Venice Eclectic tour, April 2013. Photo by Larry Underhill

Curating the City

Launched in 2005, the Conservancy's Curating the City program is an educational initiative that treats Greater Los Angeles as a living museum.

We curate and interpret the remarkable collection of significant architecture throughout Los Angeles County, offering a fresh look at L.A.'s architectural and cultural heritage.

Through tours, related events, and permanent resources, Curating the City encourages the ongoing exploration and appreciation of L.A.'s unique built environment.

Specific components include architectural tours, publications, online resources, scholarly lectures, youth activities, and even film screenings, photography exhibits, and fashion shows.

Curating the City includes permanent resources that far outlast the period of programming. These include publications, websites, and classroom lesson plans.

Each Curating the City project spotlights a particular theme. Projects to date include Eastside L.A., Modern Architecture in L.A., and Wilshire Blvd

Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Explore the multicultural heritage of L.A.'s Eastside neighborhoods.

Photo by Michael Locke

Discover fifty years of amazing Modern architecture in Greater Los Angeles.

Vintage postcard of Miracle Mile from Conservancy archives

Discover the fascinating history of the symbolic spine of Los Angeles.