Skip to main content

Sandra Garrard Memorial Lecture

Portrait of Sandra Garrard
Sandra Garrard 1952-1984, BFA 1974, magna cum laude, Newcomb College, Tulane University

An annual lecture on serious issues in contemporary art, supported by the Sandra Garrard Memorial Fund. Previous speakers are:

Catherine Opie April 21, 2022

Posing Modernity: A Retrospective View and Implications for Art History Denise Murrell, Associate Curator of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York | Thursday March 18, 2021

Experimentations in Art and Science, Revealing the Oddness of Nature  Mónica Bello, Curator and Head of Arts at CERN | Thursday, March 12, 2020

Earthly Delights, by Casey Reas | Thursday, February 7, 2019 

Darby English:  "Differing, Drawn: Pope.L’s Skin Set Drawings" | Monday, February 26, 2018 

Conversation with Mickalene Thomas | Mickalene Thomas with Dr. Mia Bagneris, Assistant Professor, History of Art | January 18, 2017

Jenni Sorkin: Material Decisions: Women, Process, and Form | Sandra Garrard Memorial Lecture | Thursday, January 26, 2017

Hank Willis Thomas: The Truth is I Love You | Sandra Garrard Memorial Lecture | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry | Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles | Thursday, April 6, 2017

Arlene Shechet November 17, 2016

Frames Edge: An Artist's Talk by Jessica Stockholder September 19, 2013

Crisscrossing the World: Los Angeles Artists and the Global Imagination March 21, 2013
Kellie Jones, Associate Professor, Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University

Criticism: Take it Personally April 19, 2012
Lecture by Holland Cotter, chief art critic at the New York Times

An Artist's Talk by Nicola López March 16, 2012

Working in the Moment: an artist's talk by Jon F. Clark November 10, 2011

Blow-Up, Photography, and the Last Days of Truth in Art November 18, 2010
Lecture by Marcia E. Vetrocq, editor of Art in America

Swoon: the artist discusses her work November 3, 2010

Robert Storr: The Art of Sufficiency After a Time of Excess April 15, 2010

Lisa Yuskavage: A Lecture March 10, 2009

Waterfalls and More: a lecture by artist Pat Steir November 2, 2008

Deep Content: How Art Means and Means and Means April 4, 2007
Lecture by art critic Jerry Saltz

A lecture by artist Paul Chan November 16, 2006

Why Can't You See: Lecture by Mel Chin February 23, 2005

On Maritime Space April 14, 2004
Lecture by Allan Sekula, California Institute of the Arts

To Draw a Line: Lecture by Janine Antoni 2001

A lecture by Lari Pittman 2000

What Art Does October 10, 1998
Lecture by David Hickey

Symposium on Abstract Expressionism February 8, 1998
Irving Sandler, Ann Gibson, Anne Wagner, Amelia Jones

A lecture by Dr. Douglas Crimp October 27, 1995

A lecture by William T. Wiley October 27, 1994

Hollywood, Depression, and High Art: the collapse of Avant-Garde models of art and the myth of the artist September 23, 1993
Lecture by Dr. Donald Kuspit

A Survey and the Making of Sculpture November 12, 1992
Lecture by Nancy Graves

The Legacy of Jackson Pollock, 1945-1970 October 2, 1991
Lecture by Kirk Varnedoe

A lecture by Roy DeForest September 27, 1990

A lecture by Eunice Lipton

Contemporary Art and the Contemporary Museum: Match or Mismatch September 28, 1988
Lecture by Thomas Krens, Director, Solomin R. Guggenheim Museum

A Woman Artist's Journey September 28, 1987
Lecture by Miriam Schapiro

Art and Money September 15, 1986
Lecture by Robert Hughes

A lecture by Philip Pearlstein