Calendar of Events

October 10, 2012

Annenberg Community Beach House Exhibit

Continuing Exhibit: October 4-31, 2012

Gallery Hours – Daily 9 am – 4 pm

 Julia Morgan 2012:

Contemporary Women Architects   

Hearst had the beach house built for Marion Davies when she was approximately 29 years old.

 *Gallery hours are subject to change; please call 310-458-4904 to confirm.

Information on all Julia Morgan Events at the Annenberg Beach House

Start: October 10, 2012 9:00 pm
End: October 31, 2012 4:00 pm
Venue: Annenberg Community Beach House
Phone: (310) 458-4904
Address:
415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA, 90402, United States

October 8, 2012

San Francisco Zen Center-A Place of Refuge

“A Place of Refuge” at the San Francisco Zen Center. See below for dates and times.

For the past 50 years, San Francisco Zen Center has offered  teachings and programs to people seeking a sense of calm centered balance in the midst of an uncertain and complex world.  This exhibit traces the longer history that 300 Page Street has as a source of spiritual, educational, residential, and social support for the Jewish community.  Winding through the building’s main hall, the exhibit will illustrate the different groups – Eastern European immigrants, orphans, war refugees, young working women, and U.S. soldiers — who found refuge in this building during its first 45 years.  Photographs, letters, and other documents tell the story of the Emanu El Sisterhood of Personal Service, the women who commissioned Julia Morgan’s design, and how their organization responded to a growing city and changing Jewish community.  Details on the design and construction of 300 Page Street are featured — along with insights into the daily lives of the residents and staff of the Sisterhood’s Residence Club.  The exhibit draws upon the archives of the Western Jewish History Center of the Judah Magnes Museum (now held by the Bancroft Library) and of California Polytechnic State University.

Dates and Times:

Start: October 8, 2012 9:30 am
End: October 31, 2012 4:00 pm
Venue: San Francisco Zen Center
Address:
300 Page Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States
Cost: Free

San Francisco Zen Center

THE SAN FRANCISCO ZEN CENTER

300 Page Street

San Francisco

Presents

Living with Morgan: The View from Within

An exhibition created by past and present residents at300 Page Street. The exhibit will invite the viewer to see/read impressions of what it’s like to live in a Morgan building in the year 2012– a space that was created in 1922. Some of the comments will respond to queries such as:

   Today, what was a detail in the building you noticed and were grateful for?

  • Give advice to Julia Morgan about the design of your room.
  • Write a letter to a person who is going to visit. They want to know what the building is like.

Dates and Times:
Starting Monday, October 8th through October 31st, the exhibit will be open Monday-Friday between: 9:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4:00pm daily.

San Francisco Zen Center 

 

Start: October 8, 2012 9:30 am
End: October 31, 2012 4:00 pm
Venue: San Francisco Zen Center
Address:
300 Page Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States

Marion Davies Guest House in Santa Monica presents Julia Morgan Themed Tours

Julia Morgan Themed Tours

11 am – 4 pm

Led by the Santa Monica Conservancy Docents

 

Santa Monica Conservancy Docents will be leading Julia Morgan themed tours of the Marion Davies Guest House through October and November 2012. See days and times below

Julia themed tours at the Marion Davies Guest House will take place on:

Sunday, October 14, from 11am – 4pm

Sunday, October 21, from 11am – 4pm

Saturday, November 4, from 11am – 2pm

Sunday, November 11, from 11am – 4pm

Monday, November 12, from 11am – 4pm

The Annenberg Community Beach House, originally designed by Julia Morgan for Marion Davies, and now open as a State Park and public swimming club, will offer tours of the guest house.  The event is free, but parking is  $8.

Annenberg Beach House

Start: October 8, 2012 8:00 am
End: October 8, 2012 5:00 pm
Venue: Annenberg Beach House
Phone: 310-458-4904
Address:
415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA, 90402, United States

October 6, 2012

Asilomar Tours of JM-Designed Bldgs

Weekend Ranger Guided Tours of Asilomar 

Walking tours of the Julia Morgan-designed buildings every weekend in October.Learn the history and the architecture and what life was like in the early days of Asilomar.

Asilomar Guided Tour Information

Start: October 6, 2012
End: October 28, 2012
Venue: Asilomar State Beach and Conference Center
Phone: (831) 646-6443
Address:
804 Asilomar Ave., Pacific Grove, CA, 93950, United States

San Francisco Native Daughters of the Golden West

THE NATIVE DAUGHTERS OF THE GOLDEN WEST

555 Baker Street

San Francisco

October 6-7, 2012

Presents – Julia!

The Native Daughters of the Golden West will host tours of their home,  provide a history of their organization,  and a tea in their dining room on October 6th and 7th; Open House events will continue throughout the Julia Morgan 2012 Festival.

 

543 Baker Street, Home to the Native Daughters of the Golden West

Entrance to Native Daughters of the Golden West Building

NDGW Seal

Native Daughters of the Golden West

Date: October 6, 2012
Venue: Native Daughters of the Golden West
Phone: 415-336-1862
Address:
555 Baker Street, San Francisco, CA, 94117, United States
Cost: Free

October 5, 2012

San Francisco Zen Center – A Place of Refuge

Please see below for exhibit dates and times

For the past 50 years, San Francisco Zen Center has offered  teachings and programs to people seeking a sense of calm centered balance in the midst of an uncertain and complex world.  This exhibit traces the longer history that 300 Page Street has as a source of spiritual, educational, residential, and social support for the Jewish community.  Winding through the building’s main hall, the exhibit will illustrate the different groups – Eastern European immigrants, orphans, war refugees, young working women, and U.S. soldiers — who found refuge in this building during its first 45 years.  Photographs, letters, and other documents tell the story of the Emanu El Sisterhood of Personal Service, the women who commissioned Julia Morgan’s design, and how their organization responded to a growing city and changing Jewish community.  Details on the design and construction of 300 Page Street are featured — along with insights into the daily lives of the residents and staff of the Sisterhood’s Residence Club.  The exhibit draws upon the archives of the Western Jewish History Center of the Judah Magnes Museum (now held by the Bancroft Library) and of California Polytechnic State University.

Dates and Times:
Friday, October 5th  7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Starting Monday, October 8th through October 31st, the exhibit will be open Monday-Friday between: 9:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4:00pm daily.

Start: October 5, 2012 7:00 pm
End: October 5, 2012 8:30 pm
Venue: San Francisco Zen Center
Phone: (415) 354-0383
Address:
300 Page Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States
Cost: Free

San Francisco Zen Center

THE SAN FRANCISCO ZEN CENTER

300 Page Street

San Francisco

Presents

Living with Morgan: The View from Within

An exhibition created by past and present residents at 300 Page Street. The exhibit will invite the viewer to see/read impressions of what it’s like to live in a Morgan building in the year 2012– a space that was created in 1922. Some of the comments will respond to queries such as:

  • Today, what was a detail in the building you noticed and were grateful for?
  • Give advice to Julia Morgan about the design of your room.
  • Write a letter to a person who is going to visit. They want to know what the building is like.

Dates and Times:
Friday, October 5th  7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Starting Monday, October 8th through October 31st, the exhibit will be open Monday-Friday between: 9:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4:00pm daily.

 San Francisco Zen Center

Start: October 5, 2012 7:00 pm
End: October 5, 2012 8:30 pm
Venue: SF Zen Center
Phone: (415) 354-0383
Address:
300 Page Street, San Francisco, 94102, United States
Cost: Free

October 4, 2012

Riverside Art Museum Exhibition

Riverside Art Museum

Presents a historical design exhibition

Riverside Art Museum orginally built as a YWCA is in the historic Mission Inn District

The Riverside Art Museum (RAM) will present an historical design exhibition with special emphasis on the RAM building, former home of the Riverside YWCA, and one of  only two currently functioning Southern California YWCA buildings designed by Morgan.  The exhibition will showcase a variety of architectural plans, prints, and drawings pulled from RAM’s permanent collection and highlight some of Julia Morgan’s other Southern California YWCA buildings.

General Information on the Riverside Art Museum

Start: October 4, 2012
End: December 27, 2012
Venue: Riverside Art Museum
Phone: (951) 684-7111
Address:
3425 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA, 92501, United States
Cost: Free

October 1, 2012

State Parks Online Museum-Julia Morgan Exhibit

Julia Morgan Architecture in California State Parks

 

Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove

 

Merrill Hall at Asilomar designed by Julia Morgan.

In 1913 Asilomar became the first women’s summer camp and conference grounds in the United States owned by a women’s organization. The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) was Morgan’s largest commercial client having designed 17 YWCA sites, Asilomar was the first.

Morgan designed Asilomar in the Arts & Crafts architectural style. the buildings are redwood construction with granite stones covering concrete supports and foundations. The interior spaces are as expressive as the exteriors, allowing natural light to accentuate the structural beauty of the wood.Morgan’s layout of the grounds complements the natural landscape. the social hall, dining room, and chapel auditorium stand in a circular campus at the edge of the forest, sheltered from the ocean by sand dunes. The lodges are tucked back into the trees. Morgan’s work at Asilomar spanned nearly two decades, from 1913-1928. Asilomar represents her largest collection of Arts & Crafts-style buildings in one location.The YWCA sold Asilomar to California State Parks in 1956. Today, the buildings are a National Historic Landmark. 

Visit Asilomar’s Website 

 For tours of the Julia Morgan buildings contact:

Asilomar State Park Office
804 Crocker Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 646-6443

Hearthstone at Humboldt Redwoods State Park in Weott

Hearthstone, designed by Julia Morgan stands in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park

In 1933 the General Federation of Women’s Clubs hired Julia Morgan to design a memorial to symbolize their victorious effort and champion their motto, “Strength United is Stronger”. The hearthstone was designed with four stone fireplaces united with a common chimmey. Oversized rocks collected from the Eel River are on the face of the structure. Cut tree trunks support wood roofs that cover the open hearths. Stone bench inglenooks provide a resting place.

Visit Humboldt Redwoods State Park Website

For information:

Humboldt Redwoods Interpretive Assn.

P.O. Box 276

Weott, CA 95571

(707) 946-2263

vc@humboldtredwoods.org

U.S Immigration Station on Angel Island State Park 

Bungalow cottages designed by Julia Morgan

 The Immigration Station complex initially included small facility buildings, detention barracks, an administration building, hospital, power plant and pier. Architect Julia Morgan was hired by her brother-in-law to design 12 small bungalow cottages for the families and staff who were working on Angel Island. In 1963 the island became a State Park. The cottages fell  into disrepair and were burned in 1971 as a training exercise and also filmed for a movie. All that remains of the residences are concrete foundations.

Visit Angel Island Website

Santa Monica-Annenberg Community Beach House -Formally Marion Davies’ Beach House

Former Marion Davies home was dubbed the “Versailles of Hollywood” with 110 rooms, 37 fireplaces and 55 bathrooms

William Hearst replaced his designer for his beach property with Julia Morgan, who finished the construction of the main house and then designed a pool and a 7,000 square food guest house surrounded by gardens. Davies lived in the beach house from 1929 until 1942. The house was sold and converted into a hotel. In 1957 the hotel closed and the main house was demolished. The property was sold to California State Parks in 1959. In about 1998 the Annenberg Foundation provided a grant that paved the way for the site’s rehabilitation, in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. In 2009 the Annenberg Community Beach House opened to all with no membership required.

 Visit Annenberg Community Beach House Website 

For Information Contact:

Annenberg Community Beach House

415 Pacific Coast Highway

Santa Monica, CA 90402

(310) 458-4902 

Start: October 1, 2012
End: November 30, 2012
Venue: Asilomar State Beach & Conference Grounds
Phone: (831) 646-6443
Address:
804 Asilomar Ave., Pacific Grove, CA, 93950, United States
Cost: Free

California State Library Exhibition on Julia Morgan

STATE LIBRARY EXHIBTION ON JULIA MORGAN

Located in the foyer on first floor of the State Library

900 N Street

Sacramento

Photo of Gladding McBean Tile, part of the State Library collection

Correspondence of Julia Morgan and Gladding McBean. Part of the State Library collection

Correspondence of Julia Morgan, part of the State Library collection

Julia Morgan designed three major buildings that incorporated architectural terra cotta from Gladding, McBean: The 3 buildings are: San Francisco Examiner, Post-Enquirer in Oakland and the Methodist Chinese Mission in San Francisco.  The exhibit will feature photos and correspondence in the State Library’s Gladding McBean archive that reveals a fascinating and sometimes tense relationship between architect and contractor. This will be supplemented by rare photos and architectural periodicals highlighting her career.

California State Library

Start: October 1, 2012
End: October 31, 2012
Venue: California State Library
Phone: (916) 653-9942
Address:
900 N Street - foyer, Sacramento, CA, 95814, United States
Cost: Free

Mills College in Oakland

 MILLS COLLEGE IN OAKLAND

Is pleased to present an exhibit of buildings, drawings,

photographs and artifacts

 of Julia Morgan

 

The Margaret Carnegie Library built in 1906 on the campus of Mills College, named after Andrew Carnegie’s daughter

The El Campanil, which is believed to be the first bell tower on a United States college campus and the first reinforced concrete structure on the west coast. Morgan’s reputation grew when the tower was unscathed by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake

Exterior of the Margaret Carnegie Library built in 1906

Mills will host an exhibit of Julia Morgan’s buildings on the Mills campus dating from 1904-1925.

The exhibit will include drawings, photographs and artifacts.  Please check for exhibit times.

Mills College

Start: October 1, 2012
End: November 30, 2012
Venue: Mills College
Address:
5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA, 94605, United States
Cost: Free

The California Museum

The California Museum engages, educates and enlightens people about California’s rich history and its unique contributions to the world of ideas, innovation, the arts, and culture.

The California Museum is open Tuesday – Sunday

 Located in downtown Sacramento just a block from the State Capitol, the Museum offers an ever-changing array of interactive and innovative exhibits. Home of the California Hall of Fame, the Museum honored Julia Morgan in 2008 for her extraordinary body of work and for her inspirational role in breaking barriers for women in architecture. 

Ellen North, accepting the posthumous CA Hall of Fame award on her behalf of her aunt, Julia Morgan

A large panel in the Museum galleries memorializes her induction into this institution that recognizes Californians who have made an indelible mark on history. Morgan also is highlighted in the Museum’s ongoing California’s Remarkable Women exhibit.

Remarkable Woman Exhibit

 The display features artifacts loaned by California State Parks including the plaster model Morgan and William Randolph Hearst used to help visualize Hearst Castle, along with original tiles and an alabaster light globe Morgan designed for the Castle. 

Open Tues.-Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5.

For more informaton about The California Museum

Start: October 1, 2012
End: November 15, 2012
Venue: The California Museum
Phone: (916) 651-0934
Address:
1020 O , Sacramento, CA, 95814, United States
Cost: $6-$7.50

September 29, 2012

San Francisco-Nihonmachi Little Friends

NIHONMACHI LITTLE FRIENDS

1830 Sutter Street

San Francisco

 Open House and Self - Guided Tour

Formely Japantown YWCA, now housing Nihonmachi Little Friends

   Open House and  self-guided tour of the Japantown YWCA designed by Julia Morgan and now used as a childcare center by Nihonmachi Little Friends.

Nihonmachi Website

Start: September 29, 2012 1:30 pm
End: September 29, 2012 4:30 pm
Venue: Japantown YWCA - Nihonmachi Little Friends
Phone: (415) 922-8898
Address:
1830 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA, 94115, United States
Cost: Free

September 10, 2012

Berkeley, Envir. Design Archives Exhibit

 ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN LIBRARY LOCATED AT U.C. BERKELEY

Exhibition of Julia Morgan’s papers and drawings

 ”Hidden Engineer: The Designs of Julia Morgan”

 

 

 Julia Morgan was a pioneer throughout her professional life. The first woman to enter and complete an education at the Ecole de Beaux-Arts in Paris, she is notable for having designed so many projects commissioned by women.  She also designed Hearst Castle, and left over 700  buildings throughout California and the West.  This exhibit re-examines some of her most influential designs.

Environmental Design Archives

Start: September 10, 2012
End: December 17, 2012
Venue: UC Berkeley, Environmental Design Library,
Phone: 510-642-5124
Address:
210 Wurster Hall, Berkeley, CA, 94720, United States
Cost: Free

July 3, 2012

Living With Julia Morgan

Please see below for exhibit dates and times

Living with Morgan: The View from Within

An exhibition created by past and present residents at300 Page Street. The exhibit will invite the viewer to see/read impressions of what it’s like to live in a Morgan building in the year 2012– a space that was created in 1922. Some of the comments will respond to queries such as:

  • Today, what was a detail in the building you noticed and were grateful for?
  • Give advice to Julia Morgan about the design of your room.
  • Write a letter to a person who is going to visit. They want to know what the building is like.

Open Monday – Friday in the Art Lounge at San Francisco Zen Center    300 Page SF 94102

Hours: 9:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4:00pm

 

Start: July 3, 2012 8:00 am
End: July 3, 2012 5:00 pm