Harvard art historian to speak on art in a time of crisis

What role does art play in society where freedom had been radically reduced? How much does creative expression matter during a state of siege?

Waving the South African flag in Thursday's Google doodles – honouring female artists this international Women's Day – is Karabo Poppy Moletsane.

Born in Vereeniging and now based in Pretoria, she is an Afropolitan illustrator, a graphic designer, a brand ambassador for the Open Window Institute, and a self-professed historian.

The Natural History Museum and the Future of Nature

Nowadays a very effective way of understanding and calling attention to some absurdities happening in our world is to address them with a hint of sarcasm. That is precisely the way the “Natural History Museum”, their project, was idealized.

Jacob Gaboury on Experiment and Exploration

In this week’s lecture, Jacob Gaboury, assistant professor of new media history and theory at UC Berkeley presented the connections between experimentations in Computer Sciences and Art.

Northern California is a vibrant space. It is wildly human — and somehow familiar even to strangers. “This Place,” curated by Maria Porges, is a charming endeavor presented by the Berkeley Art Center to capture the local colors of the Bay Area.

BAMPFA’s Exhibition of Bay Area Art Comes from the Heart

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive exhibition Way Bay is a love letter to the Bay Area.

When viewers enter the brightly lit space of the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, they would be surprised to learn that all of the works in “Avant Dictee” were done by one artist — not only because of the abundance of art, but also because of the diversity of mediums.

American Cultures Student Prize

Proposals for Arts + Design Creative Gateway Courses at BAMPFA, 2018/2019!


Coming Attractions: Berkeley events light up spring

The new year always brings possibilities for inspiration and fresh starts. This spring, UC Berkeley offers myriad ways to light up the new year with diverse selections in art, dance and music and enlighten the mind with lectures and readings. Here are a few highlights.