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UPDATE

TO OUR MEMBERS AND FRIENDS,

Out of great concern for the safety of our members, staff and volunteers, the Athenaeum and the Athenaeum Art Center will be closed this week from Tuesday, March 17 until further notice. Since circumstances change so quickly, we will post regular updates on our website and social media pages and hope to be able to reopen soon.

We have cancelled or postponed all events. Ticketed reservations will automatically be transferred to the new dates. If you would prefer a refund, please contact bookkeeper Shari Sparks by email at ssparks@ljathenaeum.org or call and leave a message. All staff is on leave at the moment, but will check in regularly.

 

Due library materials can be returned after we reopen without a fine.


Thank you for your continued support. We appreciate your loyalty and hope to see you soon again. All our best wishes through these difficult times.

Erika Torri
Joan & Irwin Jacobs Executive Director
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

 

MARCH / ARPIL EVENTS STATUS:

RESCHEDULED / CANCELLED / POSTPONED

 

All events for March and April have been affected. For future events, please keep checking our website for updates. 

 

3/10: Curtis on Tour: cancelled—possible replacement concert TBA

3/11: JAZZ: Melissa Aldana (moved to the Athenaeum)—venue change to the Athenaeum

3/12: Linda Blair: Edouard Manet—postponed, new dates TBA

3/13: Exhibition Opening: Sally Hagy-Boyer; Prudence Horne—cancelled (private reception)

3/14: Opening Reception: How to Make a Country by Alanna Airitam (AAC)—cancelled

3/15: Victoria Martino Beethoven Marathon—postponed, new date TBA

3/16: Mini-concert: MandoBasso / Lyceum Theatre—cancelled

3/16: Linda Blair: The Paris of Renoir and Degas—postponed, new dates TBA

3/17: Bruno Leone—rescheduled for June 16

3/19: Linda Blair: Impressionism: The Paris of Renoir and Degas—postponed, new dates TBA

3/20: MohaviSoul, Marshall Voit, Berkley Hart (2 of 3)—postponed, new dates TBA

3/21: Book Sale—cancelled

3/22: JAZZ: Charles Lloyd and Gerald Clayton—rescheduled for June 2

3/23: Mini-Concert (Athenaeum)—cancelled

3/23: Linda Blair:  Claude Monet: Early Works—postponed, new dates TBA

3/25: Murals tour—cancelled

3/26: San Diego New Music: This vs. This—postponed, new dates TBA

3/27: Linda Blair: Claude Monet: Early Works—postponed, new dates TBA

3/30: Mini-concert: Lyceum—cancelled

3/31: Victoria Martino: Raphael, Art History Lecture Series (1 of 5)—postponed, new dates TBA

 

4/1: Cartwright/Davies: Leading Bad Boys and Girls of British Art (1 of 3)—postponed, new dates TBA

4/2: Murals Book event—postponed, new date TBA

4/3: Acoustics (3 of 3)—postponed, new dates TBA

4/6: Mini-concert: Athenaeum—cancelled

4/6: Linda Blair: Claude Monet: Late Works (5 of 5)—postponed, new dates TBA

4/7: Victoria Martino: Raphael, Art History Lecture Series (2 of 5)—postponed, new dates TBA

4/8: Cartwright/Davies: Leading Bad Boys and Girls of British Art (2 of 3)—postponed, new dates TBA

4/9: Linda Blair: Claude Monet: Late Works (5 of 5)—postponed, new dates TBA

4/13: Mini-concert: Lyceum—cancelled

4/14: Victoria Martino: Raphael, Art History Lecture Series (3 of 5)—postponed, new dates TBA

4/15: Cartwright/Davies: Leading Bad Boys and Girls of British Art (3 of 3)—postponed, new dates TBA

4/20: Mini-concert: Athenaeum—cancelled

4/21: Victoria Martino: Raphael, Five-Part Art History Lecture Series (4 of 5)—postponed, new dates TBA

4/27: Mini-concert: Lyceum—cancelled

4/28: Victoria Martino: Raphael, Five-Part Art History Lecture Series (5 of 5)—postponed, new dates TBA

 

ATHENAEUM'S SCHOOL OF THE ARTS UPDATE:
Out of great concern for the safety of our students, faculty, and staff, we are cancelling two classes, postponing several, and offering a few classes online via zoom video conferencing. Please check the updates schedule here: 
ljathenaeum.org/art-class-calendar. If you have any questions, please email Amanda Dahlgren, School of the Arts Director, at adahlgren@ljathenaeum.org.

Stay safe and be well! And thank you for your continued support of our school.

 

All of us at the Athenaeum pride ourselves on providing intimate and enriching cultural experiences. The variety and quality of concerts, exhibitions, and lectures, are what makes the Athenaeum a vibrant cultural hub for our community. We will reschedule, when possible, and we’ll be in communication with all those who have registered. While we do not want to disappoint anyone, we have taken these steps in the best interests of our community.
 

We will post updates on our website, ljathenaeum.org, and will continue to send updates via email and eblasts.
 

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you very much for your understanding.

 

 

 

 

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, located in the heart of La Jolla, in San Diego County, is one of only 16 nonprofit membership libraries in the United States. Founded in 1899, the Athenaeum provides library resources in music and the arts and presents over 200 programs and cultural events annually. This rare cultural institution offers a depth and accessibility of resources and programs found nowhere else in the region. The library, devoted exclusively to music and art, has an outstanding and ever-expanding collection of books, periodicals, reference material, compact discs, DVDs, sheet music, and librettos, as well as one of the most significant collections of artists' books in Southern California. The Athenaeum also presents an eclectic, year-round schedule of art exhibitions, concerts (classical, jazz, acoustics, and new music), lectures, studio art classes through its School of the Arts, tours, and special events.

 

Erika and Fred Torri Artists' Book Collection
Erika and Fred Torri Artists' Book Collection
Erika and Fred Torri Artists' Book Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join or renew your membership to the Athenaeum today! Support one of the oldest cultural institutions in San Diego and La Jolla's first library, and gain access to thousands of music and art library materials and discounts on over 200 concerts, lectures, and art classes.

 

Becoming a member is the best way to enjoy everything that the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library—San Diego's only membership library—has to offer. For only $40 a year for an individual membership (and $50 for a family membership), the benefits are many. 

 

 

There are few libraries in America as unusual as the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library."
 

San Diego Union-Tribune

 

 

Erika and Fred Torri Artists' Book Collection