Welcome to The Machine Project Field Guide to The Gamble House.
During the two-week AxS Curiosity Festival, our experimental tours and dances, group naps, operatic bird beaks, seances, videos, architectural lawn furniture–and a secret Swiss-Japanese fusion restaurant–transform and reveal the history and visual ideas behind the Gamble House in subtle and not-so-subtle ways.
Complementing those live events, our installation of contemporary paintings and sculptures by notable California artists throughout the house juxtaposes today’s artistic ideas with 1909’s architectural style. On-site, hands-on workshops offer lessons in topics ranging from soap-making to solar robotics, from Craftsman-style cat houses to basic electronics, brings the Arts and Crafts movement in parallel with today’s Maker groups.
Projects are listed in detail below, on display will be works by: Jeff Elrod, Cayetano Ferrer, Asher Hartman, Katie Herzog, Emily Joyce, Candice Lin, Sandeep Mukherjee, Rebecca Morris, Michael O’Malley, Laura Owens, Lauralee Pope, Jennifer Rochlin, Anna Sew Hoy, Ricky Swallow and Henry Taylor.
The Machine Project Field Guide to The Gamble House runs from Friday, September 19th – Sunday, October 5th
Performances, activities and self-guided tours, free and open to the public:
Saturday, September 27th, 12pm – 10pm (last entry 9pm)
Thursday, October 2nd, 8pm – 10pm (last entry 9:30pm)
One-Hour Guided Tours:
During the festival, the Gamble House is open to the public for one-hour guided tours between following dates:
Sept 19, 20, 21 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) – Tours noon to 3pm (last tour begins at 3pm)
Sept 23 (Tuesday) – Tours at 12:15pm and 12:45pm
Sept 25, 26, 28 (Thursday, Friday, Sunday) – Tours noon to 3pm (last tour begins at 3pm)
Sept 30 (Tuesday) – Tours at 12:15pm and 12:45pm
Oct 2, 3, 4 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) – Tours noon to 3pm (last tour begins at 3pm)
Family Day (Free for kids 17 and under)
Sunday, October 5, 12-4pm
Tours noon to 3pm (last tour begins at 3pm)
All guided tours are $20 (no discounts) and are available for advance purchase through the Gamble House here. Please note that workshop fees do not include a tour.