Apr 22

Descriptive Tour at BAMPFA: Explore Black Artists (in-person)

Descriptive Tour at BAMPFA: Explore Black Artists (in-person)

Apr 21

Karen Bennet at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) invites you to join her to Explore Black Artists in BAMPFA's permanent Collection. “What Has Been and What Could Be” is the first in a series of year-long exhibitions exploring aspects of BAMPFA's collections, allowing an opportunity to appreciate long-time favorites and recent acquisitions alike and to reflect on the meaning of building a collection. Works by Black artists in the exhibition date from 1863, with a concentration of work made in the early 1970s and in the decades since, and an historic bequest of quilts by African-American artists received in 2019.

In this descriptive tour, led by associate curator for education Karen Bennett, we'll discuss work in drawing, painting, textile, sculpture and photography by Black artists in the museum's collection.

UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center Street, Berkeley CA 94720

Many of us will have lunch after the exhibit at a lovely Persian restaurant two blocks from BAMPFA. Remember our motto: Come for the Art. Stay for the food! If you plan to attend the tour, or you want to join us for lunch, let Stan know at

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