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Thought Partners

Tuesday, August 30–Sunday, March 26, 2023

What role should the Weisman Museum of Art play on Pepperdine’s Christian campus? As the Weisman turns 30, this conversation series seeks diverse answers to the question of how the museum can serve the University’s mission, and how the mission can in turn be shaped by art and artists. Thought Partners will feature public discussions with scholars, artists, philanthropists, and curators who work at the intersection of art and religion, bridging these spheres of inquiry in novel ways that can inform the future of the Weisman and its place on Pepperdine’s campus. 



Thursday, March 16, 2023 @ 4 PM

Curators Cara Megan Lewis and Jasmine McNeal on art and spirit

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 @ 4:15 PM

Artist and educator Shannon Sigler on Christianity in the studio



Wednesday, September 21, 2022 @ Noon

Studio Art Faculty Roundtable, with Gretchen Batcheller, John Emison, and Kate Parsons, on art and faith at Pepperdine

Thursday, October 13, 2022 @ Noon 

Curator Rotem Rozental on Judaism, creative identity, and contemporary art

Thursday, November 3, 2022 @ Noon

Curator Patrick A. Polk on lived religion, sacred space, and shrine-building in Los Angeles

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 @ Noon

Curator and educator Bryan C. Keene on race, sexuality, and religion in a global Middle Ages


All programs are free and open to the public; no advance reservations are required. Conversations will be held on the second floor of the Weisman Museum unless otherwise noted. 

Check back here for more programs coming spring semester 2023!


Tuesday, August 30–Sunday, March 26, 2023




Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art

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Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art


Open Tuesday–Sunday, 11 AM–5 PM
and one hour prior to most shows through intermission

Free Admission