The '70s Turn 50: Special Events | Los Angeles Conservancy

The '70s are turning 50! Join us as we celebrate the 1970s with a variety of events and programs. Multiple events—including tours, lectures, and more— shine a light on the impact the social, political, and architectural movements of the 1970s had on Los Angeles.

Walking Tour

February 15, 22, & 29

Don't Call Me Ugly! A Fresh Look at Modernism
Seeing the beauty of 1970s architecture can be challenging for some. Join us on this interactive walking tour and get ready to critique some of downtown L.A.’s toughest-to-love buildings. Perhaps in doing so, you’ll really see them for the first time.

Tour + Discussion Series

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Children of the '70s: Preservation on the Rise
ArtCenter College of Design
1 - 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Malls, Shag, and Sunken Living Rooms: Locating '70s Pop Culture
Pacific Design Center
6 - 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

California in the '70s—The Mindset, the Materials, the Architects
Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
6 - 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Where It All Went Down: Movements of the '70s
ArtCenter College of Design 
1 - 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

The '70s and Beyond—Looking Forward 
Pacific Design Center
6 - 8:30 p.m.

Past Events

The '70s Turn 50: Architecture in Los Angeles from a Decade of Change 

We kicked off our yearlong tour + discussion series on Thursday, January 23, 2020 with this special event at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites.

Stay tuned - we'll announce additional events celebrating the 1970s in the coming weeks!