• Christine Osinski: Boy Pointing Rifle at Car, 1983–84; gelatin silver print; 20 x 24 in.; BAMPFA, promised gift of Victoria Belco and William Goodman in memory of Teresa Goodman.

Curator's Circle: Wine & Walkthrough of the Goodman Belco Photography Collection

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

Please join us to celebrate the extraordinary gift of a major photography collection donated to BAMPFA by William Goodman and Victoria Belco in memory of their daughter Teresa Goodman. We will start in Babette cafe with a reception and toast to Bill and Victoria, followed by a tour of the remarkable exhibition Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman & Victoria Belco Photography Collection led by curator Sandra S. Phillips.


Unlimited features historical photographs and stunning modernist pictures, and is especially strong in contemporary work, including images by many living masters such as Robert Adams, Lee Friedlander, William Klein, and Robert Frank. The exhibition also includes works by many Bay Area artists, both from an earlier generation—such as John Gutmann, Robert Hartman, and Richard Gordon—as well as younger photographers, such as Sean McFarland, Janet Delaney, McNair Evans, and Catherine Wagner, who are actively working members of our community with growing national and international reputations.


Additionally, the Goodman Belco collection extends to contemporary photography from China, Japan, Russia, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe, and is strong in both documentary photography and more experimental work.


In short, Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman and Victoria Belco Photography Collection provides a reminder of the breadth of scope and variety of practice in photography, as it conveys the tangible excitement these pictures generated for their collectors, who now generously share the fruits of their enthusiasm with us.


Space is limited, and reservations will be made on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Jennifer Sime at 510-643-9632 or jlsime@berkeley.edu with any questions.