It was 1988 in Los Angeles. Ehren Tool was 18 and wanted to do something good, to help people. He hadn’t had much luck in school — “I flunked out of fourth grade” — so, he figured he’d try out another career path that didn’t require straight As, but did require a dedication to doing what was right. He would become a police officer.

The dust howls, or else settles on everything like morning dew.

The sun burns first, then lashes from the wind. There are eight toilets and eight showers to accommodate hundreds. The food, endless cans like dog food, will not go down.

Understanding the history of slavery through architecture

The buildings, statues and monuments we sometimes blindly pass by each day represent a collective history and culture that can empower and bring us together.

UC Berkeley’s Student Learning Center, or SLC, hosted its interGeneration400 initiative Saturday, which celebrated Black history and was open to students and the public.

Ron Nagle has big ideas in his tiny, scatological sculptures

The traditions of art museum display persist for a reason. Lining objects all in a row, hung on walls or mounted on pedestals, allows the viewer, in a way that reminds me of college essay assignments, to compare and contrast.

2020 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.

At the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, a show about California’s geography begins with a wall of people. Catherine Opie’s intimate photograph of two farmworkers wrapped in a butch embrace bleeds into an early photo of Jello Biafra smashing his mouth against a microphone.

Spring 2020 Schedule: Arts + Design Thursdays

Spring 2020 Schedule
Arts + Design Thursdays: Public Art and Belonging

Spring 2020 Schedule: Arts + Design Mondays

Spring 2020 Schedule
Arts + Design Mondays 

Monday, January 27, 2020

Growing up the daughter of a prominent Hollywood cinematographer, Clara Mokri remembers being on movie sets with her father and seeing the power a camera could wield in telling stories. Her father chose to work on blockbuster film series like Fast & Furious and Transformers. Mokri, though, wanted to forge her own path.