The following exhibitions will be on view: March 29 – May 15, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday March 29, 6-9pm


Torrance Art Museum is hiring for two positions.
1) Volunteer Coordinator

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2) Getty Internship

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Please apply on the City of Torrance website under Jobs.


Professional Practices and Portfolio Review

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

TAM’s head curator Max Presneill will give a talk about best practices for artists looking to have their work seen by galleries and museums.  Following the lecture Professional curators will be available to review artists portfolios on a first come first served basis.  This is a great opportunity for artists preparing to apply to grad school or for artists looking to get their work in front of professional museum staff. 



South Bay Art Crawl


Saturday May 3rd, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


The Torrance Art Museum and South Bay Contemporary | Zask Gallery are planning a South Bay Museum and Gallery Art Crawl to be held on Saturday May 3, 2014. The purpose of the Art Crawl is to celebrate and draw attention to the number of Fine Art museums and galleries in the South Bay to increase exposure and attendance.  The opening Reception for the Art Crawl will take place at Torrance Art Museum on Saturday, May 3rd.

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Art 21 Video Screening

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Join TAM for a series of PBS documentaries titled Art 21 (Art in the 21st Century) on contemporary artists, in the TAM Dark Room Screening Room.  These documentaries will give viewers an inside preview into artists practices in the same way one would get with a studio visit with the Artist.



Review of "Prep School" on Random Lenghts News

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The Torrance Art Museum Advocates (TAMA) is a non-profit, community-based volunteer organization whose goal is furthering the availability, understanding and appreciation of arts through its specific support of the Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA.


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Main Gallery: Prep School: Prepper & Survivalist Ideologies and Utopian/Dystopian Visions
Curated by Max Presneill and Lisa DeSmidt
Prep School - is an exhibition exploring themes in contemporary art that relate to; Apocalyptic predictions, Utopian and Dystopian visions and the Prepper and Survivalist cultures that surround ideas of a close approaching apocalypse.
Artists: Marshall Astor, Daniel Axe, Sandow Birk, Thomas Doyle, Conor Fields, Francisco Goya, Ben Jackel, Claire Jackel, Farrah Karapetian, Debby and Larry Kline, Whitney Lynn, James L. Marshall, Chris Natrop, Siobhan McClure, Dylan Palmer, Claudia Parducci, Chad Person, Cleon Peterson, Catya Plate, Max Razdow, Jean-Pierre Roy, Aili Schmeltz, Kerry Skarbakka, Vivian Sming, Allison Stewart, Marie Thibeault, Nicolau Vergueiro and Banks Violette.






Armed with fever and good health - Youth, beauty and existential crises from the Austrian painting duo, Asgar/Gabriel.
Artists: Asgar/Gabriel (the artist collaborative Daryoush Asgar and Elisabeth Gabriel)
Asgar/Gabriel are renowned for imagining epic dioramas depicting youthful bacchanals and menacing fantasy-play. Combining the conventional canvas and references to history painting with the language of mass media and advertising, their works are grand narratives of multifarious image-appropriation that simultaneously titillate and unnerve.




Curated by Whitney Lynn


site_specific is an online exhibition of international artists, all tasked with the challenge of contributing a project that fits the context of being viewed over the internet. Not an 'internet art' show, but rather, a collection of works conscious of issues of viewer experience.


Artists: Ross Campbell (Canada),Humberto Diaz (Cuba), Felipe Dulzaides (Cuba), Tony Labat (Cuba), Jennifer Locke (USA), Mads Lynnerup (Denmark), Mie Mogensen (Denmark), Julio Cesar Morales with Miguel Calderon (Mexico), Dmitri Obergfell (USA) and Chris Sollars (USA)



Link to Online Exhibition

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