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Julia Morgan: Her Life and her Architecture

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Presentation and book signing by Victoria Kastner
Friday, June 10, 2022 : 6:00 p.m.
at The Gamble House w/book signing and reception on rear terrace following the presentation

Tickets w/out book:
$10 Members | $20 Non-Members
Tickets w/book: $40 Members (Household and above) | $45 Members (Individual and Student) | $50 Non-Members

Copies of Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography of the Trailblazing Architect will be available for purchase the night of the event.

Architectural historian Victoria Kastner will speak about her new book, Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography of the Trailblazing Architect, which reveals the fascinating private life of this talented artist, as well as examining Julia Morgan’s impressive career. 

Julia Morgan was a lifelong trailblazer. She was the first woman admitted to study architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the first licensed to practice architecture in California. Over the first half of the 20th century, she left an indelible mark on the American West. Of her remarkable 700 creations, the most iconic is Hearst Castle.

This compelling biography draws on interviews, letters, and Morgan’s diaries, including never-before-seen reflections on faith, art, and her life experiences. Morgan’s friendship with Hearst, her passion for California’s landscape, her struggles with familial dementia, and her devotion to architecture reveal her to have been a singularly brilliant and determined artist.

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The Gamble House
4 Westmoreland Place
Pasadena, CA 91103 United States
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