1. “Not A Repeat, But A Rhyme with Michael Carter”

    2023-08-02 00:01:00 UTC
    My interview with Martin Benson of “Concerning the Spiritual in Art” podcast is now live. Watch the episode on YouTube or your favorite streaming service (Apple, Spotify, and others).


    2023-07-10 19:33:21 UTC
    The Floating Gallery presents California Sober  California Sober showcases eleven artists working with themes of transcendence, psychedelics, religiosity, intoxication and beauty. Exploring the urge at the heart of the California experience, both the pleasures and dangers of this mythos, with its endless cycles of renewal, against a timeless landscape of…


    2023-07-10 19:17:37 UTC
    Friday, July 7th, I will introduce a screening of BEYOND THE VISIBLE: HILMA AF KLINT at the Philosophical Research Society. I will discuss what has changed in the evolving understanding of the artist since the film was released in 2019 and sharing some new anecdotes about local connections. Join us…

  4. “In Response—Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group”

    2023-02-28 23:00:00 UTC
    Tuesday, February 28th, I’ll be speaking at LACMA about the artwork of Emil Bisttram and Dane Rudhyar as part of “In Response—Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group.” I’ll be focusing specifically on illuminating the spiritual practices that influenced their paintings of the Transcendental Painting Group era (1936–1945) and the direct…

  5. “The Spiritual in Art: An Interview with Maurice Tuchman”

    2023-02-28 00:34:00 UTC
    My interview with legendary and controversial curator Maurice Tuchman is live on East of Borneo “But there was a serious art historical argument to be made. At that time, we were all great fans of the way the history of modernism was explained and elucidated at MOMA. But I…

  6. Transcendental LA now on YouTube

    2022-12-13 23:33:00 UTC
    My lecture “Transcendental LA: Agnes Pelton, Dane Rudhyar, and the New Age in Los Angeles” is now available to watch online “Artist Agnes Pelton (1881–1965) and astrologer-musician-artist Dane Rudhyar (1895-1985) are names both obscure and famous. Close friends for over thirty years, Pelton has emerged as a leading figure of…

  7. Transcendental LA: Agnes Pelton, Dane Rudhyar, & the New Age in Los Angeles

    2022-11-22 20:09:23 UTC
    Please join me Thursday, December 1st 2022 for “Transcendental LA: Agnes Pelton, Dane Rudhyar, and the New Age in Los Angeles” at the Philosophical Research Society I’ll be discussing the uniquely Southern Californian influences on their creative achievements and will reveal specific theosophical doctrines in Pelton’s artwork and Rudhyar’s astrology,…

  8. “The Hidden Present - E5 - “Investigating The Invisible” feat. Michael Carter”

    2022-11-19 01:13:00 UTC
    My interview with Matt Marble of The Hidden Present is now live. Listen to the complete interview here.

  9. Rejected Religion E18 ‘Listener Response’ with artist Michael Carter

    2022-02-07 01:23:00 UTC
    My interview with Stephanie Shea of Rejected Religion podcast is now live. Listen to it on your favorite platform.

  10. Speculative Arts Research 4 available now

    2021-12-02 18:41:12 UTC
    My essay, “Form Following Spirit: An Investigation of Recent and Near-Recent Metaphysical Art,” is included in Speculative Arts Research 4 edited by Alessandro Keegan and Max Razdow “My aim in this essay is to investigate and reflect on the current state of metaphysically influenced visual art. I want to better…