Tue, May 24, 2022

4 PM – 5:30 PM PDT (GMT-7)

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Presented by UCI Langson IMCA

A talk about the history of modern and contemporary art in California followed by a conversation with scholar and curator Bridget R. Cooks.

Jenni Sorkin on Art in California
On May 24, 2022, Langson IMCA welcomes Jenni Sorkin, PhD, art historian and preeminent scholar of California Art to UCI's campus. Sorkin discusses her recent book Art in California, a history of modern and contemporary art in California from the early 20th century to present day, part of the World of Art series published by Thames & Hudson. She highlights key aspects of her scholarship and the distinctive role that California has played in the history of American art, from early 20th century photography and Chicanx mural painting to the fiber art movement and beyond.

The talk is followed by a conversation moderated by Bridget R. Cooks, PhD, associate professor of African American studies and art history at UC Irvine.

Program Information
This in-person program is free and open to the public.
Registration is recommended as seating is limited.
To attend virtually via Zoom: https://uci.zoom.us/j/92414464334
For detailed parking information and directions to campus, visit imca.uci.edu.

About Langson IMCA
Langson IMCA explores and celebrates artists and their capacity to develop new forms and ideas in response to the California experience. It collects, conserves, and generates scholarship for modern and contemporary art inspired by the State's diverse societal, cultural, and natural environments.

As an institution dedicated to becoming the epicenter of California Art, Langson IMCA presents programming that strives to provoke questions around an expansive understanding of artmaking inspired by the Golden State.

Image Credits
Helen Lundeberg, Blue Planet, 1965, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 in. The Marilynn and Carl Thoma Collection ┬® Feitelson / Lundeberg Art Foundation. Courtesy of Jenni Sorkin
Jenni Sorkin. Photo by Sabine Schlosser. Courtesy of Jenni Sorkin

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