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February 3, 2019
1:00 pm: CONVERSATIONS AT THE CULVER: IN THE SUNSHINE OF NEGLECT PANEL DISCUSSION AND TOUR
February 3, 2019 –
Take a tour of the new exhibition In the Sunshine of Neglect: Defining Photographs and Radical Experiments in Inland Southern California, 1950 to the Present with curator Douglas McCulloh, then hear four important photographers discuss their personal and artistic engagement with Inland Southern California.
Kim Abeles has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust Fund, California Community Foundation, and Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Her work is in public collections including MOCA, Los Angeles, LACMA, Berkeley Art Museum, and the California African American Museum.
John Divola’s work has been featured in more than 80 national and international solo exhibitions and is in museum collections worldwide. He is a professor of art at UCR.
Sant Khalsa’s work has shown internationally in over 150 exhibitions and is represented in collections including LACMA, Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Nevada Museum of Art, and California Museum of Photography. Khalsa is Professor of Art Emerita at CSUSB.
Lewis deSoto’s photography, sculpture, and installations are in the collections of MoMA, New York; MOCA, Los Angeles; LACMA; and The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; among others. He is a professor of art at San Francisco State University.
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March 3, 2019
1:00 pm: CONVERSATIONS AT THE CULVER
March 3, 2019 –
Black Indian (memoir; Black History Month) with Shonda Buchanan. More to be announced.
1:30 pm: CONVERSATIONS AT THE CULVER FEATURING NORMAN ELLSTRAND AND ROGER RANSOM
March 3, 2019 –
On Sunday, March 3, at 1:30 p.m., join us for Conversations at the Culver featuring authors Norman Ellstrand and Roger Ransom. This event will be held at Culver Center, located at 3834 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501.
Join Roger and Norm as they discuss their latest books and the processes they have used in coming up with these books. One a physical scientist, one a social scientist, they both have a keen interest in one another's work, and enjoy helping people understand complex subjects.
Books will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
About the Books:
Gambling on War: Confidence, Fear, and the Tragedy of the First World War
The First World War left a legacy of chaos that is still with us a century later. Why did European leaders resort to war and why did they not end it sooner? Roger L. Ransom sheds new light on this enduring puzzle by employing insights from prospect theory and notions of risk and uncertainty. He reveals how the interplay of confidence, fear, and a propensity to gamble encouraged aggressive behavior by leaders who pursued risky military strategies in hopes of winning the war.
Sex on the Kitchen Table
Sex and food are intimately intertwined, and this relationship is nowhere more evident than among the plants that sustain us. From lascivious legumes to horny hot peppers, most of humanity’s calories and other nutrition come from seeds and fruits—the products of sex—or from flowers, the organs that make plant sex possible. Sex has also played an arm’s-length role in delivering plant food to our stomachs, as human handmade evolution (plant breeding, or artificial selection) has turned wild species into domesticated staples.
Norman C. Ellstand is Distinguished Professor of Genetics at the University of California, Riverside, where he holds the Jane S. Johnson Endowed Chair in Food and Agriculture. He is also the author of Dangerous Liaisons?: When Cultivated Plants Mate with Their Wild Relatives.
Roger L. Ransom is Distinguished Professor of History and Economics, Emeritus at the University of California, Riverside. He is best know for his work with Richard Sutch on the American Civil War and has authored several other publications.