18 Jan 2012

“Reading Los Angeles With Ed Ruscha” – A lecture by Cécile Whiting

Posted by Steve MacLeod

The UC Irvine Libraries Dept. of Special Collections and Archives invites you to a special lecture in support of our current exhibit, Sixteen Books by Ed Ruscha:

 

Professor Whiting will give a presentation on the early books of Los Angeles artist Ed Ruscha. Cécile Whiting (Ph.D. Art History, Stanford) has published and lectured extensively on art in Southern California in the post-war period. Her book Pop L.A.: Art and the City in the 1960s (U.C. Press, 2006) was awarded the 21st Eldredge Prize for outstanding scholarship in the field of American Art.

Following the lecture, Steve MacLeod, Public Services Librarian in Special Collections and Archives, will briefly show other examples from the Libraries’ Artists’ Books collection.

We encourage you to come early to explore the exhibit before the lecture, which is located just outside of Special Collections and Archives on the fifth floor of Langson. The lecture is open to all who are interested. The exhibit is open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm through March 16.

For additional information contact: Steve MacLeod, smacleod@uci.edu,  (949) 824-4967.

UPDATE: An overflow crowd attended the lecture by Professor Whiting. It was a very successful program!

 

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