Creative Discovery Grants 2018-2019

For the second semester in a row, Berkeley Arts + Design awarded Creative Discovery Grants to Berkeley faculty seeking to develop new undergraduate courses or to enhance existing ones through creative, engaged, participatory learning techniques.

Multifaceted maker

How do objects reflect cultural moments — and why do we value what we value? These are among the questions that Stephanie Syjuco, assistant professor in art practice, explores in her conceptual art.

The Black Aesthetic channels revolutionary history

“The Black Arts Movement [of the 1960s] understood itself as an extension of the black liberation struggle,” says Malika Imhotep. “[Writer] Toni Cade Bambara said the duty of the writer is to make revolution irresistible — I see myself a part of a creativity that was always intentioned for the public good.”

Saying yes to creativity

It’s not news that many U.S. schools are slashing funding for arts education, despite the fact that the arts are proven to boost critical thinking and increase test scores.

New app the ticket to local arts

As a chemistry major also studying art, Luna Izpisua Rodriguez ’16, M.Eng. ’18, sensed that something was missing. Despite being surrounded by a wealth of Bay Area arts organizations and events, she and her friends weren’t taking advantage of them.

A playful approach to climate change

Combine an overwhelming issue like climate change with Instagram-era engagement, and you get the Museum of Tomorrow. The brainchild of Jessica Ho M.D.P. ’19, this traveling pop-up views a potentially depressing topic as a way to prompt positive behavior choices, one selfie at a time.

Spring 2019 Schedule Archive
Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA

Monday, January 28, 2019

Art & The City: Cultural Planning in the Bay Area

The Bay Area Book Festival is well known for bringing world-renowned writers to Downtown Berkeley every spring, but one of this year’s most promising panels doesn’t feature a novelist, poet or essayist, but rather, three comic book creators.

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded 168 fellowships to scholars, artists and scientists throughout the U.S. and Canada — five of whom are UC Berkeley faculty members — on Wednesday.

Sandy Phillips, the esteemed senior curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, had just retired into an emerita research position when the phone rang in her basement office.