Monday, January 27, 2014 | 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Visionaries Lecture Series 2013-2014

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.

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Orange County Museum of Art: Lyon Auditorium 
850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Visionaries purchase tickets here: Visionaries Tickets
General & Members purchase tickets here:  General & Member Tickets

Visionaries $125 
Museum Members $135 
Non-Museum Members $145

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

Visionaries was founded in 1989 to support the Orange County Museum of Art's educational activities.