Covid-19 Updates

 

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will be open again starting on Tuesday, July 7.

We will be open from Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM–5:30 PM for library services.

At this time the Athenaeum is only open to Athenaeum members. Please see below for more info.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

COVID-19 UPDATES

from the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

Athenaeum’s School of the Arts

Athenaeum Art Center

 

Dear Friends of the Athenaeum,

 

We are happy to announce that the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will be open again starting on Tuesday, July 7. Our hours will slightly change. We will eliminate the evening hours on Wednesdays from 5:30–8:30 PM for right now, but we will be open from Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM–5:30 PM for library services.

 

We will also continue with the curbside service, if you are not ready yet to come into the building. Please call us and order your choice of article and we will have it ready for you.

 

The Sally Hagy-Boyer exhibition has been extended, and we will be showing new artists’ books in our display cases.

 

Please understand that we have to follow public regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Signs with the requirements are located at the entrance and throughout the building. Hand sanitizers will be provided, and visitors will be required to wear a face mask, follow social distancing and are asked to sign a waiver.

 

At this time the Athenaeum is only open to Athenaeum members.

 

Please do not visit the Athenaeum if you are sick or if you experience flu-like symptoms.

 

We are looking forward to seeing you and thank you for your support during the COVID-19 lockdown period.

 

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29th Annual Juried Exhibition > ONLINE:​

Online Exhibition Dates: July 18–August 29, 2020

Entry Fee: Submission is FREE

 

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 11:59 PM PST (online only)

 

CLICK HERE for more info.

 

The Athenaeum's 29th Annual Juried Exhibition will be held online this year. One of the most prestigious juried shows in the San Diego/Tijuana region, selected artists will have their work exhibited in our online gallery and receive excellent exposure. The call for entries will open Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Deadline to submit is Wednesday, July 1, 2020. There is no submission fee this year.

 

Artists will be notified of jurying results via email after July 8, 2020. Please, no calls. CLICK HERE for more info.

         

School of the Arts:

The summer schedule of art classes is now on sale! We now offer online art classes via zoom video conferencing. We are pleased to share that all of the online spring art classes have been very successful. We want to thank our faculty who adapted very quickly to accommodate this shift to online learning and continue to provide enriching experiences and community building. Please check the art class schedule here: ljathenaeum.org/art-class-calendar.

 

Events: 

We have cancelled or postponed all JULY events. We are working on the new schedule and will keep you informed. Ticketed reservations will automatically be transferred to the new dates, and ticket holders will be contacted with additional information. All ticketholders will be contacted via email or a telephone call with additional information.

 

Library materials: 

Library materials that are due can be returned after we reopen without a fine. We have started “curbside pickup” for items from the library. If that is something you might be interested in, please send an email to librarian Kathi Bower Peterson (kpeterson@ljathenaeum.org) or Assistant Librarian Carol Buckley (cbuckley@ljathenaeum.org) and ask for your favorite item, and they will have it ready for you on a certain day in front of the library. 

 

Contact Us:

Membership and General Inquiries: info@ljathenaeum.org

Press Inquiries: lrossner@ljathenaeum.org

Box Office: lpeters@ljathenaeum.org

School of the Arts: adahlgren@ljathenaeum.org

 

It is best to reach us via email; however, phone messages will also be checked daily. 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 and support.

 

All scheduled events for July have been affected. For future events, please keep checking our website for updates.  

 

  • 6/28, 7/5, 7/12 & 7/19: Summer Festival with Gustavo Romero—postponed

 

 

 

 

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