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UCLA Department of Art announces events for spring 2013

The UCLA Department of Art is offering a variety of events for the public's enjoyment this spring, 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.           
M.F.A. 2013 Exhibitions  
Exhibitions by master of fine arts candidates showcase the culmination of students' studies. They are divided into four separate, weeklong exhibitions, which began with M.F.A. Exhibition #1 (March 7–15).
April 4–12
M.F.A. Exhibition #2  
Opening reception: Thursday, April 4, 5–8 p.m. 
Featuring works by A'alia Marilyn Brown, Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly, Devin Kenny, and Dylan Mira.
April 18–26
M.F.A. Exhibition #3   
Opening reception: Thursday, April 18, 5–8 p.m. 
Featuring works by Leon Benn, Janna Ireland, Hans Kuzmich and Christine Wang.  
May 2–10
M.F.A. Exhibition #4  
Opening reception: Thursday, May 2, 5–8 p.m. 
Featuring works by Jonathan Apgar, EJ Hill, Gerardo Monterrubio and David Fisk Whitaker. 
June 6–15
Undergraduate Senior Exhibition
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 6, 5–8 p.m.
This end-of-year exhibition will feature works in all media by UCLA Department of Art undergraduate seniors. The New Wight Gallery will also be open before and after the School of the Arts and Architecture commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 15, so that visiting family and friends may attend.
For additional lectures and/or schedule changes, please visit        
Thursday, April 11
7:30 p.m.
Dara Friedman
Dara Friedman's films bear witness to what can best be described as deeply human behavior, in which exhibitionism and vulnerability seem to merge in a state of symbiosis that suggests that one could not exist without the other. Her work has been the subject of one-person exhibitions at venues such as the Miami Art Museum; the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; the Kitchen in New York City; and Site Santa Fe in New Mexico. Her work has also been featured in thematic exhibitions including "Our Darkness" at the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart in Germany; "Greater New York" at MoMA PS1 in New York City; "Off the Wall: Part 1 — Thirty Performative Actions" at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City and the Serralves Museum in Portugal; "Playing the City" at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt in Germany; "Videodrome II" at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City; and the 2000 Whitney Biennial. Friedman was born in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, and lives in Miami. Her film "Dancer" is on view at the Hammer Museum through April 14.
Tuesday, April 30
7:30 p.m.
Jane and Louise Wilson
Internationally acclaimed British artists Jane and Louise Wilson are best known for their film and photographic works, often exploring states of consciousness and the experience of place. The sisters have had exhibitions at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, England; CGAC in Santiago de Compostela, Spain; the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal in Canada; and the Bergen Art Museum in Norway, among other venues. They have also exhibited widely in international group shows, including "Tomorrow was already here" at the Tamayo Museum in Mexico City; "Stanley Kubrick" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Sharjah Biennial in 2011 and 2009; and "Out of Time" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In 1999, they were nominated for the Turner Prize. They live in London.
Thursday, May 9
7:30 p.m.
Matt Mullican
For more than three decades, Matt Mullican has created a complex body of work that deals with systems of knowledge, meaning and language through drawing, collage, video, sculpture, performance and installation. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, including solo exhibitions at the Haus der Kunst in Munich; the Drawing Center in New York City; and the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany, and group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles; and in Documenta VII, IX and X in Kassel, Germany. He is a professor of sculpture at the Hochschule für bildende Künste (University of Fine Arts of Hamburg) and is the UCLA Art Council chair for 2012–13. Born in Santa Monica, Calif., he lives in Berlin and New York City.
Saturday, May 18
4–7 p.m.
Department of Art Spring 2013 Graduate Open Studios 
Graduate Studios
8535 Warner Dr., Culver City, Calif. 90232
(Street parking available)
UCLA Department of Art graduate students' studios in Culver City will be open to the public after their spring reviews. The graduate open studios event takes place only twice a year, in late fall and spring, and visitors are able to meet the students and see their work in progress in a studio setting.
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