Fred Wilson: Wanderer, 2003; painted wood and printed paper; 54 1/2 x 15 1/4 x 22 3/4 in.; University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; purchase made possible by the Acquisitions Committee Fund, General Acquisitions Fund, and Norma H. Schlesinger, Andrew and Paul Spiegel Fund. 2004.7.
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.
Ramón de Santiago, a PhD candidate in UC Berkeley's Department of History of Art, leads us through scenes depicted in BAMPFA's magnificent fifteenth-century Flemish tapestry, Ecce Homo.
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.