Past Modern Events

We hope you were able to join us for some or all of these terrific events as part of Curating the City: Modern Architecture in L.A.

Venice Electic: Modern Architecture from the 1970s and '80s
April 20, 2013

We kicked off Curating the City: Modern Architecture in L.A. with a sold-out tour of architecture in Venice. We were honored to have renowned architects Steven Ehrlich, Frederick Fisher, and Brian Murphy join us midday for a panel discussion on what it was like to design in Venice in the 1970s and '80s.

Modern Renewal: A Legacy of Lost and Found on Bunker Hill
May 11, 2013

The Conservancy's annual meeting featured a fascinating discussion of Bunker Hill's evolution from a Victorian residential neighborhood to a hub of commerce and culture, and what's in store for preservation of sites from our recent past.

Last Remaining Seats Screening at The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 
June 12, 2013

For the first time ever, our Last Remaining Seats series of classic films in historic theatres visited The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (1964), screening the classic musical, My Fair Lady. The film opened the same year as this elegant venue, designed by Welton Becket and Associates for The Music Center of Los Angeles County.

Panel Discussion - Preserving Sprawl: The Suburbs Become Historic and “Landmark This!” Workshop
July 27, 2013
This panel discussion re-examined suburbanization and sprawl as a key chapter in the story of post-World War II Los Angeles. Looking at two centers of suburbanization, the San Fernando Valley and Lakewood, panelists offered insight into the history of their development and what they mean to the people who live there. Today, many of the neighborhoods and communities that once defined the new growth of L.A. are threatened with redevelopment, renovation, and sometimes complete demolition.

Panelists included Robert BruegmannKevin Roderick,  and D. J. Waldie with moderator Alan Hess, who contributed the wonderful essay about Modernism in L.A. for this website.

Watch the video recording of our Preserving Sprawl: The Suburbs Become Historic

The entire panel presentation is available on Youtube:

Part 2: Introduction by Alan Hess
Part 3: Robert Bruegmann
Part 4: D.J. Waldie
Part 5: Kevin Roderick
Part 6: Audience Questions