In a dark play of love, addiction and abuse, student actors take the stage to tell the harrowing tales of youth living on the streets in Polaroid Stories, the latest piece by Theater, Dance and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley.
UC Berkeley history professor Thomas Laqueur, has won the 2016 Cundill Prize for Historical Literature for his latest book, The Work of the Dead. The prize, announced late Thursday at McGill University in Quebec, is one of the world’s biggest international awards for a nonfiction book.
Grace Asia Lee, 19, often begs her UC Berkeley friends to join her for a play, a concert or the ballet. But so far, the answer’s been no. “The performing arts aren’t trendy.
A big thanks goes to guest curator Greg Castillo, a UC Berkeley associate professor of architecture who has written and lectured extensively on the counterculture movement’s influence on architecture and graphic design.
From politics and poetry to food and gender, upcoming lectures and readings at Berkeley will delve into some of the most vital cultural topics and issues facing the nation and the world. Among the many choices, here are 10 highlights for the spring semester.
Dance, theater, music and film — the arts are alive on the Berkeley campus with hundreds of performances each semester. Below are 10 highlights of the spring semester.
Nick Antipa, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in electrical engineering, has played the trumpet in UC Berkeley’s orchestra since 2009. (UC Berkeley cinemagraph by Stephen McNally) That’s UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra trumpet player Nick Antipa playing Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No.
Copper plate prints of four architectural plans by Ronald Rael, a UC Berkeley, associate professor of architecture, and his partner, Virginia San Fratello, are featured in the New York Museum of Modern Art exhibit, “Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter.”
UC Berkeley student Samara King looks at works by Derek Yu. Yu created a series of abstract paintings that contrast angular, architectonic planes with soft, atmospheric washes created with coffee stains.
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Shannon Jackson, associate vice chancellor of art and design, presents alum and director Stan Lai with a Berkeley sweatshirt at a pre-opera event in the Dress Circle Lounge at the San Francisco Opera House. (UC Berkeley photo by Kyle Ludowitz)
When I joined the Oral History Center in 2002, we had just begun our collaboration with the National Park Service on the Rosie the Riveter / World War II Home Front Oral History Project.
Chilean musician and activist Victor Jara is remembered decades after his murder during the Pinochet coup. (Wikimedia Commons photo by Jaime Soto Ceura.)
She built a Twitter bot that breaks Jose Ortega y Gasset’s essay “The Dehumanization of Art” into 140 characters of babble and brilliance. She teaches classes with titles like “Electronic Literature: A Course on Critical Writing and Making.
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