Upcoming Events & Programming

(Left to Right) Artist D. Hill; Teresita de la Torre, from ‘365 Days in an Immigrants Shirt,’ 2017

Dates/Time: (See dates below / Lectures begin at 7 PM)
Location: VA-113

The Visiting Artist Lecture series introduces students and the community to a broad range of interdisciplinary practitioners including artists, curators, critics and scholars in visual culture. Dates and topics subject to change. Lectures are presented in conjunction with Topics in Art History course (ART 480T).

The public is welcome to attend.

Thursday, Feb 27
D Hill and Teresita de la Torre - Art Practices: Performance Art, 
the Creative Process, Grad School & Beyond

Thursday, March 12
Chet Glaze - Poltergeist

Thursday, March 19
Joseph Valencia and Claudia Marquez - Art & Community

Thursday, May 7 
Joe DeVera and Jennifer Frias: Decentralizing the Art World—
Artist-run spaces, Alternative Studio & Expanded Practices

Visiting Artist Lectures in Visual Culture is made possible by the Art Alliance, Associated Students, Inc. Instructional Related Activities, the College of the Arts, Department of Visual Arts.

Kim Abeles, 'Smog Dining Room and Elements' (installation detail)

RECEPTION: Kim Abeles: Smog Collectors, 1987-2020
Saturday, March 21
1-2 PM (Members reception)
2-4 PM (Public reception)
Begovich Gallery

Admission is free to the public reception from 2-4 PM

Kim Abeles, 'Smog Collectors (World Leaders),' 2019

Wednesday, April 8, 1 PM

Artist Kim Abeles provides insight on her work and her art practice. 
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Visiting Artist Lecture is made possible by the Art Alliance, Associated Students, Inc. Instructional Related Activities, the College of the Arts, and the Department of Visual Arts.

Artwork: Sierra Bononi

One-night exhibition
Thursday, April 9, 5-9 PM
Visual Arts Courtyard and Galleries

ACTIVATE! 2020 is a one-night presentation of multiple installations and exhibitions situated in the Visual Arts courtyard and galleries (Begovich, Duff, Exit and Freedman).

Works on view are produced by CSUF students and represent the various course disciplines offered in the Visual Arts. Participating areas include: Art Education, Ceramics, Creative Photography, Jewelry+Metals, Drawing & Painting, Entertainment Art/Animation, Exhibition Design, Foundations, Glass, Graphic & Interactive Design, and Sculpture.

ACTIVATE! 2020 is organized by the College of the Arts and Nicholas & Lee Begovich Gallery, and in partnership with Arts Interclub Council (AICC). Part of ArtsWeek 2020. It is made possible by the Art Alliance, Associated Students, Inc. Instructional Related Activities, the College of the Arts, and the Department of Visual Arts.

'Presidential Commemorative Smog Plates' (1992); Detail: Jimmy Carter (l) and Ronald Reagan (R)

In Conversation Series: Kim Abeles (Members Event)
Saturday, April 18, 11 AM – 1 PM 
Begovich Gallery
Space is limited. Reservations highly recommended.

RSVP by April 10   to hguzman@fullerton.edu, and please include “RSVP: In Conversation” to your email’s subject line.

In Conversation is a live series connecting artists, scholars and community figures for lively discussions related to art, culture and society. Each series is accompanied with a light brunch fare.

Stenciled 'Smog Collectors' collected smog in Los Angeles and Moscow.

ART POPS: Kim Abeles - Workshop
Saturday, April 18, 2-4 PM
Please arrive at 2 PM to participate in the workshop

Kim Abeles leads a workshop for participants to make their own smog plate.

ART POPS: Kim Abeles – Workshop  is made possible by the Art Alliance, Associated Students, Inc. Instructional Related Activities, 
the College of the Arts, and the Department of Visual Arts.

Students in a lecture hall

Art + Politics: Art and Visual Culture Conference
May 2, 2020 • Presentations will begin at 10 AM
Location:  VA-113
Presenters and Program Schedule: To Be Announced
Check Begovich Gallery’s website mid-April for updates 

Art+Politics   is an annual conference that takes place at alternating college or university locations in southern California. It began as a platform for community college students to present scholarly research papers centered around visual culture. Initiated in 2016 by alumna, Angela Lessing (Art History, ’17), past conference locations include Cypress College, CSU Dominguez Hills, CSU Fullerton, and UC Riverside. This year,   Art+Politics   returns to CSU Fullerton with a new participants from community colleges in the region, and for the first time, select undergraduates from CSU Fullerton’s Visual Arts Department will present. 

Hosted by the College of the Arts, Department of Visual Arts,  
Nicholas & Lee Begovich Gallery and the Art History Program

Gallery preprator Marty Lorigan (far right) and team

Art Pops:  Francisco Goya,   Los Caprichos  
May 14, 12-1pm

This season, get a behind-the-scenes look into the gallery’s collection of prints by Spanish artist, Francisco Goya. Visual Resource Specialist, Debra Winters will lead a discussion on Goya’s   Los Caprichos, a series of prints created in the early 18th century that critiqued Spain’s culture and humanity.

Art Pops is a series of “pop-up” programming ranging from demos, events, and informative talks is made possible by the Art Alliance, the College of the Arts, and the Department of Visual Arts.


Gain further insights by booking a guided tour conversation of the current exhibition. Two-weeks advanced reservation required. Maximum 30 individuals per group. For more information and to reserve a class visit to the gallery, contact jfrias@fullerton.edu 

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