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Meet Us at the 6th Annual Archives Bazaar

Do you love L.A.? Yes? You’re in for a treat!

We’re gearing up to help celebrate the diverse history of Los Angeles at L.A. as Subject’s 6th Annual Archives Bazaar next Saturday, October 22. It runs from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at USC’s Doheny Memorial Library.

The event is free and open to all!

6th annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar - October 22, 2011

Over 80 local libraries, museums, universities, and community organizations will host tables to showcase their archival collections related to the history of our city. You can learn more about collections from a wide variety of institutions, including the Autry National Center of the American West, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, the California African American Museum, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, the Japanese American National Museum, and many more!

We at the Getty Research Institute look forward to sharing information about our Los Angeles collections, using the Research Library, and events and projects at the Getty Research Institute, as well as the Getty’s role in Pacific Standard Time.

In addition to the exhibitor tables, the day includes talks, panels, and film screenings full of how-tos and behind-the-scenes stories. Special guest speaker is Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times architecture critic and author of the “Reading L.A.” online column, on optimistic and apocalyptic visions of L.A.

The Archives Bazaar event page has full details, including the complete program and directions and parking info. (Download the two-page flyer here.) And you can join the conversation, ask questions, and get updates on the Archives Bazaar Facebook page.

We had a great time last year and met hundreds of people at the Research Institute table. We hope to see you next Saturday!

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      Olympian Census #3: Poseidon

      Get the stats on your favorite (and not-so-favorite) gods and goddesses on view at the Getty Center.

      Roman name: Neptune

      Employment: God of the Sea

      Place of residence: A fancy palace somewhere in the Aegean Sea

      Parents: Cronus and Rhea

      Marital status: Married to Amphitrite, a sea goddess, but had many affairs just like his brother Zeus

      Offspring: Had many children including Triton, Theseus, Orion, Polyphemos and Arion

      Symbol: Trident, horse, and dolphin

      Special talent: Starting earthquakes & Shapeshifting into a horse to pursue women

      Highlights reel:

      • When Goddess Demeter turned into a mare to escape Poseidon’s pursuit, Poseidon also turned into a horse and mated with her, creating a talking horse baby, Arion.
      • Athena became the patron goddess of Athens over Poseidon by giving the city an olive tree, which produced wood, oil, and food. Poseidon had given them a salt-water spring. Nice going, Poseidon.
      • Poseidon cursed Olysseus to wander the seas for 10 years after the Trojan War in revenge for Olysseus blinding his son, the cyclops Poplyphemos.

      Olympian Census is a 12-part series profiling gods in art at the Getty Center.


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