An illustrated talk about the role of the book as a work of art in contemporary practice with Peter Rutledge Koch.
Boas kicks off our spring Big Ideas lecture series with a look at the modernist avant-gardes that influenced the California counterculture of the sixties.
B. Ruby Rich, Karen Fiss, Laura Pérez, and Raquel Cecilia discuss the filmworks of Ana Mendieta, on view in Covered in Time and History.
Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley. Nelson, a 2016 MacArthur Fellow, is the author of numerous works of nonfiction and poetry and directs the creative writing program at California Institute of the Arts.
Explore the Left Coast with Boal, a social historian of science and technics and one of the founders of the Retort Collective, an association of radical writers, teachers, artists, and activists.
The Kramlichs are noted collectors who established the New Art Trust to advance the media arts through the support of research and scholarship in the field. Rinder is director of BAMPFA.
Two luminaries of the Bay Area poetry scene come together to reflect on the Beat culture that flourished in San Francisco’s North Beach.
Guest curator Greg Castillo introduces the themes of Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia and talks about some of the works on view in the exhibition.
The first of four Hippie Modernism forums exploring the contemporary relevance of the Bay Area hippie legacy. With guests Lee Felsenstein, Fred Turner, Lynn Hershman Leeson, and moderator Greg Niemeyer.
Greif covers popular culture and political thought for the journal n+1, which he cofounded. Williams is professor emerita of rhetoric and film and media at UC Berkeley, and the author of noted works of feminist film scholarship.
Raiford, associate professor of African American studies at UC Berkeley, considers the role that photography played in the civil rights movement.