Select weekend afternoons at 2:00 pm

FAM's Bonner Auditorium 

 The Fresno Art Museum celebrates bringing the artist’s voice and perspective into our community with enrichment lectures by both local and visiting artists, some who are currently exhibiting at FAM and some who are not, as well as an occasional curator, collector, or art historian.

Lectures occur on selected Saturdays and/or Sundays.
Please refer to this page for the schedule.

Lectures free to Museum Members
and free with paid Museum admission


Sunday, May 20, 2018, 2:00 to 3:30 pm
MARCOS DORADO is coming back!

Join us for a panel discussion with Marcos and some of his immigrant me models and their immigrant stories.


Marcos Dorado is currently an exhibiting artist at FAM. 

On his exhibition: "My goal is to convey their struggle, which is my own. I want to put the spotlight on the positive contributions of immigrants that are here."

Marcos studied drawing at The Art Students League of New York and The Grand Central Academy of Art, both in New York City. Now, Marcos is part of the movement that is bringing the figure back into the forefront of art.

The realism and superb craftsmanship in his drawing express the beauty of the people around him. His work explores social issues that matter to him.

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 2:00 pm

Thom Halls is currently an exhibiting artist at FAM. His work is included in the 2018 Hanna S. Barsam Photography Invitational: California Nature.

Thom has been a photographer living and working in the central region of California for over 40 years. His subjects have ranged from the natural beauty of the West to social commentary about man’s imprint on the earth and on each other. Working as a photojournalist, photo editor and as Director of Photography for the Fresno Bee, he is currently an instructor at Fresno City College School of Photography. He has also taught internationally in England and Norway and his work has been published in major newspapers and magazines worldwide.

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 2:00 pm
HOLLY LANE: Indwelling Nature


Holly Lane is currently an exhibiting artist at FAM. 

San Francisco Bay Area artist, Holly Lane, is a painter and sculptor who creates works that the New York Times has labeled “inspirational parables.” She is most well-known for her elaborately framed paintings, inspired by architecture and often tied to Greek mythology and philosophy. Rather than mere housings for her paintings, Lane’s frames are elaborate, hand-carved pieces of art themselves that provide allegorical context for the two-dimensional paintings they surround.

The artist's wry sense of humor is infused in her works, with hidden comedic elements among the philosophical iconography. When asked to describe her work she has been known to reply "I've had people say my work looks like the lovechild between Joseph Cornell and Louise Nevelson." Her lecture is sure to entertain!