Yale Universitys School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus... More >