While the general masses may think of the Louvre in Paris or the Frescos in Florence and Rome when they think of famous works of art, California is actually home to some of the most noteworthy pieces around the world. With amazing galleries and museums like the J. Paul Getty Museum just around the corner, it’s no wonder that southern Californians have quite an appreciation for the arts and the collection of rare masterpieces. But just because we have wonderful collections at our disposal does not necessarily mean that the arts are at the center of our conversations. Hoping to change that and bring the art of southern California to the forefront, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts will be leading a panel tonight in their Samueli Theater, and they’re inviting you to come join in on the discussion.
Entitled “Art & Collecting Now in Southern California”, the panel is hosted by The New York Times Look West Event Series which will bring together artists, curators, and editors alike to give audiences a unique insight into the state of the arts in LA and the OC. Attendees will be able to join in on the discussion, and will learn from leaders in the art community just how extraordinary southern California’s vast resources are. The Look West Event Series was created to bring game-changing innovators in the arts together with journalists from the New York Times to discuss exactly how the Western U.S. is playing such an important role in the success of the arts, media and technology, and is sponsored by the Bank of the West.
Want to join in on the conversation?
Purchase your tickets online or at the door, and the event will begin tonight April 1st at 6:30pm in the Samueli Theater at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa.
Who will be there?
Aside from Robin Pogrebin of The New York Times, who will lead the discussion, keynote speakers include director of the J. Paul Getty Museum Dr. Timothy Potts, new gallery owner of Hauser Wirth & Schimmel Paul Schimmel, CEO of the Orange County Museum of Art Todd D. Smith and local Los Angeleno artist Samara Golden.