FAST fashion show is explosive demonstration of momentum

Fashion and Student Trends, or FAST, of UC Berkeley put on its biannual runway show Sunday to reveal the multitude of collections created under this semester’s prompt, “Momentum.” The fall semester’s runway was an array of creativity, color and diversity that demonstrated the numerous ways in which forward movement exists in everyday fashion.

Digital Arts Engagement Platform at Fort Mason

What does a virtual art community look like?

Berkeley Arts + Design is Hiring for Two Positions

Student Engagement and Education Manager (Job ID: 24156)

Involves analytical studies on implementation of a variety of policies, projects, programs and issues in support of curricular and co-curricular experiences across arts and design, AND in research of new or changing systems of educational and student life program

This weekend 130 UC Berkeley students enjoyed the opening weekend of internationally recognized artist Isaac Julien’s video installations at Fort Mason Center for Art & Culture and at San Francisco Art Institute. Students explored San Francisco’s newest art compound and saw a range of exciting installations.

During the month of December the UC Berkeley community and the public have the opportunity to experience what is being "Made at Berkeley." More than 28 Arts + Design departments, classes, and centers are presenting their work at pop-up exhibitions, week long gallery exhibitions, design showcases and open houses.

In the mood for a unique musical experience? Tune in to two live, marathon performances by MacArthur fellow, flutist and composer Claire Chase tomorrow (Saturday, Dec. 2) at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

Hewlett Foundation Announces First Winners of 50 Arts Commissions Initiative

The Hewlett Foundation dropped a money bomb on the Bay Area arts scene today, announcing the first 10 recipients of the Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions initiative. Each of the organizations will receive $150,000 to commission a new musical composition. The initiative runs over five years and includes a variety of genres.

New grants from the Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions will support two ambitious musical projects involving artists at UC Berkeley.

Taruskin accepts Kyoto Prize in Japan

UC Berkeley emeritus professor of music Richard Taruskin accepted a Kyoto Prize in arts and philosophy last week from the Inamori Foundation for his contributions to the study, performance and critical discourse of early music, modern Russian music and Western music history.

If it hadn’t been for the “Star-Spangled Banner,” Berkeley’s Campanile might have only 12 bells in its belfry instead of 61.