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Thursday, September 10

Gallery Tour: The Art of Looking—American Art


5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036


he museum's collection is rich in art from all over the world, including the United States. Take this trip through America via its artwork and see a variety of influences. While European art often served as a starting point, American artists originated their own styles, finding an unending source of subject matter and inspiration in the New World. This discussion-based tour will include the art of colonial America, the wide variety of subject matter introduced in the 19th century, and the innovations of the 20th century. Educator and art historian Mary Lenihan leads the tour.

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9/11, The Saudi Connection with Senator Bob Graham and Robert Baer

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024


he United States’ relationship with Saudi Arabia is complex and opaque. Suspicions persist that powerful Saudis funded Al Qaeda and some of the hijackers who carried out the 9/11 attacks. Senator Bob Graham, former chairman of the Senate Intelligence committee, and cochair of the Joint Congressional inquiry into the 9/11 terrorist attacks, visits to shed light on the 28 pages of the 9/11 report that remain classified. Joining him is former CIA veteran Robert Baer, who was portrayed by George Clooney in the movie Syriana.

Moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11 a.m., and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5 p.m., on KPFK 90.7 FM.

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Friday, September 11

Saturday, September 12