<< Wednesday, April 10, 2019 >>

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Innovation in Agrifood Supply Chains: Finance, Profitability, and Sustainability

Workshop | April 10 – 11, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-8 p.m. |  Energy Biosciences Building

 International and Executive Programs (IEP), Solidaridad North America

Recognizing the importance of innovation in agrifood supply chains, UC Berkeley, in collaboration with Solidaridad North America, has designed a comprehensive two-day training workshop which will examine the social, economic, and environmental aspects of agrifood supply chains and their potential for innovation.

  Register online

Class Pass Forum

Social Event | April 10 | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  (AC Transit Bus on) Dwinelle Plaza

 Easy Pass AC Transit, UC Berkeley Parking & Transportation Department

Engage with AC Transit System and play Transit Trivia, Plinko, Raffle Wheel, and win cool prizes! Sign a “thank you” banner and take some selfies at the photo station while you’re there too.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This spring, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Local Color: Observing Place Through Color: A Two-Day Watercolor Workshop with Mimi Robinson

Workshop | April 10 – 11, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Have you ever noticed that each place has its own distinct set of colors? This two-day watercolor workshop explores the colors that make up The UC Botanical Garden. Through classroom and garden we will develop color palettes that reflect this remarkable place. Learn and refine your color mixing skills, and how “limited palettes” can create a wide range of subtle color.

$175, $160 members

  Register online

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat: Looking for Law in all the Wrong Places: Marianne Constable, Leti Volpp, and Bryan Wagner, eds

Lecture | April 10 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Race and Gender

For many, the right place to look for law is in constitutions, statutes, and judicial opinions. This book looks for law in the “wrong places” — in the realms of language, text, image, culture, and other sites in which no formal law appears.

Gallery Talk: Matthew Coleman on Hans Hofmann

Tour/Open House | April 10 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this exhibition walk-through, BAMPFA Curatorial Assistant Matthew Coleman will trace motifs in Hofmann’s work from his early studio days to his later, large-scale abstract paintings.

Noon Concert: University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | April 10 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, director

Commencing its 67th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "On the mechanism of light-induced psbA translation in chloroplasts"

Seminar | April 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Alice Barkan, University of Oregon

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Alice Barkan is a professor at the University of Oregon under the Institute of Molecular Biology. She is interested in post-transcriptional control of gene expression in the chloroplast and RNA/protein interactions. Research in the Barkan lab is directed at understanding how the genetic machineries in the chloroplast and nucleus communicate to produce a chloroplast that is responsive to...   More >

German and U.S. Second World War Soldiers’ Cemeteries in Italy - Cultural Perspectives

Lecture | April 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Birgit Urmson, Art Historian

 Institute of European Studies

Styles of soldiers’ commemoration reveal national self-images. In this talk, Dr. Birgit Urmson analyzes US WWII military cemeteries in Italy and their German counterparts as art-historical artifacts. Their aesthetics, together with results of archival research, reveal a self-assured US united in values, projecting victory and Pax Americana,
while a struggling Germany searches for its democratic...   More >

Birgit Urmson

Environment and Sustainability EXPO

Career Fair | April 10 | 12-3 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, West Pauley Ballroom

 Student Environmental Resource Center, Career Center, Association of Environmental Professionals- Berkeley Student Chapter

Come meet employers and alumni from various roles and niches of the Environmental Sector. Some employers and alumni will be actively recruiting for positions, while others will be there to help students learn about the organizations and what they do within the field. This event is appropriate for students who are job/internship seeking (bring your resumes!) and also those who may just be starting...   More >

Improving Photosynthetic Efficiency for Improved Crop Yield

Seminar | April 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Donald Ort, University of Illinois

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Feeding the world’s current population already requires 15% of the total net primary productivity of the globe’s land area and that will need to increase to 25% in order to meet the projected increase in agricultural demand this century. This near doubling of food production will have to be accomplished on globally declining acreage and during a time in which there will be ever increasing demand...   More >

Latency and Structural Organization in Brain Computational Models

Seminar | April 10 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Pamela Douglas, UCLA

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

To bridge theory and experiment, we must test brain computational models that operate with neurobiologically plausible subcomponents, explain brain activity measurements, perform complex cognitive tasks, and generalize to new ones. In computational neuroscience, the observation that archetypal neuronal circuits exist in repeated motifs throughout the brain, gave rise to an important class of...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Gabrielle Nevitt: Avian Olfaction: The Road Less Travelled

Seminar | April 10 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Gabrielle Nevitt

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Certificate Program in Data Science and Professional Program in Data Analysis Online Information Session

Information Session | April 10 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Sean Butcher, LL.B., M.B.A.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain the skills to collect, process, analyze and interpret data to create actionable insights. Learn how to leverage machine learning, statistics, data mining and big data to develop new strategies that support decision making in a variety of fields.

  Make reservations online

Hoarding: How to Help a Loved One (BEUHS183)

Workshop | April 10 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Kathleen Crombie, M.A. M.Ed, In Order to…Organize; Diana Gleghorn, MFT, In Order to…Organize

 Elder Care Program

Therapists and Professional Organizers from “In Order To...Organize” based in Oakland, CA and Chicago, IL will share techniques, resources and ways to care for yourself when faced with trying to help a loved one struggling with hoarding issues. Learn how to focus on the person and less on the “stuff” while supporting the loved one to accept help in the face of a complex challenge; understand...   More >

Beyond Accuracy: Interpersonal, Emotional, and Physiological Reactions to Deception

Colloquium | April 10 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Leanne ten Brinke, Assistant Professor, University of Denver

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

For 60 years, the study of human lie detection has explicitly asked people, “Is that person lying or telling the truth?” in an attempt to quantify whether and to what extent people can accurately determine credibility. The result of these efforts is the dismal conclusion that people are poor lie detectors. In a meta-analysis, Bond and DePaulo (2006) reported an average accuracy of 54%. Our...   More >

Doomed Interventions: The Failure of Global Responses to AIDS in Africa

Colloquium | April 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Kim Yi Dionne, Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of California, Riverside

 Center for African Studies

Kim Yi Dionne is an assistant professor of political science at UC Riverside. She is also an editor of The Monkey Cage, a blog on politics and political science at The Washington Post and on the executive committee of #WomenAlsoKnowStuff, an initiative to promote the scholarship of women political scientists. Her research focuses on African politics, particularly interventions to improve the...   More >

Palestine Trek Report Back

Panel Discussion | April 10 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 240 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Palestine Trek

ome learn abut the first-hand experiences of your colleagues that traveled to Israel/Palestine over Spring Break!

The mission of Pal Trek is to enrich the perspectives of the next generation of legal, business, political, and civil society leaders and advocates in the U.S.

Lunch will be served while supplies last.

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: On multilinear oscillatory integral operator inequalities

Seminar | April 10 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Michael Christ, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

The title refers to inequalities of the form $\int _{[0,1]^d} \prod _{j=1}^d f_j(x_j) \,e^{i\lambda \psi (x)}\,dx = O(|\lambda |^{-\gamma } \prod _j \|f_j\|_{L^{p_j}})$ for large $\lambda \in {\mathbb R}$. Here $\psi :{\mathbb R}^d\to {\mathbb R}$ is a smooth phase function, and the exponent γ depends on ψ and on the exponents $p_j$. These inequalities are well understood in the...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Virtual homological eigenvalues of surface automorphisms (Part I)

Seminar | April 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Yi Liu, BICMR, Peking University

 Department of Mathematics

Given a pseudo-Anosov mapping class of a closed orientable surface, there exists a finite cover of the surface to which the mapping class lifts, such that the induced action on the first homology has at least one eigenvalue lying outside of the unit circle. In this talk, I will review some background related to the above result, and its relations with twisted Reidemeister torsion and Fried's cone...   More >

Deformation Theory Seminar: Curved deformations and generators in DG categories

Seminar | April 10 | 2:30-3:50 p.m. | Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Baker Room

 German Stefanich, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will review the theory of curved deformations, based largely on a recent paper by Blanc-Katzarkov-Pandit and earlier work of Preygel. (Mind that the Hill shuttle is not running this Wednesday!)

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but...   More >

International Student Drop-In Career Advising

Meeting | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd Floor

 Career Center

Students sign up on site for a 15-minute appointment. First come, first served.

These drop-in appointments can be helpful for your quick questions on the following topics:

-Resume/Cover Letter Critique
-Job or Internship Search
-Career Fair Preparation
-Interview Preparation
-Graduate/Professional Program Application

Bigeodesics in first and last passage percolation

Seminar | April 10 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Christopher Hoffman, University of Washington

 Department of Statistics

First and last passage percolation are statistical physics models of
random growth. These models are widely believed to belong to the
Kardar-Parisi-Zhang universality class. I will define these two models
and talk about what it means to be in this universality class. A
longstanding question about these models is whether they have
bi-infinite geodesics. This question is of interest to...   More >

The Third Murder

Film - Feature | April 10 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

It looks at first like an open-and-shut case: a factory owner has been murdered and an employee, Misumi (a brilliantly enigmatic Koji Yakusho), has confessed to the crime. But when a defense lawyer tries to establish Misumi’s motive, he wanders into a web of uncertainties that are not just factual, but existential. “People hardly understand members of their own family, let alone strangers,” says...   More >

BIDS Data Science Lecture: Do as eye do: efficient content-adaptive processing and storage of large fluorescence images

Lecture | April 10 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Bevan Cheeseman, Applied Mathematician, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Modern microscopes create a data deluge with gigabytes of data generated each second, and terabytes per day. Storing and processing this data is a severe bottleneck, not fully alleviated by data compression. We argue th

Marijuana Legalization as Frontier Capitalism

Lecture | April 10 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 820/Social Science Matrix

 Dr. Erica Lagalisse, Postdoctoral Fellow, London School of Economics

 Michael Polson, Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley

 Cannabis Research Center, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, UCB/UCSF Program in Medical Anthropology

Erica Lagalisse’s ongoing multi-sited ethnographic research of both medical(ized) and black-market marijuana production, distribution and consumption suggests that the legalization of marijuana functions as a form of frontier capitalism. Traditional producers are not granted rights to the marijuana strains and products they have developed; their appropriation by elites constitutes a form of...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Michael Polson at mpolson@berkeley.edu by April 10.

Number Theory Seminar: Distribution of Farey fractions

Seminar | April 10 | 3:40-4:40 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Jeffrey C. Lagarias, University of Michigan

 Department of Mathematics

The Farey fractions of level $n$ are the set of rationals in $[0,1]$ in lowest terms having denominator at most $n$. It is known that a measure of equally weighted point masses (of total mass 1) on the points of the Farey sequence $F_n$ converges to the uniform distribution on $[0,1]$ as $n$ goes to infinity. The Riemann hypothesis is equivalent to suitably fast rates of convergence (to zero) of...   More >

Seminar 237/281: 291 Departmental Seminar (Joint with Macro/International Trade 237/281) - "Public Debt and Low Interest Rates"

Seminar | April 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Olivier Blanchard, Professor Emeritus of Economics, MIT

 Department of Economics


  RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at jgmendoza@berkeley.edu

GSAC Seminar: Plan B: Taking the Carbon out of Fossil Fuels with Catalytic Reactive Separation

Colloquium | April 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Eric McFarland, Professor, UC Santa Barbara

 Department of Chemical Engineering

There is no evidence that significant reductions in the carbon dioxide emissions associated with power generation will be cost effectively achieved using current commercial alternatives to abundant and inexpensive fossil fuels. The lowest cost process for producing hydrogen and/or dispatchable electricity without CO2 emissions in the U.S. utilizes pyrolysis of abundant, low-cost, natural gas. The...   More >

Renewable Estimation and Incremental Inference in Generalized Linear Models with Streaming Data

Seminar | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Peter Song, University of Michigan

 Department of Statistics

I will present a new statistical paradigm for the analysis of streaming data based on renewable estimation and incremental inference in the context of generalized linear models. Our proposed renewable estimation enables us to sequentially update the maximum likelihood estimation and inference with current data and summary statistics of historic data, but with no use of any historic raw data...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Virtual homological eigenvalues of surface automorphisms (Part II)

Seminar | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Yi Liu, BICMR, Peking University

 Department of Mathematics

Given a mapping class of a closed orientable surface, we look at any lift of the mapping class to any finite cover of the surface. An eigenvalue of the induced homological action of the lift will be called a virtual homological eigenvalue. How much about the mapping class can we learn through virtual homological eigenvalues? In this talk, I will discuss some results related to this question. In...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Just In Time Electronics

Colloquium | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306, HP Auditorium

 Jonathan Bachrach, Creative Director, JITX ; Adjunct Assistant Professor, EECS, U.C. Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Low-cost fully automated manufacturing is bringing about a new industrial revolution. Bespoke objects can be built with costs approaching volume production. But while we can manufacture bespoke objects at scale, we still cannot design them at scale. Design is now the bottleneck. Automating design will make design more accessible and produce better than human results and combined with unit...   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: New action-angle variables on coadjoint orbits

Seminar | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Yanpeng Lie, University of Geneva

 Department of Mathematics

The problem of constructing global action-angle variables on coadjoint orbits of compact Lie groups is one of the interesting questions in the theory of integrable systems. A fundamental contribution was made by Guillemin-Sternberg who constructed the Gelfand-Zeitlin integrable systems on coadjoint orbits of the groups \(SU(n)\) and \(SO(n)\). Recently, toric degeneration techniques allowed for...   More >

Just Compost: Pathways to Social Equity and Community Engagement through Soil-carbon Sequestration

Lecture | April 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Berkeley Food Institute, Center for Diversified Farming Systems

Janaki Jagannath will discuss the link between social equity and compost production in the most impacted regions of the state, including pathways to community engagement in disadvantaged communities and soil-carbon sequestration in the era of climate change.

Rules for Wrongdoers: Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Arthur Ripstein

Lecture | April 10 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Arthur Ripstein, Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of Toronto

 University of California, Berkeley

Arthur Ripstein will present a three day lecture series with commentary by Christopher Kutz, Oona Hathaway, and Jeff McMahan. This event will be held on April 9, 10, & 11, 2019. There will be a seminar and discussion by Professor Ripstein and the commentators on the third day, April 11th. All days' events are free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Swahili Table

Social Event | January 23 – May 8, 2019 every Wednesday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Elizabeth Resor

 Center for African Studies

Every Wednesdays speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company (don't worry- beverage/food purchases are NOT required). And of course, Swahili speaking...   More >

System Change, Not Climate Change: A Panel on Fossil Fuel Divestment and the Future of Energy

Panel Discussion | April 10 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, ASUC Senate Chambers

 David Romps, Professor, Earth and Planetary Science; Elizabeth Deakin, Professor, City and Regional Planning; Ishana Ratan, Environmental Activist, Sunrise; Anna Whitney, ASUC Senator

 Fossil Free Cal

Join Fossil Free Cal for an interdisciplinary discussion about how we can address the climate crisis in a way that is effective and recognizes the systemic causes and inequities in our current fossil-fueled energy system. Learn from and ask questions of experts in climate science, policy, activism, and environmental justice about the implications of climate change, concrete steps we can take to...   More >

Community Meal

Social Event | April 10 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Hillel

 2736 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley Food Institute, Berkeley Hillel, UC Berkeley Food Pantry, Challah for Hunger, ASUC Office of Justin Greenwald

Join your campus community on April 10th from 6:00-7:30 PM for a FREE, delicious, shared meal! All you need is to bring your Cal ID and be ready to eat.

This meal is centered around bridging different campus communities, sharing conversations about our food experiences, and gaining access to food-security resources. The meal course will take place from 6:00-6:45 PM. From...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.


Lecture | April 10 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, APR 10, 6:30pm. Join us for a talk with the Director of the M.Arch program at Cornell University about dynamic architecture and recent work from her practice CODA. Sponsored by the Joan Draper Architectural Research Endowment. Open to all!

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Film - Feature | April 10 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“I already had my troubles for today, so I can’t worry about tomorrow,” states Daniel, one of the protagonists in award-winning photographer RaMell Ross’s inspired and intimate portrait of a place and its people. Set in an African American community in rural Alabama where the director moved to coach basketball in 2009, the film captures small, but nevertheless precious, moments in black...   More >

Linda Bouchard with Kyle Bruckmann (Oboe/English horn) and Jacob Felix Heule (percussion)

Performing Arts - Music | April 10 | 8-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

One composer. Two improvisers. The players face in opposite directions, each one viewing a projection of a unique graphical score generated in response to the other’s playing.

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 10 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—which first visited Cal Performances over 50 years ago in 1968—returns to Berkeley for its annual residency. The company’s program spans the full range of African American experience, from Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter, which explores the plight of the homeless, to artistic director Robert Battle’s joyful jazz tribute, Ella. The residency also...   More >

$38-145 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs Tuesday, April 9 through Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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.

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 >

Ink, Paper, Silk: One Hundred Years of Collecting Japanese Art

Exhibit - Painting | December 12, 2018 – April 14, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 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 >

Masako Miki / MATRIX 273

Exhibit - Sculpture | January 9 – April 28, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 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 >

Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction

Exhibit - Painting | February 27 – July 21, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bringing together nearly seventy works spanning the entirety of the artist’s career, this exhibition presents a fresh and eye-opening examination of Hans Hofmann’s prolific and innovative artistic practice. Featuring paintings and works on paper from 1930 through the end of Hofmann’s life in 1966, the exhibition includes numerous masterworks from BAMPFA’s distinguished collection as well as many...   More >

Well Played! The Math and Science of Improving Your Game

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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 >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

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 Berkeley’s 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 >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

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.

On View at Jacobs Hall: Fabien Cappello: Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs

Exhibit - Photography | March 21 – May 19, 2019 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Fabien Cappello’s SILLAS CALLEJERAS (STREET CHAIRS, 2018) offers lessons in design and ingenuity from Mexico City. The photographic series depicts a collection of chairs assembled from everyday contexts across the sprawling metropolis — market stalls, shops, street stands, and elsewhere. Cappello casts an anthropological eye on artifacts that reflect a city where artisanal manufacture...   More >

Fabien Cappello, Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs, 2018. Courtesy the designer.

Illustrating México one page at a time-Print Art of José Guadalupe Posada.

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor

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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 >

Aaron Marcus: Early Works

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 6 – June 30, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 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 University’s School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus...   More >

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

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 29 – June 28, 2019 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 | January 29 – June 28, 2019 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 >

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

Exhibit - Painting | January 29 – June 28, 2019 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 >

Memory Objects: Judaica Collections, Global Migrations

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26 – June 28, 2019 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 First World War (1914-1918) uprooted millions across Europe, and beyond. Many Jews left Eastern and Southern Europe, bringing with them prized personal and communal belongings. In an attempt to rescue precious heritage from imminent destruction, these “memory objects” often ended up with museums, collectors, and art dealers in the West.

Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?

Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,...   More >

Permanent Accusation: Art for Human Rights

Exhibit - Painting | April 10 – June 30, 2019 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

Fifteen years ago this April, photographs taken inside the Iraqi prison at Abu Ghraib became public in what amounted to a shocking disclosure of torture perpetrated by United States military intelligence officers against Iraqi detainees. They pictured prisoners stripped naked, hooded, and threatened by dogs, their dehumanization made more ghastly by American guards appearing casually next to...   More >

Looking: The Art of Frederick Hammersley

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 10 – June 23, 2019 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

Born in Salt Lake City in 1919, Frederick Hammersley moved to the Bay Area at a young age and first studied art in San Francisco. Stationed in Paris during World War II, he took the opportunity to meet Pablo Picasso and Constantin Brancusi, as well as study at the École des Beaux Arts. Upon returning to the United States, Hammersley enrolled in the Chouinard Art Institute (which became the...   More >

Art Wall: Carlos Amorales

Exhibit - Painting | March 27 – October 13, 2019 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

In this new commission for the BAMPFA Art Wall, entitled Ghost Demonstration, Amorales draws from the multiple histories of mural art in Mexico, the political demonstrations that occurred in Berkeley in the 1960s (as well as more recent events), and protests in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. In order to make this monumental mural, the artist used stencils of slogans from Berkeley protest...   More >

Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman and Victoria Belco Photography Collection

Exhibit - Photography | March 27 – September 1, 2019 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 celebrates a major gift of photography, donated over a period of several years, from Berkeley collectors William Goodman and Victoria Belco in memory of their daughter Teresa Goodman. While the exhibition features some historical photographs, such as pictures by the early twentieth-century French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue (most of whose work was made between the ages of...   More >