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.

Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:30 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
FEATURING Roger Duchesne, Isabelle Corey, Daniel Cauchy, André Garret, Bob le flambeur is Melville’s love poem to Paris’s Pigalle and its lowlife denizens. It’s a gangster film that is turned by Melville’s taste for the absurd into what he calls “a comedy of manners,” albeit cast in the shades of the pure policier. An aging safecracker and compulsive gambler, Bob (Roger Duchesne) lives by...
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:00 PM
Hearst Greek Theatre
The band were last in North America in 2014 with critical response being best described as ‘blown away en masse’: “Visions of murder, catastrophe, transfiguration and desperate love issued from the stage, set to dirges, stomps and inexorable crescendos.” NEW YORK TIMES
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:30 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A taped journal that theologian John Hull (1935–2015) kept after the onset of blindness in 1980 forms the basis of this “beautiful, accessible, and thoughtful work of art” (The Guardian).
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Explore the enigmatic work of Charles Howard with Apsara DiQuinzio, BAMPFA’s curator of modern and contemporary art and Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX Curator. DiQuinzio presents an overview of the painter’s life and art, focusing on his working through and between Surrealism and abstraction.
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
FEATURING Toshiro Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyo, Takashi Shimura, An act of violence is replayed through the eyes of witnesses and protagonists, each seeing a different thing, in “one of the most brilliantly constructed films of all time, a monument to Kurosawa’s greatness, and a landmark in film history” (James Monaco).
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Melville’s drama of the French Resistance, starring Lino Ventura and Simone Signoret, “grips tighter than a Gestapo handcuff. . . . A film of noirish compositions and fantastic cool” (The Independent).
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Rondinone offers an illustrated overview of his work, describing his process and touching on themes of wonder, sadness, and the sublime in his art.
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
FEATURING Jean-Paul Belmondo, Emmanuelle Riva, Irène Tunc, Nicole Mirel, Melville was one of cinema’s great modernists, a true French independent and forerunner to the New Wave. In Léon Morin, Priest, he took two actors associated with the New Wave—Jean-Paul Belmondo of Breathless and Emmanuelle Riva of Hiroshima, mon amour—and, paradoxically, created a film that has more ties to Robert...
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
UC Botanical Garden
SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE REDWOOD GROVE! Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills. TONIGHT: Left Coast Ensemble Intimate classical