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  • 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 

  • 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 

  • Tuesday, December 10, 6:00 PM

    Curator's Circle: Sylvia Fein/MATRIX 275 Wine & Walkthrough

    BAMPFA Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder and the remarkable Sylvia Fein join Curator's Circle members for a reception and preview tour of the exhibition Sylvia Fein / MATRIX 275

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

  • Monday, October 28, 5:30 PM

    CANCELED: Curator's Circle: Reception | A + D Lecture: San Quentin Project

    Join us for wine and small bites in BAMPFA’s Babette cafe before tonight's Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA lecture, which features Nigel Poor's San Quentin Project. As co-host of this event, Shannon Jackson  — Associate Vice Chancellor for the Arts + Design — will share thoughts about the significance of the project, in dialogue with featured artists and speakers, Nigel Poor and Michael Nelson. 

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

  • Friday, October 4, 2019

    Curator's Circle: Hinges Wine & Walkthrough

    Join Senior Curator of Asian Art Julia White, fellow Curator’s Circle members, and special guests for a festive reception in Babette followed by an intimate tour of Hinges: Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting.

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

  • Saturday, September 28, 2019

    OFFSITE Curator's Circle: Kramlich Residence and Collection Tour & Lunch

    Join BAMPFA Curator's Circle and Trustees for a rare, personal guided tour of the Kramlich Residence and Collection, led by Director of the Kramlich Collection, Aebhric Coleman. 

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

  • Wednesday, September 11, 6:00 PM

    Curator's Circle: Strange Wine & Walkthrough

    Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder joins Curator’s Circle members for a festive reception at Babette, followed by a tour of the thought-provoking exhibition Strange.

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

  • Thursday, August 1, 6:00 PM

    Curator's Circle: Dennis Feldman: Photographs Reception & Artist's Chat

    Curator's Circle members join photographer Dennis Feldman and exhibition curator Elaine Y. Yau for a reception and intimate tour to celebrate the opening of Dennis Feldman: Photographs.

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

  • Wednesday, July 24, 6 PM

    Curator's Circle: No Horizon: Helen Mirra and Sean Thackrey Wine & Walkthrough

    Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder and artists Helen Mirra and Sean Thackrey will guide Curator's Circle members through No Horizon: Helen Mirra and Sean Thackrey, discussing their practices and the works included in the exhibition.

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

  • Saturday, June 22, 2019

    Curator's Circle: Rock 'n' Roll Film to Table with David E. James

    Curator's Circle members are invited to join author David E. James for dinner at Babette following his illustrated lecture Rock 'n' Film: Cinema's Dance with Popular Music.

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

  • Thursday, May 16, 6 PM

    Curator's Circle: About Things Loved Wine & Walkthrough

    Curator’s Circle members will join participating artists and  graduate students for a reception in BAMPFA's Babette Café to celebrate the opening of About Things Loved: Blackness and Belonging. Associate Professors Lauren Kroiz and Leigh Raiford will lead a fascinating tour of the exhibition and share highlights, challenges, and insights from the process of conceiving and planning this exhibition with their students.

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

  • Tuesday, April 23, 6:30 PM

    OFFSITE Curator's Circle: Wolfe-Brown Home & Collection Tour

    Join Curator's Circle members for an intimate collection tour at the home of Kirsten Wolfe and Andrew Brown. The evening will include a lively discussion with BAMPFA Director Larry Rinder.

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

  • Thursday, April 4, 6 PM

    Curator's Circle: Wine & Walkthrough of the Goodman Belco Photography Collection

    Curator Sandra S. Phillips joins Curator’s Circle members for a festive reception at Babette, followed by a tour of the exhibition Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman & Victoria Belco Photography Collection.

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

  • Thursday, March 14, 6:30 PM

    Curator's Circle: Collector Chat | Home & Collection Tour with Deborah & Andy Rappaport

    Join Curator's Circle and 2019 Gala Host Committee members for an intimate and artful gathering at the home of Deborah and Andy Rappaport. The evening will include a lively discussion among the Rappaports and BAMPFA curator Apsara DiQuinzio.

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

  • Tuesday, March 12, 5:30 PM

    Curator's Circle: Catherine Wagner Artist Chat & Book Signing

    OFFSITE—Join us to celebrate artist Catherine Wagner and her site-specific installation Sala degli Imperatori at Saint Joseph's Arts Society. Wagner will be inconversation with BAMPFA Director Larry Rinder. Book signing to follow.

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

  • Tuesday, March 5, 6:00 PM

    Curator's Circle: Hans Hofmann Wine & Walkthrough

    Curator Emerita Lucinda Barnes joins Curator’s Circle members for a festive reception at Babette, followed by a tour of the monumental exhibition Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction.

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

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019, 6 PM

    Curator's Circle: Reception & Screening with Arthur Jafa in Conversation

    Curator's Circle member reception and tickets to screening and public program featuring Arthur Jafa in conversation with Greg Tate.

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

  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 3:10 PM

    Curator's Circle: Film to Table with James Ivory

    Director James Ivory introduces a screening of his early films and shorts, then joins us for conversation and dinner at Babette. 

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

  • Saturday, January 26, 10:30 AM

    Curator's Circle: Coffee with the Curators

    Join us for a convivial breakfast reception in Babette cafe, followed by curatorial presentations about the most exciting exhibtion and film programs coming up in the year ahead.

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

  • Saturday, January 19, 11:30 AM

    Curator's Circle: Private Tour & VIP Access to Untitled, San Francisco

    Join fellow BAMPFA Curator's Circle members for a light breakfast and intimate tour of the groundbreaking art fair, Untitled, San Francisco now in a new location at Pier 35.

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

  • Wednesday, January 9, 6:00 PM

    Curator's Circle: MATRIX Chat with Masako Miki

    Artist Masako Miki in conversation with Curatorial Assistant Matthew Coleman, followed by a delicious reception catered by Babette.

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

  • Wednesday, November 28, 6 PM

    Curator's Circle: Wine & Walkthrough with the Old Masters

    Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder and special guest Alan Templeton will guide Curator's Circle members through Old Masters in a New Light: Rediscovering the European Collection and share highlights and discoveries related to the exhibition.

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

  • Sunday, November 4

    Curator's Circle: Film to Table with Katinka Faragó

    Curator’s Circle members are invited to a screening of Ingmar Bergman’s late film After the Rehearsal (1984), featuring Swedish filmmaker Katinka Faragó in conversation with Susan Oxtoby, and followed by an intimate dinner with both.

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

  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    Curator's Circle: Artist Chat | Home & Collection Tour

    Please join fellow Curator's Circle members for an intimate and artful gathering at the home of John and Gretchen Berggruen. The evening will include a lively discussion between BAMPFA curator Apsara DiQuinzio and artist Alicia McCarthy.

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

  • Thursday, October 18

    Curator's Circle: Harvey Quaytman Exhibition Preview & Dinner

    Preview Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static with curator Apsara DiQuinzio, followed by a festive dinner.

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