The Radical Quilting of Rosie Lee Tompkins

In 1997 I walked into the Berkeley Art Museum to be greeted by a staggering sight: an array of some 20 quilts unlike any I had ever seen. Their unbridled colors, irregular shapes and nearly reckless range of textiles telegraphed a tremendous energy and the implacable ambition, and confidence, of great art.

Former DePaul curator named UC Berkeley art museum director

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive has hired Julie Rodrigues Widholm as its new director. Widholm, who is currently the director and chief curator of the DePaul Art Museum, will begin at Berkeley on Aug. 1.

If necessity is the mother of invention, more than a few winners of the campus’s first-ever Berkeley Changemaker Technology Innovation Grants found inspiration in the teaching and learning challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

6 LGBTQ people (with Berkeley ties) you should know

This is a Pride Month unlike any other in recent memory.

We’re living in a time scarred by tragedy. This June, crowds won’t be pressing their way down Market Street to watch a parade. Instead, they are taking to the streets for another reason: to stand against the deeply rooted injustices and violence targeting the Black community.

Creative Discovery Grants 2019-2020

For another year in a row, Berkeley Arts + Design awarded Creative Discovery Grants to Berkeley faculty seeking to develop new undergraduate courses or to enhance existing ones through creative, engaged, participatory learning te

Literature and the arts in times of crisis

Literature and the arts have always held a prominent place in helping to define who we are as human beings and in enriching our lives. This is all the more apparent during moments of crisis, like the current COVID-19 pandemic.

What do you do if you’re a college senior with a sense of humor, a canceled graduation and, suddenly, a lot of spare time?

Sifting through the over 1,000 pieces of paper notes and hand-sketched drawings from the Julia Morgan collection at the Environmental Design Archives at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design (CED), curator Chris Marino found an interesting

The UC Berkeley freshman and sophomore seminar was wildly popular, just like the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City (Met) exhibit it explored.

Museum Dance Now

“Mickey, are you there? Justin, are you okay?”