Gallery Talks, Lectures & Discussions

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Artists, curators, scholars, and others share their insights on BAMPFA exhibitions, the arts, and other cultural topics.

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  • Apsara DiQuinzio leading a gallery tour.

    Apsara DiQuinzio, curator of modern and contemporary art and Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX Curator, leads a gallery tour.

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  • Sunday, May 17, 3 PM

    CANCELED: Artist’s Talk: Gauri Gill

    “One of India’s most respected photographers” (New York Times) talks about the evolution of her photographic practice, her collaborative projects, and her ongoing engagement with rural India since 1999.

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

  • Saturday, May 16, 2 PM

    CANCELED: Lijin Collection Lecture by Julia F. Andrews: Women Artists in Twentieth-Century China: A Prehistory of the Contemporary

    Art historian Julia F. Andrews presents a lecture reflecting on the rise of women as artists and as subjects for art, in the context of the evolving status of women in twentieth-century China.

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

  • Friday, May 15, 6 PM

    CANCELED: MFA Artists’ Talks

    Meet the graduates of UC Berkeley’s Master of Fine Arts program as they talk about their recent work.

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

  • Friday, May 8, 12 PM

    CANCELED: Gallery Talk: Nathan Lynch on Ron Nagle

    Artist Nathan Lynch gives a talk focusing on Nagle’s work ethic, attention to detail, and unflinching pursuit of his best sculpture, as well as his humor and sense of style.

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

  • Saturday, April 4, 3:30 PM

    CANCELED: Conversation: Richard Walker and Seth Lunine

    Cultural geographers Walker and Lunine discuss themes integral to Lands of Promise and Peril: Geographies of California, including climate change, environmentalism, gentrification, and technological innovation.

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

  • Friday, April 3, 12 PM

    CANCELED: Gallery Talk: Steuart Pittman on Ron Nagle

    Oakland-based artist Steuart Pittman addresses recurring themes of humor, music, craftsmanship, and beauty in Ron Nagle’s work, as well as Nagle’s role as a teacher.

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

  • Wednesday, March 25, 12 PM

    CANCELED: Artist’s and Curator’s Talk: Ulrike Ottinger and Susan Oxtoby

    Join noted filmmaker, cinematographer, and photographer Ulrike Ottinger and curator Susan Oxtoby for an insightful tour of Ottinger’s MATRIX exhibition.

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

  • Saturday, March 7, 2 PM

    Conversation: Ron Nagle and Don Ed Hardy

    Artist Ron Nagle is joined in conversation by his longtime friend the internationally celebrated tattoo artist Don Ed Hardy.

  • Wednesday, March 4, and Friday, April 17, 12 PM

    CANCELED: Gallery Talks: When All That Is Solid Melts into Air

    The UC Berkeley student curators of When All That Is Solid Melts into Air offer their cultural and scholarly insights into the work on view.

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

  • Saturday, February 29, 2 PM

    Colloquium: Re-visioning the Art of Rosie Lee Tompkins

    Scholars Elaine Yau, Horace Ballard, and Lisa Gail Collins shed new light on Tompkins, her cultural context, and her place in modern and contemporary art.

    Note: An email announcement mistakenly listed this event's start time as 3 PM.

  • Friday, February 21, 12 PM; Sunday, February 23, 3 PM

    Gallery Talks: Lands of Promise and Peril

    The student curators of Lands of Promise and Peril present gallery talks mapping the exhibition’s themes and revealing their curatorial process and perspectives.

  • Wednesday, February 19, 12 PM

    Curator’s Talk: Elaine Yau on Rosie Lee Tompkins

    Explore the art and life of Rosie Lee Tompkins with a gallery talk by exhibition cocurator Elaine Yau.

  • Friday, February 14, 12 PM

    Gallery Talk: Juana Berrío on Ron Nagle

    Independent curator and writer Juana Berrío presents perspectives on Ron Nagle’s ceramic sculptures through the lenses of painting and music.

  • Wednesday, January 15, 12 PM

    Curator’s Talk: Apsara DiQuinzio on Ron Nagle

    Join exhibition curator Apsara DiQuinzio for an engaging, expert tour of Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter.