Calendar of Events 2014–15
(all events are held at The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library unless otherwise noted)

Special Notice: As the Clark Library undergoes a seismic retrofit in 2015, some events may be moved to the UCLA campus. Please consult this web calendar for the most up-to-date information regarding event locations. We appreciate your patience as we make the historic Clark Library safe for future gatherings.

September

   
 

Sat. 6 &
Sun. 7

Arts on the Grounds

Golden Tongues 2, Playwrights' Arena

 
   

October

   
 

Wed. 8

4th Annual Open House

Clark Quarterly Lecture:
“'Sir' Robert Cowan, Prince of California Bookmen and the Genesis of the UCLA Californiana Collection”
—Gary F. Kurutz (California State Library Director of Special Collections)

Exhibition:
“Copper, Gold, and Diamonds: Celebrating Cowan and California at the Clark, 1914–2014”

 

Sun. 12

Chamber Music at the Clark:
Parker Quartet

 

Sat. 18 &
Sun. 19

Arts on the Grounds:
Entre Marta y Lope by Gerardo Malla and Santiago Miralles

—performed by Fundación Siglo de Oro

 

Thu. 23

Clark Library Book Club: An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears
North Book Room, 4:00 p.m.

For more information contact Rebecca Munson
(rgmunson@ucla.edu)

 

Fri. 24 &
Sat. 25

Conference:
The Civic Arts: Enlightenment and the Subjects of Liberal Learning

—organized by Michael Meranze (UCLA) and Matthew Crow (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)

 

November

 
 

Wed. 5

Tenth Kenneth Karmiole Lecture on the History of the Book Trade:
Publishing Easy Pleasant Books for Children: The House of Newbery, 1740–1800”

—Andrea Immel (Curator, Cotsen Children's Library, Princeton University)

 

Fri. 14 &
Sat. 15

Core Program Conference:
Explorations, Encounters, and the Circulation of Knowledge, 1600–1830
Session 1: New Directions

—organized by Adriana Craciun (UC Riverside) and Mary Terrall (UCLA)

 

Tue. 18

Poetry Reading:
“New Books, New Work”

—Bruce Whiteman (Poet and Clark Head Librarian Emeritus)

 

Thu. 20

Clark Library Book Club
North Book Room, 4:00 p.m.

For more information contact Rebecca Munson
(rgmunson@ucla.edu)

 

Sun. 23

Chamber Music at the Clark:
Miró Quartet

   

December

   
 

Thu. 18

Clark Library Book Club
North Book Room, 4:00 p.m.

For more information contact Rebecca Munson
(rgmunson@ucla.edu)

   

January

   
 

Sun. 11

Chamber Music at the Clark:
Pacifica Quartet

 

Thu. 15

Clark Quarterly Lecture:
“Piety and Perversity: The Palms of Los Angeles”

—Victoria Dailey (Freelance writer and curator)

 

Wed. 21

Stephen A. Kanter Lecture on California Fine Printing:
“The Work of Peter and Donna Thomas, Wandering Book Artists: Making Physical Books in the Digital Age”

—Peter and Donna Thomas (Letterpress printers)

   

February

 
 

Fri. 6 &
Sat. 7

Core Program Conference:
Explorations, Encounters, and the Circulation of Knowledge, 1600–1830
Session 2: Geographies of Inscription

—organized by Adriana Craciun (UC Riverside) and Mary Terrall (UCLA)

 

Sun. 22

Chamber Music at the Clark:
Orion Weiss (Pianist)

   

March

   
 

Fri. 6 &
Sat. 7

Conference:
Empire and Exceptionalism: The Requerimiento at Five-Hundred

—organized by Anthony Pagden (UCLA) and Andrew Devereux (Loyola Marymount University)

 
 

Sun. 15

Chamber Music at the Clark:
Boston Trio

 

Sun. 22

Chamber Music at the Clark:
Trio con Brio Copenhagen

 

Tue. 31

William Andrews Clark Lecture on Oscar Wilde:
“Oscar Wilde and the Visual Arts”

—Nicholas Frankel (Virginia Commonwealth University)

 

April

   
 

Fri. 17 &
Sat. 18

Conference:
Visual and Textual Dialogues in New Spain:
The Florentine Codex

—organized by Jeanette Favrot Peterson (UC Santa Barbara) and Kevin Terraciano (UCLA)

Location: TBD

 

Sun. 26

Chamber Music at the Clark:
New Orford String Quartet

   

May

   
 

Fri. 15 &
Sat. 16

Core Program Conference:
Explorations, Encounters, and the Circulation of Knowledge, 1600–1830
Session 3: Commerce, Culture, and Natural Knowledge

—organized by Adriana Craciun (UC Riverside) and Mary Terrall (UCLA)

Location: TBD

 

Fri. 29 &
Sat. 30


Conference:
Oscar Wilde and the Victorian Culture of Childhood

—organized by Joseph Bristow (UCLA)

Location: TBD