Lectures & Talks
|January 16th & February 20th
Free for museum members; regular admission applies for non-members
Hear directly from artists, curators, and more on select Third Thursdays in conjunction with the 2013 California-Pacific Triennial. Food truck on-site 5:30 to 7 pm for dining options.
6 pm | Gallery tour
7 pm | Featured program
January 16TH: Third Thursday
5:30 – 7 pm food truck onsite: StuffNIt Burger
6 pm Gallery tour
7 pm Featured program: artist talk with Miles Coolidge
February 20TH: Third Thursday
5:30 – 7 pm food truck onsite: Soho Taco
6 pm Gallery tour
7 pm Featured program: artist talk with Mungo Thomson
|Sundays, January 12th, February 9th, March 9th, 2-3:30pm
Experience OCMA's exhibitions in a whole new way. Share your ideas about the works on view. Educators will be in the galleries to engage in informal conversation and to answer visitor questions.
|California Landscape Into Abstraction: Works From The Orange County Museum Of Art
Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 1:00PM
Highlighting selected works from California Landscape Into Abstraction: Works From The Orange County Museum Of Art, this 50-minute guided tour encourages an exchange of ideas and perspectives.
|Join us for a lunch time hour of art-related activities at OCMA. Be it an exhibition tour, a guest speaker, or a performance, benefit from a lunch program of art and bring your lunch and enjoy the patio afterwards.
Wednesday, January 15th, 12:15 pm
Art for Lunch | Noontime Programming at OCMA
Coffee, lemonade and cookies will be served. Bring your lunch and enjoy the patio at the museum after the program.
|Our featured lecturer is Jeanne Willette, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. As an exceptional art historian, she has written for numerous publications including Art Scene, Art Week and Visions Art Weekly as well as exhibition catalogues for museum shows. She is the author and publisher of two websites: Art History Unstuffed and The Arts Blogger. In addition to her impressive scholarly and professional background, Dr. Willette is a gifted speaker who brings wit and charm to the Visionaries Enrichment Series.
FALL SERIES: The Art of the Pacific Rim
Mondays, October 14 – November 18, 2013
On the occasion of the long-awaited California-Pacific Triennial, the year opens by featuring six of the exciting artists in the exhibition. These international artists are familiar to global audiences but are new voices in the 21st century, demonstrating the increasing significance of artists on the coasts. The series will provide an in-depth look at these artists and the national contexts that impacted their art. The delicate work of Tiffany Chung, the tough art of Hugo Crosthwaite and the large-scale installations of Mark Dean Veca and Michael Lin attest to the artistic diversity of the Pacific Rim.
WINTER SERIES: The Out of Towners--Important Exhibitions
Mondays, January 27 - (no class February 17) – March 10, 2014
Beyond Los Angeles and Orange County, great shows are happening in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. This series will visit blockbuster art exhibitions of the past two years and examine new insights on familiar art, such as the Pre-Raphaelites and the Impressionists. Continuing the theme of the growing importance of exhibitions in Orange County, this series will recap the Richard Jackson, Jack Goldstein and the “State of Mind” shows and their national and international tours.
SPRING SERIES: Where Are They Now? Old Artists, New Impact
Mondays, March 24 – April 28, 2014
The turn of the century saw the rise of a number of exciting artists, such as Anish Kapoor and Yayoi Kusama, who by this time have had long substantial careers. Among the most exciting fin-de-siècle careers were those of Arab women who found a way to make art, such as Shirin Neshat. This series examines artistic success---who found it, who kept it and how art, like that of Antony Gormley, matures over time and remains hauntingly relevant.
Registration Fees per Session
Museum Members $135
Non-Museum Members $145
Buy tickets online
Visionaries purchase tickets here: Visionaries Tickets
General & Members purchase tickets here: General & Member Tickets
Paying by check?
Make checks payable to Visionaries/OCMA
Mail to 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
For further information, call (949) 759-1122 Ext. 241
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