This Berkeley Painter Is the Best Surrealist You’ve Never Heard Of

This summer, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) will be presenting the first retrospective of artist Charles Howard’s work since 1946, charting the trajectory of his

47th Annual UC Berkeley MFA Show

Every spring, the six second-year MFA students show their final works in the newly opened Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

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.

New Works by UC Berkeley Graduates at BAMPFA

The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is hosting the 47th annual Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition from May 17 through June 11. Group exhibitions like this one, when unanchored by a theme or medium, are refreshingly diverse.

This summer, the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) presents a major exhibition of work by Ugo Rondinone, marking the artist’s first solo exhibition in the Bay Area. 

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. 

The Arts and Public Service at SFMOMA

On May 11, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) hosted more than 100 individuals in their Koret Education Center for a two-hour-long public discussion about The Arts and Public Service.

‘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.

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.

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