Drawn to Paradise

Jewish Musicians in Los Angeles
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, December 31, 2021 - 5:00pm

Drawn to Paradise: Jewish Musicians in Los Angeles. Exhibition in the UCLA Music Library, Schoenberg Music Building.

Since antiquity, Jewish people have been driven from their ancestral homeland or drawn to other geographic regions, either by choice or out of necessity. The Jewish diaspora refers to the global dispersion of Jewish people and the impact they have in their new communities.  Throughout the twentieth century, many settled in the burgeoning city of Los Angeles, which now holds the fourth-largest Jewish population in the world. Drawn to Paradise highlights prominent and little-known Jewish musicians who made important contributions to musical and cultural life in Los Angeles.

The exhibition includes materials from the UCLA Music Library, Library Special Collections, Young Research Library, Biomedical Library, and the Southern Regional Library Facility. The exhibit highlights prominent and little-known Jewish musicians who made important contributions to musical and cultural life in Los Angeles and the opening coincided with the UCLA American Jewish Music Festival events that took place in the Music Library on March 1st. For the full Festival schedule, please see UCLA American Jewish Music Festival: Music Crossing Boundaries. The exhibition is at the UCLA Music Library, in the atrium of the Schoenberg Music Building. 

Drawn to Paradise was curated by Chantel Diaz and Matthew Vest and designed by Vest, with additional research by Alexander Hallenbeck. Katherine Kapsidelis and Hannah Sutherland managed installation, Doug Daniels printed graphics, and Chris Brennan and Alan Lee handled graphic installation. Peggy Alexander, Molly Hemphill and Jet Jacobs consulted for Special Collections materials and Molly Haigh managed Special Collections duplication. 

Please see the online exhibition
 

Location

Music Library