Category Archives : Past Events


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 […]


On “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power”: Nov 8

On “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” Curator Mark Godfrey, Tate Modern, in conversation with Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle Friday, November 8, 2019  4:00-6:00pm David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Downtown Berkeley Please note, this event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served (no tickets). Co-sponsored by […]


Dark Humanisms, Surplus Visuality: Sept 12

Dark Humanisms | Surplus Visuality Rizvana Bradley History of Art and African American Studies, Yale University Thursday, September 12, 2019  5:00-7:00pm Visual Resource Center, Room 308A, Doe Library, UC Berkeley   This talk explores the way visual art archives generate surplus material that work to both construct and interrogate an image of the human. The […]