History Guild Lecture | Conversations with Julia Morgan

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 1:30–2:30 pm
Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 1:30pm

OMCA celebrates Women's History Month and the renowned California architect Julia Morgan (1872-1957). Meet Julia Morgan as portrayed by Betty Marvin, a historian and preservation planner with the City of Oakland's Cultural Heritage Survey project.

Julia Morgan has become a California icon for her distinctive Craftsman and Mediterranean designs, her social conscience, and her early success in a male-dominated profession. Most widely known for Hearst Castle at San Simeon, she designed YWCAs, churches, clubs, schools, and homes throughout California—about 700 projects in a 50-year career. Hear about Morgan's struggles to become an architect, her colorful clients and associates—including the Hearsts and Bernard Maybeckand her lifelong involvement with women's philanthropic organizations.

Presented by the OMCA History Guild.

Included with Museum admission. Free to Museum members.

For more information about OMCA Guilds, including how to join and a list of upcoming trips, visit museumca.org/travel-guilds.