Robert Barrett Painting “Gluttony”

Robert Barrett, Artist painting on Gluttony

“Seven Deadly Sins” artist, Robert Barrett, at work on “Gluttony”, one of seven paintings in the series.  All seven paintings will be on exhibit this October in Rancho Mirage, CA at THE RIVER Gallery.  This will be the first exhibit of Roberts artwork in 22 years.  While not at the easel, Robert Barrett had a highly successful career in cultural tourism.  While in Los Angeles, Rancho Mirage, California and also while a Museum Director at the Fresno Art Museum, the economic impact of Robert Barrett’s career can be measured in Billions of dollars for all of Southern California in terms of jobs, tourism income and revenue to cultural organizations.  It was Robert Barrett who coined the phrase, “Los Angeles, the cultural capital of the 21st Century”, an accomplishment for all in Southern California still saluted on University of Southern California radio station, KUSC.


Whats art got to do with it?

Report Cover: Whats Art Got To Do With It?

This report offers a mechanism to think strategically as a community about the way arts could be kept at the forefront of policy discussions about the future of Los Angeles and ways to capture the ideas at the intersections of the arts in Los Angeles so that we can mobilize those ideas for the common good.


Whats Art Got to Do With It?
Power, Commerce and Community in the New Los Angeles
Friday, February 26, 1999
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California


By Robert Barrett, (former) associate vice president of the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau and Martha Harris, vice president of public relations, University of Southern California