Museum
Events

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

Patti Smith SEP 14, 2016 #PATTIGRAM INSTRAGRAM COMPETITION contest guidelines
Inspired by Patti Smith’s diaristic Polaroids, MCAM will host a competitive call for Instragam photos submitted by tagging #Pattigram and @MillsArtMuseum. Throughout the competition, select contributors will be featured on MCAM's social media channels and website. Additional finalists will have their winning photos professionally printed and displayed in an exhibition at Mills College.
Kanchan Chander OCT 11, 2016 GRADUATE LECTURE SERIES: KANCHAN CHANDER “THE STORY SO FAR…” 2:30 pm, DANFORTH LECTURE HALLKanchan Chander, an artist from New Delhi, India, and a member of the faculty at the Delhi College of Art, 1986-2005. In her paintings, prints and sculptures she addresses gender issues and biases that are prevalent in patriarchal societies. Drawing from her own experiences she has mined ancient classical Indian sculptures to act as palimpsests upon which she castes contemporary interpretations that reference the deep symbolism of form and color in Indian aesthetics.
Patti Smith OCT 12, 2016 MILLS TRAIN 7:00 pm, ART MUSEUM, Various Mills campus locations
Schedule
MCAM, in collaboration with and the F. W. Olin Library and Mills College faculty and students, will host a creative open-house featuring an eclectic schedule of artistic events—readings, performances, music, etc.—presented at various departments and facilities on campus.
Shinichi Iova-Koga + Anna Halprin at 95 Rituals Performance, 2016. Photo: Pak Han OCT 19, 2016 ARTIST TALK: SHINICHI IOVA-KOGA 7:00 pm, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL
inkBoat is a physical theatre and dance company founded by Shinichi Iova-Koga in 1998. The company performs in theaters and site specific locations. Repertory and research integrate the interplay of multiple artistic disciplines and viewpoints–both experimental and traditional–resulting in original performance compositions.

Shinichi Iova-Koga has co-directed works with Anna HalprinKo MurobushiSten RudstrømYuko Kaseki,Takuya Ishide and KT Nelson (ODC) and has co-created performances with music groups Rova Saxophone Quartet and Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. Iova-Koga credits his mentors Anna Halprin, Ruth Zaporah, Masyuki Koga, Ralph Lemon, Yumiko Yoshioka, Hiroko Tamano and Yukihiro Goto for instilling in him a reverence for irreverence. He has been teaching dance composition at Mills College since 2009.
Beatrice Glow, installation detail from Rhunhattan,Wave Hill, New York, 2015. OCT 20, 2016 CURATOR TALK: MARGO MACHIDA 7:00 pm, LISSER THEATER
Dr. Margo Machida, a leading authority on Asian American Art, and Professor of Art History and Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut, will talk on her current research on Trans-Pacific Visions. Born and raised in Hawai’i, she is a scholar, independent curator, and activist cultural critic specializing in Asian American art and visual culture. Her book, Unsettled Visions: Contemporary Asian American Artists and the Social Imaginary (Duke University Press, 2009) received the Cultural Studies Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies.