Join us in person and virtually for upcoming events & programs at the Museum. Discover art, meet artists, create, learn, and engage! Art and artists have the power to transport us and to give insight into pressing cultural, political, and social questions. Many of these programs were recorded, and we’ve selected highlights below. Find more on our YouTube channel.
Public, Docent-led Museum Tour
Saturday, September 25, 2021 • 11 AM–12 PM • In-Person
Nicole Seisler: Holding Patterns • Lecture & Reception
Saturday, October 9, 2021 • 3 PM–5 PM • In-Person & Recorded
Artist Talk with Kirstin Willders • Artist in Residence
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 • 12 PM (PST) • Virtual
Family Day at the Museum
Saturday, November 13, 2021 • 11 AM–2 PM • In-Person
Mobile Museum and Virtual Experiences Information Session
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 • 4–5 PM • Virtual & Recorded
MIND+MATTER & Don Reitz: Panel Discussions and Reception
Saturday, September 11, 2021 • 3–5 PM • In-Person & Recorded
Don Reitz: Life is Not a Dress Rehearsal • Members Tour
Saturday, August 28, 2021 • 11 AM (Pacific) • In-Person & Recorded
Members check the most recent members email for a link to register for the program, or email email@example.com.
Summer Clay Cinema: The Ceramic Art of Harrison McIntosh
Friday, August 27, 2021 • 5 PM (Pacific) • Virtual
Members can find a link to register for the program in the most recent members email, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Curator Gallery Walk – Mind+Matter: Five Bay Area Sculptors
Saturday, August 14, 2021 • 4 PM (Pacific) • In Person & Recorded
Studio Visit and Sale with Grayson Fair, Artist in Residence
Saturday, July 24, 2021 • 11 AM (Pacific) • In Person & Virtual
A hybrid in-person and virtual event in the studio of Artist in Residence Grayson Fair.
Artist Talk with Grayson Fair, Artist in Residence
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 • 12 PM (Pacific) • Virtual
Join us for a virtual artist talk with Artist in Residence Grayson Fair. Fair has been an Artist in Residence at AMOCA since the fall of 2020. His introduction to ceramics was through functional pottery, but now his focus is nonobjective, action-based sculpture. Most of his work is wood-fired, a process of firing a kiln exclusively with wood.
Artist Talk for Amy Santoferraro: Two on a Lot, Three on the Tree
Recorded Saturday, July 10, 2021 • 4 PM Pacific
Two on a Lot, Three on a the Tree is Amy Santoferraro’s site-specific installation in the Vault Gallery at AMOCA. The installation includes a number of live documentary explorations of Santoferraro’s installation process, broadcast and recorded on YouTube Live.
ARTxSCIENCE 01: Recovering the Future
Recorded Tuesday, March 31, 2021 • 5 PM Pacific
Featuring composer and sound artist Ellen Reid in conversation with physician and scientist Carl Grunfeld, MD-PhD. Moderated by Andrew Vosko, PhD.
What can a Pulitzer Prize-winning artist teach us about healing? What can a distinguished physician-scientist teach us about creativity? What can collective trauma teach us about ourselves? Don’t miss this conversation about the post- pandemic world with two distinguished luminaries who will suggest ways that art and science inform our journey from here to there.
Closing Panel for Making in Between: Contemporary Chinese American Ceramics
Recorded Thursday, February 18, 2021 • 4 PM Pacific
To celebrate the closing of the exhibition, join Beth Ann Gerstein and the artists for a final walkthrough and conversation. Featuring Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Sin-ying Ho, Beth Lo, Cathy Lu, Stephanie H. Shih, and Wanxin Zhang.
This event took place live on Zoom.
In Conversation: Stephanie H. Shih + Mei Lum
Recorded Wednesday, August 26, 2020 • 5 PM Pacific/8 PM Eastern
A special engagement with New York-based ceramic artist Stephanie H. Shih and Mei Lum, 5th generation owner of New-York based Wing on Wo and the founder and director of The W.O.W. Project. Shih and Lum converse on a wide-range of topics, discussing art, politics, community, culture, and legacy.
Stephanie H. Shih
Stephanie H. Shih is a Taiwanese American artist exploring concepts of home, not just as a physical place, but also as cultural, generational, and emotional spaces we inhabit. Her work has been shown at the American Museum of Ceramic Art (Pomona, CA), Wieden+Kennedy (Portland, OR), and Hashimoto Contemporary (San Francisco, CA) and featured by NPR, Los Angeles Times, Vogue, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. She lives in Brooklyn.
Mei Lum is the 5th-generation owner of Wing on Wo & Co, the founder and director of the The W.O.W. Project, and one of the leading voices for placekeeping in New York’s Chinatown. In 2017, Lum was recognized as an emerging voice in the Asian and Pacific American community by NBC Asian America. She received the 2019 Community Builder Award from OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates and the Rubinger Community Fellowship from the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. In 2020, she became a Civic Practice Partnership Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
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