The artist has created an installation of large, colorful, felt-covered sculptures that draw from the traditions and religious practices of her native Japan.
The visual artist creates highly detailed drawings of animals — real, supernatural and sometimes a combination of both.
We talk art, the role of art museums and what the future holds with the director and chief curator of the UC Berkeley-owned Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
Before his Feb. 1 appearance at the David Brower Center, we talked to Joe Riis, as well as a contributor to his new book, UC Berkeley's Arthur Middleton.
The photographer's egret obsession was born in 2011. He has since come to feel that his encounters with the majestic birds have altered his life.
It would be hard to imagine an exhibition more relevant to current events, or one more visually and emotionally stirring, than this stunning show of monumental oil paintings.
UPDATE, 07.16.15: Nancy Rubin’s photography exhibition at the North Branch of the Berkeley Public Library has been extended until July 31.
To the Berkeley of 2015, the Berkeley of the 1960s and early 1970s seems a long-gone relative. Some of us remember what it looked like, but it is a distant memory. Even so, the Berkeley of then informs both the perception and reality of Berkeley today. The intact collection of the social justice posters of the Red Sun Rising collective is a powerful reminder of those days.
Vinyl, it’s not just for DJs anymore. The Oakland Museum of California’s new interactive exhibit Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records, highlights the resurgence of the LP and the enduring appeal of leafing through a bin of albums searching for unexpected aural pleasure.
Barbara Chase-Riboud: The Malcolm X Steles, is an exhibition not to miss. It’s inspirational, revelatory, ravishing to look at, and a dramatic contrast to The Possible: the experimental, hyper-interactive, buzzing, booming art-making project organized by local artist David Wilson that will occupy most of the Berkeley Art Museum through May 27.