Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Presented by the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice.

In this talk, interdisciplinary artist Autumn Knight discusses how a series of performance projects use text and/or improvisation as strategies for survival within the institutional space. Looking at recent and ongoing works, Knight will discuss the breadth of concerns at work (or play) in this practice: psychoanalysis, public space, institutional boundaries, performative authority. Knight is also thinking through cultivating avatars, employing choreography, and withholding as communication. 

Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For The New Eagle Creek Saloon, artist Sadie Barnette reimagined her father’s bar, the first black-owned gay bar in San Francisco.

Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
What is with the human obsession with flight? First it was Icarus, next it was Amelia Earhart, and now Elon Musk. Curated by the BAMPFA Student Committee, this selection of works from the museum’s collection explores the nature of flight and what it means to soar. How does it feel to be on top of the world? Works on view include one of Eadweard Muybridge’s locomotion studies of flying; abstract...
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sutardja Dai Hall
Opacities: Trans Visual Cultures with Tourmaline + Chris Vargas In conversation with Eric Stanley Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 5:00-7:00pm Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley This conversation will engage Tourmaline and...
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In conjunction with the exhibition Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter, Nagle is joined in conversation by his longtime friend the internationally celebrated tattoo artist Don Ed Hardy. The two artists will discuss mutual tastes and interests including the visual culture of Japan, the concept of wabi-sabi and the value of the imperfect, and the marginalization of certain art forms in mainstream...
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Oakland-based artists Jesus Barraza and Melanie Cervantes discuss their graphic arts collaboration Dignidad Rebelde. They write, “We believe that art can be an empowering reflection of community struggles, dreams, and visions. Following principles of Xicanisma and Zapatismo, we create work that amplifies people’s stories and art that can be put back into the hands of the communities who inspire it. We recognize that the history of the majority of people worldwide is a history of colonialism, genocide, and exploitation.

Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
After viewing Edie Fake’s visionary, architecturally inspired Art Wall mural, Affordable Housing for Trans Elders, draw your own fantastical buildings to house real and imagined communities of the future! Using paper collage and colored pencils, explore pattern and shape to capture the emotions of home, and envision dream structures for your chosen family and friends with artist Ricki...
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
After viewing Edie Fake’s visionary, architecturally inspired Art Wall mural, Affordable Housing for Trans Elders, draw your own fantastical buildings to house real and imagined communities of the future! Using paper collage and colored pencils, explore pattern and shape to capture the emotions of home, and envision dream structures for your chosen family and friends with artist Ricki...
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
UC Botanical Garden
Come explore the wonderful world of plant-based fibers & dyes. There will be weaving demonstrations, paper and twine making, and natural dye activities! Explore our exhibit and join us for this free hands-on family day for children and adults of all ages.
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cannupa Hanska Luger, a multidisciplinary artist of Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, Austrian, and Norwegian descent, talks about the artist’s role in society. Luger writes: “In a world polarized politically, economically, racially, and sexually, we are forced to question our trust. However, our trust is the mortar that binds our intelligence. We need one another now more than ever. But, how do we see eye to eye with human groups we don’t trust? Enter the artist.