A Conference to Remember
As our Iconic Houses Conference opened at the Getty Center on February 17, there was some exceptionally good news. The Sheats-Goldstein Residence, known to a huge public thanks to its starring role in the cult movie The Big Lebowski, and the scene of our conference closing cocktail party, was donated by its owner, the inimitable James Goldstein, to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to let the museum organize limited tours and events while he is living in the house.
‘It was an incredibly rich week in so many ways – wonderful people, places and ideas – and such a privilege to have the opportunity of visiting so many private homes.’
Fiona Fisher – Dorich House

Conference Videos Now Online
Our conference lectures are now online - a new resource for Iconic Houses fans. Our video footage is packed full of ideas, information, inspiration and entertainment – including a playful presentation from our ‘museum anarchists’ Frank Vagnone and Deb Ryan, featuring some fun footage courtesy of Jacques Tati, to name just one example. So check out our videos to see what you missed, or to refresh your memory of this unique event. 
‘It was a fantastic conference. In fact, I think it is the best conference I’ve ever attended and you are to be congratulated. I’ve expressed this view to other attendees who were equally enthusiastic.’
Jeffrey Herr – Hollyhock House

Welcome Darwin D. Martin House!
Frank Lloyd Wright designed a unique residential complex for wealthy Buffalo businessman Darwin D. Martin and his family. Completed in 1905, the Darwin D. Martin House is considered one of Wright’s finest architectural achievements from his Prairie House period. As a complement to the historic structures, a visitor center, designed by Toshiko Mori (2009), integrates a ‘garden pavilion’ into the interwoven relationship of buildings and landscape created by Wright.
‘You definitely got everyone's attention here in Los Angeles! Harry Gesner was a real discovery for many people, and with the timing of the LA Times article it almost seemed to some as if you were the one who brokered the deal between LACMA and Goldstein.’
Ted Bosley Jr – The Gamble House

Iconic Houses Member Survey Coming Up
We are always trying to improve the Iconic Houses Network and increase its value for you. Therefore, we need your input! Soon, a survey will be send out to all our member houses. It is important that every member participates in this survey, so the outcome will properly reflect the sector of 20th century house museums as it is today. For that reason we already inform you that we came up with a little reward for each answered survey. Your information will help us to the next level! To be continued… 
‘The presenters, representing an array of expertise, were universally well versed, well organized, talked concisely and to the point….The size of the conference was also just right - small enough so that you saw new acquaintances repeatedly, but large enough so that others were untapped.’
Fred Noyes – Noyes House

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