SOLD OUT – Behind the scenes tour of The Clark Library

Please join the ICAA Southern California for a behind the scenes look at the Clark Library. Constructed from 1924-1926 by Robert D. Farquhar, the Clark is inspired by French and Italian Beaux Arts styles. The brick and travertine construction were designed to protect the rare manuscripts from heat and fire, and this incredible library was designated as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural monument #28 in 1964.

Throughout this tour, we will learn about the Clark Library’s historical interior, its architecture, fine and decorative arts on display, and the people who contributed to its creation.

The Clark library and its collections were founded by William Andrews Clark, Jr., and named after his father, U.S. Senator William Andrews Clark, Sr., who had built a mining fortune in Montana. The son, a prominent Los Angeles book collector and philanthropist, had a house at the corner of Adams Blvd. and Cimarron Street, and from 1924 to 1926 he constructed the present library on the same lot. Shortly afterwards he announced his intention to donate the collection, the buildings, and the property to UCLA. When he died in 1934 the deed passed to the University.

The Clark houses rare books and manuscripts, with a particular attention on the works of Oscar Wilde, valuable editions of French books from the likes of Ronsard and Molière, a selection of pamphlets and manuscripts on Montana and the Pacific Northwest, and volumes of English literature and history, stemming from the 1600’s through the 1800’s.

ICAA Members, $30
NON-Members, $40

June 14 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm (1h)

2520 Cimarron Street Los Angeles, CA 90018, Clark Library