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Wed, Oct 05


Los Angeles Breakfast Club

Art and Alcohol

Enjoy a catered breakfast, silly songs, club traditions, and special presentation each week at the historic Los Angeles Breakfast Club.

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Art and Alcohol
Art and Alcohol

Time & Location

Oct 05, 2022, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Los Angeles Breakfast Club, 3201 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA


About the event

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION:  According to a pervasive myth, the intake of alcohol triggers creativity and helps you think outside the box. Great names in art history such as Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Jackson Pollock, and Francis Bacon were famously heavy drinkers. But how did artists reflect on alcohol in their work? What was the context in which they represented alcoholic beverages and the people enjoying them (or not so much)? How did artists make intoxication part of their social and cultural critique? From Ancient Egypt and Greece through the likes of Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Manet, Picasso, Rodchenko, and Koons, we’ll see how artists have used alcohol to bring their messages across.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Joes Segal is Chief Curator and Director of Programming at the Wende Museum of the Cold War in Culver City since 2014. Segal completed his PhD in 1997 at the University of Amsterdam. He has lectured internationally, published widely on art and politics, the Cold War era and German cultural history, and received numerous grants including the DAAD, Grotius Scholarship and Fulbright Senior Research fellowship. He was a guest professor at the University of California at Los Angeles and at Claremont Graduate University. Segal was on the editorial board of the open-access International Journal of History, Culture and Modernity, co-editor of Divided Dreamworlds? The Cultural Cold War in East and Westand is the author of Art and Politics: Between Purity and Propaganda.

ABOUT THE CLUB: Founded in 1925, the Los Angeles Breakfast Club still thrives with food, friendship, and fun. Our meetings are held in our clubhouse, Friendship Auditorium, located at 3201 Riverside Drive, near the corner of Los Feliz Boulevard, in Griffith Park. Best described as a variety show, attendees enjoy a catered breakfast, silly songs, club traditions, and an interesting presentation from a guest speaker.

TICKETS: Sales on close 48 hours before breakfast. Non-members are $25 and Members receive a 25% discount when logged into their Membership Portal. 

Please arrive between 6:45 - 7:00 AM sharp! Doors close at 7:15 AM. Your admission includes a buffet breakfast, enjoyment of our 97-year-old club traditions, plus a special presentation from our Speaker of the Week!


- Surgical disposable face masks or medical-grade masks (i.e., KN95, KF94, N95) must be worn at all times unless actively eating or drinking.

- Cloth masks may only be worn if they sit on top of surgical disposable masks.

- Masks must cover the nose and mouth completely, and must not have any exhalation valves, vents, or holes of any kind.

- Remain 6 feet physically distanced wherever possible.

- The Los Angeles Breakfast Club requires proof of full vaccination, along with a government or education issued photo ID, upon arrival. Per the guidelines set by the CDC, full vaccination means that at least 14 days have passed since receiving the final dose of an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed COVID-19 vaccine. For anyone who is eligible, the LABC also requires attendees to have received booster shots. A one-month (30 day) grace period is given to those eligible but have not yet received booster shots.

  • People ages 12 years and older are recommended to receive one updated Pfizer or Moderna (bivalent) booster. This includes people who have received all primary series doses and people who have previously received one or more original (monovalent) boosters.

For more information, please see the CDC’s guidance on boosters:

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