• What this is

    Exhibitions are public displays of art and design curated by a local gallery, museum, or organization.

  • When & Where

    • Sep 8: 10am-5:30pm
    • Sep 9: 10am-5:30pm
    • Sep 10: 10am-5:30pm
    • Sep 11: 10am-5:30pm

    1008 Wall Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
  • Free RSVP
  • Tags

    Design = Activism, Connection
    Discipline Urban, Architecture, Landscape

Coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of Friendship Park, the Athenaeum is pleased to present BUILD THAT PARK! – the culmination of a four-phase design competition conceived of by San Diego architect James Brown, fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA).

The exhibition will unveil various responses to the challenge of creating a truly binational park, accessible to and shared by the people of both nations. A guided walk-through of the exhibition will take place on Saturday, September 11, from 1-3 p.m.

BUILD THAT PARK! is a project of The Friends of Friendship Park, a non-partisan, grassroots coalition of individuals and organizations advocating for increased public access to the historic meeting place on the U.S./Mexico border since 2005.

About the host

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library provides resources in music and the arts, and presents over 200 cultural events annually. Founded in 1899, the library has an outstanding collection of books, periodicals, CDs, DVDs, sheet music, and librettos. The Athenaeum presents an eclectic, year-round schedule of art exhibitions, concerts, lectures, studio art classes through its School of the Arts, tours, and special events. In 2016 the Athenaeum expanded its offerings to a satellite location in Logan Heights, the Athenaeum Art Center (AAC), which is being developed as a multicultural community center and hub for local artists.