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Off the Wall: Works on Canvas by Prominent Muralists

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Off the Wall: Works on Canvas by Prominent Muralists

Location: James S. Copley Auditorium

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Guest Lecture and Tour Series

Speaker: Leah Cluff, Ph.D., Professor of Art History, MiraCosta College.

This talk will take a look at the lives and careers of well-known muralist painters Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jose Clemente Orozco, and Thomas Hart Benton. Their works as muralists will be compared to those painted off the wall, considering how this change in medium and scale impacts their style and subject.

Leah Cluff is a professor of Art History at MiraCosta College. She holds a PhD in Art History, Theory and Criticism from UC San Diego. Leah’s academic research focuses on contemporary Native American and First Nations art.


See the full list of speakers for the 2017-18 Guest Lecture and Tour Series.

This lecture series focuses on works of art on view in the Museum and topics of interest in the broader art world. Lectures are followed by docent-led tours.

Tickets: $13 members | $16 nonmembers | $8 seniors and military | $5 students
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June 15, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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James S. Copley Auditorium
1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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