Category Archives : ARC Past Events

Questioning Aesthetics Symposium

March 13, 2015
308A Doe Library, UC Berkeley

In conjunction with the launching of the second, fully revised and expanded six volume edition of the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (July 2014), the Arts Research Center will co-host a full day symposium on March 13, 2015, looking at aesthetics as both the subject and object of critique, and as a way to explore and expand new forms of aesthetics research in many disciplines.

Janet Delaney: South of Market at de Young Museum

Janet Delaney: South of Market January 17, 2015 – July 19, 2015 de Young Museum, Gallery 12 In an exhibition particularly relevant to the Bay Area, Janet Delaney: South of Market relates the complex history of a changing San Francisco neighborhood through a selection of more than 40 photographs from the 1970s and 1980s. Janet Delaney (b. 1952), an […]

2014 Artist-in-Residence: Rick Lowe

November 17-November 24, 2014

The Arts Research Center is delighted to host a 10-day residency with acclaimed artist, community organizer, and 2014 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, Rick Lowe. Lowe has long been a leader in community art practice and neighborhood development, especially with the success of his project, the Project Row Houses. During his time on campus, Lowe will present the 2014 Regents Lecture “Social and Community Engaged Work: The Genuine and the Artificial” on Monday November 17 and participate in the symposium “Public Art/Housing Publics: Conversations on Art and Social Justice” on November 21. He will engage in class visits, studio critiques, and tours of innovative art and architectural projects with ARC’s partners throughout the Bay Area. Click for more information and to RSVP to events.

Public Art/Housing Publics: Conversations on Art and Social Justice

Friday, November 21, 2014, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Public Art/Housing Publics: Conversations on Art and Social Justice symposium will explore innovative collaborations across cultural and social justice sectors. How can we sustain affordable housing and healthy neighborhoods in our communities? How can we sustain a thriving artistic life for our citizens? Most importantly, how can we answer both of these questions together? Timed to coincide with the residency of UC-Berkeley Regents Lecturer, Rick Lowe of Project Row Houses, participants will include artists, scholars, civic organizers, and affordable housing developers from around the Bay Area.