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Speaker Series

Speaker Series:

Please note that all in-person lectures start at 2:30 pm in the Crocker Art Museum Auditorium.

If you can’t make the live event, you can see the recorded video of these lectures on our YouTube channel afterwards.

Our 2023-24 lineup:

Wed, August 16. Lorraine Garcia-Nakata

Wed, September 20. Alan Templeton

Wed, October 18. Peter Wayne Lewis

Wed, November 15. Kurt Fishback

Wed, January 17. Laurelin Gilmore

Wed, February 21. Ray Gonzales

Wed, March 20. Jessica Sanders, Donald Gensler, Jennifer Madden & Jeff Reed present “The Hanami Line and the Public Art Process”

Wed, April 17. Jack Ogden/Peter Vandenbert, moderated by D. Neath

Wed, May 15. Lin Fei Fei

Mark your calendar now for our upcoming lecture on Wednesday, November 15th with Kurt Fishback.

Kurt Edward Fishback
Kurt Edward Fishback

Kurt Edward Fishback, son of photographer Glen Fishback and name sake of photographer Edward Weston, grew up as part of the photographic community in Northern California during the 1940s and 50s. Mentors and friends of the family included Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, and Edward Weston.

Despite his immersion in the world of photography, Fishback began his artistic career studying ceramic sculpture at Sacramento City College, the San Francisco Art Institute and the University of California, Davis in the 60s.

He first began to experiment with photography in 1962 as a way to document his experiences with other sculptors, but it was not until 1973, when his father invited him to teach at the Glen Fishback School of Photography, that photography became Fishback’s primary mode of expression. Kurt continues to teach photography when he is not too busy maintaining his own artistic career.

His first two major, one-person exhibitions were held at the Crocker Art Museum in 1981 and the San Francisco Museum of Modern art in 1983.

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