This theme considers the strengths and weakness of various definitions of “creativity” while investigating and framing Berkeley’s distinctive capacities to develop multi-modal research and learning environments that value diversity, public impact, and cross-disciplinary intelligences and practices.

UC Berkeley's Arts + Design Rental Spaces

Whether you're planning an event for the holidays, looking for a space to present a workshop or symposium, need a music venue, or want a small room to book for a meeting, UC Berkeley’s Arts + Design campus community features a variety of large and small venues that are available to rent.

Martin Wong, mostly spurned in life, gets major UC Berkeley museum retrospective

Artist Martin Wong painted so many themes, he can be tough to pin down. He was also a poet, and his art often deals with language and text-as-image. He was a loner who used his time to produce canvases obsessively patterned with thousands of carefully rendered bricks, in painting after painting.

Joan Gibbons realized she’d made a huge mistake: She’d forgotten to label the roof beams of her prototype solar house, and now they were all in a huge, mismatched and unorganized stack.

The Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership is collaborating with the Arts + Design Initiative on a Masters of Engineering Capstone Course for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 with UC Berkeley students Luna Izpisua-Rodriguez, Alexandre Vincent, Jiahe Zhou, Yuyang Pan, and Shuo You Chang.

Student musicians learn from a master

We’re at a master class — a session put on by Cal Performances, with the Department of Music, where the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra learns from a top musician.

Mystery, murder, mayhem: Meet the man behind the Library’s detective fiction collection

Crime doesn’t pay.

But for Randal Brandt, it does.

FITE Film, a documentary depicting the path to success in higher education followed by several formerly incarcerated UC Berkeley students, premiered on campus Thursday night.

Sailing an ocean of challenges to stage Metamorphoses

Then technical director Ben Motter saw the set design for Metamorphoses — which included a 30-by-30-foot diamond-shaped platform surrounded by a moat of water — he knew he and his crew had their work cut out for them.

Students from NYU, Berkeley and Ringling College of Art and Design have won gold medals at the 2017 Student Academy Awards, which were handed out on Thursday night at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in the Academy’s Beverly Hills headquarters.

Three Berkeley alums win MacArthur ‘genius’ awards

Three alumni of UC Berkeley are among the 24 amazing Americans revealed today as winners of the coveted MacArthur “genius” award.