Upcoming Event: December 4 | Minding Time: Celebration of ‘Time Zones’ in Print, Exhibition, & Online

Join us to celebrate new research and online platforms that explore a range of time-based art, produced by the Arts Research Center in collaboration with Berkeley faculty and a range of local, national, and international partners.

3pm: Tour of Mind over Matter Exhibition
BAMPFA Galleries

4:00-5:30pm: Celebrating Time Zones
Dwinelle Annex, Room 126

5:30pm: West Coast Preview of In Terms of Performance Website
Dwinelle Annex, Room 126

Join a time-based (and time-sensitive) tour of “Mind over Matter” with curator Constance Lewallen. Converse with Shannon Jackson, Julia Bryan-Wilson, and numerous faculty contributors to a special issue of Representations, “Time Zones: Durational Art and Its Contexts.” Engage with our new on-line anthology of keywords in contemporary art and performance, In Terms of Performance, co-produced with Paula Marincola and the Pew Center for Art & Heritage, with contributions from a range of Bay Area artists, critics, and curators. Launch the holiday season with a celebration of the Arts Research Center as a think tank for the arts, at Berkeley and beyond.

To see the complete event, please see here.

Upcoming Event: December 6 | Art, Technology, & Culture Colloquium


Berkeley’s Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium is an internationally recognized forum for presenting new ideas that challenge conventional wisdom about art, technology, and culture. This series, free of charge and open to the public, presents artists, writers, curators, and scholars who consider contemporary issues at the intersection of aesthetic expression, emerging technologies, and cultural history, from a critical perspective.


Monday, December 6 |The Peaks and Valleys of Kinetic Sculpture with Reuben Margolin
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall| 6:30pm

Reuben Margolin, a longtime Bay Area maker, creates kinetic wave sculptures that combine the logic of math with the sensuousness of nature. First inspired by the mysterious and mathematical qualities of a caterpillar’s crawl, Margolin began capturing the complex movements and structures of nature in sculptural form. His sculptures, which use a diverse range of materials, from cardboard to tungsten and from found to precision machined, undulate, spiral, bob, and dip in gloriously natural-seeming ways, driven by arrays of pulleys, motors, cogs and gears. Focusing on natural elements, his work is both elegant and hypnotic. As a child, Margolin delighted in maths and physics. At Harvard University, he switched to a liberal arts degree, before studying painting in Italy and Russia. Now, at his studio in Emeryville, California, he makes large-scale installations and pedal-powered rickshaws. Hear how he creates some of his extraordinary mechanical installations.

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!