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.

From her New York City hospital bed, Candy Darling summoned photographer Peter Hujar, who stood out for his portraits of the Warhol crowd lying down.

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.