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August 2014

Thursday, August 21st, 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

  • Gathering Tribes Summer Sale

    10:00 AM - 07:00 PM    jpeg.jpeg

    Stop in at Gathering Tribes for our Summer Sale! We will have an additional 5% off for Our Circle of Friends, August 14tg through August 21st. Come back August 21st through August 26th for 30% off. The sale includes select jewelry, Zuni Fetish carvings, Mata Ortiz pottery;, Navajo pottery and select Folk Art. Just say 'Peace Out' to receive your ...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

  • A Look Back, Paintings by Esther Hamerman (1886-1977)

    10:30 AM - 02:00 PM    EH1311.jpg

    Esther Hamerman was born in Wieliczka, Poland in 1886. After her marriage at age 18, she and her husband moved to Vienna. They were the parents of four daughters. The family fled the Nazis in 1938, landing first in Trinidad, then the British West Indies. There they spent the war years interned in a camp, managing to immigrate to the U.S. ...More

  • A Look Back, Re Collections

    10:30 AM - 02:00 PM    JS33lr.jpg

    Celebrating 45 Years! The Ames Gallery presents ' A Look Back, Re Collections' featuring works by Raymond Coins, William Dawson, Howard Finster,Homer Green, David Marshall, J.B. Murray, Elijah Pierce, Jon Serl, Inez Nathaniel Walker and more. ...More

  • Whimsical Wonders, the Illuminated Creatures of Jim Bauer

    10:30 AM - 04:00 PM    bauercalendar.jpg

    Jim Bauer's robot-like sculptures are made from kitchen items and hardware including coffee pots, irons and sprinkler heads. They often include electric lights that shine through colored lenses, and there is at least one that has a working telephone in its chest cavity. Bauer haunts flee markets, thrift stores and recycling depots in search of aluminum detritus. A former teapot and ...More

  • Color Shift

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    colorshift19653311.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    MATRIX254Bratescu005.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

  • 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    Cahillbampfa2000711.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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Summertime Run Recycling, exhibition

    12:00 PM - 05:00 PM    homepage0714.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 through Oct. 3, 2014 ...More

  • Zopraphos: Drawing from Life: Street Photography of Greece

    12:00 PM - 08:00 PM    smpoliceexarchia100.jpg

    Berkeley painter and photographer Ilona Sturm exhibits her most recent series of photographs - Zográphos: Drawing from Life: Street Photography of GreeceDrawing from Life is the literal translation of the Greek word for painter – zográphos or ζωγράφος in the Greek. Sturm draws upon the energy and dynamics of culture tied to a specific place to make her images. Her eye ...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

  • Man of Iron (Andrzej Wajda; Poland, 1981)

    07:00 PM    polishWajdaManofIron003.jpg

    Winner of the 1981 Cannes Palme d’or, Man of Iron is one of the finest examples of committed, activist filmmaking, inspirational not only for its immediate subject—the rise of Poland’s Solidarity movement, complete with an appearance by Lech Walesa—but for its dissection of issues facing citizens of any country: how to live, how to create, and how to rebel in the ...More

  • Freight Fiddle Summit

    08:00 PM    1210120.jpg

    Join us for a rousing evening of fiddle magic steeped in talent and tradition: the 26th annual Freight Fiddle Summit. You’ll be in excellent company with host Alasdair Fraser & cellist Natalie Haas, the brilliant violinist Jeremy Kittel, Dublin fiddler Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, award-winning pianist and harpist Cali McKasson, dancer extraordinaire Nic Gareiss, and guitarist Clay Ross of Matuto fame. ...More

  • Nancy Mintz & Jenny Robinson, collaboration work

    All Day Event    tectonic.jpg

    Jenny Robinson's monotypes and monoprints 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

  • 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, August 22nd, 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

  • Gathering Tribes Summer Sale

    10:00 AM - 07:00 PM    jpeg.jpeg

    Stop in at Gathering Tribes for our Summer Sale! We will have an additional 5% off for Our Circle of Friends, August 14tg through August 21st. Come back August 21st through August 26th for 30% off. The sale includes select jewelry, Zuni Fetish carvings, Mata Ortiz pottery;, Navajo pottery and select Folk Art. Just say 'Peace Out' to receive your ...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

  • A Look Back, Paintings by Esther Hamerman (1886-1977)

    10:30 AM - 02:00 PM    EH1311.jpg

    Esther Hamerman was born in Wieliczka, Poland in 1886. After her marriage at age 18, she and her husband moved to Vienna. They were the parents of four daughters. The family fled the Nazis in 1938, landing first in Trinidad, then the British West Indies. There they spent the war years interned in a camp, managing to immigrate to the U.S. ...More

  • A Look Back, Re Collections

    10:30 AM - 02:00 PM    JS33lr.jpg

    Celebrating 45 Years! The Ames Gallery presents ' A Look Back, Re Collections' featuring works by Raymond Coins, William Dawson, Howard Finster,Homer Green, David Marshall, J.B. Murray, Elijah Pierce, Jon Serl, Inez Nathaniel Walker and more. ...More

  • Whimsical Wonders, the Illuminated Creatures of Jim Bauer

    10:30 AM - 04:00 PM    bauercalendar.jpg

    Jim Bauer's robot-like sculptures are made from kitchen items and hardware including coffee pots, irons and sprinkler heads. They often include electric lights that shine through colored lenses, and there is at least one that has a working telephone in its chest cavity. Bauer haunts flee markets, thrift stores and recycling depots in search of aluminum detritus. A former teapot and ...More

  • Color Shift

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    colorshift19653311.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    MATRIX254Bratescu005.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

  • 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    Cahillbampfa2000711.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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Summertime Run Recycling, exhibition

    12:00 PM - 05:00 PM    homepage0714.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 through Oct. 3, 2014 ...More

  • Zopraphos: Drawing from Life: Street Photography of Greece

    12:00 PM - 08:00 PM    smpoliceexarchia100.jpg

    Berkeley painter and photographer Ilona Sturm exhibits her most recent series of photographs - Zográphos: Drawing from Life: Street Photography of GreeceDrawing from Life is the literal translation of the Greek word for painter – zográphos or ζωγράφος in the Greek. Sturm draws upon the energy and dynamics of culture tied to a specific place to make her images. Her eye ...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

  • Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick; U.S., 1957)

    07:00 PM    WWIKubrickPathsofGlory001.jpg

    Kubrick’s brave antiwar film remains one of the most cool-headed assaults on cold-blooded murder ever filmed. A Korean War–era audience could take little comfort in the fact that these scenes of ritualized slaughter were set during World War I. The story, based on a true incident in the French army in 1916, traces the court-martial and execution of three soldiers chosen ...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

  • Princess Yang Kwei-fei (Kenji Mizoguchi; Japan, 1955)

    08:45 PM    MizoguchiPrincessYangKweiFei001.jpg

    Part fairy tale, part ghost story, Princess Yang Kwei-fei relates the legend of an eighth-century Chinese emperor who falls in love with a servant girl (Machiko Kyo) and makes her his consort. This tragic Cinderella story of passion doomed by politics is one of Mizoguchi’s two films in color. Andrew Sarris called it “one of the most beautiful films ever to ...More

  • Nancy Mintz & Jenny Robinson, collaboration work

    All Day Event    tectonic.jpg

    Jenny Robinson's monotypes and monoprints 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

  • 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, August 23rd, 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

  • 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

  • Gathering Tribes Summer Sale

    10:00 AM - 07:00 PM    jpeg.jpeg

    Stop in at Gathering Tribes for our Summer Sale! We will have an additional 5% off for Our Circle of Friends, August 14tg through August 21st. Come back August 21st through August 26th for 30% off. The sale includes select jewelry, Zuni Fetish carvings, Mata Ortiz pottery;, Navajo pottery and select Folk Art. Just say 'Peace Out' to receive your ...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

  • A Look Back, Paintings by Esther Hamerman (1886-1977)

    10:30 AM - 02:00 PM    EH1311.jpg

    Esther Hamerman was born in Wieliczka, Poland in 1886. After her marriage at age 18, she and her husband moved to Vienna. They were the parents of four daughters. The family fled the Nazis in 1938, landing first in Trinidad, then the British West Indies. There they spent the war years interned in a camp, managing to immigrate to the U.S. ...More

  • Color Shift

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    colorshift19653311.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    MATRIX254Bratescu005.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

  • 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    Cahillbampfa2000711.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

  • Make Space, exhibition

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

    Make Space is a group exhibition featuring new and existing work by Randy Dixon,Nancy Ivanhoe,Tressa Pack, Erik Parra, Dimitra Skandali. This show challenges artists to re-contextualize their art practice within the walls of the Berkeley Art Center; an art space like no other in the Bay Area. The exhibition is an experiment to test how physical space informs art practice. ...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

  • 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

  • Summertime Run Recycling, exhibition

    12:00 PM - 05:00 PM    homepage0714.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 through Oct. 3, 2014 ...More

  • Zopraphos: Drawing from Life: Street Photography of Greece

    12:00 PM - 08:00 PM    smpoliceexarchia100.jpg

    Berkeley painter and photographer Ilona Sturm exhibits her most recent series of photographs - Zográphos: Drawing from Life: Street Photography of GreeceDrawing from Life is the literal translation of the Greek word for painter – zográphos or ζωγράφος in the Greek. Sturm draws upon the energy and dynamics of culture tied to a specific place to make her images. Her eye ...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

  • Diedre Martinez, art exhibition

    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM   

    Essentia Mattresses duals as a gallery for local artists in Berkeley. This evening Diedre Martinez will exhibit her artwork in large, abstract paintings in oils and acrylic on canvas. Diedre is a Graduate of California College of the Arts, and studied in Florence, Italy. Artist Reception 2-4pm with complimentary refreshments and a raffle. ...More

  • Deliverance (Satyajit Ray; India, 1988)

    06:30 PM   

    A village landowner exploits a member of the “untouchable” Dukhi caste in Ray’s steely interrogation of the Indian class system, “told with stark visuals and the power of a parable” (Film Society of Lincoln Center). The great actor Om Puri stars as the exploited laborer, whose work, and eventual fate, is treated with disdain by his landed employer. “Ray’s anger is ...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

  • Box Set Duo

    08:00 PM    140823.jpg

    Jeff Pehrson and Jim Brunberg began playing together in the early '90s. Their band recorded seven albums and won Bay Area Music Awards for Best Club Band and Outstanding Americana/Roots Band, and a Group of the Year award from the National Academy of Songwriters. Performing with such artists as the Dave Matthews Band, Barenaked Ladies, Lenny Kravitz, Willie Nelson, Hot Tuna, ...More

  • Zoolander (Ben Stiller; U.S., 2001)

    08:15 PM    comedyStillerZoolander002.jpg

    Banned in Malaysia! When Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) loses his male modeling crown to newcomer Hansel (Owen Wilson), it’s as if he’s become a throwaway schmatte from the fashion biz. Just another rag on the runway after all those years of perfecting his ultimate power poses. Even working in a coalmine begins to look good. But the evil fashion czar (Will ...More

  • Nancy Mintz & Jenny Robinson, collaboration work

    All Day Event    tectonic.jpg

    Jenny Robinson's monotypes and monoprints 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

  • 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, August 24th, 2014

  • 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

  • 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    colorshift19653311.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

  • Gathering Tribes Summer Sale

    11:00 AM - 06:00 PM    jpeg.jpeg

    Stop in at Gathering Tribes for our Summer Sale! We will have an additional 5% off for Our Circle of Friends, August 14tg through August 21st. Come back August 21st through August 26th for 30% off. The sale includes select jewelry, Zuni Fetish carvings, Mata Ortiz pottery;, Navajo pottery and select Folk Art. Just say 'Peace Out' to receive your ...More

  • Geta Bratescu / MATRIX 254

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    MATRIX254Bratescu005.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

  • 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    Cahillbampfa2000711.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

  • Make Space, exhibition

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

    Make Space is a group exhibition featuring new and existing work by Randy Dixon,Nancy Ivanhoe,Tressa Pack, Erik Parra, Dimitra Skandali. This show challenges artists to re-contextualize their art practice within the walls of the Berkeley Art Center; an art space like no other in the Bay Area. The exhibition is an experiment to test how physical space informs art practice. ...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

  • Sundays on Telegraph

    11:00 AM - 06:00 PM    collage.png

    From 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 Tour - Berkeley City Club

    01:00 PM - 03:30 PM    CityClub.jpg

    The Berkeley City Club offers a free docent tour of pioneering architect Julia Morgan's Mediterranean/Gothic 'little castle'. ...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

  • Zopraphos: Drawing from Life: Street Photography of Greece

    01:00 PM - 05:00 PM    smpoliceexarchia100.jpg

    Berkeley painter and photographer Ilona Sturm exhibits her most recent series of photographs - Zográphos: Drawing from Life: Street Photography of GreeceDrawing from Life is the literal translation of the Greek word for painter – zográphos or ζωγράφος in the Greek. Sturm draws upon the energy and dynamics of culture tied to a specific place to make her images. Her eye ...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

  • An Enemy of the People (Satyajit Ray; India, 1989)

    05:00 PM    RayAnenemyofthepeoplebwpromo4.jpg

    Ray adapted the Ibsen play Enemy of the People for his return to filmmaking, after nearly a half-decade’s absence due to heart problems. A beloved doctor in the countryside (Ray regular Soumitra Chatterjee) realizes his community’s water supply is being tainted and poisoned by pollution, and soon identifies a temple and tourist destination as the prime source. His discovery, though, is ...More

  • Knocked Up (Judd Apatow; U.S., 2007)

    07:00 PM    comedyApatowKnockedUp002.jpg

    With Judd Apatow’s schlockbuster, we get a crass course in contemporary comedy. Here, dumpy stoner Ben (Seth Rogen) gets the comely careerist Alison (Katherine Heigl) in a classic boy-bleeps-girl story. An influential humor-monger, Apatow has had his hand in many recent rollicks, Bridesmaids, Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Girls, Superbad, and others. His specialty is the domestic drama in which some ritual ...More

  • Aireene & the Ratities, Claudia Russell, Bruce Kaplan

    08:00 PM    140824a.jpg

    Aireene & the Rarities celebrate the release of their new album, Put Back Charlie, tonight at the Freight. Aireene Espiritu, on vocals, tenor ukulele, and guitar, leads the band and writes most of the songs. With Ed Tree on guitar, Brian Judd on mandolin, Debra Dobkin on drums and other percussion, and Peter Canton on bass, Aireene & the Rarities make ...More

  • Nancy Mintz & Jenny Robinson, collaboration work

    All Day Event    tectonic.jpg

    Jenny Robinson's monotypes and monoprints 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

  • 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, August 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

  • Gathering Tribes Summer Sale

    10:00 AM - 06:00 PM    jpeg.jpeg

    Stop in at Gathering Tribes for our Summer Sale! We will have an additional 5% off for Our Circle of Friends, August 14tg through August 21st. Come back August 21st through August 26th for 30% off. The sale includes select jewelry, Zuni Fetish carvings, Mata Ortiz pottery;, Navajo pottery and select Folk Art. Just say 'Peace Out' to receive your ...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

  • A Look Back, Paintings by Esther Hamerman (1886-1977)

    10:30 AM - 02:00 PM    EH1311.jpg

    Esther Hamerman was born in Wieliczka, Poland in 1886. After her marriage at age 18, she and her husband moved to Vienna. They were the parents of four daughters. The family fled the Nazis in 1938, landing first in Trinidad, then the British West Indies. There they spent the war years interned in a camp, managing to immigrate to the U.S. ...More

  • A Look Back, Re Collections

    10:30 AM - 02:00 PM    JS33lr.jpg

    Celebrating 45 Years! The Ames Gallery presents ' A Look Back, Re Collections' featuring works by Raymond Coins, William Dawson, Howard Finster,Homer Green, David Marshall, J.B. Murray, Elijah Pierce, Jon Serl, Inez Nathaniel Walker and more. ...More

  • Whimsical Wonders, the Illuminated Creatures of Jim Bauer

    10:30 AM - 04:00 PM    bauercalendar.jpg

    Jim Bauer's robot-like sculptures are made from kitchen items and hardware including coffee pots, irons and sprinkler heads. They often include electric lights that shine through colored lenses, and there is at least one that has a working telephone in its chest cavity. Bauer haunts flee markets, thrift stores and recycling depots in search of aluminum detritus. A former teapot and ...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

  • Zopraphos: Drawing from Life: Street Photography of Greece

    12:00 PM - 08:00 PM    smpoliceexarchia100.jpg

    Berkeley painter and photographer Ilona Sturm exhibits her most recent series of photographs - Zográphos: Drawing from Life: Street Photography of GreeceDrawing from Life is the literal translation of the Greek word for painter – zográphos or ζωγράφος in the Greek. Sturm draws upon the energy and dynamics of culture tied to a specific place to make her images. Her eye ...More

  • Zopraphos: Drawing from Life: Street Photography of Greece

    12:00 PM - 08:00 PM    smpoliceexarchia100.jpg

    Berkeley painter and photographer Ilona Sturm exhibits her most recent series of photographs - Zográphos: Drawing from Life: Street Photography of GreeceDrawing from Life is the literal translation of the Greek word for painter – zográphos or ζωγράφος in the Greek. Sturm draws upon the energy and dynamics of culture tied to a specific place to make her images. Her eye ...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, August 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

  • 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

  • Gathering Tribes Summer Sale

    10:00 AM - 07:00 PM    jpeg.jpeg

    Stop in at Gathering Tribes for our Summer Sale! We will have an additional 5% off for Our Circle of Friends, August 14tg through August 21st. Come back August 21st through August 26th for 30% off. The sale includes select jewelry, Zuni Fetish carvings, Mata Ortiz pottery;, Navajo pottery and select Folk Art. Just say 'Peace Out' to receive your ...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

  • Zopraphos: Drawing from Life: Street Photography of Greece

    10:00 AM - 08:00 PM    smpoliceexarchia100.jpg

    Berkeley painter and photographer Ilona Sturm exhibits her most recent series of photographs - Zográphos: Drawing from Life: Street Photography of GreeceDrawing from Life is the literal translation of the Greek word for painter – zográphos or ζωγράφος in the Greek. Sturm draws upon the energy and dynamics of culture tied to a specific place to make her images. Her eye ...More

  • A Look Back, Paintings by Esther Hamerman (1886-1977)

    10:30 AM - 02:00 PM    EH1311.jpg

    Esther Hamerman was born in Wieliczka, Poland in 1886. After her marriage at age 18, she and her husband moved to Vienna. They were the parents of four daughters. The family fled the Nazis in 1938, landing first in Trinidad, then the British West Indies. There they spent the war years interned in a camp, managing to immigrate to the U.S. ...More

  • A Look Back, Re Collections

    10:30 AM - 02:00 PM    JS33lr.jpg

    Celebrating 45 Years! The Ames Gallery presents ' A Look Back, Re Collections' featuring works by Raymond Coins, William Dawson, Howard Finster,Homer Green, David Marshall, J.B. Murray, Elijah Pierce, Jon Serl, Inez Nathaniel Walker and more. ...More

  • Whimsical Wonders, the Illuminated Creatures of Jim Bauer

    10:30 AM - 04:00 PM    bauercalendar.jpg

    Jim Bauer's robot-like sculptures are made from kitchen items and hardware including coffee pots, irons and sprinkler heads. They often include electric lights that shine through colored lenses, and there is at least one that has a working telephone in its chest cavity. Bauer haunts flee markets, thrift stores and recycling depots in search of aluminum detritus. A former teapot and ...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

  • Butterfly Walk

    03:00 PM - 04:00 PM   

    Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and caterpillar lady, as she guides you through the collection in search of butterflies. Space is limited. children welcome. ...More

  • Nancy Mintz & Jenny Robinson, collaboration work

    All Day Event    tectonic.jpg

    Jenny Robinson's monotypes and monoprints 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

  • 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, August 27th, 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

  • Summer Bird Walk

    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM   

    Listen to the sounds of summer! Join Chris Carmichael, the Garden's Associate Director for Collections and Horticulture, on a morning walk to discover the Garden's bird life. Advance registration required. ...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

  • A Look Back, Paintings by Esther Hamerman (1886-1977)

    10:30 AM - 02:00 PM    EH1311.jpg

    Esther Hamerman was born in Wieliczka, Poland in 1886. After her marriage at age 18, she and her husband moved to Vienna. They were the parents of four daughters. The family fled the Nazis in 1938, landing first in Trinidad, then the British West Indies. There they spent the war years interned in a camp, managing to immigrate to the U.S. ...More

  • A Look Back, Re Collections

    10:30 AM - 02:00 PM    JS33lr.jpg

    Celebrating 45 Years! The Ames Gallery presents ' A Look Back, Re Collections' featuring works by Raymond Coins, William Dawson, Howard Finster,Homer Green, David Marshall, J.B. Murray, Elijah Pierce, Jon Serl, Inez Nathaniel Walker and more. ...More

  • Whimsical Wonders, the Illuminated Creatures of Jim Bauer

    10:30 AM - 04:00 PM    bauercalendar.jpg

    Jim Bauer's robot-like sculptures are made from kitchen items and hardware including coffee pots, irons and sprinkler heads. They often include electric lights that shine through colored lenses, and there is at least one that has a working telephone in its chest cavity. Bauer haunts flee markets, thrift stores and recycling depots in search of aluminum detritus. A former teapot and ...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    MATRIX254Bratescu005.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

  • 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    Cahillbampfa2000711.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

  • Make Space, exhibition

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

    Make Space is a group exhibition featuring new and existing work by Randy Dixon,Nancy Ivanhoe,Tressa Pack, Erik Parra, Dimitra Skandali. This show challenges artists to re-contextualize their art practice within the walls of the Berkeley Art Center; an art space like no other in the Bay Area. The exhibition is an experiment to test how physical space informs art practice. ...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

  • 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

  • Summertime Run Recycling, exhibition

    12:00 PM - 05:00 PM    homepage0714.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 through Oct. 3, 2014 ...More

  • Zopraphos: Drawing from Life: Street Photography of Greece

    12:00 PM - 08:00 PM    smpoliceexarchia100.jpg

    Berkeley painter and photographer Ilona Sturm exhibits her most recent series of photographs - Zográphos: Drawing from Life: Street Photography of GreeceDrawing from Life is the literal translation of the Greek word for painter – zográphos or ζωγράφος in the Greek. Sturm draws upon the energy and dynamics of culture tied to a specific place to make her images. Her eye ...More

  • All Quiet on the Western Front (Lewis Milestone; U.S., 1930)

    07:00 PM    WWIMilestoneAllQuietontheWesternFront002.jpg

    Erich Maria Remarque wrote in the preface to his novel, 'It will try simply to tell of a generation who, even though they may have escaped its shells, were destroyed by the war.' Lacking any gestures toward patriotism or glory, any exploitation of spectacle, Milestone's film remains one of the boldest statements ever made against the cruelty and futility of war. ...More

  • Trashed Documentary & Plastic Bag Short

    08:00 PM    TRASHED.jpg

    A part of the Reimagining Progress exhibition and Reel to Real documentary series, the Brower Center presents UK filmmaker Candida Brady’s documentary Trashed alongside the short Plastic Bag. Trashes, featuring Jeremy Irons, looks at the growing global crisis of trash, highlighting how human health and the environment are threatened by the pollution from burning and discarding waste. Ticket Link: www.eventbrite.com/e/reel-to-real-screening-of-trashed-and-plastic-bag-tickets-11627160149 ...More

  • Free Outdoor Screening: Shack Out on 101 (Ed Dein; U.S., 1955)

    08:30 PM    outdoorDeinShackOutOnOneHundredOne002.jpg

    Free outdoor screening in the BAM/PFA Sculpture Garden! Who would have thought a burger joint could be a command center for commie spies? (I’ll have that medium rare with a side of microfilm.) But then again, this deliriously trashy espionage flick is all Cold War and hot stoves. Lee Marvin plays Slob, a short-order cook who can’t. Keenan Wynn plays ...More

  • Nancy Mintz & Jenny Robinson, collaboration work

    All Day Event    tectonic.jpg

    Jenny Robinson's monotypes and monoprints 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

  • 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, August 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

  • 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

  • A Look Back, Paintings by Esther Hamerman (1886-1977)

    10:30 AM - 02:00 PM    EH1311.jpg

    Esther Hamerman was born in Wieliczka, Poland in 1886. After her marriage at age 18, she and her husband moved to Vienna. They were the parents of four daughters. The family fled the Nazis in 1938, landing first in Trinidad, then the British West Indies. There they spent the war years interned in a camp, managing to immigrate to the U.S. ...More

  • A Look Back, Re Collections

    10:30 AM - 02:00 PM    JS33lr.jpg

    Celebrating 45 Years! The Ames Gallery presents ' A Look Back, Re Collections' featuring works by Raymond Coins, William Dawson, Howard Finster,Homer Green, David Marshall, J.B. Murray, Elijah Pierce, Jon Serl, Inez Nathaniel Walker and more. ...More

  • Whimsical Wonders, the Illuminated Creatures of Jim Bauer

    10:30 AM - 04:00 PM    bauercalendar.jpg

    Jim Bauer's robot-like sculptures are made from kitchen items and hardware including coffee pots, irons and sprinkler heads. They often include electric lights that shine through colored lenses, and there is at least one that has a working telephone in its chest cavity. Bauer haunts flee markets, thrift stores and recycling depots in search of aluminum detritus. A former teapot and ...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    MATRIX254Bratescu005.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

  • 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    Cahillbampfa2000711.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

  • Make Space, exhibition

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

    Make Space is a group exhibition featuring new and existing work by Randy Dixon,Nancy Ivanhoe,Tressa Pack, Erik Parra, Dimitra Skandali. This show challenges artists to re-contextualize their art practice within the walls of the Berkeley Art Center; an art space like no other in the Bay Area. The exhibition is an experiment to test how physical space informs art practice. ...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

  • 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

  • Summertime Run Recycling, exhibition

    12:00 PM - 05:00 PM    homepage0714.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 through Oct. 3, 2014 ...More

  • Zopraphos: Drawing from Life: Street Photography of Greece

    12:00 PM - 08:00 PM    smpoliceexarchia100.jpg

    Berkeley painter and photographer Ilona Sturm exhibits her most recent series of photographs - Zográphos: Drawing from Life: Street Photography of GreeceDrawing from Life is the literal translation of the Greek word for painter – zográphos or ζωγράφος in the Greek. Sturm draws upon the energy and dynamics of culture tied to a specific place to make her images. Her eye ...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

  • Blue (Derek Jarman; U.K., 1993)

    07:00 PM    JarmanBlue004.jpg

    Blue is in effect, Jarman’s last will and testament. He made this excruciating, brilliant, liberating film with full consciousness of his impending death. The soundtrack, intensely sculpted, is an assemblage of noises, music, and multiple voices reading philosophical reflections, anecdotes, and diaristic ruminations on the progress of the filmmaker’s illness, including his progressive blindness. Visually, the film is simply a blue ...More

  • Nancy Mintz & Jenny Robinson, collaboration work

    All Day Event    tectonic.jpg

    Jenny Robinson's monotypes and monoprints 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

  • 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, August 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

  • A Look Back, Paintings by Esther Hamerman (1886-1977)

    10:30 AM - 02:00 PM    EH1311.jpg

    Esther Hamerman was born in Wieliczka, Poland in 1886. After her marriage at age 18, she and her husband moved to Vienna. They were the parents of four daughters. The family fled the Nazis in 1938, landing first in Trinidad, then the British West Indies. There they spent the war years interned in a camp, managing to immigrate to the U.S. ...More

  • A Look Back, Re Collections

    10:30 AM - 02:00 PM    JS33lr.jpg

    Celebrating 45 Years! The Ames Gallery presents ' A Look Back, Re Collections' featuring works by Raymond Coins, William Dawson, Howard Finster,Homer Green, David Marshall, J.B. Murray, Elijah Pierce, Jon Serl, Inez Nathaniel Walker and more. ...More

  • Whimsical Wonders, the Illuminated Creatures of Jim Bauer

    10:30 AM - 04:00 PM    bauercalendar.jpg

    Jim Bauer's robot-like sculptures are made from kitchen items and hardware including coffee pots, irons and sprinkler heads. They often include electric lights that shine through colored lenses, and there is at least one that has a working telephone in its chest cavity. Bauer haunts flea markets, thrift stores and recycling depots in search of aluminum detritus. A former teapot and ...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    MATRIX254Bratescu005.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

  • 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    Cahillbampfa2000711.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

  • Make Space, exhibition

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

    Make Space is a group exhibition featuring new and existing work by Randy Dixon,Nancy Ivanhoe,Tressa Pack, Erik Parra, Dimitra Skandali. This show challenges artists to re-contextualize their art practice within the walls of the Berkeley Art Center; an art space like no other in the Bay Area. The exhibition is an experiment to test how physical space informs art practice. ...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

  • 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

  • Summertime Run Recycling, exhibition

    12:00 PM - 05:00 PM    homepage0714.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 through Oct. 3, 2014 ...More

  • Zopraphos: Drawing from Life: Street Photography of Greece

    12:00 PM - 08:00 PM    smpoliceexarchia100.jpg

    Berkeley painter and photographer Ilona Sturm exhibits her most recent series of photographs - Zográphos: Drawing from Life: Street Photography of GreeceDrawing from Life is the literal translation of the Greek word for painter – zográphos or ζωγράφος in the Greek. Sturm draws upon the energy and dynamics of culture tied to a specific place to make her images. Her eye ...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

  • Street of Shame (Kenji Mizoguchi; Japan, 1956)

    07:00 PM    MizoguchiStreetofShame001.jpg

    Mizoguchi’s last completed film presents portraits of five prostitutes in a brothel called Dreamland in Yoshiwara, Tokyo’s red-light district. The women are in the life for a variety of reasons—a would-be bride finds being a whore preferable to being enslaved to a husband; a young mother assures her struggling husband, “Soon we’ll be glad we didn’t kill ourselves.” Another mother’s grown ...More

  • Rapture, Blister, Burn (Preview)

    08:00 PM - 10:00 PM    AuroraRaptureZvents.jpg

    Can any one woman have it all? Twenty years ago Gwen built a family, Catherine a career. Now each thinks the other chose a better life! Feminism takes a sharp look at itself in this intensely smart and immensely funny new play. 2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist. ...More

  • Borat (Larry Charles; U.S., 2006)

    08:45 PM    comedyCharlesBorat001.jpg

    Is there such a thing as cultural promiscuity? Having your way with the countries of the world? Sacha Baron Cohen’s hilarious misadventures take you through an amalgamated landscape of cultural miscues, misconceptions, and misanthropy to emerge, well, not exactly purified, but at least deloused. The titular Borat (Baron Cohen) is a Kazakhstanian journalist out to discover America. Smitten by Baywatch’s Pam ...More

  • Nancy Mintz & Jenny Robinson, collaboration work

    All Day Event    tectonic.jpg

    Jenny Robinson's monotypes and monoprints 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

  • 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, August 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

  • 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

  • A Look Back, Paintings by Esther Hamerman (1886-1977)

    10:30 AM - 02:00 PM    EH1311.jpg

    Esther Hamerman was born in Wieliczka, Poland in 1886. After her marriage at age 18, she and her husband moved to Vienna. They were the parents of four daughters. The family fled the Nazis in 1938, landing first in Trinidad, then the British West Indies. There they spent the war years interned in a camp, managing to immigrate to the U.S. ...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

  • Geta Bratescu / MATRIX 254

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    MATRIX254Bratescu005.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

  • 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    Cahillbampfa2000711.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

  • Make Space, exhibition

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

    Make Space is a group exhibition featuring new and existing work by Randy Dixon,Nancy Ivanhoe,Tressa Pack, Erik Parra, Dimitra Skandali. This show challenges artists to re-contextualize their art practice within the walls of the Berkeley Art Center; an art space like no other in the Bay Area. The exhibition is an experiment to test how physical space informs art practice. ...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

  • 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

  • Summertime Run Recycling, exhibition

    12:00 PM - 05:00 PM    homepage0714.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 through Oct. 3, 2014 ...More

  • Zopraphos: Drawing from Life: Street Photography of Greece

    12:00 PM - 08:00 PM   

    Berkeley painter and photographer Ilona Sturm exhibits her most recent series of photographs - Zográphos: Drawing from Life: Street Photography of GreeceDrawing from Life is the literal translation of the Greek word for painter – zográphos or ζωγράφος in the Greek. Sturm draws upon the energy and dynamics of culture tied to a specific place to make her images. Her eye ...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

  • Strong Girls Rrule, film discussion series

    03:00 PM    pimaidentripposter.jpg

    The first of a three-part community engagement film series called 'Strong Girls Rule' celebrating women in sport and highlighting some of our exceptional local athletes and women's sports programs. Screening will be followed by Q&A with Stephanie Evans, Commodore of Berkeley's Cal Sailing Club. Maidentrip is a feature length documentary about the inspirational journey of Laura Dekker, who at ...More

  • Branches of the Tree (Satyajit Ray; India, 1990)

    06:30 PM   

    Family ties turn into family binds in this tale of a dying patriarch and his four sons, none of whom are ready to forget their past. Gathering to wait out their father’s illness (or wait for his death), three of his “successful” sons have returned from Calcutta; a fourth, considered a failure and possibly even mentally ill, has always stayed by ...More

  • Rapture, Blister, Burn (Preview)

    08:00 PM - 10:00 PM    AuroraRaptureZvents.jpg

    Can any one woman have it all? Twenty years ago Gwen built a family, Catherine a career. Now each thinks the other chose a better life! Feminism takes a sharp look at itself in this intensely smart and immensely funny new play. 2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist. ...More

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Wes Anderson; U.S., 2004)

    08:50 PM    comedyAndersonLifeAquaticwithSteveZissou001.jpg

    Would Jacques Cousteau be gulping for air? Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) is an oddball oceanographer assembling a crew for his next exploit, a film about the dread “jaguar shark,” the very one that chomped his pelagic partner. This aquatic predator may not be toothsome, or even real, but it’s Zissou’s own personal Moby nonetheless. Off goes Zissou’s ship-of-fools with long-lost son ...More

  • Nancy Mintz & Jenny Robinson, collaboration work

    All Day Event    tectonic.jpg

    Jenny Robinson's monotypes and monoprints 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

  • 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, August 31st, 2014

  • Brazilian Day Festival

    09:00 AM - 07:00 PM    1407022464.png

    Celebrate Brazilian Independence Day and Lavagem. This lively street party unfolds with a musical procession and features live music, dance, capoeira, samba, Brazilian/International food & craft stands, a popular Caipirinha Lounge, and a Children's Village full of family fun. The festival brings together Brazilians living all over the San Francisco Bay Area and Americans of all ethnicities to celebrate the ...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

  • 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

  • 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    MATRIX254Bratescu005.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

  • 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    Cahillbampfa2000711.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

  • Make Space, exhibition

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

    Make Space is a group exhibition featuring new and existing work by Randy Dixon,Nancy Ivanhoe,Tressa Pack, Erik Parra, Dimitra Skandali. This show challenges artists to re-contextualize their art practice within the walls of the Berkeley Art Center; an art space like no other in the Bay Area. The exhibition is an experiment to test how physical space informs art practice. ...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

  • Sundays on Telegraph

    11:00 AM - 06:00 PM    collage.png

    From 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

  • Summertime Run Recycling, exhibition

    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM    homepage0714.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 ...More

  • Zopraphos: Drawing from Life: Street Photography of Greece

    01:00 PM - 05:00 PM    smpoliceexarchia100.jpg

    Berkeley painter and photographer Ilona Sturm exhibits her most recent series of photographs - Zográphos: Drawing from Life: Street Photography of GreeceDrawing from Life is the literal translation of the Greek word for painter – zográphos or ζωγράφος in the Greek. Sturm draws upon the energy and dynamics of culture tied to a specific place to make her images. Her eye ...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

  • Rapture, Blister, Burn (Preview)

    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM    AuroraRaptureZvents.jpg

    Can any one woman have it all? Twenty years ago Gwen built a family, Catherine a career. Now each thinks the other chose a better life! Feminism takes a sharp look at itself in this intensely smart and immensely funny new play. 2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist. ...More

  • The Stranger (Satyajit Ray; India, 1991)

    05:00 PM    RayStranger1Janus.jpg

    A comfortable Calcutta couple is visited by a seemingly long-lost uncle in Ray’s last film, a comedy of manners, gentle parable of greed, and “an extraordinary summing up of so much of Ray's worldview” (Film Society of Lincoln Center). Anila’s Uncle Manomohan was the family black sheep who went overseas in 1955 and was never heard from again; now he’s shown ...More

  • The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy; U.K., 1973)

    07:30 PM    TNYHardyWickerMan010.jpg

    Before Burning Man, there was The Wicker Man, that burning sensation. A Christian believer, Sergeant Howie (Edward Woodward), travels to the rustic island of Summerisle to investigate the disappearance of a young girl the islanders deny exists. The sarge is alarmed to find the inhabitants possessed of a paganism that has the cultists raising the maypole and fornicating in the fields. ...More

  • Nancy Mintz & Jenny Robinson, collaboration work

    All Day Event    tectonic.jpg

    Jenny Robinson's monotypes and monoprints 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

  • 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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