Members: Art 101—3D: Double Vision

9:30 am | Sat, October 6, 2018
Bing Theater

3D: Double Vision is the first American exhibition to survey a full range of artworks, dating from 1838 to the present, that produce the illusion of three dimensions. These artworks function by activating binocular vision—the process by which our brains synthesize the information received by our two eyes into a single, volumetric image. While 3D may seem to have a peripheral relationship to mainstream culture and traditional art historycatching our attention at "peak" moments and then disappearing again into obscurityin fact it forms a continuous thread across modernity, taking many forms from the Industrial Revolution to today.

This talk, by exhibition curator Britt Salvesen, will explore the history of 3D and the challenges of presenting it in a museum setting.

Members are invited to visit the exhibition after the lecture.

Invitations delivered via e-mail. Please contact membership@lacma.org with any questions.

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Image Credit: Simone Forti, Striding Crawling (detail), 1975–78, The Box LA, © 2017 Simone Forti, photography © 2018 Fredrik Nilsen, All Rights Reserved

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