Monthly Archives: March 2017

New! Curator's Lens: Lunchtime Art Talks at di Rosa

Gatehouse Gallery

Curator Amy Owen speaking with guests in the Gatehouse Gallery

Curator Amy Owen speaking with guests in the Gatehouse Gallery


Drop-in to our Gatehouse Gallery to hear one of our curators dive into a selection of artwork and artists featured in our current exhibition Based on a True Story. You’ll get behind-the-scenes details, historical tidbits, and new contextual information—see the work with new eyes! Each date features a different theme.
$5 per person / Free for members
Drop-ins welcome; advance tickets not required
May 12, 2017, 11:30 AM-12:15 PM
Fantasy and Figure: Joan Brown, Roy De Forest, and Manuel Neri
Kara Smith, Assistant Curator, Collections & Exhibitions
June 9, 2017, 11:30 AM-12:15 PM
Funk Art and Assemblage: Bruce Conner, William T. Wiley, Wally Hedrick, and Jay DeFeo
Amy Owen, Curator
July 14, 2017, 11:30 AM-12:15 PM
Funk Art and Ceramics: Peter Voulkos, Robert Arneson, Viola Frey, and Peter Saul
Kara Smith, Assistant Curator, Collections & Exhibitions
August 11, 2017, 11:30 AM-12:15 PM
Bay Area Conceptual Art: Tom Marioni, Dennis Oppenheim, Howard Fried, and Paul Kos
Amy Owen, Curator
For more information, please contact:
707-226-5991 x27 or curatorial@dirosaart.org

PhotoEye Lecture Series: Bessma Khalaf

OFF-SITE: Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center

Bessma Khalaf, Mt. Shasta, 2016. Archival pigment print, 22 x 18 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Bessma Khalaf, Mt. Shasta, 2016. Archival pigment print, 22 x 18 in. Courtesy of the artist.


Together with Napa Valley College’s photography department, di Rosa is pleased to co-present a talk by Oakland-based artist Bessma Khalaf as part of NVC’s ongoing PhotoEye Lecture Series.
Khalaf (b. 1978, Baghdad, Iraq) utilizes photography, video, sculpture, and performance and various processes of degradation (including burning, smashing, shattering, melting, and defacing works) to explore the boundaries of landscape and image. Her work was featured in di Rosa’s exhibition Tongue-in-Cheek (spring/summer 2015). Visit the artist’s website.
FREE and open to the public (reservations not required)
The lecture will be held at Napa Valley College’s Performing Arts Center (Building 100, Room 133)
Get directions
Questions? Contact NVC’s photography department: 707-256-7533
PhotoEye is produced with the support of the Janice E. & Bernard Charles Photography Endowment of the Napa Valley College Foundation and co-presented by di Rosa.