The Society for Linian Studies Presents The Cognomi Theory of the Arctic Interior

Another possibly absurdist or perhaps extremely profound event at The Velaslavasay Panorama.

Spiritual geometry meets modern metaphysics? Drawings of men in beards observed by real men in beards? Possible abuse of antiquated thesaurus? Move over Atlantis, here comes the Linians. See for yourself:

The Velaslavasay Panorama proudly welcomes an extraordinary exhibition and presentation from The Society for Linian Studies:

The Cognomi Theory of the Antarctic Interior
Opens Saturday: April 11, 2009

More than 300 years ago, a man thought lost at sea re-appeared in Italy with accounts of a civilization inhabiting the interior sea of an undiscovered southern continent. Giuseppe Cognomi composed numerous volumes on this advanced and isolated culture which he called The Linians and the singular environment they inhabited at the bottom of the world. Though widely disregarded by the scientific community, the tradition of Linian scholarship has been kept alive through the years by a devoted few.

Saturday, April 11, 2009 marks the opening of an exhibit examining the fascinating but largely forgotten origins and history of Linian scholarship through a series of enlightening dioramas based on Cognomi's original drawings along with information on other notable Linian Scholars.

The festive evening debut features a reception and lecture from Lyman Emery, the world's leading Linian Scholar and director of The Society for Linian Studies.

In fitting polarity to the 360-degree arctic panorama Effulgence of the North currently on view at The Velaslavasay Panorama and in this, the International Polar Year, The Cognomi Theory of the Antarctic Interior adds a southern dimension to an elucid investigation of polar climes.

The Cognomi Theory of the Antarctic Interior is the premiere exhibit to be held in the recently refurbished ancillary salon of The Velaslavasay Panorama and will remain on view through August 16th, 2009.

The Velasalvasay Panorama
1122 W 24th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Open to the public weekly Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12-6pm.

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