Artists, curators, scholars, and others share their insights on BAMPFA exhibitions, the arts, and other cultural topics.
Senior Curator for Asian Art Julia White leads a gallery tour. Photo: George Alfaro
The curator of Master Traces, Transcultural Visions explores the important role of narrative art in Buddhist teachings.
The two artists explore their twenty-year history of collaboration and artistic dialogue.
For the second of our Way Bay Days, four speakers take on four Bay Area artists: Xara Thustra, Kay Sekimachi, Carlos Villa, and Alice Anne Parker (Severson).
Iconic Berkeley recording artist Brandon “Lil B” McCartney presents photographic works and “extremely rare art,” sharing his unique focus on compassion, unrestrained creative expression, and the power of positive thinking.
Book signing follows discussion.
This panel takes a fresh look at Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s influential book Dictee and its relationship to the rest of the artist’s work.
Our panelists revisit the legacy of Bay Area artist Carlos Villa, whose Worlds in Collision project addressed multiculturalism, education, activism, and identity politics.
Two celebrated Bay Area artists engage in a public conversation about their approaches to making politically driven art.
UC Berkeley art history professor Olson explores the theme of female violence in two works on view in Agony in Effigy.
Curators from across the country convene for a conversation about current feminist curatorial practices.
See rare archeological objects from the East Bay’s shell mounds—traces of the fishing villages established by an ancient people thousands of years ago—and hear from a panel of Native Californian artists and others.
The artist discusses his current exhibition Lost Sister in the context of his other recent photo installations.
Oakland-based art production organization House of Malico presents a discussion exploring contemporary issues affecting the social, cultural, and mental health of black people.
In the first of our Way Bay Days, four speakers take on four Bay Area artists: Saburo Hasegawa, Ruth Wall, Ludwig Choris, and Harry Jacobus.
Cannizzo explores Cha’s art through the lens of her influential artist’s book, weaving in Cha’s long history with UC Berkeley and BAMPFA.
The curator of Agony in Effigy shares his insights into artistic depictions of bodily suffering and violence in this exhibition walk-through.
Agony in Effigy curator Philippe Pirotte and UC Berkeley professor Niklaus Largier offer historical and cultural context for the exhibition’s varied and affecting images of pain and suffering.
Heikes talks about art and alchemy and offers an overview of his wide-ranging practice, with an emphasis on the works featured in Jay Heikes / MATRIX 269.
The two scholars present lectures that deepen and expand our understanding of the late Ming-dynasty painter's work, life, and times.
Join the curators of To the Letter for an in-depth look at the exhibition.
Navigate the evocative installation of Way Bay with the exhibition curators as they share insights into their process and selections.