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

mfa opening MAY 3, 2014 MIXED MESSAGES: MFA EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION 6:00–8:00 PM, ART MUSEUM Join MCAM and the 2014 MFA artists for the opening of Mixed Messages, the Mills College MFA Thesis Exhibition. As part of the opening festivities, MF artist Gwynessa Balvanz invites you to participate in her installation Wishing while MFA artist Veva Edelson makes available her Wearable Drinking Vessels. Refreshments provided.

Contest: Post your images from the opening reception on Instagram using #millsmfa2014. The top two images will win a Hung Liu fortune cookie!
Sarah Beckstrom, Shipping Container HOME Project, 2014 MAY 7, 14, & 21, 2014 HOME PROJECT: Front Porch Time 5:00–7:00 PM, THE CONTAINER, ART MUSEUM Front Porch Time is an invitation to gather, sit, drink, and talk about nothing in particular on the front porch of MFA artist Sarah Beckstrom’s shipping container home. Bring something to sit on and a vessel to drink from. Sarah’s very special sun tea will be served.
Kate Rhoades, video still from Escape from the Art World, 2013 MAY 10, 2014 MIXED MESSAGES VIDEO SCREENING 2014 6:00–8:00 PM, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Join the artists in Mixed Messages for a screening of video work created during their two years at Mills.
open studios MAY 10, 2014 MFA Open Studios 1:00–4:00 PM, ART STUDIOS The Spring 2014 Open Studios will feature diverse and interdisciplinary works by the Mills College Studio Art MFA candidates: Gwynessa Balvanz, Sarah Beckstrom, Veva Edelson, Megan Ender, Heather Engen, Jackie Farkas, Sara Kerr, Kevin Keul, Malena Lopez-Maggi, Dave Young Kim, William Koone, Margaret Laweless, David Mohr, Christine Patterson, Rachelle Reichert, Kate Rhoades, Miranda Robbins, Lucienne Silva, Jessica Smith, Susam Sternberg, and Kelsey Thorne.
Sarah Beckstrom, Shipping Container HOME Project, 2014 MAY 15, 16, & 18, 2014 HOME PROJECT: Documentary Screening FOR TIMES SEE BELOW, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Three screenings:
Thursday, May 15, 2014 | 7:00 pm
Friday, May 16, 2014 | 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 18, 2014 | 2:00 pm

This documentary follows MFA artist Sarah Beckstrom in her yearlong journey of designing and building her sustainable shipping container home outside of the Mills College Art Museum. It highlights her practice of deconstruction and reclamation, connection and collaboration, and of activating new possibilities.
Sarah Beckstrom, Shipping Container HOME Project, 2014 MAY 15, 2014 HOME PROJECT: Stories of Home 6:00–8:00 PM, THE CONTAINER, ART MUSEUM Stories of Home is an evening of prompted storytelling inside the shipping container home. This is an interactive and participatory event using voice, word, and sound to find our common threads in understanding “home.” Bring a cushion or pillow to sit on.
Sarah Beckstrom, Shipping Container HOME Project, 2014 MAY 22, 2014 HOME PROJECT: Movement Improvisation Scores 6:00 PM, THE CONTAINER, ART MUSEUM In collaboration with the Mills College Dance Department, this immersive and site-specific performance references and responds to the shipping container home and experiences of “home.”
Mika Rottenberg, Pocono Party #2 [from the Exit Art Print Portfolio, Expose], C-print, Gift of Exit Art c/o John Koegel, The Koegel Group LLP JUL 16, 2014 Cross Section: Recent Acquisitions Opening Reception 6:00–8:00 PM, ART MUSEUM