Curator's Circle: Catherine Wagner Artist Chat & Book Signing

Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above

Please join BAMPFA Curator’s Circle for an opportunity to experience one of San Francisco’s hottest art venues. We invite you to a conversation with BAMPFA’s own Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder and renowned artist (and BAMPFA Trustee) Catherine Wagner at Saint Joseph’s Arts Society in San Francisco on March 12, 5:30–7:30 PM. Refreshments will be served.


Saint Joseph’s Arts Society is a San Francisco membership club fostering dialogue on the arts, fashion, food, craftsmanship, design, and tech. The Society is housed in a 22,000-square-foot Romanesque revival church in the heart of San Francisco that was built in 1913 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. St. Joseph’s was destroyed in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and languished in ruins until 2018, when designer and creative director Ken Fulk launched Saint Joseph’s Arts Society in the restored and revitalized building.


Catherine Wagner, an artist and Prix de Rome winner, was commissioned by Fulk to create a site-specific installation for the space under a fifty-foot dome at the heart of St. Joseph’s. Her work, Sala degli Imperatori, is a thirty-foot-high photograph of the Room of the Scholars at the Capitoline Museum in Rome.

Following the conversation between Wagner and Rinder, the artist will sign copies of her latest book, Place, History, and the Archive.

This invitation is open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above. Reserve your spot today! Contact Jennifer Sime at or 510-643-9632.