Marcus Books is bastion of Black literary community

Marcus Books, the nation’s oldest Black bookstore, first opened its doors in San Francisco in 1960. Tucked away in the back of a print shop, the store originally was called Success Book Store and was often visited by icons such as Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison and Oprah Winfrey.

2019 Creative Discovery Grant Recipients

Discovery Experiences represent the most transformative forms of scholarly and experiential learning and powerfully express what it means to receive an education at a major public research university in the 21st century.

Another literary win against the stigma of mental illness

As a boy in Columbus, Ohio, Stephen Hinshaw didn’t understand why his father, Virgil Hinshaw Jr., an eminent philosophy professor whose mentors included Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein, kept disappearing.

During the month of December the UC Berkeley community and the public have the opportunity to experience what is being "Made at Berkeley." More than 28 Arts + Design departments, classes, and centers are presenting their work at pop-up exhibitions, week long gallery exhibitions, design showcases and open houses.

October and November On Campus Event Highlights, curated by students and for students!

Berkeley Arts + Design is creating a video of campus that seeks to highlight the rich creative culture that one experiences simply by walking across campus! We need student clubs that highlight visual arts, performing arts, literature, media/film, and design.

Monotonous cubicle got you down? Feel like your apartment or dorm room could use a little extra spark? Turns out that staff, faculty and students can borrow artworks from UC Berkeley’s Graphic Arts Loan Collection, a collection of framed, original lithographs, etchings and woodblock prints by major artists like Chagall, Manet and Kandinsky. 

It’s either a flower, robot butterfly, or alien ballerina — maybe.

Staring at the large, colorful concoction in her arms, Poppy Tian can’t tell you exactly what she’s looking at. The good news, though, is she’ll have the whole school year to figure it out.

Rebecca Solnit, an alumna of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, or J-School, was recognized on the 2018 National Book Awards longlist for her collection of essays, “Call Them By Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays).”

Bay Area arts curator, educator and activist Christian L. Frock is joining UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice as a visiting lecturer in fall 2018 to teach Art 119 | Global Perspectives in Contemporary Art.