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1960s

1963

Lynn Hershman Leeson moves to the Bay Area to study painting at the University of California, Berkeley, but drops out before the semester even begins.

1966

Bruce Nauman and William T. Wiley participate in the first Slant Step Show at the Berkeley Art Gallery, which includes the original slant step object. According to legend, the step was stolen by Richard Serra and taken to New York.

1967

Bruce Conner, Roy De Forest, and William T. Wiley are included in Peter Selz’s Funk exhibition at University Art Museum, Berkeley.

1967

Bruce Nauman and William T. Wiley’s band Blue Crumb Truck plays at the opening of Funk at the University Art Gallery in Berkeley.

1967

William T. Wiley participates in Funk, an exhibition curated by Peter Selz at the University Art Museum, Berkeley. It includes Wiley’s Slant Step Becomes Rhino/Rhino Becomes Slant Step in addition to works by Bruce Conner and Roy De Forest.

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1970s

late 1970s 1974

Judith Barry pursues studies with Bertrand Augst at the University of California, Berkeley, and the San Francisco Art Institute.

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1980s

1980

Hal Fischer has a solo exhibition at ASUC Studio, University of California, Berkeley, titled Sommerpause – European Snapshots.

1986–88 1986

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, host the traveling exhibition Bruce Nauman: Drawings/Zeichnungen, 1965–1986.

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2000s

2007

The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, organizes the traveling exhibition A Rose Has No Teeth: Bruce Nauman in the 1960s.

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