Sunday, January 19, 2020
Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Gardens lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.
Film - Documentary | January 19 | 1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Words have power, says Toni Morrison, and she would know. With a warm gleam in her eye, Morrison recalls her life growing up and how she became an author, editor, and champion of new African American literary voices. Featuring archival footage and interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, Robert Gottlieb, Hilton Als, and many more, The Pieces I Am places the affable and insightful Pulitzer-... More >
Workshop | January 19 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In this performance and workshop inspired by their book Approximations - +, artists Carolina Magis Weinberg and Raphael Villet bring their reflections about distance and approximation into space, exploring what proximity to the centerboth collectively and individually definedcan look and feel like.
Oakland-based artist and publisher Raphael Villet is an interdisciplinary artist exploring... More >
Film - Feature | January 19 | 4:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In his first film, Fellini shared directorial credit with Alberto Lattuada. Critics have traditionally attributed the films idiosyncratic tenor and imagery to Fellini, although, as film historian Mira Liehm wrote, both [directors] were intrigued by the Pirandellian unknowable worlds and by the existential quest for identity . . . the multiple personalities of . . . protagonists caught in a... More >
Film - Feature | January 19 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
If the viewer does not feel hit in his stomach after seeing this film, my work has been useless, declared director Stere Gulea of his wrenching drama involving a medical worker swept up in state corruption and violence, one of the most powerful accounts of the Romanian Revolution (Film Society of Lincoln Center). As Ceauşescus regime begins to crumble, an idealistic hospital employee... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day | Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)
Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery
Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be... More >
You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor
Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.
Oranges debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a... More >
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