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five large graphite drawings of redacted FBI surveillance files
Person sitting in dark room watching a 2 chanell video showing landscapes

Sky Hopinka

Seeing and Seen

February 5 - July 9, 2023

Sky Hopinka’s visually striking and linguistically rich films, photographs, and poetry, explore the layered nature of contemporary Indigenous...

Still from film.

Screening series

Over History

May 5 - July 16, 2023

In conjunction with The Blessings of the Mystery, this program presents a series of short films developed by Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas....

inside of a small jail wheatpasted with letters

Hank Willis Thomas & Dr. Baz Dreisinger

The Writing on the Wall

Sep. 16, 2022 - July 9, 2023

The Writing on the Wall, a collaboration between artist Hank Willis Thomas and scholar and activist Dr. Baz Dreisinger, is an installation...

Image of prison cell set outside on a hill, surrounded by plants

Jackie Sumell & Tim Young

Solitary Garden

Nov. 5, 2019 - Jun. 15, 2024

The 6’x 9’ sculpture of the solitary cell is a conduit for learning about the experiences of Tim Young in his similarly small cell in San Quentin.

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