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ConSortiUm Platform Series




 ConSortiUm:  a collaborative project of CSU art museums and galleries, announces virtual event series for 2020–2021.


The newly formed ConSortiUm, a collaborative project of art museums and galleries from the California State University (CSU) system, is pleased to announce a virtual event series that actively engages students, faculty, staff, and communities through visual arts-based dialogue.

The inaugural program, PLATFORM, will launch in September 2020 and include six live virtual conversations with contemporary artists, collectives, and curators whose work is critical to current re-imaginings of the art world and the world at large.

 Our goal is the find ways to support students, artists, and our greater communities during the pandemic. Our idea is to address the demand for an end the systemic and overt racism in California and beyond by co-hosting a series of talks and conversations featuring artists and curators, to be presented live via Zoom. The artist/curators we are inviting to speak are engaged in social advocacy, have diverse backgrounds, and are relevant to the times.


All events will be presented live via Zoom with access for all CSU campuses.


Recordings of the events will be available for post live-stream viewing and archived by the sponsoring institutions. These events are free and open to the public.


Spring 2021 Series Events



 A Lecture with Shaun Leonardo


Febuary 11, 2021 at 5:00pm


Register HERE


Hosted by Sacramento State, San Diego State, and San Jose State





Valerie Cassel Oliver, Curator of Modern
and Contemporary Art at the Virginia
Museum of Fine Arts in conversation
with Artist Howardena Pindell


Thursday, March 11 at 5:30pm

Register HERE


Hosted by Grand Central Art Center,
CSU Fullerton, Begovich Gallery,
CSU Fullerton, and CSU Dominguez Hills




Artist Collaborative
People’s Kitchen Collective


Thursday April 29 at 5:30pm

Resister HERE


Hosted by San Jose State,
San Francisco State, Sonoma State,
and CSU San Bernardino


 Past Events:


Postcommodity : A conversation with artists Cristóbal Martínez and Kade L. Twist


Hosted by CSU Humboldt, CSU Long Beach, and Fresno State


For information, visit





Forensic Architecture: A conversation with founder Eyal Weizman       

Hosted by CSU Bakersfield and Sacramento State




Artist Beatriz Cortez in conversation with Erin Christovale, Associate Curator, Hammer Museum          


Hosted by Cal Poly Pomona, CSU Long Beach, and CSU Northridge


For information, visit