MFAH Lecture: "Mysteries: Ed Ruscha and California Noir"
Ed Ruscha's paintings, prints and books featuring the Hollywood sign, freeway gas stations, parking lots and billboards have become iconic depictions of the American West. In connection with the museum's newly acquired Ruscha painting Mysteries, learn more about the artist (born 1937), his beguiling word-landscapes and his fascinating relationship with Los Angeles, his adopted hometown for more than 50 years.
This lecture is the second in a series of Eleanor and Frank Freed Lectures in the 2014–15 season devoted to Modern and Contemporary art. A reception and docent-led tours follow. Presented by Veronica Roberts, curator of Modern and Contemporary art, Blanton Museum of Art, the University of Texas at Austin.