Our talks bring speakers from a wide range of disciplines together to investigate, share, and explore art and contemporary culture. From conversations in the galleries to more formal lectures, innovative thinkers and makers discuss contemporary art and ideas. Nothing is off limits.
Short Through the hazy lines of an old TV, a dark-skinned woman in a bikini stands in front of orange stripes implying a sunset. In the lower right-hand corner is an MTV logo.
Long A dark-skinned woman with long brown hair and bangs is posed in a pink bikini that is decorated with white flowers. She stands with her arms extended and legs in a classic contrapposto pose. She casts a silhouette on an object next to her. The background is a gradient moving downward from burgundy to red to orange to yellow to burgundy to green. There are two logos in the bottom-right corner, one that reads MTV and the other that reads HITS.
Short A person at the side of the road holds up a large, lime-green fabric sign that reads "I AM AN IMMIGRANT I CAME HERE TO TAKE YOUR JOB BUT YOU DON'T HAVE ONE!"
Long A person stands on the shoulder of a rural highway. They hold up at arms-length a lime-green banner reading "I AM AN IMMIGRANT I CAME HERE TO TAKE YOUR JOB BUT YOU DON'T HAVE ONE!" in large, black type. The words "but you don't have one" are underlined for emphasis. The fabric of the banner is half the person's size and conceals their upper torso, leaving only their jeans and black shoes visible.
Long A shiny blue curtain, painted in extreme detail to show creases and folds, hangs from a thin brass rod that stretches the full width of the painting. The curtain is pulled to the right to reveal two thirds of a highly detailed bouquet of tulips, poppies, peonies, and other flora. A black butterfly with red and white markings rests on a leaf near the curtain with its wings open. The background is dark and an arch is barely visible giving the impression that the bouquet is floating between the curtain and the arch.