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Association of Emeriti Spring 2018 Luncheon

Published February 22, 2018

The Association of Emeriti

Cordially invites you to the Spring 2018 Luncheon featuring:

Kimberli Meyers, Director of University Art Museum

Brian Trimble, Associate Director of University Art Museum


Today, Tomorrow, and the Future of the University Art Museum


The University Art Museum (UAM) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) creates exhibition and education programs that mine the rich site of the museum’s context and present multiple avenues for critically interpreting contemporary and modern art and culture. This lecture will highlight some of the current and future projects organized by the museum.


KIMBERLI MEYERS is the Director of the University Art Museum (UAM) at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB). Until 2016, she led the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, where she oversaw the expansion of the MAK Center properties as well as numerous programs, exhibitions, and publications. Major projects there include initiating and co-curating How Many Billboards? Art In Stead, an urban exhibition in which 21 artists were commissioned to make new work for a Los Angeles billboard (2010); co-curating and co-authoring, with Susan Morgan, the exhibition and publication Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Design (2011); co-editing, with Sara Daleiden and Anthony Carfello, Schindler Lab, an online publication exploring artistic interpretation of the Kings Road House (2015); and co-editing, with Beatriz Colomina, Das Andere (The Other), the first English translation of the 1903 publication by Adolf Loos (2016). Meyer holds a BArch from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MFA from Cal Arts.

BRIAN TRIMBLE is the Associate Director of the UAM. He served as Curator of Education at the museum from 2005-2014 and Interim Director from 2014-2016. He has been a lecturer in both Art Education and Liberal Studies at CSULB.  Prior to his work at the UAM, he was a high school art teacher and a summer art education facilitator at the Getty Museum. Trimble serves on the board of the Arts Council for Long Beach as board secretary and is co-chair on the committee for public art. He co-curated the UAM exhibition Far-Sited (2015) which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the California International Sculpture Symposium, held at CSULB in 1965. The exhibition coincided with an ongoing conservation initiative to conserve the public works of art on campus in partnership with the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI). Most recently, he organized the exhibition Frank Bros.: The Store That Modernized Modern at the UAM in 2017. Trimble oversees development, education and community engagement programming at the UAM. Trimble holds a BFA in Ceramics, a Masters in Art Education and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.