CSUF Nicholas + Lee Begovich Gallery • Fall 2023
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- "The Women of the Vietnamese American Arts Scene in Orange County" (KCET ARTBOUND)
- "Ann Phong, họa sĩ gốc Á đầu tiên triển lãm ‘solo’ tại Cal State Fullerton trong 50 năm/ Ann Phong, First Asian-American Artist to Exhibit 'Solo' at Cal State Fullerton in 50 Years" (Người Việt)
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- "Phỏng vấn họa sĩ Ann Phong/ Interview with Ann Phong" (H’ôn Viêt TV)
- "Pandemic art validates global trauma " (Daily Titan)
- CSUF's Begovich Gallery is listed among art giants such as The Getty, The Hammer, Hauser and Wirth, MOCA, and LACMA in Christopher Knight’s " 11 essential L.A. art exhibitions this fall... " for its presentation of Kim Abeles: Smog Collectors, 1987-2020. (L.A. Times)
- "The Newest L.A. and O.C. museum exhibitions to see in October" (L.A. Times)
- "Kim Abeles Turns the Climate Crisis Into Eco-art " (The New York Times)
- "Kim Abeles: Smog Collectors 1987-2020 at Cal State Fullerton Begovich Gallery" (Art and Cake)
- "Generational Reflection " by Bill Lasarow (Visual Art Source)
- "Smog art inspires climate awareness" (Daily Titan)
- “Clearing the Air ,” by Evan Senn (OC Art Blog) "
PAST FORWARD: Early Images of the Visual Arts Complex at CSU Fullerton
Exhibition Dates: October 25, 2023 – March 22, 2024
The gallery is closed on weekends and for all major holidays and during periods of University closure (such as Winter, Spring, and Summer breaks).
Public Reception: Wednesday, October 25, 4:00-7:00 PM (no reservation required)
Location: College of the Arts/Office of the Dean, 2600 Nutwood Ave., College Park, 3rd Floor, Rm. 320
Visiting hours:* Between the hours of 10 am–4 pm by appointment only. See instructions below.
*NOTE: An appointment is required to view the exhibition after the October 25 public reception. For an appointment, contact
– Maximum 15 individuals per group visit
– Please provide at least 48-hours notice to coordinate staffing for your visit
– Your visit request is not complete until you receive email confirmation from the gallery staff
PAST FORWARD celebrates the sublime blend of form, function, and creativity characterized by the midcentury architecture and aesthetics of Cal State Fullerton’s Visual Arts Complex. The exhibition looks back at the iconic and boundary-pushing design led by architect Thornton M. Abell (1906-1984) that defined the era of architectural excellence on campus. It consists of historical photographs from the J. Paul Getty Trust, Getty Research Institute taken by renowned architectural photographer Julius Shulman, and building renderings from the University’s Archives & Special Collections. With the advent of the Modernization Project scheduled to unveil new and updated grounds and facilities in 2024, PAST FORWARD reflects on the enduring legacy of the University’s architectural and design blueprint and its possibilities for the future.
PAST FORWARD: Early Images of the Visual Arts Complex at CSU Fullerton is organized by CSUF Begovich Gallery and is curated by Marie-Andrée Chinchilla, BA candidate in Art History, ’23, and Enrique Del Rivero, BFA candidate in Illustration, ’25. Support for the project is provided by The Art Alliance, CSUF’s Instructional Related Activities Grant, the College of the Arts, and the Department of Visual Arts.
Image: Phung Huynh, Hao (Mom), 2019-2020, graphite on donut box, 25 x 30.5 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Luis De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
BEGOVICH VISUAL ARTS LECTURE SERIES | Fall 2023
The Begovich Visual Arts Lecture Series will continue to introduce students and the community-at-large to a broad range of interdisciplinary practitioners including artists, educators, and filmmakers. The Begovich is committed to inviting innovative and prominent professionals to discuss their art practice and processes. The lectures are open to the public and are presented in conjunction with classroom and studio disciplines in the Visual Arts Department.
Support for the program is made possible through the Art Alliance, Associated Students, Inc. Instructional Related Activities, the College of the Arts, and the Department of Visual Arts.
Link to Ryan Mitchell's lecture coming soon!
*Lecture via Zoom only