Summer Classes are Starting at the Berkeley Art Studio!

All Summer Long Take a class in pottery, drawing, painting or photography. Short & Sweet Try out these four-week classes: Graphic Design: InDesign Focus, Thursdays NEW! Graphic Design: Illustrator Focus, Thursdays Screen Printing, Wednesdays & Thursdays Linoleum Block Printing, Thursdays Summer Workshops: Ceramic Jewelry Workshop, July … Continued

2018 MFA Graduates Present New Work at BAMPFA

48th Annual MFA Exhibition Showcases Emerging Artistic Talents On View May 11, 2018 – June 17, 2018 The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) highlights the work of six exceptional graduate students from UC Berkeley’s … Continued

DIY Couture Fashion Lab — 2/23/2018

DIY Couture Fashion Lab with Angie Wilson Friday, February 23, from 12 – 6 pm Dwinelle Annex, Room 126, UC Berkeley No sewing skills needed! Used garments will be redesigned and reconstructed into fashion masterpieces: shirts, pants, jackets, dresses, bags, … Continued

Amateurism Across the Arts Conference — 3/9/2018

Friday, March 9, 2018 9:30 am – 6:15 pm Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology Amateurism Across the Arts is an exploration of vernacular, popular, fannish, kitsch, informal, self-taught, user-generated, and DIY production in music, architecture, literature, the visual arts, dance, and new media — especially in relation to raced, classed, … Continued

East Asia Fellowship Program — 12/31/2017

The ARIAH East Asia Fellowship Program Each fellowship brings a scholar to one ARIAH institute (the “host institute”) for a two-month residence. During a subsequent one to two months, scholars can visit and conduct research at other ARIAH institutions and nonmember … Continued

ARC Fellows Program — 12/16/16

The ARC Fellowship program advances interdisciplinary research in the arts at UC Berkeley, providing support for six self-nominated pairs of UC Berkeley faculty members and graduate students to work together on research projects of mutual interest. This year’s cohort leader C. … Continued

Vision + Light — 10/27 – 10/28/2016

October 27 & 28 5:30 – 8:30 pm Energy Biosciences Building Taking the format of an art gallery opening, Vision + Light will display aesthetic images across a range of visual media, which emerged from, or were inspired by, scientific research … Continued

Family Fare begins at BAMPFA

Second Saturdays at 11:30 am and 1 pm Ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s) Bring the whole family to the new BAMPFA in downtown Berkeley to view, discuss, and make art. In each session of Family Fare, your family can participate … Continued

Which Art Class Will You Take?

Have you tried any of these classes? Photography Photoshop & Lightroom, Wednesdays, 6 – 8 pm (1/27 – 3/9) Intermediate Darkroom, Wednesdays, 7 – 9 pm (1/27 – 3/9) Drawing Black & White Portrait Drawing, Thursdays, 6 – 9 pm (1/28 – 3/3) Ceramics Handbuilding Sculptural Forms, Thursdays, … Continued

DROP.TOWN Art Show 2015!

Don’t miss the DROP.TOWN Art Show! A group of Berkeley undergrads, graduate students, and alumni are working to develop the art/music community at Cal by building bridges and providing more opportunities to network, share, and learn from each other. Visit their … Continued

Applications to the 2015-2016 Imagining America Fellows Program

UC Berkeley is a member institution of the Imagining America Consortium, and all Berkeley graduate students are eligible to apply to the following opportunities: PAGE Fellows Program — 5/18/2015 Graduate students with a demonstrated interest in public scholarship and/or artistic practice may … Continued

Anne van Biema Fellowship — 12/15/2014

The Anne van Biema Fellowship was established by bequest to promote excellence in research and publication on the Japanese visual arts. Fellowships support research at the Freer Gallery of Art and … Continued

Teaching Effectiveness Award recipients 2012

GSI honors for a dozen new ways of helping people learn

These 12 people, in some ways the crème de la crème of this year’s top graduate student instructors, have effectively, and often cleverly, identified, addressed, and documented a teaching problem they encountered and, for the benefit of all, told how they solved it. Read, for instance, how Sonja Schwartz reinvented the bean jar.

M.F.A. Graduate Bridges Place and Art

The new Bay Bridge is still more than a year away from opening, but it’s already inspiring the art of Amanda Hughen, M.F.A. ’03. Hughen and her frequent collaborator, Jennifer Starkweather, created a series of abstract prints, paintings, and drawings … Continued

Shenandoah

From the Berkeley school to the New York school

New York painter Norman Kanter B. A. ‘54, M. A. ’55 has been enjoying his views of lower Manhattan since renovations took place on his loft in Tribeca, where he’s lived and worked for more than 40 years. The project, says Kanter, led to some surprising revelations.

We, Robot

We, Robot

In recent years, Berkeley has become a hotbed of robotic activity, to the point where there’s a virtual subculture across many disciplines, involving faculty, alumni, grad students, undergrads, and postdocs in a broad variety of powerhouse labs and research groups and projects.

American Servicemen and Women Who Have Died in Iraq and Afghanistan (but Not including the Wounded, nor the Iraqis, nor the Afghanis): “The numbers kept coming up in the daily reports. Five here, fourteen there, one day after another. And then the growing figure mounting over a thousand. Peripherally it was ever-present, but still only an abstraction... I needed to see pictures of them, to familiarize myself just a tiny bit more with what was happening far from my warm home,” writes Emily Prince in an introduction to her project. Shown above at the 52nd Venice Biennale, the artwork has been seen by thousands of people from around the world. (Courtesy of designboom.com)

Portraits & Observations: Emily Prince documents the cost of war

In her San Francisco studio, artist Emily Prince quietly continues a work-in-progress, her vast memorial to U.S. troops whose lives were lost in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. The artwork she’s created, completely by hand, consists of thousands of individual, wallet-size portraits, finely drawn in graphite, that, when arranged on a wall, create a very large map of America.