Join us in the gallery for a documentary film screening about the life and art of Theophilus Brown. Shaped by WWII and his friendships with a ‘who’s who’ list of luminary artists of his day, Theophilus takes us on the remarkable journey of his life in art.
Theophilus Brown longed to be an artist from his early childhood. His first accolades came when he placed in an adult art show at the age of 13. Thrust into WWII as part of a heavy weapons company brought his privileged and sheltered upbringing to an end. After the war, he resumed his artistic journey with renewed commitment, meeting and being influenced by a who’s who list of artists including Picasso, Braque, DeKooning, Park, Diebenkorn, Thiebaud, Rothko and more.
Advance tickets recommended.
Museum members: $12
Celebrating Male Bodies in the Works of Paul Wonne …
Join art historian Daniell Cornell for his lecture about the evolution of the work and lives of Theophilus Brown and Paul Wonner. Cornell speaks about these artists’ perspective as Bay Area Figurative artists both prior to and following the development of queer art theory.
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.
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