Category Archives : 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 […]


Revisiting South of Market: A multi-generational conversation about change in the Bay Area – June 5

San Francisco: Looking Back as We Look Forward June 5, 2015 Join the de Young Museum and the Arts Research Center for four unique interventions around the museum, exploring the formal and social concerns of photographers who have made San Francisco their object of attention, focusing on Delaney’s exhibition and considering its connection to a […]



Revisiting South of Market: A multi-generational conversation about change in the Bay Area – June 12

Keeping San Francisco Alive: A Frank Conversation June 12, 2015 The second of three “Friday Nights” celebrating the work of Janet Delaney, this evening offers a historical and contemporary perspective on the role of the arts in urban planning and public policy in San Francisco. Discussions across the museum will explore exemplary case studies, pivotal policy decisions, […]

Revisiting South of Market: A multi-generational conversation about change in the Bay Area – July 17

Art in City: The City in the Art July 17, 2015 Friday, July 17 6:00-8:30 pm Wilsey Court, de Young Museum 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 […]




This symposium is the culmination of “South Africa in the West,” a semester-long events series at UC Berkeley. It reflects on legacies of reconciliation, accountability, and impunity in South Africa and elsewhere in the world, and benefits from the participation of Ubu and the Truth Commission co-creators and theatermakers Handspring Puppet Company, William Kentridge, and Jane Taylor.

Peter Glazer’s Heart of Spain

Peter Glazer’s Heart of Spain Monday, March 30, 2015, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00pm) $16 adv / $18 door Purchase tickets online Please join us for a concert performance of Heart of Spain: A Musical of the Spanish Civil War, co-written by Peter Glazer, the creator of Woody Guthrie’s American Song, and Eric Bain […]



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.