Victorian Society in America Virtual Lecture

Julia Morgan

Victorian Society in America, Virtual Lecture, March 5, 2022, at 3 p.m. ET, 12 p.m. PST. My virtual lecture for the Victorian Society in America, “Julia Morgan: An Intimate Portrait,” was presented live on March 5th, at 3pm ET. This was the last lecture in the Victorian Society’s “Women Artists, Designers, Architects” series. If you… Read more »

Legacy Day Virtual Lecture, Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica

The Annenberg Community Beach House Kicked off Women’s History Month with a Virtual Lecture on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 1 p.m. During my presentation, I shared many details from my new book, “Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography of the Trailblazing Architect,” published by Chronicle Books and available everywhere. Drawing on Julia Morgan’s unpublished letters… Read more »

Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Virtual Lecture, “An Intimate Look at the Life and Work of Trailblazing Architect and Chief Designer of Hearst Castle Julia Morgan.

On March 22, 2022, Julia Morgan’s sesquicentennial year, Victoria Kastner will give a talk centered around her new book, Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography of the Trailblazing Architect, published by Chronicle books. Drawing on Morgan’s unpublished letters and recently discovered diaries, Kastner provides the first comprehensive portrait of this architect’s inspiring career and private life…. Read more »

Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association Julia Morgan Webinar

Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association Webinar on Julia Morgan with Victoria Kastner Wednesday, 23 March 2022, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom Tickets $15 on Eventbrite Architectural historian and East Bay native Victoria Kastner will speak about her new book, Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography of the Trailblazing Architect (Chronicle Books, 2022), which provides the first in-depth… Read more »

Avon Free Public Library Virtual Presentation

Join us for a virtual presentation with author Victoria Kastner, as we celebrate her new book, Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography of the Trailblazing Architect. This new biography—featuring over 150 archival images and full-color photographs printed throughout—introduces Julia Morgan as both a pioneering architect and a captivating individual.

“Julia Morgan: A Very Personal View” at the Hillside Club, Berkeley

Julia Morgan: A Very Personal View Victoria Kastner will reveal the inspiring story of Julia Morgan’s private life, as gleaned from the letters Julia exchanged with her family and friends, as well as from the observations she wrote in her private diaries. In this presentation, customized for the Hillside Club, Kastner will provide an especially… Read more »

The California Club, Los Angeles – Speaker Luncheon

Join us for an impressive look at the life and legacy of female architect, Julia Morgan, with an exclusive presentation by beloved author and Hearst Castle’s Historian, Victoria Kastner. Kastner has written and lectured about San Simeon’s land and buildings for nearly thirty years. Her latest work, Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography of the Trailblazing… Read more »

The Preservation Society of Newport County, Virtual Lecture

The year 2022 marks the sesquicentennial of pioneering architect Julia Morgan (1872-1957). Though best known as the designer of William Randolph Hearst’s lavish San Simeon estate (1919), Morgan built an additional 700 structures throughout the west. Her life and career are a story intersecting with the end of the Gilded Age, both in the style… Read more »

California Preservation Foundation, Julia Morgan’s California

Julia Morgan’s California – An Illustrated Virtual Lunch-time Hour During her remarkable fifty-year career, California architect Julia Morgan designed 700 buildings, more than half of which were completed before women even had won the right to vote. In 2014, more than sixty years after she closed her office, the American Institute of Architects posthumously awarded… Read more »

Los Angeles Book Festival

Los Angeles Book Festival on April 23-24, 2022, on the USC Campus. Since 1996, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has gathered writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians and emerging storytellers. Now in its 27th year, it is the largest event of its kind in the United States The festival is one of the largest… Read more »