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Spring 2022
Fridays at 12:30pm PT.
Free and open to the public at BAMPFA's Osher Theater.

Join us every Friday afternoon to explore cutting-edge thinking and making on topics of current interest to UC Berkeley’s creative faculty.

Arts + Design Fridays: Perseverance, Renewal, and Reflection in a Changing World

All talks are free and open to the public and are located in the BAMPFA Osher Theater. Doors open at 12pm, lectures start at 12:30pm.

Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result is required for attendance at all events in the theater. Masks required. This policy applies to everyone twelve years old and above.

Arts + Design Fridays is organized and sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Office of Berkeley Arts + Design. The series is co-curated by the ASUC, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Cal Performances, CREATE (Creative Residencies for Emerging Artists Teaching Empowerment), Department of Art Practice, Department of English, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society, Global Urban Humanities Initiative, Graduate School of Journalism, Human Technology Futures Group, and the Public Service Center. In-kind technical support and presentation offered by BAMPFA and the UC Berkeley College of Letters & Science, Division of Arts & Humanities. In-kind technical support and presentation offered by BAMPFA and the UC Berkeley College of Letters & Science, Division of Arts & Humanities

All recordings will be uploaded to our Berkeley Arts + Design YouTube channel within one week of the event, with speaker consent. If you require captioning to access a pre-recorded event on our site, please contact Evelyn Thorne at Please expect 7-10 days for captioning to be provided.

Fri Feb 04, 2022 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Zoom Webinar

Register for Zoom webinar here

Fri Feb 18, 2022 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
BAMPFA Osher Theater

For the fourth year in a row, students and alumni from Berkeley Journalism will present documentaries, photography, and innovative multimedia projects at a special Showcase produced and curated specifically for BAMPFA called Visualizing the World. The main feature will be a screening of Kristen Hwang's 2021 Student Academy Award-winning documentary “When They’re Gone,” about humanity’s fragile dependence on nature and the consequences of industrializing honey bees for crop pollination.

Fri Feb 25, 2022 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
BAMPFA Osher Theater

How can we make a landscape speak its secrets? Can a construction dump be a stage for performing history? Can our bodies help us process the past and envision the future? Susan Moffat has been experimenting with using installations, participatory art, and performances to reveal hidden histories in public space.

Fri Mar 04, 2022 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
BAMPFA Osher Theater

BAMPFA Director of Film and Senior Film Curator Susan Oxtoby will share a selection of works recently acquired for the collection and offer insights into how filmmakers who work in the field of animation approach storytelling, thematic concerns, and the concept of time. Her talk will include excerpts from a series of interviews Oxtoby conducted in 2021 with independent animators Wendy Tilby, Amanda Forbis, and Janie Geiser.

Fri Mar 11, 2022 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
BAMPFA Osher Theater

The Welcoming [IV] is a conversation with Erika Chong Shuch and SanSan Kwan about new, pandemic-inspired forms of making that center care, listening and hospitality.

Fri Mar 18, 2022 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
BAMPFA Osher Theater

Keynote Panel: BAMPFA, 12:30 to 2:00 PM
Sessions: AAP Building, 2:30-3:30 and 4:00-5:00 PM
Register for the free event & colloquium at this registration link

Fri Apr 01, 2022 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
BAMPFA Osher Theater

BAMPFA Chief Curator Christina Yang ('85) is joined by UC Berkeley Professor Lisa Wymore in a dynamic conversation about new practices of care and museology. Seen through a career arc of interdisciplinary practice and intersectional knowledge-making, the discussion will explore practical and philosophical learnings as curators rethink power and community in the 21st century. This program addresses today's urgency for arts professionals, emerging scholars, and intergenerational artists alike to work together as civic agents for change.

Fri Apr 08, 2022 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
BAMPFA Osher Theater

Experiences and anecdotes from club members teaching online and transitioning to in-person in the past year, how online education exacerbated disparities and how we can close those disparities now, an interactive art activity for the audience to participate in, CREATE's plans for future as a RSO

Fri Apr 15, 2022 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
BAMPFA Osher Theater

This panel discussion between the six Art Practice MFA '22 students, and exhibition curator, Claire Frost will consider the questions of what, how, and why artists make what they make. Speaking two at a time, the artists will speak about their artistic practice and the process of making work for their culminating MFA exhibition. Since 1970 the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive has hosted the annual MFA Art Practice exhibition.

Fri Apr 22, 2022 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
BAMPFA Osher Theater

Cal Performances is thrilled to welcome singer, composer, activist, and humanitarian Angélique Kidjo as our first season-long artist-in-residence. Kidjo, an international star and four-time Grammy Award winner, visits the UC Berkeley campus twice this season, performing her unique take on the Talking Heads’ seminal Remain in Light album in the fall, and returning in the spring with Yemandja, a new music-theater production co-commissioned by Cal Performances.