Thursday, January 16, 2014 | 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Third Thursdays
Artist talk with Miles Coolidge

Hear directly from artists, curators, and more on select Third Thursdays in conjunction with California Landscape into Abstraction. Food truck on-site 5:30 to 7 pm for dining options.

5:30 – 7 pm | food truck onsite: StuffNIt Burger
5:30 – 7 pm | Smart Museum Letter Exchange hosted by David Bell
6 pm | Gallery tour
7 pm | Featured program: artist talk with Miles Coolidge 

Miles Coolidge (b. 1963) was born in Montreal, received a BA from Harvard University in 1986, and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1992. Coolidge also attended the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in Germany, where he studied under the photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher.  In the 1990s, he became known for spare, evocative investigations of functional social spaces and culturally loaded landscapes. His works Central Valley series (1998) and Near Stratford are currently on view in California Landscape into Abstraction: Works from the Orange County Museum of Art. Coolidge is Professor of Photography at UC Irvine.