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Join the Annenberg Community Beach House and Santa Monica Conservancy to celebrate architect Julia Morgan, California’s first licensed female architect! Noted for her collaboration with William Randolph Hearst to create Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Morgan left a legacy of more than 700 projects in her nearly five decades of practice. Posthumously awarded the AIA’s highest honor, a Gold Medal, her brilliant and pioneering work continues to gain public recognition. Morgan designed the Guest House and pool, which comprise the historic core of the Beach House.
The celebration kicks off at 11am with a presentation on “Julia Morgan’s Paris” by Karen McNeill, Ph.D. an expert on Morgan’s life, work, and legacy. Her most recent publication as a contributor to Julia Morgan: The Road to San Simeon, has been acclaimed by architectural critic Martin Filler (New York Review of Books) as “the definitive account of Morgan’s education at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.” Following McNeill’s presentation, guests may visit the Guest House to see Morgan’s work first-hand.
This is a free event but reservations are required.