CANCELED: Rosie Lee Tompkins: Up Close

All film screenings and public programs at BAMPFA have been temporarily canceled. Learn more

During the run of the exhibition Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective, come take an intimate look at the artist’s textile practice in one of the study centers on the museum’s lower level. Featuring a range of unfinished and completed works, viewing hours offer a chance to examine Tompkins’s techniques, materials, and unique aesthetic sensibility up close.

Viewing hours are from 12–1 PM on the first Friday of every month (starting with Friday, March 6) and from 4–5 PM on the third Friday of each month (starting with Friday, February 21) in the Florence Helzel Works on Paper Study Center.


Above: Rosie Lee Tompkins: Untitled, 1986; quilted by Willia Ette Graham, 1986; velvet, velveteen, faux fur, panné velvet, and velvet backing; 86 x 74 in.; BAMPFA, bequest of the Eli Leon Living Trust. Reproduced courtesy of the Estate of Effie Mae Howard. Photo: Sharon Risedorph Photography.