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.
Summer Group Bus Tours 2017 Schedule and Application:
To apply for a free guided tour of the Marion Davies Guest House for a group of 25 - 45, please complete and submit this form via email a minimum of 2 weeks prior to requested date.
DOCENT TRAINING WITH THE SANTA MONICA CONSERVANCY
Do you love the Beach House, history, silent films, engaging with people… Then you might like to be a Santa Monica Conservancy docent. Docents bring the colorful history of the Beach House alive for visitors, tourists, journalists and special events!
A new three-day training is coming up April 22, 29 and May 6.
To apply and for more information
: email email@example.com
Fashion in Comedy, 1930s-50s with film historian Kimberly Truhler - AT CAPACITY - Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 - 8pm
Snappy lines met snazzy dressers in the sophisticated comedies of the 1930s - 1950s. This iteration of Kimberly Truhler's popular Fashion in Film series is inspired by the 2017 Turner Classic Movie Film Festival lineup, so she will be referring to an array of sartorially splendid comedy film examples, most of which will be screened later in the week at the festival.
Red Hen Press Reading: Doug Manuel, Jane Mead and Safiya Sinclair - Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 - 8pm
Red Hen Press is a place for writers’ work to be published and celebrated; a literary family for a diversity of voices that articulate the variety of human experience. Come and enjoy readings from
Safiya Sinclair, Douglas Manuel and Jane Mead with music by
5:30-6:30pm: Docents from the Santa Monica Conservancy available at the Marion Davies Guest House to discuss the history of the Beach House site.
Reading & Music by Kaleidoscope, performing Julia Adolphe's Veil of Leaves
'Personal Narrative' - Art Talk - Saturday, May 6, 1:30 - 3pm
Please join us for an artist-led presentation and discussion focusing on work presented in Personal Narrative, a visual arts exhibition on view from February 28th through June 7th, 2017. The exhibition is located in the Event House Gallery and the talk will be hosted in the Sand & Sea Room at the Annenberg Community Beach House.
Personal Narrative - Visual Arts Exhibition - On View Feb 28 - June 7
Personal Narrative, an exploration of materials that promote a sensory experience and visual narrative. This group exhibition features contemporary artists whose works are experimental, provisional, gestural and instinctive. It intends to stimulate conversation, inspire creativity and increase social and cultural awareness through the interpretation and understanding of contemporary art. Participating artists have diverse backgrounds and share perspectives informed by the immigrant diaspora and gender identity.
*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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