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Nicholas de Monchaux Awarded 2018 Graham Foundation Grant

Nicholas de Monchaux, an associate professor of architecture at the College of Environmental Design, was awarded a 2018 Graham Foundation Grant for a research project titled “

Asma Kazmi & Alum Lark VCR at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

We're thrilled to share that Asma Kazmi and alum Lark VCR will present in San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art's NextNew series, a biannual exhibition program of emerging artists and/or emerging art practices.

FRAY: Art and Textile Politics

Julia Bryan-Wilson
The University of Chicago Press
2018 Robert Motherwell Book Award Winner


Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle Appointed Assistant Professor of Painting

The UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice is excited to announce that internationally recognized artist ​Kenyatta A.C.

Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Artist: Alicia McCarthy's 2017 SECA Award

Artist Alicia McCarthy, who got her MFA in art at UC Berkeley in 2007, had a big year in 2017.

California is in the middle of an affordable-housing crisis that cities across the state are struggling to solve. College of Environmental Design alumnus Rick Holliday (M.C.P. ‘77), a longtime Bay Area real estate developer, thinks one answer lies in an old shipyard in Vallejo, about 40 minutes northeast of San Francisco.

Interim leaders named for Cal Performances

Chancellor Carol Christ today announced the selection of an interim director for Cal Performances, with this message to the UC Berkeley community:

Name: Bishal Dutta

Age: 21

Who he is: A Sam Raimi stan and recent graduate who missed UC Berkeley’s film and media commencement ceremony to screen his short film, “Life in Color,” at the Cannes Film Festival.

Berkeley art patrons celebrate 10 years with Larry Rinder

At the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive gala in honor of its director, Larry Rinder, on May 17, a few little-known facts were gleaned: He loves dabbling in haiku and he loves his regular weekend rustication in Ukiah.

Bearing Light exhibit illustrates 150 years of history at Berkeley

Listen closely to the quiet walls outside The Bancroft Library, and you can almost hear it: the chants of protesters, the march of a band, the famous holler of a football announcer.

Or, in other words, a brilliant birthday song.