Public Programs

Lectures + Conversations

SMMoA’s lectures and conversations feature innovative and distinctive thinkers in all fields to connect audiences with current and cutting-edge ideas.

A Collection of Ideas
SMMoA presents conversations with some of today's most innovative and creative minds to examine the important socio-cultural and political issues of our time.

SMMoA Book Club 
A guest artist, curator, or scholar selects a book with meaningful connections to the museum’s current exhibitions and leads the group in conversation.

Crossfader—The Art of the Crossfade with DJ J.Period, Courtesy the Santa Monica Museum of Art
A Collection of Ideas... Crossfader: The Art of the Crossfade with DJ J.Period, 2012
Zinn Sellars Huerta
Tribute to Howard Zinn with Peter Sellars and Dolores Huerta, 2010
Name That Tune
Name That Tune with Josh Kun and Leonard Nimoy, 2009
Hip Hop Saves 1
A Collection of Ideas: Hip Hop Saves Lives with the Minneapolis High School for the Recording Arts, 2009
Hip Hop Saves Lives
A Collection of Ideas: Hip Hop Saves Lives with the Minneapolis High School for the Recording Arts, 2009
Asher Book Club
SMMoA Book Club during Michael Asher with Stephan Pascher on Inside the White Cube by Brian O’Doherty, 2008
Benjamin Buchloh for Asher
Benjamin Buchloh lecture during Michael Asher, 2008
Heavyweight Lecture Musicale with Martin Kersels, 2008
Heavyweight Lecture Musicale with Martin Kersels, 2008
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