This lecture, featuring guest curator Alissa Anderson Campbell, will explore why Francis De Erdely consistently painted portraits and figurative work, even during a period where abstraction was the favored style in America. While De Erdely’s technique evolved and changed throughout his career, he was committed to the figure as a way of addressing social and political issues of the period. De Erdely never fit into one specific style, but incorporated concepts of expressionism, social realism, and cubism. His paintings and drawings of everyday people in and around Los Angeles are particularly poignant.
Advance tickets recommended.
Museum members: $7
Jean Stern Presents: The Life & Art of Anna H …
In this illustrated lecture, Mr. Stern will discuss the Life and Art of Anna Hills (1882-1930), one of California’s most important artists.
Live! At the Museum: Douglas Masek & …
Join this duo consisting of a saxophone and keyboard as they perform in the museum. Please arrive early and enjoy the museum’s exhibitions and social time.
Art Workshop: Oceanic Flow
Inspired by Robert Young’s painting, “The Big One”, local artist Jo Situ Allen (aka DIRTY ERASER) will lead a mixed media collage workshop using found images, objects, and reproductions of marine life from The Accidental Naturalist, her books on native California species.
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