In this illustrated lecture, Mr. Stern discusses the various aspects that make California one of the most ecologically diverse places on earth. He will relate how early expeditions recorded the natural beauty of the land and how some locales became National Parks. The lecture will end with a series of images that show how specific places looked a century ago and how they look now.
California, during the last part of the nineteenth and early decades of the twentieth centuries, was home to a large and prolific group of landscape painters. These dedicated artists painted outdoors, or en plein-air, in order to capture the true appearance of California’s rolling hills, snow-capped mountains, beaches and deserts.
The lecture consists of about 100 slides and lasts approximately 45 minutes with time for questions and answers afterwards.
Advance tickets recommended.
Museum members: $7
Movie-Made Los Angeles: Lecture and Book Signing
Join film professor and author John Trafton to learn about Laguna’s links to early Hollywood. Meet the author who will be signing copies of his new book, Movie-Made Los Angeles, following the program.
Art Access: Couples In Art
An exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the studios of two award-winning couples: Nobu Nishigawara and Lesley Kice Nishigawara, and Jeff Gillette and Laurie Hassold.
Jean Stern Presents: Historic Artists of Northern …
Art Historian and LAM Curatorial Fellow Jean Stern discusses Historic Artists of Northern California in an hour-long illustrated lecture that examines the principal painters and their influence on the art of Northern California between 1870 and 1920.
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