Talks

Lectures, conferences, and symposia

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Saturday

JUN 1

6 pm - 9 pm

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Savor the relationship between the history, wine, and astrology with curator Bryan C. Keene and sommelier Mark Mark Keene.  Details 

Sunday

JUN 2

3 pm

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Inspired by the Getty Museum’s exhibition of medieval bestiaries, this talk explores the myriad and complex connections between humans and animals in Southern California.  Details 

Sunday

JUN 2

6 pm - 9 pm

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Savor the relationship between the history, wine, and astrology with curator Bryan C. Keene and sommelier Mark Mark Keene.  Details 

Tuesday

JUN 4

7:30 pm

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Panelists consider how women in ancient societies empowered themselves long before contemporary feminist movements.  Details 

Thursday

JUN 6

7 pm

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Neil MacGregor, former director of the British Museum, presents his latest book exploring history and ideas through the legacy of art and artifacts.  Details 

Thursday

JUN 13

7 pm

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Three contemporary artists explores the enduring desire to discern the human in the animal world (and vice versa) in this panel discussion.  Details 

Sunday

JUN 16

4 pm

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Bauhaus on Screen presents a 90-minute program of black-and-white short films produced at the Bauhaus, followed by a lecture with filmmaker and writer Thomas Tode.  Details 

Wednesday

JUN 19

7:30 pm

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Do humans have the capacity to save themselves? This panel, presented with Zócalo Public Square, examines whether the future will take us backwards.  Details 

Saturday

JUN 22

3 pm

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Take a virtual tour of the only securely identified house of prostitution from antiquity with archaeologist Sarah Levin-Richardson.  Details 

Sunday

JUN 23

4 pm

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Join Margot Fassler on a journey through the stages of creation according to the Book of Genesis and a 12th-century, egg-shaped model of the universe as envisioned by Hildegard of Bingen.  Details 

Sunday

JUL 14

4 pm

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Join manuscripts curators Larisa Grollemond (Getty Museum) and Julian Harrison (British Library) as they uncover the medieval origins of your favorite creatures from the world of Harry Potter.  Details 

Sunday

SEP 29

2 pm

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Children's author Cornelia Funke reads her latest story of ghost William Dampier as he encounters an artistic world of shapes, colors, and materials at the Bauhaus.  Details