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Exhibit: ¡Viva La Fiesta! Mexican Traditions of Celebration

October 13, 2017 – February 28, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | The Bancroft Library Gallery Bancroft Library
¡Viva la Fiesta! explores the cycle of traditional religious and patriotic celebrations that have marked the Mexican calendar for centuries. The exhibition draws on unique historical representations of the fiestas and examines their relationship to communal identities, national politics, religious practices, and indigenous customs. Original materials are preserved in the Bancroft Latin Americana Collection and date from the 16th century to the present.MORE about ¡Viva La Fiesta! Mexican Traditions of Celebration

Exhibit: Generation - 2018 UC Berkeley Art Alumni Exhibition

February 21 – March 8, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday | 12-5 p.m. | Worth Ryder Art Gallery, 116 Kroeber Hall Kroeber Hall
Generation features 81 UC Berkeley alumni artists whose work addresses – practically or poetically – the extraordinary moment in which we find ourselves. The Art Alumni Group represents people of different generations, times, and experiences, with a broad range of relationships to history. Opening Reception and Reunion Celebration: 5–8 pm, February 24. TxtGeneration – an evening of artist readings 5–7 pm March 7.MORE about Generation - 2018 UC Berkeley Art Alumni Exhibition

Exhibit: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha - Avant Dictee

January 31 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: Avant Dictee offers viewers an opportunity to experience the work of this prolific artist in a new way, through her best-known work, Dictee. Placing the book as a point of entry into her wider creative production, the exhibition explores resonances between Dictee's ten thematic sections (nine of them named for the Greek muses) and artworks drawn from the Cha archive at BAMPFA.MORE about Theresa Hak Kyung Cha - Avant Dictee

Exhibit: Way Bay

January 17 – May 6, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Way Bay is a sweeping exploration of the creative energies that have emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area over the past 200 years. The exhibition features nearly 200 works of art, film, performance, poetry, and archival materials by Bay Area artists and others whose work engages with the region’s geographic, social, and cultural landscape.MORE about <em>Way Bay</em>

Exhibit: Environmental Design Archives Exhibition - Hollywood and Vine

January 22 – May 15, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
See the homes of the stars. Or more precisely, designs for the homes and gardens of film stars, directors, screen writers and designers curated by head archivist at the Environmental Design Archives, Waverly Lowell. MORE about Environmental Design Archives Exhibition - Hollywood and Vine

Art Wall: Karabo Poppy Moletsane

November 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Moletsane’s vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.MORE about Karabo Poppy Moletsane

Exhibit: ARCH Exhibition - Carme Pinos, 2018 Berkeley-Rupp Professor

February 22 – April 20, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 108 Wurster Hall
Recent designs of Carme Pinós, the internationally recognized 2018 Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professor, will be featured, ranging from cultural centers to educational institutions to urban landscapes.MORE about ARCH Exhibition - Carme Pinos, 2018 Berkeley-Rupp Professor

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