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Forest Lawn: the Art & History of the Hollywood Hills - presented by James Fishburne

Thursday, July 27th at 7:00 p.m. - at the Andres Pico Adobe - See you there!

Our July program will explore Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills and the artworks within the memorial park. Located between Griffith Park and major movie studios, the 400-acre site opened in 1948. Its artistic treasures include the largest historical mosaic in the United States and dozens of bronze and marble sculptures created in the 19th and 20th centuries.

James Fishburne is the Director of Forest Lawn Museum. In 2014 he earned his PhD in Italian Renaissance art history from UCLA. He has taught courses on ancient Roman, Renaissance, and Baroque art history at UCLA and Cal State Long Beach. James joined Forest Lawn in 2018 and has curated multiple exhibitions, including "The Elevated Eye: Aerial Photography Past and Present" and “Judson Studios: Stained Glass from Gothic to Street Style.” He has just completed an overhaul of the audiovisual program for the Hall of Crucifixion-Resurrection at Forest Lawn-Glendale. This is sure to be a fascinating program!

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