If it’s in the headlines, or will be soon, it’s being talked about, performed or interpreted at Berkeley. Those with an eye on mounting global tensions will have an array of lectures by academics, authors and government officials to choose from this fall. Those interested in performing and visual arts can look forward to a visit by Twyla Tharp, mixed-media art exhibits and musical productions under Cal Performances’ new Berkeley RADICAL initiative.
Alumni, parents, students and friends of the campus will be welcomed at the annual celebration that is Homecoming weekend. The three-day event includes parties, tours, family activities, faculty seminars and a football face-off with Washington State. (Friday-Sunday, Oct. 2-4, campuswide.)
While the much-anticipated new Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive will not open its doors until January, art and film lovers can enjoy a photographic portrait of America in the tumultuous late 1960s, a collaborative exhibit of eight contemporary Bay Area artists and films that reflect political and personal tensions across the globe.
Learn all about this fall’s upcoming attractions on Berkeley News.