Past Events

Monday, April 2, 2018 | 1:00pm
SPRING Visionaries Lecture Series

The 2018 Spring Series takes into consideration the tectonic shifts that took place in the visual arts since the 1970s. Lectures are held March 19, 26 and April 2, 9, 16, 23. Click for more specifics about each lecture theme. 

Monday, January 29, 2018 | 1:00pm
Winter Visionaries Lecture Series

The 2018 Winter Series examines how the rise of what the French writer and theorist Guy Debord called "the society of the spectacle" has influenced today's contemporary art. Lectures are held Jan. 22 and 29, Feb. 5, 12, and 26 and March. 5. Click to learn more about this specific theme.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 | 2:00pm
Pivotal Artists in Conversation

Los Angeles artists Amanda Ross-Ho and Sean Duffy will discuss their work in the exhibition Pivotal: Highlights from the Collection and how it is reflective of their practice.

Friday, October 20, 2017 | 7:00pm
Buddhism in Modern China: A Century of Transformation

Social historian Rangdao Lai presents a lecture on the intersection between modernity and Buddhist culture in China over the last century. Rongdao Lai is an assistant professor at USC and holds a Ph.D. in East Asian Religions. Free Fridays, no charge.

Monday, October 2, 2017 | 1:00pm
VISIONARIES LECTURE SERIES

The Fall Series explores the last of the coherent and named movements in the fine arts: traveling to Germany, France, America, and points beyond. The golden age of big painting was also an era in which the marketplace, not critics, created the art and artists. Lectures are held at 1 pm on October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and November 6.

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