Canceled- Art in Context: Contemporary Art:  Understanding Art Today (Series Package)

This series has been canceled due to the Coronavirus and subsequent temporary Museum closure. All ticket holders will be refunded automatically. Thank you for your understanding.

Presented by Thomas Folland, Art Historian

What is the key to understanding art today? Much of what has been made in the late 20th and early 21st century can be bewildering in its complexity and newness. Not only is it globally dispersed but it can be confounding as you find yourself asking: what exactly am I looking at? The gallery might appear to be empty or the museum might have a massive rack running along the floor. But it can also be exciting and thought-provoking when you learn to really see what you are looking at. Taking you through a range of topics and artists that comprise major themes of contemporary art, this series of lectures will give you expert guidance in the world of contemporary art.

Part 1, April 15: Introduction to Contemporary Art.
*Part 2, April 22: The Disappearing Object: Sculpture, Assemblage, Collage, and Installation.
Part 3, April 29: “This is Not to Be Looked at” : Conceptual Art and New Media.
Part 4,May 6: “It’s Not Me, It’s You”: Relational Aesthetics.
Part 5, May 13: Art without Borders: Global Vanguards.
Part 6, May 20: Painting is Dead. Long Live Painting!

Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium, *Fluor Gallery (limited seating in Fluor) 

Series package: Member $45 | General $60 (purchase the series and save the equivalent of one lecture!) PURCHASE SERIES PACKAGE 

Individual lecture: Member or with paid museum admission $9 | General $12 

TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

Event details

April 15, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm