Light brunch followed by a discussion with author and feminist scholar Jennifer Doyle on her newly published book "Hold it Against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art." This Hancock Park event is free to members ($15 for guests paid in advance). RSVPs are required to Krista Jiannacopoulos by 7/2/13.

"She [Doyle] provides an entirely new way of thinking about how art can, if we let it, potentially hurt, touch and transform us." - Amelia Jones

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ART MATTERS on Sun., July 21, 2-5 pm

Join an Art Matters Day at the Westwood home of Rosalie Friis-Ross. The afternoon will include sharing Artist Trading Cards, viewing a video on Sarah Sze (image included), who is representing the USA at the Venice Biennale this year and a discussion led by Karen Schifman on what's happening in museums and with gallery representation for women artists.

Light snacks will be provided and street parking is available.

Hammer Museum Screenings: Videos by Kara Walker

Videos will be screened continuously from 11am-2pm and from 3pm-5pm. At 2pm there will be a Hammer Conversation with Kara Walker and Hilton Als.


Recommended film
Louise Bourgeois: "The Spider, The Mistress and the Tangerine" screening (2008, 99 mins.) on Wednesday – 12/3/08 at 7 PM at the UCLA Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Co-directed by Marion Cajori and Amei Wallach, the film follows the artist as she produces her work, spends time with confidants, and reflects upon the traumatic personal history that informs her art practice.

Recommended exhibition
Interested members are encouraged to view the current Louise Bourgeois exhibition at MOCA Grand Avenue (opened 10/25 and runs thru 1/25/09). Spanning the distinguished career of one of the most important artists of our time, this major survey—the first tour in the United States in 25 years—presents an extensive and deeply symbolic body of work. See an impressive selection of over 150 works from the 1930s to the present—including Bourgeois’s best-known sculptures and large installations as well as early paintings and significant pieces from Los Angeles collections.

Recommended exhibitions
"Contradictions and Complexities" - contemporary Indian art by women at d.e.n. contemporary art and "Western Project, Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and Its Diasporas" at UCLA Fowler Museum, "Haegue Yang: Asymmetric Equality" - multimedia installation by a Korean woman artist at Redcat Theatre Gallery and "Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave" at MOCA Grand Avenue.

Recommended exhibitions: The Goat’s Dance: Photographs by Graciela Iturbide at the J. Paul Getty Museum; Kara Walker: My Complement, My Oppressor, My Love at the UCLA Hammer Museum; Spirits of LA and Tropics: A Contemporary View of Brazil, Cuba and Haiti at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery.

Recommended exhibitions: Body Double at the Luckman Gallery/Cal State Los Angeles, Cosima Von Bonin: Roger and Out at MOCA (Grande Avenue), A Woman's Journey: The Life and Work of Artis Lane and Blacks in and Out of the Box at the California African American Museum in Exposition Park.

Recommended exhibitions: Ruth Weisberg Unfurled at the Skirball Cultural Center, Identity Theft: Eleanor Antin, Lynn Hershman, Suzy Lake at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and Women Artists of Southern California: Then + Now at Track 16 Gallery.

Program: After discussing the three exhibitions, there will be a screening of a 40 minute video, Ruth Weisberg: On the Journey by Laura Vazquez.

Recommended exhibitions: Eva Hesse: Drawing and MOCA FOCUS: Lecia Dole-Recio at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Reading: Meridel Le Sueur’s poem "Rites of Ancient Ripening," a short essay on aging and ageism, and an article titled "The Crystal Quilt: A Performance and Its Legacy" by Patrice Clark Koelsch.

Recommended exhibitions: Family Legacies: The Art of Betye, Lezley, and Alison Saar at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. This exhibition explores how a mother and two of her daughters share a passion for transforming found objects and materials into personal artworks that reflect contemporary social issues. Through the lens of their mixed ancestry, the three artists interpret aspects of family and identity, race and gender.