Workshop: Back Patches with Feral Fabric
Join this intergenerational workshop and find out how undomesticated cloth can be! We’ll look at fabric’s history as a radical tool for communication and make back patches and flags that reflect ourselves, our communities, and our values.
Programmed by Alayna Tinney
Acclaimed recording artist/musician PC Muñoz and a panel of peers take a deep dive into how artists can create and thrive in a post-2020 world.
Programmed by Sean Carson
Do you miss the experience of making art in a collaborative, companionable space? In the spirit of BAMPFA’s Art Lab, join facilitator Alayna Boots Tinney for a free-form, all-ages drop-in art session, using any materials and techniques you choose.
Learn about the remarkable palette potential of plant-based dye in this workshop with textile artists Kristine Vejar and Adrienne Rodriguez, authors of the new book Journeys in Natural Dyeing: Techniques for Creating Color at Home.
Two leading African American quilt artists explore Rosie Lee Tompkins’s work and its resonance with their own in a live conversation moderated by Elaine Yau, cocurator of BAMPFA’s Tompkins retrospective.
A recorded conversation between several contributors to MATRIX 277, which explores and honors the rich legacy of the San Francisco Art Institute on the occasion of its 150th anniversary.
Post:Ballet presents the premiere of La Folia, a ballet duet, along with other works.
Programmed by Sean Carson
Powerhouse vocalist and songwriter Destani Wolf mixes live performance and multimedia in this special event.
Programmed by Sean Carson
Join New York Times art critic Roberta Smith and BAMPFA Director Emeritus Lawrence Rinder for a lively and searching conversation about the art of Rosie Lee Tompkins.
Meet multidisciplinary artist Rob Moss Wilson on Zoom to explore drawing techniques for feeling free, getting loose, and having fun. All ages welcome!
Artist Michele Pred presents a feminist digital art parade that combines recordings of two parades performed in New York and Oakland with live music, guest speakers, sing-alongs, and more.
Hear acclaimed New Delhi–based photographer Gauri Gill discuss the evolution of her practice and collaborative projects in this recorded talk.
A new dance work from inkBoat followed by a live interview and participatory exercise.
Edie Fake’s Little Strangers establishes the content and provides the title for a performance video by SKYNSUIT (Bashir Naim and Shamu Azizam).
Black Life host Ryanaustin Dennis speaks speaks with writer and thinker Akande X, whose work explores the intersection of blackness, comedy, the Internet, and politics.
Black Life host Ryanaustin Dennis speaks with Oakland-based musician, nightlife organizer, producer, and DJ MahaWam.
Grex presents "Blood" and "Moon Baby."
Bassist Lisa Mezzacappa and guitarist John Finkbeiner perform from New, Improved Recording in Oakland, California.
Theresa Wong and Ellen Fullman reveal their music recording process while sheltering in place at home.
Husband-and-wife duo Adam Theis and Shaina Evoniuk of Jazz Mafia perform from home.
Violist Charlton Lee and cellist Kathryn Bates of Del Sol Quartet perform from home, including two pieces composed during shelter-in-place.
Ava Koohbor reads “Time Recycled.”
James Cagney reads “The Ending of Things” and “Compliance.”
Sara Wintz reads “Buddy.”
Farnoosh Fathi reads “Morning Poem (Undie Popovers).”
Sunnylyn Thibodeaux reads “Notes from the Fire Escape.”
MK Chavez reads “The Great Mother.”
Tongo Eisen-Martin reads “I Do Not Know the Spelling of Money” and “The Chicago Prairie Fire.”
Maw Shein Win reads “Quiver, fern,” “Stranger,” “The Parlors,” and “The Soft Part of the Brain.”
Josiah Luis Alderete reads “somos . . .”
Michal “MJ” Jones reads “Gone” and “Unnamed.”
Raina León reads “For Aurélia on the 16th day of self-isolation, March 28, 2020.”
BAMPFA Adjunct Curator Constance Lewallen considers a favorite work by Bay Area artist Paul Kos, the sculptural balancing act Equilibre II.
BAMPFA Adjunct Senior Curator for Photography Sandra Phillips closely observes Lee Friedlander’s photograph New Mexico (2000), whose stunning composition she sees as “miraculously conceived in the moment,” finding levels of meaning in the evocatively empty street scene.
BAMPFA Curatorial Assistant Lucia Olubunmi Momoh discusses a carte de visite of American civil rights icon Sojourner Truth.
Delphine Sims, a PhD candidate in UC Berkeley’s History of Art Department, reflects on local photographer James Oliver Mitchell’s multivalent portrait of Beat-era poet Diane di Prima.
BAMPFA Student Committee Co-chair Saffron Sener looks at Hans Hofmann’s painting And out of the Caves the Night Threw a Handful of Pale Tumbling Pigeons in the Light through the lens of its title, a line from Rainer Maria Rilke’s Sonnets to Orpheus.
BAMPFA Curatorial Assistant Claire Frost discusses one of Eva Hesse’s intriguing Test Pieces in this recorded talk.
BAMPFA Media Relations Manager AJ Fox shares his very personal experience encountering the video installation Simulated Marin Tour.
Claire Ittner, a doctoral candidate in UC Berkeley's History of Art Department, explores Romare Bearden's collage Berkeley: A City and Its People.
BAMPFA Associate Director of Administration Rachael Dickson shares her responses to the painting Four Brushtrokes Over Figure by Hyun-Sook Song.
Recent UC Berkeley graduate Jamie Danis offers timely insights into Fred Wilson’s powerful and provocative artwork titled Wanderer (2003).
BAMPFA Collections Engagement Associate and Academic Liaison Lynne Kimura discusses a Chinese painting of the Bodhisattva Manjusri.
BAMPFA Director of Education and Academic Relations Sherry Goodman discusses Ad Reinhardt's all-black painting.