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.
Screening of Blondie of the Follies starring Marion Davies - Tuesday, Dec 13, 6:30 - 8pm
Blondie of the Follies is a 1932 American pre-code comedy, directed by Edmund Goulding and written by Anita Loos and Frances Marion. Blondie (Marion Davies) and Lurlene (Billie Dove), are best friends living a tough life in a New York tenement. The charming Davies and tough-as-nails Dove struggle to make it to the Broadway stage, while getting distracted vying for the affections of Robert Montgomery's charming playboy. With a strong script and some very convincing performances, Blondie of the Follies remains one of Marion Davies’ most memorable roles.
Plectrum violin/guitar duo featuring Mann-Wen Lo and Mark Grgic - Tuesday, Jan 10, 6:30 - 8pm
Mann-Wen Lo and Mak Grgic, both former Young Artists in Residence with The Da Camera Society of Los Angeles, met a few years ago while performing together for the esteemed series. Since then they have shared a multitude of musical experiences playing chamber music in a duo or larger settings. Both advocates of traditional and popular music, they aim to present repertoire that is both artistically challenging from an academic standpoint but also enjoyable for a wide and diverse audience. Plectrum is a hip classical duo that takes the listener on a musical journey spanning centuries.
Los Angeles: Detailed - On View Now
Curated and organized by Mark Indig, Los Angeles: Detailed is an example and an examination by nine diverse Los Angeles-based photographers (native and non-native) who are drawn to very different specifics of this ever-changing city and region. Often drawn to and obsessed by details, marks and captured moments, photographers often do their deepest and most contemplative work close to home. Saturated lifeguard towers, power lines, closed storefronts, abstractions of a marked landscape, architectural landmarks, intimacies from ethnic celebrations and street life - these are all a part of what makes this a vibrant and special space to record.
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 458-8350.
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