Past Events

Friday, December 8, 2017 | 7:00pm
Cinema Orange | Harry Seidler: Modernist

Harry Seidler: Modernist is an exhilarating ride through the life and work of Australia's most controversial architect.Sixty years of work is showcased through sumptuous photography and interviews with leading architects from around the world.  2016, 58 minutes. Free Fridays, no charge.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 | 11:00am
Free Family Day

Enjoy a fun filled day at the museum. Participate in unique, hands-on art projects; join special gallery tours for families; experience innovative youth music by Newport Mesa USD students; and dance performances by Compass Dance Company.

Friday, November 10, 2017 | 7:00pm
Cinema Orange | Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World

Barry Avrich's documentary peels back the layers of the art world economy and the prominent players involved, , and collides the two narratives of the art world as both above and beholden to market forces. Includes candid statements from artists like Damien Hirst, Julian Schnabel, Taryn Simon, and Marina Abramovic. 2017; 84 minutes.  Free Fridays, no charge.

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.

Friday, October 13, 2017 | 7:00pm
Cinema Orange | One Mind and A Thousand Mothers

DOUBLE FEATURE | Free Fridays, no charge

One Mind presents a portrait of life inside one of China's most austere and revered Zen communities where the Zhenru Chan Monastery upholds a strict monastic code established over 1200 years ago by the founding patriarchs of Zen in China. 2016; 81 minutes

A Thousand Mothers, set at an ancient nunnery above the majestic Irrawaddy River, looks at the lives of Buddhist nuns in Sagaing, Myanmar where choices available to girls and women (generally limited in Myanmar) are offered to them. 2017; 39 minutes

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