Explore the museum's collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings. This gallery discussion includes a close look at numerous works, which help illustrate the differences and similarities between the two genres. Educator and art historian Mary Lenihan leads this talk.
(DEC. 12) The season’s third installment of Jason Reitman’s acclaimed Live Read series once again features a surprise (and celebrated) cast reading the script of a seminal film on the Bing Theater stage. This month’s Live Read is led by guest director Patton Oswalt.
As a comedian, Oswalt has shot four television specials and recorded four critically acclaimed albums, including Finest Hour, which received a Grammy Award nomination in 2011 for Best Comedy Album. In 2009, he received his first Grammy nomination for his album My Weakness Is Strong.
In addition to his Grammy-nominated stand-up work, Oswalt has also found success on the big screen. This December, Oswalt appears in the comedy The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (with Ben Stiller). In 2012, Oswalt was nominated for a Critics' Choice Award for his brilliant performance in Jason Reitman’s film Young Adult (starring Charlize Theron). In 2009, he received critical acclaim for his performance in Robert Siegel’s Big Fan, which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. Oswalt also earned a Gotham Award nomination for the performance.
On the small screen, Oswalt is known for his many memorable guest roles on television shows, including Parks and Recreation (2013 Critics' Choice Award), Portlandia, Justified, Two and a Half Men, and as the narrator of ABC’s new comedy The Goldbergs. Oswalt has also lent his voice to many animated characters, including Remy the rat in Pixar’s Academy Award–winning Ratatouille.
In his latest stand-up special Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time, the comedian tackles issues ranging from frozen food to the future of America. He delivers a blistering set for a packed house at San Diego’s Spreckels Theatre with his trademark blend of acerbic wit and unabashed silliness. The special, directed by Bob Goldthwait, premieres on EPIX on January 17, 2014.
Oswalt hosts the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, March 1, 2014.
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Despite an agreement between the US and Russia to put the Assad regime’s chemical arsenal under international control, Syria’s brutal civil war rages on, with thousands more killed and millions more made refugees. We explore the complexities of this ongoing tragedy with a panel of experts, including UCLA professor of history James Gelvin, author of The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know, and Nader Hashemi, the director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver and author of The Syria Dilemma. Also joining us are Asli Bali, a professor at the UCLA School of Law, where she teaches courses on public international law, international human rights, and the laws of war; and Syrian- American activist Rafif Jouejati, the English-language spokesperson for the Syrian Local Coordination Committees, the umbrella group of the Syrian opposition.
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The two unique features that separate the Petersen Automotive Museum from other automotive museums are the Streetscape diorama, and the rotating exhibit spaces. To keep The Museum fresh, relevant, and to keep visitors coming back, it was decided from the beginning not to display the entire Museum Collection at once. In the 300,000 square feet that comprise The Petersen Automotive Museum, only about 150 vehicles are on display at any one time. The other half of the 300+ vehicle collection is in on-site storage, awaiting the chance to go on exhibition. Depending on the chosen subject, the rotating exhibits can range from 100% Petersen vehicles to 90% on loan.
Please join us as Tadao Ando speaks about architecture and art, and architect Kulapat Yantrasast conducts conversations with Ando comprised of questions posed by artists, architects, curators, clients, critics and the curious.