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July 2014

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

  • Belewe

    09:00 AM - 06:00 PM    bcapbelewe.jpg

    Kala Art Institute is pleased to announce, Belewe, the latest off-site exhibition at Berkeley Central Arts Passage. Derived from the folk etymology of the phrase blue moon, belewe roughly translates: 'to betray.' The works in the exhibition evoke trickery, translation, moon cycles, and mysticism. Did you know that a blue moon isn't blue? Artists: Ben Bigelow, Matt Smith Chavez, ...More

  • Reimagining Progress, exhibition

    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Our current consumption patters outstrip our planet's available resources and yet our society continues to produce massive amounts of cheap, disposable goods. with its complex history as a center of international commerce, radical politics, technological innovation, and cultural experimentation, the Bay Area is uniquely positioned to help solve this problem. The exhibition features local artists powerfully critiquing our society's relationship to ...More

  • Berkeley Civic Center Annual Art Exhibition

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    JoanBaylie.jpg

    The Civic Center Art Exhibition is the City of Berkeley's opportunity to celebrate the richness of artistic production within the community. This year, 28 Berkeley-based artists were selected through a juried process for exhibition in the Berkeley Martin Luther King Civic Center Building. The work is distributed throughout publicly accessible areas on five floors and is displayed for approximately 1 ...More

  • Color and dot Art, John Mallon

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Expressions Gallery is proud to present the John Mallon work. Dot art is created by using round sticks and dipping them into paint and making dots. The style is inspired by Australian Aboriginal Style Art. Come by and see the show and meet the artist at our opening reception.Co-sponsored by the City of Berkeley Economic Development Department as part of ...More

  • Peter Najarian, art exhibition

    10:00 AM - 08:00 PM    78.jpg

    Berkeley artist and author, Pete Najarian exhibits a retrospective figurative paintings connected to his writing and plein air landscapes influenced by local master painters. Najarian's two books, 'The Artist and His Mother,' and 'Daughters of Memory,' explore the connection of portraiture and the legacy of survivors of the Armenian Genocide. Reception: July 13th, 2:00 pm, first floor Catalog Lobby. Library Hours: ...More

  • Xtreme BUGS, exhibit

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    xtremebugspressrelease.jpg

    Celebrate the opening of the Xtreme BUGS exhibit. Race cockroaches and make an anatomically correct ladybug sculpture. Try out a robotic scorpion tail and follow an ant trail using only your nose and a special scent. UC Berkeley engineers and entomology graduate students will be on hand, showcasing current research and buggy inventions. Beginning Feb. 1, extreme BUGS are marching ...More

  • Color Shift

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    thumbbampfa19653311.jpg

    One of the most influential artist-educators of the 20th century, Josef Albers (1888-1978) taught innovative courses at the Bauhaus in Germany in the 1920s and at Black Mountain College in the 1930s-1940s. In his classes, he encouraged students to see principles of form and function anew. Albers, and other Bauhaus artists developed a new process of creative visual thinking that sought ...More

  • Dieties, Demons & Teachers of Tibet, Nepal & India

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    thumbDeitiesThangkaoftheThirteenthKarmapa.jpg

    Joyful and sensual sculptural figures of Indian dieties and dancers join radiant images of enlightened beings from Tibet and Nepal, which presents a rotating display of works by anonymous Indian, Nepalese, and Tibetan artisans. A 10th century sandstone figure of Ganesha, the elephant-headed deity worshipped by Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists, graces the entrance to the exhibition, a site appropriate to Ganesha’s ...More

  • Envisioning Human Rights: The Next Generation

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    BAM/PFA has a long history of art and film exhibitions addressing a broad spectrum of social justice issues, and now we have teamed up with the Human Rights Center at the UC Berkeley School of Law to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a juried exhibition of artworks by University of California students. Envisioning Human Rights: The next Generation include paintings, photographs, ...More

  • Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    For most of his career, Forrest Bess (1911-1977) lived an isolated existence in a fishing camp outside of Bay City, Texas, eking out a meager living by fishing and selling bait. By night and during the off-season, however, he painted prolifically, producing landscapes characterized by planar bands and primordial coded symbols derived from dreams. By meticulously recording and studying the dream ...More

  • Hofman by Hofmann

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    thumbhoffmanstudio32414.jpg

    In the 1960s the pioneering Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann made an extraordinary gift of nearly fifty paintings representing his highest artistic achievement throughout his career in support of the burgeoning University Art Museum (now BAM/PFA). As BAM/PFA prepares to move to an exciting new building in downtown Berkeley, we’ll revisit the enduring vitality and generosity of Hofmann’s gift. Hofmann by ...More

  • Kids Club @ Berkeley Art Museum

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    kidslong1.jpg

    Come explore and create in the Kids Club, a special gallery created and dedicated to involving elementary school age children in creative work. Kids Club is a one-of-a-kind felt rug with fiber artist Ashley Helvey. Play with one hundred pounds of clay and display your sculpture as part of an interactive artwork by Charles Long. Climb into an art-viewing ...More

  • Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and an extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese panting of the Min and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were ...More

  • Michael Sosis, Handlbown Glass, exhibition

    11:00 AM - 06:00 PM   

    Michael’s work emphasizes the process of blowing and forming hot glass using design elements that can be incorporated into the molten material. The long tradition of working with the material in its 'purest form' is compelling. His challenge is to add these elements into the pieces and still maintain the integrity of the process. Exhibition runs through August ...More

  • Rebar: Kaleidoscape

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Rebar: Kaledioscape, is the new social sculpture in our large atrium space. Like the popular BAMscape by Thom Faulders, Kaleidoscape, designed by the San Francisco-based firm Rebar, is both a work of art and a piece of furniture. Come rearrange the modular pieces to create a customized environment for study, relaxation, or socializing. Rebar is known for work that challenges ...More

  • Soapbox 2014 Juried Exhibition

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    soapbox.jpg

    Artists' works that represents, challenges or incites us to get up on our soap boxes and share our ideas, our passions, and our intentions to change the world. How are you moved to action? How do you move others to action? View work that is activated, and positions the viewer to participate in the rapidly changing social, political, economic and artistic ...More

  • Mommy & Me

    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM   

    Once upon a time, the silhouette for small boys, girls and infants was feminine and followed the fashions of their mothers. To us, it's hard to believe that once little boys wore dresses, skirts, even lace edged pantaloons, but they did! Children's clothes were variations of women's styles, sometimes up to date styles were predominate and sometimes children wore styles that ...More

  • Nancy Mintz & Jenny Robinson, collaboration work

    12:00 PM - 05:30 PM    source.jpg

    Jenny Robinson's monotypes and monorints convey a strong atmosphere of time and place, often of scenes taken from urban environments in major cities such as London, New York and San Francisco. The inherent spontaneity of her medium allows her to work unhindered by more complex printmaking methods, and to concentrate on textures and the overlaying of links, to create deep saturated ...More

  • Para-Appartus

    12:00 PM - 05:00 PM    paraapparatus.jpg

    Kala Gallery is proud to present Para-Apparatus, featuring new work by our 2013-2014 Kala Fellows. The exhibition presents new work created during the Fellows' studio residencies in a wide array of media and processes including site-specific mixed media installation, sculpture, performance, photography, sound and video. Each of these artists creates his/her own unique apparatus to present his/her work transforming the given ...More

  • Smocking: Fabric Manipulation & Beyone

    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM    SarahMtn.jpg

    The smocked dress worn by Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables attests to the rich heritage and acknowledgement of smocking while the ubiquitous English farmer’s smock acknowledge the appear of smocking as a basic tool of garment shaping. Smocking as pure works of art and as basic works of joy together with the ability to create the Western Costume who are lending ...More

  • Summertime Run Recycling, exhibition

    12:00 PM - 05:00 PM    16.jpg

    Please come and join us for the opening reception of our new exhibition 'Summertime Fun Recycling.' Opening reception music by Spiral Dance Chamber Jazz, along with food and refreshments for you to enjoy as you walk through the gallery and enjoy the beautiful artwork. The show runs July 19-Oct. 3, 2014. Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12:00-5:00 pm; Sunday 1:00-3:00 pm. ...More

  • Researching Your Berkeley DNA: Telling Your Family Story

    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM   

    Genealogy is send only to gardening as America's favorite pastime. Berkeley Historical Society's newest exhibit and lecture series celebrates family collections, photographs, historic maps, directories, and other resources housed in our archives. It will help you gather the information to find out about people, houses,neighborhoods, organizations and your Berkeley DNA. Exhibit runs through Sept. 13th. Regular Hours: Thur-Sat from 1:00-4:00 pm. ...More

  • UC Botanical Garden - Docent Led Tour

    01:30 PM    Free with Garden admission

    For individuals: With paid admission, we offer free docent-led tours year-round on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 PM. ...More

  • 12th Night

    07:00 PM    12thspinner.jpg

    Just how far will you go for love? Jon Tracy takes a provocative and fresh approach to this Shakespeare classic. A group of artists will create a musical landscape that delves into this tale of passion and mistaken identity. Banjo, guitar, mandolin, violin, washboard, drums and accordion are just a few of the instruments that will bring this tale to life. ...More

  • Kala Fellowship Talks: Tammy Rae Carland & Corey Escoto

    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM    Kalatalks178.jpg

    Kala’s Fellowship Program includes an annual series of public programs presented by current Fellow durin their studio residencies. Free event and open to the public. Tammy Rae Carland is a photographer whose work explores the affinities between live performances and still images. Her work has been screened and exhibited in galleries and museums internationally. Corey Escoto is a multi-disciplinary ...More

  • What #isamuseum?

    All Day Event    pressWhatisamuseum.jpg

    Is a museum fun? Is a museum truthful? Is a museum for everyone? A new project at the construction site of the future home of BAM/PFA in downtown Berkeley asks a series of questions about the roles museum play, or should play, in contemporary life. Draped along the site’s fencing at Center and Oxford Streets, the colorful installation greets passersby with ...More

Friday, July 25th, 2014

  • Belewe

    09:00 AM - 06:00 PM    bcapbelewe.jpg

    Kala Art Institute is pleased to announce, Belewe, the latest off-site exhibition at Berkeley Central Arts Passage. Derived from the folk etymology of the phrase blue moon, belewe roughly translates: 'to betray.' The works in the exhibition evoke trickery, translation, moon cycles, and mysticism. Did you know that a blue moon isn't blue? Artists: Ben Bigelow, Matt Smith Chavez, ...More

  • Reimagining Progress, exhibition

    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Our current consumption patters outstrip our planet's available resources and yet our society continues to produce massive amounts of cheap, disposable goods. with its complex history as a center of international commerce, radical politics, technological innovation, and cultural experimentation, the Bay Area is uniquely positioned to help solve this problem. The exhibition features local artists powerfully critiquing our society's relationship to ...More

  • Berkeley Civic Center Annual Art Exhibition

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    JoanBaylie.jpg

    The Civic Center Art Exhibition is the City of Berkeley's opportunity to celebrate the richness of artistic production within the community. This year, 28 Berkeley-based artists were selected through a juried process for exhibition in the Berkeley Martin Luther King Civic Center Building. The work is distributed throughout publicly accessible areas on five floors and is displayed for approximately 1 ...More

  • Color and dot Art, John Mallon

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Expressions Gallery is proud to present the John Mallon work. Dot art is created by using round sticks and dipping them into paint and making dots. The style is inspired by Australian Aboriginal Style Art. Come by and see the show and meet the artist at our opening reception.Co-sponsored by the City of Berkeley Economic Development Department as part of ...More

  • Peter Najarian, art exhibition

    10:00 AM - 08:00 PM    78.jpg

    Berkeley artist and author, Pete Najarian exhibits a retrospective figurative paintings connected to his writing and plein air landscapes influenced by local master painters. Najarian's two books, 'The Artist and His Mother,' and 'Daughters of Memory,' explore the connection of portraiture and the legacy of survivors of the Armenian Genocide. Reception: July 13th, 2:00 pm, first floor Catalog Lobby. Library Hours: ...More

  • Xtreme BUGS, exhibit

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    xtremebugspressrelease.jpg

    Celebrate the opening of the Xtreme BUGS exhibit. Race cockroaches and make an anatomically correct ladybug sculpture. Try out a robotic scorpion tail and follow an ant trail using only your nose and a special scent. UC Berkeley engineers and entomology graduate students will be on hand, showcasing current research and buggy inventions. Beginning Feb. 1, extreme BUGS are marching ...More

  • Color Shift

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    thumbbampfa19653311.jpg

    One of the most influential artist-educators of the 20th century, Josef Albers (1888-1978) taught innovative courses at the Bauhaus in Germany in the 1920s and at Black Mountain College in the 1930s-1940s. In his classes, he encouraged students to see principles of form and function anew. Albers, and other Bauhaus artists developed a new process of creative visual thinking that sought ...More

  • Dieties, Demons & Teachers of Tibet, Nepal & India

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    thumbDeitiesThangkaoftheThirteenthKarmapa.jpg

    Joyful and sensual sculptural figures of Indian dieties and dancers join radiant images of enlightened beings from Tibet and Nepal, which presents a rotating display of works by anonymous Indian, Nepalese, and Tibetan artisans. A 10th century sandstone figure of Ganesha, the elephant-headed deity worshipped by Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists, graces the entrance to the exhibition, a site appropriate to Ganesha’s ...More

  • Envisioning Human Rights: The Next Generation

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    BAM/PFA has a long history of art and film exhibitions addressing a broad spectrum of social justice issues, and now we have teamed up with the Human Rights Center at the UC Berkeley School of Law to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a juried exhibition of artworks by University of California students. Envisioning Human Rights: The next Generation include paintings, photographs, ...More

  • Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    For most of his career, Forrest Bess (1911-1977) lived an isolated existence in a fishing camp outside of Bay City, Texas, eking out a meager living by fishing and selling bait. By night and during the off-season, however, he painted prolifically, producing landscapes characterized by planar bands and primordial coded symbols derived from dreams. By meticulously recording and studying the dream ...More

  • Geta Bratescu / MATRIX 254

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    thumbMATRIX254Bratescu005.jpg

    Although an important figure in the history of Romanian Conceptualism, Geta Bratescu remains relatively unknown to Western audiences. This MATRIX exhibition, her first in a U.S. museum, features a selection of early videos, drawings made just after the Romanian Revolution, and textile pieces that evoke mythic subjects. Although her work emerged from drawing, she branched out into a variety of forms ...More

  • Hofman by Hofmann

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    thumbhoffmanstudio32414.jpg

    In the 1960s the pioneering Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann made an extraordinary gift of nearly fifty paintings representing his highest artistic achievement throughout his career in support of the burgeoning University Art Museum (now BAM/PFA). As BAM/PFA prepares to move to an exciting new building in downtown Berkeley, we’ll revisit the enduring vitality and generosity of Hofmann’s gift. Hofmann by ...More

  • Kids Club @ Berkeley Art Museum

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    kidslong1.jpg

    Come explore and create in the Kids Club, a special gallery created and dedicated to involving elementary school age children in creative work. Kids Club is a one-of-a-kind felt rug with fiber artist Ashley Helvey. Play with one hundred pounds of clay and display your sculpture as part of an interactive artwork by Charles Long. Climb into an art-viewing ...More

  • Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and an extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese panting of the Min and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were ...More

  • Michael Sosis, Handlbown Glass, exhibition

    11:00 AM - 06:00 PM   

    Michael’s work emphasizes the process of blowing and forming hot glass using design elements that can be incorporated into the molten material. The long tradition of working with the material in its 'purest form' is compelling. His challenge is to add these elements into the pieces and still maintain the integrity of the process. Exhibition runs through August ...More

  • Rebar: Kaleidoscape

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Rebar: Kaledioscape, is the new social sculpture in our large atrium space. Like the popular BAMscape by Thom Faulders, Kaleidoscape, designed by the San Francisco-based firm Rebar, is both a work of art and a piece of furniture. Come rearrange the modular pieces to create a customized environment for study, relaxation, or socializing. Rebar is known for work that challenges ...More

  • Soapbox 2014 Juried Exhibition

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    soapbox.jpg

    Artists' works that represents, challenges or incites us to get up on our soap boxes and share our ideas, our passions, and our intentions to change the world. How are you moved to action? How do you move others to action? View work that is activated, and positions the viewer to participate in the rapidly changing social, political, economic and artistic ...More

  • Mommy & Me

    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM   

    Once upon a time, the silhouette for small boys, girls and infants was feminine and followed the fashions of their mothers. To us, it's hard to believe that once little boys wore dresses, skirts, even lace edged pantaloons, but they did! Children's clothes were variations of women's styles, sometimes up to date styles were predominate and sometimes children wore styles that ...More

  • Nancy Mintz & Jenny Robinson, collaboration work

    12:00 PM - 05:30 PM    source.jpg

    Jenny Robinson's monotypes and monorints convey a strong atmosphere of time and place, often of scenes taken from urban environments in major cities such as London, New York and San Francisco. The inherent spontaneity of her medium allows her to work unhindered by more complex printmaking methods, and to concentrate on textures and the overlaying of links, to create deep saturated ...More

  • Para-Appartus

    12:00 PM - 05:00 PM    paraapparatus.jpg

    Kala Gallery is proud to present Para-Apparatus, featuring new work by our 2013-2014 Kala Fellows. The exhibition presents new work created during the Fellows' studio residencies in a wide array of media and processes including site-specific mixed media installation, sculpture, performance, photography, sound and video. Each of these artists creates his/her own unique apparatus to present his/her work transforming the given ...More

  • Smocking: Fabric Manipulation & Beyone

    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM    SarahMtn.jpg

    The smocked dress worn by Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables attests to the rich heritage and acknowledgement of smocking while the ubiquitous English farmer’s smock acknowledge the appear of smocking as a basic tool of garment shaping. Smocking as pure works of art and as basic works of joy together with the ability to create the Western Costume who are lending ...More

  • Summertime Run Recycling, exhibition

    12:00 PM - 05:00 PM    16.jpg

    Please come and join us for the opening reception of our new exhibition 'Summertime Fun Recycling.' Opening reception music by Spiral Dance Chamber Jazz, along with food and refreshments for you to enjoy as you walk through the gallery and enjoy the beautiful artwork. The show runs July 19-Oct. 3, 2014. Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12:00-5:00 pm; Sunday 1:00-3:00 pm. ...More

  • Researching Your Berkeley DNA: Telling Your Family Story

    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM   

    Genealogy is send only to gardening as America's favorite pastime. Berkeley Historical Society's newest exhibit and lecture series celebrates family collections, photographs, historic maps, directories, and other resources housed in our archives. It will help you gather the information to find out about people, houses,neighborhoods, organizations and your Berkeley DNA. Exhibit runs through Sept. 13th. Regular Hours: Thur-Sat from 1:00-4:00 pm. ...More

  • A Minor Forest + Mansion

    07:30 PM   

    We are thrilled to welcome legendary local rock band A Minor Forest, performing again after a decade-long hiatus. The group, featuring UC Berkeley alumni, is known for its complex arrangements, aggressive dynamics, and intense live performances. Their albums on Thrill Jockey Records are considered classics in the “math rock” genre. Opener Mansion, a visually stimulating favorite of the underground warehouse circuit, ...More

  • 12th Night

    08:00 PM    12thspinner.jpg

    Just how far will you go for love? Jon Tracy takes a provocative and fresh approach to this Shakespeare classic. A group of artists will create a musical landscape that delves into this tale of passion and mistaken identity. Banjo, guitar, mandolin, violin, washboard, drums and accordion are just a few of the instruments that will bring this tale to life. ...More

  • Junius Courtney Big band w/Denis Perrier

    08:00 PM    140725.jpg

    Delirious swing and big fun. Open dance floor! Lace up your dancing shoes and get ready to swing with the Junius Courtney Big Band and Denise Perrier at the Freight! This 19-piece big band, founded in 1963 when the late trumpeter Junius Courtney moved to the By Area from his native New Orleans, has a fifty-plus year track record, members ...More

  • What #isamuseum?

    All Day Event    pressWhatisamuseum.jpg

    Is a museum fun? Is a museum truthful? Is a museum for everyone? A new project at the construction site of the future home of BAM/PFA in downtown Berkeley asks a series of questions about the roles museum play, or should play, in contemporary life. Draped along the site’s fencing at Center and Oxford Streets, the colorful installation greets passersby with ...More

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

  • Belewe

    09:00 AM - 06:00 PM    bcapbelewe.jpg

    Kala Art Institute is pleased to announce, Belewe, the latest off-site exhibition at Berkeley Central Arts Passage. Derived from the folk etymology of the phrase blue moon, belewe roughly translates: 'to betray.' The works in the exhibition evoke trickery, translation, moon cycles, and mysticism. Did you know that a blue moon isn't blue? Artists: Ben Bigelow, Matt Smith Chavez, ...More

  • Berkeley Kite Festival

    10:00 AM - 06:00 PM    berkeleykitefestival2013.jpg

    Experience the excitement and artistry of modern kite-flying including giant creature kites, kite battles, kite competitions, and kite making. Special kites from Japan. This is an alcohol-free, family-friendly event. Admission Free. Parking $15. ...More

  • Color and dot Art, John Mallon

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Expressions Gallery is proud to present the John Mallon work. Dot art is created by using round sticks and dipping them into paint and making dots. The style is inspired by Australian Aboriginal Style Art. Come by and see the show and meet the artist at our opening reception.Co-sponsored by the City of Berkeley Economic Development Department as part of ...More

  • Peter Najarian, art exhibition

    10:00 AM - 08:00 PM    78.jpg

    Berkeley artist and author, Pete Najarian exhibits a retrospective figurative paintings connected to his writing and plein air landscapes influenced by local master painters. Najarian's two books, 'The Artist and His Mother,' and 'Daughters of Memory,' explore the connection of portraiture and the legacy of survivors of the Armenian Genocide. Reception: July 13th, 2:00 pm, first floor Catalog Lobby. Library Hours: ...More

  • Spalshdown 45, USS Hornet Museum

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    Splashdown45LogomottoFINALwhite72RGB1.jpg

    Splashdown 45 honors the 45th anniversary of the first time humans walked on the moon. This event commemorates the safe recovery of the astronauts and their command module by the aircraft carrier USS Hornet CVS-12. This all day event will be followed with an evening reception from 6:00pm to 10:30pm. Special guest speakers include Apollo 11 astronaut and best-selling author, ...More

  • Xtreme BUGS, exhibit

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    xtremebugspressrelease.jpg

    Celebrate the opening of the Xtreme BUGS exhibit. Race cockroaches and make an anatomically correct ladybug sculpture. Try out a robotic scorpion tail and follow an ant trail using only your nose and a special scent. UC Berkeley engineers and entomology graduate students will be on hand, showcasing current research and buggy inventions. Beginning Feb. 1, extreme BUGS are marching ...More

  • Color Shift

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    thumbbampfa19653311.jpg

    One of the most influential artist-educators of the 20th century, Josef Albers (1888-1978) taught innovative courses at the Bauhaus in Germany in the 1920s and at Black Mountain College in the 1930s-1940s. In his classes, he encouraged students to see principles of form and function anew. Albers, and other Bauhaus artists developed a new process of creative visual thinking that sought ...More

  • Dieties, Demons & Teachers of Tibet, Nepal & India

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    thumbDeitiesThangkaoftheThirteenthKarmapa.jpg

    Joyful and sensual sculptural figures of Indian dieties and dancers join radiant images of enlightened beings from Tibet and Nepal, which presents a rotating display of works by anonymous Indian, Nepalese, and Tibetan artisans. A 10th century sandstone figure of Ganesha, the elephant-headed deity worshipped by Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists, graces the entrance to the exhibition, a site appropriate to Ganesha’s ...More

  • Envisioning Human Rights: The Next Generation

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    BAM/PFA has a long history of art and film exhibitions addressing a broad spectrum of social justice issues, and now we have teamed up with the Human Rights Center at the UC Berkeley School of Law to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a juried exhibition of artworks by University of California students. Envisioning Human Rights: The next Generation include paintings, photographs, ...More

  • Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    For most of his career, Forrest Bess (1911-1977) lived an isolated existence in a fishing camp outside of Bay City, Texas, eking out a meager living by fishing and selling bait. By night and during the off-season, however, he painted prolifically, producing landscapes characterized by planar bands and primordial coded symbols derived from dreams. By meticulously recording and studying the dream ...More

  • Geta Bratescu / MATRIX 254

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    thumbMATRIX254Bratescu005.jpg

    Although an important figure in the history of Romanian Conceptualism, Geta Bratescu remains relatively unknown to Western audiences. This MATRIX exhibition, her first in a U.S. museum, features a selection of early videos, drawings made just after the Romanian Revolution, and textile pieces that evoke mythic subjects. Although her work emerged from drawing, she branched out into a variety of forms ...More

  • Hofman by Hofmann

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    thumbhoffmanstudio32414.jpg

    In the 1960s the pioneering Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann made an extraordinary gift of nearly fifty paintings representing his highest artistic achievement throughout his career in support of the burgeoning University Art Museum (now BAM/PFA). As BAM/PFA prepares to move to an exciting new building in downtown Berkeley, we’ll revisit the enduring vitality and generosity of Hofmann’s gift. Hofmann by ...More

  • Kids Club @ Berkeley Art Museum

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    kidslong1.jpg

    Come explore and create in the Kids Club, a special gallery created and dedicated to involving elementary school age children in creative work. Kids Club is a one-of-a-kind felt rug with fiber artist Ashley Helvey. Play with one hundred pounds of clay and display your sculpture as part of an interactive artwork by Charles Long. Climb into an art-viewing ...More

  • Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and an extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese panting of the Min and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were ...More

  • Michael Sosis, Handlbown Glass, exhibition

    11:00 AM - 06:00 PM   

    Michael’s work emphasizes the process of blowing and forming hot glass using design elements that can be incorporated into the molten material. The long tradition of working with the material in its 'purest form' is compelling. His challenge is to add these elements into the pieces and still maintain the integrity of the process. Exhibition runs through August ...More

  • Rebar: Kaleidoscape

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Rebar: Kaledioscape, is the new social sculpture in our large atrium space. Like the popular BAMscape by Thom Faulders, Kaleidoscape, designed by the San Francisco-based firm Rebar, is both a work of art and a piece of furniture. Come rearrange the modular pieces to create a customized environment for study, relaxation, or socializing. Rebar is known for work that challenges ...More

  • Soapbox 2014 Juried Exhibition

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    soapbox.jpg

    Artists' works that represents, challenges or incites us to get up on our soap boxes and share our ideas, our passions, and our intentions to change the world. How are you moved to action? How do you move others to action? View work that is activated, and positions the viewer to participate in the rapidly changing social, political, economic and artistic ...More

  • Mommy & Me

    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM   

    Once upon a time, the silhouette for small boys, girls and infants was feminine and followed the fashions of their mothers. To us, it's hard to believe that once little boys wore dresses, skirts, even lace edged pantaloons, but they did! Children's clothes were variations of women's styles, sometimes up to date styles were predominate and sometimes children wore styles that ...More

  • Nancy Mintz & Jenny Robinson, collaboration work

    12:00 PM - 05:30 PM    source.jpg

    Jenny Robinson's monotypes and monorints convey a strong atmosphere of time and place, often of scenes taken from urban environments in major cities such as London, New York and San Francisco. The inherent spontaneity of her medium allows her to work unhindered by more complex printmaking methods, and to concentrate on textures and the overlaying of links, to create deep saturated ...More

  • Para-Appartus

    12:00 PM - 04:00 PM    paraapparatus.jpg

    Kala Gallery is proud to present Para-Apparatus, featuring new work by our 2013-2014 Kala Fellows. The exhibition presents new work created during the Fellows' studio residencies in a wide array of media and processes including site-specific mixed media installation, sculpture, performance, photography, sound and video. Each of these artists creates his/her own unique apparatus to present his/her work transforming the given ...More

  • Smocking: Fabric Manipulation & Beyone

    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM    SarahMtn.jpg

    The smocked dress worn by Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables attests to the rich heritage and acknowledgement of smocking while the ubiquitous English farmer’s smock acknowledge the appear of smocking as a basic tool of garment shaping. Smocking as pure works of art and as basic works of joy together with the ability to create the Western Costume who are lending ...More

  • Summertime Run Recycling, exhibition

    12:00 PM - 05:00 PM    16.jpg

    Please come and join us for the opening reception of our new exhibition 'Summertime Fun Recycling.' Opening reception music by Spiral Dance Chamber Jazz, along with food and refreshments for you to enjoy as you walk through the gallery and enjoy the beautiful artwork. The show runs July 19-Oct. 3, 2014. Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12:00-5:00 pm; Sunday 1:00-3:00 pm. ...More

  • Researching Your Berkeley DNA: Telling Your Family Story

    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM   

    Genealogy is send only to gardening as America's favorite pastime. Berkeley Historical Society's newest exhibit and lecture series celebrates family collections, photographs, historic maps, directories, and other resources housed in our archives. It will help you gather the information to find out about people, houses,neighborhoods, organizations and your Berkeley DNA. Exhibit runs through Sept. 13th. Regular Hours: Thur-Sat from 1:00-4:00 pm. ...More

  • UC Botanical Garden - Docent Led Tour

    01:30 PM   

    For individuals: With paid admission, we offer free docent-led tours year-round on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 PM. ...More

  • Real Madrid vs. Inter Milan Soccer Match

    03:00 PM    KXXMMJNHVMFXLMP.20140506233812.jpg

    Bay Area soccer fans will have their chance to see two of the top international clubs compete at U.C. Berkeley as part of the second annual Guinness International Champions Cup. Announced in May, the game is part of the Guinness International Champions Cup, which pits eight top soccer teams against each other in a tournament played across the U.S. and Canada. ...More

  • Retold Tales: Collage and Assemblage

    06:30 PM - 07:30 PM    4192838.jpg

    A group show of Bay Area artists with stories to tell. Songs of Love, Loss and Longing. A one hour concert of new and old original songs with Mythos singer/songwriter Gary Lapow. Ahbi Vernon will join Gary on Milltone drum and vocals. ...More

  • 12th Night

    08:00 PM    12thspinner.jpg

    Just how far will you go for love? Jon Tracy takes a provocative and fresh approach to this Shakespeare classic. A group of artists will create a musical landscape that delves into this tale of passion and mistaken identity. Banjo, guitar, mandolin, violin, washboard, drums and accordion are just a few of the instruments that will bring this tale to life. ...More

  • House Jacks

    08:00 PM    130412.jpg

    The human voice is a terrible thing to waste – and the House Jacks make superb use of theirs. The New York Times praised their “astonishingly precise vocal drumming.” The Oakland Tribune praised their “amazing voices, impressive arrangements, and dynamic stage presence.” A rock band without instruments, these five amazing musicians perform in an a cappella style that obliterates all preconceptions ...More

  • La Boeheme by Giacomo Puccini

    08:00 PM    showboheme.jpg

    Experience a new most everyone's favorite show: La Boheme. It showcases young, fresh singers who will win your hearts immediately. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Pre-performance lecture beginning 45 mins. prior to curtain. (2 hrs. 40 mins. with one intermission. ...More

  • What #isamuseum?

    All Day Event    pressWhatisamuseum.jpg

    Is a museum fun? Is a museum truthful? Is a museum for everyone? A new project at the construction site of the future home of BAM/PFA in downtown Berkeley asks a series of questions about the roles museum play, or should play, in contemporary life. Draped along the site’s fencing at Center and Oxford Streets, the colorful installation greets passersby with ...More

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

  • Berkeley Kite Festival

    10:00 AM - 06:00 PM    berkeleykitefestival2013.jpg

    Experience the excitement and artistry of modern kite-flying including giant creature kites, kite battles, kite competitions, and kite making. Special kites from Japan. This is an alcohol-free, family-friendly event. Admission Free. Parking $15. ...More

  • Color and dot Art, John Mallon

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Expressions Gallery is proud to present the John Mallon work. Dot art is created by using round sticks and dipping them into paint and making dots. The style is inspired by Australian Aboriginal Style Art. Come by and see the show and meet the artist at our opening reception.Co-sponsored by the City of Berkeley Economic Development Department as part of ...More

  • Peter Najarian, art exhibition

    10:00 AM - 08:00 PM    78.jpg

    Berkeley artist and author, Pete Najarian exhibits a retrospective figurative paintings connected to his writing and plein air landscapes influenced by local master painters. Najarian's two books, 'The Artist and His Mother,' and 'Daughters of Memory,' explore the connection of portraiture and the legacy of survivors of the Armenian Genocide. Reception: July 13th, 2:00 pm, first floor Catalog Lobby. Library Hours: ...More

  • Reimagining Progress, exhibition

    10:00 AM - 01:00 PM   

    Our current consumption patters outstrip our planet's available resources and yet our society continues to produce massive amounts of cheap, disposable goods. with its complex history as a center of international commerce, radical politics, technological innovation, and cultural experimentation, the Bay Area is uniquely positioned to help solve this problem. The exhibition features local artists powerfully critiquing our society's relationship to ...More

  • Xtreme BUGS, exhibit

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    xtremebugspressrelease.jpg

    Celebrate the opening of the Xtreme BUGS exhibit. Race cockroaches and make an anatomically correct ladybug sculpture. Try out a robotic scorpion tail and follow an ant trail using only your nose and a special scent. UC Berkeley engineers and entomology graduate students will be on hand, showcasing current research and buggy inventions. Beginning Feb. 1, extreme BUGS are marching ...More

  • Color Shift

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    thumbbampfa19653311.jpg

    One of the most influential artist-educators of the 20th century, Josef Albers (1888-1978) taught innovative courses at the Bauhaus in Germany in the 1920s and at Black Mountain College in the 1930s-1940s. In his classes, he encouraged students to see principles of form and function anew. Albers, and other Bauhaus artists developed a new process of creative visual thinking that sought ...More

  • Dieties, Demons & Teachers of Tibet, Nepal & India

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    thumbDeitiesThangkaoftheThirteenthKarmapa.jpg

    Joyful and sensual sculptural figures of Indian dieties and dancers join radiant images of enlightened beings from Tibet and Nepal, which presents a rotating display of works by anonymous Indian, Nepalese, and Tibetan artisans. A 10th century sandstone figure of Ganesha, the elephant-headed deity worshipped by Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists, graces the entrance to the exhibition, a site appropriate to Ganesha’s ...More

  • Envisioning Human Rights: The Next Generation

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    BAM/PFA has a long history of art and film exhibitions addressing a broad spectrum of social justice issues, and now we have teamed up with the Human Rights Center at the UC Berkeley School of Law to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a juried exhibition of artworks by University of California students. Envisioning Human Rights: The next Generation include paintings, photographs, ...More

  • Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    For most of his career, Forrest Bess (1911-1977) lived an isolated existence in a fishing camp outside of Bay City, Texas, eking out a meager living by fishing and selling bait. By night and during the off-season, however, he painted prolifically, producing landscapes characterized by planar bands and primordial coded symbols derived from dreams. By meticulously recording and studying the dream ...More

  • Kids Club @ Berkeley Art Museum

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    kidslong1.jpg

    Come explore and create in the Kids Club, a special gallery created and dedicated to involving elementary school age children in creative work. Kids Club is a one-of-a-kind felt rug with fiber artist Ashley Helvey. Play with one hundred pounds of clay and display your sculpture as part of an interactive artwork by Charles Long. Climb into an art-viewing ...More

  • Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and an extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese panting of the Min and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were ...More

  • Rebar: Kaleidoscape

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Rebar: Kaledioscape, is the new social sculpture in our large atrium space. Like the popular BAMscape by Thom Faulders, Kaleidoscape, designed by the San Francisco-based firm Rebar, is both a work of art and a piece of furniture. Come rearrange the modular pieces to create a customized environment for study, relaxation, or socializing. Rebar is known for work that challenges ...More

  • Soapbox 2014 Juried Exhibition

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    soapbox.jpg

    Artists' works that represents, challenges or incites us to get up on our soap boxes and share our ideas, our passions, and our intentions to change the world. How are you moved to action? How do you move others to action? View work that is activated, and positions the viewer to participate in the rapidly changing social, political, economic and artistic ...More

  • Sundays on Telegraph

    11:00 AM - 06:00 PM   

    Sundays on Telegraph is a weekly event when the street will be closed, family-friendly activities will take over and there will be a chance to just relax and enjoy good entertainment. There promises to be plenty of parking available in the Telegraph Channing Garage with the first hour free! ...More

  • Architectural Walking Tour

    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM   

    The Berkeley City Club will conduct a free docent tour of pioneering architect Julia Morgan’s Mediterranean/Gothic “little castle.” ...More

  • Geta Bratescu / MATRIX 254

    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM    thumbMATRIX254Bratescu005.jpg

    Although an important figure in the history of Romanian Conceptualism, Geta Bratescu remains relatively unknown to Western audiences. This MATRIX exhibition, her first in a U.S. museum, features a selection of early videos, drawings made just after the Romanian Revolution, and textile pieces that evoke mythic subjects. Although her work emerged from drawing, she branched out into a variety of forms ...More

  • Summertime Run Recycling, exhibition

    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM    16.jpg

    Please come and join us for the opening reception of our new exhibition 'Summertime Fun Recycling.' Opening reception music by Spiral Dance Chamber Jazz, along with food and refreshments for you to enjoy as you walk through the gallery and enjoy the beautiful artwork. The show runs July 19-Oct. 3, 2014. Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12:00-5:00 pm; Sunday 1:00-3:00 pm. ...More

  • UC Botanical Garden - Docent Led Tour

    01:30 PM   

    For individuals: With paid admission, we offer free docent-led tours year-round on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 PM. ...More

  • 12th Night

    05:00 PM    12thspinner.jpg

    Just how far will you go for love? Jon Tracy takes a provocative and fresh approach to this Shakespeare classic. A group of artists will create a musical landscape that delves into this tale of passion and mistaken identity. Banjo, guitar, mandolin, violin, washboard, drums and accordion are just a few of the instruments that will bring this tale to life. ...More

  • Hydrogen Jukebox

    05:00 PM    showjukebox.jpg

    A meeting of two brilliant minds: beat poet Allen Ginsberg and composer Phillip Glass. Directed by Elkhanah Pulitzer. Conducted by David Moschler. “The title comes from a verse in the poem Howl: ‘…listening to the crack of doom on the hydrogen jukebox…’ It signifies a state of hypertrophic high-tech, a psychological state in which people are at the limit ...More

  • Ed Gerhard

    08:00 PM    EdGerhard.jpg

    Grammy winner Ed Gerhard took up guitar after seeing classical master Andres Segovia on TV, and stopped taking lessons at age 15 when he heard a record by Mississippi John Hurt. After that, he taught himself, slowing down his spinning records to catch each note and figuring out how to play them. He learned well, eventually mastering 6-string, 12-string, slide, and ...More

  • What #isamuseum?

    All Day Event    pressWhatisamuseum.jpg

    Is a museum fun? Is a museum truthful? Is a museum for everyone? A new project at the construction site of the future home of BAM/PFA in downtown Berkeley asks a series of questions about the roles museum play, or should play, in contemporary life. Draped along the site’s fencing at Center and Oxford Streets, the colorful installation greets passersby with ...More

Monday, July 28th, 2014

  • Belewe

    09:00 AM - 06:00 PM    bcapbelewe.jpg

    Kala Art Institute is pleased to announce, Belewe, the latest off-site exhibition at Berkeley Central Arts Passage. Derived from the folk etymology of the phrase blue moon, belewe roughly translates: 'to betray.' The works in the exhibition evoke trickery, translation, moon cycles, and mysticism. Did you know that a blue moon isn't blue? Artists: Ben Bigelow, Matt Smith Chavez, ...More

  • Reimagining Progress, exhibition

    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Our current consumption patters outstrip our planet's available resources and yet our society continues to produce massive amounts of cheap, disposable goods. with its complex history as a center of international commerce, radical politics, technological innovation, and cultural experimentation, the Bay Area is uniquely positioned to help solve this problem. The exhibition features local artists powerfully critiquing our society's relationship to ...More

  • Berkeley Civic Center Annual Art Exhibition

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    JoanBaylie.jpg

    The Civic Center Art Exhibition is the City of Berkeley's opportunity to celebrate the richness of artistic production within the community. This year, 28 Berkeley-based artists were selected through a juried process for exhibition in the Berkeley Martin Luther King Civic Center Building. The work is distributed throughout publicly accessible areas on five floors and is displayed for approximately 1 ...More

  • Color and dot Art, John Mallon

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Expressions Gallery is proud to present the John Mallon work. Dot art is created by using round sticks and dipping them into paint and making dots. The style is inspired by Australian Aboriginal Style Art. Come by and see the show and meet the artist at our opening reception.Co-sponsored by the City of Berkeley Economic Development Department as part of ...More

  • Peter Najarian, art exhibition

    10:00 AM - 08:00 PM    78.jpg

    Berkeley artist and author, Pete Najarian exhibits a retrospective figurative paintings connected to his writing and plein air landscapes influenced by local master painters. Najarian's two books, 'The Artist and His Mother,' and 'Daughters of Memory,' explore the connection of portraiture and the legacy of survivors of the Armenian Genocide. Reception: July 13th, 2:00 pm, first floor Catalog Lobby. Library Hours: ...More

  • Xtreme BUGS, exhibit

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    xtremebugspressrelease.jpg

    Celebrate the opening of the Xtreme BUGS exhibit. Race cockroaches and make an anatomically correct ladybug sculpture. Try out a robotic scorpion tail and follow an ant trail using only your nose and a special scent. UC Berkeley engineers and entomology graduate students will be on hand, showcasing current research and buggy inventions. Beginning Feb. 1, extreme BUGS are marching ...More

  • Michael Sosis, Handlbown Glass, exhibition

    11:00 AM - 06:00 PM   

    Michael’s work emphasizes the process of blowing and forming hot glass using design elements that can be incorporated into the molten material. The long tradition of working with the material in its 'purest form' is compelling. His challenge is to add these elements into the pieces and still maintain the integrity of the process. Exhibition runs through August ...More

  • Mommy & Me

    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM   

    Once upon a time, the silhouette for small boys, girls and infants was feminine and followed the fashions of their mothers. To us, it's hard to believe that once little boys wore dresses, skirts, even lace edged pantaloons, but they did! Children's clothes were variations of women's styles, sometimes up to date styles were predominate and sometimes children wore styles that ...More

  • Smocking: Fabric Manipulation & Beyone

    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM    SarahMtn.jpg

    The smocked dress worn by Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables attests to the rich heritage and acknowledgement of smocking while the ubiquitous English farmer’s smock acknowledge the appear of smocking as a basic tool of garment shaping. Smocking as pure works of art and as basic works of joy together with the ability to create the Western Costume who are lending ...More

  • What #isamuseum?

    All Day Event    pressWhatisamuseum.jpg

    Is a museum fun? Is a museum truthful? Is a museum for everyone? A new project at the construction site of the future home of BAM/PFA in downtown Berkeley asks a series of questions about the roles museum play, or should play, in contemporary life. Draped along the site’s fencing at Center and Oxford Streets, the colorful installation greets passersby with ...More

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

  • Belewe

    09:00 AM - 06:00 PM    bcapbelewe.jpg

    Kala Art Institute is pleased to announce, Belewe, the latest off-site exhibition at Berkeley Central Arts Passage. Derived from the folk etymology of the phrase blue moon, belewe roughly translates: 'to betray.' The works in the exhibition evoke trickery, translation, moon cycles, and mysticism. Did you know that a blue moon isn't blue? Artists: Ben Bigelow, Matt Smith Chavez, ...More

  • Reimagining Progress, exhibition

    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Our current consumption patters outstrip our planet's available resources and yet our society continues to produce massive amounts of cheap, disposable goods. with its complex history as a center of international commerce, radical politics, technological innovation, and cultural experimentation, the Bay Area is uniquely positioned to help solve this problem. The exhibition features local artists powerfully critiquing our society's relationship to ...More

  • Berkeley Civic Center Annual Art Exhibition

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    JoanBaylie.jpg

    The Civic Center Art Exhibition is the City of Berkeley's opportunity to celebrate the richness of artistic production within the community. This year, 28 Berkeley-based artists were selected through a juried process for exhibition in the Berkeley Martin Luther King Civic Center Building. The work is distributed throughout publicly accessible areas on five floors and is displayed for approximately 1 ...More

  • Color and dot Art, John Mallon

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Expressions Gallery is proud to present the John Mallon work. Dot art is created by using round sticks and dipping them into paint and making dots. The style is inspired by Australian Aboriginal Style Art. Come by and see the show and meet the artist at our opening reception.Co-sponsored by the City of Berkeley Economic Development Department as part of ...More

  • Xtreme BUGS, exhibit

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    xtremebugspressrelease.jpg

    Celebrate the opening of the Xtreme BUGS exhibit. Race cockroaches and make an anatomically correct ladybug sculpture. Try out a robotic scorpion tail and follow an ant trail using only your nose and a special scent. UC Berkeley engineers and entomology graduate students will be on hand, showcasing current research and buggy inventions. Beginning Feb. 1, extreme BUGS are marching ...More

  • Michael Sosis, Handlbown Glass, exhibition

    11:00 AM - 06:00 PM   

    Michael’s work emphasizes the process of blowing and forming hot glass using design elements that can be incorporated into the molten material. The long tradition of working with the material in its 'purest form' is compelling. His challenge is to add these elements into the pieces and still maintain the integrity of the process. Exhibition runs through August ...More

  • Mommy & Me

    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM   

    Once upon a time, the silhouette for small boys, girls and infants was feminine and followed the fashions of their mothers. To us, it's hard to believe that once little boys wore dresses, skirts, even lace edged pantaloons, but they did! Children's clothes were variations of women's styles, sometimes up to date styles were predominate and sometimes children wore styles that ...More

  • Nancy Mintz & Jenny Robinson, collaboration work

    12:00 PM - 05:30 PM    source.jpg

    Jenny Robinson's monotypes and monorints convey a strong atmosphere of time and place, often of scenes taken from urban environments in major cities such as London, New York and San Francisco. The inherent spontaneity of her medium allows her to work unhindered by more complex printmaking methods, and to concentrate on textures and the overlaying of links, to create deep saturated ...More

  • Smocking: Fabric Manipulation & Beyone

    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM    SarahMtn.jpg

    The smocked dress worn by Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables attests to the rich heritage and acknowledgement of smocking while the ubiquitous English farmer’s smock acknowledge the appear of smocking as a basic tool of garment shaping. Smocking as pure works of art and as basic works of joy together with the ability to create the Western Costume who are lending ...More

  • What #isamuseum?

    All Day Event    pressWhatisamuseum.jpg

    Is a museum fun? Is a museum truthful? Is a museum for everyone? A new project at the construction site of the future home of BAM/PFA in downtown Berkeley asks a series of questions about the roles museum play, or should play, in contemporary life. Draped along the site’s fencing at Center and Oxford Streets, the colorful installation greets passersby with ...More

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

  • Belewe

    09:00 AM - 06:00 PM    bcapbelewe.jpg

    Kala Art Institute is pleased to announce, Belewe, the latest off-site exhibition at Berkeley Central Arts Passage. Derived from the folk etymology of the phrase blue moon, belewe roughly translates: 'to betray.' The works in the exhibition evoke trickery, translation, moon cycles, and mysticism. Did you know that a blue moon isn't blue? Artists: Ben Bigelow, Matt Smith Chavez, ...More

  • Reimagining Progress, exhibition

    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Our current consumption patters outstrip our planet's available resources and yet our society continues to produce massive amounts of cheap, disposable goods. with its complex history as a center of international commerce, radical politics, technological innovation, and cultural experimentation, the Bay Area is uniquely positioned to help solve this problem. The exhibition features local artists powerfully critiquing our society's relationship to ...More

  • Berkeley Civic Center Annual Art Exhibition

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    JoanBaylie.jpg

    The Civic Center Art Exhibition is the City of Berkeley's opportunity to celebrate the richness of artistic production within the community. This year, 28 Berkeley-based artists were selected through a juried process for exhibition in the Berkeley Martin Luther King Civic Center Building. The work is distributed throughout publicly accessible areas on five floors and is displayed for approximately 1 ...More

  • Color and dot Art, John Mallon

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Expressions Gallery is proud to present the John Mallon work. Dot art is created by using round sticks and dipping them into paint and making dots. The style is inspired by Australian Aboriginal Style Art. Come by and see the show and meet the artist at our opening reception.Co-sponsored by the City of Berkeley Economic Development Department as part of ...More

  • Peter Najarian, art exhibition

    10:00 AM - 08:00 PM    78.jpg

    Berkeley artist and author, Pete Najarian exhibits a retrospective figurative paintings connected to his writing and plein air landscapes influenced by local master painters. Najarian's two books, 'The Artist and His Mother,' and 'Daughters of Memory,' explore the connection of portraiture and the legacy of survivors of the Armenian Genocide. Reception: July 13th, 2:00 pm, first floor Catalog Lobby. Library Hours: ...More

  • Xtreme BUGS, exhibit

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    xtremebugspressrelease.jpg

    Celebrate the opening of the Xtreme BUGS exhibit. Race cockroaches and make an anatomically correct ladybug sculpture. Try out a robotic scorpion tail and follow an ant trail using only your nose and a special scent. UC Berkeley engineers and entomology graduate students will be on hand, showcasing current research and buggy inventions. Beginning Feb. 1, extreme BUGS are marching ...More

  • Color Shift

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    thumbbampfa19653311.jpg

    One of the most influential artist-educators of the 20th century, Josef Albers (1888-1978) taught innovative courses at the Bauhaus in Germany in the 1920s and at Black Mountain College in the 1930s-1940s. In his classes, he encouraged students to see principles of form and function anew. Albers, and other Bauhaus artists developed a new process of creative visual thinking that sought ...More

  • Dieties, Demons & Teachers of Tibet, Nepal & India

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    thumbDeitiesThangkaoftheThirteenthKarmapa.jpg

    Joyful and sensual sculptural figures of Indian dieties and dancers join radiant images of enlightened beings from Tibet and Nepal, which presents a rotating display of works by anonymous Indian, Nepalese, and Tibetan artisans. A 10th century sandstone figure of Ganesha, the elephant-headed deity worshipped by Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists, graces the entrance to the exhibition, a site appropriate to Ganesha’s ...More

  • Envisioning Human Rights: The Next Generation

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    BAM/PFA has a long history of art and film exhibitions addressing a broad spectrum of social justice issues, and now we have teamed up with the Human Rights Center at the UC Berkeley School of Law to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a juried exhibition of artworks by University of California students. Envisioning Human Rights: The next Generation include paintings, photographs, ...More

  • Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    For most of his career, Forrest Bess (1911-1977) lived an isolated existence in a fishing camp outside of Bay City, Texas, eking out a meager living by fishing and selling bait. By night and during the off-season, however, he painted prolifically, producing landscapes characterized by planar bands and primordial coded symbols derived from dreams. By meticulously recording and studying the dream ...More

  • Geta Bratescu / MATRIX 254

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    thumbMATRIX254Bratescu005.jpg

    Although an important figure in the history of Romanian Conceptualism, Geta Bratescu remains relatively unknown to Western audiences. This MATRIX exhibition, her first in a U.S. museum, features a selection of early videos, drawings made just after the Romanian Revolution, and textile pieces that evoke mythic subjects. Although her work emerged from drawing, she branched out into a variety of forms ...More

  • Hofman by Hofmann

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    thumbhoffmanstudio32414.jpg

    In the 1960s the pioneering Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann made an extraordinary gift of nearly fifty paintings representing his highest artistic achievement throughout his career in support of the burgeoning University Art Museum (now BAM/PFA). As BAM/PFA prepares to move to an exciting new building in downtown Berkeley, we’ll revisit the enduring vitality and generosity of Hofmann’s gift. Hofmann by ...More

  • Kids Club @ Berkeley Art Museum

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    kidslong1.jpg

    Come explore and create in the Kids Club, a special gallery created and dedicated to involving elementary school age children in creative work. Kids Club is a one-of-a-kind felt rug with fiber artist Ashley Helvey. Play with one hundred pounds of clay and display your sculpture as part of an interactive artwork by Charles Long. Climb into an art-viewing ...More

  • Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and an extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese panting of the Min and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were ...More

  • Michael Sosis, Handlbown Glass, exhibition

    11:00 AM - 06:00 PM   

    Michael’s work emphasizes the process of blowing and forming hot glass using design elements that can be incorporated into the molten material. The long tradition of working with the material in its 'purest form' is compelling. His challenge is to add these elements into the pieces and still maintain the integrity of the process. Exhibition runs through August ...More

  • Rebar: Kaleidoscape

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Rebar: Kaledioscape, is the new social sculpture in our large atrium space. Like the popular BAMscape by Thom Faulders, Kaleidoscape, designed by the San Francisco-based firm Rebar, is both a work of art and a piece of furniture. Come rearrange the modular pieces to create a customized environment for study, relaxation, or socializing. Rebar is known for work that challenges ...More

  • Soapbox 2014 Juried Exhibition

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    soapbox.jpg

    Artists' works that represents, challenges or incites us to get up on our soap boxes and share our ideas, our passions, and our intentions to change the world. How are you moved to action? How do you move others to action? View work that is activated, and positions the viewer to participate in the rapidly changing social, political, economic and artistic ...More

  • Terrace Lunch @ Julia's Restaurant

    11:00 AM - 02:00 PM    terracelunch.jpg

    Join us for a Terrance Lunch, Wednesdays through September 3rd. Call Julia’s for reservations (510-280-1547). Prices: $26 for adults; $16 for children. Member discount applies. ...More

  • Nancy Mintz & Jenny Robinson, collaboration work

    12:00 PM - 05:30 PM    source.jpg

    Jenny Robinson's monotypes and monorints convey a strong atmosphere of time and place, often of scenes taken from urban environments in major cities such as London, New York and San Francisco. The inherent spontaneity of her medium allows her to work unhindered by more complex printmaking methods, and to concentrate on textures and the overlaying of links, to create deep saturated ...More

  • Smocking: Fabric Manipulation & Beyone

    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM    SarahMtn.jpg

    The smocked dress worn by Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables attests to the rich heritage and acknowledgement of smocking while the ubiquitous English farmer’s smock acknowledge the appear of smocking as a basic tool of garment shaping. Smocking as pure works of art and as basic works of joy together with the ability to create the Western Costume who are lending ...More

  • Summertime Run Recycling, exhibition

    12:00 PM - 05:00 PM    16.jpg

    Please come and join us for the opening reception of our new exhibition 'Summertime Fun Recycling.' Opening reception music by Spiral Dance Chamber Jazz, along with food and refreshments for you to enjoy as you walk through the gallery and enjoy the beautiful artwork. The show runs July 19-Oct. 3, 2014. Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12:00-5:00 pm; Sunday 1:00-3:00 pm. ...More

  • 12th Night

    07:00 PM    12thspinner.jpg

    Just how far will you go for love? Jon Tracy takes a provocative and fresh approach to this Shakespeare classic. A group of artists will create a musical landscape that delves into this tale of passion and mistaken identity. Banjo, guitar, mandolin, violin, washboard, drums and accordion are just a few of the instruments that will bring this tale to life. ...More

  • What #isamuseum?

    All Day Event    pressWhatisamuseum.jpg

    Is a museum fun? Is a museum truthful? Is a museum for everyone? A new project at the construction site of the future home of BAM/PFA in downtown Berkeley asks a series of questions about the roles museum play, or should play, in contemporary life. Draped along the site’s fencing at Center and Oxford Streets, the colorful installation greets passersby with ...More

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

  • Belewe

    09:00 AM - 06:00 PM    bcapbelewe.jpg

    Kala Art Institute is pleased to announce, Belewe, the latest off-site exhibition at Berkeley Central Arts Passage. Derived from the folk etymology of the phrase blue moon, belewe roughly translates: 'to betray.' The works in the exhibition evoke trickery, translation, moon cycles, and mysticism. Did you know that a blue moon isn't blue? Artists: Ben Bigelow, Matt Smith Chavez, ...More

  • Reimagining Progress, exhibition

    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Our current consumption patters outstrip our planet's available resources and yet our society continues to produce massive amounts of cheap, disposable goods. with its complex history as a center of international commerce, radical politics, technological innovation, and cultural experimentation, the Bay Area is uniquely positioned to help solve this problem. The exhibition features local artists powerfully critiquing our society's relationship to ...More

  • Berkeley Civic Center Annual Art Exhibition

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    JoanBaylie.jpg

    The Civic Center Art Exhibition is the City of Berkeley's opportunity to celebrate the richness of artistic production within the community. This year, 28 Berkeley-based artists were selected through a juried process for exhibition in the Berkeley Martin Luther King Civic Center Building. The work is distributed throughout publicly accessible areas on five floors and is displayed for approximately 1 ...More

  • Color and dot Art, John Mallon

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Expressions Gallery is proud to present the John Mallon work. Dot art is created by using round sticks and dipping them into paint and making dots. The style is inspired by Australian Aboriginal Style Art. Come by and see the show and meet the artist at our opening reception.Co-sponsored by the City of Berkeley Economic Development Department as part of ...More

  • Peter Najarian, art exhibition

    10:00 AM - 08:00 PM    78.jpg

    Berkeley artist and author, Pete Najarian exhibits a retrospective figurative paintings connected to his writing and plein air landscapes influenced by local master painters. Najarian's two books, 'The Artist and His Mother,' and 'Daughters of Memory,' explore the connection of portraiture and the legacy of survivors of the Armenian Genocide. Reception: July 13th, 2:00 pm, first floor Catalog Lobby. Library Hours: ...More

  • Xtreme BUGS, exhibit

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    xtremebugspressrelease.jpg

    Celebrate the opening of the Xtreme BUGS exhibit. Race cockroaches and make an anatomically correct ladybug sculpture. Try out a robotic scorpion tail and follow an ant trail using only your nose and a special scent. UC Berkeley engineers and entomology graduate students will be on hand, showcasing current research and buggy inventions. Beginning Feb. 1, extreme BUGS are marching ...More

  • Color Shift

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    thumbbampfa19653311.jpg

    One of the most influential artist-educators of the 20th century, Josef Albers (1888-1978) taught innovative courses at the Bauhaus in Germany in the 1920s and at Black Mountain College in the 1930s-1940s. In his classes, he encouraged students to see principles of form and function anew. Albers, and other Bauhaus artists developed a new process of creative visual thinking that sought ...More

  • Dieties, Demons & Teachers of Tibet, Nepal & India

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    thumbDeitiesThangkaoftheThirteenthKarmapa.jpg

    Joyful and sensual sculptural figures of Indian dieties and dancers join radiant images of enlightened beings from Tibet and Nepal, which presents a rotating display of works by anonymous Indian, Nepalese, and Tibetan artisans. A 10th century sandstone figure of Ganesha, the elephant-headed deity worshipped by Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists, graces the entrance to the exhibition, a site appropriate to Ganesha’s ...More

  • Envisioning Human Rights: The Next Generation

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    BAM/PFA has a long history of art and film exhibitions addressing a broad spectrum of social justice issues, and now we have teamed up with the Human Rights Center at the UC Berkeley School of Law to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a juried exhibition of artworks by University of California students. Envisioning Human Rights: The next Generation include paintings, photographs, ...More

  • Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    For most of his career, Forrest Bess (1911-1977) lived an isolated existence in a fishing camp outside of Bay City, Texas, eking out a meager living by fishing and selling bait. By night and during the off-season, however, he painted prolifically, producing landscapes characterized by planar bands and primordial coded symbols derived from dreams. By meticulously recording and studying the dream ...More

  • Geta Bratescu / MATRIX 254

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    thumbMATRIX254Bratescu005.jpg

    Although an important figure in the history of Romanian Conceptualism, Geta Bratescu remains relatively unknown to Western audiences. This MATRIX exhibition, her first in a U.S. museum, features a selection of early videos, drawings made just after the Romanian Revolution, and textile pieces that evoke mythic subjects. Although her work emerged from drawing, she branched out into a variety of forms ...More

  • Hofman by Hofmann

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    thumbhoffmanstudio32414.jpg

    In the 1960s the pioneering Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann made an extraordinary gift of nearly fifty paintings representing his highest artistic achievement throughout his career in support of the burgeoning University Art Museum (now BAM/PFA). As BAM/PFA prepares to move to an exciting new building in downtown Berkeley, we’ll revisit the enduring vitality and generosity of Hofmann’s gift. Hofmann by ...More

  • Kids Club @ Berkeley Art Museum

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    kidslong1.jpg

    Come explore and create in the Kids Club, a special gallery created and dedicated to involving elementary school age children in creative work. Kids Club is a one-of-a-kind felt rug with fiber artist Ashley Helvey. Play with one hundred pounds of clay and display your sculpture as part of an interactive artwork by Charles Long. Climb into an art-viewing ...More

  • Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    thumbCahillbampfa2000711.jpg

    The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and an extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese panting of the Min and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were ...More

  • Michael Sosis, Handlbown Glass, exhibition

    11:00 AM - 06:00 PM   

    Michael’s work emphasizes the process of blowing and forming hot glass using design elements that can be incorporated into the molten material. The long tradition of working with the material in its 'purest form' is compelling. His challenge is to add these elements into the pieces and still maintain the integrity of the process. Exhibition runs through August ...More

  • Rebar: Kaleidoscape

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Rebar: Kaledioscape, is the new social sculpture in our large atrium space. Like the popular BAMscape by Thom Faulders, Kaleidoscape, designed by the San Francisco-based firm Rebar, is both a work of art and a piece of furniture. Come rearrange the modular pieces to create a customized environment for study, relaxation, or socializing. Rebar is known for work that challenges ...More

  • Soapbox 2014 Juried Exhibition

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    soapbox.jpg

    Artists' works that represents, challenges or incites us to get up on our soap boxes and share our ideas, our passions, and our intentions to change the world. How are you moved to action? How do you move others to action? View work that is activated, and positions the viewer to participate in the rapidly changing social, political, economic and artistic ...More

  • Mommy & Me

    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM   

    Once upon a time, the silhouette for small boys, girls and infants was feminine and followed the fashions of their mothers. To us, it's hard to believe that once little boys wore dresses, skirts, even lace edged pantaloons, but they did! Children's clothes were variations of women's styles, sometimes up to date styles were predominate and sometimes children wore styles that ...More

  • Nancy Mintz & Jenny Robinson, collaboration work

    12:00 PM - 05:30 PM    source.jpg

    Jenny Robinson's monotypes and monorints convey a strong atmosphere of time and place, often of scenes taken from urban environments in major cities such as London, New York and San Francisco. The inherent spontaneity of her medium allows her to work unhindered by more complex printmaking methods, and to concentrate on textures and the overlaying of links, to create deep saturated ...More

  • Smocking: Fabric Manipulation & Beyone

    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM    SarahMtn.jpg

    The smocked dress worn by Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables attests to the rich heritage and acknowledgement of smocking while the ubiquitous English farmer’s smock acknowledge the appear of smocking as a basic tool of garment shaping. Smocking as pure works of art and as basic works of joy together with the ability to create the Western Costume who are lending ...More

  • Summertime Run Recycling, exhibition

    12:00 PM - 05:00 PM    16.jpg

    Please come and join us for the opening reception of our new exhibition 'Summertime Fun Recycling.' Opening reception music by Spiral Dance Chamber Jazz, along with food and refreshments for you to enjoy as you walk through the gallery and enjoy the beautiful artwork. The show runs July 19-Oct. 3, 2014. Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12:00-5:00 pm; Sunday 1:00-3:00 pm. ...More

  • Researching Your Berkeley DNA: Telling Your Family Story

    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM   

    Genealogy is send only to gardening as America's favorite pastime. Berkeley Historical Society's newest exhibit and lecture series celebrates family collections, photographs, historic maps, directories, and other resources housed in our archives. It will help you gather the information to find out about people, houses,neighborhoods, organizations and your Berkeley DNA. Exhibit runs through Sept. 13th. Regular Hours: Thur-Sat from 1:00-4:00 pm. ...More

  • UC Botanical Garden - Docent Led Tour

    01:30 PM    Free with Garden admission

    For individuals: With paid admission, we offer free docent-led tours year-round on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 PM. ...More

  • 12th Night

    07:00 PM    12thspinner.jpg

    Just how far will you go for love? Jon Tracy takes a provocative and fresh approach to this Shakespeare classic. A group of artists will create a musical landscape that delves into this tale of passion and mistaken identity. Banjo, guitar, mandolin, violin, washboard, drums and accordion are just a few of the instruments that will bring this tale to life. ...More

  • Tift Merritt, Chatham County Line

    08:00 PM    140731a.jpg

    Tift Merritt keeps getting better and better, and she’s been great from the start. Her original songs are artfully crafted, emotionally rich, and beautifully sung. She embraces complexity, not settling for any sort of simple message, but striving for the full story, and capturing so much beauty in the process. Chatham County Line is a four-man American roots band from the ...More

  • What #isamuseum?

    All Day Event    pressWhatisamuseum.jpg

    Is a museum fun? Is a museum truthful? Is a museum for everyone? A new project at the construction site of the future home of BAM/PFA in downtown Berkeley asks a series of questions about the roles museum play, or should play, in contemporary life. Draped along the site’s fencing at Center and Oxford Streets, the colorful installation greets passersby with ...More

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