The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Community Art Talks

Spring 2020

The University of Arizona Museum of Art Docent Council presents interactive and scholarly talks on artists and art movements related to the museum’s collection. Can’t make it to the museum? We bring the museum to you! See what local library or community center is hosting a talk this season. Interested in hosting a talk? Please contact Chelsea Farrar.

What’s Going On? (in art after 1945), presented by Fleurette and Marc Wallach

What happened to the art world after World War II? The style and subject matter of fine art may have changed more in the last 74 years than in any other time period before. Since WWII artists have taken many varied approaches to creating art.  Abstract Art, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Photorealism, Performance Art, and Graffiti Art are just a few of the movements that we will explore.

Art of the Great Depression, presented by Gerry Bates

During the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Art Project hired hundreds of artists who collectively created more than 100,000 artworks.  Some of the century’s greatest visual artists were employed, including Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, as well as Philip Guston, Thomas Hart Benton and Stuart Davis.

JANUARY

17: Oro Valley Library, 2:00 p.m., What’s Going On? (in art after 1945), presented by Fleurette and Marc Wallach

21: Dewhirst-Catalina Library, 10:30 a.m., What’s Going On? (in art after 1945), presented by Fleurette and Marc Wallach

28: Sun City Oro Valley, 10:00 a.m., What’s Going On? (in art after 1945), presented by Fleurette and Marc Wallach

FEBRUARY

6: Nanini Library, 2:30 p.m., What’s Going On? (in art after 1945), presented by Fleurette and Marc Wallach

11: Dusenberry-River Library, 2:00 p.m., What’s Going On? (in art after 1945), presented by Fleurette and Marc Wallach

MARCH

5: Nanini Library, 2:30 p.m., Art of the Great Depression, presented by Gerry Bates

6: Murphy-Wilmot Library, 2:00 p.m., Art of the Great Depression, presented by Gerry Bates

13: Oro Valley Library, 2:00 p.m., Art of the Great Depression, presented by Gerry Bates

17: Dewhirst-Catalina Library, 10:30 a.m., Art of the Great Depression, presented by Gerry Bates