Since the beginning of April, students have had a reason to approach the Cesar Chavez Student Center besides simply visiting the Cal 1 Card Office. Over spring break, a dozen students painted a colorful mural representing the theme of social justice in the breezeway that leads from Lower Sproul Plaza up to the Berkeley Art Studio and Sather Gate

Experience the creative accomplishments and original research of Berkeley’s talented students in Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Literature, Film, Media, and Design.

Paul Fonoroff has two rules when it comes to collecting. “You have to be passionate about it,” he deadpans. “And it has to be something that no one else is interested in.”

Welcome to the New Arts + Design Initiative Website

Welcome to the new Arts + Design Initiative Website

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“Well, Berkeley isn’t exactly known for being an artistic university.”

The extensive body of work of an artist and illustrator whose subjects spanned some of the most profound events of the 20th century will be available to the world in a public institution for the first time, thanks to a $10.1 million gift from Bay Area-based Taube Philanthropies to The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of

“Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia” opens this week (Wednesday, Feb. 8) at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, celebrating the expansive intersection of the radical art, architecture and design of the 1960s and early ’70s counterculture.

Dance, theater, music and film — the arts are alive on the Berkeley campus with hundreds of performances each semester. Below are 10 highlights of the spring semester.

Assistant Professor of Architecture Neyran Turan’s architecture and design firm, NEMESTUDIO, won Architect’s Newspaper’s 2016 Best of Design Award for Architectural Representation in the Digital category for her installation, “Nine Drawings, Seven Models.”

From sculptures made of found wood stacked like a Rube Goldberg machine to wheeled robots that navigated obstacle courses, craft and creativity were on display across UC Berkeley’s campus at the end of the fall 2016 semester as students across disciplines presented their final projects of the semester.

Berkeley, CA — From sculptures made of found wood stacked like a Rube Goldberg machine to wheeled robots that navigated obstacle courses, craft and creativity were on display across UC Berkeley’s campus at the end of the Fall 2016 as students across disciplines presented their final projects of the semester.