Artists, curators, scholars, and others share their insights on BAMPFA exhibitions, the arts, and other cultural topics.Read full description
Apsara DiQuinzio, curator of modern and contemporary art and Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX Curator, leads a gallery tour.
Poet Garrett Caples will discuss Bay Area painter Sylvia Fein’s life and art.
Artist Edie Fake discusses his new Art Wall project with exhibition organizer Elaine Yau, addressing the idea of queer space and the role of art in growing dialogue around trans rights.
Artist Nigel Poor presents collaborative projects she has worked on inside San Quentin Prison, including the work on view in The San Quentin Project and the award-winning podcast Ear Hustle; Michael Nelson, whose work is featured in the exhibition, joins her in conversation.
Contextualizing The San Quentin Project, this colloquium brings together UC Berkeley faculty from the fields of law, social welfare, and literature, along with artist Nigel Poor, to discuss the power of personal narrative and how narratives of incarceration have taken shape across disciplines.
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Complementing Hinges: Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting, this colloquium explores the fascinating relations between Chinese art of the Ming and Qing dynasties and Japanese art of the Edo period, especially Hyakusen’s role in the transformation of painting in eighteenth-century Japan.
Exhibition curator Julia White introduces the first US exhibition focused on the art of Sakaki Hyakusen, the founding father of the Nanga school of painting in Japan.
Beirut- and Bay Area–based, internationally acclaimed author Rabih Alameddine joins BAMPFA Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder for a conversation on concepts of “strangeness.”
Exploring the multifaceted work of British-born American painter Gordon Onslow Ford, this symposium features talks by contributors to the recent monograph Gordon Onslow Ford: A Man on a Green Island.
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MATRIX artist Kader Attia is joined in conversation by Stefania Pandolfo, a professor of anthropology at UC Berkeley.
The curator of Dennis Feldman: Photographs places Feldman’s work in the context of the social documentary practices of his mentors Walker Evans and Robert Frank, and focuses on Feldman’s distinctive approach to mass media images of the 1970s.
Belzer offers an artist’s perspective on Hans Hofmann’s use of nature as essential source material for his abstract imagery.
Collector Goodman and curator Phillips illuminate the works on view in Unlimited and discuss the experience of collecting and curating photography from their personal perspectives.
We celebrate Juneteenth with a screening of Welcome to the Neighborhood, a short documentary exploring Mildred Howard’s family roots in the Bay Area and the impact of gentrification, followed by a conversation with the artist.
Graphic designer, artist, and author Marcus discusses his experimental visible language design and his career-long engagement with signs, symbols, and typographic compositions.
One of India’s leading art historians discusses the work of the great eighteenth-century Indian painter Nainsukh and describes the long and complex paths he took to find his way to the artist.
Regretfully, this event has been canceled.
An in-gallery discussion with the graduate-students organizers of the exhibition
Sims offers an exhibition walk-through focusing on emerging artists of the American West.
Meet the graduates of UC Berkeley’s Master of Fine Arts program as they discuss their recent work.
Embracing the remarkable range of Frederick Hammersley’s work—from abstract painting and documentary photography to computer drawing—this colloquium focuses on several of his key modes of art making and the subtle relationships among them.
Zurier leads an exhibition walk-through reflecting on Hofmann’s use of color, composition, and spatial dynamics.
This lecture introduces three extraordinary personalities whose paths crossed in cosmopolitan Shanghai in the 1930s: the collector-connoisseur Wu Hufan, the German scholar Victoria Contag, and the young artist and law student C. C. Wang.
Coleman leads an exhibition walk-through tracing motifs in Hofmann’s work from his early studio days to his later, large-scale abstract paintings.
Anticipating About Things Loved: Blackness and Belonging, this program aims for critical engagement around questions of belonging, curatorial possibilities, and the role of institutions.
The curator of Unlimited leads a close look at pictures by Bay Area photographers and places them in the context of Asian and European works also on view.
The artist discusses his new Art Wall commission, his techniques, and his work's connections to Mexican muralism, graffiti, and political protest.
Kathryn Roszak offers a dancer’s insights into Get Dancin’, focusing on images of dancers she especially admires.
Leading authorities on the work of Hans Hofmann convene for a fresh look at the artist’s achievement in light of new scholarship.
Join the curator of the new Hans Hofmann retrospective for an exhibition walk-through highlighting connections between the artist’s iconic late-career paintings and his remarkable and prescient works from the 1930s and ’40s.
Leading UC Berkeley faculty members in mathematics, astrophysics, biophysics, and the history of science join the curator of Dimensionism for a fascinating look at how scientific advances of the early to mid-twentieth century permeated the world of modern art.
Artist John Zurier joins curator Apsara DiQuinzio for a multifaceted look at Harvey Quaytman’s art.
The MATRIX artist talks about Shinto traditions in Japan and how they have manifested in her felt sculptures and installation work.