Lecture: William Randolph Hearst and His Life with Art

Thursday 24 April 2014 5:30pm - 7:30pmTickets available
$20, $10 Member, $7 Student

Location: Visitor Center Theater

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The flamboyant career of media tycoon William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) has been the subject of movies, novels, and numerous biographies, but the complexity and quality of his art-collections have only recently come to be appreciated. His magnificent California estate, best known as Hearst Castle, continues to define his image in the popular imagination, but the “Castle” was only one of six sumptuous residences that he filled with treasures.
In this lecture, prize-winning author Mary L. Levkoff will explore how Hearst chose his works of art, how they were displayed in concert with the surrounding architecture, and how he lived with them during more than eighty years of an extraordinary lifetime.


5:30-6:30 pm Mansion open for Touring
6:30-7:30 pm Lecture


About the Speaker

Mary Levkoff is head of the department of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Before her appointment there in 2009, she had been curator of European sculpture and classical antiquities at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where her exhibition “Hearst the Collector” opened in 2008.

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