Thursday, June 22, 6 - 8pm
THURSDAY TUNES AT TAM
Artist and producer Georgette Gantner teams up with the Torrance Art Museum to present Thursday Tunes at TAM, a monthly series of live music events hosted by the museum. Thursday Tunes at TAM seeks to build the publics’ engagement with the musical arts by highlighting different musical genres. The monthly performances are offered free of charge and provide a unique musical and artistic experience, a live concert set against the museum’s current running exhibitions.
The events are open to the public
Suggested Donation: $20
Strangers on a Saturday Night is a Los Angeles-based organ trio featuring Carey Frank, Will Brahm and Jamey Tate
Thursday, May 18th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm THURSDAY TUNES AT TAM
You are invited to attend Thursday Tunes at TAM, May 18th. Artist and producer Georgette Gantner teams up with the Torrance Art Museum to present Thursday Tunes at TAM, a monthly series of live music events hosted by the museum. Thursday Tunes at TAM seeks to build the publics’ engagement with the musical arts by highlighting different musical genres. The monthly performances are offered free of charge and provide a unique musical and artistic experience, a live concert set against the museum’s current running exhibitions: Baker's Dozen VI & Peter Lamb: Redoubling.
The events are open to the public
This month’s live performer is acclaimed jazz trio, The Derek Bomback Trio, May 18th from 6:00 - 7:30PM at the Torrance Art Museum.
Suggested Donation: $20
CUBA / NOW / AHORA
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM’S SUR:BIENNIAL PARTICIPATION,
COINCIDING WITH THE GETTY'S PACIFIC STANDARD TIME: LA/LA
VENUE: Torrance Art Museum
LOCATION: 3320 Civic Center Dr, Torrance, California
DATES: September 9th – November 4th 2017
Marking Torrance Art Museum’s (TAM) third time participating in SUR:biennial and first exhibition affiliated with the Getty-led Pacific Standard Time initiatives, TAM is pleased to announce Cuba / Now / Ahora, opening at Torrance Art Museum on September 16, 2017.
Cuba / Now / Ahora is TAM’s contribution to the 2017 SUR: biennial. SUR is a biennial multi-venue, international exhibition program. Participating institutions produce projects with artists from across Latin America, as well as Latin American artists working in and engaging Southern California. 2017’s iteration is SUR’s fourth and Torrance Art Museum’s third participation.
Cuba / Now / Ahora is also a part of Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard TIme is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.
This exhibition is organized by Maurizzio Hector Pineda and Benjamin W. Tippin, under the direction of Max Presneill, the museum’s director, and along with the assistance and support of the team of Torrance Art Museum and the Torrance Art Museum Advocates (TAMA). Participating artists include: Ariamna Contino, Alejandro Figueredo Diaz-Perera, Jorge Otero Escobar, Diana Fonseca, Luis Gomez, Alexander Hernandez, Tony Labat, Francisco Maso, and Esterio Segura.
Cuba / Now / Ahora is an ambitious project featuring an in-depth look at contemporary Cuban artwork, with emphasis on digital media exchange culture. The focus of the exhibition is the offline digital “mercado” (marketplace) sharing culture that has arisen around the phenomenon of “El Paquete Semanal”: a weekly terabyte packet of entertainment, downloaded webpages and information that is carried into Cuba, shared and consumed throughout Cuban society.
The works that TAM will be hosting exist and were created in conditions tempered by limited access to the virtual information systems that most of the developed world takes for granted. The artists and their works are shaped by these limitations and the cultural responses that grew to meet them. While the high-speed, constantly available information stream that forms the hallmark of contemporary societies in the global north is not at this time available to the people of Cuba, “El Paquete Semanal” forms a unique and ingenious workaround. It is bought cheaply and distributed from hand to hand, shared and downloaded. Containing everything from entertainment to software to international news, “El Paquete” acts as an object that mediates Cuba and the rest of the world.
The Torrance Art Museum invites you to participate in the museum's semi–annual Career Development Series: Portfolio Review
Members of the curatorial department will be available to review portfolios and converse art strategies with local and emerging artists working in Southern California. Portfolios reviews start at 11 am – 4 pm. This event is free with limited scheduling.Three artworks per artist by appointment only:
To register for a time slot email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Participating in the Career Development event does not ensure any consideration for future Torrance Art Museum exhibition. This is not an open call.
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Although this is a FREE event, your $20 donation will help to ensure quality programming moving forward! See you there!
Please join us and spread the word about this long-awaited discussion with our curators about their trip to Cuba. We are also using this event as a Membership Drive to show the importance role TAMA played in funding the trip. Should be an exciting and lively discussion as the staff were in Havana on the day of Fidel Castro's death.
The Torrance Art Museum Advocates (TAMA) is a non-profit, community-based volunteer organization whose goal is furthering the availability, understanding and appreciation of art through its specific support of the Torrance Art Museum.