Annual Fund Crowd 2017
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 evelynthorne@berkeley.edu. Please expect 7-10 days for captioning to be provided.

Fri Apr 29, 2022 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
BAMPFA Osher Theater

How does a work of art become relevant?  Paintings by Winslow Homer and other nineteenth-century American artists invite shifts in both attention and perceptions of importance with enormous social stakes.  The talk looks at how these paintings are pragmatic works that make salience and make interest—that reveal versions of events that feel apropos of our lives the moment we turn to them.