Upcoming Events

Michael Hall
Exhibit
Monday, Jan 29, 2018 to Friday, May 18, 2018
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Michael Hall, an artist whose perspective is deeply shaped by his family’s military background, presents Remnants, a selection of paintings on display at the Townsend Center.

Peter Sahlins
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Professor of History Peter Sahlins explores the “animal moment” in and around 1668, in which French authors, anatomists, painters, sculptors, and especially the young Louis XIV turned their attention to nonhuman beings.

Greil Marcus and Steve Wasserman
Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Cultural critic Greil Marcus and publisher Steve Wasserman discuss their nearly half-century of collaboration.

Mark Danner
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

George W. Bush's War on Terror has led to seventeen years of armed conflict, making it the longest war in US history. Professor Mark Danner examines this state of perpetual struggle and its widespread acceptance in the name of American security.

Joseph Blankholm
Thursday, Mar 1, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Joseph Blankholm is an assistant professor of religious studies at UC Santa Cruz. A scholar of atheism and secularism, he earned his PhD at Columbia University.

Robert Hass
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Robert Hass reveals the role of instinct and imagination within poetic form, demonstrating his formidable gifts as both a poet and a critic.

Art in a State of Siege: Bosch in Retrospect
Avenali Lecture
Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Morrison Reading Room, 101 Doe Library
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United States

Koerner examines Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Delights—approaching the painting as a representation of a world without history and without law. The discussion emerges from a larger project in which Koerner explores the relationship between art and freedom under a range of emergency “states of siege,” including apartheid South Africa and Nazi Germany.

Friday, Mar 16, 2018 | 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

A panel of scholars join Harvard art historian Joseph Leo Koerner to discuss the role of art in a society in which freedom is radically curtailed.

Joseph Leo Koerner
Saturday, Mar 17, 2018 | 4:00 pm
BAMPFA
2155 Center Street
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United States

A preview screening of Koerner's documentary film The Burning Child followed by Q+A with the director.

Elizabeth Honig
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

In the first book-length study of Jan Brueghel, Pieter’s son, Professor of History of Art Elizabeth Honig reveals how the artist’s tiny detail-filled paintings questioned conceptions of distance, dimension, and style.

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