Upcoming Event: September 29 | Art of Cultural Criticism Lecture Series

The Townsend Center for the Humanities, the Arts + Design Initiative, the Arts Research Center, and the Art of Writing are pleased to present The Art of Cultural Criticism. This yearlong series of conversations features some of the most innovative and incisive writers on culture in its various forms—including visual art, film, old and new media, music, and literature.

Thursday, September 29 | Film, Television, Media Old and New
Lili Loofbourow and David Thomson
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall | 5pm


Lili Loofbourow currently serves as critic-at-large for the Week. Her work on TV, film, and politics has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Guardian, the New Republic, Salon, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and other publications.

David Thomson is a film critic and historian. He is the author of over 20 books, including The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood, Why Acting Matters, How to Watch a Movie, and The New Biographical Dictionary of Film.

To see the complete series, please see here.


Cal Smart Wallet – Great Offers Exclusively for Members of the UC Berkeley Community












The UC Berkeley Arts + Design Initiative has partnered with Recreational Sports and Ziploop on the Cal Smart Wallet. Designed exclusively for the UC Berkeley community, the mobile platform will provide high value offers and savings from selected campus & community brands. UC Berkeley Students can see and receive discounts from Cal Performances, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMFPA), and the Music and Theatre, Dance and Performance Students Departments. Download the Ziploop app today to unlock you pre-loaded high value offers.

And always remember! Enrolled Cal students can enjoy free admission to campus galleries and museums, including BAMPFA, CITRIS Tech Museum, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, The Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, the Worth Ryder Gallery and Wurster Hall Gallery? Students! Take advantage of free access to UC Berkeley’s incredible creative culture!


To access the “Cal Smart Wallet” download Ziploop on the App Store or Google Play, sign up with your @berkeley.edu email, and unlock your Cal Arts + Design Pass! Learn more here!