Featured Events

'Escapism' Senior Art Exhibit 2021

Art Department students present poignant work they created amidst a global pandemic in this exhibition called "Escapism."

The Big Lebowski and the Legacy of the 1960s
Fifty and Better Mid-Summer Lectures

Zoom PDT

We will explore The Big Lebowski as a meta-text on the 1960s, unpacking how the film’s relentless references to specific events, movements, people, and other historical ephemera reveals a struggle to deal with the era’s many unanswered questions.

The Bald Eagle with the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology
Fifty and Better Mid-Summer Lectures

Zoom PDT

Join Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology Science Education Coordinator Paul Grindrod for a look at the bald eagle through art and literature from the early American colonial period to today.

Arts at Risk: Art Theft, Art Forgery and Art Terrorism
Fifty and Better Mid-Summer Lectures

Zoom PDT

In this overview lecture, we will look at examples of art crime in its various forms: theft, forgery and terrorism.

Landmarks, History and Stories of Wilshire Boulevard
Fifty and Better Mid-Summer Lectures

Zoom PDT

Join Sharon Boorstin for a presentation covering the architecture, history and fascinating stories about the street once known as “The Fifth Avenue” of Los Angeles.

A Love Story in Design: Charles and Margaret Mackintosh
Fifty and Better Mid-Summer Lectures

Zoom PDT

The remarkable artistic collaboration between Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh produced elegant and sensuous forms that would leave a distinctive imprint upon modern design.

Perseverance Rover and Ingenuity Helicopter on Mars
Fifty and Better Mid-Summer Lectures

Zoom PDT

After the successful landing of Perseverance and Ingenuity, NASA started the science and learning process from entry, decent and landing and operations on the surface of Mars. What have we done since the landing? What have we learned already?

Anglo-Saxonism and "America First" in United States History
Fifty and Better Mid-Summer Lectures

Zoom PDT

In this lecture, we will explore some of the most dramatic episodes in U.S. history related to Anglo-Saxonism and the "America First" movement, learn what animated them and reflect on possible lessons for our own time.

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