HAMILL GALLERY OF TRIBAL ART

2164 Washington St., Boston, MA 02119
Tim Hamill, Director


EXHIBITION HISTORY (1990 - 2016)

This is a listing of the more than 200 exhibitions we have put on in African art. Many of these have links to installation views and/or catalogs of the exhibition. Outside of the gallery, we have arranged and exhibited more than 100 exhibitions of traditional African art at museums, university and school galleries, public and private institutions, all at no cost to the hosting group.

2016

October 29, 2016 - February 11, 2017, Grotesques
, Main Gallery
August 13, 2016 - October 8, 2016, iCAMEROON, Main Gallery
April 16, 2016 - July 16, 2016, Around the House: Doors, Bowls and Posts, Main Gallery
August 8, 2015 - ongoing Out Loud: Photography in India (2014) by Matt Mrachek, MarkMaker Press Gallery
August 8, 2015 - ongoing 
Espace: Photographs from Brazzaville by Jose Ramon Bas, Main GallerySeptember 30, 2014 - ongoing  Bhairava: Photography from India, MarkMaker Press Gallery


2015

December 12, 2015 - March 12, 2016, Look Again, Main Gallery
August 8, 2015 - ongoing Out Loud: Photography in India (2014) by Matt Mrachek, MarkMaker Press Gallery
August 8, 2015 - ongoing 
Espace: Photographs from Brazzaville by Jose Ramon Bas, Main Gallery
May 9, 2015 - August 29, 2015    Ka-Ching! Forms of African Currency, Main Gallery
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anuary 8, 2015 - April 11, 2015   
A Dilemma of Horns, Main Gallery
September 30, 2014 - ongoing  Bhairava: Photography from India, MarkMaker Press Gallery


2014

July 15, 2014 - January 3, 2015    Who's That Lady?  Main Gallery
March 14, 2014 - July 5, 2014   Just Bead It!, Main Gallery
December 7, 2013 - March 1, 2014  Gotta Dance!, Main Gallery

September 15, 2013 - September 30, 2014  Bhairava: Photography from India, MarkMaker Press Gallery


2013

August 11, 2012 - January 19, 2013 
Showing Their Teeth, Main Gallery
January 1, 2012 - April 4, 2013   Sande: Helmet Masks of the Mende, Gallery 1
January 1, 2012 - April 4, 2013   Yoruba Crowns, Gallery 1
February 2, 2013 - April 4, 2013   Mbuti Barkcloth, Gallery 2
February 2, 2013 - April 4, 2013
   Dida Textiles, Gallery 2
February 2, 2013 - March 30, 2013  Take A Seat, Main Gallery
April 13, 2013 - September 8, 2013  Bhairava: Photography from India, Main Gallery
September 15, 2013 - December 31, 2013  Bhairava: Photography from India, MarkMaker Press Gallery
October 5, 2013 - November 30, 2013  Masked, I Advance, Main Gallery
December 7, 2013 - March 8, 2014  Gotta Dance!, Main Gallery


2012

January 1, 2012 - Dec. 31, 2012   Sande: Helmet Masks of the Mende, Gallery 1
January 1, 2012 - Dec. 31, 2012   Yoruba Crowns, Gallery 1
December 10, 2011 - February 10, 2012 Funny Face, Main Gallery
January 1, 2012 - July 5, 2012 African Spears, Gallery
2
January 1, 2012 - May 5, 2012  Doll Face, Gallery 2

April 7, 2012 - May 5, 2012 Confrontations: Tim Hamill: Painter and Collector, Main Gallery
May 12 - June 1 and June 21 - August 4, 2012 Hang On, Main Gallery
August 11, 2012 - January 5, 2013  Showing Their Teeth, Main Gallery


2011

January 29, 2011 - February 26, 2011 Boston University Tribal, Main Gallery
March 5, 2011 - December 31, 2011 Sande: Helmet Masks of the Mende, Gallery 1
March 17, 2011 - April 16, 2011 The Art of Self Defense: Tribal Shields, Main Gallery
May 15, 2011 - December 31, 2011 Yoruba Crowns, Gallery 1
April 29, 2011 - July 3, 2011 The Right Hand of Darkness: Handmade Books, Main Gallery
August 13, 2011 - November 30, 2011 Big Time: Monumental Sculpture, Main Gallery
August 13, 2011 - December 31, 2011 African Spears, Gallery
2
December 10, 2011 - February 10, 2012 Funny Face, Main Gallery

December 10, 2011 - December 31, 2011 Doll Face, Gallery 2


2010

November, 2009 - March 5, 2010 Holding Patterns, Main Gallery
March 6, 2010 - April 3, 2010 A Walk through the Kuba Forest, Main Gallery
April 10, 2010 - May 22, 2010 Counterpoint, The Voices of John Walker and African Art, Main Gallery
July 3, 2010 - September 4, 2010 Cabinet of Curiosities, Main Gallery
October 15, 2010 - January 15, 2011 Once upon a Time, Photographs by Jose Ramon Bas, Main Gallery
October 15, 2010 - January 15, 2011 GrocerySak, Photographs by Susan Burbidge, Gallery 2


2009

Jan. 31 - May 17, 2009, Side by Side, Main Gallery
May 17 - September 19, 2009, PNG, ETC., Art of Oceania, Main Gallery
September 26 - November, 2009, Under Construction, Main Gallery
November, 2009 - February, 2010 Holding Patterns, Main Gallery
Jan.1 - Dec. 31, African Traditional Art, Africa Presidential Archives and Research Center, Boston University, Boston, MA
2008

Oct.13, 2007 - Feb. 17, Masks of the Dan, Main Gallery
Feb. 21 - July 6, Songye Masks and Dida Textiles, Main Gallery
July 12 - Oct. 19, White, Main Gallery
Oct. 25, 2008 - Jan. 2009, Animalia, Main Gallery
Jan.1 - Dec. 31, African Traditional Art, Africa Presidential Archives and Research Center, Boston University, Boston, MA
2007

Oct. 7, 2006 - Jan. 13, Yoruba, Main Gallery
Jan. 20 - March 17, Fragments, Main Gallery
Mar. 31 - July 8, Still Standing, Main Gallery
July 14 - Oct. 7, On Display, Main Gallery
Oct.13 - Feb. 17, 2008, Masks of the Dan, Main Gallery
Dec. - Jan. 2008, Form Follows Ritual, Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA
2006

Oct. 15, 2005 - Jan. 15, Fetish!, Main Gallery
Jan. 21 - April 2, Geometries, Main Gallery
April 8 - July 2, Next!, Main Gallery
July 8 - October 1, Hat/Box, Main Gallery
Jan.1 - Dec. 31, African Traditional Art, Africa Presidential Archives and Research Center, Boston University, Boston, MA
Oct. 7 - Jan. 13, 2007, Yoruba, Main Gallery


2005

Oct. 17, 2004 - Jan. 16, Family Matters, Main Gallery
Jan. 22 - April 10, Paint!, Main Gallery
April 23 - July 10, Art of the Dogon, Main Gallery
July 16 -October 9, African Selections 6, Main Gallery
Jan.1 - Dec. 31, African Traditional Art, Africa Presidential Archives and Research Center, Boston University, Boston, MA
Oct. 15 - Jan. 15, 2006 Fetish!, Main Gallery


2004

Oct. 11, 2003 - Jan. 11, African Warrior, Main Gallery
Jan.1 - Dec. 31, African Traditional Art, Africa Presidential Archives and Research Center, Boston University, Boston, MA
Jan.7 - Feb. 4, African Tribal Art, Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy, Milton, Mass.
Jan. 17 - April 10, From the Grasslands, Main Gallery
Feb.2 - Feb. 23, African Traditional Art, Filene's, Boston, MA
May 1 - July 11, Skin!, Main Gallery
July 17 - October 17, African Selections 5, Main Gallery
Oct. 17 - Jan. 16, Family Matters, Main Gallery


2003

Nov. 30, 2002 - March 8, Baule Sculpture, Main Gallery
March 15 - May 31, African Currency Main Gallery
Jan.1 - Dec. 31, African Traditional Art, Africa Presidential Archives and Research Center, Boston University, Boston, MA
Feb.1 - Feb. 27, African Traditional Art, Filene's, Boston, MA
April 13, Bobbi and Tim get Married, Main Gallery
June 7 - October 5, African Selections 4, Main Gallery
Sept.. 5 - Dec.1, African Traditional Art, Springstep, Center for Traditional Dance & Music Medford, MA
Oct. 4 - Oct.5, African Traditional Art, Roxbury Open Studios, Boston, MA
Oct. 11 - Jan. 11, 2004 African Warrior, Main Gallery


2002

Nov. 29, 2001 - Feb. 23, African Doors and Locks, Main Gallery
Mar. 1 - May 25, African Metalwork, Main Gallery
April 1 - April 14, African Traditional Art, Gallery, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
June 1 - Aug. 31, African Selections 3, Main Gallery
Sept. 5 - Nov. 23, Songye Sculpture, Main Gallery
Sept. 20 - June 30, African Traditional Art, Africa Presidential Archives and Research Center, Boston University, Boston, MA
Oct. 5 - Oct.6, African Traditional Art, Roxbury Open Studios, Boston, MA
Nov. 30 - March 8, 2003 Baule Sculpture, Main Gallery
Dec. 7 - 8, Cultural Survival Exhibit, Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, MA


2001

Dec. 1, 2000 - Feb. 24, Tsogo Sculpture, Main Gallery
Dec. 15 - Jan. 30, African Traditional Art & Design, Boston Architectural Center, Boston, MA
Jan. 10 - March 9, African Tribal Art, Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection, Boston, MA
Feb. 7 - Mar. 30, African Traditional Art, Milton Art Museum, Milton, MA
Mar. 1 - May 26, African Stools, Main Gallery
April 1 - Summer, 2002, African Traditional Art, Cezanne Cafe, Cambridge, MA
June 2 - Sep. 1, African Selections 2, Main Gallery
Sep. 6 - Nov. 24, African Drums, Main Gallery
Sept.. 3 - Sept. 29, African Traditional Art, Roxbury Community College, Roxbury, MA
Oct. 7 - Oct.8, African Traditional Art, Roxbury Open Studios, Boston, MA
Nov. 29 - Feb. , 2002, African Doors and Locks, Main Gallery
Dec. - Jan., 2002, African Traditional Art, Paige Academy, Roxbury, MA
Dec. 16 - Jan. 18, 2002, African Traditional Art, The Gift of Art V, The Piano Factory Gallery, Boston, MA


2000

Dec. 3, 1999 - Jan. 29, Yoruba Heads, Main Gallery
Feb. 4 - April 1, Bembe Masks, Main Gallery
Feb. 1 - Feb. 18, African Traditional Art, State Street Bank, Boston, MA
Feb. 1 - Feb. 28, Selected Yoruba Traditional Art, Creative Allies Gallery, Boston, MA
Feb. 28 - Mar. 28, African Traditional Art, Creative Allies Gallery, Boston, MA
Mar. 28 - Summer, 2001, African Traditional Art, Cezanne Cafe, Cambridge, MA
April 6 - June 3, Eket Sculpture, Main Gallery
June 8 - Sep. 3, African Selections, Main Gallery
Sept. 8 - Nov. 25, Africa Unearthed, Main Gallery
Dec. 1 - Feb. 24, 2001, Tsogo Sculpture, Main Gallery
1999

Dec. 3, 1998 - Jan. 30, Kuba Textiles, Main Gallery
Feb. 4 - Mar. 31, Art of the Nupe, Main Gallery
Jan. 22 - Feb. 27, African Traditional Art, Maine Coast Artists, Main Gallery, Rockport, ME
Jan. 13 - Mar. 15, African Traditional Art, Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection, 1 Winter St., Boston, MA.
Feb. 8 - 19, Art of the Kuba, Chadwicks of Boston, Bridgewater, MA.
Feb. 5 - Mar. 31, African Tribal Art, Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection, Boston, MA
April 3 - May 29, African Beadwork, Main Gallery
June 3 - July 31 and Sept. 1 - 25, Royal Arts of Africa, Main Gallery
June 7 - Aug. 20, Multi Vision, Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA.
June 1 - 24 , Selections, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA
Sept. 7 - Oct. 28, Work for the Outdoors, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA
Sept. 7 - 27, African Traditional Art, Zeitgeist Gallery, Cambridge. MA
Oct. 2 - Nov. 27, Monumental Masks, Main Gallery
Dec. 3 - Jan. 29, 2000 Yoruba Heads, Main Gallery


1998

Dec. 3, 1997 - Jan. 31, Art of the Tuareg, Main Gallery
Dec. 7, 1997 - Feb. 28, Awon Orisha, the Gods, Harriet Tubman House, Boston, MA
Feb. 5 - Mar. 28, Beauty and the Beast, Main Gallery
Dec. 7 - Feb. 28, Awon Orisha, the Gods, Harriet Tubman House, Boston, MA
Jan. 15 - Mar. 15, Traditional Art from Ghana, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA
May 2, Traditional African Art, with "The Joy of Africa", Roxbury Community College, Boston, MA
Feb. 5 - Mar. 31, African Tribal Art, Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection, Boston, MA
April 2 - May 30, African Costumes, Main Gallery
May 2, Traditional African Art, African Art Symposium, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
June 4 - Aug. 1, Mossi Sculpture, Main Gallery
June 25, Traditional African Art, African Art Symposium, Philips Academy, Andover, MA
June 26, Dogon and Bamana Art, Mali Fundraiser, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA
Aug. 20 - Sep. 30, Animals in African Art, Main Gallery
Oct. 3 - Nov. 28, Art of the Dogon, Main Gallery
Dec. 3 - Jan. 30, 1999 Kuba Textiles, Main Gallery


1997

Dec. 4, 1996 - Jan. 31, Janiform Images, Main Gallery
Jan. 2 - May 31, African Traditional Art, Just Africa Gallery, Boston, MA
Jan. 28 - Mar. 1, African Traditional Art , Juliani Gallery, Mass. Bay Community College, Wellesley, MA.
Jan. 31 - Feb. 14, African Traditional Art, Media Center, Pollard Middle School, Needham, MA.
Jan. 27 - Feb. 28, Passage, Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA.
Feb. 4 - Mar. 29, Art of the Ashanti, Main Gallery
Feb. 13, 20 & 27, African Traditional Art, Boston City Hall, Boston, MA.
Feb. 7 - April 30, Awon Orisha, the Gods, African Meeting House, Boston, MA
Feb. 24 , African Tribal Art, Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection, Boston, Mass.
March 5 - April 11, African Traditional Art, English High School, Boston, MA.
April 2 - May 31, Horse and Rider, Main Gallery
June 1 - Sep. 30, African Traditional Art, Kingsley-Brown Gallery, Boston, MA
June 4 - July 31, African Puppets, Main Gallery
Aug. 2 - Sep. 30, Mumuye & Wurkun Sculpture Main Gallery
Oct. 1 - Present, African Traditional Art, Kingsley-Brown Gallery, Chatham, MA
Oct. 3 - Nov. 29, Art of the Chokwe, Main Gallery
Oct. 8 - Nov. 5, Listen and Learn: The African Odyssey, Harbor Gallery, UMass/Boston
Oct. 15 - Nov. 13, African Traditional Art, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
Nov. 17 - Dec. 19, African Traditional Art, Roxbury Latin School, West Roxbury, MA
Dec. 3 - Jan. 31, 1998, Art of the Tuareg, Main Gallery
Dec. 7 - Feb. 28, 1998, Awon Orisha, the Gods, Harriet Tubman House, Boston, MA
1996

Dec. 2, 1995 - Jan. 31 , Sculpture of the Pende, Main Gallery
Jan. 24 - Feb. 28 , African Tribal Art, Gallery 410, Univ. of Massachusetts, Lowell, Mass.
Feb. 3 - Mar. 30 , Birds in African Art, Main Gallery
Feb. 1 - Dec. 31 , African Traditional Art, Bank of Boston, Roxbury, Mass.
Feb. 5 - Mar. 12 , African Tribal Art, Winsor School, Brookline, Mass.
Feb. 18 - Mar. 8 , African Traditional Art, Sherman Union Gallery, Boston Univ., Boston, Mass.
Feb. 9 - Mar. 16 , Awon Orisha, The Gods, Lotus Corporation, Cambridge, Mass.
Apr. 3 - May 31 , African Posts, Main Gallery
Jun. 5 - July 31 , African Textiles, Main Gallery
Aug. 3 - Sep. 30 , Reliquary Guardians, Main Gallery
Oct. 3 - Nov. 30 , Drums and Shields, Main Gallery
Oct. 22 - Oct. 27 , African Tribal Art, Boston International Festival, Bayside Expo Center, Boston, Mass.
Nov. 7 - Nov. 29 , African Traditional Art, Concord-Carlise High School, Concord, Mass.
Dec. 4 - Jan. 31, 1997 Janiform Images, Main Gallery
Dec. 5 - 31, African Traditional Art, Just Africa Gallery, Boston, MA


1995

Dec. 3, 1994 - Jan. 31 , Color in African Art, Main Gallery
Jan. 19 - Feb. 27 , African Traditional Art, Knott Gallery, Bradford College. Bradford, Mass.
Jan. 16 - Feb. 27 , Beauty Marks: African Art in Context, Anderson Gallery, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Mass.
Jan. 31 - Feb. 24 , Figurative Forces, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Mass.
Feb. 21 - 28 , African Traditional Art, I.R.S. Service Center, Andover, Mass.
Feb. 4 - Mar. 31 , Makonde Helmet Masks, Main Gallery
Apr. 4 - May 31 , African Metalworks, Main Gallery
Jun. 3 - Jul. 29 , Songye & Luba Sculpture, Main Gallery
Aug. 2 - Sep. 30 , Women of Power, Main Gallery
Sep. 7 - Oct. 13 , African traditional Art, Landau Gallery, Belmont Hill School, Belmont, Mass.
Oct. 5 - Nov. 30 , Doors and Stools, Main Gallery
Dec. 2 - Jan. 31 , Sculpture of the Pende, Main Gallery


1994

Dec. 4, 1993 - Jan. 31 , Bwa and Bobo Masks, Main Gallery
Feb. 5 - Mar. 31 , Couples in African Art, Main Gallery
Feb. 9 - Mar. 5 , African Tribal Art, Brodigan Gallery, Groton School, Groton, Mass.
Feb. 5 - Mar. 10 , African Sculpture, Cambridge City Hall, Cambridge, Mass.
Feb. 1 - Dec. 31 , African Tribal Art, Bank of Boston, Roxbury, Mass.
Mar. 1 - Dec. 31 , Masks, Children's Museum, Portsmouth, N.H.
Mar. 28 - Jun. 15 , Festivals, Culture & Context, Internat'l Institute of Rhode Island, Providence, RI
Feb. 15 , African Tribal Art, Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection, Boston, Mass.
Apr. 6 - May 18 , African Art, Warwick Museum, Warwick, R.I.
Apr. 30 , African Sculpture, Nubian Mask Ball, Coalition of 100 Black Women, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Apr. 2 - May 31 , Yaka Sculpture, Main Gallery
Jun. 7 - July.30 , Lobi Figures, Main Gallery
Aug. 6 - Sep. 30 , Baule Sculpture, Main Gallery
Oct. 4 - Nov. 30 , African Boxes & Vessels, Main Gallery
Oct. 21 , Resolved Art Awakening, Oxfam America & UNICEF Boston Fundraiser, Student Union, M.I.T., Cambridge, Mass.
Nov. 17 - Dec. 2 , African Traditional Art, Women's Institute Fundraiser, Harriet Tubman House, Boston
Dec. 3 - Jan. 31, 1995, Color in African Art, Main Gallery


1993

Dec. 5, 1992 - Jan. 30 , Suku & Lega Masks, Main Gallery
Jan. 20 - Feb. 20 , Manifested Spirits, Knott Gallery, Bradford College, Bradford, Mass.
Feb. 1 - 26 , African Tribal Art, Art Gallery, Bunker Hill Comm. College, Charlestown, Mass.
Feb. 3 - 26 , African Tribal Art, Framingham State College, Framingham, Mass.
Feb. 6 - Mar. 31 , Art of Cameroon, Main Gallery
Feb. 15 , African Tribal Art, Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection, Boston, Mass.
Feb. 1 - Dec. 31 , African Tribal Art, Bank of Boston, Roxbury, Mass.
Apr. 3 - May 31 , Fang Sculpture, Main Gallery
Apr. 5 - May 30 , African Tribal Art, Designer's Showcase, Weston, Mass.
Jun. 5 - Jul. 31 , Ekoi / Ejagham Heads, Main Gallery
Aug. 6 - Sep. 29 , Baga Sculpture, Main Gallery
Oct. 3 , African Traditional Art, Fundraiser for Women's Istitute, Jamaica Plain, Mass.
Oct. 2 - Nov. 30 , Abstract Works, Main Gallery
Nov. 23 - Dec. 17 , African Traditional Art, Sherman Union Gallery, Boston Univ., Boston, Mass.
Nov. 9 - Jan. 18 , Awon Orisa, the Gods, Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH
Dec. 1 - 24 , African Masks, Chase Gallery, Boston, Mass.
Dec. 4 - Jan. 31 , 1994, Bwa and Bobo Masks, Main Gallery


1992

Dec. 2, 1991 - Jan. 29 , Mother and Child, Main Gallery
Jan. 12 - Feb. 28 , Ancestral Vision, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, Mass.
Feb. 4 - 28 , African Tribal Art, Dana Gallery, Dana Hall School, Wellesley, Mass.
Feb. 4 - Mar. 30 , Kuba Sculpture and Textiles, Main Gallery
Apr. 4 - May 30 , Art of the Bamana, Main Gallery
Mar. 1 - Aug. 31 , Africa Sits, Talking Drum Gallery, Cambridge, Mass.
Jun. 1 - Sep. 30 , Selected African Tribal Art, Summer Art Store, The Atrium, Chestnut Hill
Jun. 6 - Jul. 31 , The Igbo, Ibibio and Ogoni, Main Gallery
Aug. 5 - Sep. 30 , African Beadwork, Main Gallery
Sep. 8 - Oct. 2 , Five Tribes, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Mass.
Sep. 18 - Dec. 31 , The Animal Spirit in African Art, Talking Drum Gallery, Cambridge, Mass.
Sep. 20 - Mar. 28 , African Tribal Art, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Mass.
Oct. 3 - Nov. 30 , Mende Helmet Masks, Main Gallery
Oct. 12 - Nov. 2 , Selected African Masks, Tiffany & Co., Copley Place, Boston, Mass.
Nov. 16 - Dec. 12 , African Fetishes, University Art Gallery, Univ. of Mass, No. Dartmouth, Mass.
Dec. 5 - Jan. 30, 1993 Suku & Lega Masks, Main Gallery
1991

Nov. 1, 1990 - Jan. 31 , Opening Exhibition, Main Gallery
Feb. 1 - 24 , African Tribal Art, Newton Arts Center, Newton, Mass.
Feb. 2 - Mar. 30 , Dogon Sculpture, Main Gallery
Apr.6 - May 30 , Art of the Yoruba, Main Gallery
Jun. 1 - July. 31 , Dan Sculpture, Main Gallery
Aug. 3 - Sep. 30 , Art of the Senufo, Main Gallery
Oct. 5 - Nov. 26 , Fetishes, Main Gallery
Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 , Selected Tribal Art, Arts Circle, Lafayette Place, Boston, Mass.
Nov. 18 - Jan. 7 , Masks, Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, Mass.
Dec. 2 - Jan. 29 , 1992 Mother and Child, Main Gallery
1990

Nov. 1, - Jan. 31 , 1991, Opening Exhibition, Main Gallery
Nov. 29 - Dec. 19 , African Tribal Art, Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy, Milton, Mass.


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