Re-Assembling Our Public: Highlights from the 2017-2018 Academic Year

New leadership and a major anniversary. New staff, new courses, new website, new events… even some new pens! Now that the academic year has come to a close, we at Berkeley Arts + Design would like to take a moment to reflect and to extend our thanks to an incredible community of students, faculty, staff, and community partners.

Spring 2018 Archive: Arts + Design Wednesdays

Arts + Design Wednesdays @ BAMPFA: Experiment and Exploration

In order better to serve our students and public and to gauge audience, we will now ask you to reserve a your seats in advance.

What is the role of public assembly in our current moment? And to what degree are new models necessary to respond artistically and technologically to our political climate?

Spring 2018: Experiment and Exploration

In order better to serve our students and public and to gauge audience, we will now ask you to reserve your seats in advance.

When Matías Tarnopolsky steps down at the end of this month after nine years as executive and artistic director of Cal Performances in order to take the reins of the Philadelphia Orchestra, he’ll be leaving behind a lot of people who are sad to see him go.

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:

For the Berkeley Rep revival of 'Angels in America,' the play is the thing

Students - get tickets to 'Angels in America' by the Berkeley Repertory Theatre through the student arts access app!

Lil B gives eclectic talk, shows eclectic art at BAMPFA

Museumgoers were still perusing Lil B’s seemingly unspectacular exhibited collection — a series of iPhone photographs and crayon-drawn pictures ripped from a sketchbook — when the indoor stage at the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, or BAMPFA, was flooded with ominous techno music.

UC Berkeley student Ellis Newton talks DJing in the Bay Area

Name: Ellis Newton (Stage name Versâam)

Age: 22

Hometown: Long Beach, California –– a bustling LA County city that, despite its eclectic music scene, is not where Newton found his musical inspiration. The Bay Area inspired Newton to become serious about his music.

Goosebumps and godsends in Berkeley Rep's 'Angels in America'

Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes” opened Saturday, with a magnificent all-day run of its two parts, “Millennium Approaches”and “Perestroika.” The opening was at once joyous and life-affirming, a performance deeply committed to its own history.