Year at a Glance


  • 11 Jul

    Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival: Hausmann Quartet

    Thursday, July 11, 2019
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Powell Library Rotunda
    10740 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095

    a free concert

  • 16 Jul

    Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival: iPalpiti Soloists

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Powell Library Rotunda
    10740 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095

    a free concert

  • 19 Jul

    Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival: Eclipse Quartet

    Friday, July 19, 2019
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Powell Library Rotunda
    10740 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095

    a free concert

  • 31 Jul

    Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival: Aperture Duo

    Wednesday, July 31, 2019
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Powell Library Rotunda
    10740 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095

    a free concert

  • 9 Aug

    Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival: Ambroise and Friends

    Friday, August 9, 2019
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Powell Library Rotunda
    10740 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095

    a free concert

  • 25 Aug

    A Wilde Picnic: A Reading of The Importance of Being Earnest

    Sunday, August 25, 2019
    2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    An Arts on the Grounds presentation at the Clark Library  Chalk Repertory Theatre presents A Wilde Picnic: A Reading of "The Importance of Being Earnest" with actors from Chalk Rep's company The Clark Library welcomes back Chalk Repertory Theatre, which brought us last summer’s Misalliance event “Tea with Shaw,” and whose production of Lady Windermere’s Fan was presented in 2013–14,...

  • 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 – 4:00 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...

  • 6 Nov

    The Courage to Right a Woman’s Wrongs

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019
    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    The Theater Lab, Melnitz Hall 1473
    235 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, California 90095

    Directed by Michael Hackett A new translation of Ana Caro’s play The Courage to Right a Woman's Wrongs has been produced by the UCLA Working Group The Comedia in Translation and Performance. This new version of the play receives a dramatic reading performed by the first-year students in the MFA Acting Program from the Department of Theater in the UCLA School of Theater, Film...

  • 15 Nov

    Early Modern Bibliophilia: A Celebration of the Chrzanowski Collection

    Friday, November 15, 2019
    2:00 pm – 4:45 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    A symposium organized by Helen Deutsch and Anna Chen (University of California, Los Angeles) In fall 2009 Paul Chrzanowski, a physicist and bibliophile in California, donated his collection of seventy-two early English books to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. Nine additional titles followed in 2014, and twenty-one more in 2018. It is the most valuable and important donation made...

  • 22 Nov

    “You Imagine Me and I Exist”: The Afterlives of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648–1695)

    Friday, November 22, 2019–Saturday, November 23, 2019
    10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Royce Hall, Room 314
    10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095

    A two-day symposium and dramatic prequel to the world premiere of the new opera Juana Friday, November 22, 2019, 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. UCLA Royce Hall, Room 314 Co-sponsored by UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music; UCLA College of Letters and Science, Division of Humanities; UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies; UCLA Center...

  • 8 Dec

    Rolston String Quartet

    Sunday, December 8, 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 Rolston String Quartet concert seats posts here on Thursday, October 10, 2019. Lottery registration closes Thursday, October 31, 2019. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the Clark seats. Rolston String Quartet Luri Lee, violin Emily Kruspe, violin Hezekiah Leung, viola Jonathan Lo, cello Canada’s...

  • 5 Feb

    A West African Imam in 18th Century London: How the Radical Enlightenment Shaped the Atlantic Slave Trade

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Royce Hall, Room 306
    10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095

    Early Modern Cosmopolitanisms Lecture –Catherine A. J. Molineux, Vanderbilt University         No registration is required. There is no charge for this event. Questions? Contact Jeanette LaVere at jlavere@humnet.ucla.edu or 310-206-8552.

  • 21 Feb

    Contested Foundations: Commemorating the Red Letter Year of 1619, Conference 2: “Burgesses to be chosen in all places”: Representative Governance Takes Hold on British Claimed Soil [DAY 1]

    Friday, February 21, 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...

  • 22 Feb

    Contested Foundations: Commemorating the Red Letter Year of 1619, Conference 2: “Burgesses to be chosen in all places”: Representative Governance Takes Hold on British Claimed Soil [DAY 2]

    Saturday, February 22, 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...

  • 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

    performed by Opera UCLA, conducted by Stephen Stubbs and directed by James Darrah

  • 7 Mar

    Sustaining Visions and Legacies: The Future of Special Collections Libraries

    Saturday, March 7, 2020
    12:00 am
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    –conference organized by Johanna Drucker (UCLA) and Anna Chen (UCLA) Program There is no charge for this event. Advance booking is requested.

  • 14 Mar

    Birds and Books

    Saturday, March 14, 2020
    12:00 am
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    co-hosted by Occidental College Moore Lab of Zoology & Oxy Special Collections organized by Rebecca Fenning Marschall

  • 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...

  • 19 May

    Hidden Histories of the French Wars of Religion: French Accounts of the New World as a Vector of Religious Polemic

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Royce Hall, Room 306
    10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095

    Early Modern Cosmopolitanisms Lecture –Andrea Frisch, University of Maryland, College Park Contemporary readers of Jean de Léry’s Histoire d’un voyage en terre de Brésil, first published in 1578, have tended to downplay or outright ignore the context of the work’s composition and repeated publication in the midst of the French Wars of Religion. Though most scholars acknowledge Léry’s status as...