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Bakersfield Built: Architecture of the 1960s
Symposium and Home Tour

In partnership with Kern County Museum, Society of Architectural Historians Southern California Chapter,
and the School of Arts & Humanities at CSU Bakersfield.

Saturday, September 21, 2019
8:30AM - 5:00PM

Join BMoA for a symposium and guided tour in conjunction with the BMoA Fall Exhibition Bakersfield Built: Architecture of the 1960s. Enjoy the unique insight of academics, historians, and experts in the field of architecture preservation during this exclusive symposium celebrating Bakersfield’s rich architectural history.


Ablin Residence (built in 1961, Photo: 1975), Frank Lloyd Wright. Image courtesy of Thomas Olsen.

Ablin Residence (built in 1961, Photo: 1975), Frank Lloyd Wright. Image courtesy of Thomas Olsen.

Symposium

9:00AM-12:00PM
Museum General Admission
Walk-ins welcome.
No RSVP Necessary.

Home Tour

1:00PM-5:00PM
SOLD OUT


SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

8:30AM - Doors Open - Symposium and Home Tour Check-In

9:00AM - Symposium Welcome

9:15AM - Panel 1: Cullimore Students

  • Richard Wiegelt, Architect

  • Roger Phillips, AIA, Architect

  • Christopher Livingston, Archives, Special Collections and Digital Storage Librarian, CSUB

  • Moderator: Sian Winship, President, Society of Architectural Historians/So. Cal. Chapter (SAH/SCC)

10:00AM - 15 Minute Break

 
Civic Auditorium (1960) , Wright, Metcalf, and Parsons. Photo Courtesy of Kern County Museum.

Civic Auditorium (1960) , Wright, Metcalf, and Parsons. Photo Courtesy of Kern County Museum.

10:15AM - Panel 2: Frank Lloyd Wright

  • Aaron Betsky, President of the Taliesin School of Architecture at Taliesin

  • Arthur Dyson, Architect

  • Barbara Lamprecht, PhD, Architectural Historian

  • Jeffrey Herr, Curator, Hollyhock House, Los Angeles

  • Moderator: Maristella Casciato, Senior Curator of Architectural Collections, Getty Research Institute

11:00AM - 15 Minute Break

11:15AM - Panel 3: Bakersfield Architects

  • Robert Blair, Architect

  • Frank Ghezzi, AIA

  • Bob Varner, Architect & Draftsman

  • Moderator: John Berley, Associate, Frederick Fisher and Partners, Past-President SAH/SCC

11:50-Noon - Conclusion & Tour Information with Sian Winship

Noon - 1 Hour Lunch Break (Food Truck Pita Paradise will be on-site)

1:00PM - Tour Only Check-In

1:00PM - Residential Tour

  • Ablin Residence (1961, Frank Lloyd Wright)

  • Selby-Dabbs Residence (1962, Jack Hayslett)

  • Earl Elliott Residence (1961, Dave Cross)

  • Sudarsky Residence (1961, Whitney Biggar)

  • Robert Eddy Residence (c. 1963, Eddy & Paynter)


Bakersfield Built: Architecture of the 1960s
Event Schedule

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION

Bakersfield Museum of Art
Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM

$10 General Admission
$5 Students (with valid ID), Seniors, and Children
FREE to BMoA Members

SYMPOSIUM AND HOME TOUR

Bakersfield Museum of Art
Saturday, September 21, 2019

Symposium: 9:00AM - 12:00PM | FREE with General Museum Admission
Home Tour: 1:00PM - 5:00PM | $65

DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR
of commercial buildings w/ Curator Lori Wear

City Hall South
Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 10:00AM

$10 General Admission
$5 Students (with valid ID), Seniors, and Children
FREE for BMoA and Kern County Museum Members

The earthquake and subsequent aftershocks in 1952 damaged nearly 300 buildings in downtown Bakersfield and East Bakersfield. This forced, urban renewal allowed local architects to re-imagine the city. Join Kern County Museum Curator, Lori Wear on a tour of downtown Bakersfield.

LECTURE WITH SIAN WINSHIP
President, Society of Architectural Historians/So.Cal. Chapter (SAH/SCC)

Kern County Museum 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 6:00PM

$10 General Admission
$5 Students (with valid ID), Seniors, and Children
FREE for BMoA and Kern County Museum Members

Bakersfield Modern: The Influence of the U.S.C. School of Architecture

SECOND SATURDAY LECTURE BY RON LINDGREN
Architect and expert on the architectural designs of Edward A. Killingsworth

Bakersfield Museum of Art
Saturday, December 14, 2019

Lecture: 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Art Project: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

$5 General Admission
FREE to BMoA Members


Event times and locations are subject to change.

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