Apsara DiQuinzio, curator of modern and contemporary art and Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX Curator, leads a gallery tour.
Artists Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Olaitan Callender-Scott, Angela Hennessy, and Ramekon O’Arwisters share new work created with fabrics from the collection of the late Eli Leon, an Oakland-based collector, scholar, and champion of African American quiltmakers.
Art historian Julia F. Andrews presents a lecture reflecting on the rise of women as artists and as female subjects for art, in the context of the evolving status of women in twentieth-century China.
Hear the 2021 graduates of UC Berkeley’s Master of Fine Arts program talk about their work on view at BAMPFA.
Artist Sam Vernon offers a talk on the occasion of a new print project made in collaboration with the BAMPFA Film Library. Register for this event and receive a print piece in the mail!
Hear the 2020 graduates of UC Berkeley’s Master of Fine Arts program talk about their work on view at BAMPFA.
In conjunction with BAMPFA’s presentation of Kathleen Collins’s Losing Ground, watch a live conversation and Q&A about Collins’s work with Nina Collins, Eisa Davis, Geetha Ramanathan, Dawn L. Troupe, and John Wilkins.
Artists Indira Allegra and Josh Faught talk with Jenelle Porter, guest curator of Kay Sekimachi: Geometries, about how Sekimachi has impacted their approaches to working with fiber and about the history of teaching and learning weaving in the Bay Area.
On the occasion of BAMPFA’s presentation of Kathleen Collins’s Losing Ground, watch a conversation with actor/directors Seret Scott and Dawn L. Troupe, moderated by Neyat Yohannes.
In conjunction with BAMPFA’s presentation of Tell Them We Were Here, watch a live conversation with the film’s directors, Griff and Keelan Williams; artist Nigel Poor; and BAMPFA Director Julie Rodrigues Widholm.
Discover the innovative practices of three artists who have turned to textiles—incorporating or referring to them in their work—in this discussion moderated by BAMPFA Director Julie Rodrigues Widholm, presented in conjunction with Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective.
Watch a live conversation and Q&A with BAMPFA Student Committee members Collette Keating and Amaris L’Heureux and student filmmakers.
Three celebrated members of the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland—Frances Porter, Teri Green, and LaQuita Tummings—host a studio visit, sharing their quilt journeys and displaying some of their fabulous creations.
Watch a conversation with Jill Li, the director of Lost Course, and Rachel E. Stern, professor of law and political science at UC Berkeley.
Watch a conversation with Nurith Aviv, the director of Yiddish, and Chana Kronfeld, Bernie H. Williams Professor of Modern Hebrew, Yiddish, and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley.
Join Clair Farley, director of the San Francisco Office of Transgender Initiatives, and Jenna Rapues, program director of Gender Health SF at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, to hear their perspectives in a conversation moderated by writer and clinical social worker Mere Abrams.
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.
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
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.
In conjunction with BAMPFA’s streaming presentation of Zappa, watch a livestream conversation and Q&A with director Alex Winter; Mike J. Nichols, who edited the film; and pianist Sarah Cahill.
BAMPFA Curatorial Assistant Lucia Olubunmi Momoh discusses a carte de visite of American civil rights icon Sojourner Truth.
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.
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.
Watch a live conversation and Q&A with Edo Avant Garde director Linda Hoaglund and Harvard University professor Yukio Lippit, an eminent American scholar of Japanese art.
Watch a live conversation and Q&A with Ric Burns, the director of Oliver Sacks: His Own Life; Kate Edgar, executive director of the Oliver Sacks Foundation; and photographer and writer Bill Hayes; moderated by professor Indre Viskontas.
In conjunction with BAMPFA’s streaming presentation of White Riot, watch a conversation with the film’s director, Rubika Shah, and writer, editor, and musician V. Vale.
Go behind the scenes of the prodemocracy protests in Hong Kong with this recorded panel conversation accompanying the film We Have Boots, with Evans Chan, Alex Yong Kang Chow, Sheena Chestnut Greitens, Jerome A. Cohen, and Rachel Stern.
Cosponsored by the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley School of Law
Watch a recording of a live conversation and Q&A with Ryan Shah, the Cal student who provided the music for this year’s CineSpin program, and BAMPFA Student Committee members Collette Keating, Katherine Schloss, and Julia Cunningham.
Hear acclaimed New Delhi–based photographer Gauri Gill discuss the evolution of her practice and collaborative projects in this recorded talk.
Join a diverse panel of participants, including artist Edie Fake, for a live discussion about the practical challenges of housing and the experience of “home” in relation to trans bodies, families, and communities. Register by September 11 to receive a link to the Zoom webinar.
Artist Ron Nagle is joined in conversation by his longtime friend the internationally celebrated tattoo artist Don Ed Hardy.
BAMPFA Associate Director of Administration Rachael Dickson shares her responses to the painting Four Brushtrokes Over Figure by Hyun-Sook Song.
Watch a live conversation and Q&A with Irmi directors Veronica Selver and Susan Fanshel, and Todd Boekelheide, who composed the film’s score.
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.
Watch a live conversation and Q&A with Brett Story, the director of The Hottest August, and writer Meehan Crist.
BAMPFA Director of Education and Academic Relations Sherry Goodman discusses Ad Reinhardt's all-black painting.
Scholars Elaine Yau, Horace Ballard, and Lisa Gail Collins shed new light on Tompkins, her cultural context, and her place in modern and contemporary art.
In this recorded talk, UC Berkeley geographers Richard Walker and Seth Lunine discuss timely themes from the exhibition Lands of Promise and Peril: Geographies of California, including mining and environmentalism, agriculture and immigration, suburbanization and segregation, and Black power and policing.
Watch a live conversation and Q&A with Ramona S. Diaz, the director of A Thousand Cuts, and documentary filmmaker and UC Berkeley Professor of Visual Journalism Andrés Cediel.
In conjunction with BAMPFA’s streaming presentation of John Lewis: Good Trouble, a new documentary on the life of the civil rights leader and congressman, watch a live conversation and Q&A with director Dawn Porter and journalist Otis R. Taylor Jr.
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.