Selz developed close friendships with some of his generation’s most influential artists—including Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Sam Francis, and Christo. He also promoted local talent, like Nathan Olivera.
Peter Selz, founding director of the Berkeley Art Museum, was astounded to see the paintings, most of which are by Sylvia Ludins.
We talk art, the role of art museums and what the future holds with the director and chief curator of the UC Berkeley-owned Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
The Berkeley Art Center has put on many provocative shows in its 50-year history but now faces challenges about how to pay for its building.
Alice and her husband Don opened the store inside Moe’s Books in 1965, and within a few years were also publishing underground comix.
Cycle racing through the hills, a famous plant sale, narrative art, family fun and roses for Mother’s Day, all this weekend.
It would be hard to imagine an exhibition more relevant to current events, or one more visually and emotionally stirring, than this stunning show of monumental oil paintings.
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