Cel­e­brat­ing Irv­ing Gill

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“Irv­ing -. Gill: New Ar­chi­tec­ture for a Great Coun­try,” is a col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort by eleven cul­tural or­ga­ni­za­tions in the San 'iego area on the work of the vi­sion­ary ar­chi­tect of in­ter­na­tional in­flu­ence. Events be­gin Aug. 20 with an ex­hi­bi­tion at the Ocean­side Mu­seum of Art (oma-on­line.org) and run through March 2017. Gill ar­rived in San 'iego in 1893 and saw po­ten­tial for new ar­chi­tec­ture in the grow­ing city. In­spired by the coast and canyons, Gill cre­ated a unique style as an early pro­po­nent of Mod­ernism. In­flu­en­tial de­signs in­clude the Marston House (1905), the 1913 home of Ellen Brown­ing Scripps (now the Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art San 'iego), and Sa­cred Heart Church in Coron­ado (1919-20).

Tours in­clude the First Church of Christ Scientist (Sept. 23) and Marston House (Sept. 24, Oct. 9). “Irv­ing -. Gill: Coron­ado Re­fined,” opens Sept. 17 at Coron­ado His­tor­i­cal (coro­n­ado­his­tory.org). On Sept. 22, “Irv­ing -. Gill: Il­lus­trat­ing a New Ar­chi­tec­ture” show­cases sketches and wa­ter­col­ors by Gill at the La -olla His­tor­i­cal/Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art (la­jol­lahis­tory.org). “Irv­ing -. Gill and the Chicago School,” is set for Oct. 20. Irv­ing - Gill Foun­da­tion, (619) 980-8726, irv­ingjgill.org

The Marston House in Bal­boa Park is an Irv­ing Gill de­sign of 1905.

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