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Ganna Walska: Enemy of the Average

March 1, 2014 - May 17, 2014

mgw-chicago34-pearlsLotusland proudly presents “Enemy of the Average”, a multi-media installation showcasing Madame Walska’s unique persona and the results of her indefatigable drive and tenacious nature. This extraordinary exhibition opens Saturday, March 1. Archival photographs, film footage, recordings and personal belongings will be on display in the Lotusland Pavilion gallery, providing an opportunity to learn more about the accomplishments of this remarkable diva who has captivated the world.

In her autobiography, “Always Room at the Top,” Madame Ganna Walska proclaims herself to be an “enemy of the average.” To celebrate her formidable (and often eccentric) energy, Lotusland has created an homage of music, photography, couture, memorabilia and never before made public collections from her personal life. Ganna Walska continually pushed herself beyond contemporary limits, never willing to accept the status quo.

Sponsored By:

Hania Puacz Tallmadge

Chaucer’s Bookstore, Jane Gail Copelan, Hotel Cheval, Rich and Luci Janssen, and Anitra Sheen

Additional support from: Laura and Mark Bacon, Bill Dewey, Kathy Hulick, Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Samy’s Camera, Kay Spilker/LACAMA, Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree, and Anonymous

Member: $0.00
Non-Member: $45.00
Children Ages 3-18: $20.00

Reservation Information:
Reservations are required – call 805-969-9990.  The “Enemy of the Average” exhibition is part of the regular Lotusland docent led tours at 10 AM and 1:30 AM, Wednesday through Saturday through May 17, 2014. As always, Lotusland Members visit for free with a reservation.


March 1, 2014
May 17, 2014
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