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Gualala Arts Lecture Series presents:
Unframing Experience

with Jacquelynn Baas
Monday, March 3, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
$5 donation requested

Jackie Baas Gualala Arts will have a lecture titled "Unframing Experience" by Jacquelynn Baas on Monday, March 3, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the Coleman auditorium.

Jacquelynn Baas, author of Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art, will talk about some of the ways in which Buddhist philosophy helped pave the way for the modern notion of art as self-realization, and the implications for the new University of California Berkeley Art Museum.

In Baas's view, the new century ushered in a more expansive understanding of art as generating an expanded field of perception that links maker, viewer, and environment within a continuous, multi-dimensional reality with potential as new ground for being and positive action in the world.

Renowned Japanese architect Toyo Ito has manifested this attitude toward art and society in his plan for a new Berkeley Art Museum, Ito's first building in the United States. As Interim Director of the museum, Baas will share her concepts and preview the new museum's design for the Gualala Arts Center community.

Jacquelynn Baas is Director Emeritus of the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Dr. Baas served as Director of BAM/PFA from the fall of 1988 to July 1999, when she retired to devote herself to writing and consulting. Last October, she was called back into service as BAM/PFA Interim Director. Previously, Baas served as Assistant Director at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, and as Chief Curator and then Director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, where she oversaw construction of a new museum designed by Charles W. Moore that opened in fall 1985.

She has organized some thirty exhibitions, including "The Independent Group: Postwar Britain and the Aesthetics of Plenty" (ICA London, Berkeley Art Museum, LA MOCA, Hood Museum, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, IVAM Valencia, 1990-1992), "No Boundary: Duchamp, Cage, and Especially Fluxus" (6th Gwangju Biennale, Korea, Fall 2006), and currently "Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life" (Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, 2010-11).

Her recent publications include: Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art, co-edited with Mary Jane Jacob (University of California Press, 2004) and Smile of the Buddha: Eastern Philosophy and Western Art from Monet to Today (University of California Press, 2005). Baas received her Ph.D. in the History of Art from the University of Michigan.

A $5 donation is requested.

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