Monday, October 10, 2016 | 1:00pm

Visionaries Lecture Series

The 2016-2017 Visionaries Lecture Series explores significant art, fashion, and design movements of the second half of the 20th century, as well as examines the political, social, and economic forces that underscored these movements. Modernity continued to manifest in conceptual and experimental art, music, architecture, advertising and fashion.

Special Lecture by Brian Bress Monday, Oct. 17  |  1 pm

The Visionaries are also proud to announce that there will be a special lecture by artist Brian Bress. Brian will enlighten attendees about his groundbreaking work as well as lead a private tour of his exhibition current on view at OCMA, Brian Bress: Make Your Own Friends.

FALL SESSION  |  Mondays, Oct. 10 - Nov. 14, 2016  |  1 pm

The 1950s are often remembered for tumultuous events like the Korean War and McCarthyism; but despite the chaos, important developments emerged, including the work of Color Field painters like Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman and the rise of the Bay Area Figurative movement in California. French fashion designers like Coco Chanel and Christian Dior changed the way modern women dressed. The architectural design of the Atomic home, including its furniture and interiors, will be reviewed during a fun-filled and exciting Fall Session.

WINTER SESSION Mondays, Jan. 23 - Mar. 6, 2017 (no class Feb. 20)  1 pm

The 1960s ushered in tremendous social changes and groundbreaking art forms. During the winter session, attention will be directed to the return of German artists including Gerhard Richter and Joseph Beuys. A focus on pop culture will include the rise of rock n’ roll and the importance of album cover art. Mary Quant and Swinging London will be explored as will the work and influence of pop cultural icons like Andy Warhol. Finally, no cultural conversation about the 60s would be complete without discussing two style icons, Jacqueline Kennedy and Grace Kelly.

SPRING SESSION  |  Mondays, Mar. 27 - May 1, 2017  |  1 pm

The final session in the 2016/2017 Visionaries Lecture Series will consider the transition from Neo-Dada to Conceptual Art—from Robert Rauschenberg to Jasper Johns and Joseph Kosuth—as well as Japanese Post War Art artists like the Gutai Group and Yoko Ono. This session will also consider how women’s liberation influenced art and fashion in the age of disco, and how photographers like Lee Friedlander and Bernd and Hilla Becher documented ‘70s everyday life. Postmodern architecture and, particularly, the Las Vegas hotels and casinos that were marked by automotive-driven architecture will also be considered.

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