…..is another treasure I stumbled upon in La Jolla, California. Imagine! A library devoted to art and music….a little piece of heaven.
Located in a beautiful building downtown, the library is full of surprises: racks and racks of art and music periodicals to enjoy, a cozy children’s book corner, a collection of first edition Caldecott Medal book winners, an extensive collection of Artist’s Books, as well as — bonus! — a new Robert Irwin installation, Palladium (light, shadow, reflection, colour) on display.
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is not only a wonderful place to hang out, but it is also a great organization. Besides art classes, lectures and public readings, several concert series are on offer. We were fortunate to catch a jazz concert featuring the trumpeter Randy Brecker with Peter Erskine on drums.
It’s great to know that this non-profit, membership library is thriving.
Since when was the building built?
The library was founded in 1899. It has been in several buildings. Here is a link to the historical timeline of the Athenaeum La Jolla:http://www.ljathenaeum.org/athenaeum-timeline
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