Mondays, doors open at 6pm, lectures start at 6:30pm.
Open to the public.

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

Arts + Design Mondays Lecture Series
Located @ BAMPFA's Osher Theater

Mondays at 6:30pm, doors open at 6pm, Free and open to the public

What do we make now of this classic opposition? For centuries, artists and critics have placed pressure on both of these terms, often asking us to question how to separate truth from lies, the real from the artificial, and fact from fiction. Addressing a range of political contexts and utilizing an array of creative forms, speakers in this series offer new approaches to these age-old questions. Asking for both solutions and speculations, accuracy and imagination, we consider the role of critical creativity in education and in politics, for our region and for the world.

PLEASE READ: All Arts + Design Lectures are free and open to the public and are located in the BAMPFA Osher Theater. Doors open at 6pm, lectures start at 6:30pm. Most talks reach the theater capacity. Audience members are encouraged to arrive at 6pm when doors open for seating. Ticket/seat reservation is required for talks scheduled on 3/18 and 4/29 as we expect the theater to reach maximum capacity. Tickets will be made available 10 days before event. Please see individual events for ticket links. If you are a ticket holder, please be aware that if you are not seated in the theater by 6:30pm, we will be opening up the theater to people waiting at the door and on the waitlist. Pending approval, select events exceeding capacity may be available via livestream and if so the link will be made available on the Berkeley Arts + Design Facebook page @berkeleyartsdesign and Twitter @brklyartsdesign.

Spring 2018 archived schedule and lecture videos can be found here. 

Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Newsome’s work is deeply invested in how images used in media and popular culture communicate distorted notions of power. He draws attention to the contributions that marginalized communities, whose culture is often absorbed and co-opted by mainstream advertising platforms, have made to Pop culture and society in general. Through his visually engaging and truly interdisciplinary work, Newsome explores the complexities of social power structures and questions of agency.

Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Adam Savage's mother is a psychologist; his father was a celebrated artist, painter and filmmaker. From the youngest age they encouraged his flights of fancy. Savage has been a paperboy, a projectionist, juggler, unicycle rider, sculptor, graphic designer, scenic painter, robot builder, welder, carpenter, machinist, prop maker, toy designer, actor, writer, executive producer and director. He...