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Events

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

Artist Lecture Series: Angela Hennessy FEB 12, 2020 ARTIST LECTURE SERIES: ANGELA HENNESSY 7:00 pm, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Angela Hennessy is an Oakland-based interdisciplinary artist and Associate Professor at California College of the Arts where she teaches courses on visual and cultural narratives of death and contemporary textile theory. Through writing, studio work, and performance, her practice examines mythologies of blackness embedded in linguistic metaphors of color and cloth. Her current project The School of the Dead, is a program for the decolonization of death and grief through the radical inquiry of aesthetic and social practices that mediate the boundary between the living and the dead.
Kari Marboe FEB 26, 2020 DOUBLE UP POP-UP PHOTOBOOTH 4:30-6:30 pm, SLIDE SPACE 123 A DIY photo booth in conjunction with Kari Marboe's exhibition, Duplicating Daniel, currently on view at MCAM. Bring your bestie, better half, evil twin, doppelganger, or clone and craft photo booth looks inspired by Marboe's wildly unique ceramic replicas. Refreshments, art supplies, and fun provided!
Artist Lecture Series: Kari Marboe FEB 26, 2020 ARTIST LECTURE SERIES: KARI MARBOE 7:00 pm, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Kari Marboe is a Bay Area artist and Assistant Professor at California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA. She holds a MFA from the University of California, Berkeley and a BFA from California College of the Arts. Marboe’s research-based, ceramic works have been presented at 500 Capp Street/Southern Exposure, CA; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, CA; The Museum of Craft and Design, CA; Wave Pool Gallery, OH; A-B Projects, CA; Greenwich House Pottery, NY; and the Waffle Shop Billboard, PA.
Kari Marboe MAR 4, 2020 A+P+I ARTISTS TALK: CHRIS CALDERWOOD, CHRISTY CHAN 7:00 pm, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL A conversation between 2020 Art+Process+Ideas artists-in-residence Craig Calderwood and Christy Chan. Both artists embrace creative risk and complexity around issues of identity. The A+P+I program was established to support Bay Area artists making socially relevant work that challenges and inspires Mills students and MCAM audiences.
Ceramics MAR 7, 2020 EXPANDED CERAMICS: NATHAN LYNCH, KARI MARBOE, NICOLE SEISLER 3:00 pm, ART MUSEUM Nicole Seisler, artist and curator of A-B Projects, Nathan Lynch, artist and Associate Professor at California College of the Arts, and Michael Swaine, artist and Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, will use Duplicating Daniel as a starting point to discuss the expansion and redefinition of ceramics in their practices. This panel discussion on contemporary ceramics is held in conjunction with MCAM’s current exhibition, Kari Marboe: Duplicating Daniel, in collaboration with State of Ceramics, a series of public discussions organized by A-B Projects of Los Angeles. A-B Projects was both an incubator and platform for Marboe in the development of Duplicating Daniel.
Cut-outs MAR 14, 2020 THE CUT-OUTS: MOLISSA FENLEY, BOB HOLMAN, KEITH PATCHEL 3:00 pm, ART MUSEUM A cross-disciplinary performance featuring choreographer Molissa Fenley, poet Bob Holman, and composer Keith Patchel, inspired by Henri Matisse’s pioneering paper cut-outs. Matisse described his approach to creating these colorful paper compositions as “drawing with scissors.” The performance will be accompanied by an exhibition of Cut Outs from Matisse’s Jazz Suite, from MCAM’s Print Collection, in Slide Space 123, curated by Mills College Studio Art students.