UC Berkeley hosts hundreds of lectures, workshops, performances, tours, and exhibitions featuring talented students, faculty, and visiting artists, designer and scholars each week. Events are open to the campus community and general public. Explore our arts and design feed from the main UC Berkeley Campus Events calendar.
Wed Apr 12 - Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
103 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94702

Why do we sometimes know a lot about who made things, and why do we sometimes not?  Why does it sometimes matter to us, and why might it sometimes not?  These are the questions that are raised in the exhibit that will inaugurate the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology’s renovated Kroeber Hall Gallery. The exhibit explores objects from the collection that urge visitors to think critically about how perceptions of makers have varied in different times and different places.

Wed Sep 20 - Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Berkeley Arts Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center Street Berkeley, UC Berkeley

This exhibition surveys the career of Chinese American painter Martin Wong (1946–1999), from his early years painting street portraits in Northern California—where he dubbed himself the “Human Instamatic”—to his role in New York’s gritty downtown art scene in the 1970s and 1980s and his late work in San Francisco before his untimely death from AIDS.

Thu Sep 28 - Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kroeber Hall
The Annual UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice Exhibition is a recent works show featuring our faculty and staff. This year the exhibition explores how artwork functions as a tool. In addition to their work, the artists will present the tools they use in their creative process in a “workshop” for our visitors. Think outside the toolbox!
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wheeler Hall
A nonspeaking young man dreams of autistic civil rights. The documentary film Deej, with its insider view of autism, challenges us all to live inclusion. Abandoned by his birth parents and unable to speak for himself, DJ Savarese ("Deej") found not only a loving family but also a life in words, which he types on a tect-to-voice synthesizer. As he makes his way through high school and dreams of...
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Stephens Hall
From French-Algerian visionary Merzak Allouache, Berlinale 2017 pick INVESTIGATING PARADISE is a manifold treatise in what it means to be "radicalized."
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Roman period mummy portraits are considered to be ancient antecedents of modern portraiture. However, the techniques and materials used in their manufacture are not thoroughly understood. The Phoebe Hearst Museum's collections from the site of Tebtunis, Egypt include one of the largest assemblages of mummy portraits to remain intact since their excavation, and form a remarkable resource for...
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
New York City, imposing and anonymous, serves as the visual counterpoint to Akerman’s reading of her own mother’s letters in this personal, gorgeously photographed film. With short La chambre.
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:00 PM
Hearst Greek Theatre
Alison Krauss effortlessly bridges the gap between roots music and genres such as pop, rock, country and classical. David Gray has established himself as one of the UK’s leading artists both at home and overseas with a 25-year career marked by critical praise, numerous accolades and multi-platinum sales over the course of 10 album releases.
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Campus Living Room, MLK Jr. Student Union, 2nd floor

Get crafty with us! We’re hosting free, drop-in arts & crafts workshops in the MLK Jr. Student Union campus living room every 2nd Thursday of the month. 

This October, we'll be making some spooky-looking velum Halloween Lanterns– taught by Cal C.R.E.A.T.E. (Creative Residencies for Emerging Artists Teaching Empowerment). Hope to see you there!

Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:00 PM
Morrison Hall
3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted) Free and open to the public Anthony Cheung (b. 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. His output ranges from solo to orchestral works, occasionally with electronics. His music has been commissioned by leading groups such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio...