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Lecture On 'The Virgin's Dream: Beatrice Wood Drawings & Ceramics'


  • WHEN Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 2 p.m.
  • WHERE Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free - $8

The absurdities of love and life come alive in the drawings and ceramics of renowned California artist Beatrice Wood.

"The Virgin’s Dream," a title taken from one of her signature figurative ceramic works, features a diverse collection from the 1930s to the 1990s of drawings in watercolor, colored pencil and graphite, book illustrations, sketchbooks, figurative sculptures, vessels, plates, and a unique mobile that hung in the artist’s home in Ojai, California.

Born in 1893, Beatrice Wood was an important figure in the history of Modern Art working with such legends as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia and others. As the only woman artist to be associated with the Dadaist group in New York during the 1920s, the aspiring artist was dubbed the “Mama of Dada.”

Join the co-curator of the exhibition David VanGilder on Saturday, May 21st, 2011 at 2p.m. for his lecture “Kissed Again Part of the Bargain” and hear him discuss his life with Beatrice Wood from 1985-1995.

The exhibition "The Virgin’s Dream: Beatrice Wood Drawings and Ceramics" is co-curated by David VanGilder and Danielle S. Deery and will be on view in the Groves Gallery through September 18, 2011.

*The lecture is complimentary with museum admission and free for OMA members, students and military.

Location: Oceanside Museum of Art: 704 Pier View Wy., Oceanside, CA 92054-2802. Google Map.

Museum Hours: Tues-Sat 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sun 1 p.m.- 4 p.m., Closed Mondays and major holidays

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