Lawrence Halprin, Self-Portrait before Leaving Israel, 1998 Courtesy of Anna Halprin

Lawrence Halprin: Landscape Architecture in Israel

As a teenager, the land of Israel captivated Lawrence Halprin (1916–2009). In 1929, at 13, he marked the ritual transition into Jewish adulthood and responsibility (bar mitzvah) in Jerusalem (then British-governed Palestine Mandate), where he and his family … Read more

Sea Ranch with Author Donlyn Lyndon

Sea Ranch with Author Donlyn Lyndon

Join us for a presentation with author Donlyn Lyndon about his book The Sea Ranch: Fifty Years of Architecture, Landscape, Place, and Community on the Northern California Coast. The welcome for the night will be provided by the famed … Read more

Anna Halprin with Dohee Lee: Dance the RSVP Cycle Workshop

Anna Halprin with Dohee Lee: Dance the RSVP Cycle Workshop

“The RSVP cycles designed by Lawrence Halprin is a process in generating creativity in others. We will be experiencing this process as it relates to dance.”—Anna Halprin

American dance pioneer Anna Halprin leads a workshop in collaboration with Dohee Lee … Read more

The Continued Legacy of Lawrence and Anna Halprin in California and Beyond

The Continued Legacy of Lawrence and Anna Halprin in California and Beyond

Join us for a stimulating panel discussion moderated by California Historical Society’s Executive Director and CEO, Anthea Hartig. Hear from historians, authors, and key figures in the Halprins’ story as they discuss the legacy of Lawrence and Anna Halprin … Read more

Anna Halprin Leading a Women’s Peace Walk on the Rhoda Goldman Promenade, Israel, 2014 Courtesy of Sue Heinemann Anna Halprin (front row, center) leads a peace procession on the Rhoda Goldman Promenade designed by her late husband, the renowned landscape architect Lawrence Halprin. Next to her (our left) is Susie Gelman, daughter of Richard Goldman, who commissioned the promenade.

Anna Halprin: “Jews Are a Dancing People”

Photographer Sue Heinemann remembers traveling to Israel with the postmodern dance legend Anna Halprin in the fall of 2014: “There she completed her trilogy Remembering Lawrence, honoring her late husband, who helped found an early kibbutz and designed several … Read more

Inside Outside: on the Significance of the Trips Festival

“If I were to tell you that an event of major significance in the history of religion is going to take place in this City of Saint Francis this weekend, you would say, ‘You stayed out of work too long.’ … Read more

The 1960s Revisited: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

The 1960s Revisited: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

The 1960s Revisited kicks off on the exact 50th anniversary of one of the most celebrated events of the 1960s counterculture: The Trips Festival. Considered a watershed event in the history of San Francisco’s underground arts scene, the launch … Read more

Exhibition Opening: Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-71

Join the California Historical Society, Anna Halprin, the Graham Foundation, and others in celebrating the West Coast premiere of Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971. This free opening reception is part of Third Thursdays in … Read more

On this day in 1966 Ken Kesey in Union Square promoting the Trips Festival

Ken Kesey and others pulled up to Union Square to promote the Trips Festival – organized by Kesey, Stewart Brand, Roman Sender and Bill Graham at the Longshoreman’s Hall between January 21-23 1966. KRON-TV was on hand to document the … Read more

Dancing on the Beach

Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966 – 1971

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San Francisco, California – Thursday, January 21, 2016 – The California Historical Society opens The 1960s Revisited: A 50th Anniversary Celebration with the San Francisco premiere of its new exhibition, Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966–1971Read more

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