Category Archives : Past Events


Review: dg okpik Craft Talk

by Eva Whitney, February 21, 2024 Poet dg okpik visited the Arts Research Center on October 5, 2023 for a craft talk following her reading through the Lunch Poems series. The full recording of the craft talk is available for viewing on ARC’s YouTube channel, here, and the Lunch Poems reading is available for viewing […]

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grimy, Martinez, and Cutler pose together

Review: Poetry Reading with J. Michael Martinez & Aracelis Girmay, in conversation with John Alba Cutler by Eva Whitney

by Eva Whitney, January 30, 2024 Latinx poets J. Michael Martinez and Aracelis Girmay came together at UC Berkeley on September 28, 2023 for a reading of their work, followed by a conversation with Professor John Alba Cutler (event info here). The full recording of the event is available for viewing on ARC’s YouTube channel, […]


Fall 2021 Poetry Fellows Reading: Dec 8

The Arts Research Center will celebrate the 2021 Fall Poetry Fellows with a reading of work created during their fellowship semester. This event will feature undergrad fellows Anastasia Le and Gisselle Medina; graduate fellows Lindsay Choi and Vincente Perez; faculty fellows Ahmad Diab and Jesse Nathan; and community fellows Maurya Kerr and D’mani Thomas, and be […]


Day With(out) Art 2021: Dec 1

The Arts Research Center is proud to partner with Visual AIDS and California College of the Arts for Day With(out) Art 2021 by presenting ENDURING CARE, a video program highlighting strategies of community care within the ongoing HIV epidemic. The program features newly commissioned work by Katherine Cheairs, Cristóbal Guerra, Danny Kilbride, Abdul-Aliy A. Muhammad […]


Camille T. Dungy & Ross Gay: Nov 17

Camille T. Dungy & Ross Gay: Black Nature, Poetry, and Coexistence in conversation with Aya de León and Maurya Kerr Wednesday, November 17th 2021 5:00 – 6:30pm PST Watch the livestream on YouTube here. This event is presented by the Arts Research Center and Engaging the Senses Foundation, and co-sponsored by the Black Studies Collaboratory, […]


Celebrating Cave Canem: Oct 20

Celebrating Cave Canem: Cornelius Eady with Morgan Parker & Cameron Awkward-Rich in conversation with Chiyuma Elliott & Vincente Perez Wednesday, October 20th 2021, from 5:00 – 6:30pm PST Watch the captioned livestream on YouTube here. A review of the event can be found here. This event is presented by the Arts Research Center in partnership […]


Fall 2021 Flash Reading Series

In spring 2021, ARC piloted a new Flash Reading Series featuring two dozen Bay Area community poets. We are thrilled to continue this series this fall, adding a dozen more Bay Area poets to our growing archive, with more to be added in spring. In addition to larger monthly readings (here) this series extends the number of voices we want […]


Day With(out) Art: Dec 3

  STILL BEGINNING: The 30th Annual Day With(out) Art Visual AIDS Screening Tuesday, December 3, 2019 NEW TIME! Screening starts at 7:15pm Nahl Hall | California College of the Arts, Oakland campus Co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center and the California College of the Arts       The Arts Research Center and the California College of the […]


Launch of “Amateurism”: Nov 12

Launch of “Amateurism” | Third Text Special Issue With remarks by Abigail De Kosnik and Anneka Lenssen Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:00-7:00pm Beta Lounge   “Amateurism”—a special issue of Third Text forthcoming in Fall 2019—is dedicated to do-it-yourself, “self-taught,” user-generated production in music, film/video, architecture, literature, visual art, and new media, especially in relation to raced, classed, and gendered […]