ITINERARY: Talks & Lectures

ForYourArt Selects Events, Programs, and Exhibitions for You Around Particular Themes and Interests


Florence, Cradle of the Renaissance: A Conversation with Peter Weller
Getty Center (Brentwood)
Actor, director, and art historian Peter Weller presents a free lecture on living, working, and studying art history in Florence. In a conversation with Christine Sciacca, assistant curator of Manuscripts and organizer of the current exhibition Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance: Painting and Illumination, 1300–1350, Weller draws on his experiences to discuss the artistic, political, economic, and religious climate that flourished in early Renaissance Florence.

Susanne Vielmetter
Orange County Museum of Art (Newport Beach)
This installment of OCMA’s Third Thursday lecture series features Susanne Vielmetter, who founded contemporary art gallery Los Angeles Projects in 2000. Artists represented include Rodney McMillian, Andrea Bowers, Edgar Arceneaux, Stanya Kahn, Steve Roden, Amy Sillman, Nicole Eisenman, and Wangechi Mutu. This event is free with museum admission and begins with a gallery tour.


Occupy the Mind: Pedagogy, ‘Capitalocentrism’* and the Arts Fantasy
Fisher Gallery at the USC Campus (Downtown)
This event features faculty and students from the Roski School of Fine Art joining together to discuss the implications of Occupy, the movement’s relationship and effect on academia and on the multiple artworlds, and the Capitalocentric nature of our economy.  The panel will be followed by a discussion with the audience. This free discussion is presented as the final event in the SOC(i)AL: Art +People series. 

The Artist in Context
Vincent Price Art Museum (Monterey Park)
This free panel discussion considers Carlos Almaraz’s career in critical context of the past and present. The event features moderator Max Benavidez, in addition to Karen Mary Davalos, Patrick Ela, and Suzanne Muchnic. The event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Carlos Almaraz: A Life Recalled, on view through December 8, 2012.

The Virgin and Child with Saints and Allegorical Figures, about 1315-20. Giotto di Bondone (Italian, about 1267–1337). Tempera and gold leaf on panel. Private Collection