Lands of Promise and Peril: Geographies of California

December 11, 2019–April 26, 2020

Temporarily Closed
This student-curated exhibition maps California’s many contradictions as a place of beauty and brutality, prosperity and inequality, sanctuary and exclusion.

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  • Richard Misrach: Untitled (OF 104-91: Swimming Pool), from 1991: The Oakland-Berkeley Fire Aftermath, 1991; archival pigment print; 59 1/2 x 75 in.; BAMPFA, gift of the artist.

    Richard Misrach: Untitled (OF 104-91: Swimming Pool), from 1991: The Oakland-Berkeley Fire Aftermath, 1991; archival pigment print; 59 1/2 x 75 in.; BAMPFA, gift of the artist.

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  • Thursday, February 27, 5 PM

    Reading: Susan Straight

    Award-winning author Susan Straight reads from her family memoir In the Country of Women, which Joyce Carol Oates called “a beautiful book . . . the most populated, celebratory, filled-with-life memoir of our time.”

  • 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.