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Charissa Noble Lectures: The Art Mythology Of California

This fall Charissa Noble presents a series of lectures on the mythology of California entitled Scene Makers and Cultural Renegades at the Edge of “The West.” Bringing cutting-edge research, fresh perspective, and dynamic challenges to the historical status quo, she presents her original work in the field of musicology and art history. Her lectures at the Athenaeum are the stories not yet told: people, ideas, and events retrieved from the margins of our prevailing historical narratives, connected to each other in new, creative ways.

In this series, Dr. Noble discusses the mythology and cultural legacy of radical art scenes in California over the course of three lectures.

September 19: Cults, Wild Parties, and radical art circles from San Luis Obispo to Marin County.
September 26: The Myth of the “Cultural Wasteland”--Starting Art Scenes in Los Angeles
October 3: Hip-Hop and “Outside” Art in Los Angeles

Please visit our site for more details on each of these lectures.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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