Dear Little Tornado: Galka Scheyer in Hollywood
- 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
- Victoria Dailey, Writer and Independent Curator
Although Los Angeles had a small group of modern artists in the 1920s, modernism was little known and often disparaged by most of the city’s art world. When Galka Scheyer organized the first Blue Four exhibition in Los Angeles in 1926, one artist remarked: "It reminded me of crawling things—of worms or things mouldering in the ground, Ugh! It was awful." Such an uninviting climate did not deter Scheyer, affectionately called "Little Tornado" by Lyonel Feininger, one of the Blue Four. The Little Tornado persisted in her efforts, with varying degrees of success. Her interactions with the pioneering modernists of Los Angeles are discussed in this lecture.
- Free with admission
- Stickers for ensured seating are distributed in the Main Entrance gallery starting at 3:00 p.m. Members enjoy early seating between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m.; general admission seating begins at 3:45 p.m.