In China - 1989 to Now: Immersive 360-degree Panoramas

An Illustrated Lecture by Sara Velas

Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 6:30pm


$15 [$12  Current V.P.E.S. Members]

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The history of the 360-degree painted panorama dates back to the late 1700s and faded from popularity after the invention of cinema. Yet in China, this art form began in 1989 and continues to flourish on a massive scale, adopting the technologies  of our time along the way. Ms. Sara Velas, President of the International Panorama Council ( and Founder of the Velaslavasay Panorama (, will present this lecture as an overview of 20th & 21st century panoramas in Asia with a focus on the panoramas of China.

Enjoy the gardens and exhibits of the Velaslavasay Panorama before and after this lecture. Ambient Folk & Classical Chinese music will be performed in the garden after the presentation by musician Susien Cheng. 

This presentation has been supported in part by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.