All MCAM exhibitions and programs are open to the public. Admission is free unless otherwise stated.

Shinichi Iova-Koga NOV 7, 2014 Steve Adams, John Hanes, Shinichi Iova-Koga 7:00 PM, ART MUSEUM Movement artist Shinichi Iova-Koga and musicians Steve Adams and John Hanes enter and exit the familiar and arcane in their performance at MCAM. Steve is a renowned saxophonist and long-time member of the Rova Saxophone Quartet. John is a widely respected drummer, active in jazz, rock, blues and experimental music. Shinichi has been working in the field of improvisation since 1994 when he departed from the world of theater and fell into dance. Together, these artists have found that free improvisation works well as a format for their music and dance, allowing them the freedom to explore widely divergent areas of sound and motion while letting their innate sense shape and structure the work.

Video of Shinichi
Michael Arcega, Lexical Borrowing: Saw Horse by the Sea Shore- Understanding Manifest Destiny, 2011, Mat board, wood, found plastic bottles, river water, and mixed media. NOV 8, 2014 Fabricating Art: Michael Arcegea 2:00–3:00 PM
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Fabricating Art, a series of studio visits with local artists who deal with fabrication in their practice, is planned in conjunction with the Mills College Art Musuem’s current exhibition Sarah Oppenheimer. As part of this series, three Bay Area artists invite us to their studios to share their artistic process and the role fabrication plays in it. The third and final studio visit is with Michael Arcega.

Michael Arcega is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in sculpture and installation. His research-based work revolves largely around language and sociopolitical dynamics. Directly informed by historic narratives, material significance, and geography, his subject matter deals with circumstances where power relations are unbalanced.

Arcega has a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from Stanford University. His work has been exhibited at venues including the Asian Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, the de Young Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Orange County Museum of Art, The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Cue Arts Foundation, and the Asia Society in NY among many others. He is a recipient of an Art Council grant, Joan Mitchell MFA Award, Murphy Cadogan Fine Arts Fellowship, and Headlands Center for the Arts MFA Fellowship. He was awarded a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts.

Michael Arcega was born in Manila, Philippines, and migrated to the Los Angeles area at ten years of age. He currently lives and works in San Francisco where he is an Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University.
Lucy Lippard NOV 12, 2014 Artist Lecture Series: Lucy Lippard 7:00 PM, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Lucy Lippard is a woman who needs no introduction. She is an internationally renowned author and critic. She has written at least 21 books on contemporary art and has championed feminist art for over 40 years. Many of her writings are seminal tomes used in art education to this day. She will be speaking about her new book, Undermining: A Wild Ride through Land Use, Politics, and Art in the Changing West. Sponsored by Herringer Graduate Lecture Series.
Tracy Cooper NOV 19, 2014 Artist Lecture Series: Tracy Cooper 7:00 PM, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Dr. Tracy E. Cooper (PhD, Princeton University) is Professor of Art History at Temple University in Philadelphia. Her specialization is Venetian and early modern cultural history, with particular interests in architecture-urbanism and patronage-network studies. She recently co-edited a volume with Marcia Hall on The Sensuous and the Counter-Reformation Church Cambridge University Press, 2013). Her book, Palladio’s Venice: Architecture and Society in a Renaissance Republic (Yale University Press, 2006), received the Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Prize in 2007 from the Renaissance Society of America. Sponsored by Jane Green.