In recent years, a spotlight has been trained on the art communities of Latin American countries, with the Western world increasingly looking south (reflected in major solo shows for artists like Joaquín Torres-García and Carmen Herrera at New York institutions, as well as an ever-increasing in
For the upcoming year, I want to emphasize the word research, and have programmed a series of events that focus on how arts research is pursued via multiple, often experimental formats.
When we experience art, we feel connected to something larger. Why? If you think about it, having a great time at the theater defies logic in many ways.
Alice Waters as a student at UC Berkeley, left, and more recently. At Berkeley, she became active in the Free Speech Movement. “It was very, very important that we stood together and created this world together,” she said in an interview.
A manuscript showing the Sanskrit god Rama with his wife, Sita, and brother Lakshmana during exile. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) Renowned Sanskrit scholar Robert P.
The Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley next week open its doors to an exhibit of work by some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s leading photographers that document Bay Area protests, starting with the Free Speech Movement and resistance to the draft in the 1960s and continuing to the mult
Single-ticket sales for the 2017-18 season of Cal Performances go on sale at noon today (and there are season packages to consider as well). Overwhelmed by choice? Berkeleyside has pored over the program and chosen our favorite performances in each of the season’s principal categories.
Hello Arts + Design community, and welcome to the 2017/18 school year! We are still feeling the excitement from the creative events that helped to celebrate the beginning of the school year. Here’s a snapshot of the last week, in case you missed it.
—A new digital restoration of Vittorio De Sica’s acclaimed comedy Il Boom receives its Bay Area premiere next month at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), as part of the film’s first-ever US theatrical release.
—This fall, the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) presents a major exhibition of work by the photographer, artist, and filmmaker Gordon Parks, whose indelible images chronicled the twentieth-century African American experience.
—A major exhibition of work by Martin Wong opens at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) this fall, marking the acclaimed Chinese American artist’s first comprehensive retrospective since his untimely death in 1999.
Berkeley — A new project will tap funding from the National Endowment of the Humanities to collect a century’s worth of hard-to-access circulation data to document the histories of major American magazines such as the New Yorker, Saturday Evening Post, Life and Black Mask, then present it with
An art exhibition focusing on the train that carries up to half a million Central American migrants across Mexico toward the United States every year opens today at UC Berkeley’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS).
Ten UC Berkeley professors and doctoral candidates and a visiting scholar are being honored with 2017 fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies.
Richard Taruskin, a UC Berkeley emeritus professor of music, has won a 2017 Kyoto Prize for his contributions to the study, performance and critical discourse of early music, modern Russian music and Western music history.
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