A highlight of the ambitious Pacific Standard Time programming at Pomona College Museum of Art, Judy Chicago: A Conversation With Her Younger Selfis part lecture, part performance, part study in self-reflective art history. Chicago will revisit a piece first enacted in 1970 at the college, during a time in her career when individualizing identity through unflinching personal, political and historical analysis was a job for words, images and deeds. She'll also be available for book-signing and conversation following the event perfect Pacific Standard Time fare. "It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973" is so thorough and important, there are three exhibitions devoted to it, stretching into mid-2012. The first, focusing on the salient influence of Light & Spaceloving curator Hal Glicksman, is already on view, so think about going early to catch the exhibition although it's open 24/7 through Nov. 6, in honor of the hotness of the old-time scene. Chicago will return in January during Part Two, devoted to the work of curator Helene Winer, with a new pyrotechnic piece commissioned for the occasion, "A Butterfly for Pomona," based on related works performed in the 1970s. It's good to know this icon of American feminist art is still blowing it up after all these years. Pomona College Museum of Art, 333 N. College Ave., Claremont; Sun., Oct. 9, 3 p.m.; free. (909) 621-8283, pomona.edu.
Sun., Oct. 9, 3 p.m., 2011