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[Postponed] Postcards From the Background | Zoom

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Course Description:

Amalia Mesa-Bains will share a series of postcards illuminating background narratives on the artworks from her recent retrospective exhibit "Archeology of Memory" at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Institute. These narratives present little-known details of ten of the major pieces including the "Venus Envy" series as well as some of the homages to key Latino figures and events. The details will be accompanied by the images as she reveals the origins of the pieces, research histories and cultural memories.

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Tuition: $10.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Wednesday, Oct. 4 *1:00 - 2:30 pm* (1 session)


Course will meet live via Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the class session. The will stream via Zoom and WILL be recorded for viewing later. A video link will be emailed to you within 3-5 days.


Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D., is an artist and cultural critic. Her works resonate both in contemporary formal terms and in their ties to her Chicano community and history. A nationally known lecturer on Chicano art, she is Professor Emeritus and one of the founders of the Visual and Public Art Department at CSUMB. Among her many awards is the distinguished MacArthur Fellowship.