Visionaries support OCMA’s exhibition, education and capital projects, and take advantage of a range of educational and travel opportunities related to the visual arts.

 

Membership is by invitation. For more information, click here.  For new Visionaries and renewals, click below.

Visionaries Regular

Visionaries Regular

Board

 
Teri Kennady, President*
Alison Beaumont Hoeven, Vice-President*
Lynne Hamilton Lang, Treasurer*
Jeanne Lewand, Recording Secretary*
Laudie Freed, Parliamentarian*
Marsha Anderson
Randy Morrison Baird
Toni Berlinger
Kimberly Bruder
Susan Croul
Marcia Cashion
Jennifer Condas
Patricia Houston
Cecilia Goodman
Tatiana Kain
Sunny Kim 
Pam Muzzy
Jean Gray Platt
Gina Rabinovich
Barbara Rountree 

Pame Schmider

(*Executive Board members)

 VISIONARIES LECTURE SERIES 2020/2021 

TAKIN’ IT TO THE STREETS

Monuments, Memorials, and Murals

100 Years of Public Art 

Winter Session:

 

Controversies

and Successes

Lecturer: Monica Jovanovich

January 25 – March 8 

Mondays, 1 - 3 pm

Lectures will be delivered live on Zoom.

TICKET INFORMATION

OCMA VISIONARIES: $125.00

OCMA MEMBERS: $135.00

NONMEMBERS: $145.00

A LA CARTE LECTURE:   $25.00

OCMA DOCENTS:      Free*

*reservation required

The Winter series will be conducted virtually. Registrants can access the lectures real time via a Zoom link that will be emailed prior to each lecturePlease include an email address when registering. 

The Winter 2021 series begins with an examination of public art that is at the center of polarizing debates. This ranges from the contentious work of Richard Serra, Christo and Jeanne­ Claude, and Diego Rivera to the more celebrated such as Chicago’s Bean and Philadelphia's Rocky statue. Current disputes over the removal of controversial statues and Confederate monuments will also be discussed. Turning back to Southern California, we will explore pieces found closer to home with that of Isamu Noguchi, Judith F. Baca, the Millard Sheets Studio, and the Olympic Freeway Murals. We will end the series with the rise of street art and graffiti. The work of Shepard Fairey, Swoon, and others help demonstrate how these artworks became a welcomed part of urban landscapes. Woven into this are global examples that point to new directions in 21st century public art.

Monica Jovanovich is an art historian whose research examines the intersections of public art and corporate patronage in the United States with a focus on 20th century Los Angeles. She has written and presented widely on the topic of corporate art commissions including most recently as co-editor of a volume on the corporate patronage of art and architecture in the United States published by Bloomsbury. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego and is currently Instructor of Art History at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, CA. Previously, she was a Teaching Fellow at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS and the Managing Director of the Haudenschild Garage, a contemporary art space and non-profit art foundation in San Diego. She is currently a member of the Director’s Circle at CSUF’s Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana and was a board member of the Association of Historians of American Art.

  • Winter Session | Visionaries Lecture Series, Winter 2021
    Mondays, Jan 25 - Mar 8, 1 - 3 pm
    Jan 25, 1:00 PM PST – Mar 08, 3:00 PM PST
    Mondays, Jan 25 - Mar 8, 1 - 3 pm
  • A La Carte Lectures | Visionaries Lecture Series, Winter 2021
    Mondays, Jan 25 - Mar 8, 1-3 pm
    Jan 25, 1:00 PM PST – Mar 08, 3:00 PM PST
    Mondays, Jan 25 - Mar 8, 1-3 pm

Spring Session:

 

Securing Her Place

Lecturer: Lisa Boutin-Vitela

March 29 – May 3

Mondays, 1 - 3 pm

Please check back for location.

TICKETS

OCMA VISIONARIES: $125.00

OCMA MEMBERS: $135.00

NONMEMBERS: $145.00

A LA CARTE LECTURE:   $25.00

OCMA DOCENTS:      Free*

*reservation required

Please check back for location information. Please note that your email address is required for registration.

 

Our resident lecturer, Lisa Boutin­Vitela, returns to resume last year’s lecture series, Expanding HERstories, examining the contributions of many under­recognized women in the history of art. This final session of the 2020/2021 Visionaries Lecture Series considers the successes and continued challenges faced by women artists. The session begins with analysis of performance and feminist art starting in the 1960s. The use of unusual, new materials is considered through the art of Lynda Bengalis, Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse, and Ruth Asawa. The conceptual art of Jenny Holzer and Barbara Kruger encourages further dialogue about power structures and women’s roles. Recent solo exhibitions of artists Yayoi Kusama, Kara Walker, and Julie Mehretu provide a guide for restructuring the art historical canon to integrate new perspectives.

Lisa Boutin-Vitela is Associate Professor of Art History at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California. Dr. Vitela received her B.A. from Emory University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from University of California, Los Angeles. Her articles about early modern banqueting and the reception of material culture have appeared in the journals Word and Image and Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Dr. Vitela has presented at numerous scholarly conferences and symposia, including at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Accademia Nazionale Virgiliana in Mantua, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. She recently presented a lecture series at the Bowers Museum as part of the museum’s Art in Context program.

  • Spring Session | Visionaries Lecture Series, Spring 2021
    Mondays, Mar 29 - May 3, 1 - 3 pm
    Mar 29, 1:00 PM PDT – May 03, 3:00 PM PDT
    Mondays, Mar 29 - May 3, 1 - 3 pm
  • A La Carte Lectures | Visionaries Lecture Series, Spring 2021
    Mondays, Mar 29 - May 3, 1-3 pm
    Mar 29, 1:00 PM PDT – May 03, 3:00 PM PDT
    Mondays, Mar 29 - May 3, 1-3 pm