This Wednesday, the Mills College Art Museum (MCAM) in Oakland will be opening a new exhibition titled Experiments in the Fault Zone.
And no, these are not works about earthquakes, hence the words “fault zone” in the title. But rather, this exhibition is a presentation of key moments and pivotal artistic figures in the arts at Mills College from the 1930s to the present, showcasing internationally renowned commitments to experimentations and collaborations across the fine arts. The exhibition will also showed how Mills College was also a haven for avant-garde artists and musicians including composers Henry Cowell and Lou Harrison, and contemporary artists Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Fernand Leger, as well as present an overview of how the college’s extraordinary history with the arts continues with electronic music pioneers such as Pauline Oliveros.
Four of the featured works in this exhibition can be previewed on MCAM’s website at mcam.mills.edu. They include a 1963 photo of a rehearsal of a dance titled Adame Miroir, a still from a 1947 film, and a production still of a 1974 musical statement, held at Mills College’s Greek Theater. In addition to these works, the exhibition will also present works that will include an interpretation of a work from John Cage, and Merce Cunningham.
Experiments in the Fault Zone is on view until December 8th.