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  • calligraphy by Tetsugen Doko

    Meditation in Motion: Zen Calligraphy from the Stuart Katz Collection

    July 17–October 20, 2019

    The first exhibition at BAMPFA to present the unique art form of Japanese Zen-inspired calligraphy, Meditation in Motion features important works by Chinese Ōbaku monks who immigrated to Japan, as well as writings by Japanese monks who expanded on their examples.

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  • Dennis Feldman: Photographs

    July 31–October 13, 2019

    Photographs from two series, Hollywood Boulevard, 1969–72 and American Images, demonstrate the artist’s achievements as an affecting social documentarian and explorer of what he calls “a world contained in a frame.”

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  • Strange

    August 21, 2019–January 5, 2020

    Featuring works from many cultures and time periods that resonate with the spirit of Surrealism, this exhibition explores the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous as sources of artistic inspiration.

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  • The San Quentin Project: Nigel Poor and the Men of San Quentin State...

    August 21–November 17, 2019

    Following the evolution of artist Nigel Poor’s collaboration with men incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, this exhibition features visual documents made during this collaborative project; photographs from the prison’s archive; and episodes of Ear Hustle, a podcast... View