Cal Lutheran January Events
60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks

“Humanizing the Other: Art by Salomón Huerta”

Friday, Nov. 1 – Friday, Jan. 3

Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture

Assembled from private collections, this exhibit of work by Salomón Huerta aims to disrupt strictly negative representations of Mexicans and Mexican Americans by offering nuanced portraits. Huerta gained international fame from his paintings of anonymous subjects who are viewed from behind, playing with ideas of identity and viewers’ assumptions. The subjects, their Latino faces and their poses are identifiable, familiar and intimate in this series.

Artwork by Huerta has been shown at influential spaces and events such as Gagosian in London, the Whitney Biennial in New York City, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Hammer Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles and Studio La Città in Italy. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and his master’s in fine art from UCLA, where he studied under Lari Pittman.

The Sarah W. Heath Center for Equality and Justice is sponsoring the free exhibit. The gallery, located in Soiland Humanities Center, is open to the public 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, contact curator Rachel T. Schmid at 805-493-3697 or visit

“Key Frames: A Celebration of Animation & Production Art”

Friday, Nov. 8 – Thursday, Jan. 9

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art

Despite the storied history and undeniable cultural significance of animated

works, their artistic value remains subject to debate, the more so because of the large commercial industry built around the process. Even when animation is recognized as art, teams of dozens, hundreds or even thousands of artists often go unnoticed and underappreciated.

Curated by S. Mackenzie Eastman, this exhibit celebrates the many artists behind animated

productions large and small, present and past, big-budget and independent. It invites you to walk through the entire production process, from the earliest concept art to finalized designs, and get to know the diverse range of talents who bring these works to life. It highlights unseen stages of the animation process such as character design, environment art and storyboards.

Admission is free. The gallery, located in William Rolland Stadium, is open from 10 a.m. to 4

p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, contact curator Rachel T. Schmid at 805-493-3697 or or visit

Spiritual Bodies: Photography by Carlton Wilkinson

Friday, Jan. 10 – Saturday, Feb. 29

Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture

A Lecture with Carlton Wilkinson

Thursday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m.

Overton Hall

Carlton Wilkinson has long been fascinated by the arts of the African diaspora.

For many African Americans, the emotional connection to the continent of Africa has

been broken by loss — loss of languages, aesthetics, histories and, most tragically,

ancestors and families. The churches depicted in this series played a prominent

role in the civil rights movement, which brought voices from the African diaspora

to the forefront of the American psyche. This extraordinary collection of intimate

photographs captures memory, loss, longing and tenderness through a range of

models and techniques, serving as a reminder of a great past and an uncertain


Wilkinson will give a lecture on Feb. 13.

Admission to the exhibit and lecture is free. The Kwan Fong Gallery, located in Soiland Humanities Center, is open to the public 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

For information, call 805-493-3697 or write to

History Lecture Series

Accommodation and Resistance: “The Maasai Respond”

David Livingstone

Tuesdays, Jan. 14, 7-8:30 p.m.

Lundring Events Center

Members of Cal Lutheran’s history faculty discuss cultural conflicts that come about when opposing worldviews collide in the 2019-2020 series. This lecture focuses on the reaction of the Maasai to European colonialism in Africa.

Cal Lutheran and the Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library are presenting the free lectures with funding from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grant for “Lyceum:

Humanities and Beyond!” For questions, contact Cindy Keitel at

Meleko Mokgosi: “Acts of Resistance”

Wednesday, Jan. 22 – Thursday, April 9

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art

In this installation, Meleko Mokgosi examines formal and informal acts of resistance, placing equal emphasis on both. He defines resistance as any instance where a subject refuses to give in to the oppression of her spirit. While formal resistance takes aim at the state and

institutional forces, informal resistance encompasses everyday acts, both conscious and unconscious.

Mokgosi’s paintings confront the politics and histories of representation. From a Eurocentric vantage point, black figures are almost always interpreted as representing difference. But in “Acts of Resistance,” Mokgosi compels viewers to give his subjects more complex consideration. Their beautiful attributes, emotional bearing, interrelationships and geographic contexts push away generalizing categories and marginalizing reactions.

Born in Francistown, Botswana, Mokgosi is an artist, assistant professor of practice

at New York University, and co-director of the Interdisciplinary Art and Theory Program.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Williams College in 2007, participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s independent study program, and earned a Master of Fine Arts at UCLA’s Interdisciplinary Studio.

Admission is free. The gallery, located in William Rolland Stadium, is open from 10 a.m.

to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For information, call 805-493-3697, email or visit

Faculty Recital

Eric Kinsley, harpsichord

Saturday, Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Samuelson Chapel

Eric Kinsley explores the literature of the virtuosic baroque compositions for solo harpsichord and harpsichord chamber music. His recital is a journey through the landscape of the baroque, discovering the immense sonic timbres of the harpsichord and harpsichord

in ensemble. The concert features additional members of the Music Department, including tenor Bryan Lane, Niccole Modell on flute, and Keum Hwa Cha on violin.

The program features Froberger’s lament for Ferdinand IV and sonata for obbligato harpsichord; father and son sonata for flute and harpsichord by J. S. Bach; and solo cantata for voice and harpsichord and a trio by Rameau.

Donations will be accepted. For information, call the department at 805-493-3306 or visit