Lectures and Panels







  • Moderator for Placemaking: Public Arts’s Role in Creating Community, a forum on public art, San Diego Mesa College, Oct. 30
  • “Conversations on Criticism: The Future of Intelligent Writing in the Arts,” symposium on this theme with national variety of critics and arts professionals; served as organizer, moderator and keynote speaker, Artspace, Shreveport, Louisiana, Aug. 6 – 8
  • Moderated and organized “Meet the Artists,” from The San Diego Foundation in support of the Creative Catalyst Program grantees, Feb. 20


  • “The Art of Art Criticism,” for Artful Conversations at the San Diego Public Library, Dec. 10
  • “A Framework for Judgment: Criticism in Architecture and the Visual Arts,” with Christopher Hawthorne and Leah Ollman, moderated by Cathryn Copper, Nov. 1
  • “The Future of Art Criticism,” for the Gotthelf Art Gallery Kick Off Event, Jul.



  • a talk on the role of the art critic and presentation of prizes in juried exhibition, “Impromptu,” Artspace, Shreveport, Louisiana, Apr. 2
  • “What Women Want!” Group Exhibition at the Lyceum Theatre Gallery in San Diego for the Feminist Image Group (FIG)


  • “Question and Answer: Robert Pincus with Deloss McGraw,” a discussion with Deloss McGraw on ‘Recent Paintings in Response to Gunter Grass’ The Tin Drum at the William D. Cannon Gallery in Carlsbad, Nov. 20
  • “Book Review Panel,” San Diego County Library Book Festival, Oct. 9
  • “Accordance of Disciplines: Artist Ruben Ochoa and Architect Teddy Cruz with Art Critic, Robert Pincus, Moderator,” The Bronowski Art & Science Forum, La Jolla, Oct. 6
  • “The Cultural Scene,” sponsered by Beth Israel of San Diego, Apr. 15
  • “Inside the World of the Outsider Artist,” panel, San Diego Repertory Theater, Oct. 3
  • “Conversations on Beauty: Beauty for Change,” panel, San Diego Museum of Art, Jun. 22


  • “San Diego Museum of Art Evening Encounters: Judy Chicago,” a lecture at the Old Globe Theater, May 18, 2009
  • “Snapshots: Changing Perspectives in the San Diego Art Scene,” a panel atArt Produce Gallery, Feb. 21, 2009
  • “Art Museum Night at Permanent Collection,” a panel at Mo’olelo at 10th Avenue Theater in San Diego, Mar. 1, 2008
  • “Collectors on Collecting,” host and interviewer for panel at the San Diego Museum of Art, Nov. 16, 2006
  • “Pleasures of Being a Generalist: Two Decades as an Art Critic,” a lecture sponsored by the Art & Science Forum at The Salk Institute in La Jolla, Jun. 1, 2006
  • “Why I Still Do What I Do – A Quarter Century As An Art Critic,” a lecture at the San Diego Museum of Art, Feb. 18, 2005
  • “The State of Public Art in San Diego,” a lecture sponsored by the Friends of the Stuart Collection, at the University of California in San Diego, September 17, 2004
  • “Beyond Border Art” with Betti-Sue Hertz, Mark Quint, and Ruben Ortiz-Torres for the UCSD’s Open Studios, 2002
  • “Anatomy of Taste: One Critic’s Take on Art Past and Present,” a lecture for The Wednesday Club, San Diego, January 20, 2002


  • “Life and Death on a Grand Scale: The Art of Edward Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz,” a lecture at the Nevada Museum of Art, May 6, 1999
  • “The Making of Manuel Neri,” a lecture at the Orange County Museum of Art, Feb. 17, 1997
  • “A Celebration of Manuel Neri’s Work,” moderated a conversation with Manuel Neri and Nathan Oliveira at the San Jose Museum of Art, Sept. 7, 1997
  • “Stories in Sculpture: Four Decades of the Art of Edward Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz,” a lecture at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Nov. 6, 1994
  • “On a Scale That Competes with the World: The Art of Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz,” a lecture at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Feb. 19, 1991
  • “Twice Born Images: The Art of John Baldessari,” a lecture at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, May 13, 1990
  • “‘Quality Material …’: Duchamp Disseminated in the Sixties and Seventies,” a lecture at the Santa Monica Public Library, Dec. 6, 1990


  • “Art and Criticism: Who Influences Whom,” a lecture at Santa Barbara Museum of Contemporary Art, Oct. 28, 1989
  • “Public Art,” a lecture the National Association of Schools of Art and Design Convention in San Diego, Oct. 20, 1988
  • “Populism in the Fine Arts,” co-organizer and moderator, symposium funded by National Endowment for the Arts at University of Southern California, Feb. 27, 1988
  • “Speaking of the Arts: Artists, Patrons, Critics,” a televised lecture with Edward Albee and Wayne Thiebaud, filmed at San Diego State University, Feb. 28, 1987
  • “Art as Artifact: The Rise of Historicism in Southern California Painting and Sculpture,” a lecture, Timken Museum of Art, Nov. 9, 1985 and the Newport Harbor Art Museum, Nov. 19, 1985
  • “Contemporary Art Criticism: Theory and Practice,” a lecture at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Jul. 7, 1984
  • “New Image Art and Its Sources in Popular Culture,” a lecture for Collecting Contemporary Art: Practical, Legal and Philosophical Aspects, a symposium at the University of California in Los Angeles, Apr. 24, 1982
  • “Edward Kienholz: Assemblages and Tableaux, 1959-1982,” a lecture at the Newport Harbor Art Museum in Newport Beach, Ca., Apr.18, 1982