Gladys Bentley (1907 – 1960) Gladys Bentley was born on August 12, 1907. She was the eldest of 4 children born to a Trinidad born mother, Mary Mote (Bentley) and an American born father, George L. Bentley. Gladys left home at 16 years old. Like many African Americans of her generation she ended up in […]

Francis Bacon (1909-1992) is widely recognized as one of the most important figures in European art of the second half of the 20th century. In June 1999, The Legion of Honor (The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco) hosted a Retrospective Exhibition of his paintings. As a part of Qcc’s continuing effort to document the […]

Amazons in the Drawing Room: The Art of Romaine Brooks National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) June 29 to September 24, 2000. http://www.tfaoi.com/aa/1aa/1aa636.htm National Museum of Women in the Arts Amazons in the Drawing Room: The Art of Romaine Brooks Amazons in the Drawing Room: The Art of Romaine Brooks, the first major […]

Acting Out: Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore April 4, 2005 – July 2005 The Judah L. Magnes Museum 2911 Russell Street Berkeley, CA 94705 Gallery Hours: Sun-Wed 11-4, Th 11-8 An exhibition to present the little-known chapter in the lives of the famed Surrealist photographer Lucie Schwob (aka Claude Cahun) and her partner, the writer […]

John Bankston: Locating Desire, is the second in a series of Connections Gallery exhibitions at the de Young Museum. Feb 25, 2006 – Jun 25, 2006 According to Daniell Cornell, curator of American Art and Director of Contemporary Art Projects, “The Museum asks the Connections Gallery artists to think about their own experience as museum […]

The Painting in the Rafters: Re-Figuring Abstract Expressionist Bernice Bing by Jennifer Banta, 2009 What is the mystery? The mystery is the work in process. Visually, I sense a great order of things and attempt to transpose this mystery into a picture. I used to look for meaningful order in life, now I am accepting […]

INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST Selections from interviews with Bernice Bing by Moira Roth and Diane Tani, August 13 and 24, 1991. In 1961, Bernice Bing graduates from the San Francisco Art Institute in its first Masters program; among her fellow students are Joan Brown, Robert Hudson, Leo Valledor, Alvin Light, Cornelia Schulz and William T. Wiley. […]

Bing Exhibition Introduction By Valerie Soe At first glance Bernice Bing’s large, vividly colored gestural canvases seem direct descendants of Abstract Expressionism’s broad, dynamic use of paint and highly charged visual style. Seen in the context of Western art history this reading is entirely appropriate and accurate. Bing attended the California School of Fine Arts […]

Bing Exhibition SOMArts 1991 PREFACE By Moira Roth and Diane Tani As we worked on the research for this catalogue, we became increasingly aware of the richness of Bernice Bing’s art and thinking, together with the intriguing complexities of her history over the past three decades. She was a full fledged member of a loosely […]

WOMEN’S CAUCUS FOR ART 1996 Honor Award Ceremony an excerpt from the presentation ceremony By Flo Wong There is nothing more challenging to us as human beings than to embark on the path of self-enlightenment. Throughout her life, tonight’s honoree has done this admirably. It is with great honor that I introduce Bernice Lee Bing–artist […]