Episode #131 : Happening at The Huntington: From Architectural Artifacts to Zen Buddhism

Chinatown Central Plaza: Y. C. Hong Law Office (Webster & Wilson, 1939)


Chinatown Central Plaza: Y. C. Hong Law Office (Webster & Wilson, 1939)

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Join us this month as we meet some of the interesting people working at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. We visit with Tsuha Roshi, an 86th generation Zen Master at the newly established Fusho Zen Institute, who uses music as a tool to help understand and realize human potential. We also talk with Erin Chase, assistant curator of architecture and photography at The Huntington, about her upcoming jewel box of an exhibition, Architects of a Golden Age: Highlights from The Huntington’s Southern California Architecture Collection, our November bus tour about the show, and the history of the collection, which parallels the rise of the historic preservation movement.

We’ll also discuss unexpected threats to historic rent-controlled buildings under L.A.’s new transit density policy, Alhambra’s Fosselman’s Ice Cream Parlor gets a new look for the company’s centennial, Alan Hess advocates for William Pereira’s Chandler Wing at Times Mirror Square and our landmark nomination for Times Mirror Square wins a unanimous yes vote from the Cultural Heritage Commission, Peter Adum’s new novel about pre-redevelopment San Pedro, our State Department invitation to speak with journalists from 20 nations about this podcast, change comes to Monterey Park’s Venice Room and an update on the Arts District’s derelict and endangered 19th century Pickle Works building.

So stay tuned!

URLS for Interviews & Upcoming Events

Fusho Zen Institute (upcoming events, Zen and Music)

Richard’s Birthday Bus for 2018

Exhibition: Architects of a Golden Age: Highlights from The Huntington’s Southern California Architecture Collection

Forensic Science Seminar: Arson & After

Closely Watched Trains

Are older rent-controlled buildings in trouble under LA’s new transit density policy?

Fall Exhibition: Architects of a Golden Age: Highlights from The Huntington’s Southern California Architecture Collection

Alhambra’s Fosselman’s Ice Cream to get new look for 100th birthday

Op-Ed: It’s time to recognize Pereira’s LA Times building

Landmark effort for Times Mirror Square breezes through cultural heritage commission

A New Day Yesterday by Peter Adum

Is this the end of the Venice Room as locals know it?

Pickle Works update (Division 20 Portal Widening & Turnback Facility Project Final EIR)

Group photo after our talk to the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles

 

 

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