May 6  – Annenberg Space for Photograpy tourof two exhibitions: “Refugees” and “New Americans” (field trip)

April 15 – Janet Fitch, on “Me and Dostoevsky: Writing the Russian Novel,” Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 241. Sponsored by Fellow Jamie Wolf and the Rosenthal Family Foundation.

April 1 – Field trip to The Broad museum


March 25 – Albert Litweka on “Whoever Saves a Life: How a chance encounter with a young girl in a rural village in Zimbabwe led to a deep involvement in educational and humanitarian projects in one of the most corrupt, brutal, poor, and tragically diseased places on Earth” Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 241

March 4 – Pawel Leszkowicz on “Hospitality vs. Hostility to the ‘Other’ in Poland Today: Cultural Representations against Eastern Europe’s Rise of the Far Right”at ONE Archives (field trip)

February 19 – Noé Montes, on “Farmworkers in the Coachella Valley Photo/Video Project,” Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 241.  Sponsored by Fellow Albert Litewka

February 12 – Lunch with Getty Fellows/ Getty speaker – (field trip). This event is Fellows-only, due to space limitations.

January 29 – Rudy Espinoza, community activist, on “Street Vending and Small Grocers in Los Angeles” Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 241. Sponsored by Robbin Crabtree, Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts at Loyola Marymont University in honor of Rubén Martínez becoming a Fellow.


January 15 –Brian Seibert, dance critic for the New York Times, on “The History of Tap Dancing” Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 241

December 4 – Jonathan Parfrey, “Where Los Angeles Gets Its Water and Electricity: Today and the Future” (Los Angeles Public Library, 630 E. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071)

November 20 – Celebration of 100 years of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity in Science, Art, Literature, and beyond (241 Doheny Library) Luncheon is part of a 1-day symposium co-organized with the USC Polymathic Academy, to which Fellows are invited.

November 6 – Josh Kun, “Reflections on To Live and Dine in LA” (Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Headquarters, 111 N. Hope St., Los Angeles, CA 90012)

October 23  – Stephanie Barron, tour of the new exhibitation she is curating, “New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic 1919-1933” (LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036.)

October 9 – Michael Waterman, “DNA and the Age of Information” (241 Doheny Library)

September 18 – Susan Orlean, “The Burning Book: The Life and Times and Near-Death Experience of the Los Angeles Public Library”  (241 Doheny Library)


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