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The Pasadena Arts Council's AxS Festival Presents

Machine Project Field Guide to the Gamble House

September 19 - October 5, 2014

As part of this year’s Art and Science (AxS) Festival in Pasadena, whose theme is “Curiosity,” the Gamble House has collaborated with the Pasadena Arts Council and Machine Project of Los Angeles to present a special 17-day artist intervention in Pasadena's world-renowned historic landmark. You will experience the Gamble House as never before – through the work and performance of contemporary artists in an exciting variety of forms and media. From night-time lighting shows and a “secret” restaurant, to psychic readings, bedroom conversations, group naps, dance, and installations of paintings, ceramics, wood, and metal, you will find plenty of opportunities both to spark and satisfy your curiosity, using all five of your senses (maybe even a sixth)!


The 2014-2015 Sidney D. Gamble Lecture Series

$25 per FoGH member
$30 per Non-member
Cash donations will be
collected at the door the
night of the lecture.

Please note: Credit cards can not be accepted for this event.

Need more information
or have questions?

Call 626-793-3334 ext. 16

Pioneers of Modernism Arts and Crafts in Austrailia
Top: Chadwick house in Eaglemont, Victoria Australia, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.; Bottom: Pioneers of Modernism book jackets.


The Arts and Crafts Movement
in Australia

Lecture by Harriet Edquist
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Neighborhood Church - Sanctuary
301 N Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103

This presentation will explore the ways in which the architecture of the Australian Arts and Crafts movement was influenced by concurrent movements, and how it informed the development of Modernism in Australia. Of particular interest will be the resonance between the California bungalow and Australia's own version of the typology.

Harriet Edquist is Professor of Architectural History and Head of the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology). She is the author of a number of books including Harold Desbrowe-Annear: A Life In Architecture, Pioneers of Modernism: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Australia, and numerous other titles related to architecture and design of the Victorian period forward.


FoGH Members
Lecture: $25 | Tour: $75

Lecture: $30 | Tour: $80

Stories in Stone Douglas Keister Event
Photo courtesy of Douglas Keister

Lecture and Tour at Mountain View Cemetery

by Douglas Keister
Thursday, November 20, 2014*
Lecture: 6:00p.m. | Tour: 7:00p.m.

*Advance ticketing is required. Limited number of tickets available, early ticketing is strongly recommended.

Mountain View Cemetery
2300 N. Marengo Ave., Altadena, CA 91001
Note: Please do not enter from Fair Oaks Ave.

Douglas Keister, who has been called “America’s chief tombstone tourist” by CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Rita Braver, will be giving an informative and entertaining lecture illustrated with photographs of cemeteries and funerary art from around the world.

As a special bonus, Doug will guide a limited number of guests on a candlelight tour of Mountain View Cemetery in Altadena. The tour will feature funerary architecture, secret societies, cemetery symbolism and even a unique hollow tombstone. We’ll end the tour by visiting the resting place of George Reeves, the original Superman.

Doug Keister gives annual nighttime Halloween cemetery tours at his hometown cemetery in Chico, California and has been honored as a co-tour director at the famous Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in New York. Doug has authored six books on cemeteries, from his seminal work on funerary architecture, Going Out In Style to his latest cemetery-centric book, Stories In Stone Paris. Doug has spoken at dozens of venues across America including the Smithsonian Institution and the Cooper Union in New York. In March, 2014 he spoke at the Gamble House on Storybook Style architecture.

• Votive lights will be provided.
• Please wear flat, broad heeled shoes as we will be walking on grass and unpaved surfaces.
• No-one under 14 years of age will be admitted. You may bring young adults aged 14 and up. They must be accompanied by an adult. Admission price is the same as adult price.

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