Three Berkeley alums win MacArthur ‘genius’ awards

Three alumni of UC Berkeley are among the 24 amazing Americans revealed today as winners of the coveted MacArthur “genius” award.

Three Berkeley Alums Win MacArthur ‘Genius’ Awards

Three alumni of UC Berkeley are among the 24 amazing Americans revealed today as winners of the coveted MacArthur “genius” award.

Now at Oakland Museum: A huge colorful blob to make you feel good

OK, so, how to describe the incredible, inflatable sculpture at the center of “Nature’s Gift: Humans, Friends & the Unknown,” on display at the Oakland Museum of California through January  …

El Cerrito artist delivers message with Berkeley church mural

EL CERRITO – Kevin Proctor wanted to be an artist growing up, but abandoned the idea because he couldn’t see his way to a career doing what he loved.

Now, though, after pursuing a career in landscape architecture, he’s feeding his art mojo designing posters and painting murals on the side.

Against the slick, white, barren surfaces of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, or BAMPFA, the red bricks, earthy tones and stained tactile facades of Martin Wong’s paintings bleed together like beautiful and deliberate stains on the wall.

Arts + Design Communications Chronicle

What a dramatic beginning to the new academic year! I joined the Arts + Design Office as its first communications manager in the Spring of 2017.

Student Opportunities: October 2017 List

October 2017 

This is an informal list of opportunities offered in the Arts + Design units on campus and in similar fields off campus that is assembled each month. This list is not comprehensive, nor is it updated when a position is filled. If you are interested in an opportunity, verify that it is still available before applying.

Journalist Franklin Foer was ousted as the head of The New Republic when a Facebook co-founder bought the magazine and shifted the focus away from longform journalism. Foer says this is just one of many changes that signal a seismic shift to a media focused on “clickbait” and web traffic.

Inside Rainbow Sign, a vibrant hub for black cultural arts

From the outside, Rainbow Sign didn’t look like much. Housed in a modest building — previously a mortuary — it sat on the corner of Grove (now MLK Jr. Way) and Derby in Berkeley, a quiet, beige house with a tasteful, arched doorway.

Although we live in the supposed land of freedom and liberty, it is difficult in the current political climate to ignore the overarching systems of authority that guide many of the decisions we are allowed make, the social norms to which we are pushed to conform and the way our world is constructed by those in power.