Episode 174: Lawrence Rinder

December 28, 2008 · Print This Article

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This week Patricia and Brian chat with Lawrence Rinder, currently the director of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Previously he was the Dean at California College of the Arts, curated for the Whitney Museum of American Art, and founded the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art at CCA. He has curated numerous exhibitions including the 2002 Whitney Bienial. In this conversation, they discuss BAMPHA’s new building, arts education, the future of the museum, and the Bay Area art community. At the end Larry agrees to come back on the show in the future to discuss all the curatorial projects in his past thay didn’t have time to discuss. Read more




Happy Holidays

December 22, 2008 · Print This Article

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Everyone at the BAS blog would like to wish you a happy holiday. We won’t be back until the new year. Hopefully we will have some new things in store.




Episode 173: Holiday Show 2008

December 21, 2008 · Print This Article

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It’s our annual Holiday extravaganza. Now with even more Hanukkah content than ever before! Enjoy the show, have a safe and happy holiday!




Barny’s Final Christmas Video

December 19, 2008 · Print This Article

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I wasn’t aware of any previous videos, but this is President Bush’s dog Barny’s final Christmas video. I was too bored to finish watching all of it but I had to ask who paid for this? If it’s tax payers money I am outraged that the quality could not have been better. Also, with the economy tanking did they really have to go hog wild with that tree?

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Some More MOCA Updates

December 19, 2008 · Print This Article

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We all saw this coming: Jeremy Strick to resign…or not?
“One member of the museum’s Board of Trustees, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Strick had resigned during a ‘tearful’ scene at a meeting of the board. A MOCA spokeswoman, however, denied that…”

It sounds as if the board might accept Eli Broads offer.
“The agreement, which the board voted on at a long meeting Thursday afternoon, is not final and is subject to numerous conditions, including Mr. Broad’s examinations of the museum’s financial accounts, according to the people, two of whom attended the meeting on Thursday.”

Los Angeles mayor Villaraigosa makes a plea to MOCA
“His letter to board co-chairmen Tom Unterman and David Johnson asks that the board take time to thoroughly review its options and set aside 30 days to allow the public an opportunity to provide input before a decision is made.”

Eli Broad asks LACMA to show him the money.
“The question, he said, is which bailout carries a stronger guarantee of secure funding for MOCA’s endowment and exhibitions: his $30-million offer or LACMA’s merger proposal, to which no price tag has been publicly attached.”