On View

exhibitions
film series
event series

  • Peter Hujar: Speed of Life

    June 30–November 18, 2018

    The first retrospective of an enormously influential artist whose photographs capture the creative subcultures of downtown New York in the 1970s and 1980s.

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  • BAMPFA Art Wall

    Art Wall: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

    August 15, 2018–March 3, 2019

    The pioneer of the 1960s design phenomenon Supergraphics creates a new piece for BAMPFA’s Art Wall.

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  • Old Masters in a New Light: Rediscovering the European Collection

    September 19–December 16

    BAMPFA’s outstanding collection of historical European art—including several important new acquisitions—is showcased in this exhibition, the culmination of a major research and conservation effort.

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  • Christina Quarles / MATRIX 271

    September 19–November 18, 2018

    A gathering of paintings by Quarles, whose work tussles with culturally prescribed identities and probes the margins where meaning remains unfixed, illegible, and subject to question.

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  • Redacted: Art for Human Rights

    September 19–November 25, 2018

    A selection of works from the BAMPFA collection that use redacted content to question the relationships between power, information, and censorship and consider the precarious nature of truth.

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  • Boundless: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home and Abroad

    October 3, 2018–May 26, 2019

    Featuring works by renowned contemporary Tibetan artists alongside rare historical pieces, this exhibition highlights how artists explore the infinite possibilities of visual forms to reflect their transcultural, multilingual, and translocal lives.

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