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Friday, March 30, 2018

TOMORROW - Speaker Event: Author Chris Lukather

Speaker Event: Author Chris Lukather
Saturday, March 31, 2018
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm



The Museum is pleased to have Chris Lukather, founder, and editor of the literary journal, The Writing Disorder, discuss and sign copies of his new book, A Birdhouse in Paradise: William Mellenthin and the San Fernando Valley Ranch Homes. In the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s housing developments began peppering the available land outside of Los Angeles. It was in the Valley that designer-builder William Mellenthin developed his singular brand of cozy, charming home which became known as the Mellenthin Birdhouse ranch home - so called because they featured a cupola or dovecote built prominently into the roof.  With little information published about his life, Chris gathered information from original Mellenthin homeowners, articles, brochures, as well as the Mellenthin family to complete the book.  This will be a fascinating, enjoyable conversation about an interesting part of development in the San Fernando Valley. 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

TODAY AT 2PM - See you in North Hollywood!

Learn about real cowboys, pioneer families, movie television and recording stars, the Spanish conquest, Mexican ranchos, great steam trains, vast ranches and orchards, land barons, wars, architecture, and much more! 





Tour highlights include:
Amelia Earhart Statue
Amelia Earhart Library (1928)
St. Paul’s First Lutheran Church
NoHo Fire Station #60
So. Pacific Railroad Depot (1896)
Weddington Family
El Portal Theatre (1926)
NoHo Arts District
Lankershim Arts Center (1939) (S. Charles Lee, architect)
North Hollywood Masonic Temple Lodge 542
Lankershim Elementary School (Marilyn Monroe attended)

Date: Sunday, March 25
Cost: $10 per person  
Time: 2:00 - 3:30PM
Free For Current Museum Members - Become a Member TODAY!

RSVP: 1-818-347-9665 or email at events@theMuseumSFV.org.
Parking: Street and metered parking in area
Tour meets at Amelia Earhart Statue; NW corner of Tujunga St. & Magnolia Blvd. (at corner of Library)

Thank you to our sponsor Universal City/North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

TODAY AT 4PM - Special Event: "Public Settings/Private Conversations... Artists Jodi Bonassi VIP Reception"

Saturday, March 24, 2018

4:00 – 8:00 pm


Please join us for a VIP Reception and official launch of Jodi Bonassi's retrospective entitled "PUBLIC SETTINGS... Private Conversations ..." at The Museum of the San Fernando Valley. Meet the artist and explore her works between 1998 and 2017 that highlight San Fernando Valley life. Free admission. Artwork will be for sale during this event. Free event and free parking. Elevator access. Light food, wine, and beverages provided. RSVP is required. 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo exhibit at Pasadena Museum of California Art

From The Museum's inception, a focus on art and arts education has played a major role in ongoing programming.

Yes, we have placed an emphasis on artists from the valley, either living in the valley or have worked within its borders at some point. However, we are also fans of art that is being promoted throughout the greater Los Angeles and even southern CA areas.


One exhibit worth experiencing is a retrospective of Chicano artist, Eduardo Carrillo. His work is on view at the Pasadena Museum of California Art until June 3, 2018. The exhibition features a large mural considered to be the first Chicano-themed mural painted at an American university.

Entitled Chicano History, the mural was painted in 1970 by Carrillo, Ramses Noriega, Sergio Hernandez, and Sol Solache for the UCLA Chicano Studies Resource Center, just before the start of the Chicano Moratorium. In 1991, the mural was taken down for building repairs, it went in to storage and was never installed in the new space as originally intended—Chicano History has not been available to the public until now.



Eduardo Carrillo was raised in East Los Angeles; he graduated from UCLA with a BFA and MFA; and spent 25 years as an Art Professor at UC Santa Cruz. Carrillo’s earlier works focused on murals like the landmark Chicano History mural which depicts the pre-conquest landscape to the moment of the mural’s conception; Las Tropicanas, an almost psychedelic mural full of mystical imagery and symbols; and Father Hidalgo in Front of the Church of Dolores, a tile mural at Olvera Street in Downtown Los Angeles.

For more information on this exhibit, please click HERE.

Michel Stevens

Thursday, March 15, 2018

SIGN UP TODAY - Historic North Hollywood "NoHo" Walking Tour

Learn about real cowboys, pioneer families, movie television and recording stars, the Spanish conquest, Mexican ranchos, great steam trains, vast ranches and orchards, land barons, wars, architecture, and much more! 





Tour highlights include:
Amelia Earhart Statue
Amelia Earhart Library (1928)
St. Paul’s First Lutheran Church
NoHo Fire Station #60
So. Pacific Railroad Depot (1896)
Weddington Family
El Portal Theatre (1926)
NoHo Arts District
Lankershim Arts Center (1939) (S. Charles Lee, architect)
North Hollywood Masonic Temple Lodge 542
Lankershim Elementary School (Marilyn Monroe attended)

Date: Sunday, March 25
Cost: $10 per person  
Time: 2:00 - 3:30PM
Free For Current Museum Members - Become a Member TODAY!

RSVP: 1-818-347-9665 or email at events@theMuseumSFV.org.
Parking: Street and metered parking in area
Tour meets at Amelia Earhart Statue; NW corner of Tujunga St. & Magnolia Blvd. (at corner of Library)

Thank you to our sponsor Universal City/North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Author Chris Lukather Visits Museum 3/31/18

Speaker Event: Author Chris Lukather
Saturday, March 31, 2018
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm



The Museum is pleased to have Chris Lukather, founder, and editor of the literary journal, The Writing Disorder, discuss and sign copies of his new book, A Birdhouse in Paradise: William Mellenthin and the San Fernando Valley Ranch Homes. In the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s housing developments began peppering the available land outside of Los Angeles. It was in the Valley that designer-builder William Mellenthin developed his singular brand of cozy, charming home which became known as the Mellenthin Birdhouse ranch home - so called because they featured a cupola or dovecote built prominently into the roof.  With little information published about his life, Chris gathered information from original Mellenthin homeowners, articles, brochures, as well as the Mellenthin family to complete the book.  This will be a fascinating, enjoyable conversation about an interesting part of development in the San Fernando Valley. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Have you experienced the Historic North Hollywood Walking Tour?

Learn about real cowboys, pioneer families, movie television and recording stars, the Spanish conquest, Mexican ranchos, great steam trains, vast ranches and orchards, land barons, wars, architecture, and much more! 





Tour highlights include:
Amelia Earhart Statue
Amelia Earhart Library (1928)
St. Paul’s First Lutheran Church
NoHo Fire Station #60
So. Pacific Railroad Depot (1896)
Weddington Family
El Portal Theatre (1926)
NoHo Arts District
Lankershim Arts Center (1939) (S. Charles Lee, architect)
North Hollywood Masonic Temple Lodge 542
Lankershim Elementary School (Marilyn Monroe attended)

Cost: $10 per person  
Time: 2:00 - 3:30PM
Free For Current Museum Members - Become a Member TODAY!

RSVP: 1-818-347-9665 or email at events@theMuseumSFV.org.
Parking: Street and metered parking in area
Tour meets at Amelia Earhart Statue; NW corner of Tujunga St. & Magnolia Blvd. (at corner of Library)

Thank you to our sponsor Universal City/North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Don't Miss - Speaker Event: Author Chris Lukather 3/31/18

Speaker Event: Author Chris Lukather
Saturday, March 31, 2018
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm



The Museum is pleased to have Chris Lukather, founder, and editor of the literary journal, The Writing Disorder, discuss and sign copies of his new book, A Birdhouse in Paradise: William Mellenthin and the San Fernando Valley Ranch Homes. In the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s housing developments began peppering the available land outside of Los Angeles. It was in the Valley that designer-builder William Mellenthin developed his singular brand of cozy, charming home which became known as the Mellenthin Birdhouse ranch home - so called because they featured a cupola or dovecote built prominently into the roof.  With little information published about his life, Chris gathered information from original Mellenthin homeowners, articles, brochures, as well as the Mellenthin family to complete the book.  This will be a fascinating, enjoyable conversation about an interesting part of development in the San Fernando Valley.