At Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Masako Miki’s MATRIX 273 fills the pristine white exhibition room with vibrant splashes of color and funky forms. Born in Osaka, Japan, Miki is currently a Bay Area artist whose sculptures, installations and murals have created an intriguing playground of art.

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.

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.

Calling all actors, designers, playwrights and directors of all levels for the chance to prototype a new experimental performance with internationally renowned director, playwright, and Cal alum, Stan Lai ("The best Chinese language playwright and director in the world" - BBC), and earn units (not to mention it’s a great resume builder

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.

Berkeley Arts + Design Funds 14 Creative Discovery Courses

Berkeley Arts + Design is pleased to announce the fall 2018 awardees of the newly launched Creative Discovery Grants.

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.

BAMPFA Commissions New Site-Specific Installation by Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

(Berkeley, CA) July 25, 2018—The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) has commissioned the distinguished Bay Area artist and graphic designer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon to create a massive, site-specific installation for the museum’s entry space.