From Julia Morgan: English Arts and Crafts Interpreted by Victor Kastner, Hearst Castle Historian.
Historical journeys, garden explorations, architectural brilliance and interesting stories are just a few examples of what you will experience while attending one of our intriguing lectures, each complemented by a remarkable visual presentation. Well–known authors, horticulturists, history enthusiasts and other professionals share their knowledge and experience. Each presentation is followed by a reception during which guests mingle with each other as well as the presenter. In some cases, a book signing and sale will immediately follow. Spend a lovely afternoon experiencing something new at Filoli.
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Well–known authors, curators and historians share their knowledge and experience. Each lecture presentation is followed by a reception where guests mingle with each other as well as the presenter. In some cases, a book signing and sale will immediately follow. Spend an afternoon experiencing something new at Filoli.
Fashionable Filoli Undressed
Saturday, August 27, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Head Curator and Collection Manager Julie Bly DeVere will share the Bourn and Roth family connections of many of the gowns currently on view in the Fashionable Filoli exhibit. As well as sharing a behind–the–scenes look into what it took for her team to prepare these remarkable pieces for exhibition. Make sure to save time to visit the exhibit after the lecture, the main house will be open until 3:30 pm. Fashionable Filoli is on exhibition in the main house through Sunday, September 25th.
Fee: Free for members or with paid admission to Filoli – $20 adults; $10 children. Non–member fee includes same–day admission to the House and Garden during normal business hours, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm.
This Grand Ole House — Blueprints to Preservation
Thursday, September 29
Reception: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Lecture: 5:30pm – 6:30 pm
*Tour, reception, and lecture: $35 for members; $45 for non–members.
Ikebana — The Art of Flower Arrangements
Thursday, October 20, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) is noted for perfect proportions and dramatic use of negative space. Katsuko Thielke is a local, talented ikebana artist and Sogetsu instructor well known for her mastery of weaving techniques of leaves and grasses. She will inspire us with her artful and creative arrangements. Discover how you can incorporate some of the techniques she will demonstrate into your own designs. Katsuko has written two books; one about Weaving and one about Bamboo. Currently, she is writing two additional books on using lotus leaves and palm fronds in iIkebana arrangements. Following her demo there will be a reception, book sale and signing. Please join us for an enriching afternoon.
Fee: $30 members; $40 non–members.