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As a child growing up in San Diego, Adam Arenson was fascinated by the beautiful art and architecture of Home Savings & Loan. Upon moving back to the state in 2010, Arenson began the first book-length study of these much-loved works, working in archives, interviewing participants, and visiting as many of these locations as possible. He is glad to present his findings and sign copies of his new book.

Upcoming Events

February 2018             New York City book launch.
February 22, 2018      Mingei International Museum, San Diego
February 23, 2018      Palm Springs Modernism Week book signing
February 24, 2018      Claremont Heritage, Claremont Art Museum, and Scripps College Art
Foundation, Scripps College Vita Nova Hall
February 25, 2018      Society of Architectural Historians-Southern California, Glendale
March 12, 2018            Biola University, La Mirada

Past Events

February 10, 2016  “Corporate Art and Urban Identity–A Southern California History,” Columbia University Seminar on The City

January 14, 2016        Honoring Millard Sheets: Master of Art & Design, Scottish Rite Center, San Francisco

June 14, 2015              Society of Architectural Historians, Southern California Chapter, Santa Monica Central Library, 2 p.m.

May 13, 2015                Fine Arts Foundation, Scripps College, Claremont, CA, 12 lunch, 1:15 presentation, reserve at

February 27, 2015     L.A. History and Metro Studies Group, The Huntington Library,
San Marino, CA

May 6, 2012                  Panel discussion for “The Art of Home Savings,” Grand Central Art Center student show curated by Wendy Sherman and Concepcíon Rodríguez

March 18, 2012            L.A. Conservancy tour panel, Pomona, CA

December 10, 2011    American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA

November 2011          Southeastern College Art Conference, Savannah, GA

October 23, 2011               “California History in Murals” bus tour, Autry National Center,
Los Angeles

April 2011                      Business History Association, St. Louis

October 2010               Urban History Association, Las Vegas

2 thoughts on “Presentations

  1. I am delighted to see this Dec 2014 post. I think I may have fallen off your email distribution. please add Thanks. Also, my husband collects stamps, so I took an interest in ephemera. There are vintage postcards out there for several of the sites…
    Looking forward to the book!

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