Past Meetup

First Thursday at BAMPFA (UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive)

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BAMPFA, the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (, is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley, located on the western edge of campus, just 1 block from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station. On the first Thursday of every month, BAMPFA gallery admission is free to all. Come out and join the Bridgemen and 50-Plus for a joint adventure to the East Bay for some art and culture! We’ll meet at the museum early, view the galleries, listen to an optional lecture and then have lunch in the area afterwards.

Exhibition: “Peter Hujar: Speed of Life”
Peter Hujar (1934–1987), a prominent figure in the downtown New York art scene in the 1970s and 1980s, is best known for his intimate, searching, and playful portraits of artists, writers, and performers, including Susan Sontag, William S. Burroughs, David Wojnarowicz, and the masters of drag theater.
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Exhibition: “Redacted: Art for Human Rights”
In the United States, any citizen may request government documents through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request; however, records are often delivered with black rectangles obscuring classified information. Drawn from the BAMPFA collection, this exhibition features artworks that utilize redacted text, spaces, and elements as a tactic to both illustrate and obscure the precarious nature of truth.
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Lecture: “On Routes of Slavery: The African Cultural Diaspora with Ahmad Sikainga,” >>12 PM<<
In this lecture presented in collaboration with Cal Performances and the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Ahmad Sikainga will discuss the African diaspora in relation to “The Routes of Slavery (1444–1888),” a musical performance presented on November 3 at Zellerbach Hall that celebrates the influence of enslaved Africans on the culture of the Americas and Europe.
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If you have questions or concerns about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray here on Meetup, by email at [masked] or by cell phone at[masked]