Preview Circle Trip
Private Tour of the Iconic John Lautner-Designed
Sheats Goldestein Residence in Beverly Hills

Saturday, September 28, 2019

$150 per person

The Sheats Goldstein residence, originally built in 1963 for Helen and Paul Sheats by architect John Lautner, is a house made mostly of glass and offers a bird’s-eye, panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, Fox Studios, and downtown Los Angeles. James Goldstein, a property investor, basketball superfan and the home’s present owner, purchased the residence in the early 1970s and enlisted Lautner, and later the architect's protégé, to revamp the residence. The house was featured in the Coen Brothers' 1998 film The Big Lebowski and features a skyspace light installation designed by artist James Turrell, along with other works by contemporary artists.

John Lautner, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, designed homes which embody mid-century designs influenced by the space age and futuristic architecture. The Sheats Goldstein residence is one of the best-known examples of Lautner's work; he designed not only the house, but the interiors, windows, lighting, rugs, furniture, and operable features. All of the furnishings enhance the house and are completely related so that the aesthetic of the forms is a function of the whole.

Goldstein recently promised his home, its contents, and surrounding estate to LACMA. The first collection of its kind for LACMA, the endowment seeks to preserve the legacy of the home and Lautner's work, as well as its significance in Los Angeles architecture history. The Bakersfield Museum of Art is honored to have the special opportunity to tour this iconic private residence. 

The tour will begin at 11:00am and is provided by Mr. Goldstein’s Executive Assistant, Roberta Leighton.

Limited to 30 participants.
Must be current Preview Circle or higher.

Transportation is not included. All sales are final.
Guests will receive further trip details upon registration.

Checks made out to ‘Bakersfield Museum of Art’
can be sent to:
Attn: PC Trip, Bakersfield Museum of Art,
1930 R Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301.


Registration is Closed

To inquire about attending this trip, please contact Alli Duncan at (661) 843-8906 or