In conjunction with the exhibition Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Architecture and Design, the MAK Center opened the Lovell Beach House (R.M. Schindler, 1926) in Newport Beach for public tours on October 16, 2011 as a fundraiser. Architects, writers, filmmakers, and historians from the Los Angeles area acted as guides, each giving a short talk about the house from their perspective.
Thom Andersen, Filmmaker, Professor of Film and Video at CalArts
Frances Anderton, Writer, Host of KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture, Los Angeles Editor of Dwell magazine
John Crosse, Historian of Southern California Architecture
Jocelyn Gibbs, Curator of Architecture and Design Collection at Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB
Greg Goldin, Architecture Critic
Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
Craig Hodgetts, Architect, Principal at Hodgetts + Fung Architects
Barbara Lamprecht, Architectural historian, Modernism; PhD candidate, Neutra, University of Liverpool
Mark Mack, Architect, Professor at UCLA School of Architecture and Urban Design
Andrea Lenardin Madden, Architect, 1996 MAK Center Architect in Residence
Susan Morgan, Writer, Co-curator with MAK Center director Kimberli Meyer ofSympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Architecture and Design.
Judith Sheine, Professor and Chair of Architecture Department at Cal Poly Pomona, Architect, Author of numerous books on R.M. Schindler
Paulette Singley, Architectural Historian, Professor at the School of Architecture at Woodbury University
Linda Taalman, Architect, Professor at the School of Architecture at Woodbury University
Wim de Wit, Head of the Department of Architecture & Contemporary Art at the Getty Research Institute