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LECTURES AT THE MUSEUM

 

Palm Springs Art Museum present 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 or the Lecture Hall at the Palm Springs Art Museum.

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ALEXANDER CALDER AND MODERNIST ICONS

 

Program: Mondays @ the Museum

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

Location: Annenberg Theater

Tickets: $20 ($15 for members)

 

Speakers:

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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ANA TERESA FERNANDEZ

 

Program: UNSETTLED lectures

Date: January 31, 2019     |     Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Annenberg Theater

Tickets: Free 

 

 

Artist and activist Ana Teresa Fernández lectures on her practice and featured project, Erasing the Border, 2013, closing the program with a special tango performance.

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TALKING PHOTOGRAPHY WITH STEVE McCURRY

 

Program: Photography Collection Council

Date: February 1, 2019     |     Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Location: Lecture Hall

Tickets: Free

 

Speakers:

Steve McCurry, Photograph

Mara Gladstone, PHD, Associate Curator, Palm Springs Art Museum

 

Join celebrated documentary photographer Steve McCurry in conversation with Associate Curator Mara Gladstone as they discuss his lifelong career and the stunning images he's taken all over the world. His career launched into public renown when he emerged from Afghanistan in the late 1970s with rolls of film sewn into his clothes. This concealed documentation produced some of the most iconic photographs of the Soviet-Afghan War. Join celebrated documentary photographer Steve McCurry in conversation with Associate Curator Mara Gladstone as they discuss his lifelong career and the stunning images he's taken all over the world. His career launched into public renown when he emerged from Afghanistan in the late 1970s with rolls of film sewn into his clothes. This concealed documentation produced some of the most iconic photographs of the Soviet-Afghan War.

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DEPICTING THE FIGURE

 

Program: Mondays @ the Museum

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

Location: Annenberg Theater

Tickets: $20 ($15 for members)

 

Speakers:

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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CONVERSATION

 

Program: UNSETTLED lectures

Date: February 28, 2019     |     Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Annenberg Theater

Tickets: Free 

 

Speakers:

Ed Ruscha, Artist

Andrea Zittel, Artist

JoAnne Northrup, Curator, Nevada Museum of Art

Brooke Hodge, Director of Architecture and Design at Palm Springs Art Museum

 

Two artists featured in Unsettled, Ed Ruscha and Andrea Zittel, will discuss their work and the influence and inspiraton they draw from the west, California and the desert, with Nevada Museum of Art’s JoAnne Northrup and Brooke Hodge, Director of Architecture and Design at Palm Springs Art Museum.

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AN EVENING OF PERFORMANCE

WITH ALLISON AKOOTCHOOK WARDEN AND NICHOLAS GALANIN AND HIS BAND, INDIAN AGENT 

Program: UNSETTLED Lectures

Date: March 1, 2019     |     Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Annenberg Theater

Tickets: Free

 

Join two Alaskan artists whose works represent and consider First Nations peoples as they come together for the evening through Indigenous rap and live music presentations. Warden is a widely celebrated Iñupiaq rap artist and was recently selected for the Western Arts Alliance Native Launchpad Program. Nicholas Galanin is a contemporary, multidisciplinary Native Alaskan artist of Tlingit-Unangax heritage, who has work on view in Unsettled. His band, Indian Agent, featuring Otis Calvin III and Zak Dylan Wass, will perform.

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WENDY RED STAR PUBLIC TALK

 

Program: UNSETTLED lectures

Date: March 7, 2019     |     Time: 5:00 p.m - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Annenberg Theater

Tickets: Free

 

Speakers:

Wendy Red Star, Artist

 

Wendy Red Star explores cultural identity from a Native American perspective through projects of various mediums, from photography to performance. Working to reexamine matters of authenticity and representation, Red Star’s diorama projects confront the stereotypical western gaze and promotes conversations about agency using visual tropes of the West and Native cultures.

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CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Program: Mondays @ the Museum

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

Location: Annenberg Theater

Tickets: $20 ($15 members)

 

Speakers:

David Knaus - Collector

Mara Gladstone - PHD - Associate Curator, Palm 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 the medium 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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