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#ComingSoon: Hear the untold stories of incarcerated men at California’s San Quentin State Prison. Opening August 21, The San Quentin Project: Nigel Poor and the Men of San Quentin State Prison showcases a unique collaboration between the contemporary artist Poor and the residents of the minimum-maximum facility. ⠀ ⠀ Capturing daily life behind the walls of the prison–from past to present–this exhibition features photographs with mapped annotations, images from the prison archive, and episodes of the award-winning podcast Ear Hustle, co-created by Poor and Earlonne Woods. ⠀ This powerful exhibition invites us to reflect on the history and implications of the carceral system in our own community. Join us. _ #nigelpoor #photography #BAMPFAart

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🔺Tomorrow is #FreeFirstThursday, so come and explore our galleries!🔺 Art on view ranges from Dennis Feldman's 1970s portraits and Helen Mirra's Zen-inspired weavings, to Carlos Amorales's take on Mexican muralism and photographic masterpieces from the Bay Area and beyond. All this (and more) awaits! _ #Free #BayArea #BAMPFAart #DennisFeldman #HelenMirra #CarlosAmorales#photography

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▪️Street styled.▪️ Documenting Hollywood Boulevard after the social revolution of the 1960s, Dennis Feldman captured much more than the faces of this place, but also the performative archetypes and social identities of the time. See these large-format, black-and-white photographs of bikers, hippies, and everyone in between in 𝗗𝗲𝗻𝗻𝗶𝘀 𝗙𝗲𝗹𝗱𝗺𝗮𝗻: 𝗣𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝘀, opening July 31 alongside other works by the photographer. https://bit.ly/32SBfeO _ #DennisFeldman #streetstyle #1970sfashion #hollywood #photography All images from the Hollywood Boulevard series, 1969–1972 (printed 2018); black-and-white photograph mounted on aluminum; 40 x 40 in.; BAMPFA, gift of the artist.

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► Make art with local artists, right in the museum. ► Upcoming hands-on workshops include manipulating found 35mm slides with filmmakers Linda Scobie and Courtney Fellion (Jul 27) and creating visual poetry with artist Amy Bergstein and poet Donté Clark (Aug 4).⠀ _⠀ 35mm Needlework Workshop | Sat, Jul 27, 11 AM ⠀ Visual Poem Workshop | Sun, Aug 4, 2 PM⠀ _⠀ #workshop #BAMPFAartlab #BAMPFAart #collage #35mm #poetry #visualpoetry

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Happy birthday, Alexander Calder! ✴️ The American artist, best known for engineering kinetic mobiles and monumental outdoor sculptures, once said: “My whole theory about art is the disparity that exists between form, masses, and movement."⠀ _⠀ Alexander Calder: The Hawk for Peace, 1968; painted steel; 156 x 132 1/2 in.; BAMPFA, gift of Alexander Calder in memory of Kenneth Aurand Hayes. _ #AlexanderCalder #BAMPFAart #sculpture

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"Ah, well, do I wish that we lived in a world where gender didn't figure so prominently? Of course. Do I even think about myself as a woman when I go to make art? Of course not." —#JudyChicago⠀ ⠀ Happy birthday to this groundbreaking feminist artist, educator, and writer, whose work continues to challenge the male-dominated art world. _⠀ #JudyChicago #feministart #feminism #BAMPFAart

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〰️ Final days! 〰️ Visit two critically-acclaimed exhibitions through Sunday. One will take you on “a ravishing trip through modern art history” (@MercuryNews)—Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction, spanning the entirety of the artist’s career. The other powerfully surveys black art and its dialogue with institutional collecting practices, black radical thought, and everyday life—About Things Loved: Blackness and Belonging. ▪️Both are not to miss.▪️ _⠀ #HansHofmann #BAMPFAart #BlackArt #AboutThingsLoved

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Peace ya’ll! This is Ra Malika Imhotep (@tar_babyyyy). Black feminist writer + performance artist and current PhD Candidate in African Diaspora Studies at UC Berkeley. My academic work tends to the cross-currents and contours of black femininity + Southern vernacular aesthetics + the performance/embodiment of labor. Creatively I am a member of the curatorial collect ( @theblkaesthetic), co-convener of the experiential study group The Church of Black Feminist Thought ( @blackfeministstudy) and just finished up a beautiful creative arts practice residency at @AsharaEkundayoGallery -- This Saturday at 2pm i’ll be giving a performative lecture and leading a mini-writing workshop inspired by Toni Morrison’s essay “The Site of Memory” as part of BAMPFA’s Black Life series ! I know what your thinking -- how on earth can a 20-something black femme be doing all this amazing stuff simultaneously? Why? When does she sleep? Who are her people? Is her altar fed? There are no easy answers, but if you join us Saturday we can wade through it all, together.⠀ _⠀ #BlackLife #BAMPFAtakeover #bampfa

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"Black life and living is so much richer and more complex than what could be contained by the white gaze." —Jade Ariana Fair (@plurnotded)⠀ ⠀ Step into the studio of Oakland-based artist Jade Ariana Fair, who created an "expansive, inviting, and fresh" banner to frame future Black Life events. 🔸Head to our site to read an interview with the artist, and see the work IRL Saturday (Jul 20), when Ra Malika Imhotep (@tar_babyyyy) activates the BAMPFA space against this vibrant backdrop.🔸 https://buff.ly/2LnBpFq⠀ _⠀ Photos: Andrea Nieto ( @dreacnieto).

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Hands up for Hofmann! 👋👋👋 We love seeing visitors of all ages in our expansive retrospective of the great painter, whose practice spanned from early Cubist experiments to his iconic abstractions. See it all through July 21!⠀ _⠀ #HansHofmann #BAMPFAart #abstractexpressionism

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Standing on the edge of a long weekend like @lastnightssky‼️ We're open all July 4 weekend from 11:00-7:00, so come explore our galleries, film program, and red staircases! _ #rg x @lastnightssky #july4th #BAMPFAredstairs #BAMPFA #longweekend

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We're open—and free—on July 4! 🇺🇸 To get in the spirit, here's a photo of Ant Farm's 1969 'Space Cowboy Meets Plastic Businessman' performance from the BAMPFA collection. 🇺🇸 See you in the galleries from 11:00–7:00! _ #BAMPFAart #AntFarm #july4th #FreeFirstThursday #🇺🇸

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⚽💥 Big game, big screen. 💥⚽ Watch all the action of the Women's @fifaworldcup Final live on our colossal outdoor screen this Sunday (Jul 7). Arrive early with a lawn chair and blanket, and stop by @babette's screenside cafe for tasty treats.⠀ _⠀ Sunday, July 7, 8 AM⠀ Addison @ Oxford Streets⠀ @downtownberkeley _⠀ #soccer #OneNationOneTeam #DaretoShine #FIFAWWC

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🏳️‍🌈 Happy #pride weekend! 🏳️‍🌈 It's the perfect time to (re)visit Cliff Hengst’s ‘Paintouts,' which are on view through Sunday in Permanent Accusation: Art for Human Rights. This exhibition surveys how artists have turned to modes of expression, from satire to abstraction, to wrestle with the realities of human cruelty and injustice. _ Cliff Hengst: Paintouts, 2009; gouache on newsprint. _ #cliffhengst #pride🌈 #bampfaart #waybay #pride2019

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That face though. ✨ The swoon-worthy Jean-Pierre Léaud is the face of the French New Wave (literally). See the "actor and his aura” on screen all summer long, from teenage rebel Antoine Doinel to a dying Louis XIV. 🎞️ buff.ly/2FF7Ryu _ #JeanPierreLéaud #frenchnewwave #cinema #film #jeanlucgodard #francoistruffaut #BAMPFAfilm

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🌻🌻🌻 Faith Ringgold's lithograph, The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles, places historical Black women, including Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells, Fannie Lou Hamer, Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks in front of Impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh. In doing so, the artist disrupts the ways in which women of color have traditionally been viewed as objects in artistic practice. 🌻🌻🌻 _ #OnViewNow in About Things Loved: Blackness and Belonging _ Faith Ringgold: The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles; 1996; color lithograph; 20 x 30 in.; BAMPFA, gift of Moira Roth. © 2019 Faith Ringgold, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. _ #FaithRinggold #AboutThingsLoved #OnView #BAMPFAart

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Dive into the details (and textures) of Hans Hofmann's paintings. 👀 Lucky for you, his oeuvre is on view now.⠀ _⠀ Hans Hofmann: Nocturnal Splendor, 1963; oil on canvas; 72 1/4 x 60 1/8 in.; BAMPFA, gift of the artist. © The Regents of the University of California. Photo: Ben Blackwell.

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"The masses are between us." A bold reminder of our collective power, Carlos Amorales's large-scale Art Wall merges histories of Mexican Muralism and political protest. 'Ghost Demonstration' shows the importance of remaining socially and politically engaged. _ #CarlosAmorales #BAMPFAart #demonstration #protestart

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"They are an outgrowth of the same ideas that I use, for the most part, in my paintings—a kind of marriage of opposites." –#FrederickHammersley It's the last weekend to survey the many modes of Frederick Hammersley. Best known as an #AbstractClassicist, this painter refused to be pinned down, working across photography, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, and even computer art. 〰️ Swipe to view a segment from a short documentary, where art world figures like artist Steve Roden reflect on Hammersley's lifelong passion for art and experimentation. _ 1. Better sweet, #14 1978; oil on linen on wood; 11 ¾ x 11 1/2 in.; BAMPFA, gift of the Frederick Hammersley Foundation. 2. PLENTY OF YOU AND 7, 1969; computer-generated drawing on paper; 11 x 15 in. BAMPFA, gift of the Frederick Hammersley Foundation. 3. New member, 1989; oil on rag paper on linen; 14 1/8 x 11 3/4 x 1 1/2 in.; BAMPFA, gift of the Frederick Hammersley Foundation; © 2019 Frederick Hammersley Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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BAMPFA mourns the loss of our founding director Peter Selz (1919-2019), a fearless leader, trailblazing curator, and brilliant scholar who shaped our museum literally from the ground up. Our thoughts are with his family on this sad day. Read more about his life and legacy: bampfa.org/peter.

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🔺WEEKEND PERFORMANCES🔺 Be moved by choreographer, educator, and activist Suchi Branfman's (@suchi_k_b) dance works on Saturday. With dance, movement, film, and discussion, Branfman's performance explores embodied human landscapes surrounding the prison industrial complex. On Sunday, groove to intergalactic jazz funk, afrobeat sounds, and hypnotic licks when Bay Area legends Idris Ackamoor ☥ and the Pyramids take the stage with a lineup of special guests. @eastbayexpress says: "Ackamoor ☥ and the Pyramids use costumes and theatricality to enhance the listening experience while reminding the audience of African origins of Jazz Music." ⠀ 🔺Performance: Embodied Human Landscapes Saturday, June 22, 4:00⠀ https://buff.ly/2Xn22A1 (Image 2) ⠀ 🔺Performance: Idris Ackamoor ☥ and the Pyramids Sunday, Jun 23, 5:00⠀ https://buff.ly/2Rsiaux (Image 1) _ #idrisackamoorandthepyramids #BAMPFA #performance #performanceart #jazz #music #dance

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“What happens to a community when all the color leaves?” —Mildred Howard⠀ ⠀ In celebration of #Juneteenth, we present a screening and discussion with the Oakland-based artist, whose mixed-media installation 'Safe House' is on view in #AboutThingsLoved. With strong family roots in the Bay Area, Howard creates work about the impact of gentrification on a community and personal level. Hear her story on screen in Pam Uzzell's WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD, playing Wednesday at noon, and see 'Safe House' through July 21. _⠀ 🎥 Wed, Jun 19, 12:00 _⠀ Mildred Howard: Safe House, 2005–15; mixed-media installation with welded steel frame, vintage silver objects, and steel knives; BAMPFA, gift of the artist. Photo: JKA photography.

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"I go back and forth between wanting to be abundantly simple and maddeningly complex." ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Happy birthday to conceptual artist, wordsmith, and provocateur John Baldessari, born on this day in 1931.⠀ _⠀ John Baldessari: A Dab a Day Keeps the Gray Away, 1961-1971; acrylic on canvas; 12 x 12 in.; BAMPFA, museum purchase.

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"Sure, I deal with darkness, but all of that is kind of beautiful," Davia Spain said. "Trans stories get put in a tragic box, not about how strong and resilient we are. It's important I share how crucial it is that we take care of ourselves and care for each other as humans. It opens up possibilities." _ A note from artist @daviaspain to close out this #BAMPFAtakeover. Catch her performance on Saturday at 4 PM!

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Head to our bio to read @eastbayexpress's interview with @daviaspain, which includes this note from the Black Life program curators:⠀ ⠀ "What makes her (Davia Spain) so amazing is her steady commitment to craft, her world-building imagery and her attunement to the social contexts in which we live," said Ryanaustin Dennis, who co-programmed along with Chika Okoye. "If she is the future, I welcome it with open arms."⠀ ⠀ Okoye believes trans and queer artists included in the series add richness to conversations and breadth to portrayals of Blackness." _ Keep following @daviaspain's #BAMPFAtakeover throughout the day, and don't miss the artist's performance on Saturday (June 15).

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Creating a soundscape of pain, love, passion, and vulnerability is a constant for the cellist Peekaboo. Most known for collaborations with movement-based performers, they seek to sonically fill a space within you that holds parts of nostalgia and ideas of the future with the resonance of multi-layered tones/harmonies/textures. Come walk with them on this musical journey through the past, present and future—a path that most have not been before with Peekaboo.⠀ _⠀ Keep following @daviaspain's #BAMPFAtakeover throughout the day, and don't miss the artist's performance on Saturday (June 15).

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Current mood. 🌞 Pro-top: Beat the heat at BAMPFA and see Herbert Matter's photograph, which is on view now in #Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman and Victoria Belco Photography Collection.⠀ _⠀ Herbert Matter: Mercedes, 1940; gelatin silver print; courtesy of the Department of Special Collections, Stanford Libraries. _ #HerbertMatter #photograph #BAMPFAart #photography

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Sunday funday! 🤸 Here's @abe__xu playing around on the #BAMPFAredstairs. _ #rg x @abe__xu

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'Summer Bliss' indeed. ☀️ Get that summer feeling thanks to this bright Hans Hofmann painting, which is on view now. After completing this work in 1960, Hofmann described the just-completed painting as one of his finest. _ #HansHofmann #onview #BAMPFAart #abstractexpression _ Hans Hofmann: Summer Bliss, 1960; oil on canvas; 60 1/8 x 72 1/4 in.; University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; gift of the artist in memory of Worth Ryder. © The Regents of the University of California. Photo: Ben Blackwell.

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Davia Spain ( @daviaspain) lights up our stage next week with an immersive performance steeped in Afrofuturist traditions. Through music, movement, and spoken word, she reimagines the past, makes predictions of the future, and pulls possible outcomes into the present. In a hot-off-the-press interview with the @eastbayexpress, the artist said, "Sure, I deal with darkness, but all of that is kind of beautiful. Trans stories get put in a tragic box, not about how strong and resilient we are. It's important I share how crucial it is that we take care of ourselves and care for each other as humans. It opens up possibilities."⠀ _⠀ Stay tuned for a behind-the-scenes look at Spain's creative practice when she takes over our Instagram June 13. And, don't miss her powerful performance on June 15 (4:00).⠀ _⠀ This program is presented as part of our Black Life series, which is programmed by Ryanaustin Dennis and Chika Okoye.⠀ _⠀ Photo: Guerilla Davis.

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"ᴍʏ ꜰᴀᴠᴏʀɪᴛᴇ ɪɴᴅᴏᴏʀ ꜱᴘᴏʀᴛ ɪꜱ ʟᴏᴏᴋɪɴɢ." —ꜰʀᴇᴅᴇʀɪᴄᴋ ʜᴀᴍᴍᴇʀꜱʟᴇʏ _ Come indulge in Hammersley's favorite act by surveying his art, which is on view now. The artist's varied practice is full of surprises, from hard-edge paintings to computer drawings, colorful compositions to graphic grids. ✖️🔹〰️🔶 See "Looking" through June 23. _ #FrederickHammersley #computerart #abstractart #hardedgepainting #painting #BAMPFAart _ Photo: JKA Photography.

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On #FreeFirstThursday, take a closer look at black art and its dialogue with dispossession, museums, black radical thought, and everyday life. In this viewing session, see Lee Jaffe's photographs of Jean-Michel Basquiat; one of Laylah Ali’s conceptual prints; and a colorful drawing by Raymond Saunders (to name a few). This program extends the conversation on blackness and belonging, as articulated in the exhibition #AboutThingsLoved. _ Five Tables of Blackness and Belonging Thursday, June 6, 4:00–7:00 _ Join us every first Thursday for thematic viewing sessions in the study center—free and open to all! _ #blackart #institutionalcritique #basquiat #leejaffe #LaylahAli #RaymondSaunders _ Lee Jaffe: Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1983 (printed 2005); portfolio of fifteen color photographs; 18 x 12 in. each. Laylah Ali: Untitled, from 2001: Two O O One (Exit Art benefit print portfolio), 2001; five-color etching; soft ground, hard ground, aquatint with drypoint and roulette on Rives BFK; 22 1/2 x 22 1/2 in.; BAMPFA, gift of Charles and Naomie Kremer. Raymond Saunders: Piece #18A; 1968
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"If you can turn off the mind and look only with the eyes, ultimately everything becomes abstract." 🔴🔵 Happy birthday to artist Ellsworth Kelly, who opened our eyes to the joyful simplicity of shape, color, and abstraction.⠀ _⠀ #EllsworthKelly #BAMPFAart #minimalism #abstractart⠀ _⠀ Ellsworth Kelly: Untitled (from Ten Works Ten Painters), 1964; silkscreen; 24 x 20 in.; BAMPFA, transfer from the University of California, Berkeley.

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👀 MFA 2019 👀 See fresh work by Chrystia Cabral ( @spellling), Ricki Dwyer ( @fragilescorp), Heesoo Kwon ( @leymusoom), Gabriella Willenz, and Connie Zheng (@yconniezheng)—the latest @ucberkeley MFA graduates—through June 16.⠀ _⠀ #UCBerkeleyArtPractice #Spellling #RickiDwyer #HeesooKwon #leymusoom #ConnieZheng #MFA #UCBerkeley

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Make art, right in the museum. 💥 The Art Lab is open for action all weekend, 11–7.* Drop in and stay a while! _ *Regular hours also include Thursday and Friday, 2–7. _ #BAMPFAartlab #BAMPFA #artlab #makeart #protestart

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Wear your #resistance. ⚫ Pick up buttons inspired by Carlos Amorales's Art Wall, which merges visual histories of Mexican muralism and political protest. Available now in the #BAMPFAstore. _ #CarlosAmorales #BAMPFAartwall #BAMPFAart #protest #protestart #onviewnow

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Now on view, #AboutThingsLoved centers a diverse array of Black art through five thematic sections, which highlight different historical moments, institutional histories, affective resonances, and aesthetic movements. Let's take a closer look at the first section—Roots and Routes—which uses objects and artworks to chronicle the movement of peoples and objects as initiated by the enslavement, trade, and sale of people from the African continent. Pictured here, works by Lorna Simpson and Fred Wilson theorize about the cultural production, migration, and labor of African Diasporic subjects.⠀ _⠀ #BAMPFAart #LornaSimpson #FredWilson #OnView⠀ _ Lorna Simpson: Counting, 1991; photogravure and screenprint; 73 3/4 x 38 in.; BAMPFA, gift of John Bransten. © Lorna Simpson. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.⠀ ⠀ Fred Wilson: Wanderer, 2003; painted wood and printed paper; 54 1/2 x 15 1/4 x 22 -3/4 in.; BAMPFA, Purchase made possible by the Acquisitions Committee Fund, General Acquisitions Fund, and Norma H. Schlesinger, Andrew and Paul Spiegel Fund.

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#Unlimited surveys work by masters of the photographic form, from the Bay Area and beyond. Take a closer look during Thursday's exhibition walkthrough with Delphine Sims ( @smiledelphine), who will focus on emerging artists of the American West. One such photographer is Sean McFarland ( @seanmcfarland_ ), whose work is both an ode to California and a critique of image-making. 'Cutbank (young river)' is actually an image of a miniscule and short-lived “cliff” created by run-off in shallow dirt. See (and hear) more on Thursday, May 23 at 5:30 PM. _ Sean McFarland: Cutbank (young river), 2011;dye diffusion transfer print; 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.; BAMPFA, promised gift of Victoria Belco and William Goodman in memory of Teresa Goodman. © Sean McFarland, courtesy of Casemore Kirkeby. Photo: JKA Photography. _ #photograph #photography #BAMPFAart

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Congrats, grads! Stop by and see artwork by @ucberkeley_artpractice seniors lighting up our big screen! Catch these works on the hour, every hour through Sunday. _ #UCBerkeleyArtPractice #berkeleypov #Berkeley @ucberkeleyofficial

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To whom does blackness belong? How can blackness belong within the museum? Now on view, #AboutThingsLoved centers a diverse array of Black art to propose the museum as a space of care for relationships of justice, equity, and inclusion. This exhibition highlights the artworks and intergenerational relationships of Romare Bearden, Erica Deeman ( @ericadeeman), Charles Gaines, Mildred Howard ( @mildredhoward), Julie Mehretu, Kamau Amu Patton ( @kamaupatton), Lorna Simpson, Kara Walker (@kara_walker_official), Carrie Mae Weems ( @carriemaeweems), and Fred Wilson, among others. _ Curated by @ucberkeleyofficial graduate students in the seminar Diaspora | Migration | Exile with Associate Professors Lauren Kroiz and Leigh Raiford ( @346convent)

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A #throwback to Alicia McCarthy's ( @helloforevor) 🌈 seemed perfect for @museumweek's #RainbowMW theme. Swipe to see an installation view of Alicia McCarthy and Ruby Neri: MATRIX 270, which brightened our gallery last summer. ⠀ _⠀ Alicia McCarthy: Untitled, 2015; spray paint and latex paint on wood panel; 3 panels, 88 x 144 in. each; image courtesy the artist and Jack Hanley Gallery. Photo: JKA Photography. _ #MuseumWeek #WomeninCulture #BAMPFAart #AliciaMcCarthy

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Speculate about the future with visual artist and writer Connie Zheng ( @yconniezheng), whose work opens Friday in the @UCBerkeleyofficial MFA Exhibition. ⠀ Zheng is interested in proposing alternative ways of seeing, framing, and responding to the global environmental crisis. Conscious of how much waste contemporary industrialized capitalist economies produce with nowhere for it to go, she envisions a future (that is somewhat already present) in which we forage for food resources on a toxic planet that redefines relationships between land and body.⠀ _⠀ The 2019 MFA Exhibition opens May 17 with artists' talks at 5:30. ⠀ _⠀ 1. Connie Zheng: Mother, 2019; gouache on Mylar and found objects; dimensions variable; courtesy of the artist. 2. Connie Zheng: The Lonely Age (Part I), 2019; single-channel 4k video with sound, laundry basket, discarded objects; 11 min. _ #ConnieZheng #UCBerkeleyMFA #UCBerkeleyArtPractice

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"What you see is what you see." 👁 Today we're looking to visionary artist Frank Stella, who was born on this day in 1936. Still working today, Stella is one of the most well-regarded postwar American painters. ⠀ _⠀ Frank Stella: Pastel Stack, 1970; silkscreen; 41 x 28 in.; BAMPFA, gift of Penelope Cooper and Rena Rosenwasser.⠀ _⠀ #FrankStella #birthday #modernism

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Congratulations to Arthur Jafa, whose powerful video installation 'The White Album' just took @labiennale's top prize. This work, which explores race relations in America, premiered at BAMPFA in December. _ #GoldenLion @artnews #ArthurJafa #MayYouLiveinInterestingTimes https://t.co/IsaoaoEDHn https://t.co/lyoPaakLoS #BAMPFAmatrix #BAMPFAart

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Start your weekend off with a bang. 💥 Hans Hofmann's explosive 'Cataclysm' is on view now, a painting that curator Lucinda Barnes describes as one that "constantly makes [her] think about how innovative and creative Hofmann was in his career." ⠀ _⠀ Hans Hofmann: Cataclysm (Homage to Howard Putzel), 1945; oil and casein on board; 51 3/4 x 48 in.; private collection. Photo courtesy of Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; with permission of the Renate, Hans & Maria Hofmann Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.⠀ -⠀ #HansHofmann #weekend #painting #BAMPFAart

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Immerse yourself in Heesoo Kwon's ( @Leymusoom) "Ritual for Metamorphosis" during the @UCBerkeley MFA Exhibition, which opens May 17. Kwon is interested in creating alternate forms of belonging that are grounded in feminism. While at UC Berkeley, she initiated the Leymusoom collective, which envisions a feminist utopia free from the ties of patriarchy.⠀ _⠀ Stay tuned for more MFA artist features leading up to next Friday's opening. _⠀ Heesoo Kwon: still from 탈피를 위한 의식 [A Ritual for Metamorphosis], 2019; mixed media; dimensions variable; courtesy of the artist.⠀ _⠀ #leymusoom #HeesooKwon #UCBerkeleyArtPractice

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"From the past / the essence / of accumulative / consciousness / the remnants of / lost ceremonies / the loosening and / unwrapping of / mystery / the emergence / from the shadows / to face the unknown / Purification." —Betye Saar (1977)⠀ ⠀ Spend time with the mysterious and mystical in Betye Saar’s serigraph The Long Memory, featured in the upcoming exhibition #AboutThingsLoved: Blackness and Belonging. This intergenerational exhibit unearths works by artists of the African diaspora that have often been relegated to the shadows of art history and museum storage. Like Saar’s poem, many artworks look to the past to imagine new ways of loving Black life in the present and future. Explore these possibilities May 17.⠀ _⠀ Curated by @ucberkeleyofficial graduate students in the seminar Diaspora | Migration | Exile with Associate Professors Lauren Kroiz and Leigh Raiford (346convent)⠀ _⠀ Betye Saar: The Long Memory, 1998; color serigraph; 22 x 19 x 1 in.; BAMPFA, gift of Lorrie and Richard Greene. Image: Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California. Photo Robert Wedemeyer.⠀ #BetyeSaar #AfricanDiaspora #comingsoon

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We're open—and free—for #CalDay! Find us on the @ucberkeleyofficial campus for button-making and come by the museum for exhibitions on #HansHofmann, @masakomiki, #InkPaperSilk, and more. If movies are your thing, our @sffilm lineup is in full swing in the theater*⠀ _⠀ *Special pricing applies⠀ #CalDay #UCBerkeley #BerkeleyPOV #art #film

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Find some zen in #InkPaperSilk, which showcases large-scale screen paintings, intimate surimono prints, and vibrant ukiyo-e woodblock prints. 🕉 These rare Japanese gems are complemented by @FarrowandBall's calming palette. Catch this exhibition in its final week! https://buff.ly/2TG1vDD⠀ _⠀ #JapaneseArt #BAMPFAart #ukiyoe #farrowandball #JapanesePainting

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We have our own super bloom: Hans Hofmann! 🏵️ Soak up our colorful retrospective of the artist, which is on view now. ⠀ _⠀ Hans Hofmann: The Lark, 1960; oil on canvas; 60 ⅛ x 52 ⅜ in.; BAMPFA, gift of the artist. #hanshofmann #superbloom #bampfaart #onview