Brash: Los Angeles in 1888

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

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Doheny Memorial Library (DML), 240
3550 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Join us for a lecture by USC Professor of History William Deverell, as we explore 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 Ruskin Art Club club will be on display. 

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