Last Tuesday’s open house and exhibition opening made for a very festive evening at the Clark. We are so thankful to all of our friends who were able to come and celebrate with us, and hope that others of you will be able to join us for more such gatherings in the future!
Archive for October, 2011
After his visit to the Clark during last week’s open house, LA Observed editor Kevin Roderick featured us and our chamber music series on his blog and in his KCRW broadcast! He highlights the Clark’s place as stellar place for classical music concerts, along with several other historic estates in the city who also host public concerts.
The Seventh Annual Kenneth Karmiole Lecture on the History of the Book Trade
English Books Around the World: India and the Globalization of the English Book Trade
given by Graham Shaw
at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Saturday, November 19, 3:00 p.m
There has been much research in recent years about the globalization of the English book trade from the seventeenth century onwards, involving not least the United States. The place of India in that process has been neglected, and it tends to be thought of only as a nineteenth-century market for British educational books. But this lecture will show that book-trade links between Britain and India can be traced back to the early eighteenth century during the East India Company period. The relationship was two-way, encompassing the transplanting of a print culture from Britain to India to serve the needs of the expatriate community and the growth of publishing interest in Indian affairs back in Britain itself. It will trace the development of the tradition of English-language publishing in India and in particular the beginnings of creative writing in English in the sub-continent. It will explore the role print culture can play in shaping one nation’s view of another.
Registration Deadline: November 10, 2011.
Admission is complimentary, but advance registration is required.
Please be aware that space at the Clark is limited and that registration closes when capacity is reached. Confirmation will be sent via email.
By now, 41 of the exhibitions connected to the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time project have opened across Southern California, and one of those exhibits contains material borrowed from the Clark! PST seeks to investigate and celebrate the birth and life of the Los Angeles art scene from 1945-1989, and encompasses every major L.A. art movement during that period.
At the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, curator Leah Lembeck has assembled Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California, for which she asked to borrow the original woodblock of Paul Landacre’s Lot Clearing to accompany an original print already in the Norton Simon collection. Several other Landacre items from the Clark’s collections will be included in the accompanying catalog of the exhibition.
There are lots of new things in the works at the Clark and Center… Here’s a short round-up!
- Tonight marks the opening of the exhibit All Things New: Imperialism and Impact at the Clark (during our Open House celebrating the arrival of new Head Librarian Gerald Cloud and Center Director Barbara Fuchs). The exhibit will run through December 20, 2011. Please call (323-731-8529) the Clark if you are interested in viewing the show during our regular hours (M-F, 9am-4.45pm).
- Shuttle service from the UCLA campus to the Clark Library will begin this Friday and will continue on selected Fridays throughout this academic year! Needless to say, this is a very exciting development! More information and a schedule of shuttle times is posted on the Center website.
- The Clark will once again be participating in the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, presented by L.A. as Subject and hosted by the USC Libraries. This year’s Bazaar (the 6th!) will take place in USC’s Doheny Library on October 22nd, from 9am-5pm. It is free and open to the public!