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PLATFORM is an event series of socially engaged artists, collectives, and curators in conversation. Presented by ConSortiUm, a collaborative project of California State University Art Galleries and Museums.

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Tuesday Night Lecture Series

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Jo Farb Hernández presents "Seymour Rosen: You Haven't Seen Everything Yet!", 2017. Photo by Qian Wang.

Every Tuesday evening the Department of Art & Art History has an “Open House” that includes a weekly free public lecture or presentation from 5 - 6pm, followed by receptions in the six Student Galleries located throughout the Art Building and in the Industrial Studies Building. Students from within the School, the College, and the University--as well as members of the community including private collectors, alumni, and the general public--make use of these free cultural events to hear a noteworthy regional, national, or international artist, designer, or art historian lecture, view art in a non-intimidating atmosphere, and experience a sense of community sometimes difficult to find on this urban, commuting campus.

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Pandemic Pandemonium

The Pandemic Pandemonium invited students to release their artistic, creative, and intellectual geniuses to express, create, analyze, and visualize how the pandemic has affected our lives, our art, and our world. The initiative is a movement designed to reflect and take visible action about the role of artists and thinkers across disciplines in our society as we grapple with this monumental moment.

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