2018 Avenali Chair in the Humanities

Joseph Leo Koerner, Harvard University
Morrison Library | Mar 15, 2018

Art historian Joseph Leo Koerner delivers the 2018 Avenali Lecture in March and also moderates a symposium on the topic of Art in a State of Siege.

Spring 2018 Newsletter

The Towsend Center's Spring 2018 Newsletter is now available online.

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Book Chat: Richard Cándida Smith

Improvised Continent
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens | Jan 31, 12-1 pm

Richard Cándida Smith illuminates the forgotten story of how many of the most important artists and writers of Latin America — Diego Rivera, Alejandro Iñárritu, Gabriela Mistral, Genevieve Naylorto — came to live and work in the United States in the 20th century.


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Art of Writing teaches UC Berkeley undergraduates to write clearly and eloquently in a variety of nonfiction forms.

For students whose writing level has advanced beyond the Reading & Composition requirement, Art of Writing funds small seminars that foster collaborative writing communities.

Art of Writing also runs a Summer Writing Institute to help graduate students refine their skills as teachers of writing, and presents campus events featuring acclaimed authors and critics.

Art of Writing at the Townsend Center for the Humanities is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a private donation, and the Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Chancellor's Distinguished Chair in Writing. 

Visit the Art of Writing website to learn more.