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Festival of Scholars: 2022 Senior Student Exhibition Walkthrough
Friday, Apr 29, 2022
Join our graduating Visual Arts Department students as they present and explain their capstone project– an exhibit of the culmination of their art production at Cal Lutheran.
In-Person Artists' Reception for Transformations: Senior Art Exhibit 2022
Saturday, Apr 23, 2022
Cal Lutheran presents the artists’ reception of Transformations, a collection of artwork from the Visual Arts Department’s senior class of 2022.
My Little Narrative: Artist Talk with Walpa D'Mark
Tuesday, Mar 01, 2022
Artist Walpa D’Mark will discuss how he came to his petit recit or “little narrative” in his work, and why this process is important.
Curator Tour of The Otherworld
Wednesday, Feb 02, 2022
Join us for a tour with Curator Michael Pearce before the exhibit closes
Escapism: Senior Art Exhibition 2021 Artist Talks
Friday, Apr 23, 2021
Virtual artist talks with Art Department graduating seniors
Sex Work and Visual Culture (Common Ground Series)
Thursday, Apr 08, 2021
Panelists will discuss social practice photography, public representations and perceptions of sex workers, voyeurism, and sex workers’ labor and humanitarian rights
Autism Spectrum: Representation and Perception (Common Ground Series)
Thursday, Mar 11, 2021
An artist and psychologist will discuss support systems and the evolving sociocultural understanding of autism.
Framing Architecture and Reimagining Communities (Common Ground Series)
Thursday, Mar 04, 2021
Discussion between an artist, a sociologist, and an urban planner to examine the framing of communities through architecture, aesthetics, and more
Memories That Aren't Ours: Experimental Films from Atlanta (Common Ground Series)
Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021
Atlanta-based filmmakers will discuss creating experimental film shorts relating to the Black experience
Make Some Noise! Creative Collaboration NOW!
Thursday, Feb 18, 2021
Participatory event about building unity through the arts; attendees can enjoy an audience-improvised performance at the conclusion
The Chichimec in the Aztec and Spanish Imagination
Thursday, Jan 28, 2021
Discover Chichimec identity through archival material from Aztec and Spanish colonial visual culture
Conservation at the Harvard Art Museums
Friday, Nov 06, 2020
Join Ruby Awburn, Haddon Dine, and Julie Wertz, at the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, where they will present paintings and objects along with materials and analysis on how science and art coincide in conservation work.
“Why is Aunt Jemima Retiring?": Black Caricature as Mnemonic Device
Thursday, Nov 05, 2020
Panel discussion on African American caricature, film screening, and dinners for students
Memories of Home: Memorial, Meaning, and Filmmaking (Common Ground Series)
Thursday, Oct 29, 2020
This conversation pairs filmmaker djones in dialogue with Dr. James Young, professor emeritus UMass Amherst. They will discuss djones’ film “631,” 2008, which documents his family’s stories through their ownership and struggles to maintain a multigenerational home in Youngstown, Ohio.
Early Islamic Art and Architecture
Friday, Oct 23, 2020
Starting with the rise of Islam in the 7th century CE, through its presence in early medieval Europe, we will examine the iconography of early Islamic visual culture and its expression, and will outline basic religious concepts and rituals that determine built space.
The Red-Rose City of Petra, An Archaeological Tour
Thursday, Oct 22, 2020
This lecture will digitally escort you through the Nabataean city from the 1st century BCE to the 6th century, exploring civic and religious architecture, the lives of the ancient inhabitants, and Petra’s changing religious significance
On-Demand Film: 631
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020 - Thursday, Dec 31, 2020
Documents a family’s journey through ownership and struggles to maintain a multigenerational home in Youngstown, Ohio
Curatorial Activism in the Contemporary Art Landscape
Tuesday, Oct 06, 2020
In this dialogue, gallery directors Jessica Borusky and Rachel Schmid discuss curatorial practice in today’s world, from academic galleries to public institutions to artist-run spaces.
Kindness and Aging (Common Ground Series) with Jane Callister and Dr. Lené Levy-Storms
Tuesday, Sep 15, 2020
Artist Jane Callister and Dr. Lené Levy-Storms will discuss concepts of kindness and its implementation in our communal world.
Can We Talk About This? On Diversity in Art Curation in this Cultural Moment with Demecina Beehn and Sheila Goloborotko
Thursday, Jul 16, 2020
A talk on diverse curating from the ground up and the push to make cultural institutions anti-racist.
American Architecture Since the Revolution
Thursday, Jul 09, 2020
This image-based lecture will survey American architecture since 1775, focusing on the arc of modernism from colonialism to postmodernism.
Can We Talk About This? On Antifascism and Art in this Cultural Moment with christy roberts berkowitz and Badly Licked Bear
Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020
A conversation on mutual aid, antifascism, anarchism, the Jewish left, and incendiary art praxis.
The Tentmakers of Cairo
Friday, Jun 19, 2020
The Tentmakers of Cairo brings together the stories of the tentmakers and their extraordinary tents around the world.
Can We Talk About This? On Race and Art in this Cultural Moment with Cole James and Robin Holder
Thursday, Jun 11, 2020
We speak to artists about our current political climate– how it affects the arts and how the arts are working to shape it.
Sak Yant: Sacred Tattoo Art
Thursday, May 21, 2020
This lecture will provide a basic understanding of Buddhism in Southeast Asia, and the role Sak Yant tattoos play in contemporary merit making in Thailand.
Women Artists Throughout History
Thursday, May 14, 2020
This lecture will discuss accomplished women artists throughout history and their influences on art and culture.
Art in Santa Fe
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Discover Santa Fe’s historic art districts. Learn how it developed into the creative hub it is today, and take a look at artwork by local artists.
Wedding Customs of 15th Century Florence
Thursday, May 07, 2020
This talk discusses the development of wedding customs in 15th century Florence and the art associated with these ceremonies.
Mummies and More–Discovering Ancient Egypt
Thursday, Apr 30, 2020
Explore the art and archaeology of Ancient Egypt while learning about pyramids, mummification, hieroglyphics, King Tut-Ankh-Amun, and more.
Intro to Australian Art
Thursday, Apr 16, 2020
An introduction to five ideas that have shaped Australian art, from Indigenous cultures to colonial legacies and beyond.