Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Throughout the duration of the exhibition Arthur Jafa / MATRIX 272, a series of notebooks that Jafa began assembling in the 1990s are on view in the Florence Helzel Works on Paper Study Center on the museum's lower level. Reflecting the artist’s interest in found images and affective collage, the notebooks offer unique insight into his singular approach. Viewing hours are Wednesdays 12–1,...
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Doe Library
Ovoo, the structures of stones, trees, scarves, skulls, steering wheel covers, and a staggering array of other objects that are ubiquitous across the landscape of contemporary Mongolia, Buryatia, Inner Mongolia, and Qinghai, have long marked sites where ritual, though often highly spontaneous, practices invoke the presence of immanent relations. Built and maintained by various publics, gatherings...
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Experience Afrofuturist mythos through story and song. Writer, vocalist, sacred scholar, and activist Amber McZeal utilizes sound therapy and guided somatic imagery to engage the knowledge of the body within an interactive and liberatory arts practice. Amber McZeal weaves together somatic practice with social justice and spirituality. Her approach centers imagination as foundational to...
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
UC Botanical Garden
Join us for a journey through chocolate. Learn about the history, botany, and process of chocolate making from Dean of Beans at Dandelion Chocolate in San Francisco, Cynthia Jonasson. You'll get the opportunity to taste differing harvests and origins of chocolate and understand some of the complexities that surround flavor. Learn about where chocolate grows and how we get from bean to...
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Presented by Berkeley Center for New Media Chico MacMurtrie’s work pushes the boundaries between robotic sculpture, new media installation, and performance. Immersed in the Bay Area’s Art and Technology Counterculture of the 1990s, he became known for his anthropomorphic, computer-controlled sculptures which evolved over the years into a “Society of Machines”. Today, operating out of his...
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:30 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Chico MacMurtrie’s work pushes the boundaries between robotic sculpture, new media installation, and performance. Immersed in the Bay Area’s art and technology counterculture of the 1990s, he became known for his anthropomorphic, computer-controlled sculptures, which evolved over the years into a “society of machines.” Today, operating out of his studio in Brooklyn, also known as the “Robotic...
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
The First World War (1914-1918) uprooted millions across Europe, and beyond. Many Jews left Eastern and Southern Europe, bringing with them prized personal and communal belongings. In an attempt to rescue precious heritage from imminent destruction, these “memory objects” often ended up with museums, collectors, and art dealers in the West.
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
This talk focuses on the divided Poland that emerged after World War I. On the one hand Poland had to accommodate the demands of generations of freedom fighters, while on the other...
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Join us for an exclusive celebration of our winter exhibition season. Preview the monumental retrospective Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction, enjoy after-hours access to all of our galleries, delight your taste buds with local eats, and relax to live jazz by Hella Fitzgerald and Hans Hofmann-inspired art-making activities. We can't wait to see you there! Questions or concerns?...
Wed Feb 27, 2019
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Bringing together nearly seventy works spanning the entirety of the artist’s career, this exhibition presents a fresh and eye-opening examination of Hans Hofmann’s prolific and innovative artistic practice. Featuring paintings and works on paper from 1930 through the end of Hofmann’s life in 1966, the exhibition includes numerous masterworks from BAMPFA’s distinguished collection as well as many...