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LAVA Sunday Salon: An Art Tour of Downtown L.A.‘s Civic Center

October 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

LAVA Sunday Salon: A Tour of Downtown L.A.‘s civic center

Image via LAVA on Eventbrite

On Sunday, October 29, join LAVA (the Los Angeles Visionaries Association), its co-founder Richard Schave, and Clare Haggarty, Deputy Director of Collections for the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, for a FREE tour of civic art in Los Angeles’ civic center.

Richard will begin the afternoon with an illustrated lecture focusing on the rich architectural legacy of Downtown L.A.‘s civic center, including the Hall of Administration (1958), Mosk Courthouse (1958) and Hall of Records (1962).

Then the group will take a walk to visit a number of historic and more recent civic artworks, including Alison Saar’s “Embodied” (Hall of Justice), Frank Ackerman’s “Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial” (Grand Park), Joseph Young’s “Topographic Map” (Hall of Records) and Malcolm Leland’s ceramic screen (Hall of Records).

During the walk, Clare Haggarty will discuss specific works and the County’s growing collection. Special guest Cecily and Leslie Young will tell us about their father Joseph Young’s artistic legacy, and the challenges they face while seeking to preserve and interpret his artwork. Conservator Donna Williams will share how she has approached the restoration of Young’s “Topographic Map” at the Hall of Records.

The tour begins in the basement of Grand Central Market. To register, click the Eventbrite link below.


October 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Grand Central Market
317 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA, 90013 United States
(213) 624-2378