Celebration of a Local Treasure: Maybeck Legacy Weekend

by arlene on June 25, 2013

What name comes to mind most when we think about exceptional architects from the early development of this area? I suspect many would agree it’s Bernard Maybeck. Eccentric, eclectic, a forward thinking Renaissance man, Maybeck designed signature homes and well-loved public buildings.  Six events, four of them free, will mark Bernard Maybeck’s outstanding contributions to Bay Area architecture in a three-day celebration: 1st church side.sm

Maybeck Legacy Celebration Weekend June 28 – 30th

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.  Free events include a tour that afternoon of the Faculty Club on the U.C. Berkeley campus, a guided tour of the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, and a tour of the First Church of Christ, Scientist,  Berkeley’s only National Historic Landmark. Paid events include the film premiere at the Town and Gown Club, and tea at the Guy Hyde Chick House.  That  should be an especially fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon, as you get to mingle with the filmmaker and members of the Maybeck family, while enjoying the impressive art collection of Foster Goldstrom, who always shares entertaining stories! Here are all of the details. Saturday, June 29th you can also tour the Oakland Scottish Rite Temple and learn the history of both the building and the organization. Hand-carved ceilings blend with Green features now in this building where I have spent many an evening dancing in one of the few remaining grand ballrooms in the area.  Click here for registration details.



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