Santa Monica Museum of Art, SMMoA

A lecture by Francis Naumann–Dada scholar and founder of the Francis Naumann Gallery, New York–that traces Beatrice Wood's early artistic career and involvement with the New York Dada community. Through a discussion of her activities in the New York theater and her important relationships with avant-garde collectors Walter and Louise Arensberg, artist Marcel Duchamp, writer and diplomat Henri-Pierre Roché, and others, Naumann contextualizes the formative experiences that lead to the creation of Wood's unique persona.

This lecture took place at SMMoA on September 10, 2011.

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Explore The Santa Monica Museum of Art's exhibition, education, and outreach programs through our dynamic collection of videos. SMMoA is a risk-taking, non-collecting museum, whose exhibitions and programs reveal the vibrant, untold stories and pivotal moments in the history of contemporary art and culture. SMMoA supports the art of our time through exhibitions and related programs that embrace diverse aesthetic, cultural, and ideological perspectives. Our exhibitions and programs present innovative work by emerging and established artists; initiate and maintain artistic partnerships and collaborations; connect the visual arts to other systems of information and knowledge; and provide an opportunity for audiences to experience, understand, and enjoy contemporary visual culture.

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