Sunday, April 23, 2017

Visual History on 24th Street

This afternoon marked the first of two days of USC's Visual Studies Research Institute symposium on Visual History - The Past in Pictures.  Today's session and reception was at the Velaslavasay Panorama on 24th st - once upon a time, an early moving pictures theater in LA, and now resuscitated as a tiny, but perfectly formed panorama, a conference space, and a pretty, leafy, delightful back yard.  Here are three dear friends and, in different ways, colleagues - Megan Luke, Jeremy Melius, and Allan Doyle, under an apricot tree.

We could, in point of fact, have just wandered up the street in front of some visual history - here's some ox ploughing in front of a very active volcano;

here's Mohammed Ali.

And here, back inside the Velaslavsay, are two shots of the Panorama of the arctic, which caused Jeremy and myself simultaneously to exclaim - "Man Proposes, God Disposes!"

 (just in case you've forgotten it, here's the Landseer picture of that name ...)

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