Exhibitions

BAM UNPACKED for kids: Mixed-Media Masterpieces

Displayed in BAM’s ARTexperience Gallery, a space designed for children and families, the exhibition highlights a selection of artworks, featuring the use of non-traditional media in surprising and creative ways. One of the most important and personal decisions an artist makes when creating an artwork is the choice of medium. The medium is crucial to….

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This life-size painting depicts a realistic portrait of a Chicana woman looking down at us, shown from the knees up, in a black strapless dress with a black shawl draped over her forearms. She is wearing dangling earrings, bracelets and rings, and the A-line skirt of her dress is embellished with a pattern of blue dots. Her arms are crossed and she is standing in a field with green plants beside her. The dramatic, orange-and-brown sky and clouds in the background fill most of the canvas behind and around her.

Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea

Ideas about the American West, both in the popular imagination and in commonly accepted historical narratives, are often based on a past that never was, and fail to take into account important events that actually occurred. At once, “The West” can conjure images of rugged colonial settlers, gun-toting-cowboys, or vacant expanses of natural beauty. offers multiple views of “The West” through the perspectives of forty-seven modern and contemporary artists.

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Suchitra Mattai: Breathing Room

Using materials often associated with the domestic sphere, such as embroidery, weaving, and fiber elements, Suchitra Mattai creates large-scale installations, sculptures and two-dimensional artworks that navigate her family heritage while also unraveling historical narratives. She reclaims vintage and found materials, such as hand-made saris and other historically rich objects as a way of making sense of the world around her and the multiple cultures she inhabits as an Indo-Caribbean American.

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Re-Framed: American Life, Legacy, and Ideals

Re-Framed examines the notion of a shared American identity while recognizing the complexity of factors that determine each person’s cultural and social viewpoints. Featuring many never before shown artworks from the Permanent Collection, Re-Framed presents a multiplicity of artists who offer meaningful insights….

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