Sephardic Identities on Screen

December 1, 2015 | 7:00 pm
The Magnes Auditorium, 2121 Allston Way

The Townsend Center's Depth of Field Film + Video Series presents El Gusto, the story of a group of Algerian Jewish and Muslim musicians reunited 50 years after the Algerian Revolution (1954-1962) for an exceptional concert.

David Shulman, Avenali Lecturer

February 18, 2016

David Shulman, one of the world’s foremost Indologists, has written capaciously on Indian thought and religion, language, poetics, theater, and aesthetics. He will present the 2016 Avenali Lecture.




Multitudes: Paintings by Andrés Waissman

Aug 27, 2015 to Dec 18, 2015
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Argentine artist Andrés Waissman has exhibited in Europe, Israel and Latin America. His paintings convey a deep philosophical and political statement — and a visually expressed stance before the contemporary world.

Townsend Center Newsletter

November/December 2015 Edition

The Townsend Center's latest newsletter is now available online and includes a calendar of upcoming campus events.


In the News

November 19, 2015
Oliver Sacks Portrait

In October the Townsend Center hosted a memorial to physician and author Oliver Sacks which featured a panel of scholars who are also lovers of his work discussing Sacks’ legacy and influence.

November 02, 2015
Sojourner Truth Carte de Visite

The San Francisco Chronicle recounts how Professor of Art History Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby’s online search for Sojourner Truth cartes de visite led to a book on the abolitionist.

September 29, 2015
Art of Writing Image

The Townsend Center's Art of Writing Program unites undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty in the pursuit of writing well.