Featuring creations by Black artists in the collections of BAMPFA and the Hearst Museum of Anthropology, this exhibition organized by UC Berkeley graduate students imagines the liberatory possibilities of celebrating blackness and belonging.Read full description
Romare Bearden: Continuities, 1969; collage on board; 50 x 43 in.; BAMPFA, gift of the Childe Hassam Fund of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, © 2019 Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.
Faith Ringgold: The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles, 1996; color lithograph; 20 x 30 in.; BAMPFA, gift of Moira Roth. © 2019 Faith Ringgold, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.
Explore the varied perceptions of space and form on view in About Things Loved, then use paint and other materials to create a layered canvas of your own.
For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)
We celebrate Juneteenth with a screening of Welcome to the Neighborhood, a short documentary exploring Mildred Howard’s family roots in the Bay Area and the impact of gentrification, followed by a conversation with the artist.
Extending the conversation on blackness and belonging articulated in About Things Loved, works on view this month explore the multiplicity of black art and its dialogue with dispossession, institutional collecting practices, black radical thought, and everyday life.
Explore this compelling selection of works by Black artists with the organizers of the exhibition.
An in-gallery discussion with the graduate-students organizers of the exhibition
Anticipating About Things Loved: Blackness and Belonging, this program aims for critical engagement around questions of belonging, curatorial possibilities, and the role of institutions.