Saturday, July 13, 2013 starting at 1pm

Meet at the entrance to the CAAM!


Dear ARLIS-SC Chapter members

Richard P. Hulser (Chief Librarian at the Natural History Museum) has formally invited ARLIS-SC to a joint event with SLA SCC (Special Libraries Association Southern California Chapter) and the California Black Librarians’ Caucus at the California African American Museum and the Natural History Museum in Exposition Park for networking and a tour of two world-class museum exhibits:


Afrodescendientes: Photographer Roberto Chile in Guanabacoa, Cuba

This exhibit explores the African presence in Cuba through Chile’s stunning photographs. Chile, who served as staff photographer for Fidel Castro from 1984-2006, originally created this collection of photographs for the UNESCO International Year for people of African Descent, 2011. Taken from 2010 to 2011, some images are extremely artistic, while others have a grittier, journalistic style. However, taken together they cover topics ranging from religion, music, dance, work and play, and the everyday life of the Afrodescendientes of Guanabacoa, Cuba.

And at the Natural History Museum

Becoming Los Angeles (among many exhibits observing the museum’s centennial!)

In July 2013, we’ll open Becoming Los Angeles. The new 14,000-square-foot exhibit will offer a unique take on Los Angeles’ stories — how land and people interacted, and how those interactions affect the city we live in today. Powerful storytelling, contemporary design, exceptional objects, and multi-media will allow visitors to interact with the exhibition,


Hope to see you there!

Derek Quezada

Vice-Chair, ARLIS/SC