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Tuesday April 24, 2007




UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus James Cahill’s collection of Chinese and Japanese paintings form the core of the Asian art collection at the Berkeley Art Museum. Former students and scholars in the field will gather for a conference in his honor on this weekend at the museum, beginning Friday at 5:30 and continuing all day Saturday. 

Known as the Ching Yuan Chai Collection, after Professor Cahill's studio name, this group of paintings has long been admired by scholars, the public, and most intently by the many students who studied with Cahill, many of whom consider to be among the most knowledgeable connoisseurs of Chinese painting in the 20th century.  

This installation, which continues through May 27, provides an overview of the Berkeley Art Museum's holdings of Chinese paintings. For more information, call 642-0808 or see 




A multi-media oral history exhibit is on display this Friday and Saturday in Richmond to challenge public perception of the city by telling the story directly from the people who are living it. Designed by a host of area artists, this 10-room tour is an intimate and interactive journey into the life and times of Richmond. Tours are one hour in length with an audience size limited to 15. The showings are the next three weekends: Fridays (April 27, May 4 and 11) at 8 p.m., and Saturdays (April 28, May 5 and 12) at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. 1303 Canal St. $12. Richmond residents/seniors/students $6. (Families: pay what you can. Tent City participants free) Reservations required: 619-3675.