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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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PLAYTIME: Gallery Opening & Artists Reception

Thursday, March 5, 6pm-8pmWorks by Heather Lowe

No reservations required; Open to all; Light refreshments GALLERY INFO >
Kathryn Kert's drawings have a kinship with Walter Benjamin's idea of the 'aura' in which a work of art abides, neither close nor far. 
Heather Lowe's lenticulars afford a view of consecutive motion as individual pictures that combine to reveal the interplay of shape and intersection of line, according to the viewer's position.
Joan Vaupen's abstract studies of rhythm and balance and succession are laid out on titanium subjected to heat treatment that produces color diffractions on the surface of the durable metal.
Kailey Fry's time-lapse photographs record the increments of time in which a visceral recollection, what actors know as a 'sense memory', is evoked as precisely as possible in the subject.
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Style Stories with Kimberly Truhler: Gloria Swanson
 

Gloria SwansonTuesday, March 10, 6:30pm-8pm

Film historian Kimberly Truhler delivers a fascinating glimpse into the history of film fashion, focusing on stars and their sartorial iconography. This presentation compares Why Change Your Wife? (1920) and Sunset Boulevard (1950) from different periods in the career of Gloria Swanson. Each film features the work of different costume designers. Each will offer insight into the life of the actress, and her evolution and ascent as a style icon.  
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2nd Street Brass Quintet

2nd Street BrassTuesday, March 24, 6:30pm-8pm

Contemporary & pop music for a brass quintet, including music by Ennio Morricone, John Cheetham, Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington and more.  
John Allen, trumpet; Jena Wight, trumpet; John Shawger, horn; Dan DeVere, trombone; Gabriel Sears, tuba.
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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 Beach House history on a tour with a Santa Monica Conservancy docent!  

Fall/Winter/Spring Tours: 
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.   

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