Enjoy thought-provoking readings, conversations, panel discussions, and spoken word programs. Also check out virtual talks now streaming on the Skirball’s YouTube channel.
  • LA Reflections

    Visual Art in Times of Crisis

    Virtual Talk

    Sunday, November 8, 7:00 pm (PT)

    FREE online program

    Early in the pandemic, muralist Corie Mattie painted “after the plague came the renaissance” on a boarded-up shop in Santa Monica. A simple reminder of our humanity, Mattie's message is just one example of how visual artists have challenged and uplifted us during an exceptional year. In this panel discussion, moderated by Skirball curator Cate Thurston, join Mattie along with fellow muralist Ruben Rojas and noted Pop artist Burton Morris as they share how they’re doing, what they’re working on, and the many ways art can be used for social good. After the conversation, join the artists in a post-panel Q&A. About LA Reflections: Shifting Culture

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  • Left to right: Nicole Newsnham, still from Crip Camp documentary, and Jim LeBrecht

    Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

    A Conversation with Co-Directors Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht | Virtual Talk

    Wednesday, December 2, 7:00 pm (PT)

    FREE online program

    Commemorating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities! In the compelling documentary Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, executive produced by Michelle and Barack Obama, a groundbreaking summer camp galvanizes a group of teens with disabilities to help build a movement. Together, the teens forge a new path toward greater equality and the eventual passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. In this livestream conversation, join co-directors Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht to learn more about this untold story of the beginnings of a revolution.

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  • Left to right: Ryan Heffington, Kristina Wong, Bruce Lemon, Patricia Garza, Jessica Hanna

    Performance in the Midst of Radical Change

    Virtual Talk

    Sunday, December 6, 7:00 pm (PT)

    FREE online program

    With restrictions on in-person gatherings, performance artists everywhere have had to adjust to distanced art-making and exploration. Here in Los Angeles, choreographer Ryan Heffington has delighted the world with his lighthearted Instagram Live dance parties; comedian and elected official Kristina Wong began the Auntie Sewing Squad, a sewing collective that has produced more than eighty thousand cloth face masks (and counting!) for underserved populations; and storyteller Bruce Lemon turned his live KPCC program, Unheard LA, into a limited virtual series focused on race in Los Angeles.

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