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Cultural Programs, Events & Tours

 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 
BEACH=CULTURE
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MARION DAVIES GUEST HOUSE

 

BEACH=CULTURE SERIES

Beach=Culture is an ongoing series of free concerts, talks, readings, and exhibits. Reservations are required.
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Mystery Writers Panel DiscussionLaurie Horowitz Presents A Panel with Local Mystery Writers   

Tuesday, February 10, 6:30pm-8pm

A panel discussion featuring local mystery and crime fiction writers, moderated by Writer in Residence Laurie Horowitz. Panelists include p.g. Sturges, Richard Rayner, Samuel W. Gailey, and April Smith.
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Red Hen Press Reading

Red Hen Press February 2015Tuesday, February 24, 6:30pm-8pm

Poets Peter Kline, Amy Uyematsu, Victoria Chang, Sholeh Wolpe, with moderator Hélène Cardona, converge to pull apart, re-examine, and explore the complex layers of cultural and self identity.
DETAILS & RSVP > 

 

MARION DAVIES GUEST HOUSE

Marion Davies Guest House

The 5-acre site upon which the Beach House now sits was originally developed during the 1920s by William Randolph Hearst for actress Marion Davies. The Davies estate, designed by architect Julia Morgan, featured a mansion of 100-plus rooms and an ornate marble swimming pool.  Learn more about the rich history of the Beach House from a Santa Monica Conservancy docent.

Fall/Winter/Spring Hours: 
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11am-2pm** 
Tours begin at 11am, 12pm & 1pm and are limited to 15 guests.  
Tours are free and last approximately 30 minutes.
No reservations are required.  

**Please note, during this season the Guest House hours are subject to change up to one day in advance due to event bookings.  Please view our calendar for the most updated schedule of Guest House hours or call 310-458-4904 to confirm hours the day before your visit.   

Julia Morgan Legacy Tours

Coming up in March:  Julia Morgan Legacy Tours
Sun 3/1, 11am-2pm

Join the Santa Monica Conservancy as they highlight the work of Julia Morgan, a pioneering architect. The schedule includes a talk by special guest historian, and author of several books on Hearst Castle, Victoria Kastner. More details to come!

 

 

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