THE CALIFORNIA GARDEN AND LANDSCAPE HISTORY SOCIETY AND UCLA LIBRARY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, CHARLES E. YOUNG RESEARCH LIBRARY, UCLA
ARE PROUD TO CO-SPONSOR THE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE FOUNDATION’S
WHAT’S OUT THERE WEEKEND LOS ANGELES
THE PUBLIC LANDSCAPES OF RALPH D. CORNELL
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7- SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2014
This What’s Out There Weekend focuses on the built legacy of Los Angeles-based landscape architect Ralph D. Cornell (1890-1972), who studied at Pomona College and Harvard University, and opened one of the city’s first landscape architecture practices in 1919. Cornell’s prolific career spanned the Beaux Arts and Modernist periods and includes such iconic landscapes as Beverly Gardens Park, Hillside Memorial Park, downtown LA’s Civic Center, the restoration of the historic grounds at the National Historic Landmark-designated Rancho Los Cerritos, and numerous places on the UCLA campus.
Please join us for the launch reception on Friday evening in the newly restored Municipal Gallery of the Beverly Hills Civic Center, which was designed by architect William Gage in 1932.
On Saturday morning UCLA Library Special Collections will host a lecture by Brian Tichenor, founding partner of Tichenor & Thorp Architects, Inc., and professor of landscape architecture design and landscape architecture history and theory at USC. The lecture will be held in conjunction with the opening of an exhibition of Cornell’s life and work. Steven Keylon, Curator, with Kelly Comras. Curatorial assistance from Sam Watters and Genie Guerard. Installation by Octavio Olvera. The lecture will be followed by an exclusive tour of the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden led by Lisa Gimmy, ASLA, and Leslie Cozzi, Curatorial Associate, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts/Hammer Museum.
Free, expert-led tours of more than a dozen significant Cornell-designed landscapes in greater Los Angeles will take place on Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday. The tours will reveal through anecdotes and stories Cornell’s life, career, and impact on Southern California and the field of landscape architecture.
All events are free. Read more and REGISTER at http://tclf.org/event/wotw-los-angeles-ralph-cornell
Image: Watercolor of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve by Ralph D. Cornell, undated. Ralph D. Cornell Papers. Department Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.