Year at a Glance


  • 22 Jul

    Regency Fun and Fanfare: A Workshop on Jane Austen and the Art of the Conversation Fan

    Saturday, July 22, 2023
    10:30 am – 12:30 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Discover the fascinating history and artistry of Regency-era conversations fans in this interactive workshop led by Dr. Leigh-Michil George. Delve into the Clark Library's collection as we examine items that help us better understand Austen and her fiction, including a beautifully crafted conversation fan—The New Paris Conversation Fan for 1802—unravelling its secrets and hidden messages. Learn about Regency charades, a...

  • 2 Aug

    The Felici Piano Trio (Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival)

    Wednesday, August 2, 2023
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Lani Hall – The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
    445 Charles E. Young Dr East, 2526 Schoenberg Music Building, Los Angeles, California 90095

    Program Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) Piano Trio in G Major, K. 564 (1788) I. Allegro II. Andante III. Allegretto Johannes Brahms (1833–1897) Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25 (1861) I. Allegro II. Intermezzo: Allegro ma non troppo — Trio: Animato III. Andante con moto IV. Rondo alla Zingarese: Presto with Ambroise Aubrun, viola The Henry J. Bruman...

  • 3 Aug

    Mozart and Brahms Piano Quartets (Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival)

    Thursday, August 3, 2023
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Lani Hall – The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
    445 Charles E. Young Dr East, 2526 Schoenberg Music Building, Los Angeles, California 90095

    Program Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor (1785) I. Allegro II. Andante III. Rondo (Allegro) Johannes Brahms (1833–1897) Piano Quartet No. 3, Op. 60 (1875) I. Allegro non troppo II. Scherzo: Allegro III. Andante IV. Finale: Allegro comodo The Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival is being held this summer in Lani Hall, a...

  • 9 Aug

    Martin Chalifour & Friends (Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival)

    Wednesday, August 9, 2023
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Lani Hall – The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
    445 Charles E. Young Dr East, 2526 Schoenberg Music Building, Los Angeles, California 90095

    Due to an isolated facilities incident in the Schoenberg Music Building, we were unable to host or livestream the concert in Lani Hall. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Program Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) String Quartet Op. 50 No. 6 in D Major (1787) I. Allegro II. Poco Adagio III. Menuetto: Allegretto IV. Finale: Allegro con spirito Edvard Grieg (1843–1907) String...

  • 10 Aug

    Fresno State Piano Trio (Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival)

    Thursday, August 10, 2023
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Evelyn & Mo Ostin Music Center – The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
    445 Charles E. Young Dr East, 2520 Schoenberg Music Building, Los Angeles, CA 90095

    Please note the concert will take place in the Ensemble Rehearsal Room in the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center, 2520 Schoenberg Music Building. The location was moved from Lani Hall due to the facilities incident on August 9. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. Program Johannes Brahms (1833–1897) Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8 (1854) I....

  • 22 Sep

    Expanding the Boundaries of the Republic of Letters: Il Caffè, Enlightened Italy, and the Global Enlightenment

    Friday, September 22, 2023–Saturday, September 23, 2023
    10:00 am – 5:30 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Conference organized by Clorinda Donato, California State University, Long Beach, and Sabrina Ferri, Independent Scholar Co-sponsored by the Clorinda Donato Center for Global Romance Languages and Translation Studies, California State University, Long Beach Born out of an extraordinary confluence of talent in the socio-political context of Habsburg Lombardy, Il Caffè (1764–66) was a short-lived but wide-ranging periodical, which would prove...

  • 7 Oct

    Clark Library Open House and Adopt-A-Book Fair

    Saturday, October 7, 2023
    12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    All are welcome to attend the Open House and Adopt-A-Book Fair at the Clark Library! Explore and enjoy the expansive grounds and historical rooms, and consider adopting a book in the Clark Library’s collection. Donations, which are optional, will provide essential funding for the acquisition, preservation, and conservation of the library’s collections, and directly support the library’s work of caring...

  • 13 Oct

    Open Edo: Diverse, Ecological, and Global Perspectives on Japanese Art, 1603–1868, Conference 1: Global Edo: Edo in the World and the World in Edo

    Friday, October 13, 2023
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Conference organized by Kristopher W. Kersey, University of California, Los Angeles The subject of this initial conference is the longstanding myth that Japan was hermetically sealed from the rest of the world from the 1630s to 1853. While international travel and trade were indeed forbidden, Japan remained networked with those beyond its shores through trade with the continent, the Dutch,...

  • 15 Oct

    The Forgotten Canopy: Ephemeral Architecture Workshop with Everett Osceola, Seminole Nation

    Sunday, October 15, 2023
    12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Sage Hill Native Plants and Wildlife Habitat
    Sage Hill, Los Angeles, CA 90024

    The fourth and final workshop associated with the 2022–2023 Core Program “The Forgotten Canopy” will be held on October 15, 2023. This community-based workshop will take place at Sage Hill Native Plants and Wildlife Habitat on the UCLA campus. The event will open with lunch and then, Everett Osceola, Cultural Ambassador for the Seminole Tribe of Florida, will talk about...

  • 29 Oct

    Notos Quartett, Chamber Music at the Clark

    Sunday, October 29, 2023
    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, September 26 at 12:00 p.m. noon, via the following link. General admission seats are $40, and UCLA student seats (for UCLA students only, valid UID for each student required) are $10. Seating at the Clark Library is limited. To receive announcements when concert seats go on sale, please sign up for our...

  • 4 Nov

    Modigliani Quartet, Chamber Music at the Clark

    Saturday, November 4, 2023
    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, October 3 at 12:00 p.m. noon, via the following link. General admission seats are $40, and UCLA student seats (for UCLA students only, valid UID for each student required) are $10. Seating at the Clark Library is limited. To receive announcements when concert seats go on sale, please sign up for our...

  • 15 Nov

    Spotlight Talk: “Citing Race and Seeing Death in Shakespeare”

    Wednesday, November 15, 2023
    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Talk by Professor Arthur L. Little, Jr., University of California, Los Angeles This talk, which begins with Ben Jonson’s reading of Shakespeare in the First Folio and ends with the promotion of the iconic image of Lawrence Olivier as Hamlet in that play’s graveyard scene, focuses in between on the citation of a racialized Blackness circulating throughout Shakespeare’s plays. By...

  • 30 Nov

    Cooking the Books: Manuscript Recipe Books, Early Modern English Literature, and the Twenty-First-Century Kitchen

    Thursday, November 30, 2023
    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    Lecture by Marissa Nicosia, The Pennsylvania State University - Abington College Manuscript recipe books are full of intriguing, strange, and familiar concoctions: recipes for syllabubs, turnip cordial water, jumballs, and carrot pudding. When Dr. Nicosia launched Cooking in the Archives in 2014, she wanted to know what would happen if culinary historians asked questions in the kitchen as well as in the...

  • 1 Dec

    Converting Natural Resources: Representations, Performances, Narratives

    Friday, December 1, 2023–Saturday, December 2, 2023
    9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Conference organized by Elisa Antonietta Daniele, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles/University of Bologna and Bronwen Wilson, University of California, Los Angeles Co-sponsored by Making Green Worlds, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant, and the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program. This conference considers visual, textual, material, and performative engagement with...

  • 5 Dec

    “Chatting on paper”: Conversation and Correspondence in the World of Elizabeth Montagu (1718–1800)

    Tuesday, December 5, 2023
    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Eighteenth Kenneth Karmiole Lecture on the History of the Book Trade Lecture by Elizabeth Eger, King's College London Elizabeth Montagu, dubbed "Queen of the Bluestockings" by Samuel Johnson, was an author, an industrialist, and an avid consumer of books, who valued reading as the route to intellectual freedom. Famous in her lifetime, she was at the heart of several Enlightenment...

  • 10 Dec

    Takács Quartet, Chamber Music at the Clark

    Sunday, December 10, 2023
    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, November 7 at 12:00 p.m. noon, via the following link. General admission seats are $40, and UCLA student seats (for UCLA students only, valid UID for each student required) are $10. Seating at the Clark Library is limited. Purchases are non-refundable. To receive announcements when concert seats go on sale, please sign...

  • 7 Jan

    Zodiac Trio with Wolfram Koessel, Chamber Music at the Clark

    Sunday, January 7, 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, December 5 at 12:00 p.m. noon, via the following link. General admission seats are $40, and UCLA student seats (for UCLA students only, valid UID for each student required) are $10. Seating at the Clark Library is limited. Purchases are non-refundable. To receive announcements when concert seats go on sale, please sign...

  • 18 Jan

    Our Histories and Futures: Making New Print and Book Arts Work with/in Libraries

    Thursday, January 18, 2024
    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Stephen A. Kanter Lecture on California Fine Printing Lecture by Tia Blassingame, Book/Print Artist/Scholar of Color Collective, Scripps College Printmaker/book artist Tia Blassingame's creative practice marries time in the reading room handling historical documents and time in the studio working with typefaces, ink, paper, paint, and dyes in order to develop artists' books that help readers/viewers connect to history and...

  • 2 Feb

    Open Edo: Diverse, Ecological, and Global Perspectives on Japanese Art, 1603–1868, Conference 2: Eco Edo: Ecological Perspectives on Early Modern Japanese Art

    Friday, February 2, 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 The highly urbanized nature of the Edo period—with its three metropolises of Osaka, Kyoto, and Edo—resulted in massive changes to the natural and built environments. The bustling economies of these cities fueled wide-reaching networks of production, trade, and environmental exploitation. The concept of nature itself, as well as the...

  • 3 Feb

    Edo Avant Garde: Film Screening and Q&A with Director and Producer Linda Hoaglund

    Saturday, February 3, 2024
    2:00 pm – 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 present a screening of Linda Hoaglund’s film, Edo Avant Garde. This film reveals the pivotal role Japanese artists of the Edo era played in setting the stage for the “modern art” movement in the West....

  • 21 Feb

    The Final Hours of Oscar Wilde: “My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death”

    Wednesday, February 21, 2024
    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    William Andrews Clark Oscar Wilde Lecture Lecture by Joseph Bristow, Distinguished Professor of English, University of California, Los Angeles This lecture sheds fresh light on the forty-six-year-old Oscar Wilde’s early death from encephalomeningitis at the shabby Hôtel d’Alsace on Friday, November 30, 1900, in the Latin Quarter of Paris. By drawing on documents held at the Clark Library that have...

  • 7 Mar

    Works-in-Progress Session: Xoquiiac Eoatoc in Eztli / The Rising Stench of Blood: Blood Sacrifice and the Senses in Historia general and Historia verdadera

    Thursday, March 7, 2024
    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    –presented by Rebecca Smith, Doctoral Student, University of California, Los Angeles Hosted by the Early Modern Research Group Online event via Zoom To register for this event, please fill out the form below. Using Book 12 of Bernardino de Sahagún’s Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España written around 1555 in Nahuatl and Bernal Díaz del Castillo’s Historia verdadera...

  • 12 Mar

    Imaging Diplomacy: The Meridian Gate and the Making of European Perspectives on China (1655–1795)

    Tuesday, March 12, 2024
    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Lecture by Sylvia Tongyan Qiu, Ph.D. Student in Art History, University of California, Los Angeles. Recipient of the 2023–24 Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Graduate Research Fellowship In 1692, Evert Ysbrants Ides, a Danish merchant living in the German quarters of Moscow, was sent to the Kangxi Emperor by Peter the Great as his ambassador. An account of his journey, Three Years...

  • 17 Mar

    Dover Quartet, Chamber Music at the Clark

    Sunday, March 17, 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, February 13 at 12:00 p.m. 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. Seating at the Clark Library is limited. Purchases are non-refundable. To receive announcements when concert seats go...

  • 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...