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UC Berkeley hosts hundreds of lectures, workshops, performances, tours, and exhibitions featuring talented students, faculty, and visiting artists, designer and scholars each week. Events are open to the campus community and general public. Explore our arts and design feed from the main UC Berkeley Campus Events calendar.
Wed Feb 06 - Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Educated in physics, mathematics, and philosophy at Princeton University and trained in graphic design at Yale, Berkeley-based Aaron Marcus explores new possibilities for expression. He created his first “computer-assisted poem-drawings” in the spring of 1972, when he served as a research associate at Yale University’s School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus...
Wed Feb 27 - Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Bringing together nearly seventy works spanning the entirety of the artist’s career, this exhibition presents a fresh and eye-opening examination of Hans Hofmann’s prolific and innovative artistic practice. Featuring paintings and works on paper from 1930 through the end of Hofmann’s life in 1966, the exhibition includes numerous masterworks from BAMPFA’s distinguished collection as well as many...
Fri Jun 21 - Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Aurora Theatre Company

In this dramatic adaptation of her critically lauded, National Book Award-winning memoir, Joan Didion transforms the story of the sudden unexpected loss of her husband, novelist John Gregory Dunne, and the illness of their daughter, Quintana, into a stunning one-woman play. In her grief, Didion found herself living inside self-protective delusions in the form of “magical thinking,” for she knows if she falls into the “vortex” of reality, she will be lost.

Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In this exhibition walkthrough, Senior Curator for Asian Art Julia White discusses selected artworks in Divine Women, Divine Wisdom in terms of their style, content, and cultural meanings. She will focus on images from the secular realm such as Bust of a Girl from second- or third-century Gandhara and Dancing Devi from twelfth-century India, as well as images of women in Himalayan art where they...
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Lang’s remake of Renoir’s La bête humaine reunites his stars from The Big Heat. Glenn Ford is just back from the Korean War, ignoring the advances of his landlord’s daughter and heading straight for Gloria Grahame’s seductively puckered mouth. Problem is, Grahame has a husband. Lang replaces Renoir’s humanism with a sense of determinism and perverse doom, continually arranging the characters...
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Lang’s remake of Renoir’s La bête humaine reunites his stars from The Big Heat. Glenn Ford is just back from the Korean War, ignoring the advances of his landlord’s daughter and heading straight for Gloria Grahame’s seductively puckered mouth. Problem is, Grahame has a husband. Lang replaces Renoir’s humanism with a sense of determinism and perverse doom, continually arranging the characters...
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
UC Botanical Garden
Summer concert with Rupa and the April Fishes and Shake Your Peace!
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Over-Under, Sideways-Down explores the politics of everyday life in America through the experiences of a working-class couple, Roy and Jan Stannis, who live with their two children in a cramped tract home. An assembly line worker in a steel plant, Roy entertains the fantasy of moving from the local semi-pro baseball team, for which he plays third base, to the big leagues. “It’s just a matter of...
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:30 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Keenly attuned to the mythopoeic resonance of popular songs, Kenneth Anger’s films presaged the use of rock ’n’ roll in narrative cinema as well as the way that cinema would later be employed to give rock songs a visual dimension for TV. The three films on this program illustrate his uncanny genius and his ability, as David E. James writes, to visualize “the ambiguities of rock ’n’ roll’s social...
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:15 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Best known for his television documentary The Story of Film: An Odyssey, filmmaker Mark Cousins here adopts the form of a film essay, a letter from himself to Orson Welles. In this idiosyncratic and highly personal work, he muses on Welles’s life, career, and visual imagination. Cousins gained rare access to hundreds of sketches, drawings, and paintings made by Welles, and he uses these images to...