Category Archives : ARC Past Events


The Arts and Public Service

The Arts and Public Service Thursday, May 11, from 6:00-8:00pm Koret Education Center, SFMOMA, 151 Third Street, San Francisco What role can artistic engagement play in imagining the future of public life? How might artistic research support public policy or strategies of social change? Join the Arts + Design Initiative, Yerba Buena Center for the […]

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The Future of Media in the Trump Era

  The Future of Media in the Trump Era with Dave Pell, moderated by Deirdre English   Join us every Monday evening, as part of Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA, to explore cutting-edge thinking and making on topics of current interest to UC Berkeley’s creative faculty. Whether we are exploring new immersive art technologies, the […]


Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMFPA Spring 2017 Lectures

Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMFPA Join us every Monday evening to explore cutting-edge thinking and making on topics of current interest to UC Berkeley’s creative faculty. Whether we are exploring new immersive art technologies, the future of cultural criticism, or the role of the arts in social justice, expect an exciting array of ideas […]

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Thinking Through the Arts and Design at Berkeley: California Countercultures Spring 2017 Lectures

Spring 2017 Lecture Series: Thinking Through the Arts and Design at Berkeley: California Countercultures   We are reprising last year’s Big Ideas course, “Thinking Through the Arts and Design at Berkeley,” and once again, this course will open its doors to the public each Wednesday at noon.  This year’s theme — “California Countercultures” — is […]


Art, Technology, & Culture Colloquium 2016-17

Art, Technology, & Culture Colloquium: Global Circulations 2016-2017 Berkeley’s Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium is an internationally recognized forum for presenting new ideas that challenge conventional wisdom about art, technology, and culture. This series, free of charge and open to the public, presents artists, writers, curators, and scholars who consider contemporary issues at the intersection of […]

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Urban Ghosts: The Future Of Artists, Place and Displacement in The American City

Urban Ghosts: The Future Of Artists, Place and Displacement in The American City     Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 7pm The David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA (map) Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 6:30pm. Accessible from the Downtown Berkeley BART station   Traditionally, artists […]


Art of Cultural Criticism Lecture Series Fall 2016

The Townsend Center for the Humanities, the Arts + Design Initiative, the Arts Research Center, and the Art of Writing are pleased to present The Art of Cultural Criticism. This yearlong series of conversations features some of the most innovative and incisive writers on culture in its various forms—including visual art, film, old and new media, music, and lite

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Minding Time: Celebration of ‘Time Zones’ in Print, Exhibition, & Online

Minding Time: Celebration of ‘Time Zones’ in Print, Exhibition, & Online Sunday, December 4, 2016     3pm: Tour of Mind over Matter Exhibition BAMPFA Galleries 4:00-5:30pm: Celebrating Time Zones Dwinelle Annex, Room 126 5:30pm: West Coast Preview of In Terms of Performance Website  Dwinelle Annex, Room 126 6:00pm: Holiday Toast     Join a time-based […]


Dream of the Red Chamber Events

Events in honor of SF Opera’s Premiere of Dream of the Red Chamber ARC | Arts + Design is delighted to program a series of events, in partnership with Anthony Cascardi, Dean of the Arts & Humanities and the Center for Chinese Studies, to celebrate the San Francisco Opera’s world premiere of Dream of the […]

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Cross Sector Conference | April 28-29, 2016

Open Engagement Pre-conference | CROSS-SECTOR Thursday, April 28, 2016, 10am to 6pm Friday, April 29, 2016, 10am to 1:30pm The Magnes Collection, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA Accessible from the Downtown Berkeley BART station   CROSS-SECTOR pre-conference will be free and open to the public. Kindly REGISTER here for the plenary talks, break-out sessions, and closing lecture so we can […]