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.
Teri Kennady, President*
Alison Beaumont Hoeven, Vice-President*
Lynne Hamilton Lang, Treasurer*
Jeanne Lewand, Recording Secretary*
Laudie Freed, Parliamentarian*
Randy Morrison Baird
Jean Gray Platt
(*Executive Board members)
VISIONARIES LECTURE SERIES
Midcentury Art, Architecture, and Design in the Land of Sunshine
Lecturer: Monica Jovanovich
June 7 - July 19
(No meeting July 5)
Mondays, 1 - 3 pm
Lectures will be delivered live on Zoom.
Recordings will be available to registrants upon request.
John Van Hamersveld, promotional poster for the film, The Endless Summer (1967).
David Hockney, A Bigger Splash (1967), acrylic on canvas, 96 x 96 inches.
Image made available by Ian Burt is licensed with CC BY 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
The Summer series will be conducted virtually. Registrants can access the lectures real time via a Zoom link that will be emailed prior to each lecture. Please include an email address when registering.
Can't make a lecture? Not to worry! Recordings will be available upon request.
This summer session will explore the distinct visual aesthetics of Southern California modernism. Born from our region's unique mix of culture, creativity, and climate that attracted artists from all over the globe, this California Cool was enthusiastically embraced. Together, these works embodied an endless summer of California dreaming that stretched from the beaches and mountains to the deserts and valleys in between.
Over six sessions, we'll look at examples that show experimentation with a range of materials and artistic styles such as the pool paintings of David Hockney and the abstract landscapes of Richard Diebenkorn; the ethereal installations of Robert Irwin and Light and Space sculptures of Helen Pashgian; the graphic work of John Van Hamersveld, Corita Kent, and Ed Ruscha; the architecture of Richard Neutra, John Lautner, Joseph Eichler, and Pierre Koenig, popularized in Julius Shulman's photographs; the landscape architecture of Ruth Shellhorn; and the innovative designs of Charles and Ray Eames and Isamu Noguchi.
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 coeditor 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 Assistant Professor 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 nonprofit 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.
OCMA VISIONARIES: $125.00
OCMA MEMBERS: $135.00
GENERAL PUBLIC: $145.00
SINGLE LECTURE: $25.00
OCMA DOCENTS: Free*