Leslie Paprocki, Museum Careers In The 21st Century: Insight From The Inside

June 3, 2015 @ 5:00 pm ARTS 333

Born and raised in Buffalo, New York and transplanted to Southern California at age 8, she has been captivated by the power of museums from a young age. Trips to art museums, historical houses and centers, parks, and other cultural attractions pepper the landscape of her childhood memories and in turn dictated her educational path. In pursuit of her passion  for the history of art, she completed a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Art History and Administrative Studies and a Master’s degree in the History of Art, both from the University of California, Riverside.

Megan Heuer, Director Of Public Programs And Public Engagement at Whitney Museum Of American Art

Megan develops and oversees all adult public programs, including artists’ talks, lectures, panel discussions, workshops, and courses. Prior to joining the Whitney in 2014, she was a Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellow in the Modern and Contemporary Art Department at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and she previously worked in the curatorial and education departments at the New Museum. She is completing a PhD in art and archaeology at Princeton University.

CMP Projects: Phil Chang

Installation view, Phil Chang: Monochromes, Static and Unfixed, California Museum of Photography, 2015. Photo by Nikolay Maslov

Saturday, May 16
Artist talk-5pm

CMP Projects presents a solo installation by artist Phil Chang. The project is suspended on the border of photography and non-photography, demanding that the viewer consider the medium’s inherent qualities. The exhibition features a selection of photographs from Chang’s recently conceived untitled series of monochromes (2014-ongoing). These photographic prints are made without the use of a camera or film, thereby pushing our understanding of the medium as it abandons the analog for a decidedly digital age. Additionally, one unfixed photographic work is included in the exhibition. An evolution of his highly acclaimed body of work “Cache, Active” (2012), Monochrome, Exposed (2015) is a new unfixed photograph that will be exposed over the course of its own exhibition’s first hours during the artist talk on Saturday, May 16. At 5pm, the artist will remove the light-safe black plastic that preserves the unfixed paper in darkness. Over the next hours, Monochrome, Exposed will be created in real time.

Phil Chang was born in 1974 in Indiana. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles where he is visiting faculty in the Department of Art at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a lecturer at Otis College of Art and Design. He earned his MFA at California Institute of the Arts, and his BA at the University of California, Irvine. CMP Projects: Phil Chang is the first solo museum presentation of his work.

CMP Projects is an ongoing series of solo presentations curated by Joanna Szupinska-Myers, CMP Curator of Exhibitions. The series is partially supported with funds provided by UCR’s College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) and the City of Riverside. Additional support for CMP Projects: Phil Chang has been provided by M+B, Los Angeles.

CaVraCon 2015

June 18, 2015 @ 12:00 pm –  June 19, 2015 @ 5:00 pm


The Northern and Southern California chapters of the Visual Resources Association invite you to join us for this educational, engaging and energizing event!

The California Visual Resources Association Conference, also known as CaVraCon, will provide presentations, case studies, and demos dealing with the many aspects of creating, managing and maintaining digital image collections, as well as the opportunity to network with both emerging professionals and veterans of the field.


  Early bird 
    Non-VRA member: $40
    VRA member: $30
    Student: $10
  After May 31
    Non-VRA member: $50
    VRA member: $40
    Student: $20

Linda Colley: A Changing Magna Carta: Past, Present and Futures?

May 5, 2015 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm, ARTS 335

2015 will witness celebrations of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Yet how this iconic text has been understood, used and commemorated has changed markedly over the centuries, not just in England, but throughout the British Isles and in the one-time British Empire. This lecture explores some of these shifts over time, and discusses how – and how far – the cult that evolved around this text can be related to the UK’s lack of a written constitution.

Inaugural Symposium: Allies, Enemies, and Citizens: Figuring Asianness in World War II America

May 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm, California Museum of Photography

“Allies, Enemies, and Citizens” will focus on the visual representation of Asianness and Asian-Americanness in the United States during World War II, featuring presentations by leading scholars in the field, including Gordon H. Chang, Professor, Department of History, and Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities, Stanford University; Amy Lyford, Professor of Art History, Occidental College; ShiPu Wang, Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, UC Merced; and K. Scott Wong, James Phinney Baxter III Professor of History and Public Affairs, Williams College. Read more

See the poster