Torrance Art MuseuM

War, Art and Visual Culture: Los Angeles | Saturday, August 17




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GENERATION W(ar) explores the intersections between art and warfare, between artists who focus their art practice toward political expression and criticisms of the institutionalization of war into the fabric of society.

Shusuke Ao, Josh Azzarella, Vanessa Beecroft, Dan Van Clapp, Melanie Friend, Shaun Gladwell, Ben Jackel, Jerome Lagarrigue, Dinh Q Lê, Hillary Mushkin, Simon Norfolk, Kim Rugg, Joaquín Segura, Allison Stewart, Yoram Wolberger.

21-year olds have never lived during a time when the US was not at war. How and where can we see this reflected in the art works of our time? Where does patriotism end and nationalism begin? How much militarism in a democracy is too much? The artists of Generation W(ar) investigate the mechanisms behind the militarization of society, the embedding of the warrior culture, the invisibility of things in plain sight and the daily relationship to war that underlies the culture at large.

Curated by Ichiro Irie and Max Presneill.

June 15 - August 24


gallery two



This exhibition presents four rising stars in the contemporary painting scene: Tahnee Lonsdale, Kristy Luck, Michael Nauert, and Thom Trojanowski.

How can contemporary painting register the experience of those who travel, migrate, and pass through borders of the world? Run Straight Through is a curatorial project conceived around the notion of physical presence and movement through an exploration of figuration, landscape, and the abstract. The exhibition features four artists based between Los Angeles and London whose works draw connections between place and body; the landscapes that we inhabit, and that inhabit us.

Curated by Kate Mothes.

June 15 - August 24


FORUM 2019

Applications for Forum 2019 are closed. Very special Thanks to all that applied.

See the results of our program at the end of the year during our Forum 2019 Exhibition

Save the Dates:

OPENING RECEPTION December 7th, 6-9pm
December 7 - December 21, 2019

The Torrance Art Museum invites aspiring Artists, Curators, Critics, Theorists, and Gallerists to apply for the opportunity to participate in FORUM, a free ten-month mentoring program for career development in the visual arts.  Launched in 2018, FORUM is an innovative annual program initiated by TAM to provide arts and culture tools, networks, and education to Los Angeles-based young professionals. 

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DAREL CAREY / COALESCENCE, installation in gallery two hallway

BRIDGET BECK / Composite Sketch, sculptural installation On THE patio