<< Friday, April 12, 2019 >>

Friday, April 12, 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 >

School Psychology Conference: Anxiety in Schools

Conference/Symposium | April 12 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Graduate School of Education

• Differentiating anxiety from other disorders
• Applying cognitive behavioral techniques in schools
• Developing school-based Wellness Centers
• Implementing multi-tiered systems of support in schools

$125 Early registration non-students

  Registration opens March 1. Register online or or by emailing Nicolas Saldivar at ucbschpsyc@gmail.com by April 12.

Plants, Bugs, and Molecules: The Chemistry of Plants and Insects with Greti Séquin

Lecture | April 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Greti Séquin will introduce the subject of her new book, The Chemistry of Plants and Insects: Plants, Bugs, and Molecules. With her enthusiastic and accessible way of connecting chemistry with plants and insects, she presents organic compounds in a motivating, understandable context that captures the interest of people who would like a deeper understanding of the natural world.

Free with Garden admission; Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty

  Register online

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!

Berkeley Dances Revelations: Flash Mob Workshop with dancers from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Social Event | April 12 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  Lower Sproul Plaza

 Cal Performances

Take part in the fourth annual "Berkeley Dances Revelations" flash mob performance. In the first of three session options (for workshops at 10:45am and 11:30am, see listings below), learn choreography from the "Wade in Water" section of Alvin Ailey's Revelations, led by dancer Hope Boykin and other company members, then join the performance on Lower Sproul Plaza at 12:30pm.

22nd Annual Travers Conference: Is America Breaking Apart?

Conference/Symposium | April 12 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel, Great Hall

 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Institute of Governmental Studies, Commonwealth Club

The 2019 Travers Conference will bring together experts from around the country to assess the question of whether America is breaking apart politically. There is a sense among some that Americans are more divided than at any time since the Civil War. The conference will consider the nature of these divisions, how deep and genuine they really are, and how they are affecting governance. It will...   More >

  Register online

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program Online Information Session

Information Session | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Richard Louie, UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this specialized program—with online and classroom courses available—can enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and help prepare you academically for application to certified CLS training programs.

  Register online

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Film - Documentary | April 12 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Only iconic filmmaker and festival favorite Stanley Nelson could create a documentary that matches the artistry and dynamism of Miles Davis, who defined and embodied “cool” through his music, casual demeanor, and chiseled good looks. Featuring a voiceover from actor Carl Lumbly, who eerily captures Davis’s quintessential rasp, Birth of the Cool skillfully weaves together Davis’s classic jazz...   More >

Problems, problem-solvers, and local impacts: A view from Peruvian Amazonia: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Lecture | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Christine Beier, Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Linguistics, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

From Enigma to Virtual Splendor - The Nazi-Era Theft and Restitution of Guillaume de Machaut’s Extraordinary Medieval Manuscript, the Ferrell-Vogüé

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

 Carla Shapreau, Institute of European Studies

 Institute of European Studies, Department of Music

The stunning Guillaume de Machaut medieval codex known as the Ferrell-Vogüé has been cloistered in private ownership for nearly all of its long life. It is a manuscript of exceptional importance to the fields of music, literature, and art. It was also one of the most significant musical losses suffered on French soil during World War II. This lecture will focus on a time in the life of this...   More >

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | April 12 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of motion, and offer increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques to transform your practice into a moving meditation. Optional: Join the Passport Yoga Passport Challenge and get a different stamp for each class to be entered into a drawing for a yoga prize! Please bring...   More >

  Register online

Berkeley Dances Revelations: Flash Mob with dancers from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Social Event | April 12 | 12:30 p.m. |  Lower Sproul Plaza

 Cal Performances

Take part in the fourth annual "Berkeley Dances Revelations" flash mob performance. In the first of three session options (for workshops at 10:45am and 11:30am, see listings below), learn choreography from the "Wade in Water" section of Alvin Ailey's Revelations, led by dancer Hope Boykin and other company members, then join the performance on Lower Sproul Plaza at 12:30pm.

SLAM: Insights into Industry

Workshop | April 12 | 12:45-4 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Join UC Berkeley SLAM for a unique opportunity to learn about working in research and development (R&D), in all sizes and forms, after a PhD in STEM. Chat with our panelists and speakers from a variety of backgrounds during lunch and throughout the event.
Science and engineering graduate students, post-docs, and visiting scholars who are interested in a career in R&D are strongly encouraged to...   More >

Looking In / Looking Out: Exploring Workplace Diversity at Cal

Workshop | April 12 | 1-3:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop engages participants in exploring human diversity by reflecting on what makes individuals unique and how it affects one’s worldview. Through telling stories, participants learn more about themselves and others in their organization. This interactive workshop also provides opportunities to practice communication skills for understanding across difference. By the end of this workshop...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Silicon Carbide Micro-/Nanosystems for Harsh Environment Applications

Seminar | April 12 | 1-2 p.m. |  Cory Hall

 Roya Maboudian, Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I will present recent advances, by our group and
others, in the materials science and manufacturing technology of SiC thin film and low
dimensional structures, and some applications that these advances have enabled ranging
from harsh environment sensing to energy technologies.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 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 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

3D Human Brain Models and Nanoplatforms for Prognostics and Therapeutics of Neurological Disorders: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 12 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Hansang Cho, Univ of North Carolina, Charlotte / Biomedical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia. However, no definitive cure for AD exists due to lack of limited model systems that accurately reflect AD-related immunity in human brains, nor for a drug development strategy for delivery across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and assessment of drug efficacy in human brains.

Here, I present micro-scaled 3D environments that...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Schrödinger equations with conormal potentials

Seminar | April 12 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jared Wunsch, Northwestern University

 Department of Mathematics

Consider the semiclassical Schrödinger equation $(h^2\Delta +V-E)u=0$, where, instead of being smooth, $V$ is allowed to be singular across a hypersurface. The singularity in the potential turns out to have very interesting consequences for the structure of solutions $u$; in effect, WKB solutions include not just contributions from classical propagation across the interface but also reflected...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Rate of Convergence of Stochastic Homogenization of Hamilton-Jacobi Equations via Metric Problem

Seminar | April 12 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Hong Suh, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We present the work of Armstrong, Cardaliaguet, and Souganidis, who prove convergence rates for stochastic homogenization using a mixture of probability techniques and PDE techniques. We discuss the metric problem, its rate of convergence, its relation to approximate correctors, and the reduction of the full problem to that of approximate correctors.

Composition Colloquium: Linda Bouchard

Colloquium | April 12 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.) | Canceled

 Department of Music

Born in Québec, Canada, Linda Bouchard has been an active composer, orchestrator, conductor, and producer for over thirty-five years.

Winner of both Composer of the Year from the Conseil Québecois de la Culture and the Joseph S. Stauffer Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts in 1999, Bouchard just received the Fleck Fellowship from The Banff Centre in fall 2015. Her honors in the United...   More >

MENA Salon: Turkey's Municipal Elections - A New Beginning?

Workshop | April 12 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

Turkey held municipal elections on Sunday March 31st after a highly polarized campaigning process, spearheaded by the People’s Alliance of Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party and Devlet Bahceli’s Nationalist Action Party. Being the first elections after the new...   More >

A Primer for Teaching African History

Workshop | April 12 | 3-5 p.m. | 3205 Dwinelle Hall

 Trevor Getz, Professor, San Francisco State University

 Department of History, African History Working Group

Each session the Working Group provides feedback to the author of a precirculated paper. Contact Dr. Bruce Hall to receive a copy of that paper.

Words in Action: A Multilingual Student Performance

Performing Arts - Other | April 12 | 3:15-7 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Annamaria Bellezza, Lecturer, Italian Studies

 Berkeley Language Center

Come and celebrate an afternoon of linguistic diversity as UC Berkeley students perform scenes, songs, and poems in the following languages: Arabic, Catalan, Chichewa, Czech, English, Farsi, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, and Telugu.

"The Beauty of Indigenous Power" Opening Reception

Reception | April 12 | 4-6 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Shung Ye Museum, http://www.museum.org.tw/symm_en/index.htm

Ayi-yanga, http://tifa.npac-ntch.org/2016/en/music/ayi-yanga/

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

The Hearst Museum and the Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines will be hosting a poster exhibit this Spring and Summer celebrating the indigenous cultures of Taiwan. Please join us for our opening reception highlighted by a live performance from Ayi-yanga, an indigenous performance group from Taiwan who will be sharing music from the Paiwan and Bunun tribes.

  RSVP online

Boron-Doped Acenes for the Redox Activation of Small Molecules

Seminar | April 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Hill Harman, Department of Chemistry, UC Riverside

 College of Chemistry

Transition metals have long been explored for the catalysis of reactions related to energy storage and conversion, as they possess both rich redox chemistry and the ability to bind and activate challenging small molecule substrates like dihydrogen and carbon dioxide. Recently, new approaches to small molecule activation featuring transition-metal-free systems such as Frustrated Lewis Pairs have...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: The inverse spectral problem for strictly convex domains

Seminar | April 12 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Hamid Hezari, UC Irvine

 Department of Mathematics

We discuss the recent developments in the inverse length spectral theory of smooth strictly convex domains, including the works of Avila–De Simoi–Kaloshin and Kaloshin–Sorrentino on the Birkhoff conjecture, and De Simoi–Kaloshin–Wei on the length spectral rigidity of nearly circular domains with a reflectional symmetry. In a joint work with Zelditch we explore the inverse Laplace...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Annette Richards (Cornell University): ”Against Sympathy: Maria Theresia von Paradis and the Performance of Blindness”

Colloquium | April 12 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Annette Richards is Professor of Music and University Organist at Cornell, and the Executive Director of the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies. She is a performer and scholar with a specialty in 18th-century music and aesthetics, and interdisciplinary research into music, literature and visual culture. She is founding editor of Keyboard Perspectives, a yearbook dedicated to...   More >

Confronting Chance: Models of Medicine in the Hippocratic Corpus

Lecture | April 12 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Mark Schiefsky, Department of Classics, Harvard University

 Department of Classics, Department of Philosophy

Catherine B. Asher | The Qutb Complex: India and the Persianate World

Lecture | April 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Catherine Asher, Professor, Department of Art History, University of Minnesota

 Sugata Ray, Associate Professor, History of Art Department

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, South Asia Art Initiative, The Berkeley Urdu Initiative, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of History of Art

A talk by Dr. Catherine Asher, Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota.

ERG 25th Annual Lecture with Thomas Lovejoy

Lecture | April 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Thomas Lovejoy, University Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University

 Energy and Resources Group

The Energy and Resources Group is delighted to present Thomas Lovejoy, Senior Fellow at the United Nations Foundation and University Professor in the Environmental Science and Policy department at George Mason University, as speaker for the 25th Annual Lecture on Energy and Environment.

Gehen | Bleiben: Whether to remain or to leave

Film - Series | April 12 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Auditorium

 530 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

 Hippie Masala (Forever in India) by Ulrich Grossenbacher and Damaris Lüthi Switzerland 2006

 Department of History, German Historical Institute Pacific Regional Office Berkeley, Institute of European Studies, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Alliance Francaise San Francisco

A film series focusing on the everyday life of migrants and migrants in the making: Through the lens of intimate relationships and a ground-up historical perspective, five curated documentaries and films explore the causation and consequences of international and global migration.

How to Be an Effective Female Founder

Information Session | April 12 | 6-8 p.m. | Hearst Memorial Mining Building, 290 HMMB

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

For SWE Startup Spring at Berkeley, we are organizing a two-part series on Women Entrepreneurs. You are welcome to come to both or either event!

Our first event is April 18th, 6-8pm at 290 HMMB, How to be an Effective Female Founder?

Do you want to know how to become an effective female founder? Come listen to panelists Caroline Winnett, Executive Director at SkyDeck, Maria Artunduaga, CEO...   More >

Cal Women in Gaming | Spring Summit: A women's empowerment event focused on the gaming industry.

Panel Discussion | April 12 | 7-10 p.m. | Foothill Student Housing, Cal Esports Community Center

 Alice Lo, UX/UI Designer, Electronic Arts; Seema Moorjani, Development Manager, Electronic Arts; Beth Mohler, 3D Environment Artist, Electronic Arts; Bernice Wong, UX/UI Designer, Pixelberry Studios; Archana Nagabhushana Rao, Systems Software Engineer, NVIDIA; Shirley Park, Gameplay Engineer, Electronic Arts

 Cal Esports

Cal Women in Gaming is excited to host Berkeley’s first women’s empowerment event entirely focused on gaming. Join us on April 12th at 7:00 PM in the Cal Esports Community Center (2700 Hearst Avenue) as we learn from six accomplished women in the gaming industry and celebrate the CWG community!

Attending professionals include representatives from Electronic Arts, NVIDIA, and Pixelberry...   More >

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 12 | 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.

Core of the World

Film - Feature | April 12 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A mild-mannered vet named Egor is caught between a group of animal rights protesters and the proprietors of the dog-training farm where he works in this complex naturalistic drama. Plunging deeply into her characters’ lives, Natalia Meshchaninova’s second feature portrays Egor attempting to find his moral center in an environment where the distinction between what’s right and wrong isn’t always...   More >

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 >