Los Angeles Conservancy offers tour of Venice Eclectic: Modern Architecture from the 1970s and 80s. Saturday April 20, 2013

The Los Angeles Conservancy is offering what promises to be a fascinating docented tour  titled “Venice Eclectic: Modern Architecture from the 1970s and 80s.” The tour is  part of the Getty Museum initiative which last year sponsored the extraordinary “Pacific Standard Time” exhibitions focussing on art. This year the program of exhibitions and events is titled  “Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.”  The April 20 tour will include visits to the late Dennis Hopper’s former home (designed by Brian Murphy), Chuck Arnoldi’s studio (the artist will be present), Ed Moses’ studio (designed by Frank Gehry), 3 buildings on Windward Circle (designed by Steve Ehrlich) and the Bay Cities Garage, former working studio of Ray and Charles Eames (re-modelled by Frank D Israel Design Associates).

The tour runs from 10am to 4pm. You pick your own starting time This is a walking tour  lasting about 3 hours and covering about 2 miles if visit all the sites. You will be able to park at the Westminster Elementary School where you will check in to begin. Tickets can be purchased online: $35 for general public; $30 for Conservancy members; $15 for students and $10 for children 12 and under. Note: The Moses studio will only be open from 2pm-4pm. See link below for more information and to buy tickets.

The tour also includes admission to:


Three of the architects featured on the tour will participate in a panel discussion. Steven EhrlichFrederick Fisher, and Brian Murphy will discuss the work they were doing during the ‘70s and ‘80s in Venice, in a conversation moderated by Daniel Paul, Senior Architectural Historian at ICF. Tourgoers are encouraged to attend this 45-minute panel discussion at the Westminster Avenue Elementary School Auditorium at 1:30 p.m., free with purchase of a tour ticket.

For more information and to purchase tickets: http://www.laconservancy.org/

Other upcoming events of interest: details will be posted next week.

Venice Garden Tour: May 4, 2013

Venice Art Walk: May 19, 2013.


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2 Responses to Los Angeles Conservancy offers tour of Venice Eclectic: Modern Architecture from the 1970s and 80s. Saturday April 20, 2013

  1. Nora Nicosia says:

    You are still the greatest……I have been looking in vain for where to start…Thanks muchly……..Nora

  2. Marilee and Fred Karlsen says:

    We are already signed up. We hope to see some Silver Stranders at this interesting event.

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