MSJC Art Gallery to host discussion focused on sculptor Noah Purifoy 

Noah Purifoy
The Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) Art Gallery will host a public online discussion about “The Art and Life of Noah Purifoy” from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10. Franklin Sirmans, the director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), will lead the one-hour Zoom discussion supported by the MSJC Foundation. Noah Purifoy (1917-2004) lived and worked most of his life in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree. A founding director of the Watts Towers Art Center, his earliest body of sculpture, constructed out of charred debris from the 1965 Watts Rebellion, was the basis for “66 Signs of Neon,” a landmark group exhibition about the riots that traveled to nine venues from 1966 to 1969. In line with the postwar period’s general fascination with the street and its objects, Purifoy’s 66 S
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