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CMATO Council Speaker Series - POWER and ART

  • California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks 1948 Thousand Oaks Boulevard Thousand Oaks, CA, 91362 United States (map)

The CMATO Council Speaker Series - Enjoying Art - Entertaining and informative presentations for all -  Novice to Knowledgeable with Rich Reitzell, an art enthusiast, avid collector, and author of From a Versatile Brush the Life and Art of Jean Mannheim. He is a member of the CMATO Board of Directors.



A companion to the current museum exhibition, POWER, the talk will focus on the intersection of art and power, including examples of the power of art.

"Art and power- two words that don’t seem to naturally fit together. Power conveys a sense of influence, drama, action, and suggests a variety of intense images - the roar of rocket, waves crashing against a rocky shoreline, lightning piercing a night sky, or even the smooth muscular strides of horse racing’s recent  Triple Crown champion Justified charging down the home stretch.

In contrast, for many of us, art conjures images of contemplation in a quiet museum, a flurried paint pattern of a contemporary work, or beautiful landscapes dappled with soft pastel tones that comfortably immerse us into a relaxing place or moment. And yet, throughout the annals of time and history two threads are continually evident- the power and impact of the written word and the visual image. "


Lecturer: Rich Reitzell


Location: CMATO Museum


Fee:  $10 Non-Member, Free for Members