Art Viewing Adventures: The Celebrated Quilts of Richmond Artist Rosie Lee Tompkins (Virtual)
Mon November 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join Rodney Paul, an experienced museum guide, and get to know the quilts of Rosie Lee Tompkins.
Though not well known during her lifetime, the quilts of Richmond artist Rosie Lee Tompkins have attracted growing numbers of admirers for their vibrant colors and collages of fascinating images. The Berkeley Arts Museum and Pacific Film Archives (BAMPFA) has an impressive collection of this African American artist’s best works, many of which are on display in an exhibition this year that hopefully will be available if the museum is able to reopen. The good news is that it can be experienced online at https://bampfa.org/rosie-lee-tompkins-media#rlt-video.
Museum guide Kellie Krug joins us to talk about deep interest in Tompkins’s textile artworks. She will discuss the innovative use of color and the modernist instincts she brought to this tradition art form. Kellie will help us appreciate why Tompkins, who died in 2006, is now being remembered as one of the Bay Area’s great artists.
Rodney has been leading Zoom-based art tours long before shelter-in-place, as a way to share art from a distance. In his tours, he provides information to help viewers mine the artworks for meaning based on their own experiences and perceptions.
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Art Viewing Adventures: How David Park Shaped the Bay Area Figurative Movement
11/23 @ 1pm
To join by phone, dial 888-475-4499 (toll free) or 669-900-6833 (local).
Enter Meeting ID: 865 6747 4200, then press # twice.
To join with video, click this link: https://zoom.us/j/86567474200 to register and join. Wait in the “waiting room” until the activity is ready to start.
To create a friendly environment and minimize interruptions, we will close the activity to new participants 15 minutes after the start time.
The above link will work on your tablet or your computer. You’ll be prompted to download a Zoom app the first time you use Zoom. If you’re using a PC or Mac, you can join from your web browser without using the Zoom software.