Mansfield Park – An Opera UCLA Production, Comes to the Clark Library

Literary creations often inspire other creative works. Think Phantom of the Opera (a novel turned into various stage and film adaptations, such as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical) and The Wizard of Oz (another novel turned into multiple stage productions and films, including the famous picture starring Judy Garland). Now another classic book, Jane Austen’s Mansfield […]

Announcing UCLA Art Walk – A Self-Guided Tour

I’m very excited to announce the publication of the first Curating Los Angeles walking tour. Titled UCLA Art Walk, this self-guided tour takes you on a leisurely walk through the northeast section of UCLA and focuses on the area’s impressive collection of public art, distinctive architecture and fascinating history.

Geek Out at UCLA’s Annual Science Festival

Curating Los Angeles is always on the lookout for family-friendly events that are educational, engaging and fun. This weekend the UCLA College of Physical Sciences hosts Exploring Your Universe, an annual science outreach day that features hands-on activities for all ages, including faculty lectures, experiments and telescope viewing, and an opportunity to visit the UCLA […]

Free Lunch-Hour Chamber Music Concerts at UCLA


The UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies is once again co-sponsoring the Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival. Held over a two-week period beginning next week, the festival will feature members of the iPalpiti Soloists and the Armadillo String Quartet in four free concerts at UCLA.

Chamber Music at the Clark – Rachel Barton Pine


Chamber Music at the Clark is one of the city’s notable, if lesser-known, live music programs. Organized by the UCLA Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies, the series is distinguished by the excellence of its musical talent and the unique venue that hosts its concerts; namely, the ornate drawing room of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.

New Park Design in Los Angeles


The 2006 Southern California Environmental Report Card, published by the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, included a study titled Urban Parks, written by Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris. It analyzed “the provision and politics of open space in Los Angeles by focusing on three different but interrelated aspects of park politics:

Zen in the art of Transit Behavior


I recently came across an interesting research project called “Zen in the Art of Travel Behavior: Using Visual Ethnography to Understand the Transit Experience.” The study was undertaken by Camille Fink, a PhD student in the UCLA Department of Urban Planning, and Brian Taylor, AICP, Professor and Chair of Urban Planning and Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UCLA. The project’s final report was published in late 2010.