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Virtual Talks & Lectures

Jul 8, 2020 – Dec 16, 2020
Ticket Required
Museum of Art


We’ve designed a dynamic line-up of live, conversational, virtual programs for you to enjoy from anywhere! 

Tickets will be available 14 days prior to each program. Tickets are limited, but only 1 ticket is required for each household, for regardless of how many in your household will participate.

To attend virtual programs you will need to access ZOOM on a personal digital device; a computer, tablet, or cell phone will work!  Here are instructions to help you get started with ZOOM:  Please note, these live programs will be recorded and may be shared online upon their conclusion. By attending a live virtual program, you acknowledge and consent to the incidental filming of your likeness and voice as may be captured.

July 8, 1:00 pm | Virtual Gallery Talk: 19th Century Sculpture in The Museum of Art | $5 / Free for Members  Buy Tickets

Kyle Mancuso, Curatorial Fellow, will share new and ongoing research into The Museum of Art’s holdings of 19th century sculpture.

July 22, 1:00 pm | Virtual Gallery Conversation: The Dog Days of Summer | $5 / Free for Members  Buy Tickets

There's no end in sight to the hot and sultry "dog days of summer." Stay cool in the air conditioning while you join in on a conversation about artworks featuring our favorite canine companions. 

August 5, 1:00 pm | Virtual Gallery Conversation: Leisure Time | $5 / Free for Members Buy Tickets

Summer vacations certainly look different in the time of COVID-19, but we’ll reminisce about lazy summer days spent boating, fishing, picnicking, traveling, and more.

August 19, 1:00 pm | Virtual Gallery Talk: Ola Wlusek and Mike Solomon | $5 / Free for Members Buy Tickets

Ola Wlusek, Keith D. and Linda L. Monda Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, discusses Syd Solomon: Concealed and Revealed with Mike Solomon 

September 9, 1:00 pm | Virtual Gallery Conversation: Labor and Work | $5 / Free for Members Buy Tickets

In honor of Labor Day, let's look at images of people at work in the collection during this virtual gallery conversation.

September 16, 1:00 pm | ‘Ask a Curator Day’ Panel Discussion | $5 / Free for Members Buy Tickets

September 16th is Ask a Curator Day! Join us for a virtual panel discussion with our curatorial staff as they answer your questions. Please submit questions in advance to

October 7, 3:00 pm | Artist Talk: Howie Tsui with Curator Ola Wlusek | $5 / Free for Members Buy Tickets

Vancouver-based artist Howie Tsui draws inspiration from the martial arts, Buddhist hell scrolls, Hong Kong politics, Canadian-Chinese history, automatic drawing, and stories of exile and isolation. Tsui synthesizes diverging socio-cultural anxieties around superstition, trauma, acculturation, and otherness through a distinctly outsider lens to advocate for liminal and diasporic experiences. Howie Tsui: Retainers of Anarchy is a solo exhibition currently on view at The Ringling inside the Monda Gallery for Contemporary Art. The title work, Retainers of Anarchy (2017), is a 25-metre scroll-like video installation that references life during the Song dynasty (960–1279 CE), but undermines its idealized portraiture of social cohesion by setting the narrative in Kowloon’s notorious walled city— an ungoverned tenement of disenfranchised refugees in Hong Kong which was demolished in 1994. The animation with sound considers wuxia, a genre of Chinese fiction concerning the adventures of martial arts heroes, as a narrative tool for dissidence and resistance.

October 14, 10:30 am | Behind the Scenes of the Howard Bros. Model Circus | $5 / Free for Members Buy Tickets

What does it take for a museum to maintain and care for a model like the Howard Bros. Circus?  This panel discussion will provide insight into how the model was made, how it continues to evolve, how we care for it, and all of the special considerations we need to make as stewards of this very unique museum object.

October 28, 1:00 pm | Virtual Gallery Conversation: Spooky Stories | $5 / Free for Members Buy Tickets

Halloween is just around the corner! Join us for a look at some of the scary and creepy works in the museum's collection.

Nov 4, 1:00 pm | Contemporary Questions about the Historic Circus | $5 / Free for Members Buy Tickets

Head of Educational Programs Laura Steefel-Moore will host a conversation with Tibbals Curator of Circus Jennifer Lemmer Posey and Associate Director of Collections/Chief Registrar Marian Carpenter about how historians and museum professionals can address and contextualize those issues to create opportunities to reflect on our present through experiences of the past.

Nov 18, 1:00 pm | Virtual Gallery Conversation: Feeling Thankful | $5 / Free for Members Buy Tickets

What are you thankful for? In this conversation, we'll share what makes us grateful and discuss how those things are reflected in the museum's collection.

Dec 2, 1:00 pm | Virtual Gallery Talk: Kabuki Modern | $5 / Free for Members Buy Tickets

Join Rhiannon Paget, Curator of Asian Art, for an overview of the exhibition Kabuki Modern. Actors of kabuki, Japan’s distinctive form of popular theater, were superstars between the 17th and early 20th centuries, and continue to command cultural and celebrity status today. Kabuki Modern presents superb recent acquisitions of kabuki portraits between 1868 and the 1950s.

Dec 16, 1:00 pm | Virtual Gallery Conversation: The Nativity | $5 / Free for Members Buy Tickets

It’s that time of year again! Join us for our annual look at scenes of the Nativity in the museum.