Jared Farmer to speak Jan. 17 on Street Palms and the Fashioning of Los Angeles

The Autry Western History Workshop and the Los Angeles History Group will hold a joint seminar on Tuesday, January 17, 2012.  The presenter will be Jared Farmer of the State University of New York, Stony Brook, who will speak on his paper, “Metropolitan Fronds: Street Palms and the Fashioning of Los Angeles.”

The seminar will meet in the classroom at the Autry National Center’s Griffith Park campus.  Dinner will be available at 6:30 for those who reserve a place by Thursday, January 12.  To make a reservation, and to obtain a copy of Prof. Farmer’s paper, please email Belinda Nakasato-Suarez at bnakasato@theautry.org.

Autry to host symposium Oct. 9: “Becoming Mexican American and Beyond”

On October 9th, the Autry National Center, in anticipation of its upcoming exhibition, Art Along the Hyphen: The Mexican American Generation, will host a one day symposium: “Becoming Mexican American and Beyond.”  The conference will consider the impact of George Sanchez’s seminal 1993 book Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945.


11 AM Welcome — Stephen Aron, UCLA and Autry National Center

Keynote Speaker—George Lipsitz, University of California, Santa Barbara

Noon-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:45: Panel Discussion

Anthony Macias, University of California, Riverside
Natalia Molina, University of California, San Diego
Jerry Gonzalez, University of Texas, San Antonio
Gabriela Arrendondo, University of California, Santa Cruz

3 PM-4PM: Conversation between William Deverell, University of Southern California, and George Sanchez, University of Southern California

Reservations required. Please contact Belinda Nakasato Suarez at bnakasato@theautry.org to reserve your ticket. Museum admission rates apply / Free for Autry members. Payment is due on the day of the event.

This conference is part of a series of programs being presented in conjunction with the Autry’s exhibition Art Along the Hyphen: The Mexican-American Generation, which explores a seminal but overlooked generation of artists who started working in Los Angeles between the turn of the century and the end of the 1960s.

Art Along the Hyphen is part of a unique four-exhibition project called L.A. Xicano, organized by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center in partnership with the Autry National Center, the Fowler Museum at UCLA, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Other concurrent exhibitions include Icons of the Invisible: Oscar Castillo (Fowler), Mapping Another L.A.: The Chicano Art Movement (Fowler), and MuralRemix: Sandra de la Loza (LACMA).

Men of a Different Nature: John Muir and Wallace Stegner; Lecture and book signing at the Autry Museum

As one of the Autry National Center’s new Nadine Carson Forum series of programs, the Autry will host a program on Saturday, December 13, 2008, 3–4:30 pm, about John Muir and Wallace Stegner, entitled: “Men of a Different Nature: John Muir and Wallace Stegner.”

Donald E. Worster, author of A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir, and Philip L. Fradkin, author of Wallace Stegner and the American West, discuss their respective new books about these pioneering Western environmentalist. A brief reception and book signing follow.

For more formation, see the Autry’s calendar.