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Gray Brechin Ph.D. Lecture – The First “Big Game” at Cal: John Galen Howard vs. Julia Morgan & Bernard Maybeck

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Lecture hosted by the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art – Northern California
Monday, May 13, 2013 – 6:00pm
The Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco

Gray Brechin’s talk will illustrate University of California Berkeley campus architectural triumphs, such as the Hearst Greek Theatre, Hearst Mining Building, and Hearst Gymnasium, which were born from spirited competition between three of the Bay Area’s most distinguished architects.
For more information, see the ICAA-NC website.

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How Democratic is California?

This video was produced as a result of our Spring 2012 conference, “How Democratic is California?” During the day-long event we invited attendees to comment on the question from their own perspective.

We invite you to continue the conversation. Feel free to share your thought by commenting below. If you have a more substantive perspective to share and would like to do so in the form of a post here on our blog, we’d welcome that too. Just write us at and let us know.