My Barrio: Emigdio Vasquez and Chicana/o Identity in Orange County at Chapman University
Sep
13
to Jan 5

My Barrio: Emigdio Vasquez and Chicana/o Identity in Orange County at Chapman University

My Barrio: Emigdio Vasquez and Chicana/o Identity in Orange County,” at Chapman University. 

In 2014, Chapman University partnered with the Orange Barrio Historical Society and local artist Higgy Vasquez to restore a 34-year-old mural, El Proletariado de Aztlán, on the exterior of a former apartment complex adjacent to the university. The mural was originally painted in 1979 by Higgy’s father, Emigdio Vasquez, a prolific artist who painted 22 public murals in Orange County between 1976 and 2006. Vasquez’ murals celebrated the Chicano cultural movement, depicting local people and places alongside imagery from Mexican and Mexican-American history. For Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Chapman’s curatorial team will launch the first comprehensive investigation of these local murals and the communities they identify.

For more information, please go to: http://www.pacificstandardtime.org/en/exhibitions/exhibit/view/Emigdio-Vasquez

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Myth and Mirage: Inland Southern California, Birthplace of the Spanish Colonial Revival
Sep
22
to Jan 28

Myth and Mirage: Inland Southern California, Birthplace of the Spanish Colonial Revival

“Myth and Mirage: Inland Southern California, Birthplace of the Spanish Colonial Revival,” at the Riverside Art Museum, part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

The Spanish Colonial Revival has been part of the aesthetic fabric of Southern California for 100 years. While claiming ties to Colonial Spain and Mexico via their cultural and design traditions, the style was based largely on myth and invention. Influenced by such diverse sources as the 1915 Panama-California Exposition and the popular Ramona novel and pageants, Californian architects and designers adapted Spanish Colonial, Mission, ecclesiastical, and native elements to create romanticized perceptions of California for a burgeoning tourism industry.

Myth & Mirage tours us through the Inland Southern California SCR landscape with its rich stylistic details and exoticized architectural forms, and how mythmakers from the 1880s through the 1930s fabricated a marketable past that was European and civilized to sell the mirage of wealth and paradise to Anglo settlers. The exhibit considers how the role of ethnic Mexicans in SCR architecture has been largely omitted from the historical record, despite the integral part their labor and production of building materials were to the architectural history of the Inland Empire and Southern California. Myth & Mirage also takes into account the implications of the “refried” SCR of the postmodern era.

For more information, please go to: http://www.riversideartmuseum.org/exhibits/coming-soon/pacific-standard-time-lala/

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2nd Annual Historical Symposium: The Evolution of Downtown Santa Ana
Nov
17
11:00 AM11:00

2nd Annual Historical Symposium: The Evolution of Downtown Santa Ana

The Orange Section of the American Planning Association is presenting its second annual symposium focussing on downtown Santa Ana, Orange County's center of Latino culture. Topics of discussion will include the history of Santa Ana's built environment, demographic and economic changes, movements in healthy communities and equitable planning, and revitalization efforts. 

Panelists include: 

Miguel Vazquez, AICP, Task Force Member, CA-APA Planners for Health; Erualdo R. Gonzalez, PhD, Professor, CSU Fullerton; Lisandro Orozco, Arts and Culture Commissioner, City of Santa Ana; Manny Escamilla, Historian, Makara Art Center; and Ryan Chase, Principal, S&A Management 

The event is being held at the historic Estate on Second, 207 2nd Street, Santa Ana. 

Purchase tickets at www.oc-apa.org

 

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Old Towne Preservation Association 16th Annual Historic Home Tour, Orange, CA
Nov
4
to Nov 5

Old Towne Preservation Association 16th Annual Historic Home Tour, Orange, CA

Old Towne Preservation Association 16th Annual Historic Home Tour, Orange, CA

This popular self-guided exploration of Old Towne icons returns for two days this fall. Come see the most interesting in Craftsman, Victorian, Mission, Bungalow, Revival and other historic styles found in the Old Towne Orange Historic District.

Tickets are $25 per person for non-OTPA members, and $20 for members. Tickets available now!

For more information, please go to: http://www.otpa.org/home-tour---2017.html

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Why Preserve Orange County?
Nov
3
6:30 PM18:30

Why Preserve Orange County?

Preserve Orange County is hosting its very first event. Please join us for a cocktail reception and presentation at the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University in Orange. Architectural Historian and Preserve Orange County board member, Alan Hess, will share why we believe our county is ready to support a preservation organization. Come meet our board members, network with other preservationists and let's talk preservation!  

The event is free but please RSVP at preserveoc@gmail.com because capacity is limited. 

Covered parking is available in the West Campus structure at 230 N Cypress Street for $3.00 or street parking can be found.  

We are grateful to the Hilbert Museum for providing underwriting for this event, and to the support of our marketing partner, the Old Towne Preservation Association.  

Alan Hess speaking to the annual dinner of the Orange County Historical Society on "Orange County, Disneyland and the Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow."

Alan Hess speaking to the annual dinner of the Orange County Historical Society on "Orange County, Disneyland and the Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow."

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Adding Voices to the LA Planning Story
Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

Adding Voices to the LA Planning Story

Attend this full day colloquium on planning history at the Huntington Library in San Marino, hosted by the Los Angeles Region Planning History Group.

Los Angeles has always been a city of multiple cultures and social groups, and planning for growth, infrastructure and development here has been continuous. Typically, the history has emphasized the roles occupied by the majority. As a result, important planning work done by women, Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, and gays and lesbians has routinely been overlooked or excluded. Click here for more information.

9 to 3 pm at the Huntington Library and Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino 

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Exploring the Nexus: Heritage Conservation and Social Justice
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Exploring the Nexus: Heritage Conservation and Social Justice

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The Heritage Conservation program at the University of Southern California is celebrating its 25th year by holding an all day symposium on the intersection between preservation and social justice. Speakers include practitioners and academics from throughout the field and the region. 

The event is free but you must RSVP to attend. For more information and to RSVP, please go to:  https://arch.usc.edu/calendar/hercon-anniversary-symposium

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Santa Ana Historical Society’s Annual Historical Cemetery Tour
Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

Santa Ana Historical Society’s Annual Historical Cemetery Tour

This is the 20th year of the award-winning Santa Ana Historical Society’s Annual Historical Cemetery Tour.

This event is an exciting and fun glimpse into the past! Tour guides lead guests to the final resting places of historic local figures, set in the beautiful greenery of Fairhaven Memorial Park and Santa Ana Cemetery. There, costumed actors play out scenes from personal stories and interesting moments of Orange County history. Small groups, a lovely outdoor setting, and close access to the actors make the tour an entertaining outing for the whole family. History displays, and sales of books and other items complete the tour . 

For more information, please go to: http://www.santaanahistory.com/cemeterytour.html

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Tour Cliff May Ranchos in Long Beach with Docomomo
Oct
15
12:00 PM12:00

Tour Cliff May Ranchos in Long Beach with Docomomo

SHELTER: Life in the Cliff May Ranchos
A Tour of Cliff May's Rancho Neighborhood in Long Beach

As part of Docomomo US 2017 Tour Day, please join Docomomo/SoCal on a walking tour of six houses in the Ranchos. We'll explore the architecture of Cliff May, get a taste of life in the Ranchos, and enjoy some local culinary delights along the way. 

October 15, 2017
12pm - 4pm

Tickets: $20 for Docomomo Members; $30 for Non-Members. To purchase tickets, please go to:  http://www.docomomo-socal.org/events.html

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Eichler Homes: Design and History
Aug
26
11:30 AM11:30

Eichler Homes: Design and History

There are three Eichler tracts in the city of Orange, developed in the 1960s and beloved today. Join architectural historian, Alan Hess, as he discusses Eichler houses- "one of the threads that knit together Northern and Southern California Modernism," at the Orange Public Library, 407 E Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92866. 

For more information and to reserve a seat at this FREE event, go to: http://www.cityoforange.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=1188&month=8&year=2017&day=26&calType=0

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Old Riverside Foundation 2017 Summer Speaker Series
Aug
19
4:00 PM16:00

Old Riverside Foundation 2017 Summer Speaker Series

This is the third talk in a four-part series that began in June, entitled "The Postwar Boom: Architecture Arrives." Architect and architectural historian, Ted Wells, will speak this time on Brutalism- "Modern Brutalism: Form Forever Follows Function...Sometimes."

Location: Main Riverside Public Library, Main Library Auditorium, 2nd floor, 3581 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501.  Light refreshments will be served after the talk.  

Admission is FREE.  

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