Creative Discovery Grants 2018-2019

For the second semester 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 techniques.

Multifaceted maker

How do objects reflect cultural moments — and why do we value what we value? These are among the questions that Stephanie Syjuco, assistant professor in art practice, explores in her conceptual art.

The Black Aesthetic channels revolutionary history

“The Black Arts Movement [of the 1960s] understood itself as an extension of the black liberation struggle,” says Malika Imhotep. “[Writer] Toni Cade Bambara said the duty of the writer is to make revolution irresistible — I see myself a part of a creativity that was always intentioned for the public good.”

New app the ticket to local arts

As a chemistry major also studying art, Luna Izpisua Rodriguez ’16, M.Eng. ’18, sensed that something was missing. Despite being surrounded by a wealth of Bay Area arts organizations and events, she and her friends weren’t taking advantage of them.

A perennial quest, a deeper engagement with Stan Lai

In AGO, the newest play by Stan Lai Ph.D. ’83, a group of survivors seek a mythical Pure Land. Inspired by both ancient Buddhist scriptures and by modern life — and moving between the Tibetan plateau and New York — the story explores humankind’s perennial quest for transcendence, as well as its predisposition to folly.

Spring 2019 Schedule Archive
Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA

Monday, January 28, 2019

Art & The City: Cultural Planning in the Bay Area

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded 168 fellowships to scholars, artists and scientists throughout the U.S. and Canada — five of whom are UC Berkeley faculty members — on Wednesday.

In a period of 24 hours, UC Berkeley alumni, parents, students and individuals from all over the world raised more than $4 million in contributions as part of Big Give 2019, an annual online fundraising event now in its fifth year, to support schools and campus programs in their initiatives and efforts.

'BTS Course': UC Berkeley students explore K-pop icon

University of California, Berkeley, students will be able to seize a rare opportunity to earn credits by scrutinizing K-pop sensation BTS.

“Documentary Voices,” the latest film series at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, engages with a cinematic subgenre that is often overlooked and relegated to the boring, formulaic or predictable. This series, however, proves these categorizations wrong.