Thursday, January 15, 2015 ǀ 6:30- 9:00 pm
“Tar on the Boulevard: Mr. Hancock’s Ranch and the Future of the La Brea Tar Pits” with Doug Suisman
Join us for an evening lecture with Doug Suisman, author of Los Angeles Boulevard: Eight X-Rays of the Body Public, as he looks at the La Brea Tar Pits in the context of Los Angeles's urban history and the development of its boulevards, especially Wilshire. He'll trace the development of the La Brea Tar Pits from tar pools to private rancho to asphalt mine to excavation site to public park to world-renowned paleontological site museum. And he'll look at the future of the Tar Pits, as new development projects — subway line, high-rises, and LACMA expansion — promise to change the urban context of Hancock's ranch once again.
This program is FREE to the public.
It will take place at the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits.
Copies of Los Angeles Boulevard will be available to purchase at the Museum Store.
6:30 pm Doors Open / Reception
8:00 pm Lecture followed by Q&A and book signing
9:00 pm Event concludes
La Brea Tar Pits, 1968