Past Exhibits

American Stories

Photographs by Ken Light
Exhibit
Aug 28, 2019 -
| Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall

In an exhibition of selected works from the past five decades, documentary photographer Ken Light probes social and political issues in America.

Livia Stein

Monsters and Others
Exhibit
Jan 28, 2019 -
| Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall

Livia Stein's paintings depict tentative and often failed efforts at communication between human beings and other beings — whether animal or monster, real or imagined.

Luminous Disturbances

Kara Maria
Exhibit
Aug 27, 2018 -
| Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall

Kara Maria's "cheerfully apocalyptic" paintings engage with a host of political issues, including war and environmental destruction.

Remnants

Michael Hall
Exhibit
Jan 29, 2018 -
| Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall

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.

New Drawings

Jennie Smith
Exhibit
Sep 18, 2017 -
| Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall

San Francisco artist Jennie Smith infuses her detailed drawings of the natural world with an imaginative sensibility.

Through the Black Country

Allan deSouza
Exhibit
Jan 23, 2017 -
| Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall

Allan deSouza, chair of UC Berkeley’s Department of Art Practice, presents an exhibition that reenacts and upends the traditional colonial relationship, positioning modern-day England as the object of investigation by an explorer from Africa.

Incite the Spirit

Poster Art of the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39
Exhibit
Sep 6, 2016 -
| Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall

This selection of digital prints, drawn from the collection of the Bancroft Library to mark the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), showcases political posters designed by leading graphic artists of the era. Harnessing the communicative capacity of imagery and text, these pieces give striking expression to the anti-fascist Republican cause in its fight against Francisco Franco and the Nationalists.

Feb 1, 2016 -
| Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall

Abstract expressionist Jerry Carniglia found in aerial landscapes of the American West a point of departure to create layered, spiritually evocative paintings.

MULTITUDES

Paintings by Andrés Waissman
Exhibit
Aug 27, 2015 -
| Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall

Andrés Waissman is an emblematic figure in the world of contemporary art. His work conveys not only a visual but also a deep philosophical and political statement—a whole body of thought rendered through images.

Close To Home Yet Far Away

Paintings by Craig Nagasawa
Exhibit
Mar 2, 2015 -
| Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall

Craig Nagasawa’s work combines the technical aspects of Japanese/Nihonga painting techniques with the personal vision of a third-generation Japanese American.