Special Events and Tours

There are no refunds on Special Events and Tours.

Tickets are still available for the Centennial Reception at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Through Monday, February 13, you can register for this event over the phone at 212-691-1051 ext.1. You can register onsite for this event beginning Tuesday, February 21 at 5:00 PM.

TUESDAY, February 21

8:30 AM–5:30 PM
Pre-Conference Symposium
Christianity and Latin American Art: Apprehension, Appropriation, Assimilation
Organized by the Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 West Temple Street (Map)

See the ASCHA website, http://christianityhistoryart.org, for the call for papers and registration information. Contact organizers Rachel Smith at rcsmith@taylor.edu or Ron Bernier at bernierr1@wit.edu with questions. Registration will open November 1, 2011.


WEDNESDAY, February 22

12:30–2:00 PM
Metro Art Tours
Metro Art Docent Council
Registration required: ursicj@metro.net.
Limit: 25 participants.

Metro’s Art Docent Council is committed to increasing awareness of art in the Metro system through public tours that provide insights into the artworks, the artists and their processes, and the communities they enhance. Artists are selected through a peer review process with community input and all works are created especially for their specific transit-related sites. Praised for organizing “one of the most imaginative public art programs in the country,” Metro has received numerous design and artistic excellence awards and is renowned for its unparalleled interdisciplinary approach to melding art and the transit experience.

Directions: Tours will meet at the Metro Rail Pico Station (corner of Flower and Pico) (Map) directly across from the Los Angeles Convention Center. A docent in a bright yellow vest will wait for participants with free ride-all-day passes.


12:30–2:00 PM
Special Session
Trade Networks and Materiality: The Prima Materia of Spanish and Viceregal Art
The J. Paul Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive, Studios A and B (Map)
Free and open to the public.

The session, chaired by Maite Alvarez, J. Paul Getty Museum, and Charlene Villaseñor Black, University of California, Los Angeles, will explore new trends in the study of Spanish and Spanish colonial art of the sixteenth–eighteenth centuries with particular emphasis on how vast early modern networks fostered the availability of new materials, how these materials and resulting artworks circulated globally, and how attention to materiality changes understanding of the history of art. Participants include Barbara C. Anderson, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs; Dana Leibsohn, Smith College; Paula de Vos, San Diego State University; and Karen Trentelman, Getty Conservation Institute.

Directions: If you are going north on 405, take the exit for Moraga. If going south, take Sunset to Church to Sepulveda.


1:00–2:00 PM
Workshop hosted by the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard (Map)
Limited to 12 participants. Preregistration required. Contact Rebecca Rushfield at wittert@juno.com.

The workshop, on Cor-Ten steel sculpture, will be led by John Hirx, Head Objects Conservator at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Andrea Kirsh, independent curator and art historian specializing in modern and contemporary art.


1:00–5:00 PM
100 Possibilities
Concourse Foyer, Level 1, LACC

In honor of CAA’s centennial, artist Sheryl Orings will ask CAA conference attendees: What is the role of the artist? Over the course of a two-day performance, she will pose the question and then type up answers verbatim on a manual typewriter, with a goal of collecting 100 answers. Hence, 100 possibilities. Collectively, these answers will paint a portrait of academic views on this question as the CAA enters its second century. After the performance, the cards will then be collected into an archive that may be used to create an artist book and exhibition.

5:30–7:00 PM
CAA Centennial Convocation
West Hall Meeting Room 502AB, Level 2, Los Angeles Convention Center (Map)
Free and open to the public.

Welcome, Linda Downs, CAA Executive Director

Address, Barbara Nesin, CAA President

Remarks, Susan Hildreth, Institute of Museum and Library Services

Presentation of CAA Centennial Awards

Keynote Address, Rocco Landesman, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts


7:30–9:00 PM
CAA Centennial Reception
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Map)
Price: $50. Ticket required for admission. Limited availability.
REGISTER ONSITE

All tickets to the reception must be in the registration area of the Los Angeles Convention Center at Concourse Foyer, Level 1. Tickets will not be sold at LACMA.

Transportation: Depart by bus from the Los Angeles Convention Center West Hall entrance.

5:30 PM
Exhibition Tour and Discussion with guest curator Richard Meyer
MOCA, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Price: $10. To purchase tickets, go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/214402.

On view: Naked Hollywood: Weegee Los Angeles

This is the first museum exhibition dedicated to the Los Angeles photographs of Weegee including many produced for his 1953 book Naked Hollywood. Following Weegee’s lead, the exhibition documents the lurid, irresistible undersides of stardom, fandom, commerce, and self-promotion in mid-century LA. In addition to roughly 200 photographs, the exhibition encompasses Weegee’s related work as an author, filmmaker, and photo-essayist.

Directions: Transportation from the Los Angeles Convention Center to MOCA is fairly easy by DASH bus, Metro Silver Line, or Metro Rail. Consult www.ladottransit.com/dash or www.metro.net to plan your trip. The museum is within walking distance from both the Biltmore and Bonaventure hotels.


5:30–7:00 PM
Opening Reception for L.A Re.Play: An Exhibition of Mobile Media Art
Concourse Foyer, Level 1, LACC

Curated by Hana Iverson, Mimi Sheller, and Jeremy Hight. For more information, go to lareplay.net.


THURSDAY, February 23

8:00 AM–Noon
WCA 40th Anniversary Opening Session
Four Season Ballroom, Kyoto Hotel*, 120 South Los Angeles Street

Includes Meet and Greet and two panels: Hour of Activism: Another Year with the Young WC and From a Whisper to a Roar: An Intimate Dialogue with Multicultural Artists. For more info, go to www.nationalwca.org.
*This reflects a change in venue

12:30–2:00 PM
Presentation of CAA Awards for Distinction
West Hall Meeting Room 502AB, Level 2, Los Angeles Convention Center (Map)

Welcome and Introduction, Barbara Nesin, CAA President

Presentation of Awards

Free and open to the public

2:30–5:00 PM
CAA Distinguished Scholar Session Honoring Rosalind Krauss
The Theoretical Turn
West Hall Meeting Room 502AB, Level 2, Los Angeles Convention Center (Map)
Chair: Yve-Alain Bois, Institute for Advanced Studies

The panel of speakers will include Harry Cooper, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Briony Fer, Hal Foster, and Ewa Lajer-Burcharth.

1:00–5:00 PM
100 Possibilities
Concourse Foyer, Level 1, LACC

In honor of CAA’s centennial, artist Sheryl Orings will ask CAA conference attendees: What is the role of the artist? Over the course of a two-day performance, she will pose the question and then type up answers verbatim on a manual typewriter, with a goal of collecting 100 answers. Hence, 100 possibilities. Collectively, these answers will paint a portrait of academic views on this question as the CAA enters its second century. After the performance, the cards will then be collected into an archive that may be used to create an artist book and exhibition.


5:00–7:00 PM
Opening Reception for the WCA JWAN exhibition Song of the Land
Hebrew Union College– Jewish Institute of Religion, Jack H. Skirball Campus, 3077 University Avenue (Map)

Directions: From the Convention Center, head southwest on South Figueroa Street toward 15th Drive. Turn right on West 30th Street and then left onto University Avenue.


7:30–10:00 PM
WCA Media Award and Film Screening
National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, 111 North Central Avenue (Map)

WCA will present its first Media Award to filmmaker and feminist Lynn Hershman Leeson. The ceremony will include presentation of the award, the viewing of her film, !Women Art Revolution, and a small dessert reception. For ticket info, go to: www.nationalwca.org.

Directions: From the Convention Center, take 110 North to exit 24A, 5 South/Santa Ana/10 East/San Bernardino. Merge onto 101 South and take exit 2B for Los Angeles Street. Turn right onto North Los Angeles Street and take the third left onto East 1st Street. Then turn left onto North Central Avenue.

5:30–7:00 PM 
Reception
Kopeikin Gallery
2766 South La Cienega Boulevard, Culver City (Map)

On view: Kelli Connell

Directions: Take I-10 West/Santa Monica Freeway to exit 7B (Washington Boulevard toward Fairfax Avenue). Keep left at the fork and follow signs for Culver City. Turn left onto West Washington Boulevard; turn right onto South La Cienega Boulevard. There is no parking on the street from 4:00–7:00 PM.


5:30–7:00 PM 
Symposium on Tourism (and) Culture
University of Southern California
3520 Trousdale Parkway, SOS 250 (Map)

This roundtable (with LeGrace Benson, Conny Bogaard, Colette Copeland, William Gassaway, Sarah Kanouse, Thor Mednick, Emily Moore, Sarah Moore, Varunika Saraf, and Rachel Snow) complements two subsequent panel sessions at the conference venue, which will look at artworks made for sale to tourists, artworks that represent tourists, and artworks that derive from the experiences tourists have. More details, including abstracts, can be found online at http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/visualstudies/TourismandCulture.html.

Directions: Go south on Figueroa for about two miles; turn right on Jefferson, and then turn left into Parking Structure D on campus. By bus, take metro bus 81, in front of the Convention Center at Figueroa and 12th, to the stop on Figueroa and Jefferson


6:00–9:00 PM
An Evening at UCLA
Fowler Museum (Map) and Hammer Museum (Map)

Price: $25. Limited availability.
SOLD OUT

Celebrate a special evening of art viewing, hors d’oeuvres, and good company hosted by the Hammer Museum and Fowler Museum.


6:00–7:30 PM 
Open House: Hammer Museum

The Hammer Museum will present Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972, the first major museum retrospective exhibition of the artist’s work in the United States. While regarded in her native Poland as one of the country’s foremost female sculptors of the postwar era, Szapocznikow (1926–1973) has yet to receive significant recognition in Europe or North America. The exhibition is organized by WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, in collaboration with the Hammer Museum and The Museum of Modern Art in New York.


7:30–9:00 PM 
Reception: Fowler Museum

On view: Order and Disorder: Alighiero Boetti by Afghan Women

In the 1970s and 1980s, Italian artist Alighiero Boetti (1940–1994) embarked on a series of projects with Afghan embroiderers, creating some of his most iconic pieces. Working in Kabul in the 1970s and then in refugee camps in Pakistan, Afghan women embroidered works based on Boetti’s templates that include: grids of letters that spell phrases; wall-sized maps with countries filled-in with the imagery of their flags; and large works filled with intricately embroidered objects—sunglasses, a Hindu goddess, twins—that combine to form an internally fractured totality. The exhibition features thirty works by Boetti, photographs of the Afghan embroiderers taken by Randi Malkin Steinberger, and examples of the traditional styles of embroidery that inspired Boetti when he encountered them in Kabul.

Also on view at the Fowler: Mapping Another L.A.: The Chicano Art Movement and Icons of the Invisible: Oscar Castillo (both projects of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980); Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives; Fowler in Focus: Japanese Pictorial Ikats from the Krauss Collection; and Reflecting Culture, The Francis E. Fowler, Jr. Collection of Silver.

Transportation: Depart by bus from the Los Angeles Convention Center at 5:00 PM to arrive at the Hammer Museum at approximately 6:00 PM. Depart the Hammer at 7:30 PM for shuttle to the Fowler. Bus departs the Fowler at 9:00 PM for return to the conference hotels, to arrive at approximately 10:00 PM.

7:00 PM
Russell Lecture Featuring Isaac Julien
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego La Jolla , 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037-4291
MCASD is offering CAA members a $2 discount on tickets.
Reserve your place online and enter promo code “CCA” upon checkout. Tickets are available at a limited capacity and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

British artist Isaac Julien, known for his arresting films and dynamic gallery installations, speaks about his work. Ten Thousand Waves, his most ambitious project to date, which poetically weaves together stories linking China’s ancient past and present, will be on display at the Jacobs Building at the Museums’s downtown location, 1100 & 1001 Kettner Boulevard in San Diego, from February 23 through December 1.

Directions: From the Convention Center, take I-5 North and exit La Jolla Parkway West, exit 26A. Stay straight to merge on to Torrey Pines Road and turn right on Prospect Place. Prospect Place turns into Prospect Street. The Museum will be on your right.


7:30 PM
The Director’s Series: Michael Govan and Rocco Landesman
Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard
This event is free, but tickets are required. Please make your reservation at 323 857-6010 or reserve online.

LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan talks with National Endowment for the Arts chairman Rocco Landesman about the NEA's agenda, including the Our Town grants that provide more than $6.5 million in funding to support the arts as an integral part of revitalizing communities. The discussion explores the NEA’s recent research on arts engagement and the impact of declining art education on public participation in the arts, as well as Chairman Landesman’s interest in theater and country music.


7:30 p.m.
Winter Scenes
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, J. Paul Getty Museum, 200 Getty Center Drive
Free; reservations recommended. Call (310) 440-7300 or make your reservation online.

A love for winter vistas and snowy scenes is an essential part of the modern condition, and an important, if often overlooked, theme of modern painting and photography in the West. New Yorker contributor Adam Gopnik speaks about the vision of winter in modern art as it coursed through the German Romantic (and nationalist) paintings of Caspar David Friedrich to the sublime Swiss vistas of J. M. W. Turner, on to the stylish Japanese-inflected snowstorms of Claude Monet and Camille Pissaro, and beyond.


8:00 PM
Performance: Galileo in America by Robert Allen and Antoinette LaFarge
Contemporary Arts Center, University of California, Irvine (Map)

To purchase tickets, go to http://www.arts.uci.edu/tickets. Special promotional discount code for CAA members: GIA. CAA members must show their CAA membership card when they pick up their tickets at the box office (located at Claire Trevor School of the Arts). For additional information, go to http://www.forger.com/galileo/.

Directions to box office and Contemporary Arts Center: Parking available at 4002 Mesa Road. Take 110 South to exit 9 for 405. Follow signs for 405 South/Long Beach. From 405 South, take exit 10 to 73 South toward San Diego. Take exit 14B for University Drive. Turn left on University Drive, then take the second right onto Mesa Road. At Athletics Drive (second driveway on the right), make a right turn and proceed to the parking kiosk.


FRIDAY, February 24

12:30–2:00 PM
Metro Art Tours
Metro Art Docent Council
Registration required: ursicj@metro.net. Limit: 25 participants.

Metro’s Art Docent Council is committed to increasing awareness of art in the Metro system through public tours that provide insights into the artworks, the artists and their processes, and the communities they enhance. Artists are selected through a peer review process with community input and all works are created especially for their specific transit-related sites. Praised for organizing “one of the most imaginative public art programs in the country,” Metro has received numerous design and artistic excellence awards and is renowned for its unparalleled interdisciplinary approach to melding art and the transit experience.

Directions: Tours will meet at the Metro Rail Pico Station (corner of Flower and Pico) (Map) directly across from the Los Angeles Convention Center. A docent in a bright yellow vest will wait for participants with free ride-all-day passes.


2:30–5:00 PM
ARTspace
Annual Distinguished Artists’ Interviews
West Hall Meeting Room 515A, Level 2, Los Angeles Convention Center (Map)

Mary Kelly and Martin Kersels will be interviewed.


3:00–9:00 PM
WCA Sponsored Bus Tour

In Wonderland exhibition, gallery talk, and dinner on Women Surrealists at the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Ar,t and opening reception for the WCA national exhibition, Momentum at Gallery 825, North La Cienega Boulevard (Map). For more info, go to www.nationalwca.org.

5:30–7:00 PM
CAA Annual Business Meeting and Reception
West Hall Meeting Room 503, Level 2, Los Angeles Convention Center (Map)

Keynote Address, April Greiman

6:00–10:00 PM
Reception and Exhibitions
Lobby Court, Westin Bonaventure Hotel

post-/hyper-/anti-/alter-at the Bonaventure features a selection of contemporary video art and films, curated by Cindy Smith and Ken Gonzales-Day, and will be projected in the hotel's Lobby Court during the conference from February 22–25. Cited as a cogent example of “postmodern hyperspace,” the Bonaventure Hotel, which opened in 1976, stands as an architectural cornerstone in the redevelopment of the Bunker Hill neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles. As a confluence of “high art” and “commercial forms”, the Bonaventure is the conceptual starting point for this site-specific exhibition. Some artists have dealt with the Bonaventure explicitly, others with the city of Los Angeles, and still others with broader questions concerning architecture and urban environments in relation to the decentered communications networks of the twenty-first century. Participating artists: Lisa Blas, Andrea Fraser, Victoria Fu, Pato Hebert, Alexandra Juhasz, Tomonari Nishikawa, Michael Owen, Carole Ann Klonarides, Hans Weigand, and Bruce and Norman Yonemoto.

Five Days: Los Angeles, an exhibition featuring work by Kelly Barrie, Renée Petropoulos, Jen Smith, and Alex Zoto, curated by Sherin Guirguis, will also be on show at this time in the Lobby Court. This event is made possible through the generous support of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites.


6:00–8:00 PM
Reception
The Grad Gallery in the Electronic Digital Arts, Broad Art Center, University of California, Los Angeles, 240 Charles East Young Drive
Free and open to the public. For more information, go to lareplay.net.

On view: L.A Re.Play: An Exhibition of Mobile Media Art

Directions: Take 10 West to exit 3A. Merge onto 405 North to Sacramento. Take exit 55B for Wilshire Boulevard. Merge onto Wilshire Boulevard and turn left onto Gayley Avenue. Turn right onto Strathmore Place.


8:00 PM
Performance: Galileo in America by Robert Allen and Antoinette LaFarge
Contemporary Arts Center, University of California, Irvine (Map)

To purchase tickets, go to http://www.arts.uci.edu/tickets. Special promotional discount code for CAA members: GIA. CAA members must show their CAA membership card when they pick up their tickets at the box office (located at Claire Trevor School of the Arts). For additional information, go to http://www.forger.com/galileo/.

Directions to box office and Contemporary Arts Center: Parking available at 4002 Mesa Road. Take 110 South to exit 9 for 405. Follow signs for 405 South/Long Beach. From 405 South, take exit 10 to 73 South toward San Diego. Take exit 14B for University Drive. Turn left on University Drive, then take the second right onto Mesa Road. At Athletics Drive (second driveway on the right), make a right turn and proceed to the parking kiosk.


SATURDAY, February 25

9:00 AM–5:30 PM
The Feminist Art Project Special Sessions
Ahmanson Auditorium, Museum of Contemporary Art, 250 South Grand Avenue (Map)
Free and open to the public.
Coorganizers: Audrey Chan, J. Paul Getty Museum; and Elana Mann, Scripps College

The day’s conversations will reflect the greater inclusivity of a contemporary feminist art that embraces a multiplicity of identities and philosophies. These panels will build upon a tradition of feminism in Los Angeles through new readings and modes of engagement with this vital movement.


9:00–9:10 AM
Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Coorganizers: Audrey Chan, J. Paul Getty Museum; Elana Mann, Scripps College


9:10–10:30 AM
Feminist Art Education: Renewal and Revision
Chairs: Nancy Buchanan, California Institute of the Arts; Christine Wertheim, California Institute of the Arts

Panelists include Kaucyila Brooke, California Institute of the Arts; Andrea Richards, independent writer; and Claudia Slanar, California Institute of the Arts. Also included will be a video by Vanalyne Green, a participant of the Fresno and California Institute of the Arts Feminist Art Projects; an illustrated lecture on previously undiscovered 1970s work by scholar Claudia Slanar; and more.


10:40 AM–12:00 PM
Colleagues, Coconspirators, and Partners: Perspectives from Feminist Men
Chairs: Audrey Chan, J. Paul Getty Museum; Elana Mann, Scripps College

Panelists include Tavia Nyong’o, New York University; Glenn Phillips, Getty Research Institute; and Howard Singerman, University of Virginia. This panel seeks to embrace the diversity of practitioners of feminist art scholarship today, particularly men who are influenced by and contribute to these expansive bodies of thought. Panelists will address such questions as: How has the professional training of artists been influenced by gender dynamics? Who were the men of the Feminist Art Movement? How has queer performativity shaped the way women and men make arttogether or independently? Panelists will also discuss their relationship to contemporary feminist discourse.


12:40–2:00 PM
Tactics Are the New Strategy
Chair: Pilar Tompkins Rivas, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, Artist Pension Trust

Panelists include Nao Bustamante, independent artist; Carolina Caycedo, independent artist; and Sandra de la Loza, independent artist. This panel discussion focuses on women’s artistic practices that are rooted in activist strategies and address the nature of power structures throughout the Americas.


2:10–3:30 PM
Destabilizing a Destabilized Existence
Panelists: Zackary Drucker and A. L. Steiner, independent artists

Complicating notions of female realness and political identity, this open format artist discussion will address intersections of queerness and feminism in art making practice and how it manifests in the artists’ individual and collaborative film/video and photographic work. Referencing the rich history of feminist and radical queer art making, the panelists will reflect on “outsider” identities, and how a potential future without gender binaries could catapult feminist identity into uncharted territory.


3:40–5:00 PM
Artist, Woman, Human: Feminism in Practice
Chair: Anoka Faruqee, Yale University

Panelists include Mariángeles Soto-Díaz, University of Iowa and Erika Suderburg, University of California, Riverside. Panelists will discuss conflicts between dogma and practice, defining “practice” as artistic, activist, or even religious, with a focus on feminist histories. They will ask the question “what shapes do activism and feminism take during the day, at home, in the classroom, or in the studio?”

12:30–2:00 PM
Metro Art Tours
Metro Art Docent Council
Registration required: ursicj@metro.net. Limit: 25 participants.

Metro’s Art Docent Council is committed to increasing awareness of art in the Metro system through public tours that provide insights into the artworks, the artists and their processes, and the communities they enhance. Artists are selected through a peer review process with community input and all works are created especially for their specific transit-related sites. Praised for organizing “one of the most imaginative public art programs in the country,” Metro has received numerous design and artistic excellence awards and is renowned for its unparalleled interdisciplinary approach to melding art and the transit experience.

Directions: Tours will meet at the Metro Rail Pico Station (corner of Flower and Pico) (Map) directly across from the Los Angeles Convention Center. A docent in a bright yellow vest will wait for participants with free ride-all-day passes.


NOON–2:00 PM; 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
Viewing and Opening Reception
The Cadillac Hotel
8 Dudley Ave, Venice, CA 90291 (Map)

This event is free and open to the public.

On view: DISCARDED: Los Angeles, a portrait of Los Angeles created by artists Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova. This exhibition features portraits of people all around Los Angeles sitting on sofas and easy chairs found on the curb. The viewing will occur from NOON–2:00 PM and the opening reception will begin at 6:00 PM.

Directions: Take Highway 10 East to Exit 1A, Fourth Street South. Take a right on Ocean Park Boulevard, a left on Main, a right on Rose, and left on Speedway. The Cadillac Hotel is a pink building with blue trim on your right. On-street parking.


2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Performance: Galileo in America by Robert Allen and Antoinette LaFarge
Contemporary Arts Center, University of California, Irvine (Map)

To purchase tickets, go to http://www.arts.uci.edu/tickets. Special promotional discount code for CAA members: GIA. CAA members must show their CAA membership card when they pick up their tickets at the box office (located at Claire Trevor School of the Arts). For additional information, go to http://www.forger.com/galileo/.

Directions to box office and Contemporary Arts Center: Parking available at 4002 Mesa Road. Take 110 South to exit 9 for 405. Follow signs for 405 South/Long Beach. From 405 South, take exit 10 to 73 South toward San Diego. Take exit 14B for University Drive. Turn left on University Drive, then take the second right onto Mesa Road. At Athletics Drive (second driveway on the right), make a right turn and proceed to the parking kiosk.


3:00–5:00 PM
Seminar, Duchamp the Messenger, by Thierry de Duve
Garage Top at the Pearl M. Mackey Apartments
1137-1141 South Cochran Avenue
Free admission

Under the aegis of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Thierry de Duve will give the first of a ten-lecture seminar, entitled Duchamp the Messenger. The seminar's subject is the passage from the fine arts system to the contemporary art world, which de Duve calls the Art-in-General system. Each lecture will focus on a particular episode in this passage and its theoretical interpretation, ranging from the nineteenth-century French Salon to the birth and death of “non-art”, or from theories of the avant-garde to opposing readings of minimal art.

For more information, contact The MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, 323-651-1510, http://www.makcenter.org.

Directions: Take bus 728 going towards Century City at the Olympic/Figueroa stop (corner of South Figueroa and East Olympic Boulevard). Get off at Olympic/La Brea stop (corner of South La Brea Avenue and West Olympic Boulevard). Make third left onto South Cochran Avenue.


5:00-6:00 PM
Reception
Blum & Poe
2727 S. LA Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles
Please RSVP to sasha@blumandpoe.com.

On view: Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha curated by Mika Yoshitake

This exhibition examines the postwar Japanese artistic phenomenon Mono-ha (School of Things), following the solo exhibition of Mono-ha's key ideologue, Lee Ufan at the gallery in January 2010. Representing an important art historical turning point, "Requiem for the Sun" refers to the attitude of aesthetic detachment and renewal of matter in response to the immanent loss of the object as a sun in Japanese postwar art practice. Included in the exhibition are works by Koji Enokura (1942-1995), Noriyuki Haraguchi (1946- ), Susumu Koshimizu (1944- ), Katsuhiko Narita (1944-1991), Nobuo Sekine (1942- ), Kishio Suga (1944- ), Jiro Takamatsu (1936-1998), Noboru Takayama (1944- ), Lee Ufan (1936- ), and Katsuro Yoshida (1943-1999).

Directions: From the Los Angeles Convention Center, merge onto the I-10 West, exit Washington Blvd, toward Fairfax Ave. Keep left and follow signs for Culver City. Turn left onto Washington Blvd and right onto S La Cienega Blvd. The destination will be on the left at the corner of La Cienega Blvd and Alvira St. Because of the current installation, the Blum & Poe parking lot will be closed to the public. Please park on La Cienega Blvd or Alvira St.


5:00–7:00 PM
Reception and Artist Talk
George Billis Gallery, 2716 South La Cienega Boulevard

On view: Barbara Strasen: All Manner of Things

At 6:00 PM, Blaise Tobia and Virginia Maksymowicz, who have authored the essay for the accompanying monograph, will engage in a conversation with the artist.

Directions by bus: Culver City Bus #1 stops at La Cienega Boulevard and Washington Boulevard, about three blocks from the gallery.


6:00–9:00 PM
Santa Monica and Venice Art Tour
Bergamot Station, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Cliff Garten Studio, and LA Louver
Price: $20. Limit: 100 participants.
Complimentary snacks, wine, and beverages are included, with light fare provided at Cliff Garten Studio.
SOLD OUT

Directions: Buses depart at 5:30 PM from the Los Angeles Convention Center (Map)




6:00–7:30 PM
WCA Lifetime Achievement Awards Presentation
Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens, 120 South Los Angeles Street (Map)
Free and open to the public.

Honoring Whitney Chadwick, Suzanne Lacy, Ferris Olin, Trinh T. Minh-ha, and Bernice Steinbaum and President’s Art & Activism Awardees, Karen Mary Davalos and Cathy Salser.


8:00–10:00 PM
WCA 40th Anniversary Gala, Momentum
Japanese American National Museum, 369 East First Street (Map)
Price: CAA member rate, $120, until January 13. For more info, go to: www.nationalwca.org.

The WCA ticketed gala event with the Lifetime Achievement Awardees will include a walk-around dinner with three food stations, open bar, an opportunity to meet the awardees, networking, and tours of the museum. Also scheduled for the Gala is the kickoff of the Sylvia Sleigh Legacy campaign.

Directions: From the Convention Center, take 110 North to exit 24A, 5 South/Santa Ana/10 East/San Bernardino. Merge onto 101 South and take exit 2B for Los Angeles Street. Turn right onto North Los Angeles Street and take the third left onto East 1st Street.


SUNDAY, February 26

11:30 AM–5:00 PM
WCA Sponsored Bus Tour, WOMAN AROUND TOWN

The bus tour will feature four Pacific Standard Time exhibitions: Beatrice Wood: Career Woman-Drawings, Paintings, Vessels and Objects, Santa Monica Museum of Art; Breaking in Two: Provocative Visions of Motherhood at Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica Airport; Mapping Another LA: The Chicano Art Movement at the Fowler Museum, University of California, Los Angeles; and Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman’s Building, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design.

Directions: Meet in the Kyoto hotel lobby at 11:15 AM. Bus leaves promptly at 11:30 AM and returns by 5 PM. Small snack and water provided. Lunch not included. For more info, go to: www.nationalwca.org.


NOON–3:00 PM
Viewing
The Cadillac Hotel
8 Dudley Ave, Venice, CA 90291 (Map)

On view: DISCARDED: Los Angeles, a portrait of Los Angeles created by artists Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova. This exhibition features portraits of people all around Los Angeles sitting on sofas and easy chairs found on the curb.

Directions: Take 10 East to Exit 1A, Fourth Street South. Take a right on Ocean Park Boulevard, a left on Main, a right on Rose, and left on Speedway. The Cadillac Hotel is a pink building with blue trim on your right. On-street parking.


10:00 AM–2:00 PM
Tour to Getty Villa
Price: $25. Limited availability.
REGISTER ONSITE

On view: Permanent Collection: over 1,200 works from approximately 44,000 Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities are on view in 23 galleries.

Directions: Bus pickup and dropoff will be at the Westin Bonaventure (Map). Bus departs at 10:00 AM from the Westin Bonaventure. If driving, take 10 West, continue on Pacific Coast Highway north for approximately 5 miles. The Villa will be on the right side.


10:00 AM–3:00 PM
Tour to Getty Center
Price: $25. Limited availability.
SOLD OUT

On view: Gothic Grandeur: Manuscript Illumination 1200-1350; In Focus: Los Angeles, 1945–1980; The Life of Art: Context, Collecting, and Display; From Start to Finish: DeWain Valentine’s Gray Column; Lyonel Feininger: Photographs, 1928–1939; Narrative Interventions in Photography.

Directions:  Bus pickup and dropoff will be at the Westin Bonaventure (Map). Bus departs at 10:00 AM from the Westin Bonaventure. If driving, take 10 West to 405 north and exit at Getty Center Drive.


12:00–5:00 PM
Exhibition Opening
Art, Design & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara (Map)

On view: Carefree California: Cliff May and the Romance of the Ranch, 1920–1960

Directions: Take 110 North to exit 24A, 101 North. Continue on 101 North, following signs to Ventura Freeway/Ventura. Take exit 104B to 217 West, toward the airport and the university. Stay left and enter the campus at the East Gate. Turn right at the roundabout on Mesa Avenue. At the third traffic light, turn left onto Ocean Road, and follow it through campus. Turn left into Parking Structure #22, where a Pay Station accepts credit/debit cards, $1 and $5 bills, but does not give change.


4:00 PM
Peter Plagens and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp: On Pacific Standard Time
Mary Craig Auditorium, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara (Map)
$5 Students and Santa Barbara Museum of Art members; $10 nonmembers. For more information, call 805-884-6414. Tickets may be purchased at the Museum’s Visitor Services desks or online at www.sbma.net/pasadenatosb.

Sunshine Muse meets Rebels in Paradise, when Newsweek art critic and self-described "painter who happens to write art criticism," Peter Plagens, and long- time observer of the LA art scene, journalist and critic, Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, join curator Julie Joyce in a free-wheeling conversation regarding the development of contemporary art in Southern California. Presented in conjunction with Pasadena to Santa Barbara: A Selected History of Art in Southern California, 1951–1969 at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and sponsored by The Museum Contemporaries.

Directions: Take 110 North to exit 24A to merge onto 101 North toward Hollywood. From 101 North, take exit 96B for Garden Street; turn right onto Garden Street and left onto East Canon Perdido Street. . The theater is located just down the street from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.


1:00–4:00 PM
Community Celebration
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara (Map)
Free and open to the public.

The community is invited to celebrate SBMA’s participation in the Pacific Standard Time initiative with the exhibition Pasadena to Santa Barbara in an interactive afternoon of art, performance, exhibition-inspired art activities, food, music, and creative play.

Directions: Head southwest on South Figueroa Street toward 15th Drive. Turn right onto West 18th Street. Take the ramp to 110N and continue to exit 24A, 101N toward Hollywood. Stay on the 101N for about 93 miles. Take exit 96B for Garden Street in Santa Barbara. Turn right onto Garden Street. Take the first left onto Gutierrez Street. Turn right onto State Street. The museum will be about a mile up State Street on the right. There are various parking structures on the blocks surrounding the museum.


2:00 PM
Performance
In Wonderland Today: The Art of Cortney Andrews

Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard (Map)
Free and open to the public.

Brooklyn-based performance artist Cortney Andrews, whose work includes photography, film, and video installation, explores the world from a feminist perspective. Her career has focused on constructing narratives using themes of identity, inspired by dreams. This evocative performance evokes themes that are timeless and contemporary.