Tour of Palisades Hidden Gem: Historic Villa Aurora
December 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Join PPDC and invite your like-minded friends — members and non-members, all are welcome — to a docent-led tour of Villa Aurora, right here in Pacific Palisades at 520 Paseo Miramar. We’ll meet at 2:30 PM Thursday, December 7, 2023 for a tour that starts at 3 PM. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to both PPDC and Villa Aurora.
Villa Aurora is an artists’ residency and a venue for international cultural encounters in the former home of German-Jewish exiles Leon and Marta Feuchtwanger. As an interdisciplinary residence, Villa Aurora carries the memories of the artists and intellectuals who found refuge in California during the Nazi era, and who at the time had significant influence on cultural life on the West Coast. Every year, Villa Aurora and the Thomas Mann House award up to twelve fellowships to artists, composers, authors, and filmmakers. Villa Aurora celebrates the contribution of German and European artists and intellectuals of the 1930s and 1940s and offers a variety of arts and cultural programs.