Wednesday #LunchTalks (ONLINE)
Wed, Aug 17 at 12pm
Exhibiting artist Nani Chacon discusses her transition from graffiti art to mural making, community engagement, and the role of street art in the global market with Museum of Graffiti co-founder Alan Ket. Learn more
Wed, Sept 14 at 12pm
Gaye Theresa Johnson, Associate Professor of Chicana/o & Central American Studies and Associate Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA, discusses community-based art’s role in politics, community, and activism.
Wed, July 6 at 12pm
Exhibiting artists Nani Chacon and Jeffrey Gibson discuss shared themes in their work, moderated by curator Brandee Caoba.
Wed, Jun 15 at 12pm
Exhibiting artist Jeffrey Gibson interviews his long-time friend and inspiration, artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith in a My Life in Art Talk.
Wed, Jun 1 at 12pm
Renowned art historian, educator, and Dean of Yale School of Art Dr. Kymberly Pinder explores the growing, but often overlooked, history of women muralists. Dr. Kymberly Pinder is the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Dean of the Yale School of Art. As a scholar and a curator, Dr. Pinder teaches, writes and lectures on representations of religion, history and race in American Art, and has authored multiple books on the subject.
Wed, May 18 at 12pm
In partnership with AMP Concerts, composer and musician Kaki King performs in the galleries at SITE Santa Fe, pairing her piece Modern Yesterdays with Helen Pashgian: Presences in a dramatic and site-specific dialog between music and art.
Wed, May 4, 2022 at 12pm
To close the exhibition Helen Pashgian: Presences, writer John Yau read his essay live from Helen Pashgian: Spheres and Lenses, the first survey of the California Light and Space artist’s luminous sculptures, published by Radius Books.
John Yau is a poet, critic, and curator, based in New York. He is the publisher of Black Square Editions, which is dedicated to poetry, fiction, translation, and essays. He is an editor of the online magazine, Hyperallergic Weekend.
Exhibiting artist Kate Joyce presents select stories from her book Metamorphoses with live soundscape by Justin Ray, aka RMX#13.
Wed, Mar 16, 2022 at 12pm
Art historian and Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Merry Scully discusses key concepts relating to Helen Pashgian’s work including the sense of newness and innovation on the West Coast, as well as the ideas of perception, physical sensation, and phenomena.
Wed, Mar 2, 2022 at 12pm
Exhibiting artist Helen Pashgian interviewed by Michael Govan, the CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) during the opening weekend of Helen Pashgian: Presences.
Wed, Jan 5, 2022 at 12pm
Exhibiting artist Joanna Keane Lopez discusses the history of adobe architecture in regional and global cultural contexts along with earth architecture expert Ronald Rael. In assRael and Keane Lopez will discuss the relationship of land based practices to contemporary art, building traditions and social practices.
Wed, Feb 2, 2022 at 12pm
What was it about Southern California in the sixties and seventies that helped to spawn the distinctive Light and Space movement in which Helen Pashgian was to play such an important part? Renowned author Lawrence Weschler will discuss key influences including the qualities in the Light of LA itself.
Wed, Apr 6, 2022 at 12pm
In celebration of artist Helen Pashgian, writers from Kundiman Southwest respond to and engage the sensory ‘presences’; that the installations evoke in this reading of their works in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and hybrid forms.