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    Jungles focus of Cal Lutheran art exhibit: Works depict the world’s forests and urban places — Opening Reception


    capsule arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>An upcoming art exhibit at California Lutheran University examines contemporary perspectives on jungles.

    “The Nature of Jungles” runs from Thursday, Nov. 10, through Thursday, Jan. 19, in the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art on the Thousand Oaks campus. An opening reception will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.

    When Henri Rousseau and Paul Gauguin painted images of lush jungles, most European viewers had never seen such places. The subject still symbolizes the exotic and nature untouched by humans, but with so much of the globe explored or in use for agriculture today, how much longer can jungles represent the romance of uncharted places? This exhibit compares current views of jungles and forests around the world, including urban jungles of concrete and steel.

    Admission is free.

    The gallery is located in William Rolland Stadium, which is on the north side of Olsen Road between Campus Drive and Mountclef Boulevard. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

    For more information, contact curator Rachel T. Schmid at 805-493-3697 or [email protected] or visit


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