Lecture 1, Spring Session: 4/4/2022

Register for Lecture 1 of the 2022 Spring Session, occurring 1-3pm, Monday, 4/4/2022. Attend in-person at the temporary OCMA building, or online through Zoom. Complete registration at least 72 hours prior to your selected lecture's start time. Single lecture registration cannot be refunded.

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Time and Location

Apr 04, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT

Attend in-person or online; see description

About The Event

SINGLE-LECTURE REGISTRATION: Lecture 1 (1 -3pm, Monday, April 04, 2022)

2021/2022 Visionaries Lecture Series: Blast Off! An Art Lover's Odyssey


Lecturer: Lisa Boutin-Vitela

In-Person Location:Orange County Museum of Art, 1661 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, CA. 92704

Online Attendance:All registrants will receive the link to attend over Zoom before the start of each lecture.

Registration must be completed at least 72 hours prior to your selected lecture.

Please note that single-lecture registration cannot be refunded.

Spring Session Dates:

Lecture 1: April 4

Lecture 2: April 11

*no lecture April 18*

Lecture 3: April 25

Lecture 4: May 2

Lecture 5: May 9

Lecture 6: May 16

The spring session will serve as an exciting tour of museums both far and near as well as provide important insights that will illuminate future museum visits. As OCMA prepares to open its new facility in fall 2022, we will put the state­of­the­art building in context through a presentation of museum history and its related debates, secrets, and controversies. We will begin with an analysis of early cabinets of curiosities, such as wunderkammern and studioli, which are often identified as the first examples of small, private museums. Next, we will consider the first public museums, such as the Louvre and the British Museum, against the backdrop of the Enlightenment and colonialism. We will then examine examples of looting and restitution, controversial curatorial and collecting practices, and questionable deaccessioning of museum objects. The final lectures will consider revolutionary museum architecture, modern and contemporary art museum priorities, and current movements to diversify, globalize, and decolonize the museum. The case studies will include a wide range of institutions, including local museums (LACMA, The Broad, Norton Simon Museum, The Getty), national museums (Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, The Neue Galerie, National Museum of African American History), and international museums (Tate Modern, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the Pompidou Centre, The Quai Branly Museum, and Belgium's Africa Museum).





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