Five Tables

Ongoing

Drop by our art study centers on Free First Thursdays for an up-close look at treasures from the BAMPFA collections.

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  • Art laid out for a Five Tables viewing at BAMPFA
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  • Thursday, December 6, 4–7 PM

    Five Tables of Portraits

    See how artists see themselves in this selection of works from the collection.

  • Thursday, November 1, 4–7 PM

    Five Tables of Buildings

    Images of architecture, from iconic skyscrapers to Main Street vernacular, ancient ruins to modern cityscapes.

  • Thursday, October 4, 4–7 PM

    CANCELLED: Five Tables of Dance and Drama

    Behold the expressive body across cultures: images of dancers, actors, and entertainers from Japan, France, India, and elsewhere.

  • Thursday, September 6, 4–7 PM

    Five Tables of the American West

    A photographic look at the West—the land and the myths—in works by Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Ant Farm, and more.

  • Thursday, August 2, 4–7 PM

    Five Tables of Animals, Wild and Fantastic

    Snakes and elephants and dragons, oh my! Come see works by Baua Devi, Joel Sternfeld, Zhou Xun, Giuseppe Scolari, Paul Ranson, and others.

  • Thursday, July 5, 4–7 PM

    Five Tables of Food, Glorious Food

    Art for your delectation: works by Wayne Thiebaud, Hiroshige, Paul Wonner, William Hogarth, and more.

  • Thursday, June 7, 4–7 PM

    Five Tables of Play

    Time for a serious look at fun in works by Yinka Shonibare, Peter Paone, Kaiho Yusetsu, Glen Friedman, and more.

  • Thursday, May 3, 4-7 PM

    Five Tables of Animals at Home and on the Farm

    We’ve rounded up works starring cows, horses, cats, and dogs for this collection-viewing session.

  • Thursday, April 5, 4-7 PM

    CANCELLED: Five Tables of Earth, Rock, Sand, and Dirt

    Get down to earth with photographs, prints, and conceptual works from the museum collection.

  • Thursday, March 1, 4-7 PM

    Five Tables of Tea Culture

    Ceramics and prints from the BAMPFA collection offer a taste of tea culture.

  • Thursday, February 1, 4–7 PM

    Five Tables of Abstraction

    Get an up-close look at treasures from the BAMPFA collections. This month, the spotlight is on abstraction.

  • Thursday, January 4, 4–7 PM

    Five Tables of XXS (Extra Extra Small) Art

    This month, we go small.