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

Amy Balkin, Public Smog, 2004–ongoing. OCT 4, 2015 Performance | Panel: On Freedom of Expression and Technology As Public Platform 3:00 PM, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Featuring a live Skype performance by Enar de Dios Rodríguez, a special multiple produced by Leah Rosenberg, and a panel discussion with artists in the exhibition Public Works: Artists' Interventions 1970s–Now, including Amy Balkin, Tania Bruguera (via Skype), Favianna Rodriguez, and Stephanie Syjuco.
Nandipha Mntambo, Titfunti emkhatsini wetfu (The shadows between us), 2013 OCT 7, 2015 Mills College Art Lecture Series: Nandipha Mntambo 7:00 PM, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Born in 1982, Mntambo graduated with a Masters in Fine Art from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, in 2007. She won the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art in 2011. Mntambo has had five solo shows at Stevenson in Cape Town and Johannesburg and two at Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm. Mntambo makes cascading sculptures that are molded from cowhide and suggest the human figure. These three-dimensional works, along with her photographs, videos, and performances, explore the similarities and differences between humans and animals, men and women, and attraction and repulsion.

Sponsored by Herringer Graduate Lecture Series.
Mildred Howard, A Different Story, 2012 OCT 14, 2015 Mills College Art Lecture Series: Mildred Howard 7:00 PM, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Born in San Francisco in 1945, Howard is an artist known primarily for her sculptural installation and mixed-media assemblages. Howard began her career as a dancer prior to working in visual art. Howard is represented by Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco and has been shown at galleries in Boston, LA, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Cairo and Venice and at the Oakland Museum, the de Young, SFMOMA, the San Jose Museum of Art and the Museum of the African Diaspora. Howard has been the recipient of two Rockefeller Foundation Awards, the Joan Mitchell Award and an NEA Fellowship in Sculpture. Howard has taught at Stanford and Brown Universities, SFAI and CCA.

Sponsored by Herringer Graduate Lecture Series.
Thornton and Rinder OCT 28, 2015 Artistic Credibility in a Global Context: A conversation with Sarah Thornton and Larry Rinder 7:00 PM, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Thornton is a writer and sociologist of culture. She is the author of Seven Days in the Art World (2008) and 33 Artists in 3 Acts. Thornton has been the chief correspondent on contemporary art for The Economist and has written for many other publications.

Rinder is director of the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA). He has held positions at the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He was the founding director of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts at California College of the Arts, San Francisco.

Sponsored by Corenah Wright Lecture Series/Art Dept.
Frock and Zimbardo NOV 4, 2015 Christian L. Frock and Tanya Zimbardo 7:00 PM, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Frock and Zimbardo are the co-curators of Public Works: Artists' Interventions 1970s–Now at the Mills College Art Museum.

Christian L. Frock is an independent writer, curator and educator whose work focuses on art and politics, the role of artists in public life and social justice. Invisible Venue, the alternative curatorial enterprise Frock founded and has directed since 2005, collaborates with artists to present art in public spaces, online and in the built environment. Frock is 2015–2016 Scholar in Residence at California College of the Arts, Center for Art and Public Life. She possesses an MA in curatorial practice from Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Tanya Zimbardo is the assistant curator of media arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Among other exhibitions, she co-curated public commissions for the off-site exhibition 2012 SECA Art Award and has organized numerous screenings of film, video and performance-based work at the museum and other venues. Zimbardo received her MA in curatorial practice from the California College of the Arts.
Jenifer K. Wofford, in Mail Order Brides/M.O.B., Divide // Conquer: The Manananggoogle Onboarding Experience, 2013. NOV 8, 2015 Jenifer K. Wofford: MaxiPad time and location tbd In her wide-ranging practice, Jenifer K. Wofford creates camp spectacles that hilariously deconstruct systems of power. At a moment when our right to peaceable assembly has been dramatically eroded, staging a parade can be a radical act. For MaxiPad, Wofford gathers a carnivalesque procession of padded, costumed characters to confront issues of vulnerability and gender in public space.

This project is organized by Southern Exposure in partnership with MCAM for the exhibition Public Works: Artists’ Interventions 1970s–Now on view through December 13, 2015.
Katz NOV 11, 2015 Jonathan D. Katz, "How AIDS Changed American Art" 7:00 PM, LISSER HALL Katz, the 2015 Jane Green Endowment for Studies in Art History and Criticism speaker, is the Director of the Visual Studies Doctoral Program, University of Buffalo (SUNY). He was the co-curator of the 2010 exhibition, Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, and is co-curating Art AIDS America, which opens this October.
Constance Hockaday, San Francisco Bay, 2015. DEC 6, 2015 Constance Hockaday: You Make A Better Wall Than A Window–The Tour TBD, SF FERRY BUILDING Constance Hockaday makes collaborative, participatory projects on the water. For You Make a Better Wall Than a Window–The Tourem>, Hockaday reflects upon our relationship to waterways in urban space. As a sailor and artist whose work is based on the ocean, her research closely examines how government bodies and institutions have come to create barriers to the accessibility of the water.

This project is organized by Southern Exposure in partnership with MCAM for the exhibition Public Works: Artists’ Interventions 1970s–Now on view through December 13, 2015.