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March 2020

San Diego History Center Archives Tours

March 6, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Events As part of San Diego Architectural Foundation's OH! San Diego Program, SDHC is offering two unique opportunities– Friday, March 6 in our Research Archives and Saturday, March 7 at the Junípero Serra Museum. Visitors will go behind-the-scenes for a “Show and Tell” presentation of the rare architectural resources housed in the Center’s Architectural Drawings Collection. Archivist Renato Rodriguez will display one-of-a-kind items from the Collection including original blueprints, presentation drawings, elevation drawings and floor plans for unique buildings that…

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Junípero Serra Museum Tours

March 7, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Events As part of San Diego Architectural Foundation's OH! San Diego Program, SDHC is offering two unique opportunities– Friday, March 6 in our Research Archives and Saturday, March 7 at the Junípero Serra Museum. Tour this Mission-Revival style landmark standing prominently atop the hill and recognized as the site where California began.  Tours are offered at 11 AM and 1 PM on Saturday. Book your spot at a specific time.  This event is free.Maximum 2 participants per reservation.Each tour is…

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Free Tuesday Talk: Belle Baranceanu, Modern Art and the New Deal

March 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Events Prior to the onset of the Great Depression, San Diego was often viewed as a provincial coastal town; a cultural wasteland perhaps, and certainly not a major art center. Young professional artists in the decades before the Great Depression centered themselves in New York or Chicago, but not in California. The New Deal injected federal government funds into the arts, and brought sweeping changes to the region that have had a lasting impact in San Diego. Although Belle Baranceanu was…

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April 2020

Free Tuesday Talk: Balboa Park: Architectural Inspirations from Old Spain (and Elsewhere)

April 14, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Events The watershed moment for Balboa Park came in 1915-1916 when San Diego held the Panama-California Exposition. The fair organizers hired New York’s Bertram Goodhue as the exposition’s lead architect. Goodhue’s plans for the buildings in Balboa Park differed dramatically from previous exposition traditions. Rather than using the accepted style of Beaux-Arts, classical Greek or Roman, Goodhue designed his buildings in the exotic Spanish Colonial Revival style. Many longtime San Diegans don’t realize that Goodhue drew inspiration from real 16th…

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Fashion Redux Finale Party 2020

April 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Events Join us on Friday April 17 from 6-8 pm for the Fashion Redux Finale Party, an evening featuring models wearing the student garments, a lecture by Mesa College fashion professor emeritus, Susan Lazear, and light refreshments. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for the coveted People’s Choice Award. Tickets for the event can be purchased by clicking the RSVP link below. ABOUT FASHION REDUXFor the past nine years, students enrolled in Mesa College’s Fashion Program have used garments…

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