Cultural Programs, Events & Tours
MARION DAVIES GUEST HOUSE & DOCENT TOURS
Discover the rich history of the Beach House with Santa Monica Conservancy docents.
There's no charge to visit, and reservations are never required.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday from 11am-2pm*
Drop-in between 11am - 2pm when docents are available to share history, answer questions and provide brief tours.
Scheduled tours are available at 11am, 12pm and 1pm.
Tours are free, last approximately 30 minutes, and accommodate up to 15 people.
*Please note: During fall, winter and spring, hours are subject to change with short notice.
Opening Reception: The Art of Designing Energy + Water Infrastructures LAGI 2016 Santa Monica
Tuesday Oct 4, 6 - 8pm
Throughout the month of October, the Beach House features a pop-up exhibit in the Gallery of design entries to the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative competition. The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) 2016 design competition asked interdisciplinary teams worldwide to design a large-scale work of public art that could serve to provide clean electricity and/or drinking water. The 2016 site challenge at the Santa Monica Pier breakwater offered participating teams the opportunity to consider wave and tidal energy as well as wind, solar, and other renewable sources. Although the projects depicted are not submitted in response to an actual design opportunity in the City of Santa Monica, the resulting proposals serve as examples to move the discussion forward on the appeal and utility of green technologies in the urban landscape.
Machine Project & Beach=Culture present Snorkel Dreams: A Machine Project Guide to Art Underwater
Friday-Sunday, Oct. 14 - 16 12pm, 2pm & 4pm
Get your swimsuits ready – the first underwater art exhibition at the Beach House is coming! Snorkel Dreams: A Machine Project Guide to Art Underwater is a public art experience curated by the experimental art organization Machine Project. Snorkel Dreams explores the public pool as an unexpected place to engage with creative expression. Works on display include paintings, sculptures, ceramics, video, photography and interactive elements.
"Land Art Generator Initiative Exhibition" - On View Oct 1, 2016
The Land Art Generator Initiative exhibit,
is a display of entries to the annual sustainable design competition. This year the challenge site was the breakwater off the Santa Monica Pier, and teams from around the world proposed public infrastructure that would take advantage of solar and wave energy to produce electricity and drinking water.
*Please check the website calendar or call 310-458-4904 to confirm hours.
About the Gallery:
As part of the City’s ongoing commitment to provide cultural programming, a rotating exhibition program has been created to showcase the work of local artists, artist groups, photographers and curators—both emerging and established. Exhibitions are programmed a year in advance through an open call for group exhibitions issued each year in May. To receive this call and for information about other artist opportunities, please click here or visit the Cultural Affairs website and navigate to the “Artist Opportunities” page to join our mailing list. For more cultural offerings in Santa Monica, visit the Cultural Aff airs website. For more information about the gallery, please e-mail Naomi Okuyama at email@example.com or call (310) 458-8350.
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