Art Exhibition: Michael Hall

Paintings and Video
220 Stephens Hall | 9 am to 4 pm

Artist Michael Hall presents military-themed works from the series Reclamation, depicting World War II-era bunkers along the California coast, and Correspondence, recreating letters sent to a teenage Hall by his father while serving in Desert Storm.

2018 Avenali Lecture Video with Joseph Koerner

Art in a State of Siege

Joseph Leo Koerner examines Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Delights — a discussion which 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.

Berkeley Forum in the Humanities

New Volume Published

Freud and Monotheism: Moses and the Violent Origins of Religion is the latest volume in the series featuring work cultivated at the Townsend Center. It brings together new research on the intersections of theology, political theory, and history in Freud’s work. 



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Art of Writing teaches UC Berkeley undergraduates to write clearly and eloquently in a variety of nonfiction forms.

For students whose writing level has advanced beyond the Reading & Composition requirement, Art of Writing funds small seminars that foster collaborative writing communities.

Art of Writing also runs a Summer Writing Institute to help graduate students refine their skills as teachers of writing, and presents campus events featuring acclaimed authors and critics.

Art of Writing at the Townsend Center for the Humanities is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a private donation, and the Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Chancellor's Distinguished Chair in Writing. 

Visit the Art of Writing website to learn more.