Sunday, February 26, 2012

Event {Lucinda Barnes, tour at BAM}

See the Berkeley Art Museum through a curator's eyes:

 - Friday, April 20 at 2 pm -

Mark your calenders, Lucinda Barnes will be giving a curatorial tour of the Berkeley Art Museum.
Join us for this rare opportunity to speak with and learn from a senor curator. sponsored event (counts for membership!)

Event {FILM f o r w a r d: a colloquium}

A colloquium on the future of film education, curation, and the creative process.

                 {Friday March 2nd, 3-5:30 pm, BAM Theater}

Join the BAM/PFA Student Committee, UC Berkeley faculty, and members of the community to listen to three panels of local leaders in the field of independent film. Free reception at Babette cafe.

Introductory Remarks by Lawrence Rinder, BAM/PFA Director

Featured Panelists include
Susan Oxtoby, BAM/PFA
Santhosh Daniel, Global Film Initiative
Stephen Parr, Oddball Film + Video
Sean Uyehara, San Francisco Film Society
Susan Gerhard, SF360 and SF Bay Guardian
Michael Fox, film critic and journalist

And Independent Filmmakers
Barry Jenkins
Tiffany Shlain
Craig Baldwin

-Discussion Topics: Current Issues in Film Curation and Preservation, Film Education, Writing, and Criticism, Contemporary Creative and Professional Landscapes of Film making

-Bring your friends and questions for our panelists!
-Free coffee and pastries from Babette during breaks!
-Connect with local interdependent film institutions!

Looking for Jiro Onuma

Lecture and Exhibition Review

Tina Takemoto's "Looking for Jiro Onuma: Queering Japanese American Incarceration Camps"

On February 7 the Townsend Working Group in Contemporary Art hosted a
lecture by California College for the Arts Professor Tina Takemoto about
Jiro Onuma, a gay Japanese man who was incarcerated in an American
concentration camp during World War II. We know about Jiro because his
photo diary is in the archives of the GLBT Historical Society in San
Francisco. The collection includes photographs from Jiro's life before and
during incarceration.

The photographs before his imprisonment are fascinating. He worked
cleaning laundry for little money, but his pictures show his friends and
himself dressed in suits. They would pose in outdoor public spaces, often
in front of recognizable landmarks and symbols of affluence, such as
luxury apartment buildings. Jiro's photographs are manifestations of his
ambitions for a better life.

Takemoto showed a group photograph of the kitchen staff where Jiro worked
while interned. She attempted to discover the identity and history of each
person depicted. During the discussion a fellow audience member recognized
her father in the photograph and volunteered to help Takemoto with her

The GLBT History Museum in San Francisco also has an exhibit about Jiro
Onuma if you are interested in learning more about him. Their website is

- Ryan McDaniel

Thursday, February 16, 2012

{Upcoming Speaker Events!}

Mark your calenders art historians!
February and March are filled with helpful career oriented speaker events organized by!

Kathryn Wayne
Head Fine Arts Librarian at the Art History-Classics Library, 
2 pm Feb. 24 in 425 Doe.

Andrew Shanken
Associate Professor of Architecture, 
2 pm March 2 in 425 Doe.

Anu Vikram
Curator of the Worth Ryder Gallery
6 pm March 19 in 425 Doe.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Event {Book signing for Peter Selz}

                                Book signing for Peter Selz
Hosted by the Meridian Gallery, Friday February 10th (THIS FRIDAY) 7-9pm

Join us for a book signing and celebration for Peter Selz and the release of his new biography,
"Peter Selz: Sketches of a Life in Art" 
by Paul Karlstrom, published by UC Press.

Light refreshments as well as a whisky tasting provided by Bushmill Whisky will be available.

"A fascinating account of an individual who has made many contributions to art history and who has advocated on behalf of critical, often controversial or unrecognized artists here and abroad."
-Washington Ind Rev of Bksa

Monday, February 6, 2012

Event {A Conversation with Lucinda Barnes}

Join for an intimate group discussion 
with Berkeley Art Museum Head Curator Lucinda Barnes.

A great opportunity to hear a personal success story of what you can do with your love of art. 
Lucinda Barnes will tell us about her personal career path, 
her views on the museum space, the dynamics of curatorial work. 
Please bring your questions and friends. Refreshments provided.

Where: Art History Seminar Room, Doe Library
When: 6:30 pm Monday, February 13th
(This is an official event and will count towards membership!)

The team

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Event {warhol and polaroids, BAM 2/3}

Come celebrate the opening of Andy Warhol: Polaroids at the Berkeley Art Museum
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 3rd, 4:30 - 6:30pm
hosted by the BAM/PFA student committee (
Join us for an afternoon of:
- Art and Music
- Free Cheeseboard
- 5:15 Gallery Chat with Director Larry Rinder, Co-Curators Stephanie Cannizzo & Fabian Leyva- Barraganwho will speak about the exhibition
- Screening of Warhol's VINYL @ 5:25
- Photo Booth
- Studio 54 Attire encouraged.

All works by Andy Warhol gifts of the Andy Warhol Foundations for the Visual Arts

Free Admission and Disability Accessible.


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