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Eliza Barrios and Jenifer Wofford, two-thirds of the artist collective Mail Order Brides/M.O.B.,will speak about M.O.B.’s work, on view in the exhibition "New Stories from the Edge of Asia: This/That." Barrios and Wofford, along with Reanne Estrada, work collaboratively as Mail Order Brides/M.O.B.This trio of Filipina-American artists engages in an ongoing conversation about culture, race and gender in work that has included karaoke videos, museum makeovers, photographic psychodramas, parade performances, public-service posters, and professional bridesmaid services. M.O.B.’s work has been seen at: the De Young Museum, San Francisco; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; San Francisco Arts Commission; Southern Exposure, San Francisco; the Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara; the McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC; Green Papaya Art Projects, Manila, Philippines; and the Lunar New Year Parade in Oakland. Video screenings include the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, the San Francisco International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, the New York Mix Festival, and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery.Lunchtime Lectures take place on the first Wednesday of the month at noon in the Charlotte Wendel Education Center at SJMA. Visitors are welcome to bring food and beverages. Upcoming speakers and topics include “Ekphrasis: Making Connections with Poetry,” with Sally Ashton, editor-in-chief of the DMQ Review, on April 3, 2013; and “Matta and the Post-Colonial Legacy” with Apryl Berney, lecturer at De Anza Community College, Cupertino, on May 1, 2013.The San Jose Museum of Art celebrates new ideas, stimulates creativity, and inspires connection with every visit. Welcoming and thought-provoking, the Museum rejects stuffiness and delights visitors with its surprising and playful perspective on the art and artists of our time. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11am to 5pm.Programs at the San Jose Museum of Art are made possible by generous operating support from the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, the Lipman Family Foundation, the Richard A. Karp Charitable Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, the Koret Foundation, a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose, and, with support for exhibition development, Yvonne and Mike Nevens.
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