Best Kept Secret Panel Discussion: Art Education Then and Now
Join us for a panel discussion in conjunction with Laguna Art Museum’s Pacific Standard Time exhibition Best Kept Secret: UCI and the Development of Contemporary Art in Southern California, 1964-1971. This panel discussion aims to unravel historic parallels and relevance of UCI to contemporary art education and features panelists Kim Abeles, Miles Coolidge, Tony DeLap, and Peter Frank. The discussion will be moderated by curator Grace Kook-Anderson.
UC Irvine was a hotbed of creativity and experimentation in the 1960s and early ’70s, a hub of innovation where exceptional teachers such as Tony DeLap, Robert Irwin, and Vija Celmins taught talented students like Alexis Smith, Chris Burden, and Nancy Buchanan. All but forgotten in the intervening years, this exceptional time and place is now recovered at Laguna Art Museum in Best Kept Secret.
>> This event is free to museum members and free to non-members with paid admission.
>> For more information, please contact Curator of Exhibitions Grace Kook-Anderson at 949.494.8971 x212.