Year at a Glance


  • 17 Jul

    Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival: iPalpiti Soloists

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    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: Los Angeles Ensemble

    Thursday, July 19, 2018
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Powell Library Rotunda
    10740 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095

    a free concert

  • 26 Jul

    Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival: Annelle K. Gregory & Benjamin Lash

    Thursday, July 26, 2018
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Powell Library Rotunda
    10740 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095

    a free concert

  • 8 Aug

    Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival: Cristina Montes-Mateo

    Wednesday, August 8, 2018
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Powell Library Rotunda
    10740 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095

    a free concert

  • 15 Sep

    Bruise Your Raspberries Well: Making and Tasting Historical Recipes

    Saturday, September 15, 2018
    10:00 am – 12:30 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    What is a sugar cake? Why does it call for mace, and what is mace anyway? Join us for an interactive, multi-sensory workshop in which participants will study, prepare, and taste historical recipes drawn from the Clark Library’s collections, acknowledging the varied ways in which we acquire knowledge through both reading and doing. Recipe books represent generations of familial and...

  • 21 Sep

    LA Escena

    Friday, September 21, 2018–Sunday, September 23, 2018
    6:00 pm
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    LA Escena - Los Angeles Festival of Hispanic Classical Theater September 21-23, 2018 Greenway Court Theater LA Escena is Los Angeles' first Hispanic classical theater festival and will take place at Greenway Court Theater in Los Angeles. Cutting-edge Mexican company Efe Tres will present Lope de Vega's El príncipe ynocente (The Innocent Prince), a meditation on political power and culpability...

  • 10 Oct

    Clark Library Open House

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Meet the staff of the UCLA Clark Library and Center for 17th-& 18th-Century Studies and join us for an evening of visual interest and interactive activities at our Open House. In addition to enjoying light refreshments and lawn games like badminton, ring toss, and an egg-and-spoon race, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Clark’s architectural details, landscape...

  • 12 Oct

    In Between Spaces (Day 1)

    Friday, October 12, 2018
    10:00 am – 4:30 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Core Program 2018–19 Making Worlds: Art, Materiality, and Early Modern Globalization Conference 1: In Between Spaces —organized by Bronwen Wilson (UCLA) and Angela Vanhaelen (McGill University) co-sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grant Narratives of colonialism, empire building, and religious mission—of center, periphery, and globalization—have been under revision in recent years in order...

  • 13 Oct

    In Between Spaces (Day 2)

    Saturday, October 13, 2018
    10:00 am – 12:30 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Core Program 2018–19 Making Worlds: Art, Materiality, and Early Modern Globalization Conference 1: In Between Spaces —organized by Bronwen Wilson (UCLA) and Angela Vanhaelen (McGill University) co-sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grant Narratives of colonialism, empire building, and religious mission—of center, periphery, and globalization—have been under revision in recent years in order...

  • 20 Oct

    The Picture of Dorian Gray (Day 1)

    Saturday, October 20, 2018
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Arts on the Grounds The Picture of Dorian Gray Performed by Box Tale Soup An original adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s novel commissioned by the Clark Library This performance will be held inside the Library’s wheelchair accessible drawing room. “What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” Award-winning theater company Box Tale...

  • 21 Oct

    The Picture of Dorian Gray (Day 2)

    Sunday, October 21, 2018
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Arts on the Grounds The Picture of Dorian Gray Performed by Box Tale Soup An original adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s novel commissioned by the Clark Library This performance will be held inside the Library’s wheelchair accessible drawing room. “What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” Award-winning theater company Box Tale...

  • 29 Oct

    India and the Early Modern World

    Monday, October 29, 2018
    2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    6275 Bunche Hall, UCLA
    315 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095

    —a symposium on Sanjay Subrahmanyam's latest books: Europe's India and Empires Between Islam and Christianity Co-sponsored by Center for India and South Asia, Center for Near Eastern Studies, Department of History, Art History, Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies, and the Dean of Social Sciences. Details and schedule: www.international.ucla.edu/cisa/event/13374  

  • 1 Nov

    Thriving by Symbiosis: Manuscript Culture and the Eighteenth-Century Book Trade

    Thursday, November 1, 2018
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Fourteenth Kenneth Karmiole Lecture on the History of the Book Trade —lecture given by Betty A. Schellenberg (Simon Fraser University) This lecture will present several case studies of successful interdependence between the energetic and innovative London book trade of the eighteenth century and the socially networked production of writing in manuscript. Contrary to a longstanding notion that the expansion of...

  • 9 Dec

    Markus Groh (piano)

    Sunday, December 9, 2018
    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, October 11, 2018. Lottery registration closes Thursday, November 1, 2018. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the Clark seats. Pianist Markus Groh gained immediate world attention after winning the Queen Elisabeth International Competition in 1995, the...

  • 13 Jan

    Shanghai Quartet

    Sunday, January 13, 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 Shanghai Quartet concert seats posts here on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Lottery registration closes Thursday, December 6, 2018. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the Clark seats. Shanghai Quartet Weigang Li, violin Yi-Wen Jiang, violin Honggang Li, viola Nicholas Tzavaras, cello “A wonderfully ferocious...

  • 1 Feb

    Material Flows (Day 1)

    Friday, February 1, 2019
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Core Program 2018–19 Making Worlds: Art, Materiality, and Early Modern Globalization Conference 2: Material Flows —organized by Bronwen Wilson (UCLA) and Angela Vanhaelen (McGill University) co-sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grant Narratives of colonialism, empire building, and religious mission—of center, periphery, and globalization—have been under revision in recent years in order to...

  • 2 Feb

    Material Flows (Day 2)

    Saturday, February 2, 2019
    10:00 am – 12:30 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Core Program 2018–19 Making Worlds: Art, Materiality, and Early Modern Globalization Conference 2: Material Flows —organized by Bronwen Wilson (UCLA) and Angela Vanhaelen (McGill University) co-sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grant Narratives of colonialism, empire building, and religious mission—of center, periphery, and globalization—have been under revision in recent years in order to...

  • 10 Feb

    Argus Quartet

    Sunday, February 10, 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 Argus Quartet concert seats posts here on Thursday, December 13, 2018. Lottery registration closes Thursday, January 3, 2019. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the Clark seats. Argus Quartet Clara Kim, violin Dana Kelley, violin Jason Issokson, viola Joann Whang, cello Praised for their...

  • 20 Feb

    William Andrews Clark Lecture on Oscar Wilde: Wilde and the Law

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    lecture by Simon Stern (University of Toronto)

  • 22 Feb

    Exodus and Exile: Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers 1750–1850 (Day 1)

    Friday, February 22, 2019
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    —conference organized by Jayne Lewis (University of California, Irvine), Josephine McDonagh (King’s College London), Jonathan Sachs (Concordia University), and Sarah Tindal Kareem (UCLA) During the so-called Romantic century, 1750–1850, the flow of people across national borders fed an emergent literature of internal alienation, fostered new demographic preoccupations in contemporary historiography, underwrote new theories of political justice, and spurred the reformulation of...

  • 23 Feb

    Exodus and Exile: Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers 1750–1850 (Day 2)

    Saturday, February 23, 2019
    10:00 am – 12:30 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    —a conference organized by Jonathan Sachs (Concordia University), Josephine McDonagh (University of Chicago), and Sarah Tindal Kareem (University of California, Los Angeles) During the so-called Romantic century, 1750–1850, the flow of people across national borders fed an emergent literature of internal alienation, fostered new demographic preoccupations in contemporary historiography, underwrote new theories of political justice, and spurred the reformulation of...

  • 8 Mar

    Comparative Pornographies: Transnational Approaches to Writing Sex, East and West (Day 1)

    Friday, March 8, 2019
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    —conference organized by Andrea S. Goldman (UCLA), Kathryn Norberg (UCLA) and Paola Zamperini (Northwestern University) At the end of the twentieth century, scholars of European pornography began to explore obscenity and its implications for our understanding of the time that produced it, the seventeenth and, especially, eighteenth centuries.  A world of previously ignored texts came to light, producing new theories...

  • 9 Mar

    Comparative Pornographies: Transnational Approaches to Writing Sex, East and West (Day 2)

    Saturday, March 9, 2019
    10:00 am – 12:30 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    —conference organized by Andrea S. Goldman (UCLA), Kathryn Norberg (UCLA) and Paola Zamperini (Northwestern University) At the end of the twentieth century, scholars of European pornography began to explore obscenity and its implications for our understanding of the time that produced it, the seventeenth and, especially, eighteenth centuries.  A world of previously ignored texts came to light, producing new theories...

  • 24 Mar

    American String Quartet

    Sunday, March 24, 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 American String Quartet concert seats posts here on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Lottery registration closes Thursday, February 14, 2019. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the Clark seats. American String Quartet Peter Winograd, violin Laurie Carney, violin Daniel Avshalomov viola Wolfram Koessel, cello “…luxurious,...

  • 7 Apr

    Israeli Chamber Project

    Sunday, April 7, 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 Israeli Chamber Project seats posts here on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Lottery registration closes Thursday, February 21, 2019. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the Clark seats. Israeli Chamber Project Daniel Bard, violin Tibi Cziger, clarinet Mark Holloway, viola Michal Korman, cello Assaff Weisman,...

  • 12 Apr

    The Dialectic of Private and Public Knowledge in Early Modern Europe

    Friday, April 12, 2019
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    —conference organized by Rebecca Jean Emigh (UCLA), Dylan Riley (UC Berkeley), Patricia Ahmed (South Dakota State University) Knowledge is understood to be a social product that is both shaped by and subsequently affects the society from whence it sprang. Bringing together a wide variety of scholars working on different aspects of the social construction of knowledge and different forms containing...

  • 24 Apr

    On Books, Soap Opera, and River Rafting

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Stephen A. Kanter Lecture on California Fine Printing –lecture by Carolee Campbell, Ninja Press In celebration of Ninja Press’s 35th anniversary, sole proprietor Carolee Campbell will discuss her life leading up to the founding of the press, share her influences along the way, and explain how an actress, trained in and devoted to the theatre, fell into a long and...

  • 3 May

    Other Worlds (Day 1)

    Friday, May 3, 2019
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Core Program 2018–19 Making Worlds: Art, Materiality, and Early Modern Globalization Conference 3: Other Worlds —organized by Bronwen Wilson (UCLA) and Angela Vanhaelen (McGill University) co-sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grant Narratives of colonialism, empire building, and religious mission—of center, periphery, and globalization—have been under revision in recent years in order to...

  • 4 May

    Other Worlds (Day 2)

    Saturday, May 4, 2019
    10:00 am – 12:30 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Core Program 2018–19 Making Worlds: Art, Materiality, and Early Modern Globalization Conference 3: Other Worlds —organized by Bronwen Wilson (UCLA) and Angela Vanhaelen (McGill University) co-sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grant Narratives of colonialism, empire building, and religious mission—of center, periphery, and globalization—have been under revision in recent years in order to...

  • 12 May

    Boston Trio

    Sunday, May 12, 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 Boston Trio concert seats posts here on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Lottery registration closes Thursday, April 4, 2019. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the Clark seats. Boston Trio Irina Muresanu, violin Jonah Ellsworth, cello Heng-Jin Park, piano “Whenever this trio plays, drop everything...

  • 19 May

    Agave Baroque featuring Reginald Mobley, countertenor

    Sunday, May 19, 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 Agave Baroque featuring Reginald Mobley, Countertenor concert seats posts here on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Lottery registration closes Thursday, April 11, 2019. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the Clark seats. Agave Baroque Aaron Westman and Anna Washburn, violin Natalie Carducci and Katherine Kyme,...