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

Tickets for Crystal Ball: 2021 MFA Exhibition MAY 8–JUN 6, 2021 TIMED TICKETS FOR CRYSTAL BALL: 2021 MFA EXHIBITION MCAM is open by timed ticketing only. All visitors must have a ticket, wear a mask, and fill out Mills’ Daily Symptom Check before arrival.
Thiago Mendes: How to Draw a Perfect Pineapple | May 17, 6PM, Instagram Live | Thiago Mendes, detail from Pineapple Vandalism, 2015, Giclée Print MAY 17, 2021 THIAGO MENDES | HOW TO DRAW A PERFECT PINEAPPLE 6:00–7:00 pm, Instagram Live @millsartmuseum In Brazil there's an expression commonly used when people have difficult problems or situations to solve: having to peel a pineapple. Join Thiago Mendes as he draws you the perfect pineapple, an object that appears in his art as a sign to talk about Brazilian struggles and hardships.
Sylvia Hughes-Gonzales | Tinsel Dream | May 19, 6PM| Image by Sylvia Hughes-Gonzales MAY 19, 2021 SYLVIA HUGHES-GONZALES | TINSEL DREAM 6:00–7:00 pm, Mills Performing Arts Broadcast Sylvia Hughes-Gonzales works in sculpture and social action to address intersecting themes of celebration and destruction. Through this live stream of tinsel shimmering, Sylvia will showcase one of her favorite materials to work with. Viewers are invited to observe and meditate on tinsel’s alluring, garish, toxic, and ethereal qualities. The chat will be open for community engagement, and Q&A with Sylvia, for the duration of this performance.
Kara Nelson | Held In Teeth | May 26, 6PM, Zoom | Image: Divination Pendulum by Kara Nelson MAY 26, 2021 KARA NELSON | HELD IN TEETH 6:00–7:00 pm, Zoom Event Kara Nelson’s divination pendulums are created to balance the anxiety of uncertainty and the comfort of perceived knowledge. Like Kara’s other artworks exploring witchhood, her pendulum performances incorporate ritual and embrace what was once feared. This program will combine the serious practice of divination with candid, lighthearted interactions with the attendees.
: Jay DeFeo: A Legacy at Mills College | July 14, 12:00PM, Zoom Event | Photo Credit: M. Lee Fatherree, 1986 MAY 26, 2021 JAY DEFEO: A LEGACY AT MILLS COLLEGE 12:00–1:30 pm, Zoom Event This program celebrates the legacy and impact of Jay DeFeo at Mills College through a panel discussion among past Jay DeFeo MFA Prize winners, James Gouldthorpe (1995), Betsy Schnieder (1997), Nomi Talisman (2003), and Yétundé Olagbaju (2020). Moderated by Mills College Art Museum Executive Director Stephanie Hanor.