On Saturday, May 7, KCET kicked off their new season of ARTBOUND, an award-winning arts and culture series at the Southwest Museum Site with a panel discussion of the program’s upcoming debut episode on Charles Fletcher Lummis. The one-hour documentary, Charles Lummis: Reimagining the West, highlights the fascinating legacy of one of Southern California’s most interesting and influential figures.
Juan Devis, KCET’s Senior Vice President of Content Development, moderated a discussion among panelist William Deverell, Director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, Liza Posas, Head Librarian at Braun Research Library at the Autry, and Suzanne Lummis, poet and educator. For the nearly 100 attendees at the event, the panel discussion provided an opportunity to discover and explore the many facets of Lummis’ life and work as writer, publisher, editor, photographer, ethnographer, collector, and early preservationist.
ARTBOUND’s season eight debut episode, Charles Lummis: Reimagining the American West, premieres in Los Angeles on Tuesday, May 10 at 9 p.m. Learn more about Charles Lummis and watch a preview of the episode here or check for rebroadcasts here.
Mark your calendars now for other events coming up in 2016, including Museums of the Arroyo Day (MOTA) on Sunday, May 15, and a special site-specific performance by Heidi Duckler Dance Theater on June 4 that explores Lummis’ 143-day trek across the country from Cincinnati to Los Angeles. Get your tickets for this very special dance performance here!