Watch: Stephanie Syjuco on art, culture and politics

What’s behind Stephanie Syjuco’s “Counterfeit Crochet Project,” in which she invites people around the world to hand-make the designer handbags they covet but can’t afford?

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.

For many college students, viewing visual art doesn’t exactly sound like the most exciting or compelling way to spend their free time. Museums can be pricey, art galleries can be overwhelmingly hoity-toity, and where does one go to see art in Berkeley besides the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, anyway?

From all appearances, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive has been methodically going through its storerooms to reassess the collection. Beyond its obvious strengths in film and video, modern and contemporary art, and certain aspects of Asian art, it’s a bit of a hodgepodge.

Monotonous cubicle got you down? Feel like your apartment or dorm room could use a little extra spark? Turns out that staff, faculty and students can borrow artworks from UC Berkeley’s Graphic Arts Loan Collection, a collection of framed, original lithographs, etchings and woodblock prints by major artists like Chagall, Manet and Kandinsky. 

It’s either a flower, robot butterfly, or alien ballerina — maybe.

Staring at the large, colorful concoction in her arms, Poppy Tian can’t tell you exactly what she’s looking at. The good news, though, is she’ll have the whole school year to figure it out.

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.

The Visible Invisible: Q&A with Stephanie Syjuco

Why is UC Berkeley Assistant Professor Stephanie Syjuco sewing American historical garments — all of them bright green — at her Richmond Field Station art studio while researching Hollywood Civil War movies? She’s preparing an eye-ca