Learning the Language of Art w/ Art Muse L.A.: Contemporary Art - Atlas Obscura Experiences

Learning the Language of Art w/ Art Muse L.A.: Contemporary Art

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Have you ever gone to a museum and felt overwhelmed? Like sometimes you just don't "get" works of art? You're not alone, but the art world is not as impenetrable as it can often seem.

Join visual artist and art lecturer Regina Mamou (Art Muse Los Angeles) as she takes us on a journey to explore contemporary art. Learning the Language of Art is a fun, unpretentious, and participatory show where we unpack, demystify, and learn to converse about contemporary art through one work. If you’ve ever encountered art at a museum or gallery that is a head-scratcher, we will break down the artwork’s main ideas while learning language and vocabulary to describe and explain it. This is a chance to impress friends and family with your newfound appreciation and understanding of contemporary art. If you've ever felt like art is speaking a secret language, then let us help you speak it too!


Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Untitled (Perfect Lovers), 1991. Wall clocks; paint on wall, 14 in. diameter clocks (each). (Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.)
Eva Hesse. Hang Up, 1966. Acrylic on cloth over wood; acrylic on cord over steel, 72 x 84 x 78 in. (Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.)
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About Your Host
Regina Mamou
Regina Mamou

Regina Mamou is a Los Angeles-based visual artist and art lecturer with a specialization in photography and contemporary art. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and is the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship to Jordan. Regina is a first-generation Iraqi American and a third-generation Polish American. Her background has informed much of her artwork. She is currently the first artist-in-residence at The Wende Museum of the Cold War (Los Angeles, California), where she is working on a project about the relationship between the Middle East and the Soviet Union. Regina has been an art educator and lecturer since 2006. She started her work in museum education at The Art Institute of Chicago, lecturing on a wide variety of art topics and special exhibitions. She also held the role of study leader, a position where she was responsible for extensive research in art for The Art Institute of Chicago’s travel programs to Cuba, Morocco, and Poland. Regina joined the team of Art Muse Los Angeles in 2014 and continues to lead virtual and in-person tours in the Los Angeles area.

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