Matthew Coolidge: Artist Talk

Matthew Coolidge: Artist Talk

Matthew Coolidge: Artist Talk

Date and Time

Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Warren Auditorium in Mother Rosalie Hill Hall

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Matthew Coolidge is the founder and director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation, an education and research organization based in Los Angeles and established in 1994. The CLUI takes a broadly interdisciplinary approach to the investigation of land use, drawing on the natural sciences, sociology, art, architecture, and history in order to increase and diffuse knowledge about how land in the United States is apportioned, utilized, and perceived. The Center produces public programs such as tours, lectures, and events, publishes books, and web resources, including a web site with a searchable database of “unusual and exemplary” land use in the United States. The work of the center has been presented in museums, universities, and noncommercial exhibit spaces across the United States and Europe.

Coolidge teaches in the curatorial practice program at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. He is the author and editor of several books, including Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation, and The Nevada Test Site: A Guide to the Nation's Nuclear Proving Ground.

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