Cultural Programs, Events & Tours
MARION DAVIES GUEST HOUSE & DOCENT TOURS
Discover the rich history of the Beach House from a Santa Monica Conservancy docent. Guest House tours are free, last approximately 30 minutes, and no reservations are required.
Fall/Winter/Spring Hours* Fri, Sat, Sun and Mon, 11am - 2pm
Santa Monica Conservency Docents are onsite to provide tours, answer questions and share the rich history of the Beach House. No reservations necessary.
*Please note, during this season the Guest House hours are subject to change up to one day in advance due to event bookings or inclement weather. Please view the calendar for the most updated Guest House schedule or call 310-458-4904 to confirm hours the day before your visit.
Artist Talk with Candy Chang - Art and Community Wellbeing
Tuesday, May 10 6pm - 8pm
Join us for an evening with artist Candy Chang. Inspired to visit Santa Monica by her interest in the psychology of place and the City’s award-winning Wellbeing Project, Chang will share her past and present work and demystify the creative process. In a twist on the traditional artist’s talk, she’ll also share tools for personal reflection and psychological exercises to cultivate personal mental health – while focusing on how this contributes to community wellbeing. Stay after for a discussion and light reception with the artist.
Fashion on Film: The 1930s with Kimberly Truhler
Tuesday, May 24 6:30pm - 8pm
Love style in the movies? You’re invited to a special 6-part series, back by popular demand, from film and fashion historian Kimberly Truhler on "The Style Essentials: a History of Fashion in Film."
5/24: Truhler’s second talk focuses on the style icons from the Golden Age of Hollywood during the 1930s -including Marlene Dietrich, Jean Harlow, Ginger Rogers, and Joan Crawford.
The Fashion on Film series explores the iconic costume designs from the 1920s to the 1970s - the garments that transformed fashion from the films' premieres to today's fashion. Each evening includes one decade, with stills from the movies side by side with today's fashion, accompanied by a conversation about film history, costumes, designers, and the fascinating backstories of the stars.
On View"Space, Scape and Scope"
Open Daily 9am - 4pm
Featuring works by Sheila Pinkel, Anne Troutman and Bruria Finkel, the exhibit offers images of micro and macro landscapes, depicting both natural processes and and mechanical devices.Close up lens scans by Sheila Pinkel are her latest investigations into light phenomena as revealed via optical glass. For five years, Pinkel has collected and scanned hundreds of lenses - optics from the early days of photography to the present. Anne Troutman’s photo-based landscape constructions are meditations on the process of change in nature. She employs a technique of un-stitching, re-assembling and physically layering fragments of a single image to create an immediate and immersive experience of seeing. Bruria Finkel's series photographs were taken on the 2012 winter solstice at Santa Monica Beach and on the 2014 summer solstice at Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels in Utah. Taken at 4-second intervals, the images mark both the passage of time and a sense of perpetuity.
*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 Affairs website. For more information about the gallery, please e-mail Malina Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 458-8350.
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