Berkeley World Music Festival is Crossroads of Musical, Social Diversity

On Saturday and Sunday, the 14th Annual Berkeley World Music Festival took place across various locations throughout the city, including People’s Park, Martin Luther King Jr.

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Spanish Tour

The UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) just wrapped up their eleven-day tour of Spain. The goal of this trip was to engage an international audience in Berkeley’s depth of musicality, and to give the students a chance to perform abroad and in new, complex spaces.

Botanical Garden Extends Summer Hours on Twilight Tuesdays

Twilight Tuesdays are back at the UC Botanical Garden.

That means the lush garden nestled near the top of Strawberry Canyon above the central UC Berkeley campus is open until 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, through August.

A couples counselor could have warned Vijay Iyer that the relationship was doomed, but he needed to figure it out for himself. When he arrived at UC Berkeley in the summer of 1992 to start a graduate program in physics, Iyer was also nursing a simmering passion for jazz.

Reflections on a vibrant year with our arts and design community

It’s been quite a year—for our country, for UC Berkeley, and for the Arts + Design Initiative.  We have navigated changes in our political landscape and confronted the challenge of maintaining free speech and freedom of assembly.

ARC | Arts + Design Media Fellow (Videos)

Nikki Doung, the ARC | Arts + Design Media Fellow, has created these videos that highlight the creative campus and programs at UC Berkeley. 

‘Made at Berkeley’ showcases student arts, design projects on campus

Run by the Berkeley Arts + Design Initiative, “Made at Berkeley” is a campuswide showcase of student works, including visual art, dance, theatre, music, film, environmental design and more. The showcase brings together numerous departments that are individually presenting student projects, often senior theses, under a single banner.

This spring 2017 semester at UC Berkeley featured an engaging and informative lecture series Thinking Through the Arts and Design at Berkeley: California Counterculturesorganized by Big Ideas Courses and t

Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA is a collection of thought-provoking lectures organized by faculty from across the Berkeley campus. The 2016-17 program featured topics ranging from new immersive art technologies, cultural critique, the role of the arts in social justice, and other timely offerings.

Backstage at Le Temple de la Gloire, a master of wigs

When wig master Mazena Puksto got the call that she landed a gig on the modern-day world premiere of Rameau’s 1745 opera-ballet Le Temple de la Gloire (The Temple of Glory), she snapped into action. She usually works on commercials and films, and period theater performances like this one offer a special challenge.