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Annabeth Rose in Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists
February 22, 2018 – July 29, 2018

Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists is a group show that presents the work of sixteen California-identified artists of Jewish descent—both historical and living—whose work refers to the machine either literally or metaphorically. Some of the artists are rarely seen now. Among the living artists, there will be large-scale mechanical installations by Bernie Lubell and Sheri Simons, as well as ceramics, drawings, sculpture and paintings by Ned Kahn, Bella Feldman, Howard Fried, and Annabeth Rosen.

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Lucy Puls and Alum in Sabbath: the 2017 Dorothy Saxe Invitational
November 12, 2017 – February 25, 2018

The Dorothy Saxe Invitational is the Contemporary Jewish Museum’s longest-running commitment; endowed in Dorothy’s name by her late husband George Saxe, the Invitational asks artists to make work that relates to selected Jewish ritual objects. For 2017, the eleventh iteration of the series, we have for only the second time commissioned works inspired by a Jewish idea, that of the Sabbath.

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Young Suh and Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor in Jewish Folktales Retold
September 28, 2017 – January 28, 2018

Young Suh and Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor (MFA 2005) are two of sixteen contemporary artists commissioned to produce work for the Contemporary Jewish Museum’s exhibition ”Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid.” 

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Mary Alison Lucas at Trax Gallery
September 7 - October 7, 2017

Mary Alison Lucas (MFA 2008) explores the processes of contortion, pressure, slicing, smashing, stabbing, and stitching while nurturing, supporting, and coating the materials in the exhibition “Wild Ways.” These sculptures emerge from her fascination with synergy, symbiosis, parasitic attraction, repulsion, defined relationships in the natural world from everyday human interactions to bacterial dynamics.

“Wild Ways” open through October 7th and featuring Mike Helke and Bean Finneran in addition to Lucas.

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Katherine Sherwood
Functional Diversity Visiting Artist Series

Artist Katherine Sherwood is the inaugural presenter in Functional Diversity & Art: A Creativity Engagement, a new visiting artist series that uses contemporary art practice to explore the concepts of disability, varying abilities and how diverse subjectivities are expressed through creative means. 

The first presentation is set for Thursday, Nov. 2 at 4:30 p.m. in Wright Hall, Lab A.

This creative engagement series will be offered to the campus community and wider public during AY 2017-18. The series will include presentations and lectures, Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 first year seminars, and a culminating exhibition of student artworks created in responses to the work of these visiting artists.

Katherine Sherwood’s acclaimed mixed-media paintings gracefully investigate the point at which the essential aspects of art, medicine, and disability intersect. In addition to showing regularly throughout the United States, she co-curated the exhibition “Blind at the Museum” at the Berkeley Art Museum, and organized an accompanying conference at UC Berkeley. Sherwood was a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship 2005-2006 and a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant 2006-2007. Katherine is a professor emerita at UC Berkeley in the Art Department and the Disability Studies Program where she taught Art, Medicine & Disability and Art & Meditation. She is the artist-in-residence at the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and the co-founder of the art and disability collective- The Yelling Clinic.

Functional Diversity & Art: A Creativity Engagement is a creative engagement series offered to the campus community and wider public during 2017-18. The Fall 2017/Winter 2018 series includes presentations and lectures and first year seminars that asks students to create responses in various media to these visiting artists and critics.

Contemporary artists are actively exploring questions about bodies, ability, perception, and normativity – producing work of all genres and media that diversifies the expression of human experience. This work allows for inventive forms of access and inclusion while also illuminating our existing systems of exclusion. The parallel field of critical disability studies offers a productive powerful site that intersects issues of race, gender, sexuality and technology.

Major Funding for the series comes from the Office of Student Affairs Diversity & Inclusion Grant, Department of Art & Art History, & Department of Cinema and Digital Media. 

Co-Sponsors include American Studies, Center for Mind & Brain, Davis Humanities Institute, Design, Music, Performance Studies, SickSpits Spoken Word Collective.

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Have You Thought About an Internship?

Location: Art Annex 107

An internship is a great opportunity to learn about career opportunities and develop work skills. Internships offer an opportunity to gain valuable work experience, and define career paths. This workshop will provide ideas of how to find internships, and you will learn of internship opportunities for majors in the Arts Group. Registration is not required.

***This workshop will count toward the mandatory requirement for seniors.***

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Resume Development

Location: Art Annex 107

Learn to make your resume stand out from the crowd, and the use of keywords to describe your experience, skills, and qualifications. Resume samples for each major in the Arts Group will be provided. Registration is not required.

***This workshop will count toward the mandatory requirement for seniors.***

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