Cole and Ruscha: Landscape and the American identity

Monday 16 July, 1–1.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Mark Rawlinson

Admission free, donations welcome

Starting in the late 1960's Ed Ruscha's work has recorded perspectives of Los Angeles that might otherwise have been neglected or forgotten.

Mark Rawlinson from the University of Nottingham explores how Ruscha's LA views have developed and how his work has become synonymous with the city.

Lunchtime talks

Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.

Supported by the John Armitage Charitable Trust

Image above: Detail from Thomas Cole, 'The Course of Empire: Desolation', 1836. Courtesy of the New-York Historical Society © Collection of The New-York Historical Society, New York / Digital image created by Oppenheimer Editions