ART AFTER HOURS - "Revising Orozco" with Alejandro Anreus + KSPC

ART AFTER HOURS - "Revising Orozco" with Alejandro Anreus + KSPC

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 5 - 11 p.m.

5 p.m. Current exhibitions on view

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7 p.m. “Revising Orozco," a lecture by Alejandro Anreus, Associate Professor of Art History and Latin American Studies, William Patterson University in Frary Dining Hall, Private Dining Room

Alejandro Anreus will examine key issues within José Clemente Orozco’s artistic production, including his stylistic shifts, misunderstood politics, view of history, and “social expressionism.” Professor Anreus is an authority on the art of Latin America. He is the author of Orozco in Gringoland and co-editor of Mexican Muralism: A Critical History.

The lecture will be followed by a reception in front of Orozco’s Prometheus mural.

Co-sponsored by the Pomona College Museum of Art and the Pomona College Romance Languages and Literatures Department.

This presentation inaugurates “Orozco in Focus,” a series of lectures by prominent national and international scholars examining the artistic, social, and political significance of the work of Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco. The series is presented in conjunction with the Museum’s research and planning for the 2017 exhibition, Prometheus 1930/2017, part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time L.A./L.A. Initiative.

Pomona College is home to Orozco’s Prometheus mural, created in 1930 and recognized as one of the artist’s masterpieces. Orozco’s revolutionary work of art, portraying Prometheus in the act of bringing fire to humanity, is not only a fitting symbol for an educational institution; it also celebrates the aspiration of art to enlighten and transform society.  http://www.pomona.edu/museum/collections/orozco.aspx

"Orozco in Focus" is supported in part by the Janet Inskeep Benton ’79 Fund for Museum Programming and presented in collaboration with Pomona College faculty and departmental partners.

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9 p.m. Live music co-sponsored by KSPC featuring Maya Jupiter

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