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Wednesday, April 23

Culture Fix: Allen Roberts on Earth as Medium

Fowler Museum

North Campus at UCLA, Los Angeles, 90095

12:00pm

Across the African continent, artists have found inspiration in the earth’s soils, pigments, plants, and stones. For this opening day gallery talk, UCLA World Arts and Cultures Professor Allen F. Roberts visits Earth Matters to explore how these materials express cultural identity and provide connections to earlier generations, present needs, and future aspirations.


After the talk, join us for light refreshments and cool beverages in our David Courtyard from 1–3 pm.

Presented in conjunction with UCLA’s 10th Earth Day Fair, organized by E3 and UCLA Sustainability.

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Lunchtime Art Talks: MARK DION

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

12:30pm

Lunchtime Art Talks take place every Wednesday at 12:30pm. The Hammer's curatorial department leads free and insightful 15-minute discussions about works of art currently on view or from museum collections. This talk will be led by Brooke Hodge, director, exhibitions management & publications.

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Mehfil Massive: South Asian Religions Remixed Through Poetry and Music

University Park Campus Bovard Auditorium (ADM)

3551 Trousdale Parkways, Los Angeles, 90089

12:30pm to 2:30pm

Legendary South Asian musicians and poets will come together to celebrate and investigate the rich diversity of South Asian spiritual influences. From ghazals set to music and sung throughout the M...

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A MAN CALLED DESTRUCTION: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF ALEX CHILTON, FROM BOX TOPS TO BIG STAR TO BACKDOOR MAN

GRAMMY Museum

800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, 90015

7:30pm

As lead singer of '60s sensation the Box Tops and the groundbreaking band Big Star, musician Alex Chilton has a remarkable story that needs to be heard. Who better than long-time acquaintance and award-winning writer Holly George-Warren to do the honors? In the captivating biography, A Man Called Destruction, George-Warren tells the life tale of an artist who "left behind... many lifetimes of brilliant music, a legacy that will inspire generations to come." Chilton's story is rags to riches in reverse, beginning with teenage rock stardom and heading downward. The story of Chilton's life is also the story of the changes in Rock & Roll over the past forty years. The influence and mark he has left as a pioneer of the indie-rock genre is undeniable. Please join us as we welcome award-winning author Holly George-Warren alongside GRAMMY Museum director Bob Santelli, to the Clive Davis Theater to celebrate and discuss the life of the talented, influential, and underappreciated rock and roll genius, Alex Chilton, from start to finish. After the discussion, George-Warren will be available for a book signing. 

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HAMMER SCREENINGS: This is Not a Dream

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

Tracing the influences of Andy Warhol, John Waters, and Jack Smith to the perverted frontiers of YouTube and Chatroulette, This Is Not a Dream charts a path across four decades of avant-garde experimentation and radical escapism through the moving image. A Q&A with director Gavin Butt follows the screening. (2012, Dirs. G. Butt and B. Walters, 119 min.)  

In conjunction with Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology.

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Deconstructing TAXI DRIVER: A Master Class In Screen Direction

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

7:30pm

One of the signature films of New Hollywood, Martin Scorsese’s TAXI DRIVER (1976) was both shocking and prescient. Visual Consultant Thomas Ethan Harris reveals the cinematic techniques that give Scorsese’s dark masterpiece its remarkable power.

This seminar will also be presented on April 16 and April 24.

***Please Note: As this program is a film seminar, we will not be screening TAXI DRIVER in its entirety. Selective scenes will be used for illustration and reference. Seminar attendees are encouraged to view the whole film in advance of the seminar. ***

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