At the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive gala in honor of its director, Larry Rinder, on May 17, a few little-known facts were gleaned: He loves dabbling in haiku and he loves his regular weekend rustication in Ukiah.
SAN FRANCISCO — What’s the best way to diversify our galleries and museums, considering art by white men takes up so much space, crowding out works by people of color and women? Monica Westin, an art writer and fine arts professor at the California College
At first glance, the work of Alicia McCarthy and Ruby Neri couldn’t be more different. McCarthy’s intersecting swaths of color, “weaves” as she calls them, are hypnotizing and prismatic, calling to mind 1960s Op Art.
UC Berkeley’s Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, whose world-class collections range from Egyptian mummy sarcophagi to Peruvian textiles to Native American baskets, has opened a digital portal to expand public access to its collections of more than 3 million objects, photographs, films and sound recordings.
Rosa Furneaux, a student in UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, is the 2018 winner of the Dorothea Lange Fellowship, an award given to a graduate student or faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding work in documentary photography and a creative plan for future work.
After two decades at the helm of UC Berkeley’s Environmental Design Archives, during which she more than tripled its holdings by acquiring the collections of a hundred-plus designers, Waverly Lowell is gearing up for retirement.