Community Events

POSTPONED: ArtCenter at 90: Critical Conversations

Thursday, March 26, 2020

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Add to Calendar

Ahmanson Auditorium
Hillside Campus
1700 Lida Street
Pasadena, CA 91103

To celebrate ArtCenter’s 90th anniversary, the College will host a series of symposia designed to explore how art and design can create change to affect some of the most critical issues of our time.

Our first symposium will address diversity, equity and inclusion. We invite you to join us for an evening of thought-provoking panel discussions, student presentations and a special keynote address. Reception immediately following.


Yewande Austin Honorary U.S. Cultural Ambassador and founder of the Global Institute for Diversity and Change

Education Panel

Patrick Conyers Executive Director, Pasadena Educational Foundation
Jennifer Miyake-Trapp Assistant Professor of Education, Pepperdine University
Silas Munro Founder, Poly-Mode and Assistant Professor, Otis College of Art and Design

Culture Panel

Nicole Anand Associate Director of Strategy, Reboot
George Davis Director, California African American Museum
Eric V. Ibarra Founder and Executive Director, Las Fotos Project

ArtCenter at 90: Critical Conversations is made possible by a generous donation from ArtCenter Trustee Jeffrey C. Barbakow and Margo Barbakow.

Save the dates for our future 90th anniversary symposia:

Summer term | Friday, August 21
Disability Rights and Universal Design

Fall term | Wednesday, October 21
Climate Change and Sustainability