On View

exhibitions
streaming films
event series

  • Art Wall: Edie Fake

    November 20, 2019–June 27, 2021

    Edie Fake’s mural envisions affordable housing for transgender elders, using architecture to celebrate the uniqueness of trans bodies and the possibilities of queer space.

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  • photograph of Rosie Lee Tompkins 2005 quilt

    Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective

    February 19, 2020–July 18, 2021

    The largest exhibition of Rosie Lee Tompkins’s work to date, this retrospective reveals her as a brilliantly inventive quiltmaker and an artist of stunning variety, depth, and impact. 

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  • Orbits of Known and Unknown Objects: SFAI Histories / MATRIX 277

    September 30, 2020–Ongoing

    An exhibition in the form of a website, MATRIX 277 explores and honors the rich legacy of the San Francisco Art Institute on the occasion of its 150th anniversary, tracing connections among artworks, people, and places over the trajectory of the institution’s history.

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  • Ulrike Ottinger / MATRIX 276

    April 30–July 18, 2021

    In tandem with a streaming series of Ulrike Ottinger’s films, this exhibition highlights her work as a photographer, revealing her keen eye for landscape and intimate portraiture.

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  • Beyond Boundaries: Buddhist Art of Gandhara

    April 30–October 3, 2021

    Northern India’s Gandharan region was a crossroads of power, culture, and art from the second to ninth centuries. Rare sculptural images of the Buddha and his life story reflect cultural exchanges between the Hellenistic world and the native artistic traditions of India. 

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  • Present Tense: Five Centuries of Colonialism in Latin American and...

    April 30–June 20, 2021

    Cal Conversations

    An exhibition of historical and contemporary art that reveals how colonialism has shaped life in the Latin Americas offers captivating works that critique society and introduce beauty as a form of healing. 

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  • The 50th Annual University of California, Berkeley Master of Fine...

    May 14–June 20, 2021

    After a pandemic-related postponement, we showcase works by 2020 graduates from the MFA program at Cal.

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  • Kay Sekimachi: Geometries

    May 28–October 24, 2021

    This survey spans the innovative career of Kay Sekimachi, whose experimental objects fold together art and craft, found and made, and Japanese and American artistic traditions.  

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  • The 51st Annual University of California, Berkeley Master of Fine...

    June 11–July 11, 2021

    BAMPFA presents works by this year’s MFA graduates from the Department of Art Practice at Cal. 

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  • New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century

    August 28, 2021–January 30, 2022

    Featuring more than 150 works, most made since the year 2000, this major survey presents a kaleidoscopic view of feminist practices in contemporary art.

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