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Sunday, October 30, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

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Sunday, October 30, 2022
2 PM
Tours of Undoing Time are led by students from the Berkeley Underground Scholars program, which supports formerly incarcerated and systems-impacted students.
Sunday, October 30, 2022
4 PM
Pier Paolo Pasolini,
Italy,
1964,
(137 mins)

Imported 35mm Print 

“Pasolini’s most satisfying movie. . . . The director’s Catholicism and Marxism serve him well here [but] the film’s beauty . . . derives from its simplicity” (Time Out).
Sunday, October 30, 2022
4 PM
Poetry by inaugural poet laureate of Monterey County Daniel Summerhill, and editor of Stellium literary magazine and MoAD poet in residence Nefertiti Asanti.

Included with admission

7 PM
Sunday, October 30, 2022
7 PM
Jeff Barnaby,
Canada,
2014,
(88 mins)
Set on the Red Crow Mi’kmaq reservation in 1976, Rhymes for Young Ghouls plays with genre to address the damage wrought by Canada’s residential schools on generations of First Nations people. The film “makes this part of our collective history accessible in a way that no Royal Commission or official report can hope to match” (Chelsea Vowel, CBC).
  • Hertha D. Sweet Wong
    Introduction
    Hertha D. Sweet Wong is professor of English and associate dean of arts and humanities at UC Berkeley. 
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Wednesday, November 2, 2022
12:15 PM
Tours of Undoing Time are led by students from the Berkeley Underground Scholars program, which supports formerly incarcerated and systems-impacted students.
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
7 PM
Reid Davenport,
United States,
2022,
(76 mins)
Davenport reflects on matters of visibility, family, and the freak show in his latest personal documentary, winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s Directing Award for US Documentary.
In Conversation
  • Reid Davenport
  • James LeBrecht
    James LeBrecht is codirector and coproducer with Nicole Newnham of the Oscar nominated documentary, Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution.
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4 - 7 PM
  • Art
  • Free
  • In-Person
Thursday, November 3, 2022
4 - 7 PM
Before the chill of winter sets in, Five Tables of Gatherings hopes to invigorate viewers with the dynamism of human interaction—candid and staged. 

Free on first Thursday of the month

Series Five Tables
Thursday, November 3, 2022
12:45 PM
Edmund Campion, the Director of Berkeley's Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) traces a recurring story of human/technology disruptions that continue to upend and transform music and music making up to our current moment.

The event will also be livestreamed via Zoom webinar

Free and open to the public

1:15 PM
Thursday, November 3, 2022
1:15 PM
Expert tour guides share highlights of exhibitions on view throughout the museum.

Included with admission

Series Guided Tours
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Thursday, November 3, 2022
7 PM
Cristina Ibarra, Alex Rivera,
United States,
2019,
(95 mins)
This experimental hybrid of documentary and reenactment details the audacious effort by members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance to free other undocumented immigrants from inside a Florida detention center.
  • Andrés Cediel
    Introduction
    Andrés Cediel is a documentary filmmaker and professor of visual journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. 
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Friday, November 4, 2022
11:30 AM
Curator Julio Morales will talk about his current BAMPFA exhibition, Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration, which considers the cultures and institutions of confinement that have been centuries in the making.

The event will also be live-streamed via Zoom webinar

Free and open to the public


2 PM–7 PM
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Friday, November 4, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
  • Free
  • Performance
Friday, November 4, 2022
7 PM
Alexander Dovzhenko,
USSR,
1928,
(90 mins)

BAMPFA Collection
Free Admission

The BAMPFA Student Committee presents Alexander Dovzhenko’s Zvenigora; a mythic search for treasure in the mountains of the Ukraine, accompanied by the sounds of multi-instrumentalist and DJ Erika Bontrager.

Free admission. Tickets available at the admissions desk beginning at 4:30 PM.

  • Erika Bontrager
    Live Music
    Erika Bontrager is completing her degree in Psychology and Creative Writing at UC Berkeley. She first fell in love with music when dancing in The Nutcracker with live symphony accompaniment.
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Saturday, November 5, 2022
2–4 PM
Join guest curator Julio Morales, exhibition artists Stephanie Syjuco and Mario Ybarra, Jr., and Freedom Archives codirectors Claude Marks and Nathaniel Moore for a conversation that expands and explores the exhibition’s themes, including the artist as archivist/activist.

Included with admission

11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
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Saturday, November 5, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Saturday, November 5, 2022
5 PM
Tengiz Abuladze,
USSR,
1963,
(90 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

Abuladze’s humanist depiction of a small community and his central character’s coming of age—moving through the seasons, through war and then peace—is reminiscent of Satyajit Ray and Federico Fellini’s cinema.
Saturday, November 5, 2022
7 PM
Pier Paolo Pasolini,
Italy,
1966,
(89 mins)
The great Italian comic Totò plays opposite Pasolini discovery Ninetto Davoli in this Brechtian slapstick set in the time of St. Francis.
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11 AM–7 PM
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Sunday, November 6, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

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Sunday, November 6, 2022
2 PM

Co-presented by Art in the Parks and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Composer Raven Chacon debuts a new sound-work on Alcatraz, a sonic meditation on the histories of the island and its occupation for nineteen months beginning in November 1969 by the group Indians of All Tribes.
At Alcatraz Island

Sold Out

This performance has a flat ticket price for all audiences. The ticket is non-refundable and includes a ticket for the 1:05 PM ferry from Pier 33 in San Francisco as well as the performance on Alcatraz.

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Sunday, November 6, 2022
5 PM
(78 mins)
Fluxfilm Anthology, which was compiled by George Maciunas, the founder of Fluxus, is a document consisting of short films ranging from ten seconds to ten minutes in length.
7 PM
  • Film
Sunday, November 6, 2022
7 PM
Danny Lyon,
United States,
1985,
(82 mins)
Combining footage and images of the exuberant child Willie Jarmillo once was with the prematurely aged man he has become, Lyon reveals the vulnerable, generous person within the tough exterior of a lost soul in this poignant record of the destructive effects of prison on one young man.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2022
7 PM

Programmed by Sean Carson

Acclaimed Bay Area percussionist, recording artist, and producer PC Muñoz returns to BAMPFA with an evening of Debussy’s legendary “Clair de Lune,” rendered in three completely different ways.

Space for Full performances is limited

Tickets available soon
$14General Admission
$12Seniors / Students / Patrons with Disability
FREEBAMPFA Members / UCB Staff and Students / Youth
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Wednesday, November 9, 2022
12:15 PM
Tours of Undoing Time are led by students from the Berkeley Underground Scholars program, which supports formerly incarcerated and systems-impacted students.
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
7 PM
(65 mins)
Jim Shedden, coeditor of the recently published Moments of Perception: Experimental Film in Canada, presents films by four Canadian filmmakers who changed his concept of cinema.
  • Jim Shedden
    In Person
    Jim Shedden—a Toronto-based curator, publisher/editor, writer, music programmer, and filmmaker—is coeditor of Moments of Perception: Experimental Film in Canada.
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Thursday, November 10, 2022
12:45 PM
Alex Saum-Pascual—a digital artist, poet, and UC Berkeley professor of contemporary Spanish literature and new media—discusses her academic and creative work on digital literature, examining the environmental impact of digital technologies.

Free and open to the public

Thursday, November 10, 2022
7 PM
(118 mins)

Cosponsored by the Arab Film and Media Institute

“Lyrical and uncompromising, the [trilogy of] films of Jocelyne Saab are at once landmark works of Lebanese cinema and masterpieces of the essay film form” (Film at Lincoln Center).
  • Jonathan Mackris
    Introduction
    Jonathan Mackris, who guest curated this series, is a doctoral student in film and media at UC Berkeley. For this program, he translated Nicole Brenez’s article “Jocelyne Saab, the Stars of War.”
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2 PM–7 PM
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Friday, November 11, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
7 PM
  • Film
Friday, November 11, 2022
7 PM
Pier Paolo Pasolini,
Italy,
1968,
(97 mins)

Imported 35mm Print 

Pasolini’s first film shot in a bourgeois milieu is predicated on the theorem that “anything done by the bourgeoisie, however sincere, profound and noble it is, is on the wrong track.”
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11:30 AM
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  • Workshop
Saturday, November 12, 2022
11:30 AM

For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

Inspired by Hannah Levy’s use of contrasting materials, explore shapes, textures, and sewing as you make your own constructions.

Included with admission: Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under

  • Lizzy Blasingame
    Workshop led by
    Blasingame is an Oakland-based visual artist and educator with an MFA from San Francisco State University and a BA from UC Berkeley.
Series Family Events
1 PM–7 PM
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Saturday, November 12, 2022
1 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Saturday, November 12, 2022
2 PM

Recommended for ages 8 & up (younger kids welcome as listeners) / Recomendado para las edades de 8 años en adelante (niños menores son bienvenidos como oyentes)

For cousins Margie and Lupe, a year of discoveries culminates in a performance full of surprises as they find their own way to belong. Para las primas Margie y Lupe, un año de descubrimientos culmina en una actuación llena de sorpresas mientras encuentran su propia manera de pertenecer. 

Free for kids 18 & under and for one adult per child 13 & under / Gratis para menores de 18 años y para un adulto por niño de 13 años o menos

  • Angela Loza
    Reading led by/ facilitada por
    Angela Loza is a librarian for / es bibliotecaria del West Contra Costa Unified School District.
Series Family Events
Saturday, November 12, 2022
2 PM
To mark the reinstallation of the culpture The Hawk for Peace (1968) on campus, art historian Alex Taylor offers a lecture that considers the social orientation and political valences of Calder’s late stabiles, exemplifying his entanglement in the fraught politics of public space in the late 1960s.

Included with admission

Saturday, November 12, 2022
5 PM
Nana Janelidze,
Georgia,
2011,
(85 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

Part historical essay, part re-created biography, Will There Be a Theatre Up There?! uses the tragic circumstances of the twentieth century as a backdrop for the chronicle of a Georgian family. With Salomé Alexi’s Felicità, a deadpan, hilarious short on the work of women. 

Tickets on sale August 18.

7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Saturday, November 12, 2022
7 PM
Garrett Bradley,
United States,
2020,
(81 mins)
Combining documentary and home movie footage, Bradley tells an epic story of extraordinary faith and unyielding persistence, following Sibil Fox Richardson’s decades-long quest to free her husband, Rob, from an unreasonably long prison sentence.
  • Leila Weefur
    Introduction
    Leila Weefur is an artist, writer, and curator based in Oakland and a lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University.
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11 AM–7 PM
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Sunday, November 13, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Sunday, November 13, 2022
2 PM
Tours of Undoing Time are led by students from the Berkeley Underground Scholars program, which supports formerly incarcerated and systems-impacted students.
Sunday, November 13, 2022
4 PM
Poetry by artist, educator, and youth collaborator Aja Lenae; essayist and writer of the upcoming poetry collection Person, Perceived Girl A. A. Vincent; and poet, performer, and digital artist Troy Rockett.

Included with admission

Sunday, November 13, 2022
5 PM
Tengiz Abuladze,
USSR,
1967,
(77 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

Poetry and song combine in this “magisterially shot” black-and-white work, based on two epic poems by Georgian writer Vaza Psavela (National Film Theatre of London). 
7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, November 13, 2022
7 PM
Borhane Alaouié,
Belgium, Lebanon, Tunisia,
1981,
(97 mins)

Cosponsored by the Arab Film and Media Institute

Two young people separated by the war make tapes for each other. “The monologues, by the well-known writer Ahmad Baydoun, which form the basis of this acutely observed, moving film, have acquired classical status in Lebanese cinema” (Alia Arasoughly).
  • Jonathan Mackris
    Introduction
    Jonathan Mackris, who guest curated this series, is a doctoral student in film and media at UC Berkeley.
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7 PM
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
7 PM
Brett Story,
United States,
2016,
(90 mins)
Story shows how the extractive carceral system reaches far beyond prison walls to affect the lives and livelihoods of disadvantaged Americans. Sidestepping drama and polemics, the documentary is nonetheless a damning collection of evidence for abolition.
  • Althea Wasow
    Introduction
    Althea Wasow is a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of the Arts and Sciences at UC Santa Cruz.
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Thursday, November 17, 2022
12:45 PM

This event will be presented as a Zoom webinar.

This presentation by UC Berkeley continuing lecturer Dr. Pablo Gonzalez focuses on an ongoing project to reenvision the history of the campus through the use of augmented reality. It asks what an Other campus tour would look like and how this tour could usher in an important dialogue over race, memory, and monuments.

Free and open to the public

7 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Thursday, November 17, 2022
7 PM
Heiny Srour,
Belgium, Lebanon, Netherlands, United Kingdom,
1984,
(90 mins)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick
Cosponsored by the Arab Film and Media Institute

“Drawing on the Arab heritage of oral tradition and the mosaic-like storytelling of The Arabian Nights, Leila and the Wolves is an exploration of the collective memory of Arab women and their hidden role in the recent history of Palestine and Lebanon” (Tarek Elhaik).
  • Jonathan Mackris
    Introduction
    Jonathan Mackris, who guest curated this series, is a doctoral student in film and media at UC Berkeley.
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Friday, November 18, 2022
11:30 AM

This event has been cancelled.

PhD Student Elizabeth Fair will discuss the material and spatial qualities of the Chinese poetry carved into the walls of the Angel Island Immigration Station by detainees. Her experiences as a park interpretive specialist at Angel Island inspired her to pursue a PhD in Art history in order to study the ways calligraphy, architecture, and landscape work together to shape history and memory.
2 PM–7 PM
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Friday, November 18, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

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Friday, November 18, 2022
3:30 PM

Copresented with Cal Performances and the Townsend Center for the Humanities

William Kentridge’s UC Berkeley residency kicks off with a visually illustrated lecture in which he will consider provocations and processes in the making of the chamber opera Waiting for the Sibyl (2019), as well as his multifaceted artistic practice and the role and meaning of art.

Free-admission student ticketholders must present a valid Cal 1 ID for admittance by 3:15 PM on the day of the lecture.

Special Admission

General: $14

BAMPFA members: $8

UC Berkeley faculty & staff, Non-UC Berkeley students, Disabled, 65+, 18 & under: $10

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7 PM
Friday, November 18, 2022
7 PM
Pier Paolo Pasolini,
Italy,
1971,
(111 mins)

Imported 35mm Print 
Recommended for adults only 

“One of the most beautiful, turbulent and uproarious panoramas of early Renaissance life ever put on film” (New York Times).
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
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Saturday, November 19, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
1 PM
  • Activity
  • Families
  • In-Person
  • Workshop
Saturday, November 19, 2022
1 PM

This workshop is intended for ages 7 and older. Space is limited. RSVP required.

Join Art Lab teaching artist Micaela Martinez Saavedra, and learn the process for making small cloth dolls with needle and thread.

This workshop is intended for ages 7 and older. Space is limited. RSVP

Included with admission

Series Workshops
5 PM
Saturday, November 19, 2022
5 PM
Aleksandr Rekhviashvili,
USSR,
1981/87,
(83 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

Inspired by Pier Paolo Pasolini and set in a nineteenth-century southern Georgia still dominated by the Ottoman Empire, The Way Home reimagines the historical figure of Anthim the Iberian (1650–1716)—a revered scholar, theologian, calligrapher, and philosopher—as a quiet young man who tries to return home after escaping his captors. An allusive road movie featuring striking landscape cinematography.
Saturday, November 19, 2022
7 PM
Pier Paolo Pasolini,
Italy,
1964,
(137 mins)

Imported 35mm Print 

“Pasolini’s most satisfying movie. . . . The director’s Catholicism and Marxism serve him well here [but] the film’s beauty . . . derives from its simplicity” (Time Out).
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Sunday, November 20, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Sunday, November 20, 2022
2 PM
Tours of Undoing Time are led by students from the Berkeley Underground Scholars program, which supports formerly incarcerated and systems-impacted students.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2022
12:15 PM
Tours of Undoing Time are led by students from the Berkeley Underground Scholars program, which supports formerly incarcerated and systems-impacted students.
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2 PM–5 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, November 25, 2022
2 PM–5 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
Friday, November 25, 2022
5 PM
Pier Paolo Pasolini,
Italy,
1972,
(111 mins)

Imported 35mm Print
Recommended for adults only 

“Chaucer is played for maximum ribaldry . . . [this adaptation is] uniformly gorgeous” (Village Voice).
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11 AM–5 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, November 26, 2022
11 AM–5 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
4:30 PM
  • Film
Saturday, November 26, 2022
4:30 PM
Giorgi Shengelaia,
USSR,
1969,
(110 mins)

BAMPFA Collection
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

This poetic, visually stunning biography of the great Georgian primitive artist Nikoloz (Niko) Pirosmanishvili won the Grand Prize at the Chicago Film Festival. “A splendid and innovative work of poetic biography” (New Yorker). With Sergei Paradjanov’s Arabesque on a Pirosmani Theme. 
7 PM
  • Film
Saturday, November 26, 2022
7 PM
Pier Paolo Pasolini,
Italy,
1961,
(117 mins)

New 4K Digital Restoration

Pasolini’s famous debut film, a hard-edged and lyrical tragedy set in the Dantean slums of Rome, is “incandescent” (New York Times).
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11 AM–5 PM
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Sunday, November 27, 2022
11 AM–5 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
3 PM
  • Film
Sunday, November 27, 2022
3 PM
Rusudan Pirveli,
Georgia,
2010,
(85 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

A quiet young boy weaves his way through the underbelly of contemporary Georgia in this evocative update of the neorealist tradition, which “beautifully captures the way a crumbling locale permeates the characters’ lives” (Variety). 
5 PM
Sunday, November 27, 2022
5 PM
Pier Paolo Pasolini,
Italy,
1974,
(129 mins)

Imported 35mm Print
Recommended for adults only 

A magic carpet fantasy rooted in realism—filmed in North Africa, Iran, and Nepal—Arabian Nights is “Pasolini’s most beautiful film” (Tony Rayns). 
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Wednesday, November 30, 2022
12:15 PM
Tours of Undoing Time are led by students from the Berkeley Underground Scholars program, which supports formerly incarcerated and systems-impacted students.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
7 PM
(60 mins)
This program of early avant-garde films showcases work by Polish filmmakers Stefan and Franciszka Themerson, including their recently restored masterpiece, Europa, which was long thought to be lost. 
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Thursday, December 1, 2022
4—7 PM
No binoculars required. Bird-watching has never been easier than a hike to the lower-level Study Center!

Free on first Thursday of the month

Series Five Tables
Thursday, December 1, 2022
12:45 PM
Grounded in disabled understandings of the value of multiplicity of embodiment and experience, choreographer, designer, and engineer Laurel Lawson’s talk moves from transdisciplinary art making and decentered design practice, to equitable aesthetic accessibility and technology ethics and leadership.

Free and open to the public

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Friday, December 2, 2022
11:30 AM

This event will be presented as a Zoom webinar.

The composer and performers of Angel Island–Oratorio for Voices and Strings will discuss the work, which will be performed at UC Berkeley on December 3. The Del Sol Quartet commissioned the oratorio in order to illuminate the poetry of immigrant detainees carved into the walls of the Angel Island Immigration Station and to examine the white supremacist ideology that fueled the Chinese Exclusion Act and other racist government policies.

Free and open to the public

2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
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Friday, December 2, 2022
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
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Saturday, December 3, 2022
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Series Workshops
12:00 PM
  • Performance
Saturday, December 3, 2022
12:00 PM
A durational dance and film installation by choreographer Maurya Kerr

Included with gallery admission.

Saturday, December 3, 2022
1:30 PM
American Sign Language interpreter Patricia Lessard, who specializes in the arts, offers ASL interpretation for a graduate student–led tour of Undoing Time on Saturday, December 3, at 1:30 PM. All visitors are welcome.

Included with admission