29 May 2013

Maybeck Legacy Celebration Weekend

28–30 June 2013
Berkeley & San Francisco

Six events, four of them free, will mark Bernard Maybeck’s outstanding contributions to Bay Area architecture in this three-day celebration. The weekend is anchored by the Bay Area premiere screening of Paul Bockhorst’s new documentary film, Pursuing Beauty: The Architecture of Bernard Maybeck,” on Friday, 28 June, at the Town and Gown Club.

Guided tour of the Faculty Club

Photo: Daniella Thompson, 2009

Friday, 28 June 2013
1:00–2:00 pm
U.C. Berkeley Campus
Free admission
Meet at reception desk

The Faculty Club at U.C. Berkeley is a rambling brown-shingle and stucco structure built around a magnificent, baronial social hall and a residential wing, designed by Bernard Maybeck for the young organization of scholars in 1902. Located on the edge of Faculty Glade and expanded several times over the decades, the Club now accommodates hotel guests, daily meal service, and social events for Club members and the campus community.

Come for a free indoor and outdoor tour of the Club, guided by local historian Steven Finacom and members of the Club leadership. Explore this important piece of Maybeck heritage and learn about the Club’s on-going services and renovation plans. Both members and non-members are welcome to have a no-host lunch at the Club before the tour.

Bay Area film premiere:
“Pursuing Beauty: The Architecture of Bernard Maybeck”

Photo: Daniella Thompson, 2009

  Friday, 28 June 2013
Doors 7:00 pm
Program 7:30 pm
Town and Gown Club
2401 Dwight Way, Berkeley

Sold Out

The filmmaker and a Maybeck family member will speak after the screening. Introduction to the Town and Gown Club by Trish Hawthorne

The Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association will present the Bay Area premiere screening of Paul Bockhorst’s new documentary, “Pursuing Beauty: The Architecture of Bernard Maybeck,” at the historic Town and Gown Club, designed by Maybeck in 1899.

Paul Bockhorst is an Emmy Award–winning filmmaker known for his architectural documentaries, which include “Greene & Greene: The Art of Architecture” and “Designing with Nature: Arts & Crafts Architecture in Northern California,” screened at past BAHA events.

Guided tour of the Palace of Fine Arts

Photo: Daniella Thompson, 2011

Saturday, 29 June & Sunday, 30 June 2013
10:00–11:00 am
San Francisco
These tours are full.

Join the Maybeck Foundation on a tour of San Francisco’s recently restored Palace of Fine Arts. This Maybeck masterpiece was hailed as the finest structure built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, and is the only remaining legacy on the site of what some have called the greatest world fair of all time. Learn about the Exposition and Maybeck’s vision for his iconic Palace.

Afternoon reception at Maybeck’s Chick House

Photo: Daniella Thompson, 2007

Saturday, 29 June 2013
3:00–5:00 pm
Tickets: $35 by reservation only
Purchase tickets by mail or online

Visit Bernard Maybeck’s fabulous Guy Hyde Chick House (1914). View owner Foster Goldstrom’s extensive art collection. Meet and greet filmmaker Paul Bockhorst, Maybeck family members, Maybeck scholars, and other luminaries. Enjoy wine and delectable edibles.

Guided walking tour in Maybeck’s First Church vicinity

Photo: Daniella Thompson, 2004

Sunday, 30 June 2013
1:30–2:30 pm
First Church of Christ, Scientist
2619 Dwight Way, Berkeley
Free admission
Meet on the corner in front of the church

BAHA board member and local historian Steven Finacom will lead a walking tour through the Southside neighborhood surrounding the First Church of Christ, Scientist—Berkeley’s only National Historic Landmark, designed by Bernard Maybeck in 1910.

Learn about other buildings—both notable and humble—in the vicinity, and how they contribute to the historic context and streetside fabric.

Open House at First Church of Christ, Scientist

Photo: Daniella Thompson, 2007

Sunday, 30 June 2013
3:00–5:00 pm
First Church of Christ, Scientist
2619 Dwight Way, Berkeley
Free admission

Friends of First Church will host this event, featuring the following attractions:
  • Organ interlude
  • Maybeck’s work on designing Principia College, a talk by John Guenther, FAIA
  • Maybeck family members and mementos
  • Display of Maybeck’s Principia work
  • Maybeck’s architectural plans and sketches from Church archives
  • Picture Gallery with dramatic 3D digital scans of the Church
  • Reception in the Fireplace Room

For further details, see the Friends of First Church website.


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