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Americans battle fascism in musical Heart of Spain

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000

In the latest performance from Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, student actors tell the harrowing story of a group of volunteers from the U.S. who fought against fascism in the Spanish Civil War.

BAMPFA to solicit ideas at Monday town hall

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:00:37 +0000

The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is inviting suggestions from BAMPFA members, the community and its partners about goals to incorporate into its strategic plans through 2025.

An operatic Dream of the Red Chamber

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 20:04:46 +0000

UC Berkeley recently welcomed a distinguished alumnus, playwright and director Stan Lai, to campus for a series of special events in honor of his directorial work on the San Francisco Opera’s premiere of Dream of

Drawing new conclusions from comics and cartoons

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:43 +0000

A Doe Library exhibit and a new book show how comics offer much more than humor and can address global issues

Black Power, Black Panthers focus of North Gate photo exhibit

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:00:40 +0000

The Graduate School of Journalism is hosting "Power to the People," a photographic tribute to the Black Panther Party and black power movement founded in the Bay Area 50 years ago.

BAMPFA’s Art Wall presents massive — but temporary — opportunities

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000

At 60 feet wide and 25 feet high, and clearly visible by passersby on Center Street, the Art Wall at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is eye-catching if for no other

Adding music to politics can make for even stranger bedfellows

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Music and politics mix to excite or energize through campaign theme songs, anthems and more. But in many parts of the world, musicians who give voice to opposing views are taking risks.

Berkeley’s ’60s radical roots show in major UK exhibit

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 19:46:27 +0000

Campus's counterculture cameos at retrospective of 1960s revolutionary movements

Coming up this fall — arts, authors, visual expression

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:00:22 +0000

What's on tap in art, music, dance, theater and exhibitions at UC Berkeley (Part 2 of our look ahead)

Best back-to-school freebie? Cal Smart Wallet

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:00:24 +0000

The Berkeley Rec Sports and Ziploop innovation is for anyone with an email address.

AileyCamp 2016 — where kids spin, twirl and grow

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0000

For 50 East Bay middle school kids, six weeks of practice and discipline on campus will culminate Thursday with their dance performance at Zellerbach Hall.

Sensitive but unclassified: Alex Saum-Pascual on selfies, electronic literature and creativity on the Internet

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Professor, artist and pioneer explores the far frontiers of self-expression in the digital age

Shadows on display: Sojourner Truth at BAMPFA

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Starting Wednesday, museum-goers will get a chance to meet the abolitionist, women’s rights activist, speaker, entrepreneur, runaway slave and illiterate memoirist through small rectangular photographs that functioned as the social media of their day

Sharp eyes at the Bancroft, and a new focus on Van Gogh’s ear

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 21:10:52 +0000

Librarian's legwork yields important clue to an art-world mystery

Cannes premiere for alum’s documentary on Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:02:16 +0000

A J School alumna's documentary earns recognition at the Cannes Film Festival

Botanical Garden’s Summer Concert series in full swing

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000

The UC Berkeley Botanical Garden’s Summer Concerts in the Redwood Grove series is in full swing, with 10 upcoming shows scheduled through the end of August. To get a taste of the scene, the video below

Kids make their own storybooks at BAMPFA workshop

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:00 +0000

A dozen young imaginations were busy building a dozen fantasy worlds during a storybook workshop at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive on Sunday afternoon.

High-stepping through Asia with the Cal Band

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Students brought their trademark energy and enthusiasm throughout their weeklong tour of China and Japan in May.

BAMPFA’s chief curator to retire

Wed, 25 May 2016 23:20:20 +0000

The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) has announced that curator Lucinda Barnes will retire at the end of next month after 15 years at BAMPFA.

Thirty-six graduating artists, three rooms, memories of a genocide

Fri, 13 May 2016 18:06:09 +0000

Student Tara Baghdassarian commemorates the 101st anniversary of the Armenian genocide in an installation on view in Kroeber Hall. “Descendants of 1915”s is part of the Art Practice senior-thesis exhibition "36 Artists in 3 Rooms," running through May 17.