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  • Reclining male nude drawing
    Tuesday, August 10, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

    The Enduring Mark: Curator's Circle Reception and Walkthrough with Musical Interludes

    Please join fellow Curator's Circle members for a festive reception to celebrate the opening of The Enduring Mark: Six Centuries of Drawing from the Gray Collection. The exhibition, organized by The Art Institute of Chicago, travelled to New York’s Morgan Library and Museum before coming to BAMPFA. The Enduring Mark features a collection of works on paper representing 600 years of Western art, assembled by one of America’s foremost art dealers and connoisseurs, Richard Gray—along with his wife, art historian Mary L. Gray. The evening will include wine and bites from Babette Cafe, period musical accompaniment, and an exhibition tour led by Lawrence Rinder, BAMPFA director emeritus.

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above.

  • Sunday, July 18, 5–7 PM

    Welcome Back to BAMPFA! Curator's Circle Reception and Exclusive Gallery Access

    Please join BAMPFA Director Julie Rodrigues Widholm and Associate Curator Elaine Yau for a special gathering to mark the reopening of the museum and the final weekend of the acclaimed exhibition Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective.

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above.

  • Thursday, June 24, 4 PM

    Teatime Thursday: Susan Oxtoby on Ulrike Ottinger

    Join us for a conversation with Susan Oxtoby, BAMPFA director of film and senior film curator, who will speak about Ulrike Ottinger’s work in relationship to the Matrix 276 exhibition and the streaming spotlight series East Meets West: The Films of Ulrike Ottinger, both on view through July 18. 

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above.

  • Thursday, May 27, 4 PM

    Teatime Thursday: Jenelle Porter on Kay Sekimachi

    Join us online for KAY SEKIMACHI: Geometries, a conversation with Jenelle Porter, BAMPFA guest curator. 

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above.

  • Thursday, April 22

    Teatime Thursday: Claire Frost on Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Collection

    Join us for Mirrored Motions: The Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Collection, a conversation with Curatorial Assistant Claire Frost.

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above.

  • Thursday, March 25, 4 PM

    Teatime Thursday: Lynne Kimura on Curating Latin American Art with Graduate Students

    Join us for FROM THE CLASSROOM TO THE GALLERY: Latin American Art, a conversation with Lynne Kimura about BAMPFA’s latest curatorial collaboration with UC Berkeley graduate students. 

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above.

  • Thursday, February 25, 4 PM

    Teatime Thursday: Kate MacKay on the New Brazilian Cinema

    Join us for SPOTLIGHT: The New Brazilian Cinema with Associate Film Curator Kate MacKay

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above.

  • Jade Ariana Fair in her Oakland studio
    Thursday, January 28, 4 PM

    Teatime Thursday: Black Life with Ryanaustin Dennis and Ruth Gebreyesus

    Join us for Black Life as Institutional Ecology with Guest Curators Ryanaustin Dennis and Ruth Gebreyesus.

  • Thursday, October 29, 4 PM

    CANCELED: Tea Time Thursday: Bloom with Artist Trevor Paglen

    Join us for BLOOM: Walk-through with Artist Trevor Paglen, followed by a conversation with BAMPFA Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Apsara DiQuinzio.

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above

  • Portrait of a Free Woman of Color by François Fleischbein
    Thursday, October 29, 4 PM

    Tea Time Thursday: Art of Erasure with Lucia Momoh

    Join us for ART OF ERASURE: Antebellum Portraits of Free Black Women with Curatorial Assistant Lucia Olubunmi Momoh

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above

  • Installation shot of The Possible, BAMPFA, 2014
    Thursday, October 15, 4 PM

    Tea Time Thursday: Studio Visit with Guest Artist David Wilson

    Join us for Extending Invitations: Studio Visit with Guest Artist David Wilson, where he will share his recent projects and talk about his unique role as an artist within the museum.

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above

  • Thursday, October 1, 4 PM

    Tea Time Thursday: Elaine Yau on Rosie Lee Tompkins

    Join Elaine Yau, BAMPFA’s new associate curator of the Eli Leon Living Trust Collection of African American Quilts, for Following Rosie Lee Tompkins: Reflections on the Exhibition.

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above

  • Adam Theis and Shaina Evoniuk
    Thursday, September 17, 4 PM

    Tea Time Thursday: Sean Carson on Performance During Coronavirus

    Join BAMPFA Program Manager Sean Carson for Stayin’ Alive: Performance During Coronavirus

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above

  • BAMPFA Film Vault
    Thursday, September 3, 4 PM

    Tea Time Thursday: Susan Oxtoby and Antonella Bonfanti on BAMPFA film archive

    Join BAMPFA Director of Film and Senior Film Curator Susan Oxtoby and Film Collection Supervisor Antonella Bonfanti for Activating the Archive: A Look Inside BAMPFA’s Film Collection.

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above

  • Still from Sugarcoated Arsenic by Kevin Jerome Everson and Claudrena Harold
    Thursday, August 20, 4 PM

    Tea Time Thursday: Kate MacKay in conversation with filmmakers Kevin Jerome Everson and Claudrena N. Harold

    Join filmmakers Kevin Jerome Everson and Claudrena N. Harold in conversation with BAMPFA Associate Film Curator Kate MacKay about their Black Fire films and experiences of Black students and faculty on college campuses across the country.

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above

  • Geritz interviewing Mancia
    Thursday, August 6, 4 PM

    Tea Time Thursday: Kathy Geritz on film curators Edith Kramer and Adrienne Mancia

    Join BAMPFA Film Curator Kathy Geritz for The Art of Curating Film: The Enduring Influence of Edith Kramer and Adrienne Mancia, a discussion of these two legendary female film curators' legacy.

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above

  • Yoshitoshi: The Old Woman Retrieves Her Arm
    Thursday, July 23, 4 PM

    Tea Time Thursday: Lynne Kimura on Taiso Yoshitoshi

    Join Collections Engagement Associate and Academic Liaison Lynne Kimura for Yoshitoshi's Prints Up Close, a discussion of Brave Warriors and Fantastic Tales: The World According to Yoshitoshi, an exhibition of the exceptional prints from late in the career of the last great ukiyo-e print designer.

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above

  • Thursday, July 9, 4 PM

    Tea Time Thursday: Claire Frost on Eva Hesse’s Test Pieces

    Join Curatorial Assistant Claire Frost for “It Is Something, It Is Nothing”, a discussion of Eva Hesse’s Test Pieces and Conceptual Art.

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above

  • Thursday, June 25, 4 PM

    Tea Time Thursday: Julia White on Wesley Tongson

    Join Senior Curator for Asian Art Julia White and Wesley Tongson's sister, Cynthia Tongson, for a discussion of her late brother's life as an artist and a sneak peek at Song and Dance with Brush and Ink exhibition.

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above

  • Thursday, June 11, 4 PM

    Tea Time Thursday: Larry Rinder on Hannah Ryggen

    Join BAMPFA Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder for Hannah Ryggen: Fighting Facism with Art, a discussion of MATRIX 278, the first US presentation of the artist’s antifascist works from the 1930s and ’40s since a solo touring exhibition was organized by the Smithsonian Institution in 1955.

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above

  • POSTPONED: Curator's Circle: Sonoma Home and Collection Tours

    Join us for lunch in Sonoma and the opportunity to tour two remarkable homes and art collections with Larry Rinder.

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $10,000 level and above 

  • Thursday, May 28, 4 PM

    Virtual Tea Room: Julia White on Buddhist Art of Gandhara

    Join Senior Curator for Asian Art Julia White for a discussion of Beyond Boundaries: Buddhist Art of Gandhara, a landmark exhibition demonstrating the remarkable artistic production of a little-known region that ignited the transformation of Buddhist art on an international scale.

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above

  • Thursday, May 14, 4 PM

    Curator's Circle Virtual Tea Room: Lucia Momoh on Peace Now!

    Join Curatorial Assistant Lucia Olubunmi Momoh for a discussion of Peace Now!, the newest iteration of BAMPFA’s Art for Human Rights series. Lucia will talk about her curatorial vision and the museum's role in social and political activism.

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above

  • Thursday, April 30, 4:00 PM

    Curator's Circle Virtual Tea Room: Apsara DiQuinzio on New Time

    Please join online for an intimate, behind-the-scenes glimpse into a seminal exhibition in the pipeline with Apsara DiQuinzio, BAMPFA's senior curator of modern and contemporary art and Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX Curator.

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above

     

     

  • Tuesday, April 14, 6:00 PM

    POSTPONED: Curator's Circle: Brave Warriors and Fantastic Tales Wine & Walkthrough

    BAMPFA Curator's Circle members are invited for a reception and tour of Brave Warriors and Fantastic Tales: The World According to Yoshitoshi with collector Fernàn Franz Steiner and Senior Curator of Asian Art Julia White.

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

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above 

  • Wednesday, March 25, 6:30 PM

    POSTPONED: OFFSITE Curator's Circle Ulrike Ottinger MATRIX Chat

    Join us for dinner and chat with the artist at an art-filled home in celebration of Ulrike Ottinger / MATRIX 276.

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

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $5,000 level and above 

  • photograph of Rosie Lee Tompkins 1996 quilt
    Wednesday, February 19, 6:00 PM

    Curator's Circle: Rosie Lee Tompkins Wine & Walkthrough


    Please join BAMPFA Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder for a reception and tour of Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective.

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above 

  • Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 5:30 PM

    Curator's Circle: Reception & Screening with James Schamus

    Curator's Circle member reception and tickets to screening and public program featuring producer James Schamus in conversation.

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $2,500 level and above

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020

    Curator's Circle: Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter Wine & Walkthrough

    Join artist Ron Nagle and Apsara DiQuinzio for a reception and preview to celebrate the opening of Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter.

    Open to Curator’s Circle members at the $1,000 level and above