MONDAYS @ THE MUSEUM

ATTEND. ENGAGE. IMAGINE. REPEAT.

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Mondays at the Museum are an exciting series of lectures that occur from fall through spring. Bringing together various perspectives on works of art, this season’s series of lectures are inspired by objects in the permanent collection or on display.

All lectures take place inside the Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Starting at $15 (see below for pricing information).

CALIFORNIA LANDSCAPES

 

Date: November 12, 2018     |     Time: 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.

Mary Ingebrand-PohladCollector

Steven Biller - Editor-in-Chief - Palm Springs Life

Amy Scott - PhD, Chief Curator - Autry Museum of the American West

Artist James Swinnerton connects all our speakers, as Museum Trustee Mary Ingebrand-Pohlad expands on her connection to his paintings, and Steven Biller talks about contemporary desert art and culture. Amy Scott presents on changing representations of western lands leading up to and during Swinnerton’s era, featuring signature paintings from the Autry Museum of the American West and Palm Springs Art Museum collections.

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NATIVE AMERICAN COLLECTIONS

 

Date: November 19, 2018     |     Time: 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.

Christine Giles - Curator - Palm Springs Art Museum

Cara Romero - Artist

Diego Romero - Artist

Following an overview of the museum’s Native American collection, contemporary Native American artists Cara Romero and Diego Romero present their recent work, including Cara’s First American Girl Series: “Naomi,” a recent museum acquisition, and Diego’s urban style pottery that balances popular imagery with historic pueblo pottery.

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AGNES PELTON AND SPIRITUAL MODERNISM

 

Date: December 10, 2018     |     Time: 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.

Mara GladstonePHD - Associate Curator - Palm Springs Art Museum

Nancy Sheley - PHD - Agnes Pelton Society

Karen Moss - PHD - Art Historian / Curator / Writer

Agnes Pelton is known for her modernist paintings, especially her light-filled, vibrant abstractions that reflect her interest in spirituality and her inspiration from the desert landscape. Art Historian Karen Moss will examine Pelton and other women artists whose art also engages with ideas of nature and spirituality, transcendence and illumination. Nancy Sheley’s Bringing Light to Life is a short narrative performance drawn from Pelton’s personal letters, diary entries and the artist’s early reviews.

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ALEXANDER CALDER AND MODERNIST ICONS

 

Date: January 28, 2019     |     Time: 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.

Gwendolyn WeinerCollector

Steven A. Nash - PHD - Art Historian and former Palm Springs Art Museum Executive Director

The Weiner Family Collection established the museum’s remarkable selection of modernist sculpture. Collector and Museum Trustee Gwendolyn Weiner talks about her collecting practices related to this significant group of works, including Alexander Calder’s Lizard. Steven Nash will continue with an art historical overview of Calder and Modernism, with reference to significant markers of the period, and highlights from The Weiner Family Collection.

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DEPICTING THE FIGURE

 

Date: February 4, 2019     |     Time: 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.

Donna MacMillan - Collector

David Evans Frantz - Associate Curator - Palm Springs Art Museum

Ryan Linkof - Curator - Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

From representing the body as an idealist form to invoking the figure as an expressive site of political consciousness, artists have been inspired by the human form throughout time. This presentation –accompanying the exhibition Shoulder to Shoulder: Depicting the Figure at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert – explores a diverse range of celebrated works and lesser known gems of modern and contemporary art by Antony Gormley, Duane Hansen, Jacques Lipchitz, Manuel Neri, Jaume Plensa, and Alison Saar, among many others.

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CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Date: April 1, 2019     |     Time: 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.

David Knaus - Collector

Mara Gladstone - PHD - Associate Curator, Paln Springs Art Museum

Susan Laxton - PhD - Associate Professor, Department of History of Art, UCR

The series closes with a focus on modern and contemporary photography, from Atget and Man Ray to Linda Connor, Arthur Tress, and Christina Fernandez. Art collector David Knaus outlines his interest in themedium and University of California Riverside’s Susan Laxton lectures on the history of critical photographic practice spanning the 19th to 21st centuries.

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MONDAYS @ THE MUSEUM

 Where:

Palm Springs Art Museum

Annenberg Theater

101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262

Tickets:

Lecture:

$15 Member

$20 Guest

Series:

$75 Member

$100 Guest

ATTEND. ENGAGE. IMAGINE. REPEAT.

Credits : James Swinnerton, Smoke Tree and Salton Sea, 1935; Collection of Mary Ingebrand-Pohlad, photograph by Lance Gerber | Cara Romero, First American Girl Series: “Naomi,” 2018, archival pigment print, gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D., © 2018 Cara Romero Agnes Pelton, Future, 1941, oil on canvas, 75th Anniversary gift of Gerald E. Buck in memory of Bente Buck, Best Friend and Life Companion Alexander Calder, Lizard (Lézard), 1968, painted metal, collection Palm Springs Art Museum, gift of Gwendolyn Weiner in honor of Harold Meyerman, © 2015 Calder Foundation, New York / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York Antony Gormley, Apart X, 2002, bright mild steel blocks, Gift of Donna and Cargill MacMillan, Jr., © Antony Gormley Linda Connor, Sacred Text, Ethiopian Church, Jerusalem, Israel, 1995, gelatin silver on printing-out paper, Gift of David Knaus, © Linda Connor