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Three Conversations on Art in L.A.

October 09, 1998

In conjunction with "Sunshine & Noir," UCLA is sponsoring the three-part symposium "From the Beat Generation to the Millennium: Conversations on Art in L.A.," including some of the key figures from the Los Angeles art scene of the '50s through the '90s. All three evenings will take place at the Geffen Playhouse, 7-10 p.m., 10886 LeConte Ave., Westwood, and are free to the public. (310) 443-7000.

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Oct. 26: "The Beat Goes On: L.A. From the '50s to the Mid-'60s," moderated by Henry Hopkins, director, UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, with panelists Irving Blum, gallery owner/co-director, Ferus Gallery; Judy Chicago, artist; James Demetrion, director, Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; George Herms, artist and poet; Walter Hopps, founding director/curator, the Menil Collection, Houston and co-founder of the Ferus Gallery; June Wayne, artist; and William Wilson, art critic, Los Angeles Times.

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Nov. 2: "Power to the People: L.A. From the Late '60s Through the '70s," moderated by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, contributor Artnews and Los Angeles Times, with panelists John Baldessari, artist; Ed Bereal, artist and assistant professor, Art Department, Western Washington University; Rosamund Felsen, gallery owner, co-founder, Gemini G.E.L. and former curator, Pasadena Art Museum; Harry Gamboa, artist and co-founder, ASCO; Peter Plagens, artist, art critic, Newsweek and author of "Sunshine Muse"; and Miriam Shapiro, artist and co-founder, Feminist Art Program, California Institute of the Arts.

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Nov. 9: "Global L.A. the '80s and '90s," moderated by Howard Fox, curator of Modern and Contemporary art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with panelist Anne Ayres, director of exhibitions, Otis College of Art and Design; Christopher Knight, art critic, Los Angeles Times; Lari Pittman, artist, professor, Art Department, UCLA; Nancy Rubins, artist, professor, Art Department, UCLA; Alexis Smith, artist; and Bruce Yonemoto, artist.

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