Events

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  • 29 Feb

    Charpentier’s “La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers”

    Saturday, February 29, 2020–Sunday, March 1, 2020
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Presented by Opera UCLA, the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, the Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies, and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library Performances will be held inside the Library’s drawing room, which is wheelchair accessible. Baroque master Stephen Stubbs leads students from Opera UCLA in Charpentier's beautiful and moving French baroque rendition of the Orpheus myth.  Superstar...

  • 7 Mar

    Sustaining Visions and Legacies: The Future of Special Collections Libraries

    Saturday, March 7, 2020
    9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    –conference organized by Anna Chen (Head Librarian, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA) and Johanna Drucker (Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies, UCLA) How will special collections libraries be sustained in the near and long-term future? Issues of sustainability touch every aspect of library activity—collections development, resource allocation, ethical issues in balancing priorities and juggling professional practices, the use of digitization,...

  • 14 Mar

    Birds & Books: Ornithology and Scientific Exploration from the 16th Century to the Present

    Saturday, March 14, 2020
    10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Natural History at the Clark Presents A workshop co-hosted by the Clark Library, and Occidental College’s Special Collections and Moore Lab of Zoology The Clark Library preserves and provides access to over 130,000 books, manuscripts, and artworks dating from the 15th century to the present, but there is also a library of living things in the Clark gardens. Last winter...

  • 22 Mar

    Ying Quartet

    Sunday, March 22, 2020
    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 Ying Quartet concert seats posts here on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Lottery registration closes Thursday, February 13, 2020. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the Clark seats. Ying Quartet Robin Scott, violin Janet Ying, violin Phillip Ying, viola David Ying, cello The Ying Quartet...

  • 5 Apr

    Markus Groh (piano)

    Sunday, April 5, 2020
    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 Markus Groh concert seats posts here on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Lottery registration closes Thursday, February 27, 2020. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the Clark seats. Markus Groh (piano) Pianist Markus Groh gained global attention after winning the Queen Elisabeth International Competition in 1995. Since...

  • 17 Apr

    Contested Foundations: Commemorating the Red Letter Year of 1619, Conference 3: “Respectable Women”: Gender, Family, Labor, Resistance, and the Metanarrative of Patriarchy [DAY 1]

    Friday, April 17, 2020
    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...

  • 18 Apr

    Contested Foundations: Commemorating the Red Letter Year of 1619, Conference 3: “Respectable Women”: Gender, Family, Labor, Resistance, and the Metanarrative of Patriarchy [DAY 2]

    Saturday, April 18, 2020
    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...

  • 20 Apr

    Knowledge Networks and Narratives of Escape: Contesting Slavery on a Caribbean Borderland

    Monday, April 20, 2020
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Royce Hall, Room 306
    10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095

    Early Modern Cosmopolitanisms Lecture –Elena Schneider, University of California, Berkeley This lecture explores the phenomenon of maritime marronage in the Caribbean, or enslaved fugitives who stole boats and escaped slavery by sea. Across the long eighteenth century hundreds of men, women, and children fled enslavement in the colony of one imperial power by fleeing across a border to find refuge...

  • 26 Apr

    Cheng² Duo

    Sunday, April 26, 2020
    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 Cheng² Duo concert seats posts here on Thursday, February 27, 2020. Lottery registration closes Thursday, March 19, 2020. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the Clark seats. Cheng² Duo Bryan Cheng, cello Silvie Cheng, piano Captivating audiences and critics alike, the Cheng² Duo (pronounced...

  • 10 May

    Borromeo String Quartet

    Sunday, May 10, 2020
    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 Borromeo String Quartet concert seats posts here on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Lottery registration closes Thursday, April 2, 2020. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the Clark seats. Borromeo String Quartet Nicholas Kitchen, violin Kristopher Tong, violin Mai Motobuchi, viola Yeesun Kim, cello Admired...

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