Last evening Grand Central Art Center, in collaboration with Artis, presented a talk by Joshua Simon. Simon is the Director and Chief Curator for The Museums of Bat Yam, a complex of three museums located in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area in Israel.
Joshua shared an overview of his institutions mission, including images, video and handed out published materials from recent exhibitions. He provided insight into the engagement with a diverse community that is at the core of his institutions mission.
Through the question and answer session, he field questions on the current political climate, navigating boycotts and the effects and impact of Occupy Wall Street type moments worldwide.
The evening concluded with a Dutch Treat Dinner at Santa Ana’s own TABU, continuing conversation and connections at a more informal level.
A truly informative and enjoyable evening!
We thank the quality audience in attendance, which included Deans from the Arts programs at Cal State Long Beach and Santa Ana College, Interim Director of the Orange County Museum of Art, Assoc. Prof. of Art History & Museum Studies from Irvine Valley College, Independent Curator and SoCal Curator of the Artist Pension Trust, Director of Marketing from the The Muchenthaler Culture Center, three current GCAC Artists in Residence, local artists and current MFA/MA students from Cal State Fullerton and UCI.
Special thanks to Kris Kuramitsu, Associate Director in Los Angeles of Artis, for making the collaborative program possible.