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Fall Arts Calendar: VISUAL ARTS

Your month-by-month guide to additional local events.


Arts Benicia:

• Through 10/21: After Dark

• 10/12–11/3: Uplift: Celebrating the Sierra Nevada

• 11/16–12/20: Table Testaments

Benicia, artsbenicia.org.


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive:

• Through 10/13: Dennis Feldman: Photographs

• Through 10/20: Meditation in Motion: Zen Calligraphy From the Stuart Katz Collection

• Through 11/17: Kader Attia/Matrix 274

• Through 11/17: The San Quentin Project: Nigel Poor and the Men of San Quentin State Prison

• Through 1/5/20: Strange

• Through 1/12/20: Divine Women, Divine Wisdom

• 10/2–2/2: Hinges: Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting

Berkeley, bampfa.org.


Bothwell Arts Center:

• 10/12: Art Walk 2019

• Through 10/28: Where Art and Nature Meet

Livermore, bothwell.lvpac.org.


Creative Growth:

• 10/4–11/15: Meeting Places: Mangkaja and Creative Growth

Oakland, creativegrowth.org.


Johansson Projects:

• Through 10/19: Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect

• 10/25–1/3: Pansy Twist: An Incomplete Survey/Mixtape of Contemporary Riot Boi Art

Oakland, johanssonprojects.com.



• 10/10: Tahoe Blue

• 11/7: Harvest, with featured artists Diane Williams and Marcella Austenfeld

• 12/6: Holiday Art and Shop

Lafayette, jenniferperlmuttergallery.com.


The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life:

• Through 5/29/20: Souvenirs From Utopia: The Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem (1906–1932)

Berkeley, magnes.berkeley.edu.


Nicole Mueller’s 2019 installation Thresholds covers the windows of the Richmond Art Center’s main gallery. Courtesy of the artist.

Richmond Art Center:

Through 11/22:

Countersteer: Custom Motorcycles as Self-Expression

• Nicole Mueller: Thresholds

• Pause, Gap, Omission: New Work by Stephen Namara

• Ready and Waiting

• Rich Reality: Posters by Rich City Youth

Richmond, richmondartcenter.org.


Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art:

• Through 12/8: New Formalism in Painting and Photography

Moraga, stmarys-ca.edu.


Sara Lisch Gallery:

• Through 10/30: Narratives: Uno, Duo, Trio

Berkeley, saralischgallery.com.


Traywick Contemporary:

• Through 11/9: Adia Millet, Infinite Edges

Berkeley, traywick.com.


Valley Art Gallery:

• Through 11/9: Celebrating 70 Years of Fine Art

Walnut Creek, valleyartgallery.org.


Vessel Gallery Satellite at the Alice Collective:

• Through 12/20: Center of Gravity

Oakland, vessel-gallery.com.


Light Flowers Against Cool Mountains and Water, by artists Lucy Danzig and Ophelia Gow, is part of the Village Theatre Art Gallery’s Memory and Imagination show. Courtesy of the artists.

Village Theatre Art Gallery:

• Through 10/12: Memory and Imagination

• 10/24–12/16: The 2019 Affordable Art Show

Danville, danville.ca.gov.


All dates subject to change


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