Event

Monday, October 13, 2014 | 1:30pm - 3:30pm

VISIONARIES LECTURE SERIES: EXPLORING THE AVANT-GARDE (FALL SERIES)

EXPLORING THE AVANT-GARDE
In recognition of OCMA’s much anticipated exhibit The Avant-Garde Collection and the centennial of the start of World War I, this fascinating series will examine the historic avant-garde and commemorate the “War to End All Wars,” deploying the conflict as a backdrop to the surprising resilience of artistic creativity during this dark time. The artists’ daunting struggle to innovate will be explored and the evolution of the avant-garde will be defined. Some of the many artists who will be discussed include Pablo Picasso, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Vassily Kandinsky, Sonia and Robert Delaunay, Marcel Duchamp, and Marc Chagall.

FALL SERIES: DEFINING THE AVANT-GARDE BEFORE THE WAR, 1910–1914
MONDAYS, OCTOBER 13 – NOVEMBER 17 | 1:30 - 3:30pm
What was the avant-garde? Although the concept originated in France, the idea and the practice became international, resulting in the production of a particular version of what it meant to challenge established norms and work outside the system. After a study of specific economic and political conditions of artistic rebellion, comparisons will be made between pre-war avant-garde movements in France, Germany, Italy and Russia.

Jeanette WilletteFeatured Lecturer: Jeanne Willette, PhD
As an Associate Professor at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, Jeanne Willette is an exceptional art historian and author and publisher of two websites, Art History Unstuffed and The Arts Blogger. She has written for numerous publications including ArtScene, Art Week, and Vision Art Weekly. Dr. Willette is a gifted speaker who brings wit and charm to the Visionaries Lecture Series.

REGISTRATION FEE:
VISIONARIES $135 | MUSEUM MEMBERS $145
NON-MUSEUM MEMBERS $150| GUEST $25

Refunds given until second class of each session, minus $25 processing fee

For further information, call (949) 759-1122 ext. 200

COMING SOON...

WINTER SERIES: CARRYING ON THE AVANT-GARDE DURING THE WAR, 1914-1918
MONDAYS, JANUARY 26 – MARCH 9, 2015 (NO CLASS FEBRUARY 16)
When World War I broke out, artists and nations were impacted in different ways. The winter lecture series will explore the artist’s reactionary spirit and creative response to this social and political discourse. The evolution of the avant-garde in the Netherlands, France, the United States, Russia and England will be discussed.

SPRING SERIES: EXPLORING THE FINAL YEARS OF THE HISTORIC AVANT-GARDE AND THE INFLUENCES ON FUTURE ART
MONDAYS, MARCH 23 – APRIL 27, 2015
The postwar period was a time of recovery and rebuilding and a time of hope. After a phase of inspiration and flow of artistic ideas, the art world settled into a conservative mood called the “return to order.” The spring lecture series examines the artist’s answer to a new century marked by terrible war and the final years of the classic avant-garde in Germany, France, the United States, the Netherlands, and Italy.