• Lucia Olubunmi Momoh.
  • Unknown artist: Peace Now, 1970; BAMPFA, gift of Rex Powell.
  • Unknown artist: Peace Now, 1970; BAMPFA, gift of the University Art Museum Council from the bequest of Herschel Chipp.

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Curator's Circle Virtual Tea Room: Lucia Momoh on Peace Now!

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

Join Curatorial Assistant Lucia Olubunmi Momoh for a discussion of Peace Now!, an exhibition of antiwar posters created at and around UC Berkeley in the 1960s and 1970s. Drawn entirely from BAMPFA’s collection, this exhibition is the newest iteration of our ongoing Art for Human Rights series. The Virtual Tea Room event will include a behind-the-scenes presentation on curating Peace Now!, in which Lucia will talk about her curatorial vision and the museum's role in social and political activism.

 

Lucia Olubunmi Momoh joined BAMPFA in January 2019. She has since supported several exhibitions, including Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter, Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retropective, and Sylvia Fein / MATRIX 275. She performed as lead curator for Peace Now! and the 2019 art installation at University House for Chancellor Carol Christ. Lucia was a recipient of the 2019 American Association of Museum Curators Conference Travel Fellowship for Junior Curators. She previously worked as a curatorial fellow at the New Orleans Museum of Art and is a contributing writer for The Iron Lattice. Her research explores the role of early American portraits, especially those depicting Americans of African descent, and the formation of national identities.

 

This event is the second installation in our new biweekly conversation series for Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above. The Virtual Tea Room series is a collection of online events that offer insights from and Q&A’s with our curators, who will discuss upcoming projects, share their process, and give you a look at what makes them tick. Please join us online at 4 PM every other Thursday for these intimate conversations. Space is limited, and reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Registered participants will receive an email with a secure link two days prior to the event. 

 

Please contact Director of Special Events Masha Berek at mberek@berkeley.edu for more information or to register.