Museum
Events

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

Dwelling OCT 21, 2017 DWELLING IN-BETWEEN: KOREAN AMERICANS IN THE BAY AREA 2:00-6:00 pm, DAVID BROWER CENTER IN BERKELEY
Korean American visual artists, writers, and scholars share their praxis and reflections on the Korean diaspora about the transnational connections of Korean American cultural production. Featuring presentations by In-Between Places curator Linda Inson Choy, Jung Ran Bae (artist), Laura Kang (UC Irvine), Myung Mi Kim (poet), Rosemarie Nahm (Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation); and Minji Sohn (artist).
Liem OCT 25, 2017 FIRST PERSON PLURAL, MOVIE & DIRECTOR'S TALK WITH DEANN BORSHAY LIEM 6:30-8:30 pm, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL
In 1966, Deann Borshay Liem was adopted by an American family and was sent from Korea to her new home. Growing up in California, the memory of her birth family was nearly obliterated until recurring dreams lead Deann to discover the truth: her Korean mother was very much alive. Bravely uniting her biological and adoptive families, Deann's heartfelt journey makes First Person Plural a poignant essay on family, loss, and the reconciling of two identities.
Lawrence Rinder NOV 1, 2017 ARTIST LECTURE SERIES: LAWRENCE RINDER: ART, ACTIVISM, AND AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT: REFLECTIONS ON THE ROLE OF MUSEUMS IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY 7:00 pm, LUCIE STERN HALL
Lawrence Rinder is director and chief curator of the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), a position he has held since 2008. His curatorial contributions while serving as BAMPFA director include organizing Architecture of Life in 2016; The Possible in 2014 (with David Wilson); and the first mid-career survey of Barry McGee in 2012 (with Dena Beard) among others. He has held positions at the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center, and the Whitney Museum of American Art where he was chief curator for the 2002 Biennial and exhibitions including The American Effect: Global Perspective on the United States.
Home Movie Day NOV 4, 2017 HOME MOVIE DAY: KOREAN AMERICANS IN THE BAY AREA 11:00 am–1:00 pm (Movie Drop-Off); 1:00-3:00 pm (screening), DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Home Movie Day celebrates amateur filmmaking and provides the opportunity for individuals and families to author and share their memories with an audience of their community, and to see their neighbors’ in turn. MCAM invites you to bring your 8mm, Super 8, 16mm, VHS and DVDs to our campus theatre. We’ll provide equipment and volunteers to project your footage. Home Movie Day is free and open to anyone who wants to participate. For this particular event we encourage members of the local KOREAN AND KOREAN AMERICAN community to contribute and present your film about life in the Bay Area.