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Virtual Fellini: On March 10, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive had planned a “Felliniesque” gala at the Hibernia honoring the centennial of this Italian filmmaker and the retirement of museum director-chief curator Larry Rinder.

As a reporter with the Los Angeles Times, Garrett Therolf discovered that Los Angeles County’s system to protect abused children was failing: Case workers did not remove children from homes with histories of violence, and children were dying at the hands of their own parents every single year.

Museum Dance Now

“Mickey, are you there? Justin, are you okay?”

 “Instagram avant la lettre,” said renowned scholar, anthropologist, and  museum curator Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, describing Arthur Szyk’s skillful use of visual imagery as a means of mass communication. Speaking to a capacity crowd at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Dr.

Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective, now on display at BAMPFA in Berkeley, marks the largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever presented of the work by this celebrated artist, one of the most inventive quilt makers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

It was 1988 in Los Angeles. Ehren Tool was 18 and wanted to do something good, to help people. He hadn’t had much luck in school — “I flunked out of fourth grade” — so, he figured he’d try out another career path that didn’t require straight As, but did require a dedication to doing what was right. He would become a police officer.

The dust howls, or else settles on everything like morning dew.

The sun burns first, then lashes from the wind. There are eight toilets and eight showers to accommodate hundreds. The food, endless cans like dog food, will not go down.

Understanding the history of slavery through architecture

The buildings, statues and monuments we sometimes blindly pass by each day represent a collective history and culture that can empower and bring us together.

The many fashion-forward hats of Myra Melford

With her ferocious, pummeling keyboard attack, Myra Melford first gained acclaim as the leader of a protean trio, a group that emerged in the late 1980s from New York’s experimental Downtown scene.

UC Berkeley’s Student Learning Center, or SLC, hosted its interGeneration400 initiative Saturday, which celebrated Black history and was open to students and the public.