Arts + Culture

UCLA Department of Art announces events for winter 2013

The UCLA Department of Art is offering a variety of events for the public's enjoyment this winter, including exhibitions and public lectures. Programs are subject to change. For updated information and confirmation of events, call 310-825-3281 or visit
Exhibitions are at the New Wight Gallery, located in the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center at UCLA. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed on campus holidays). Admission is free. All-day parking ($11) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Lot 3 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Wyton avenues). The exhibition program of the New Wight Gallery is made possible through the generous support of Dallas Price–Van Breda.            
Lectures are at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum (10899 Wilshire Blvd., at Westwood Boulevard). Admission is free. Parking in the museum's underground lot is $3 after 6 p.m. The Visiting Artists Lecture Series is made possible through the generous support of the William D. Feldman Family Endowed Art Lecture Fund.          
Feb. 13–28
Undergraduate Juried Exhibition
Juror: Aram Moshayedi, associate curator, REDCAT
Discussion with juror: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5–6 p.m.
Opening reception: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6–8 p.m.
This exhibition features works by UCLA Department of Art undergraduate students selected by Aram Moshayedi, associate curator at REDCAT. The artwork will be in various disciplines, including painting/drawing, photography, ceramics, new genres and sculpture.
March 7–15
MFA Exhibition #1
Opening reception: Thursday, March 7, 5–8 p.m. 
The first of four final showcases by 2013 master of fine arts candidates in the UCLA Department of Art, MFA Exhibition #1 features works by Lucas Blalock, Marten Elder, Michael John Kelly and Katie Sinnott. The three other weeklong exhibitions are scheduled for the spring 2013 quarter. 
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Thursday, Jan. 24
7:30 p.m.
Catherine Opie
Catherine Opie is one of the leading photographers of this generation and a documentarian of the American landscape and people. Select solo exhibitions have included "Catherine Opie: Figure and Landscape" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2010); "Catherine Opie: American Photographer" at the Guggenheim Museum in New York (2008); and "Catherine Opie: Chicago" at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2006). Opie was a 2009 recipient of the President's Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Women's Caucus for Art and was awarded a United States Artists Fellowship in 2006. Her exhibition "Twelve Miles to the Horizon" is currently on view at the Long Beach Museum of Art. She is a professor in the UCLA Department of Art.
Thursday, Jan. 31
7:30 p.m.
Alan Sonfist
Beginning with his first major commissioned work, "Time Landscapes," in New York's Greenwich Village, Alan Sonfist has received critical acclaim for his innovative use of urban spaces to design havens of nature and green art. His early work in the 1960s and '70s helped pioneer the burgeoning movement of site-specific sculpture. Today, he continues to promote sustainable energy and strives to raise awareness of global climate change with his international projects. Sonfist has had solo exhibitions at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the High Museum in Atlanta, Ga., and the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. His work is featured in the collections of major institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Princeton University Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum and the Ludwig Museum in Aachen, Germany.
Thursday, Feb. 7
7:30 p.m.
Thomas Lawson
Thomas Lawson is an artist with a diverse, project-driven output. He has exhibited paintings at Metro Pictures in New York, Anthony Reynolds in London, LAXART in Los Angeles, and in numerous other galleries and museums around the world. Surveys of his work have been organized by the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art at La Jolla, the CCA in Glasgow and the Battersea Arts Centre in London. Lawson has created temporary public works in New York, New Haven, Glasgow, Newcastle and Madrid. He has written extensively about contemporary art for various publications, including Artforum, Flash Art and Afterall, and an anthology of his writing, "Mining for Gold," was published in 2005 by JRP/Ringier. He lives and works in Los Angeles, where he is dean of the school of art at the California Institute of the Arts.
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