Senior Curator for Asian Art Julia White leads a gallery tour. Photo: George Alfaro
A visiting scholar from UC Berkeley’s Center for Japanese Studies lead an expert tour of Ink, Paper, Silk.
MATRIX artist Arthur Jafa and UC Berkeley professor Stephen Best talk about the move from the cinema screen to the gallery, the politics of aesthetics, and the turn toward “Afropessimism.”
A lively and accessible explanation of the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics—key concepts in modern physics that inform artworks on view in Dimensionism.
The curator of Dimensionism explores how this groundbreaking exhibition examines the intersection of art and science in the modern era.
Join the curator of Dimensionism for an exhibition walk-through that grapples with how early twentieth-century scientific advances informed the vision of innovative midcentury artists.
The exhibition curator speaks about Hujar’s compelling work and presents a screening of Peter Hujar: Immersion.
This symposium brings together critical perspectives on the artist, positioning Quaytman’s innovations within the history of abstraction in the United States and abroad.
The curator of Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static offers an overview of the exhibition, tracing the trajectory of Quaytman’s career.
Artist Matti Braun speaks sbout Indian physicist Vikram Sarabhai.
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Young offers insights into Quarles’s work, including the dynamics of excess, visibility, and form as instruments of black queer longing.
Sherpa, a Tibetan artist whose works are featured in Boundless, explores themes of displacement and identity as he recounts his artistic journey.
Scholar and collector Templeton and art historian Harpster offer their informative perspectives on works in Old Masters in a New Light.
Art historian Lusheck delves into intriguing issues of artistic style and connoisseurship, showing why attribution and an appreciation of the “hand of the artist” truly mattered in the European Renaissance.
The MATRIX artist discusses her work with the exhibition curator, illuminating the important role of ambiguity in Quarles’s representation of race and sexual identity.
Lin examines works in Master Traces, Transcultural Visions to highlight the importance of lineage and courtly culture in Tibetan Buddhism.
Barbara Stauffacher Solomon talks about her new Art Wall with former BAMPFA director Jacquelynn Baas, who curated the project.
In this exhibition walk-through, BAMPFA Assistant Curator Matthew Coleman explores Hujar’s distinctive and arresting photographic style and imagery.
In this illustrated talk, Joanne Leonard discusses her photographic work and the places and spaces of women’s lives.
The curator of Peter Hujar: Speed of Life shares insights into Hujar’s arresting vision of the downtown Manhattan underground of the 1970s and 1980s.
The co-curators of Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen discuss lost languages and the politics of ephemerality in this exhibition walkthrough.
Five speakers take on five Bay Area artists: Judith Scott, Lew Thomas, Frank Moore, Fred Martin, and Sara Kathryn Arledge.
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.