Tour Of The Monuments of the Great American Void

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A Bus-Centered Circumnavigation of the Great Salt Lake
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The Center conducted an epic two day public bus tour of the Great Salt Lake area in October, 2004, examining this remarkable giant puddle at the bottom of the Great Basin. The tour was commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, which at the time was displaying a retrospective of the work of the artist Robert Smithson.

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Jane Wolff Delves Into The Delta

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CLUI Independent Interpreter Program Presents Her Work
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568 Installation view of Jane Wolff's exhibit at CLUI. CLUI photoIN NOVEMBER, 2004, JANE WOLFF was invited to present her remarkable work about the California Delta at the Center’s exhibit space in Los Angeles, as part of the Center’s Independent Interpreters series of lectures and presentations.

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Terminal Island: Touring The Edge of America

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Terminal Island is an artificial landmass in the heart of the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and was the subject of an exhibit at the CLUI Los Angeles from March 31 to May 30th, 2005. The exhibit looked at Terminal Island as a sort of organismic, flowing, landscape machine, composed of five separate terminal activities that occur on the island: importation, exportation, excretion, deportation and expulsion.

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Terminal Island

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593 Terminal Island: isolated from, yet connected to the World. Port of LA photo, modified by CLUI (land around island is erased).

TERMINAL ISLAND IS AN ARTIFICIAL landmass in the heart of the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and was the subject of an exhibit at the CLUI Los Angeles from March 31 to May 30th, 2005.

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Immersed Towns Surface For Exhibit At CLUI

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Intentionally Submerged America Subject of Program
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567 Part of the Immersed Remains exhibit at CLUI Los Angeles. CLUI photo by Elon SchoenholzOVER THE PAST CENTURY, HUNDREDS of towns have been drowned in the nation, primarily for reservoir construction. Collectively, these lost places offer an alternate version of the history of America. An exhibit at CLUI Los Angeles from January 21 through March 27, 2005 explored the phenomenon of these intentionally submerged communities.

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Spring 2005

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April 5, 2005
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Interpretation is an art, which combines many arts, whether the materials presented are scientific, historical, or architectural.
-Freeman Tilden

Editor's Note: On the Horizon

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Book Reviews

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Books New to the Shelves of the CLUI Library and Bookshop
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Winter 2006
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Interpretative Centers: The History, Design and Development of Nature and Visitor Centers
Michael Gross and Ron Zimmerman, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Foundation Press, 2002

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State In Focus: Alabama

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The CLUI Falls into the Deep South in 2005
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495 The Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Alabama, a town that is still steeped in the Southern exotic. CLUI photoEvery year the Center takes one state to focus in on and study in depth. For 2005 it was Alabama. This time the Center’s normal staff of researchers were assisted by a group of graduate students from the Curatorial Practice Program at San Francisco’s California College of the Arts.

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