The Clog

Post-lunch love story

Published: July 21, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, some Clark staff members (lucky enough to be outside in the middle of the day), ran into Krishna while he was setting up a surprise 10th anniversary picnic on our lawn for his wife Elaine. They grew up in our neighborhood: Krishna even attended 24th Street School, right down the street…

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Item of the Week: Snooks and friends

Published: July 15, 2010

As some of our readers may be aware, our founder William Andrews Clark, Jr. is now on Facebook.  Staff have long suspected him of haunting the library, a suspicion recently confirmed by a psychic medium present at the opening of our recent exhibition on the occult.  Whether Mr Clark’s social networking presence is an ongoing…

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The Clark Library: "A charming hideaway"

Published: July 15, 2010

The Clark is featured in an article in the Los Angeles Times today, June 15th.  Reporter Sam Allen knows what he is talking about in singing the library’s praises: he was a student this past spring quarter in Professor Joseph Bristow’s Oscar Wilde seminar.

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Paul and Margaret Landacre's Cabin

Published: July 6, 2010

Inspired by Hector Tobar’s article in the LA Times last week, our manuscript librarian sought out Paul and Margaret Landacre’s Echo Park house this past Saturday. The house is Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument no. 839 and is marked by this sign on El Moran. You can still make out the “Landacre” on the mailbox

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Item of the Week: The Landacres and Edendale

Published: July 2, 2010

A lovely article by Hector Tobar on Paul and Margaret Landacre, and their neighborhood of Edendale appeared in the June 1 Los Angeles Times.  As many of you may know, the Clark holds the archive of Paul Landacre, considered one of the finest wood engravers of his time.  The collection includes correspondence, prints and original wood…

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Item of the Week: May Morris in Iceland

Published: June 18, 2010

When William Morris first set foot in Iceland in 1870, after several years of studying Icelandic folklore and language, he felt as though he had come home.  After his death, his daughter and fellow artist May made several trips to Iceland with her friend Mary Lobb. In 1986, the Journal of William Morris Studies published…

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Item of the week: Field Trip!

Published: June 10, 2010

As regular readers of the Clog and fans of the Clark/Center’s chamber music series may already know, Mr. Clark was the founder of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  Founded in 1919 as a competitor to the Los Angeles Symphony (which Clark did not like), the Phil quickly stole that other orchestra’s thunder and sent it out…

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Item of the Week: Our Lady of Lourdes

Published: June 4, 2010

From Jennifer Bastian, Gill Artwork Project Archivist: I have recently begun photographing some of the wooden blocks from the Eric Gill Artwork Collection, which he carved and used to make woodcut prints.  Aside from Gill’s mastery of line and composition, there is a less obvious level of technical craftsmanship that is visible when taking a…

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Thank you!

Published: May 26, 2010

A big thank you to all of the guests who attended our opening reception on Monday night for “The Invisible World Revealed!”  The Clark staff (and Hannah) had a great time, and we hope you did as well. (photos by Jennifer Bastian)

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