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.
Fashion in Film The 1950s with Kimberly Truhler - Tuesday, Nov. 8, 6:30 - 8pm
Truhler's fourth talk focuses on the style icons of the Golden Age of Hollywood during the 1950s--including Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, and Marilyn Monroe. Each presentation includes stills from the movies under consideration, accompanied by a conversation about film history, costumes, fashion designers, and the backstories around the stars. Truhler draws fascinating connections to the impact on today's fashion.
Opening Reception: Los Angeles: Detailed - Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6 - 8pm
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. Enjoy live music and light refreshments.
"Land Art Generator Initiative Exhibition" - On View through Nov. 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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