Curator Talk with Janet Blake
Join curator Janet Blake for an in-person presentation about Variations of Place: Southern California Impressionism in the Early 20th Century. A dedicated scholar of California Impressionism, Blake offers visitors a unique opportunity to learn about her curatorial approach to the subject matter and shares insights into the work and lives of some of the most renowned California landscape painters of the early 20th century. The talk will be followed by a Q&A in the gallery.
DATE: Tuesday, July 12, 2022
TIME: 10:30 – 11:30 am
LOCATION: Langson IMCA, 18881 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine
PARKING: Airport Tower Parking Garage. Ticket is validated for all museum visitors
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This in-person program is free and open to the public. Registration in advance is not required. Please email email@example.com with requests for accommodations.
About the Speaker
Janet Blake is an independent curator based in Southern California. Blake received a BA in art and art history from California State University, Long Beach and began her career in 1981 as a curator for the Diane and E. Gene Crain Collection. She was curator of historical art at Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach, CA until her retirement in December 2020. Her scholarly interests include California Art from 1900 to 1950, with a focus on California Impressionism, and American Scene artists of the 1930s and 1940s. Recent exhibitions curated by Blake include Miss Hills of Laguna Beach (2016), Phil Dike: At the Edge of the Sea (2017), and Art Colony: The Laguna Beach Art Association, 1918–1935 (2018) co-curated with Deborah Solon.
About Langson IMCA
Langson IMCA explores and celebrates artists and their capacity to develop new forms and ideas in response to the California experience. It collects, conserves, and generates scholarship for modern and contemporary art inspired by the State’s diverse societal, cultural, and natural environments. As an institution dedicated to becoming the epicenter of California Art, Langson IMCA presents programming that strives to provoke questions around an expansive understanding of art making inspired by the Golden State.