Past Events

Sunday, February 15, 2015 | 11:00am - 5:00pm
Opening Day Celebration: Alien She, Fred Tomaselli, and Dieter Roth

Join us for the opening day celebration of OCMA’s new exhibitions! Hear from the curators and meet the artists. Learn new silkscreening techniques, play a tune, and build your identity at our drop-in workshops led by local Riot Grrrl Chapters; OC Rock N’ Roll Camp for Girls; and the LGBT Center OC. 

Monday, January 26, 2015 | 1:30pm - 3:30pm
VISIONARIES LECTURE SERIES: EXPLORING THE AVANT-GARDE (WINTER SERIES)

In recognition of OCMA’s much anticipated exhibit The Avant-Garde Collection and the centennial of the start of World War I, this fascinating series will examine the historic avant-garde and commemorate the “War to End All Wars,” deploying the conflict as a backdrop to the surprising resilience of artistic creativity during this dark time. The artists’ daunting struggle to innovate will be explored and the evolution of the avant-garde will be defined.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
THIRD THURSDAY: WEST COAST AVANT-GARDE, PART 2

Artists Tom LaDuke, Glenn Kaino, and Alexandra Grant discuss the new guard and what it means to be groundbreaking in today’s art world.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
ALTERNATIVE THURSDAY: COLLEGE NIGHT

A special evening of art, music, and film! Activities presented by co-curator Fatima Manalili, artist Don Ed Hardy, featured artist George Herms, animation professor/filmmaker Jim Keeshen, composer Neil Rolnick with UC Irvine music students, and more. Open to the public; free for students.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 | 6:00pm
Life in Pictures with Don Ed Hardy

Trained as a printmaker, Corona Del Mar native Don Ed Hardy will discuss his artistic development and how he found success as a pioneer of tattoo art. In addition to his well known eponymous apparel brand, he has exhibited paintings, drawings, and prints world wide. 

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