Events

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  • 27 Sep

    An Animated Character: An Evening of Vance Gerry

    Friday, September 27, 2019
    5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    The Whittington Press has recently released Vance Gerry & The Weather Bird Press, a limited edition book about the life and work of the Southern California based artist, printer, and publisher Vance Gerry (1929–2005). To mark the occasion, Robert Bothamley will give a lively, illustrated lecture about the work of the late artist. The Clark Library holds Vance Gerry's archives,...

  • 27 Sep

    Outdoor Film Screening: 101 Dalmatians

    Friday, September 27, 2019
    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    The Southern California-based artist, printer, and publisher Vance Gerry (1929–2005) was born and raised in Pasadena, California. He worked for the Walt Disney Animation Studio for many years as a layout and story sketch artist. He later became a professional printer and founded numerous presses, including The Weather Bird Press. The Clark Library holds Vance Gerry’s archives, comprising illustrations, layout sketches,...

  • 6 Oct

    Horszowski Trio

    Sunday, October 6, 2019
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Chamber Music at the Clark concert seating is determined via lottery. The booking-by-lottery entry form for Horszowski Trio concert seats posts here on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Lottery registration closes Thursday, August 29, 2019. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the Clark seats. Horszowski Trio Jesse Mills, violin Raman Ramakrishnan, cello Rieko Aizawa, piano Hailed by The New Yorker as...

  • 11 Oct

    Metamorphosis and the Environmental Imagination, from Ovid to Shakespeare

    Friday, October 11, 2019–Saturday, October 12, 2019
    12:00 am
    Royce Hall, Room 314
    10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095

    Narratives of metamorphosis, from human into other living and mineral forms, have long provided an important tool for thinking through the complexities of our relationship with the world around us. From Ovid to David Cronenberg, thinkers and artists have used the trope of physical transformation to figure the ways in which human and non-human agencies have evolved from and adapted...

  • 22 Oct

    “All is well except the women”: Violence, Gender, and Native Women in the La Florida

    Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Royce Hall, Room 306
    10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095

    Early Modern Cosmopolitanisms Lecture –Alejandra Dubcovsky, University of California, Riverside In 1695 a Native woman shocked a Spanish officer with her deeply personal story of loss. She claimed that a Spanish woman had murdered her baby. Soon other women came forward with tales of abuse. These underexplored testimonies provide important insights into the lives and experiences of Native women in the...

  • 25 Oct

    Contested Foundations: Commemorating the Red Letter Year of 1619, Conference 1: “20. And odd Negroes”: African Labor, Colonial Economies, Cultural Pluralities [DAY 1]

    Friday, October 25, 2019
    10:00 am – 4:30 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    —organized by Brenda E. Stevenson (University of California, Los Angeles) and Sharla M. Fett (Occidental College) The year 1619 was designated as the red-letter year in Virginia, the first permanent colony in British North America, for three reasons—it marked the beginning of a representative government; the arrival of captive African laborers; and the initiation of a successful plan to encourage...

  • 26 Oct

    Contested Foundations: Commemorating the Red Letter Year of 1619, Conference 1: “20. And odd Negroes”: African Labor, Colonial Economies, Cultural Pluralities [DAY 2]

    Saturday, October 26, 2019
    10:00 am – 12:45 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    —organized by Brenda E. Stevenson (University of California, Los Angeles) and Sharla M. Fett (Occidental College) The year 1619 was designated as the red-letter year in Virginia, the first permanent colony in British North America, for three reasons—it marked the beginning of a representative government; the arrival of captive African laborers; and the initiation of a successful plan to encourage...

  • 3 Nov

    Trio Karénine

    Sunday, November 3, 2019
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Chamber Music at the Clark concert seating is determined via lottery. The booking-by-lottery entry form for Trio Karénine concert seats posts here on Thursday, September 5, 2019. Lottery registration closes on Thursday, September 26, 2019. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the Clark seats. Trio Karénine Fanny Robilliard, violin Louis Rodde, cello Paloma Kouider, piano Founded in Paris in 2009,...

  • 6 Nov

    “Entered for his copy”: Reading the Stationers’ Register

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019
    4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Fifteenth Kenneth Karmiole Lecture on the History of the Book Trade —given by Ian Gadd, Bath Spa University The Stationers' Register is one of the most consulted archival documents of the early modern period. It is also, frankly, one of the least understood. First established in 1557 by the London Stationers' Company to record the publishing rights of its members...

  • 15 Nov

    Early Modern Bibliophilia: A Celebration of the Chrzanowski Collection

    Friday, November 15, 2019
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    symposium organized by Helen Deutsch and Anna Chen

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