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Conversation with an Educator: Functionality and the Finish Fetish
Sunday, October 01, 2017
Join Museum educator Kate Swanson for a discussion about how Billy Al Bengston’s ceramic work demonstrates the Cool School movement’s attitude towards functionality in art. Held in the galleries of the Museum’s featured exhibition, California Dreaming: Ed Moses, Billy Al Bengston, & Ed Ruscha, this talk will focus on the ways in which Bengston and his contemporaries sought to transform traditionally functional materials, such as clay, into modern art.
Free with Museum admission