Events

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  • 14 Apr

    Gryphon Trio, Chamber Music at the Clark

    Sunday, April 14, 2024
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Seats will be available for purchase on Tuesday, March 12 at 12:00 noon, via a link posted here at that time. General admission seats are $40, and UCLA student seats (for UCLA students only, valid UID for each student required) are $10. Purchases are non-refundable. To receive announcements when concert seats go on sale, please sign up for our mailing list. SOLD...

  • 19 Apr

    Open Edo: Diverse, Ecological, and Global Perspectives on Japanese Art, 1603–1868, Conference 3: Edo Outsiders: Ainu and Ryūkyūan Art

    Friday, April 19, 2024
    10:00 am – 5:30 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Conference organized by Kristopher W. Kersey, University of California, Los Angeles To this day, many mistake Japan for a culturally homogenous society, yet this nationalistic myth is far from the truth. In an effort to underscore the diversity of early modern Japan, this conference will direct attention to two groups who are often marginalized if not absent in narratives of...

  • 27 Apr

    Ukiyo-e Printing Demonstration and Workshop with Ogawa Nobuto

    Saturday, April 27, 2024
    10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    In conjunction with the Center & Clark’s 2023-24 Core Program, Open Edo: Diverse, Ecological, and Global Perspectives on Japanese Art, 1603–1868, we are pleased to collaborate with UKIYO-E PROJECT to present a printing demonstration and workshop focused on ukiyo-e, a centuries-old style of art that flourished in the Edo period. These traditional Japanese woodblock prints feature multiple colors and are printed...

  • 4 May

    Doric String Quartet, Chamber Music at the Clark

    Saturday, May 4, 2024
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Seats will be available for purchase on Tuesday, April 2 at 12:00 noon, via a link posted here at that time. General admission seats are $40, and UCLA student seats (for UCLA students only, valid UID for each student required) are $10. Purchases are non-refundable. To receive announcements when concert seats go on sale, please sign up for our mailing list. SOLD...

  • 9 May

    Witnessing Disaster: Fleuriau de Bellevue and the Writing of Seismic Histories in Italy and Guatemala, 1717–1796

    Thursday, May 9, 2024
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Lecture by John Sullivan, Ph.D. Student in History, Northwestern University. Recipient of the 2023–24 Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Graduate Research Fellowship Between 1788 and 1793, the Frenchman Louis-Benjamin Fleuriau de Bellevue (1761–1852) trekked the length of Italy and climbed its Alpine peaks, a long sojourn that capped his years of training as a geologist and natural historian. Toward the end of...

  • 17 May

    Captivity: Assembling Nature’s Histories

    Friday, May 17, 2024
    9:15 am – 5:30 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Conference organized by Anna Chen, Rebecca Fenning Marschall, and Bronwen Wilson, University of California, Los Angeles The early modern period was a hothouse for the study of physical things in the natural world, and for the collection and assembly of them in human-made physical spaces. In other periods, botanical samples were preserved by diarists in their journals, such as Poems...

  • 18 May

    Bookish Biomes: Assembling Nature’s Histories at the Clark Library

    Saturday, May 18, 2024
    11:00 am – 2:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    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 a library of living things on the five acres of green space outside the library's building, too. This event will bring together both our indoor and outdoor collections, as we explore nature’s histories – and...

  • 7 Jun

    Oscar Wilde, Sexuality, and the State

    Friday, June 7, 2024–Saturday, June 8, 2024
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Conference organized by Joseph Bristow, University of California, Los Angeles This conference will consider both the fin-de-siècle contexts and the worldwide consequences of the three trials involving Oscar Wilde that took place at the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) from 3 April 1895 to 25 May 1895. These trials, which arguably constitute the most famous criminal proceedings relating to the...