Join us for a lecture exploring Los Angeles in 1888, the year of the Ruskin Art Club’s founding. It is an especially apt time for examining a city that was poised on all manner of adolescent cusps: growth, identity, ambition, as well as self-doubt, anxiety, and boundless energy, for both good and ill. Hindsight and history help us see where the city would go, but specific focus on this brash year offers perspective on roads not taken, plans unrealized, visions quirky, odd, or just plain malevolent. The lecture will be preceded by a reception where materials related to the history of the club will be on display.
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018
Place: Doheny Library, USC, 2nd floor, Rm. 240
Time: 5:30 reception and exhibition of Ruskin Art Club historical materials in Special Collections
6pm Lecture in Room 240 (Friends of the USC Library Lecture Hall)
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