Explore Berkeley's Arts + Design community at Cal Day.

Join the Arts + Design Initiative on a self-guided tour of UC Berkeley's diverse arts and design landscape! The tour will be hosted on Instagram and on location. Participants can join a scavenger hunt and enter a drawing to win exciting prizes.

On the tour, you'll learn about campus spaces that nurture the arts, expose students to new ideas, and present groundbreaking work to the public. The tour weaves through maker spaces, performance spaces, and art installations, and is perfect for students who want to become more involved in the arts and design on campus. Tour participants are encouraged to join the Instagram meet-up at the end of the day to exchange handles, pictures and fun facts! Stop by booth 8 in the Information Marketplace to learn more. 


Take the Tour

cal day Instagram

Your first clue is located @berkeleyartsdesign 
(look for the Arts + Design tour graphic on each account!)

Get involved with our exciting community by taking the Instagram tour! Today's Instagram tour will give you an insightful and lively look at Arts + Design departments, programs, and presenters. On their feeds you'll see the incredible work and fun community of UC Berkeley students. Follow the accounts on the tour, tag them, and share your tour experience with us by using #caldayartsdesign for the chance to have your posts featured on the big outdoor screen at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and join all of us for the Instagrammers Meet-up at 4pm at BAMPFA!

At the Instagrammers meet up we'll get to see #caldayartsdesign through your lens on the museum screens, get a behind the scenes tour with BAMPFA's Student Committee members (when you come to Cal, you can join this committee!), turn in your trivia cards to win prizes and take awesome pictures in BAMPFA's incredible Instagram worthy spaces! 

Download the map or pick one up at Arts + Design Initiative booth #8
Pick up a map at booth #8 in the marketplace that highlights all of the Arts + Design spaces on campus. Visit the programs listed on the map and answer trivia questions on the back of your Arts + Design at Cal Day postcard, turn in your completed trivia card at BAMPFA at 4pm for the chance to win awesome prizes for this weekend. 

As you tour the Arts + Design spaces today with the map and via Instagram, you'll easily find the answers to our trivia questions. Complete your trivia card and turn it in at 4pm at BAMPFA for the chance to win awesome prizes. We'll be collecting cards at 4pm and will hand out prizes by 4:30pm. 


Schedule of Events

While you're exploring the Arts + Design community, check out the exciting events in each of the following departments. You'll get an inside look at what it's like to be a student here! 

Department of Film & Media
12PM - 2PM | KALX Radio Station Tour
26 Barrows Hall

For Cal Day, KALX will open its doors and welcome you in for station tours. Take a rare peel inside their library of over 115,000 CDs and vinyl records, and learn all about creating radio magic!

12PM - 2PM | Award-Winning Film Shorts
105 North Gate Hall

Join us for popcorn and five amazing short films demonstrating unmatched, award-winning, in-depth reporting in the public interest, produced by Journalism School students and alumni.

College of Engineering
2:30PM - 3:30PM | Berkeley Formula Racing 2017 Reveal
Etcheverry Hall-Soda Hall Breezeway

Berkeley Formula Racing is a team of Berkeley engineering students who design, fabricate and compete with small, formula-style race cars against other colleges from around the world. On Cal Day, the team unveils their 2017 car and discusses both the design behind the vehicle and the Formula SAE competition.

The University Libraries
9AM - 5 PM | Exhibit: "Beyond Tintin and Superman: The Diversity of Global Comics"
Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

This exhibit focuses on different aspects of diversity through a thought-provoking display of various comics from around the world.

10AM - 12PM | Discover Moffitt Library! Makerspace Demos and Self- Guided Tours
Moffitt Library, 4th Floor

The library is a place of discovery. Come check out our new fourth and fifth floors with a self-guided tour, and see demonstrations of 3D printing, virtual reality and other design technologies available in the new makerspace in Moffitt Library.

10AM - 4PM | Exhibit: "New Favorites": Collecting in the Bancroft Tradition
Bancroft Library Gallery

For the first time in years, The Bancroft Library presents an exhibition of recent additions to its major collections. Gold Rush-era memoirs, early editions of William Langland and Jane Austen, "branded" books from 18th century Mexico, and David Johnson's photographs of the African American community in San Francisco after World War II are only a few of the items featured.

College of Environmental Design
9AM - 3PM | Exhibit: “Berkeley Circus”
Wurster Hall, main gallery & 1st floor lobby

Award-winning CED student work will be on display from the annual Berkeley Circus, a celebration of the accomplishments of the CED community.

9AM - 3PM | Fabrication Shop Open House
277 Wurster Hall

Don a pair of safety glasses and tour this high-energy, 3,000-square-foot facility for model-making, woodworking, metalworking, plastic fabrication and concrete casting.

9AM - 12PM | Artist and Pop-Up Books, and Coloring
210 Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library

The Environmental Design Library has a large collection of unique artists' books and interesting architectural pop-up books. This is a rare opportunity for the public to touch and turn the pages of artist-created books too often locked in exhibit cases.

Department of Art Practice
10AM - 5PM | Spring 2017 Student Art Show
116 Kroeber Hall

On view will be honors studio works by undergraduate students and video installations from the class "Media for Social Change," taught by Lecturer Azin Seraj.

10Am - 5PM | 9th Annual Fine Art Print Sale
255 Kroeber Hall

Acquire original fine-art prints by Berkeley printmaking students. The sale includes etchings, screenprints and lithographs.

Phoebe  A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

9AM - 6PM | Gallery Tours at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology                                                       
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Our opening exhibition "People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World" challenges visitors to probe and reflect on their relationship with the fascinating range of human-made objects that surrounds us. Come take a free tour of the gallery and meet Hearst Museum Director Benjamin Porter.

10AM - 3PM | Drop-in Maker Workshop
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Swing by the newly reopened Hearst Museum of Anthropology to learn a new skill. Local makers will be demonstrating weaving, robotics, fabric printing, and more! Get inspired by the objects on display in our exhibit "People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World," and take home a souvenir of your own making!

11AM - 11:30AM & 2PM - 2:30PM | Su Nu Nu Shinal Dancers
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Su Nu Nu Shinal, which means Huckleberry Heights in the Kashia language, is a native dance group of Kashia Pomo and Coast Miwok Indians who have traveled the world to share their culture. Come share in their traditions at a performance held at the Hearst Museum.

Department of Music
11AM - 12:30PM | University Symphony Orchestra
Hertz Hall, concert hall stage

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Join us on Cal Day for a performance of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2, Glière's Horn Concerto, and Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks.

1PM - 3PM | UC Jazz Ensembles Combo Performances
72 Cesar Chavez Student Center

Two combos in the UC Jazz Ensembles perform in the UC Jazz Studio. These combos represent the various levels of performance in our organization. You are welcome to drop by anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. in the basement of Cesar Chavez Center

Department of English
10AM - 11AM, 3:30PM - 4PM | Information Session: The English Major
D37 Hearst Field Annex, Building D

Do you love literature, poetry, writing and reading? Then be an English major! Come to this information session to learn more about Berkeley's undergraduate program in English.

1PM - 2PM | Fiction Reading by Namwali Serpell
D37 Hearst Field Annex, Building D

Namwali Serpell is a much-esteemed critic and writer of fiction: her short story "The Sack" was the winner of the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing. Here she reads from her short fiction and answers questions about what it means to write imaginatively in the current moment.

Berkeley Art Studio
10 AM - 3PM | Berkeley Art Studio Open House and Ceramics Sale
ASUC Art Studio, Lower Sproul Plaza

Come to the Berkeley Art Studio and be mesmerized by our spinning wheels! We're having a day of pottery wheel demonstrations, a ceramics sale, studio tours, and a game of "Ping Pong Pottery" (win a free pot!). Pottery wheel demos take place every half hour, on the hour, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find us in the Cesar Chavez Student Union breezeway, alongside Strawberry Creek.

Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies
10AM - 11AM | Making Networks: A Dance Theater Workshop

Bancroft Dance Studio
The Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies presents a workshop by choreographer Krista DeNio that includes a physical warm-up, ensemble-building exercises, and "making" (bringing creative ideas into choreographic action).

11AM - 12PM | Honors Projects and the Artistic Research Process: From Pages to Stages
44B Dwinelle Hall

Four undergraduate students in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies discuss aspects of their recently performed original works, including inspiration, research, rehearsal and performance.

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
1PM - 2PM & 3PM - 4PM | Free BAMPFA Gallery Tour
2155 Center Street, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive offers a free gallery tour of our exciting exhibition "Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia." Admission to the museum galleries is free all day.

4PM | Arts + Design/BAMPFA Cal Day Instagrammers Meet-up
2155 Center Street , Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Berkeley Natural History Museums and the Department of Integrative Biology
9AM - 4PM | Natural History Up Close
Valley Life Sciences Building, courtyard

The Berkeley Natural History Museums and the Department of Integrative Biology pair up for this exciting display that includes live plants and animals, vertebrate and invertebrate museum specimens, fossils, and interesting facts. Don't forget to test your natural history knowledge at the prize wheel!



UC Botanical Garden
9AM - 5PM | Plants of the World and Garden Animals
UC Botanical Garden (take Hill Shuttle from Evans Hall east entrance)

Come on a botanical adventure and see plants from around the world! The Botanical Garden is free all day, with guided tours at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Interact with our Garden Animal Discovery Stations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lawrence Hall of Science
10AM - 5PM | Design Quest
Lawrence Hall of Science (take Hill Shuttle from Evans Hall east entrance)



Visit the Cal Day 2017 website for details