LA Reflections

Corrie Mattie, photo by Jay Jones

Words and Ideas

Visual Art in Times of Crisis

Virtual Talk

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

About the 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

This program is part of a limited series, LA Reflections: Shifting Culture, which presents curated panel discussions with some of LA’s most creative voices. How have the extraordinary events of 2020 impacted culture makers in Los Angeles? Learn how artists have found inspiring ways to shift their practices and connect with audiences through the pandemic, social uprising, and beyond. Reserve now for our December LA Reflections program, Performance in the Midst of Radical Change.