KaleidoLA Speaker Series

Alumni panel have a discussion on stage.

KaleidoLA is the Department of Art and Art History’s annual guest speaker series. For the past nine years, KaleidoLA has been a vital connection between Loyola Marymount University and the Los Angeles arts community. During 2021-2022, the Department of Art and Art History, in collaboration with the Laband Art Gallery, will thematically center artists whose artwork and lived experiences foreground issues of racial, economic and social justice. In light of COVID-19 precautions, all lectures will be delivered live on Zoom.

Fall 2021 KaleidoLA Speakers

Photos of Kristin Juarez, Glenn Phillips and Rebecca Peabody.
Kristin Juarez, Glenn Phillips and Rebecca Peabody
Juarez is the research specialist for the African American Art History Initiative at the Getty Research Institute. Phillips is Senior Curator, Head of Exhibitions, and Head of Modern and Contemporary Collections at the Getty Research Initiative. Peabody is the Head of Research Projects & Programs at the Getty Research Institute.

Friday, Sept. 24
12:15 – 1:15PM PDT
on Zoom
Photos of Getty interns Jordan White, Gabi Jones, Gabrielle Riter and Jose Miguel Camacho.
Jordan White, Gabi Jones, Gabrielle Riter, and José Miguel Camacho
Four LMU students join us for a discussion about their experiences as Getty interns. White worked on the Los Angeles African American Historic Places initiative. Jones explored oral histories of prominent Black artists as a Curatorial Department and Research Programs and Academic Outreach intern. Riter compiled scientific research for the Information Center. Camacho worked with Teen Programs under the Education department.

Moderated by Meldoy Rod-ari, Assistant Professor of Art History.

Friday, Oct. 8
12:15 – 1:15PM PDT
on Zoom
Photo of Justin Thompson sitting in a studio.
Justin Thompson
Thompson is Co-Founder and Director of Black History Month Florence, a multi-faceted exploration of African and African Diasporic cultures in the context of Italy founded in 2016.

Hosted by Diane Meyer, Professor of Studio Arts (Photography) and Kirstin Noreen, Professor of Art History.

Friday, Oct. 22
12:15 – 1:15PM PDT
on Zoom
Photo of Jasmine McNeal in an open field.
Jasmine McNeal
McNeal is the founder of Other Faith, an art advisory which focuses on the inclusivity and representation of Black and Indigenous artists.

Friday, Nov. 5
12:15 – 1:15PM PDT
on Zoom
Photo of Phung Huynh at a train station.
Phung Huynh
Huynh is a Los Angeles-based artist and educator whose practice is primarily in drawing, painting, and public art.

Friday, Nov. 19
12:15 – 1:15PM PDT
on Zoom
Photo of Archie Boston in a dark shirt.
Archie Boston
Professor Archie Boston is a nationally known art director, designer, writer and educator who has operated Archie Boston Graphic Design since 1972.

Friday, Dec. 3
12:15 – 1:15PM PDT
on Zoom

Header image taken at the KaleidoLA 2016 Emerging: Alumni Panel