Thursdays. The speakers are primarily photographers and photo editors who expand on the themes of the exhibits of the Annenberg Space for Photography. They have ranged from Pulitzer prize winning photojournalists, to sports photographers, to fine arts masters to celebrity photographers such as Leonard Nimoy and Nikki Sixx. They’ve also offered presentations by notables and subjects of photos such as Charlize Theron, model Amber Valletta and athlete Laila Ali. The current lectures are by photographers who work in digital and manual photo manipulation. MORE >>
Sat, Apr 26, 2014. This program will discuss the early phases of the Space Race, in particular Project Mercury, the United States' first human spaceflight program. The Mercury Seven introduces us to the first astronauts, along with the successes and failures of the early space program. This stunning high-definition movie will serve as the springboard for a lively discussion about the science behind the beauty and wonder of nature. Kathryn Stack, a graduate student in Geological and Planetary Sciences at Caltech, will introduce the film and guide the post-screening discussion. MORE >>
Tue, Apr 29, 2014. Rabbi Woznica will engage Alan Dershowitz and Dennis Prager in a wide ranging discussion on pivotal issues that impact the Jewish people and our nation, as well as the values that shape their lives. Alan Dershowitz is an internationally recognized attorney and one of our nation’s most articulate liberal thinkers. Dennis Prager is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host heard daily around the country and one of our nation’s most articulate conservative thinkers. MORE >>
Tue, Apr 29, 2014. Esther McCoy (1904–1989) was one of the foremost architectural writers of the twentieth century. A gifted literary stylist and keen social critic, her work recognized the genesis of American modernism, witnessed the birth of mid-century design, and ignited public awareness. McCoy's book Five California Architects (1960) has long been acknowledged as an indispensable classic. As Reyner Banham declared, “No one can write about architecture in California without acknowledging her as the mother of us all.” Throughout her sixty-year career, McCoy worked variously as an author, editorial scout, lecturer, screenwriter, architectural preservationist, and exhibition curator; her life charted the progressive edge of American idealism from the utopian spirit of Jazz Age Greenwich Village through the radical evolution of post-war architecture.
With support from the Graham Foundation, the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution, Susan Morgan has been researching the life and work of writer Esther McCoy. She is editor of Piecing Together Los Angeles: An Esther McCoy Reader (2012), the first McCoy anthology, and cocurator (with Kimberli Meyer) of Sympathetic Seeing (2011), for the MAK Center at the R. M. Schindler House in West Hollywood. MORE >>
Sun, May 4, 2014. A hate crime victim and a former hate crime perpetrator will hold a special dialogue. Every first Sunday of the month (normally). MORE >>
Sun, Jun 1, 2014. A hate crime victim and a former hate crime perpetrator will hold a special dialogue. Twenty years ago, Matthew was a young teenager who was disowned by his family for being gay - he now works as a manager at the MOT. Tim was a former neo-Nazi who speaks of his experiences at the MOT. Through meeting and conversation, they realized that years ago Matthew had been victimized by Tim’s gang. Theirs is the remarkable story of reconciliation between the perpetrator and the victim of a hate crime. From Hate to Hope is held monthly on the first Sunday of the month. MORE >>
Sat, Sep 20, 2014. The Academy Award®-winning actress, dancer and author will share with the audience a montage of memorable film moments and private revelations about her extraordinary life, career and spiritual journey. MORE >>