Archives for February 2017

February 28, 2017 - Comments Off on Spring Happy Hour

Spring Happy Hour

Thursday, March 23rd from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Hermosillo, a beer and wine bar in the Highland Park.

RSVP here.

February 28, 2017 - Comments Off on Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection – Behind the Scenes Tour

Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection – Behind the Scenes Tour

Join Senior Librarian Christina Rice for a guided tour of the Los Angeles Public Library's archive of more than 3 million historic photos. Rice will give an overview of the collection, including its history, what collections comprise the archive, and the challenges of overseeing an archival collection in a public library setting.  

Saturday, April 1
LAPL downtown branch

15 spots available!
Please RSVP here
Confirmation, directions, and parking information will be emailed prior to the tour.

February 2, 2017 - Comments Off on Los Angeles Art Book Fair Meetup

Los Angeles Art Book Fair Meetup

Join LAAC on Sunday, February 26, for one or both of these excellent-looking archives-related talks at the LA Art Book Fair.

Both talks are in Gallery E of the Geffen Contemporary, MOCA. We’ll meet at 11:15 at the museum main entrance, or look for us in the gallery. Afterward we’ll gather at Angel City Brewery for food & drinks. Hope to see you there!

11:30 – 1:00 pm

The Woman’s Building: Animating the Archives

From its founding in 1973 to its closing in 1991, the Woman’s Building was a potent symbol of women’s creative community. Its exhibitions, performances, readings, lectures, public projects and educational programs inspired and fostered generations of women artists, writers, performers and scholars. The Woman’s Building Board of Directors discuss their ongoing preservation of this feminist legacy, and their current archiving and fellowship initiatives at Metabolic Studio’s Spring St location, right next door from the site of the Woman’s Building. Panelists are: Woman’s Building Board of Directors Cheri Gaulke, Terry Wolverton, and Sue Maberry, Metabolic Studio researcher Laurelin Kruse, and moderated by curator-in-residence Charlotte Cotton.

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Veteranas and Rucas : The Instagram account archiving Southern California’s Chicana Youth Subculture, with Guadalupe Rosales and Barbara Calderón

A conversation between Veteranas & Rucas founder Guadalupe Rosales and art writer Barbara Calderón about the Instagram account Veteranas & Rucas’ beginnings as a casual archival project and its maturation into a platform for historical representation. Rosales has created a space where the narratives of counterculture are shared by insiders as opposed to the conventional retelling of history by the outsider. Other themes of the talk will be social media and the role of technology as an instrument in democratizing historical authorship and how this reframing effect will translate into how communities are represented.