MONDAYS @ THE MUSEUM
ATTEND. ENGAGE. IMAGINE. REPEAT.
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).
Date: November 12, 2018 | Time: 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.
Mary Ingebrand-Pohlad - Collector
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.
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.
AGNES PELTON AND SPIRITUAL MODERNISM
Date: December 10, 2018 | Time: 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.
Mara Gladstone - PHD - 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.
ALEXANDER CALDER AND MODERNIST ICONS
Date: January 28, 2019 | Time: 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.
Gwendolyn Weiner - Collector
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.
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.
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.
MONDAYS @ THE MUSEUM
Palm Springs Art Museum
101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262
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