Join OPUS Archives and Research Center for an in-depth look at the exhibit, Marija Gimbutas: Archaeomythology of a Goddess, celebrating the centennial birth year of the pioneering Lithuanian-American archaeologist, author, and UCLA Professor Emeritus. Curator Devon Deimler, Ph.D., will discuss the making of the exhibit and explore the Gimbutas collection, featuring items both personal and professional from Lithuanian folklore, Old European civilization, and the sovereign worship of the Mother Goddess in pre-patriarchal times. This discussion will also introduce you to OPUS and the many unique resources available in its collections.
Devon Deimler, PhD is an artist, writer, and mythologist. She is Curator at OPUS Archives and Research Center—home to the collections of James Hillman, Joseph Campbell, and Marion Woodman, among others—and is Scholar in Residence, Special Editions Editor, and Founder/Curator of the Cinemyth Film Series at the Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles. She earned her doctorate in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute with her dissertation, Ultraviolet Concrete: Dionysos and the Ecstatic Play of Aesthetic Experience, which received the institute’s Dissertation of Excellence award. Devon earned her BA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she focused on event-based work and modern through contemporary art and film history. Her professional experience in art and music includes founding an independent record label and collaborative event project, Wildfire Wildfire Productions, working as Assistant to the Director at the Dennis Hopper Art Trust, and teaching photography and modern art history. More at devondeimler.com.